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Department of Physics Colloquia - Spring 2015

Unless noted otherwise, Physics Colloquia are held at 4:00 pm in the Sayers Auditorium (301 Riddick).
Refreshments are served from 3:30 to 4:00 in the Riddick Hearth.
To arrange a meeting with a colloquium speaker during their visit, please contact the corresponding host.


Monday, January 12

California Institute of Technology
Turbulent Frontiers in Massive Stellar Death
Host: Jim Kneller

Wednesday, January 14

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Non-equilibrium Physics of Quantum Materials
Host: Lubos Mitas

Wednesday, January 21

Ohio State University
Atomic Legos: Building next-generation electronics in the 2D limit
Host: Harald Ade

Monday, January 26

Australian National University
The Late Evolutionary Stages of Interacting Stars: From Supernova Progenitors to Gravitational Waves
Host: Jim Kneller

Wednesday, January 28

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thermodynamic Characterization of Transport Cycle in Membrane Transporters Using Enhanced Sampling Techniques
Host: Lubos Mitas

Monday, February 2

University of Texas at Austin
A Magnetic Majorana Fermion Factory
Host: Lubos Mitas

Wednesday,February 4

Australian National University
Modelling thermonuclear supernovae from different progenitor systems -- explosion simulations, nucleosynthesis, observables
Host: Jim Kneller

Monday, February 9

Department of Physics, University of California San Diego
Organic Thin Film Devices: Fabrication and Electrical Properties
Host: Harald Ade

Wednesday, February 11

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Towards Predictive Core-Collapse Supernova Simulations
Host: Jim Kneller

Monday, February 16

Johannes Kepler University
Thin-film organic and hybrid optoelectronics
Host: Harald Ade

Wednesday, February 18

Harvard University
Eruptions, disruptions and (repeated) explosions: massive stars at the end of their life
Host:Jim Kneller

Monday, March 2

Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, NC State University
Time Travel, Taxes, and Physics
Host: Steve Reynolds

Monday, March 23

Department of Physics, Indiana University Bloomington
High-Frequency Searches for Exotic Sub-Millimeter Range Forces
Host: Albert Young

Monday, March 30

Georgia Institute of Technology
Nanotechnology Meets Biology in the Cancer Cell: Applications in Medicine, Drug Delivery and Determining Drug Efficacy
Host: Shuang Fang Lim

Monday, April 6

University of Notre Dame
Perspectives on X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy:The Contributions of Dale Sayers and the Status of the Field
Host: Michael Paesler

Monday, April 13

University of Michigan
From Nanostructure to High Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaics
Host: Harald Ade

Monday, April 20