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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall 2017 – Colloquium Schedule

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.

*Distinguished Colloquium Series, a reception will be held following these events.

You can help support these events by giving to the Physics Excellence Fund or the S Town Stephenson Lectureship

Date Speaker and Talk Title Host
August 29 Brian Saam, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University
Title: “State of the Department
Brian Saam
September 5 Gabriel Wlazlowski, Nuclear Physics Division, Warsaw University Technology
Title: “Towards accurate description of non-equilibrium dynamics in superfluid Fermi systems: status and challenges”
Michael Forbes
September 12 Susan Dexheimer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Washington State University
Title: , “Initiatives in Materials Research at the National Science Foundation: Perspectives from a Returning Program Director”
Jeff McMahon
September 19 Zhi-Gang Yu, Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University
Title: “Spin‐orbit coupling and optoelectronic properties in hybrid organic‐inorganic perovskites”
 Yogendra Gupta
September 26 Elizabeth Donley, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Title: “Cold‐Atoms: A Clean Platform for Compact Atomic Clocks and Sensors”
 Peter Engels
October 3 James Hawreliak, Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University
Title: “ Exploring the Extreme Conditions Found in
Astrophysical Bodies using Laser Driven Compression “
 Jeffrey McMahon
October 10 Han Pu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
Title: “Strongly interacting cold atoms in one dimension”
 Michael Forbes
October 17 Charles Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Title: “Neutron particles and neutron waves”
 Peter Engels
*October 24 Distinguished Colloquium Series

Steven Pollock, Department of Physics, University of Colorado
Title: “A research-validated approach to transforming upper-division physics courses”

Tom Dickinson
October 31 Marcus Knudson, Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University
Title: “Dynamic Compression as a Tool to Study Fundamental Problems of Matter at Extremes”
 Brian Saam
November 7 CANCELED, NO COLLOQUIUM
*November 14 Distinguished Colloquium Series

Z Valy Vardeny, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah
Title: “Organometal Halide Perovskites;  Photovoltaics and beyond”

Brian Saam
November 21 NO COLLOQUIUM
November 28 TBD