Colloquium: Jorge Rocca

December 2, 2019

“Relativistic nanophotonics: creating extreme plasma conditions and fields with ultrafast lasers” Jorge Rocca Colorado State University Monday December 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Efficient heating of dense matter to extreme temperatures and pressures could create solid density environments in which heavy atoms such as gold are stripped of most of their [Read More...]



Colloquium: Jim Sites

November 18, 2019

“High-Efficiency Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cells” Dr. Jim Sites Colorado State University Monday April 22nd, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Following an introduction summarizing the recent growth and favorable econom-ics of photovoltaic-generated electricity, the talk will describe the evolving struc-ture of thin-film solar cells based on CdTe and its alloys. The primary focus [Read More...]



Colloquium: Wolfgang Bangerth

November 11, 2019

“Complex simulations: From numerical mathematics via software to applications” Wolfgang Bangerth Colorado State University Monday November 11th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Simulating complex phenomena in nature and engineering requires the integration of mathematical approaches, algorithms, subject knowledge, and the creation of software. In this talk, I will outline some of my [Read More...]



Colloquium: Taritree Wongjirad

November 4, 2019

“FROM PIXELS TO NEUTRINOS” TARITREE WONGJIRAD TUFTS UNIVERSITY Monday November 4th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) The MicroBooNE experiment consists of liquid argon time projection hamber(LArTPC) situated in the path of the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at Fermilab. The goals of the experiment are to (1) investigate the observation of an excess [Read More...]



Colloquium: Chris Chiaverina

October 28, 2019

“PHYSICS FOR THE MANY” CHRIS CHIAVERINA NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL/THE PHYSICS TEACHER (AAPT) Monday October 28th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) I think that most individuals involved with doing and teaching physics would agree the world is a much more interesting place and that their lives are richer because of their awareness [Read More...]



Colloquium: Daniel Snowden-Ifft

October 14, 2019

“Beam-Dump Dark Matter Search Utilizing a Low-Threshold, Directional Dark Mat-ter Detector (BDX-DRIFT) at Jefferson Lab ” Daniel Snowden-Ifft Occidental College Monday October 14th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Light dark matter (LDM) in the context of dark sector theories is an attractive candidate to make up the bulk of the mass of [Read More...]



Colloquium: Jennifer L. Hoffman

October 7, 2019

“Metamorphosis: New views of supernovae and progenitors” Jennifer L. Hoffman University of Denver Monday October 7th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) The stellar explosions known as supernovae are not simply brilliant signposts marking the transition from one stage of the stellar life cycle to the next. They hold clues to the very [Read More...]



Colloquium: Lincoln D. Carr

September 30, 2019

“How the Quantum Craze is Changing the World: From the Hilarious Feynman to 300+ Seriously Powerful Quantum Computers” Lincoln D. Carr Colorado School of Mines Monday September 30th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) In 1981 Richard Feynman suggested that we could recreate quantum reality by creating a copy of it in a [Read More...]



Colloquium: Evdokiya (Eva) Kostadinova

September 23, 2019

“Alice In-Between Worlds: The Wonderland of Dusty Plasma” Evdokiya (Eva) Kostadinova Baylor University Monday September 23rd, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Order and stability in the giant world of stars and galaxies is dominated by the force of gravity. In contrast, the tiny world of atomic and subatomic particles is held together [Read More...]



Colloquium: Dylan Yost

September 16, 2019

“Precision Spectroscopy of Simple Atoms” Dylan Yost  Colorado State University Monday September 16th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and the most important element for the development of modern physics – an attribute that can be traced back to its simplicity as an effective [Read More...]



Colloquium: Mingzhong Wu

September 9, 2019

“Topological Insulator/Magnetic Insulator Heterostructures” Mingzhong Wu  Colorado State University Monday September 9th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Recent years have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in topological insulators, not only because of rich intriguing physics in such materials, but also due to their promising potential in quantum computing and spintronics applications. This [Read More...]



Colloquium: Gary Feldman

April 30, 2019

“Neutrino Oscillations” Gary Feldman Harvard University Monday May 6th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Of the fundamental particles of nature, neutrinos are the least understood.  Much, but not all, of what we want to learn about them can be obtained from the study of their peculiar habit of morphing from one species to [Read More...]



Colloquium: Kate Scholberg

April 23, 2019

“Detecting the Tiny Thump of the Neutrino” Kate Scholberg Duke University Monday April 29th, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Neutrinos interact only rarely with matter. Coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) was first predicted in 1974; it’s a process in which a neutrino scatters off an entire nucleus. By neutrino standards, CEvNS occurs [Read More...]



Colloquium: Dr. Yayoi Takamura

April 22, 2019

“Engineering Spin Textures in Nanostructured Complex Oxides” Dr. Yayoi Takamura  University of California, Davis Monday April 22nd, 2019 at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium) Due to the strong interaction between the charge, spin, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom, complex oxides possess a wide range of technologically relevant properties such as ferromag-netism, ferroelectricity, and [Read More...]
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