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Colloquium – Leandro e Silva – Co-formation of the Milky Way’s thin and thick discs

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Leandro Beraldo e Silva (University of Michigan) Title: Co-formation of the Milky Way's thin and thick discs Abstract: Thin disc stars are younger than thick disc stars on average, and some models predict the thin disc to start forming only after the thick disc has formed, around 10 Gyr ago. According to these

Colloquium – Enrico Rossi – Quantum Metric and Correlated States in Two-dimensional System

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Enrico Rossi (William and Mary) Title: Quantum Metric and Correlated States in Two-dimensional System Abstract: In the past two decades some of the most interesting developments in condensed matter physics have resulted from the careful treatment of the effects of the Berry curvature in many-body systems. Exemplary is the discovery of topological insulators.

Colloquium – Luca Grandi – Looking for Dark Matter Signatures

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Luca Grandi (University of Chicago) Title: Looking for Dark Matter Signatures in a 6-tonne Liquid Xenon Target: XENONnT Abstract: A large set of astronomical and astrophysical measurements point towards a Universe with way more matter than what we can account for by looking around us. This missing mass is referred to as Dark Matter

Colloquium – Seong-Gon Kim – Flat-surface-assisted and self-regulated oxidation resistance of Cu(111)

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Seong-Gon Kim (Mississippi State University) Title: Flat-surface-assisted and self-regulated oxidation resistance of Cu(111) Abstract: Oxidation can deteriorate the properties of copper that are critical for its use, particularly in the semiconductor industry and electro-optics applications. This has prompted numerous studies exploring copper oxidation and possible passivation strategies. In situ observations have, for example, shown

Special Colloquium – Hunter Waite – Exploration of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Hunter Waite Jr. (NASA, SwRI) Title: Jupiter and the Galilean Moons: The Ongoing NASA Juno Mission to Jupiter and Future Exploration of Europa by the NASA Clipper Mission Abstract: New results and future plans for planetary missions exploring the Jupiter system will be presented. Juno has been exploring the system for several years

Colloquium – Mariel Pettee – Machine Learning for High-Energy Particle Physics

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Dr. Mariel Pettee (LBNL) Title: Machine Learning for High-Energy Particle Physics Abstract: 10 years ago, in the summer of 2012, CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, marking the end of a half-century quest to complete the Standard Model. Later that year, a deep neural network called AlexNet outperformed other models by an

Colloquium – Thejesh Bandi – Atomic Clocks: the workhorses of precision timing

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Thejesh Bandi Title: Atomic Clocks: the workhorses of precision timing Abstract: Precision timing is ubiquitous in our everyday lives. For instance, the workings of telecommunication networks, power grid synchronization, navigation – GPS/GNSS, imaging of Blackholes etc all need precision timing in its background, without which it is impossible to operate these technologies. The precision

Colloquium – Azadeh Keivani – Horizontal Growth: Transitioning from Academia to Industry

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Azadeh Keivani (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Title: Horizontal Growth: Transitioning from Academia to Industry Abstract: Transitioning from academia to industry provides a great opportunity for a physicist to develop new skills while utilizing the previously acquired knowledge and skills. The industry can also hugely benefit from the unique perspective a physicist possesses. While

Colloquium – Sukanya Chakrabarti – Towards Precision Measurement of Dark Matter

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Sukanya Chakrabarti (University of Alabama, Huntsville) Title: Towards Precision Measurement of Dark Matter Abstract: For more than a century now, our inference of the mass distributions (including dark matter) in galaxies has been based on modeling the positions and velocities of stars, i.e., using kinematic analyses, which assume equilibrium. These kinematic estimates can be

Colloquium – Jason Terry – Analyzing Planet Forming Environments with Deep Learning

227 Gallalee Hall 514 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL

Speaker: Jason Terry (University of Georgia) Title: Analyzing Planet Forming Environments with Deep Learning Abstract: Protoplanetary discs - the birthplaces of planets - offer unique opportunities to advance our theories of planet formation. Observing these rich physical environments reveals mechanisms and conditions that lead to stellar systems, but the overall process is still poorly understood.