The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a colloquium every Wednesday afternoon in 227 Gallalee Hall during the fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays and exam week). Speakers include UA faculty and graduate students as well as researchers from other universities, research institutes, and government agencies. The subject matter ranges from information about the University and department to topics of recent interest in physics and astronomy. Talks are typically 45–50 minutes in length followed by ~10 minutes of questions.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Physics and astronomy graduate students are required to attend colloquia regularly, as determined by their advisors; more information about this requirement may be found in the department’s Graduate Handbook.
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This semester’s colloquia are listed below. Upcoming colloquia are listed in the left sidebar of this page and under the colloquium category in the department events calendar.
Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held 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 223 Gallalee Hall
[NOTE: All colloquia will be on Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year].
All talks can be viewed on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/uaphay
|08/25||Graduate Student Information||Graduate Director|
|09/01||Science with XRISM: Resolving the Nature of the Energetic Cosmos||Koji Mukai (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland)|
|10/06||Michela Negro (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / UMBC)|
|10/13||In Search of Elusive AGNs in Low Mass Galaxies and Mergers||Shobita Satyapal (George Mason University)|
|10/20||Neutrinos: a Bridge Among the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers||Arindam Das (Hokkaido University)|
|10/27||Swipe Right for Mathematics: An Overview of Research in the UA Math Department||David Cruz-Uribe (University of Alabama, Department of Mathematics)|
|11/03||Probing the dark side of the Universe with gravitational waves||Yanou Cui (UC, Riverside)|
|11/10||Enhanced Emission from the Bright Exciton and Locating the Dark Exciton in Asymmetrically Strained CdSe/CdxZn1–xSe Quantum Dots||Igor Fedin (University of Alabama, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)|
|12/08||No colloquium.||Finals week.|
Previous Years’ Colloquia
- 2020-2021: schedule
- 2019-2020: schedule
- 2018-2019: schedule
- 2017-2018: schedule
- 2016-2017: schedule
- 2015-2016: schedule, abstracts
- 2014-2015: schedule, abstracts
- 2013-2014: schedule, abstracts
- 2012-2013: schedule, abstracts