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Department of Physics

Physics Colloquium 2015-2016

Physics Colloquium

2015-2016 Schedule

Spring 2016
Jan
20
Professor Ryan Hickox, Department of Physics  & Astronomy, Dartmouth College
Uncovering the Black Hole - Galaxy Connection
Jan
27
Dr. Jean-Yves Delannoy, Director of the Joint Unit, CNRS/Solvay/UPenn UMI 3254 - COMPASS
Characterization of Amorphous Silica - A Numerical Approach
Feb
3
Dr. Dapeng Bi, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University
Jamming and Glassy Behavior in Dense Biological Tissues
Feb
8
Dr. Nicholas Harmon, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa
Explorations and Applications of Spin Coherence at Room Temperature
Feb
10
Dr. Carl Modes, Laboratory of Mathematical Physics, The Rockefeller University
Extracting Hidden Hierarchies in Complex Spatial Networks
Feb
17
Dr. D. Zeb Rocklin, Department of Physics, University of Michigan
Programming Mechanical Metamaterials: Topological States of Matter as a Design Principle
Feb
24
Dr. Daniel Sussman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
The Geometry and Topology of Granular Matter
Mar
2
Dr. Juan Vanegas, Nanobiology Department, Center for Biological and Materials Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories
Computational Microscopy: Probing Sub-Cellular Function with Molecular Modeling
Apr
20
Professor Dong Lai, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University
Extreme Physics and Astrophysics of Neutrons Stars
Apr
27
Professor Chandralekha Singh, Director of dB-SERC, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Improving Student Understanding of Physics Through Research
Fall 2015
Aug 25 Naveen Rawat, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program
Exchange Mechanisms in Macroscopically Ordered Organic Magnetic Semiconductors
Sep 2 Dr. Joel Weisberg, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College
What's Time to an Alien?
Sep 16 Professor Matthew White, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Perovskite Solar Cells: Is there a PV Revolution in Progress?
Sep 23 Professor Vanessa Sih, Department of Physics, University of Michigan
Ultrafast Optical Measurements of Spin Polarization in Semiconductors
Sep 30 Dr. Dipanjan.Mitra@uvm.edu, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Physics around Pulsars: A Fast Spinning, Highly-Magnetized Conducting Sphere
Oct 14 Professor Bernd Rosenow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leipzig University
Exotic Particles in Two Dimensions: Interferometry with Anyons
Oct 21 Professor Johannes Hachmann, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo
Rational Materials Design via Machine Learning
Oct 28 Professor John Thompson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Maine
Physics Education Research and Its Role in Instructional Reform
Nov 11 CAS - "What Did They Do That Was So Great?" Adrian Del Maestro, Department of Physics; Bill Gibson, Department of Economics; Chris Huston, Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases; Susan Wallace, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont
Nov 12 Dr. Joyce Palmer Fortune, Department of Physics, Smith College
Re-activating the Intro Physics Classrooms at Smith (or "Physics at Smith is 2-Cool")
Nov 17Sanghita Sengupta, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program, University of Vermont
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal  -  Diagrammatic Approach to Quantum Sticking
Nov 18 Professor Lori Goldner, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Single-Molecule-Sensitive Fluorescence Measurement of RNA in Attoliter Droplets
Nov 20Benjamin Himberg, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
M.S. Thesis Proposal - Analysis of the Calogero-Sutherland Model on Graphics Processing Units  
Dec 9 Professor Cheng Chin, Department of Physics, The University of Chicago
Domain Dynamics and Roton Excitations in Ultracold Bose Gases

2014-2015 Schedule

Spring 2015
Jan 15 Dr. Matthew S. White, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University
Thin-Film Organic and Hybrid Optoelectronics
Jan 21 Dr. Peng Wei, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quasiparticle Properties in Tailored Heterostructures
Jan 29 Dr. Seohyoung Chang, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
In Situ X-Ray Studies of Functional Oxides for Energy Systems
Feb 4 Dr. Divine Kumah, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University
Atomic-Scale Engineering of the Electronic and Orbital Properties of Complex Oxides
Feb 10 Physics Colloquium
Feb 18 Dr. Johannes Pollanen, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology
Engineering Quantum Matter: From Superfluids to Low-Dimensional Electrons
Mar 26 Daniel Burrill, Materials Science Program, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Density Functional Theory Study of CuPc Chains Diluted with H2PC
Mar 27 Owen Myers, Materials Science Program, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Long-Range Interacting Particles in a Spatiotemporally Periodic Potential
Apr 8 Professor John O'Meara, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Saint Michael's College
The Ultimate Space Opera: The First Quarter Century of the Hubble Space Telescope
Apr 29 Joshuah T. Heath, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Pressure-Energy Relation in Canonical 2D Dipolar Bosons: A Path Integral Monte Carlo Study
May 1 Kyle W. Robertson, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Path Integral Monte Carlo Absorption Studies of Superfluid Helium-4 Mesoporous Silicates
Fall 2014
Aug 27 Peter Harnish, Materials Science Program, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Electron Correlation Effects in Strained Dual-Layer Graphene System
Aug 29 Max Graves, Materials Science Program, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Path Integral Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Coupling and Proximity Effects in Superfluid Helium-4
Sept 24 Professor Maxim Olshanni (Olchanyi), University of Massachusetts, Boston
Traces of Integrability in Relaxation of One-Dimensional Two-Mass Mixtures
Oct 8 Dr. Philipp Strack, Harvard University/University of Cologne
Interacting and Emergent Photons In Quantum Optics and Condensed Matter
Oct 15 Dr. Giti Khodaparast, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech
Coherent and Ultrafast Optical Phenomena in Condensed Matter
Oct 22 Professor Massimo Boninsegni, University of Alberta
Enhanced Superfluid Response of Parahydrogen in Nanoscale Confinement
Oct 29 Professor Richard Watts, Department of Radiology, University of Vermont
Where's the Physics in Medicine?
Nov 12 Professor Dennis Clougherty, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Quantum of Surprise
Nov 17 Lane Manning, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program, University of Vermont
Thesis Proposal: Exploration of Excitonic States in Mixed Organic and Organo-Metallic Semiconducting Thin Films
Dec 10 Dr. Keola Wierschem, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
Numerical Studies of Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnetism
Summer 2014
Jul 31 REU 2014 Summer Program on Complex Materials
Agenda TBA

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