Colloquia are usually held on Mondays at 3:30pm in room 301 VAN. Please check the Weekly Calendar for specific time and room information.

Fall 2016

August 22 No colloquium
August 29 "Undergraduate Summer Research Projects"
by Mr. Patrick Adrian, Ms. Elizabeth Helfenberger, and Mr. Caleb Raman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa
September 5 LABOR DAY
September 12 No colloquium
September 15 "The Search for Life Beyond Earth in Space and Time"
by Dr. James Green, Planetary Science Division, National Aeronautics & Space Administration
September 19 "Faculty Research Overview Talks"
by Profs. Kenneth Gayley, John Goree, Jasper Halekas, Cornelia Lang and Yasar Onel, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa
September 26 "The Why, How and What Next of the Higgs Saga"
by Prof. Usha Mallik, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa
October 3 "Brief Violations of the Second Law of Thermodynamics in Collisional Plasma Experiments"
by Prof. John Goree, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa
October 10

 "New Membranes and New Opportunities: Organic Solvent Nanofiltrations to Separate Key Organic Chemicals" by Prof. Ned Bowden, Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa

October 17 "Lattices, Supersymmetry and Dualities"
by Prof. Joel Giedt, Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselar Polytechnic Institute
October 24 "Solar Wind Charge Exchange: From Nuisance to Use"
by Dr. K. D. Kuntz, Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
October 31

 "Spatial Patterns of Cancer in Iowa: Separating Fact from Fiction"

by Professor Gerry Rushton, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa


November 7  No Colloquium
November 14

 "Harvesting ALFALFA: The Faint End of the Galaxy Luminosity Function"

by Prof. John M Cannon, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College

November 28  "TBD" by Prof. Szabolcs Marka, Department of Physics, Columbia University
December 5  

Spring 2017

January 23  "X-ray polarimetry: A new look at the high-energy universe" by Dr. Fabian Kislat (Space-Based Astronomy Faculty Candidate) Washington University, St. Louis, MO
January 30 "Lyman Alpha and Ionizing Radiation Emission from Stars and Galaxies: Instruments and Techniques for Mapping Emission in the Far-UV" by Dr. Brian Fleming (Space-Based Astronomy Faculty Candidate), Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
February 6  "Probing the Evolution of the Universe with Astronomical X-ray Instruments - Past, Present, and Future" by Dr. Casey DeRoo (Space-Based Astronomy Faculty Candidate), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
February 13  "TBA" by Dr. Pascal Saint-Hilaire from The University of California, Berkeley
February 20  "TBA" by Dr. Amy Keese from West Virginia University
February 27  No Colloquium
March 1 "TBA" by Dr. Mark Pulupa from University of California, Berkely, CA
March 6  
"TBA" by Dr. David Miles from University of Alberta, Canada
March 8 "TBA" by Dr. Allison Jaynes from University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
March 20  No Colloquium This Week
March 27  
"TBA" by Dr. Andreas Kronfeld from FERMILAB
April 3  
April 10  
"The South Pole Telescope: Searching for Cosmological Answers With the Cosmick Microwave Background" by Dr. Amy Bender from Argonne National Lab
April 17  

“Nuclear Fusion: Energy Technology Development With Tantalizing Potential to Completely Redefine the World’s Energy Supply System” by Anne E. White, Cecil & Ida Green Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 24  
"Sensors, Instruments and Streaming Data" by Professor Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University Computational Science and Bioinformatics Chair, University of Iowa
May 1 Awards Colloquium

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