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Department Seminars and Colloquia

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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Seminar and Colloquia Schedule

Fall 2022 Seminars/Colloquia

Dec. 8, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Results by IceCube and the Brth of High-energy Neutrino Astronomy” — Ignacio Taboada, Ph.D. Virtual: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/95662171730?pwd=OWNWdG9ISXBDZVlzTUZzc0E4cEVxZz09, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Dec. 8, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Biophysical Characterization of Pathogenic Missense Mutation in ARID Domain of ARID1A ” — Rajen Goutam.

Dec. 7, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Rocketborne SDR Faraday Receiver - Instrumentation Development Report” — Lawrence Coleman. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Dec. 1, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “High Latitude Ionospheric Dynamics” — Meghan Burleigh. Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Dec. 1, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics Seminar: “Multiparameter time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy of G-protein coupled receptor dynamics and interactions in live cells” — Katherina Hemmen. Ph.D.

Dec. 1, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric Physics Seminar: “Physics-based modeling of the high latitude ionosphere” — Meghan Burleigh. Ph.D. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Nov. 30, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy Seminar: “Core-Gamma correlation in Fanaroff-Riley Galaxies” — Antonio Circiello.

Nov. 17, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Seeing” the Unseen: Building eXtended Reality and Situational Awareness Tools for Physics, Chemistry, Learning and Defense” — Kemper Talley, Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Nov. 17, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics Seminar: “Stressed Out Parasites in the Human Gut” — Lesly Temesvary, Ph.D.

Nov. 16, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy Seminar: “Gamma-Rays in the MeV Regime” — Samalka Anandagoda.

Nov. 16, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Analytical Ray Tracing Model in the Ionosphere” — Danielle Markowski. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Nov. 9, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis of the Ionosphere-thermosphere Conditions associated with Solar Wind” — Weijia Zhan, Ph.D. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, Meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Nov. 9, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Dissecting the AGN Torus with X-ray Observations of Obscured AGN” — Andrealuna Pizzetti.

Nov. 10, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Occurrence Statistics and Driving Mechanisms of Ionospheric Ultra-Low Frequency Waves and Their Space Weather Impact” — Xueling Shi, Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Nov. 10, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering in Diabetes” — Agneta Simionescu, Ph.D.

Nov. 3, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Development of a Non-disruptive Real-time Volumetric Oxygen Transfer Coefficient (kLa) Estimator for Escherichia coli Fermentations” — Sarah Harcum. Ph.D.

Nov. 3, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Understanding Dark Matter and Super-massive Black Hole Seeds in the Early Universe: Primordial Black Holes and New Missions” — Nico Cappelluti. Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Nov. 2, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “INCAA Vapor Tracer Analysis” — Andrew Pepper. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Nov. 2, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Radioactive Titanium in Supernova Remnants” — Tylor Hanover.

Oct. 27, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Star Formation and Gas Properties of Local Luminous and Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies” — Loreto Barcos Muñoz, Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Oct. 27, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Resolving Microbial Interactions Within the Gut Microbiome to Improve Host Health” — Anna Seekatz, Ph.D.

Oct. 26, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “TBA” — Isaiah Cox

Oct. 26, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Attention-based Convolutional LSTM Neural Network and Application to TEC Forecasting” — Srimayi Korrapati. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3s8yEuV, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Oct. 20, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance: Integrating Antigen Diagnostics, Viral Genome Sequencing and Immunity Assessment” — Congyue Peng, Ph.D.

Oct. 20, 2022: Colloquium: “Academia to Industry: A Road Less Traveled?” — Deepika Saini. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Oct. 19, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Prototyping a Galactic Chemical Evolution Code” — Benjamin Amend.

Oct. 19, 2022, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Thermospheric GW Variation in the Polar Region” — Komal Kumari. Ph.D.

Oct. 13, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Interactive Learning: The Benefits of REUs” —Danielle Latham.

Oct. 13, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “The Footprints of Earthquakes in the Upper Atmosphere” — Xing Meng, Ph.D. This will be held in Kinard G01, and also available via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3CkzrxC, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Oct. 12, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospherics physics seminar: “Tidal Advection of Mesospheric Water Vapor” — Koushik Neelakantan, Ph.D. Also available via Zoom: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811.

Oct. 12, 2022, 4 p.m.: “20-200MeV Catalog: Fermi-Lat's Second Low Energy Catalog” — Scott Joffre.

Oct. 6, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics Seminar: “Development of PLGA Nanoparticles for siRNA Delivery in cardiac cells” — Anay Fernanda.

Oct. 5, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy Seminar: “Long-Term Variability Study of 3FGL Blazars” — Sagar Adhikari.

Oct. 5, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Simulation of gravity waves generated by Tonga-Hunga volcano eruption using nested-grid TIEGCM” — Haonan Wu. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Sep. 29, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Scale-Bridging in Fluid Systems Through Multiscale Modeling and Machine Learning Approaches” — Zhen Li. Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, Meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Sept. 28, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Overview of PSU Astrostatistics Summer School” — Nikita Khativa.

Sept. 28, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “A ‘Better’ Empirical Conductance Relationship Using Incoherent Scatter Radar and Ground-Based Imagers” — Stephen Kaeppler, Ph.D. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Sept. 22, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Quantum Sensing” — Claire Marvinney, Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Sept. 22, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Precision Medicine in Alzheimer’s Disease: Incorporating Abundant Features” — Xinyi Li, Ph.D.

Sept. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Machine Learning the Nuclear Mass and Application to R-process” — Mengke Li.

Sept. 21, 2022, 1:30 –2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Short-term Variability of Ionosphere-Thermosphere System using GOLD and WACCM-X” — Ben Martinez. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Sept. 15, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Compound Atomic Systems for Quantum Simulation” — Krzysztof Jachymski, Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Sept. 15, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “IAPP-Aβ cross-seeding study” — Zhiyuan “Henry” Song.

Sept. 14, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Kilonova Detectability with Wide-Field Instruments” — Ben Amend.

Sept. 14, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Lidar-observed Kelvin Helmholtz Instability in the Mesosphere and its Formation Mechanism” — Jintai Li, Ph.D. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Sept. 8, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Adapting the Toolkit of Many-Body Theory to Realistic Materials Simulation” — Emanuel Gullm Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Sept. 8, 2022, 2 p.m.: Biophysics seminar: “Molecular Modeling, Simulation and DEGs Screening” — Shamrat Paul.

Sept. 7, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Atomic Databases for Astronomy and Astrophysics” — Yuri Ralcenko, Ph.D.

Sept. 7, 2022, 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Atmospheric physics seminar: “Day-to-day Variability of the Semidiurnal Tide in the F-region Ionosphere During the January 2021 SSW From COSMIC-2 and ICON” — Jens Oberheide, Ph.D. Zoom link: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/8111381902, meeting ID 811 1138 1902.

Sept. 1, 2022, 4 p.m.: Colloquium: “Superconducting Qubits: from Toy Models to Real Quantum Machines” — Pat Gumann. Ph.D. Virtual: https://bit.ly/3gaIvOi, meeting ID 956 6217 1730, passcode 461889.

Aug. 31, 2022, 4 p.m.: Astronomy seminar: “Obscuration Variability in Nearby Active Galactic Nuclei” — N. Torres-Alba, Ph.D.

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: https://clemson.zoom.us/j/97639454109

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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