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Department of Physics Colloquia - Spring 2016

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 11

Department of Physics, North Carolina State University
Single-molecule Visualization and Dynamics of Protein-DNA Complexes
Host: John Blondin

Wednesday, January 13

Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University
Emergent Physics of Intracellular Soft Matter
Host: Celeste Sagui

Wednesday, January 20

Center for the Physics of Living Cells, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physics of Biomimetic DNA Channels and Fundamental Driving Forces of Epigenetics Revealed by Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Host: Celeste Sagui

Monday, January 25

MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
Ultracold Quantum Matter of Strongly Dipolar Molecules
Host: John Thomas

Wednesday, January 27

Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Effects of Molecular Environment on the Photophysics of Fluorophores in Biomimetic Light Harvesters and in Organic Light-emitting Diodes
Host: Harald Ade

Monday, February 1

Department of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy; California Institute of Technology
Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials
Host: Harald Ade

Wednesday, February 3

Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego
Emergent Collective Chemotaxis without Single-cell Gradient Sensing
Host: Celeste Sagui

Monday, February 8

MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
Exploring Coherent Interaction of Light with Matter for Applications in Quantum Communication and Sensing
Host: John Thomas

Wednesday, February 10

Center for Excitonics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solid-state organic/nanocrystal films for infrared↔visible photon conversion via excitonics
Host: Harald Ade

Monday, February 15

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University
What can we learn from quantum 3-body systems of ultracold atoms? – Simplicity to Complexity
Host: John Thomas

Wednesday, February 17

Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
New Routes for Organic Spintronics
Host: Harald Ade

Monday, February 22

Biology and Soft Matter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Modeling Molecular Mechanisms of Missense Mutations Causing Mental Retardation Disorders and Rescuing the Effects by Small Molecules Binding
Host: Celeste Sagui

Wednesday, February 24

Department of Physics, Columbia University
Quantum Fireworks with Simple Molecules Reveal Ultracold Chemistry
Host: John Thomas

Monday, March 14

Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, University of Texas
Early Galactic Nucleosynthesis of Iron-Group Elements: New Spectroscopic Constraints
Host: Carla Frohlich

Monday, March 21

Department of Physics, Nanjing University
Rational Design the Mechanical Properties of Protein Materials
Host: Hong Wang

Monday, March 28

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gravitational Wave Detection with Advanced LIGO
Host: Carla Frohlich

Monday, April 4

Steve Heald, Spectroscopy Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory
Applications of XAFS to Thin Films and Interfaces
Host: Michael Paesler

Monday, April 11

Berkeley Lab
Life Beyond Diffraction: Probing and Controlling Local Environments and Material Properties with Nano-light
Host: Shaung Fang Lim

Monday, April 18

Celebrating the Achievements by Physics Undergraduates

Wednesday, April 20

Monday, April 25

Department of Physics, University of California - Berkeley
Here be Dragons: Mysteries of the Neutrino
Host: Carla Frohlich