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Spring 2014 - Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2014 Schedule


Date

Speaker and Talk Title

Host

January 14
No Colloquium
January 21
John Sipe, University of Toronto
Abstract Title: From classical to quantum nonlinear optics in photonic structures
OSA
January 28

Rick Lytel, First Degree Innovation
Abstract Title: Nonlinear optics of quantum graphs: Geometrical, topological, and universal scaling laws

Mark Kuzyk
February 4
No Colloquium
February 11
No Colloquium
February 13
{Thursday}
Brian Collins, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract Title: Novel resonant X-ray experiments revealing how nano-to-mesoscale structure governs optoelectronic processes in organic devices
Sue Dexheimer
February 18
No Colloquium  
February 20
{Thursday}
Wei Han, IBM Almaden Research Center
Abstract Title: Spintronics in Graphene and Complex Oxides
Sue Dexheimer
February 25
Stephanie Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract Title: Designer plasmonic materials for the mid-infrared
Kelvin Lynn
March 4
No Colloquium
March 11
No Colloquium
March 18
Spring Break - No Colloquium
March 25
Jason W. Barnes, Department of Physics, University of Idaho
Abstract Title: Spin-Orbit Alignment of Exoplanets from Gravity Darkening: Clues to the Origin of Hot Jupiters
Guy Worthey
March 27
{Thursday}

 

Dr. Christopher J. Keane, Director, NIF User Office, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and incoming Vice President for Research, Washington State University
Abstract Title: Recent Advances in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and the Physics of Matter at High Energy Densities

Matt McCluskey
April 1
Peter Engels, Department of Physics and Astronomy, WSU
Abstract Title: BECs in artificial gauge fields: Simulating condensed matter Hamiltonians with ultracold atoms
Matt McCluskey
April 8
Gary Collins, Department of Physics and Astronomy, WSU
Abstract Title: The correlation factor in impurity diffusion
Matt McCluskey
April 15
Lorin Benedict, Condensed Matter and Materials Division,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Abstract Title: Predicting the Properties of Matter at Ultra-High Pressure and Temperature: Physical Models for Inertial Confinement Fusion
Matt McCluskey
April 22
Open
April 29

Yanfei Gao, Department of Materials Sciece and Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Abstract Title: A Peierls Perspective on Mechanisms of Atomic Friction
Yi Gu


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.


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