Spring 2020 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

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

LSU Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Archives

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
Jan. 16 Understanding how the brightest objects in the Universe shine Ioannis Liodakis Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), Stanford University Michael Cherry
Jan. 21 What is beyond the “visible” galaxy? Jiang-Tao Li University of Michigan Astronomy Michael Cherry
Jan. 23 Astrophysics from the Maw of The Monster Peter Maksym Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Michael Cherry
Jan. 30 Understanding Cosmic Explosions with Sight and Sound Eric Burns NASA Goddard Michael Cherry
Feb. 6

LSU Quantum Lecture

Attosecond Probing of Atomic and Solid-State Dynamics

Steve Leone University of California at Berkley Rongying Jin /
Ward Plummer
Feb. 13  TBA Kip Thorne Caltech Jorge Pullin
Feb. 20        
Feb. 27 Lessons from physics education research: From the introductory classroom to reforming inter-disciplinary research Cyrill Slezak Utah Valley University Juana Moreno
March 5 TBA Pierre Sokolsky The University of Utah James Matthews
March 11 Hearne Eminent Lecture Scott Aaronson The University of Texas at Austin Jonathan Dowling
March 19  TBA David Nataf Johns Hopkins 

Matthew Penny

March 26 Spring Break      
April 2 Searching for Evidence of Life Beyond the Solar System with Extremely Large Telescopes Andrew Szentgyogyi Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Jim Matthews
April 9 TBA Cristian Batista The University of at Knoxville Ward Plummer
April 16 TBA Orsola de Marco Macquarie University Geoff Clayton
April 23        
April 30  TBA Brian Maple University of California, San Diego Ward Plummer