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Colloquium | Events

Spring 2014 - Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2014 Schedule


Speaker and Talk Title


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


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
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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