Colloquia are normally held on Fridays from 4:10 - 5 PM in Barnard Hall 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, listen to our interesting speakers!

For further information contact the MSU Physics Department at 406-994-3614

Fall Semester 2019
Date Speaker Title Host
       
September 6

Dr. Mallory Molina

MSU

 Resolving Black Hole and Star-Formation

Activity in Nearby Galaxies

Amy Reines
September 13

Prof. Anton Vorontsov

MSU

 Phase Crystals Nick Borys
September 20

Ian Baker 

Darthmouth

Engineering New Materials for the Future  Kevin Hammonds
September 27

Prof. Alison Coil 

UC San Diego

 Relationship Between Galaxies and Large-Scale Structure of the Universe Amy Reines
October 4

Assistant Prof. Jake Simon

Iowa State

 

 Accretion Disks: From Black Holes to Planets David Nidever & Amy Reines
October 11 

Senior Scientist Peter Sorensen

LBL

Status and Outlook for the Direct Detection of Galactic Dark Matter   David Nidever
October 18

Prof. Jiong Qiu

MSU

 

The Electric Field in the Sun's Corona 

Nick Borys

October 25

 Prof. Neil Cornish 

MSU

Le Grand Tour Yves Idzerda
November 1

 Keith Hawkins

UT Austin

   TBD
November 8

Jeff Hazboun

UW, Oregon State

 

Neil Cornish
November 15

 

Amber Mcreary

NIST in Maryland

 

Nick Borys

November 22

Sam Berweger

NIST Boulder

  Nick Borys
November 29 THANKSGIVING BREAK NO COLLOQUIUM  NO COLLOQUIUM
December 6

Gurtina Besla 

UA 

 

David Nidever
December 13 FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM

 

Spring Semester 2020
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
January 17

Aleks Rebane

MSU

  TBA
January 24

Kayhan Gultekin

University of Michigan

 

Anne Lohfink

 

January 31       
February 7      
February 14      
February 21      
February 28

Ryan Hickox

Darthmouth

  Amy Reines
March 6      
March 13      
March 20    SPRING BREAK STUDENT HOLIDAY
March 27      
April 3      
April 10 UNIVERSITY DAY STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
April 17   NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
April 24  

NO COLLOQUIUM

NO COLLOQUIUM
May 1   NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM