Physics Colloquium

2013-2014 Colloquium Schedule


Spring 2014
Jan. 29, 2014Kelly Miller, Applied Physics, Harvard University
Physics Education Research and Practice; From Lecture Demonstrations to the Flipped Classroom
Feb. 10, 2014Dr. Brian Collins, Functional Polymers Group, MS & E Division, NIST
Novel Resonant X-Ray Experiments Revealing How Nano-to-Mesoscale Structure Governs Optoelectronic Processes in Organic Devices
Feb. 12, 2014Dr. Lyubov Titova, Ultrafast Nanotools Lab, Department of Physics, University of Alberta
Probing Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Nanomaterials with Broadband THz Pulses
Feb. 26, 2014Dr. Benjamin Hunt, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering New Electronic States in Graphene Heterostructures: Massive Dirac Fermions, Hofstadters's Butterfly and the Quantum Spin Hall Effect
Feb. 28, 2014Dr. Mengkun Liu, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego
Exploring the Fundamental Time and Length Scales of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials
Mar. 14, 2014Dr. LiDong Pan, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Terahertz Study of Composite Spin Excitations in a Quantum Spin Ice
Mar. 26, 2014Owen Myers, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program, University of Vermont
TBA
Apr. 9, 2014Dr. Timonthy Dolch, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University
TBA
Apr. 16, 2014Professor Nancy Sandler, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Ohio University
TBA
Apr. 23, 2014Dr. Ryan S. Lynch, Department of Physics, McGill University
TBA
Fall 2013
Oct. 1, 2013Naveen Rawat, Materials Science Program, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Thesis proposal - Exchange Mechanisms in Long Range Ordered Magnetic Organic Semiconductors
Oct. 9, 2013
James H. Dickerson, II, Assistant Director, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Nanoscience's Role in Addressing Our World's Energy Challenges
Oct. 16, 2013Professor Junru Wu, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Versatile Applications of Acoustic Technology
Oct. 23, 2013Professor Roger Melko, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
The Information Age in Simulations of Condensed Matter
Oct. 30, 2013Professor Sarah Demers, Department of Physics, Yale University
Discovering the Higgs at CERN's Large Hadron Collider
Nov. 13, 2013Professor John Eric Goff, Chair, Department of Physics, Lynchburg College
Predicting the Tour de France and Soccer-Ball Aerodynamics
Spring 2013
Jan. 30, 2013Professor Joanna Rankin, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Synchronous X-ray and Radio Mode Changing in Pulsar B0943+10: Evidence for a Rapid Global Transformation of the Magnetosphere
Feb. 5, 2013

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
FULL PROFESSOR LECTURE SERIES 2012 - 2013
Professor Randall Headrick, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
From Snowflakes to Semiconductors
(Please note this special event is on a Tuesday.)

Feb. 19, 2013Lisa Carpenter, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Thesis Proposal:  Canned or Live? Investigating the Effectiveness of Taped Demonstrations
Feb. 20, 2013Professor Ben Luce, Department of Natural Sciences, Lyndon State College
A Quantitative Look at Prospects for Renewable Energy Generation in the Northeast
Feb. 27, 2013Professor David Hilton, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Coherent Control in High Mobility Two-Dimensional Electron Systems
Mar. 27, 2013
Florin Dacian Lung, Ph.D., Physics Education Research Program, Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University
Sociocultural Factors Impacting Student Interest in Pursuing Careers in Physical Sciences and Engineering
Apr. 10, 2013Professor Jonathan Bird, Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo
An On-Demand, Solid-State, Source of Quantum States
Apr. 11, 2013Douglas Gobeille, Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of South Florida
Tales from the Classroom:  Learning to Love Science
Apr. 17, 2013Professor Eugene Mishchenko, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
Many-Body Effects in the Quasiparticle and Collective Properties of Graphene
Apr. 19, 2013Ishviene Cour, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program, University of Vermont
Molecular Alignment and Stress in Organic Thin Films
Apr. 24, 2013Professor Allan MacDonald, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin
Topological States in Graphene-Based Two-Dimensional Electron Systems
Apr. 25, 2013Adam Doherty, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Honors Thesis Presentation: Quantum Sticking of Cold Atomic Hydrogen to Graphene
May 1, 2013Professor Miles Blencowe, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College
How the Big Bang Prevents You From Being In Two Places At Once
Fall 2012

Aug. 10, 2012REU Program on Complex Materials, Summer 2012 - Presentations
Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Aug. 23, 2012Zhenwen Pan, Department of Physics, Materials Science Program, University of Vermont
Defense Notice:  Exciton States Symmetries and Magnetic Exchange in Crystalline Organic Thin Films
Sep. 19, 2012Professor Valeri Kotov, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
Graphene:  The Thinnest Material in Nature
Sep. 26, 2012Open Forum on Careers in Physics - Hosted by Professor Madalina Furis, Department of Physics, University of Vermont
 Oct. 03, 2012Paul Demorest, Ph.D.,  National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Detecting Gravitational Waves with Millisecond Pulsars
Oct. 24, 2012Andreea Dohatcu, Ph.D., Diagnostic Medical Physicist, Radiation Safety Office, University of Pittsburgh
Evaluation of Flow with Dynamic X-Ray Imaging for Aneurysms
Oct. 31, 2012Professor Ariel Edery, Department of Physics, Bishop's University
Black Hole Thermodynamics During the Collapse of Charged Matter
Nov. 14, 2012 Professor Guillaume Gervais, Department of Physics, McGill University
Quantum Matter "On-AChip"!
Nov. 28, 2012 Professor Adrian Feiguin, Department of Physics, Northeastern University
Breaking an Electron:   Spin Incoherent Behavior in Strongly Correlated Low Dimensional Systems