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Physics Seminars

2015 Seminars

Friday, October 9th, 2015 - McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Professor Candice M. Etson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics (Wesleyan University)
Title: (TBA)

Friday, February 13th, 2015 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Professor Jeffrey Guastov (Tufts University)

Friday, March 27th, 2015 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Professor, Drew Hyatt (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Friday, April 10th, 2015 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Andreas Mann, Ph.D. EPFL, Switzerland


2014 Seminars

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

Professor Zosia Krusberg (Vassar College)

Title: Illuminating dark matter: cosmology and particle physics


Friday, November 7, 2014 McCook Auditorium 3 P.M.
Professor Daryl Haggard (Amherst College)
Title: The Milky Way's Black Hole Laboratory


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.


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





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?


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


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


17 September - Robert Hilborn

No Noise is Bad Noise

3 December - Eric Myers

Searching for Ripples in Spacetime 



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