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Colloquium Schedule


2017-18 Colloquium Schedule

(All events take place in Science A107 unless indicated otherwise)

Researching the Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae, and Deriving Stellar Masses for the ALFALFA α.100 Sample
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm in Science A106
Presenters: Sarah Parker and Logan Hess

2016-17 Colloquium Schedule

The Cassini Mission to Saturn and its Moons
Public Presentation Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm in TNR 170
Presenter: Dr. Rosaly Lopes, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Geology of Titan as Revealed by the Cassini-Huygens Mission
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm - Room A109
Presenter: Dr. Rosaly Lopes, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Beat of a Different Drum: Listening to Atomic Vibrations in Nanoscale Membranes
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan, UW-Platteville

Snakes and Bubbles: Massive Stellar Nurseries in the Milky Way
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. William Dirienzo, UW-Sheboygan

The Search for Dark Matter
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Bethany Reilly, UW-Fox Valley

Two Internship Experiences
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
Presenters: Michael Evans and Shayne Smith


2015-16 Colloquium Schedule

Chemical Reactions that Lead to Soot Formation and Reactions on Soot Particles
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Dan Albert

A year at Donaldson Company
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Evan Mason

Tales from the International Physics Olympiad
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Paul Stanley


2014-15 Colloquium Schedule

Physics at the Intersection of Biology: The Mechanics of Cellular Filaments
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:00pm in Room A109
Presenter: Dr. Taviare Hawkins

Atom-Light Interactions: Generating New Coherent Light Sources
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Erik Brekke

Weather Modeling: Past, Present and Future
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:00pm in Room A109
Presenter: Meteorologist Mark Holley

Two Summer 2014 Experiences
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 2:00pm
Presenters: Erin Sullivan, "Laser Interferometry"
 Michael Detert, "Internship at Donaldson"

2013-14 Colloquium Schedule

The Pulsar Laboratory: Probing Extreme Physics with Radio and Gamma-ray Pulsars
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Megan DeCesar

Pulsars: The Universal Timekeepers
Public Presentation Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:30pm in TNR 170
Presenter: Dr. Megan DeCesar

Optical and Thermal Characterization of Photonic Devices
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - Room D279
Presenter: Dr. Maryam Farzaneh, UW-Stevens Point

CANCELLED: Exploring Quantum Many-Body Physics with Cold Dipolar Atoms
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:00pm - Room D279
Presenter: Dr. Ryan Wilson, NIST


Molecular Modulation: Ultrafast Pulses, Molecular Control, & Precision Measurement
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - Room D279
Presenter: Mr. Josh Weber, UW-Madison

Engineering a Contradiction: Developing Transparent Conducting Oxide Materials
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Seth King, UW-La Crosse

Performance and Background Study of DM-Ice17: NaI(Tl) dark matter detectors in the South Pole ice
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Matt Kauer, UW-Madison

Eye movements while interpreting graphical representations of motion
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Docktor, UW-La Crosse

Reports from an REU Adventure and two Internships
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
Presenters: Tim Twohig, Taylor Richards, and Chris Woitula


2012-13 Colloquium Schedule

Astronomy at the High Energy Frontier: First Light at the HAWC Observatory
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 2:00pm in A109
Presenter: universe.wisc.edu

Building a quantum computer with trapped neutral atoms
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Marty Lichtman

Fragile Binary Stars: Observational Leverage on Difficult Astrophysical Problems
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:00pm in A109
Presenter: Dr. Terry Oswalt

Searching for Life in the Universe: Where is Everyone?
Public Presentation Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:30pm in TNR 170
Presenter: Dr. Terry Oswalt

What the Sagittarius Dwarf Tells Us about Our Galaxy and Dark Matter
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:00pm in A109
Presenter: Matthew Newby

Optical Atom Traps and Localization of Light
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Pasad Kulatunga

Further Adventures: REU and Internship Experiences
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenters: Kyle Leaf, Jeff Kokke, and Matt Rucinski

Chronicles of Two REU Adventures
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenters: Zac Meadows, and Sam Knapp


2011-12 Colloquium Schedule

Nanoscience and Left-handed Metamaterials
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Alexander Popov

Superfluid Liquid Helium Films in a Disordered Environment
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Dwight Luhman

Fast Control of Domain Wall Motion in Ferromagnetic Nanowires​
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Andrew Kunz

WIST: Building a Regional Collaborative Institute at UWSP​
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Gerry Ring

Measuring the Vertical Structure of the F Ring of Saturn
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Britt Scharringhausen

A Single Molecule Study of the Cell’s Skeleton: a Physicist’s Perspective on Biology
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Douglas Martin

Electron Spin Qubits in Si/SiGe Quantum Dots
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Mark Eriksson

Cosmic Microwave Background Foregrounds: Improved Model of Spinning Dust Emission and Comparison with WMAP results
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2:30pm
Presenter: Thiem Hoang

Modeling the Hβ Emission Line in Luminosity-Averaged Quasar Spectra
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Zac Meadows

Chronicles of Two Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Adventures
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 2:00pm
Presenter: Paulette Epstein, and Micah Broehm


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