Colloquia are normally held on Fridays from 4:10 - 5 PM in Barnard Hall/EPS 108. A Reception for the Speaker with refreshments served begins at 3:45pm in the Barnard hallway opposite Barnard 108 (while the second floor atrium is being remodeled). 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 2017
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
September 1 Physics Undergraduate Student Welcome Barbeque

In front of Barnard Hall (EPS) at

4:10 PM in place of Colloquium

Hannah Gilroy

September 8

Professor John J. Neumeier

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/neumeier-john.html

High-Resolution Thermal Expansion of Single-Crystalline H2O Ice

Rufus Cone
September 15

Professor Dana Longcope

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/longcope-dana.html

http://solar.physics.montana.edu/dana/

http://solar.physics.montana.edu/sol_phys/

The still-unsolved Physics puzzle revealed by the Great American eclipse

Rufus Cone
September 22

Professor Yves Idzerda

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/idzerda-yves.html

http://www.physics.montana.edu/magnetism/research/index.html

Using the Electron Spin Rufus Cone
September 29

Professor Kevin Repasky

MSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

http://www.ece.montana.edu/directory/faculty/1524511/kevin-repasky

http://www.montana.edu/krepasky/research.html

Diode-laser-Based Remote Sensing of the Lower Troposphere

Rufus Cone
October 6

Dr. David Nidever

MSU Department of Physics

Using Big Data to Understand Galaxies in our Neighborhood Nico Yunes
October 13

Professor Nico Yunes

MSU Department of Physics and Extreme Gravity Institute (XGI)

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/yunes-nicolas.html

http://www.physics.montana.edu/gravity/index.html

http://www.montana.edu/xgi/

http://www.physics.montana.edu/research/astrophysics/astro-msu.html

The Problems with Einstein's Gravity

Rufus Cone
October 20

Professor Randy Babbitt

MSU Department of Physics and MSU Spectrum Lab

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/babbitt-randall.html

http://www.spectrum.montana.edu/
 Applied Rare Earth Spectroscopy Rufus Cone
October 27

Professor Neil Cornish

MSU Department of Physics and Extreme Gravity Institute (XGI)

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/cornish-neil.html

http://www.physics.montana.edu/gravity/index.html

http://www.montana.edu/xgi/

http://www.physics.montana.edu/research/astrophysics/astro-msu.html
The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Rufus Cone
November 3

Dr. Richard Epstein

University of New Mexico

ThermoDynamic Films, LLC

https://optics.unm.edu/people/faculty/richard-i.-epstein.html

Optical cryocoolers: from physical principles to functional prototypes Bennett Link
November 10 VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICES CLOSED  NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
November 17

Professor Anton Vorontsov

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/avorontsov/index.html

http://www.physics.montana.edu/avorontsov/research.html
Superfluid Helium-3 in tight spaces  Rufus Cone
November 24 THANKSGIVING- OFFICES CLOSED NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM
December 1

Special Stibitz Award American Computer Museum Presentations

http://compustory.com/

by

Dr. Michelle Simmons, Scientia Professor of Physics, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, The University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

http://www.cqc2t.org/biography/98

and

Dr. Mark B. Ritter, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY

NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION - Procrastinator Theater

Quantum Computing George Keremedjiev and Rufus Cone
December 8      
December 15 FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM

 

Spring Semester 2018
Date Speaker Title and Link to Abstract pdf Host
January 12

Professor Shannon Willoughby and Keith Johnson

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/willoughby-shannon.html

Improving the epistemological beliefs of non-STEM majors towards science

Rufus Cone
January 19 PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY - OFFICES CLOSED NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM 
January 26

Professor Prasanta Bandyopadhyay

MSU Department of History & Philosophy

Publications

Hawking's Premature Obituary for Philosophy Rufus Cone & Yves Idzerda
February 2      
February 9      
February 16      
February 23      
March 2

Professor Sachiko Tsuruta

MSU Department of Physics

http://www.physics.montana.edu/people/faculty/tsuruta-sachiko.html

   
March 9      
March 16 SPRING BREAK STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
March 23      
March 30 UNIVERSITY DAY STUDENT HOLIDAY STUDENT HOLIDAY
Thursday, April 5, 4:30
Special Date & Time

Nobel Laureate - Professor W. E. Moerner, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Biophysics, Nanophotonics

  Rufus Cone
April 13      
April 20      
April 27      
May 4 FINAL EXAMINATION WEEK NO COLLOQUIUM NO COLLOQUIUM