Physics Seminars

2014 Seminars

Friday, December 5, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Prof Zosia Krusberg (Vassar College)

Title: Cosmology and dark matter

 

Friday, November 7, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Professor Daryl Haggard (Amherst College)
Title:  Intensive X-ray and Radio Monitoring of the Sgr A*/G2 Interaction

 

Friday, October 17, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Speaker: Professor M P Silverman, Trinity College
Title:  A Warning from the Weather Under Ground:  Solar Energy Diffusion and Urban Heat Stress

 

Friday, September 26, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Speaker: Nick Cowan (Amherst College)

TITLE: Planetary Science from the Top-Down: the Exoplanet Opportunity

 

Friday, April 4, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Speaker: Joe Altepeter

TITLE: A Tale of TwoQubits

 

Friday, March 7, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Professor Greg Voth, (Wesleyan University)

TITLE: Measuing the alignment of particles by turbulence using stereoscopic imaging of 3D printed particles

 

Friday, February 7, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Professor Elliott Horch, (Southern Connecticut State University)

TITLE: Exploring the Binary Star-Exoplanet Connection with High-Resolution Imaging at the WIYN and Gemini North Telescopes

 

2013 Seminars

Friday, November 01, 2013 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Professor Phillip Gould (University of Connecticut-Storrs) 

TITLE: Binding Ultra-cold Atoms into Molecules with Laser Light

 

Friday, October 04, 2013, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Dr. Helen Caines (Yale University)

TITLE: The Little Big Bang at the LHC

 

Friday, September 20 2013, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Dr. Rober Gendler

TOPIC: Astrophotography

TITLE: "The Best of all Worlds: Creating Unique Astronomical Images from Professional and Amateur Data Sources: (with emphasis on the Hubble Legacy Archive)

 

Friday, February 22 2013, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.

Nader Engheta
TITLE: Of Light, Electrons, and Metamaterials

 

Friday, February 15 2013, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Benjamin McMorran
TITLE: Experiments with Free Electron Orbital States

 

2012 Seminars

Friday, 7 December 2012, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Douglas Goodman
TITLE: Ultracold ion-neutral hybrid traps

Friday, 9 November 2012, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Dan McKinsey
TITLE: "Searching for dark matter particles with liquid xenon, a mile underground in a Black Hills gold mine"

Friday, 19 October 2012, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Gerald Dunne
TITLE: Vacuum pair production: Probing the quantum vacuum with really big lasers

Friday, 5 October 2012, McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
David Cox
TITLE: Neutron Stars:  A Review and Proposal


27 April - Nanotechnology: from Nanoparticle Synthesis to Fundamental Friction Studies

Speaker: Professor Todd Schwendemann , Southern Connecticut State University

30 March  - Jarvis Professor of Physics Inaugural Lecture

 
A Series of Fortunate Events: Serendipitous Encounters with  the Laws of Physics

Speaker: Professor Mark P. Silverman, Trinity College 

2 March - James McDonald

Physics of Color Perception

 10 February - Peter Olson

Probing the Geodynamo using Laboratory and Numerical Experiments

 The following seminars have been presented over the past several years.

2011

18 November - Matthew Enjalran


 4 November  - Charles Bailyn
 
 

30 September - Tsampikos Kottos

 Non-Hermitian Optics.

22 April   - Thomas Olsen

15 April -  Tamara Machac
 Remote Sensing in Climate Studies Using Satellite Imagery
 
1 April -  Ron Mallett

 

2010

 


2009

18 September - Stefanie Brachfeld             

Understanding Mars Magnetic Anomalies Using Experimental Petrology and Rock Magnetism                                             

20 November - Luca Turin

Is smell a quantum phenomenon?

27 March - Gary Felder

The Very Early Universe

3 April - Mark Silverman

Is “THE FORCE” with Us?


2008

12 September - Renuka Rajapakse

Light-Matter Interactions and Quantum Computing

1 February - James McDonald

How does the sun shine?

19 October -  Janine Shertzer

Atomic diffraction

3 February -  Larry Gould

Albert Einstein - Myth and Magic 

17 February - Brad Moser

The Exploding Diatomic Molecule

21 April - Alexei Smirnov

The magnetic field of the Early Earth


2005

9 September - Scott Calvin

How Small is Small

30 September - Christoph Geiss

How to Make Mountains

4 November - Mark Silverman

The Climes, Are They A-Changin'?

18 November - Kyungseon Joo

Do we Know Protons Well?

4 March - Laurie Morgus

Excited Electronic States of NaK

11 March - Windell Oskay

The Mercury-ion Optical Clock



2004

17 September - Robert Hilborn

No Noise is Bad Noise

3 December - Eric Myers

Searching for Ripples in Spacetime