Spring 2015 Colloquia

Wednesdays @ 4:00 p.m.


Coffee and cookies @ 3:30 p.m.

Our department colloquium is a forum for invited scientists to present modern research in a fashion accessible to those with a background in physics, but who are not experts in the field. Talks are aimed at the graduate level.

If you have questions about colloquium, please contact Dr. Michael Kesden.

Date/Host Speaker/Institution Title/Abstract
January 21
Host: Bob Glosser
Dr. Julia Chan
UT Dallas
Adventures in Crystal Growth: Targeted Rare Earth Intermetallics with Synergistic Magnetic and Electrical Properties
January 28
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Hugh Churchill
Atomically Thin Semiconductors: New Devices and New Physics
February 4
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Joe Izen
UT Dallas
ATLAS and the Large Hadron Collider: what they look like, how they work, and what was done during the long 2013-2015 shutdown
February 11
Host: Bob Glosser
Dr. Michael Zhang
UT Dallas
On the Journey of Deciphering the Secret Code of Life
February 18
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Jairo Velasco
UC Berkeley
Strongly Interacting Electrons and Novel Electronics in Graphene-Based Transistors
February 25
Host: Jason Slinker
Dr. David Dunlap
New Mexico
The Classical Mechanics of Non-adiabatic Quantum Transport
March 11
Host: Lloyd Lumata
Dr. Matthew Merritt
UT Southwestern
Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 and Magnetic Resonance Enables Real Time Estimates of Metabolic Flux
March 13
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Bing Lv
University of Houston
From Superconductors to Super-thermal-conductors: Three Examples
March 18 No colloquium – Spring Break  
March 25
Host: Michael Kesden
Dr. Steve Sekula
To See Beyond the Higgs: Searches for Additional Higgs Bosons with the ATLAS Experiment
April 1
Host: Mustapha Ishak
Dr. Michael Kesden
UT Dallas
Effective Potentials and Morphological Transitions for Binary Black-Hole Spin Precession
April 8
Host: Mustapha Ishak
Dr. Salman Habib
Argonne National Lab
Computing the Universe
April 15
Host: Xingang Chen
Dr. Sonia Paban
UT Austin
Initial Conditions for Inflation
April 22
Host: Anton Malko
Dr. Evgeny Danilov
North Carolina State University
Metal-organic Photochemical Sensitizers: Insight from Ultrafast Spectroscopy
April 24
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Xiaoyan Shi
Sandia National Laboratories
Hybridizing Superconductors and Topological Matter
April 27
Host: Anvar Zakhidov
Dr. Ilya Sochnikov
Scanning SQUID Microscopy of Emergent Phenomena
April 29
Host: Fan Zhang
Dr. Lincoln Carr
Colorado School of Mines
Ultracold Molecules in Crystals of Light: A Highly Tunable System for Exploring Novel Materials, Quantum Dynamics, and Quantum Complexity

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