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Department Colloquia and Seminars

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University typically presents several seminars each semester. Colloquia are typically scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursdays.

All seminars are in 114 Kinard, unless otherwise noted. 

Past seminars are displayed for reference. Any questions or suggestions may be directed to the Colloquia Committee chair, Feng Ding.

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Colloquia Schedule

Fall 2022 Seminars

Oct. 12, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: Tidal Advection of Mesospheric Water Vapor” — Koushik Neelakantan, Ph.D. Also available via Zoom:, meeting ID 811. 

Oct. 13, 2021, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Interactive Learning: The Benefits of REUs” — Danielle Latham.

Summer 2022 Seminar Series

Summer Seminar Series on Gas Dynamics and Gravity, organized by Jonathan Zrake and the Computational Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Group.

Virtual seminar series held at 2 p.m. Fridays via Zoom.

Zoom link:

Aug. 5, 2022:Light Curves From Disks Around Kicked BH Merger Remnants,” Luke Krauth, Columbia University.

July 29, 2022:Accretion Onto Eccentric Binaries,” Magdalena Siwek, CFA.

July 22, 2022:Title TBD,” Jordy Davelaar, Columbia University/Flatiron Institute.

July 15, 2022:Close Binary Stars — Evidence for Circumbinary Disk Accretion and Migration,” Max Moe, University of Arizona.

July 8, 2022:The Path to Coalescence of Massive Black Hole Binaries in Gas-Rich Environments,” Elisa Bortolas, University of Milan-Bicocca.

July 1, 2022:Disc Eccentricity Driving Type I and Type II Outbursts In Be/X-Ray Binaries,” Alessia Franchini, University Of Milan-Bicocca. View recording.

June 24, 2022:A Binary Talk About Binaries,” Geoff Ryan, Perimeter Institute. View recording.

June 17, 2022:Accretion Onto Massive Black Hole Binaries During Final Inspiral,” Mark Avara, IOA, Cambridge.

June 10, 2022:Faster Grain Growth in Protoplanetary Disks Enabled by MRI Turbulence,” Munan Gong, MPE. View recording.

June 3, 2022:Binary Disc Interaction Theory — Applications to Protoplanetary Systems and Compact Object Binaries,” Enrico Ragusa, ENS De Lyon.

May 27, 2022:Thickness-Driven Precession of Lopsided Disks, and its Consequences,” Ryan Westernacher-Schneider, Clemson University. View recording.

Spring 2022 Colloquia

April 28, 2022: “Colloquium — Abstract TBA,” Stefano Marchesi.

April 21, 2022: Toward Data- and Biophysics-Driven Protein Engineering for Developing Therapeutic Enzymes,” Sagar Khare, Rutgers University.

April 19, 2022: Imaging the Mechanics of DNA Mismatch Repair in Real-Time at Single Molecule Resolution,” Richard Fishel, The Ohio State University. View recording.

April 14, 2022: Visualization of Topological States of Matter Using Microwave Impedance Microscopy,” Monica Allen, UCSD. View recording.

March 31, 2022: “Colloquium,” Yunhui Peng, National Institute of Health.

March 24, 2022: “Colloquium,” Michelle Digman, UCI.

Feb. 24, 2022:Pathways to the Workforce,” Bethany Johns, APLU.

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