Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule

Colloquia are presented at 4:10 pm on Thursdays
in 1415 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg.

Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm in 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg.



January 15

Maura McLaughlin

West Virginia University

A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory

Hendrik Schatz

January 22

Mauricio Terrones

Penn State

Two-Dimensional Materials: From Doped Grapphene to Ws2 Monolayers Van Der Waals Solids and More

Ty DeYoung

January 29

André de Gouvêa


The Brave nu World

Ty DeYoung

February 05

Karl van Bibber


A Microwave Cavity Search for Dark Matter Axions

Michael Thoennessen

February 12

Falk Herwig

University of Victoria Canada

Revealing the Rise of the Elements in the Early Universe with an Integrated Computatinal Mult-Physics Approach

Hendrik Schatz

February 19

Paul McEuen


Nanotube Guitars and Graphene Machines: Pushing the Boundaries with Carbon Nanomaterials

John McGuire & Norman Birge

February 26

Phillipp Heck

Chicago Field Museum

Presolar Stardust-The Oldest Solid Samples Available for Laboratory Study

Schatz w/Geology

March 05

Jaideep Taggart Singh

MSU Physics & Astronomy and NSCL

Searching for Lung Disease and The Origin of Matter Using Magnetized Noble Gases

Ty DeYoung

March 12

** MSU Spring Break: No Colloquium **

Monday, 3/9-Friday, 3/13

March 19

Joe Carlson


Correlated Pairs and Neutrino Scattering from Nuclei

Kendall Mahn

March 26

Jack Dongarra


Architecture-Aware Algorithms and Software for Peta and Exascale Computing

Witold Nazarewicz

April 02

Xijie Wang

Stanford/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

MeV Ultrafast Electron Scattering: Catching Electron and Phonon in Action

Chong-Yu Ruan and Jie Wei FRIB

April 09

Michel Devoret


Superconducting Quantum Circuits

Norman Birge

April 16

Sami Mitra


PRL Today

David Tomanek

April 23

Nergis Mavalvala

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Quantum Opportunities in Gravitational Wave Detectors

Vladimir Zelevinsky

April 30

Christopher Fuchs

University of Massachusetts Boston

Quantum Theory from Quantum Information?  (What would Feynman say?)

Jim Linneman

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