Colloquia are normally held on Fridays from 4:10 - 5 PM in Barnard Hall/EPS 103. A Reception for the Speaker with refreshments served begins at 3:45pm in the Barnard second floor atrium. All Departments and off-campus guests are welcome to attend. Come and join us for coffee or tea and cookies and interesting speakers!

For further information contact the MSU Physics Department at 994-3614

Fall Semester 2018
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
August 31 Physics Undergraduate Student Welcome Barbeque

In front of Barnard Hall (EPS) at

4:10 PM in place of Colloquium

Hannah Gilroy

September 7

Nick Borys

MSU

http://www.njborys.us

Nano-optical Imaging and Spectroscopy for Quantum Materials and Technologies

 

David Nidever
September 14

Dana Longcope

MSU

http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu

Parker Solar Probe: A Mission to a touch star – 

and A Rocket science tour de force

David Nidever
September 21

 Julie Commerford

Assistant Professor

Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences

University of Colorado, Boulder

http://casa.colorado.edu/~juco5173/

 Supermassive Black Hole Fueling and Feedback in Galaxies Amy Reines
September 28   Jocelyn Bell-Burnell What is this pulsing thing? A graduate student's story. Nico Yunes
October 5

Professor David Weitz

Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics

Harvard University

https://www.physics.harvard.edu/people/facpages/weitz

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/directory/weitz

Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group

https://weitzlab.seas.harvard.edu/

Dripping Jetting Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics Connie Chang, James Wilking
October 12 

 Javier Garcia

Caltech

Simulation of black hole x-ray radiation  Anne Lohfink
October 19

 Dr. Sten Hasselquist

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Utah

APOGEE Chemical Abundances of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy  David Nidever
October 26

 Dominique Zosso

Department of Mathematics

MSU

 "From sparsity in images and data to efficient solvers for PDE" David Nidever
November 2

Cole Miller

UMD

https://www.astro.umd.edu/~miller/

 LISA in the extreme Nico Yunes
November 9

 Jim Gates

Brown

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_James_Gates 

Why Tetrahedral Topology May Anchor Physical Reality.

Nico Yunes
November 16

 Christoph Kastl

Lawrence Berkley Lab

   David Nidever
November 23 OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
November 30

 Anja Kunze

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

MSU

   
December 7

 Laura Blecha

 

Modeling the gravitational wave and electomagnetic signatures

 

Amy Reines
December 14 FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM

 

Spring Semester 2019
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
January 11      
January 18

Andy Geraci

Northwestern

   
January 25      
February 1
Angel Fernandez-Bravo
 
Lawrence Berkley Lab
   
February 8

Brian D'Urso

MSU

  Amy Reines\David Nidever
February 15

Gordon Brittan

MSU

 Reality, Truth, and Objectivity: Reflections on Steven Weinberg’s “Against Philosophy”  
February 22

Kevin Hammonds

MSU

  Nick Borys
March 1

Ryan Hickox

Darthmouth

  Amy Reines
March 8

Erik Grumstrup

MSU

 Excited State Dynamics in Nanoscale Material Systems Nick Borys
March 15

Suzanne Brahmia

University of Washington

   
March 22 SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK STUDENT HOLIDAY
March 29

Bruno Schuler

Lawrence Berkeley Lab

 STM of Defects, Charge Density Waves of 2D Materials Nick Borys
April 5 Christine M. Hrenya    
April 12

Vivian Ferry

University of MN

 Nanophotonic Science and Engineering Nick Borys
April 19 UNIVERSITY DAY STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
April 26

 

Rich Plotkin

Relativistic Jets from Weakly Accreting Black Holes

Amy Reines
May 3 FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM