Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Fall 2019

Note: All colloquia will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Rm. 119 Nicholson, unless otherwise indicated.

 Date Title of Talk  Speaker  Speaker's Institution Host
Sept. 5 Ion Accelerator-based research using the Louisiana Accelerator Center: a fantastic physics-based instrument Harry Whitlow University of Louisiana at Lafayette Scott Marley
Sept. 12 Probing interfaces in quantum materials where every atom counts Mohammad Saghayezhian LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Ward Plummer
Sept. 19 Using Nonsignaling Nonlocal Resources for Quantum Random Number Generation and Assessing Multi-Party Quantum Nonlocality Peter Bierhorst University of New Orleans Omar Magaña-Loaiza
Sept. 26 Improving beta-decay studies for fundamental science and applications Nick Scielzo Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scott Marley

Oct. 3 The "Standard" Model of Cosmology ... and Open Questions  Bharat Ratra Kansas State University

Gabriela Gonzalez

Jorge Pullin

Oct. 10 A matter of perspective: Exoplanet discoveries, studies and compilations Angelle Tanner Mississippi State University Department of Physics Tabetha Boyajian
Oct. 17 LSU Fall Break      
Oct. 24 Back to the Moon and on to Mars: Research Challenges in America’s space program Serena Auñón-Chancellor, M.D. NASA Wayne Newhauser
Oct. 31 Opportunities created by Spin-Orbit Interactions Gang Cao University of Colorado Boulder Ward Plummer
Nov. 7 The Highest Energy Phenomena on the Sun James Ryan University of New Hampshire Greg Guzik
Nov. 14 The Neutron Lifetime Fred Wietfeldt Tulane University Jeff Blackmon
Nov. 21   Martin Mourigal Georgia Tech Weiwei Xie
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Holiday      
Dec. 5       Michael Cherry