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Colloquia and Seminars

Colloquia are normally scheduled for Thursdays at 4:00 pm.  All colloquia will be available virtually until further notice.  

Any questions or suggestions may be directed to the Colloquia Committee Chair, Dr. Feng Ding (

Fall 2021 Events:

08/26 Colloquium: Dr. Cheng-Chien Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham Thermoelectric and Topological Properties of Lanthanum Monopnictides under Pressure - View Recording

09/09 Colloquium: Dr. Laura Grego, Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists The Growing Danger of Nuclear Weapons (and how physicists can help reduce it) - View Recording

09/30 Colloquium: Dr. Natarajan Kannan, University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics Functional classification of proteins using deep learning models and phylogenetic approaches View Recording

10/14 Colloquium: Dr. Richard Haight, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - Femtosecond Photoelectron and Photovoltage Spectroscopy: Electronic Structure of Technologically Important Interfaces and HeterostructuresView Recording

10/21 Colloquium: Dr. Christopher Walker, University of ArizonaTeraHertz Astronomy  - View Recording

11/04 Colloquium: Dr. Laurence Connor, Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA’s Sea Ice and Polar Dynamics Science Team: An overview and a look to the future View Slides

11/05 Colloquium: Dr. Adrian E. Feiguin, Northeastern University - A time-dependent numerical approach to inelastic scattering spectroscopies in and away from equilibrium: beyond perturbation theory - View Recording


Spring 2021 Events:

01/21 Colloquium:  Dr. Chris Lintott, University of Oxford -The Crowd and the Cosmos: Citizen Science in the age of big data

02/11 Colloquium: Dr. Fabian Grusdt, LMU Munich- Revealing the emergent constituents of strongly correlated fermions

02/18 Colloquium: Dr. Krzysztof Wohlfeld, University of Warsaw-Interplay of electron's spin and charge degree of freedom in the correlated quantum matter

02/25 Colloquium: Dr. Murray Daw- Collapse of the Collapse: Physicists Return to Reality

03/04 Colloquium: Dr. Anna Panchenko-Diving into chromatin in time and space

03/25 Colloquium: Dr. Richard Collins-Lidar Spectroscopy from the Edge of Space

04/08 Colloquium: Dr. Jianwei Miao-Exploring the 3D Nano and Atomic World: Coherent Diffractive Imaging and Atomic Electron Tomography

04/15 Colloquium: Dr. Dong Lin-Diffuse electron precipitation in magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere coupling

04/22 Colloquium: Dr. Cesar A. Ramirez-Sarmiento-Characterization of novel enzymes from bacterial genomes and metagenomes that break down PET at moderate temperatures