Past Colloquia and Events

Previous colloquia (2018-19)

May 2: Dr. Renyu Hu, JPL, "Characterizing habitable environments in the Solar System and beyond"

Apr. 25: Dr. Harry Themann, Cal State LA, "Observation of Electron Antineutrino Disappearance at Daya Bay"

Apr. 18: Dr. Seyda Ipek, UC Irvine, "Why Are We Here?  Matter–Antimatter Asymmetry of the Universe"

Apr. 11: Prof. Pete Kekenes-Huskey, Univ. of Kentucky, "Molecular simulations of diffusion in nanoporous media"

Mar. 21: Prof. Andreas Bill, CSU Long Beach, "Quantum States of Superconducting-Magnetic Proximity Systems and Josephson Junctions"

Mar. 14: Prof. Nick Graham, USC, "Systems biology approaches to decode cellular behaviors"

Feb. 28: Prof. Roya Zandi, UC Riverside, "Principles for designing protein nanocages"

Feb. 21: Dr. Davide Gerosa, Caltech, "Understanding the birth and growth of binary black holes using gravitational waves"

Feb. 14: Prof. Hai-Bo Yu, UC Riverside, "Hunting for Dark Matter"

Feb. 7: Dr. Daniel Silevtich, Caltech, "Taming Disorder: Statics and Dynamics in a Realization of the Random Field Ising Model"

Jan. 31: Dr. Simon Birrer, UCLA, "Probing Dark Matter with Gravitational Lensing"

Nov. 29: Prof. Marco Bernardi, Caltech, "Advances in Computing Charge Carrier Dynamics in Materials from First Principles"

Nov. 15: Prof. Olaseni Sode, Cal State LA, "Exploring the electronic and vibrational structure of carbon dioxide"

Nov. 8: Prof. Zhongbo Kang, UCLA, "Quantum tomography of a proton"

Nov. 1: Prof. Ximin He, UCLA, "Bioinspired Dynamic Material Systems based on Smart Hydrogels: Sensing, Sorting, and Harvesting"

Oct. 25: Dr. Coral Wheeler, Caltech, "Be it therefore resolved: simulating dwarf galaxies at the high resolution limit"

Oct. 18: Prof. Breanna Binder, Cal Poly Pomona, "SN2010da: From Supernova Impostor to Ultraluminous X-ray Source"

Oct. 11: Prof. Anna Bezryadina, CSU Northridge, "Optical trapping and manipulation of bacteria"

Oct. 4: Prof. Wylie Ahmed, CSU Fullerton, "Active mechanics and forces that keep our cells alive" 

Sept. 27: Prof. Eli Levenson-Falk, USC, "Fleas on Schrödinger's Cat: Decoherence in Superconducting Quantum Circuits"

Sept. 20: Arabi Seshappan, Cal State LA, "CeBOx (B=La, Mn, Co, Fe) as potential catalysts for thermochemical water splitting reactions"

Sept. 13: Marc Ong, Cal State LA, "Applications of machine learning in physics and chemistry"

Sept. 6: Prof. Peter Zhao, Cal State LA, "Polaronic high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates, bismuthates, and pnictides"


Previous colloquia (2017-18)

May 3: Prof. Christoph Haselwandter, USC, "Collective phenomena in cell membranes"

April 26: Dr. Yuval Baum, Caltech, "Current at a distance and resonant transparency in Weyl semimetals"

April 19: Prof. Jayakanth Ravichandran, USC, "Shining Light on Perovskite Chalcogenides: Semiconductors for Visible to Infrared Optoelectronics"

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