Colloquium

Colloquia in Department of Physics and Astronomy are generally held on Monday afternoon from 4:10-5:30 P.M. in Room 3, Physics Hall. For every colloquium, there is a social time with coffee and cookies which starts at 3:30 P.M. in Room 18, Physics Hall. The Physics Department can be found using this map. Special Colloquia may be held at different times, so please check the event listings for complete details.

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The spectrum of fluctuations and thermalization in the little bang

Monday, 23rd Jan 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics, Room 5
Raju Venugopalan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Optical Multidimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Monday, 6th Feb 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Steven Cundiff (JILA, Nat'l Inst. of Standards and the University of Colorado)

Breaking the spin waves: spinons in Cs_2CuCl_4 and elsewhere

Monday, 13th Feb 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics, Room 5
Dr. Oleg Starykh (University of Utah)

The Search for New Elementary Particles at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

Monday, 20th Feb 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Michael E. Peskin (SLAC, Stanford University)

Blowing a Standard Candle: The Disappearing Mass of Delta Cephei

Monday, 27th Feb 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Massimo Marengo (Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

Test the Standard Model and Search for New Physics Using Boosted Jets at ATLAS

Monday, 5th Mar 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Chunhui Chen (Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

Special Colloquium (Jt. ECpE/PHYSA) - Carbon Dioxide, Friend or Foe - A Scientific Discussion

Tuesday, 6th Mar 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. William Happer (Princeton University)

Going the Distance: Studying Neutrinos with Long-Baseline Accelerator Experiments

Monday, 19th Mar 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Mayly Sanchez (Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

New Topologically Ordered Phases of Condensed Matter

Monday, 26th Mar 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Joel Moore (Berkeley)

Making Semiconductors Ferromagnetic: Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, 2nd Apr 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Jacek Furdyna (University of Notre Dame)

Directional Heat and Charge Transport Studies of Unconventional Superconductors

Monday, 9th Apr 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Makariy Tanatar (Ames Laboratory)

Molecular Biomechanics

Monday, 16th Apr 2012 @ 4:00 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Cheng Zhu (Georgia Tech)

The Elusive WIMP: The SuperCDMS Experiment

Monday, 23rd Apr 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall Room 5
Dr. Priscilla Cushman (University of Minnesota)

Exploiting the Spin Angular Momentum to Control Magnetism at the Nanoscale

Monday, 27th Aug 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Eric Fullerton, University of California-San Diego

MP-UP Transition in Kebara Cave (Israel): Chronology and Chemistry from 50,000 Years Ago

Friday, 31st Aug 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
Elisabetta Boaretto Radiocarbon dating and Cosmogenic Isotope laboratory, Weizmann Institute of Science

Star Cluster Formation and Early Evolution: The Big Picture

Monday, 10th Sep 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Richard de Grijs, Kavli Institute A&A, Beijing University

Adding Iron to the Diet

Monday, 17th Sep 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Ruslan Prozorov (Iowa State University)

Magnetic Moments in Superconductors: From Assassin to Facilitator

Monday, 24th Sep 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Jeffrey Lynn (NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Self-Assembly, Precisely

Monday, 1st Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Alex Travesset (Iowa State University)

Circumstellar Matter Matters! Closing the Loop Between the Stars and You

Monday, 8th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Massimo Marengo (Iowa State University)

Measuring the Elusive: All You Need to Know About Hunting for Neutrinos in the Midwest

Thursday, 11th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Mayly Sanchez (Iowa State University)

How Electron Cryotomography is Opening a New Window into Microbial Ultrastructure

Monday, 15th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Grant Jensen (Caltech, HHMI)

Ultrafast and Ultrabroadband Electrodynamics in Low Dimensions: From Dark Bosons to Dirac Fermions

Thursday, 18th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Jigang Wang, Ames Laboratory of US DoE and Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University.

Inner Workings of High Temperature Superconductors

Monday, 22nd Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Adam Kaminski (Iowa State University)

Probing Anisotropic Superconductivity with Rotated Magnetic Fields

Monday, 29th Oct 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Ilya Vekhter(Louisiana State University)

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Monday, 26th Nov 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Aurel Bulgac (University of Washington)

On The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 and its Context

Monday, 3rd Dec 2012 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 0005
Dr. Viatcheslav Dobrovitski (Ames Laboratory)