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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring 2017 – Colloquium Schedule

Date Speaker and Talk Title Host
January 10 Michael Allen, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University
Title: “Implementation of team-based project-driven learning in a senior-level astrobiology course”
 Jeffrey McMahon
January 17 Mario Juric, Department of Physics, University of Washington
Title: “Towards Science with LSST: Project Update and What to Expect”
 Guy Worthey
January 24  Artem Oganov, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Stony Brook University
Title: “Computational Materials Discovery”
 Jeffrey McMahon
January 31 NO COLLOQUIUM
February 7 Peter Engels, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University
Title: “Quantum gas research at WSU: From artificial gauge fields to negative-mass hydrodynamics” 
  Jeffrey McMahon
February 14 TBD
February 21 Fred Gittes, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University
Title: “Electromagnetism as Geometry”
 Jeffrey McMahon
February 28 Ranga Dias, Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University
Title: “Pressing Hydrogen to Exotic Quantum States ”
 Jeffrey McMahon
March 7 Jeremy Holt, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University
Title: “Structure and dynamics of neutron‐rich matter on Earth and in the stars”
 Michael Forbes
March 14  Spring Break, No Colloquium
March 21  Tom Quinn, Department of Astronomy, University of Washington
Title: “The Cosmological Context of Star Formation”
 Michael Forbes
March 28  Yi Gu, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University
Title:  “Phase-Defined Van der Waals Metal-Semiconductor Junction”
 Jeffrey McMahon
April 4  Gary Collins, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Washington State University
Title:
 Jeffrey McMahon
April 11  Emily Leveque, Department of Physics, University of Washington
Title:
 Guy Worthey
April 18  Robert Lieberman  SPIE
April 25  TBD
Colloquia are held on Tuesdays at 4:10 pm in Webster 17 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, unless otherwise noted. 

Come meet the speaker over coffee & cookies at 3:45 pm in the foyer on the Ground floor above the lecture hall.