Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Past Colloquia                                         Spring 2018                           Upcoming: Fall 2018

NOTE: All colloquia will be held on THURSDAY at 3:30 PM in Rm. 119 Nicholson, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
Jan. 25 R-Process Nucleosynthesis and Short-Lived Radioactivities in the Early Solar System Bradley Meyer  Clemson University  Jeff Blackmon 
Feb. 1 Good timing: Exploiting Entanglement for Secure Clock Synchronization Antia Lamas-Linares

University of Texas at Austin

Jonathan Dowling
Feb. 8 Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering (CEvNS): Doing Big Physics with Small Neutrino Detectors  Diane Markoff North Carolina Central University Jeff Blackmon 
Feb. 15 Nuclear Astrophysics in the New Era of Multi-messenger Astronomy  Jorge Piekarewicz Florida State University  Jeff Blackmon

Feb. 20

(Special colloquium, Tuesday)

Multiphoton Quantum Interference: Pushing the Limits of Quantum Photonic Technologies Omar Magaña-Loaiza

National Institute Standards and Technology

 Mark Wilde
Feb. 22 Multi-messenger signals from merging neutron stars Stephan Rosswog Stockholm University  Peter Diener 

March 1

Understanding Massive Stellar Death: Predictive Simulation of Core-collapse Supernovae  Sean Couch Michigan State University  Manos Chatzopoulos
March 8 Deriving loop quantum cosmology from diffeomorphism invariance Jonathan Engle Florida Atlantic University  Ivan Agullo

March 13

(Special colloquium, Tuesday)

On Superposition, Interference and Feynman Paths Urbasi Sinha Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, India Ravi Rau

March 16

(Hearne Eminent Lecture, Friday 
at Union Ballroom)
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? about Quantum Mechanics Carlton M. Caves

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy University of New Mexico

Director of UNM's Center for Quantum Information and Control

Mark Wilde

March 20

(Special colloquium, Tuesday)

Light for Quantum communication: Narrowband, entangled photon pairs Gurpreet Kaur Gulati NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mark Wilde

March 22

Helical molecules in flatland: chiral recognition, spin-filtering and molecular machines Karl-Heinz Ernst  University of Zurich Jiandi Zhang

March 27

(Special colloquium, Tuesday)

Quantum Technology Race Takafumi Ono University of Bristol, UK Mark Wilde

March 29

Spring Break
April 5 An Uncooperative Universe: Large Scale Anomalies in the CMB Glenn Starkman Case Western University  Ivan Agullo
April 12 Theory and Simulation of Turbulence via Computer W. David Arnett University of Arizona  Manos Chatzopoulos
April 19 Black Holes in Globular Clusters  Thomas Maccarone Texas Tech University  Rob Hynes
April 26 The Microphysics of the GW170817 Kilonova Rebecca Surman University of Notre Dame  Scott Marley

 

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