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Past Physics Colloquia

Physics & Astronomy Department

Past Colloquia Series

March 29th

The MicroBooNE liquid argon neutrino experiment.
Raquel Castilla Fernandez, Research Associate
Fermilab

April 5th

Women and Physics: the Best of Times, the Worst of times.
Laura McCullough, Professor
Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of Wisconsin Stout

April 12th

Robotic Exploration of rotationally driven mixing in large lakes.
Alexander Forrest, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

April 26th

Engineering a Contradiction, Developing Transparent Conductors.
Seth King, Associate Professor
Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

September 7th

Studying gender in physics education research: Beyond the binary.
Jennifer Blue, Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Miami University

October 10th

Discovering a ‘Great Freshwater Lake’ on Mars with Curiosity.
Roger Wiens, PhD
Space Remote Sensing Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of New Mexico

November 16th

Clues and Cues from QCD: Protons, Quarks, and All That.
John Hiller, Professor
Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Minnesota Duluth

November 30th

Successes and Perspectives of Deep Learning Applications to Neutrino Physics
Fernanda Psihas, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas at Austin

March 16th

Wolfgang Pauli's Attraction to Carl Jung's Psychology.
Dr. John Gustafson, Instructor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Duluth

April 13th

Experimental observations on sand and snow dynamics.
Michele Guala, Associate Professor
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Dep. Civil, Environmental and Geo Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

April 20th

Even Longer-Baseline Neutrino Experiments
Alec Habig, Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Duluth

April 27th

Microtubule Mechanics
Taviare Hawkins, Associate Professor
Physics Department, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

September 22nd

The Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab
Tammy Walton, Research Associate
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

October 13th

A Brief History and Overview of Reactor Neutrino Physics
Christopher White, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physics
Illinois Institute of Technology

October 20th

Studying the nanoscopic spatial organization of cellular signaling molecules with quantitative super-resolution microscopy
Elias Puchner, Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

December 1st

Coastally generated near-inertial waves
Samuel Kelly, Assistant Professor
Physics & Astronomy Department and Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth

Friday, February 3

"Did the Universe Have a Beginning?"
Audrey Mithani, Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Minnesota Duluth

Friday, February 24

"Black Holes, Holography and Quantum Information"
Daniel Harlow, Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, Harvard University

Friday, March 3

"Demystifying Neutrinos with the NovA Experiment"
Matthew Strait, Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Friday, March 31

"Discovery of an Extremely Rare Galaxy"
Mutlu-Pakdil, Ph.D. Candidate
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Friday, April 14

"Searches for Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background with Advanced LIGO"
Andrew Matas, Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Friday, April 21

"3D Imaging of the Nucleon"
Matthias Burkardt, Distinguished Achievement Professor
Department of Physics, New Mexico State University