Colloquia

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 2017

Fall 2017 Schedule of Colloquia. First column is Date. Second column is Speaker & Colloquium title.
Date Title
August 21 No colloquium
August 28

“Faculty Research Overview Talks”

   “Plasma Spectroscopy and Plasma Dynamics” by Professor Fred Skiff

   “Magnetic Fields, Aurora, Satellites and Rockets” by Professor David Miles

   “Semiconductor Optics and Phototonics” by Professor John Prineas

   “Physics with Lattices” by Professor Yannick Meurice

September 4 LABOR DAY
September 11 “Faculty Research Overview Talks (Cont.)"
September 18 "Building Molecular Architectures in Fluid Films" by Professor Scott Shaw, Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa
September 25 "Exploring Jupiter with Juno" by Doctor William Kurth, Department of Physics, The University of Iowa
October 2

“Undergraduate Summer Research”

“Research and Development in High Energy Physics: Scintillator X by Mr. Cory Rude, Department of Physics, The University of Iowa

“Single Top + Higgs(bb) Production in ATLAS Experiment: Effect of High Granularity Timing Detector (HGTD) on Analysis with Phase II Upgrade” by Ms. Elizabeth Helfenberger, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa

“HaloSat – Study of the Hot Galactic Halo” by Ms. Hannah Gulick, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa

“Summer of Research in Israel at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology” by Ms. Dani Lipman, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa

October 9

"Physics of the Boundary of Magnetic Fusion Plasmas" by Dr. Anthony Leonard, Senior Research Scientist, National Fusion Facility, San Diego, California

October 16 "Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Composition: Making the Invisible Visible" by Professor Jun Wang, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Interdisiplinary Graduate Program in GeoInformatics, The University of Iowa
October 23 "Long-Baseline Neutrinos: Current Status and Future Challenges" by Dr. Milind Diwan, Brookhaven National Laboratory
October 30

"X-ray Dust Tomography: The New Frontier in Galactic Exploration" by Dr. Sebastian Heinz, Fluno Bascom Professor, Department Chair, Astronomy Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 6  "Forming the Brightest Galaxies in the Universe" by Professor Desika Narayanan, Department of Astronomy, University of Florida
 
November 13

 

"Is This Even a Plasma? Physics of Strongly Coupled Plasmas" by Professor Scott Baalrud, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa
 

November 20 THANKSGIVING RECESS
November 27 "4DSpace Research at UiO and the Prospect of the Grand Challenge Initiative Cusp Rocket Program" by Professor Joran Moen, University of Oslo Norway
December 4 "Standard" Model of Cosmology . . . and Open Questions by Professor Bharat Ratra, Department of Physics, Kansas State University
December 11 Finals Week - No Colloquium

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Schedule of Colloquia. First column is Date. Second column is Speaker & Colloquium title.
Date Title
January 22   No Colloquium
 
January 29 "The Great Escape" by Professor Jasper Halekas, Department of Physics & Astrononomy, The University of Iowa
February 5 "Radionuclides for Medical Imaging and Therapy, The Searrch For Utopium*" by Professor John Sunderland, Division of Nuclear Medicine, The University of Iowa
February 12 "Future of Computing in the Data Sciences" by Professor Kaushik De, Department of Physics, University of Texas - Arlington
February 19 "TRACERS: A Small Explorer Mission to the Earth's Cusp" by Professor Craig Kletzing, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa
February 26 "Rocket School at the Andoya Space Center" by Professor David Miles, Mr. Hannah Gulick and Mr. Josh Larson, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa
March 5

"Plasma physics at Temperatures Colder Than 2 Kelvin:  Strong Coupling Influences on Electron-ion Collision Rates in Ultracold Plasmas".

 by Professor Jacob Roberts, Professor & Chair, Department of Physics, Colorado State University
March 12 No Colloquium - Spring Break
March 19 "Demographics of Astrophysical, Planetary and Space Sciences: A 25-year Perspective" by Professor Frances Bagenal, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences & Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics, University of Colorado
March 26 "Innovations and New Demonstrations in the Instructional Resources Area" by Mr. Dale Stille, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa
April 2 "TBA" by Professor Michael Flatte, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Iowa
April 9 "TBA" by Anthony Fainberg, Adjunct Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses & Defense & Space Consultant
April 16

"No Colloquium This Week"

April 23 "Gone With The Wind? Star Formation Quenching in Massive Galaxies" by Professor Christy Tremonti, Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin - Madison                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
April 30 Awards Colloquium
May 7 Finals Week - No Colloquium

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