Unless otherwise noted, 2013-2014 Colloquium is held Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Gallalee Hall 227. Coffee and cookies are available starting at 3:30.

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Fall 2013

Date Title/Abstract Speaker
8/28 The discovery of a Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider Albert de Roeck, CERN and UC-Davis
9/4 No colloquium
9/11 Faculty Interests Mini-Colloquia:
How Globular Clusters Acquire Their Heavy Elements
Explosive Thermonuclear Runaways in Helium Layers on White Dwarf Stars
Klingons and hobbits and stars – oh, my! Science outreach at DragonCon
Jeremy Bailin, Dean Townsley
& Bill Keel
9/18 Faculty Interests Mini-Colloquia:
Computational investigations of static and dynamic magnetization properties of spintronic materials
Understanding nano-magnets: quantum relativistic interactions and effects
Electrical transport characterization at UA
Claudia Mewes, Oleg Myrasov, & Patrick LeClair
9/25 Growing a physics program at Arkansas: Increasing student success Gay Stewart, University of Arkansas
10/2 No colloquium
10/9 Adventures in commercializing research Patrick LeClair & Brandt Hendricks, UA
10/16 On the trail of the elements: Astrobiology from a stellar perspective Patrick Young, Arizona State University
10/23 What low surface brightness galaxies tell us about dark matter Rachel Kuzio de Naray, Georgia State
10/30 No colloquium
11/6 Atmospheric Circulation Models of Hot Jupiters: Exploring Exotic Regimes and Predicting Observable Properties Emily Rauscher, Princeton
11/13 Current-driven transfer of spin momentum between magnets: its genesis and prospects John Slonczewski, IBM
11/20 Search for new Physics in the cosmic rays with AMS Paolo Zuccon, MIT
12/4 Neutrino physics with the SNO+ detector Freija Descamps, LBNL
12/11 X-ray Observations of Hot Gas in Galaxy Groups and Clusters with Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku Yuanyuan Su, University of California-Irvine

Spring 2014

Date Title/Abstract Speaker
2/5 Faculty Interests Mini-Colloquia:Classical and Sub-wavelength Spectroscopy in Carbon Nanotube Systems
The Luminosity-Size Relation for Galaxies
Paolo Araujo & Preethi Nair, University of Alabama
2/12 Understanding Interacting Many-Particle Systems: Accurate Theories for Liquids and Electronic Excitations in Solids Johannes Lischner, UC-Berkeley and LBNL
2/17 From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions Fan Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
2/19 Cancelled Sefaattin Tongay, UC-Berkeley
2/27 Shedding Light on Two-Dimensional Electrons in Graphene C.H. Lui, MIT
3/3 Cancelled Hayk Harutyunyan, Argonne National Laboratory
3/10 A Theory of Everything at Strong Coupling Matthias Kaminski, Washington
3/12 The Higgs Boson, Jets, and the Next Discovery Brock Tweedie, Pittsburgh
3/17 Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model: The Search for the Shadow World Andrey Katz, Harvard
3/19 Searching for Dark Matter, from Colliders to the Cosmos Sean Tulin, Michigan
3/31 Applications of the AdS/CFT Duality in Elementary Particle Physics Ingo Kirsch, DESY/Hamburg
4/9 Computational Nuclear Structure in the Eve of Exascale Witold Nazarewicz, Tennessee
4/16 Galaxy Evolution in Cluster Cores Louise Edwards, Yale