2019 Colloquia

  • Evolution in space
    Prof. Daniel Weissman, Emory University
    December 3, 2019
  • Exploring soft low-dimensional structures in the cell: Fluctuations, mechanics, and geometry
    Prof. Alex Levine, University of California, Los Angeles
    November 19, 2019
  • Viewing Earth’s surface as a soft matter landscape
    Prof. Douglas J. Jerolmack, University of Pennsylvania
    November 12, 2019
  • Probing the Most Extreme Cosmic Explosions
    Prof. Alexander J. van der Horst, The George Washington University
    November 5, 2019
  • Energy-efficient neuromorphic computing with magnetic tunnel junctions
    Dr. Mark Stiles, NIST
    October 29, 2019
  • Searching for TeV Scale Physics in Precision Electroweak Measurements
    Prof. Wouter Deconinck, University Manitoba
    October 22, 2019
  • Imaging Deeper and Faster: Watching the Brain in Action with Ultrafast Lasers
    Prof. Chris Xu, Cornell University
    October 15, 2019
  • The Story of Cobalt
    Dr. David Keavney, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
    October 8, 2019
  • 2D Magnets, Heterostructures, and Spintronic Devices
    Prof. Cheng Gong, University of Maryland, College Park
    October 1, 2019
  • Structured Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Photonic Media
    Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University
    September 24, 2019
  • Quantum-driven classical optimization
    Prof. Helmut Katzgraber, Texas A and M / Microsoft
    September 17, 2019
  • Operator Mechanics: A new form of quantum mechanics without waves or matrices
    Prof. Jim Freericks, Georgetown University
    September 10, 2019
  • Fundamental Experimental Investigations on the Oxidation of Monolayer WS2 and Alkali Earth Intercalated Graphene on Silicon Carbide
    Jimmy C. Kotsakidis, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    August 6, 2019
  • Ratchet Effect Induced by Frustrated Spin Ice Nanomagnet
    J. L. Vicent, Universidad Complutense
    May 29, 2019
  • Mining the Sky: Discovering the Unexpected
    Prof Tony Tyson, UC Davis
    April 30, 2019
  • Mechanical phase transitions and elastic anomalies in biopolymer gels
    Prof. Fred MacKintosh, Rice University
    April 23, 2019
  • The rich non-linear world of spin currents – from novel magnetic solitons to neuromorphic computing.
    Prof. Johan Akerman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    April 9, 2019
  • Hybrid Forecasting of Complex Systems: Combining Machine Learning with Knowledge-based Models
    Prof. Michelle Girvan, University of Maryland
    April 2, 2019
  • From Stern-Gerlach experiment to pure spin current, the unending saga of spin
    Prof. Chia-Ling Chien, Johns Hopkins University
    March 26, 2019
  • 10 Hard Puzzles of the Soft Airway Surface Layer
    Prof. Michael Rubinstein, Ph.D., Duke University and Marsico Lung Institute, University Of North Carolina
    March 12 ,2019
  • Controlling liquid phase separation with elastic stress?
    Dr. Eric R. Dufresne, ETH Zurich, Department of Materials
    February 26, 2020
  • Synthesis Physics Problem Solving
    Bashirah Ibrahim, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University
    February 21, 2019
  • PRL at 60: Your have your physics results, now what?
    Dr. Sami Mitra, American Physics Society (APS)
    February 19, 2019
  • What is Energy?: Blending Scientific Disciplines and Blending Metaphors
    Benjamin Dreyfus, George Mason University
    February 14, 2019
  • Assessing Teaching and Learning in Undergraduate Physics Courses
    Leanne Doughty, University of Colorado Denver
    February 7, 2019
  • What we learned about the interior of the Moon, Mercury and Mars from recent (and ongoing) NASA missions
    Dr. Sander Goossens, UMBC/NASA GSFC
    February 5, 2019
  • Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions
    Prof. Victorino Franco, University of Seville, Spain
    January 22, 2019