Colloquia and Events

During the academic year, the Department hosts a weekly colloquium series which features speakers from both academia and industry.  This semester (Spring 2020) the colloquia take place on Thursdays from 3:05-4:20 pm in BIOS 335.  Refreshments are served at 3:05 pm and talks begin at 3:20 pm.

This week's colloquium

"Some Stories about Discoveries in Physics:
How they actually came about and the people who discovered them"

Prof. Martin Epstein, Cal State LA
Thursday, February 27, 3:05 pm in BIOS 335


Upcoming colloquia

Mar. 5: No colloquium (APS March Meeting)

Mar. 12: Prof. Laura Sales, UC Riverside

Mar. 19: Prof. Shan-Wen Tsai, UC Riverside 

Mar. 26: Dr. Mahmoud Hammouri, Cal State LA

Apr. 2: No colloquium (Spring Break)

Apr. 9: TBA

Apr. 16: Sarah Blunt, Caltech

Apr. 23: Prof. Michael Peterson, Cal State Long Beach


Previous colloquia (2019-20)

Feb. 20: Prof. Konrad Aniol, Cal State LA, "When Three's a Crowd"

Feb. 13: Prof. Jose Rodriguez, Cal State LA, "Prediction of Structure and Properties of Crystals"

Feb. 6: Prof. Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, Cal State LA, "Does Quantum Mechanics tell us that there is a Multiverse?"

Nov. 21: Dr. Yung-Chen Lin, Infineon Technologies, "Power MOSFET Technology Transferring and its Reliability"

Nov. 14: Prof. Marina Mondin, Cal State LA, "Problems Connected with Femto-scatterers in Dielectric Coating Mirrors for Gravitational Wave Detectors"

Oct. 31: Prof. Silvia Heubach, Cal State LA, "Logarithms – Trick or Treat?!"

Oct. 24: Prof. Alex Small, Cal Poly Pomona, "Theory and Modeling in Superresolution Fluorescence Microscopy"

Oct. 17: Dr. John (Jeb) Bailey, UC Santa Barbara, "Instrumenting Astronomy:  Messy, Multi-Disciplinary, and Fun"

Oct. 10: Prof. Eric Hudson, UCLA, "Can we stop the quantum apocalypse?"

Oct. 3: Dr. Gustavo Joaquin Turiaci, UC Santa Barbara, "Gravity, chaos, and low dimensional examples"

Sept. 26: Prof. Jing Xia, UC Irvine, "Studying 2D magnetism and superconductivity with a Sagnac MOKE microscope"

Sept. 19: Kaeli Flaczinski, SpaceX, "Becoming a Rocket Scientist"

Sept. 12: Prof. Yongtao Cui, UC Riverside, "Imaging Topological States in Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials"

Sept. 5: Dr. Raul Herrera, UC San Diego, "Iterative Methods in Nuclear Structure Symmetry and the Weak Nuclear Force"

Aug. 29: Prof. Elizabeth Read, UC Irvine, "Noisy Dynamics in the Epigenome: Insights from Mathematical Modeling and Statistical Inference"