Colloquia 2016-2017


Colloquia for the current academic calendar can be found here. Upcoming colloquia are listed in the left sidebar of this page. The Fall 2016  and Spring 2017 schedule are listed below.

Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m in 227 Gallalee Hall, with refreshments, including tea, coffee, and cookies, served at 3:30 p.m., in 227 Gallalee Hall.

Fall 2016

Date Title/Abstract Speaker
8/24 Review of Timeline and Requirements for Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Students
Conor Henderson
Graduate Chair
University of Alabama
8/31 Faculty Research Interests Mini-Colloquia:

A Model For Clumpy Self-Enrichment in Globular Star Clusters

Jeremy Bailin

Igor Ostrovskiy
University of Alabama

9/7 Faculty Research Interests Mini-Colloquia:

Transport in quantum many-body system

Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Large  Hadron Collider

Georg Schwiete

Conor Henderson
University of Alabama

9/14 Faculty Research Interests Mini-Colloquia:

Future Prospects of New Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Nobu Okada
University of Alabama
9/21 3 Minute Thesis Presentations Physics & Astro graduate students
University of Alabama
9/28 Atomic Clocks & Precision Timing: Applications and Opportunities  Andrew Lemmon
University of Alabama
10/4 Public Talk: Spacetime Ripples and Rips: Our Amazing Universe Deirdre Shoemaker
Georgia Tech
10/5 Numerical Relativity and the first Detection of Gravitational Waves Deirdre Shoemaker
Georgia Tech
10/12 Faculty Research Interests Mini-Colloquia:

The Origin of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays


Peter L. Biermann
(Max-Planck-Institute für Radioastronomie & UA)

10/19 Neutrino portal to new physics  Bhupal Dev
Washington University at St. Louis

Towards precision measurements of neutrino oscillations

Philip Rodrigues
University of Mississippi
11/2  Galaxy Mergers on FIRE: Mapping Star Formation  Jorge Moreno
Cal Poly Pomona
11/9 Angular momentum transport in Spintronics  Shufeng Zhang
University of Arizona
11/16 Signatures of AGN feedback Dominika Wylezalek
Johns Hopkins University
11/30 Terahertz Spectroscopy of Two-dimensional Materials at High magnetic field  David Hilton
UA Birmingham

Spring 2017

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in GL 227.
Refreshments in GL 223 from 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Date Title/Abstract Speaker
1/11 POSTPONED (due to bad weather and flight delays).
Colloquium rescheduled for March 8th:
How were the most ancient objects in the universe formed?
Kelsey Johnson
University of Virginia
1/18 Exciton Condensates are Super! Allan H. MacDonald
University of Texas, Austin
1/25 Multi-TeV Astrophysics with HAWC John Pretz
Penn State
2/1 UA Physics & Astronomy Postdoc Mini Colloquia

Of Taus and Staus: Non-Standard Event Signatures in IceCube

Experimental studies on dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay

Sandro Kopper

Arun Kumar Soma

2/8 The Era of High Energy Neutrino Astronomy with IceCube John Felde
University of Maryland
2/15 The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy Marcos Santander
Columbia University
2/22 No Colloquium No Colloquium
3/1 Ultrahigh Energy Neutrinos: Cosmic Ghosts and How to Bust Them Carl Pfendner
Ohio State University
3/8 How were the most ancient objects in the universe formed? Kelsey Johnson
University of Virginia
3/22 The Changing Landscape of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors Ken Shen
UC Berkeley
3/29 Dating major events in the solar system using geochemical & chronological studies of meteorites. Julia Cartwright
University of Alabama
4/5 POSTPONED (due to bad weather) Jinwu Ye
Mississippi State
4/12 Quantum magnetisms in disordered or spin-orbit coupled systems Jinwu Ye
Mississippi State
4/19 A holographic view of quark-gluon plasma Wilke van der Schee
4/26 Beyond Von Neumann: How the end of Moore’s Law is changing computer hardware. Brian D. Hoskins

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