PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE 

Spring 2014 Colloquium Chair: Michael Strickland - mstrick6{at}kent.edu

All colloquia take place at 1:30 pm in Smith Hall 111, unless otherwise noted.

SPRING 2014
January 23 Thursday 1:30 pm

Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT): A Silicon Pixel Detector for the STAR experiment at RHIC
Abstract (Slides)
Prof. Spyridon Margetis
Department of Physics
Kent State University

Contact person: Michael Strickland

January 30 Thursday 1:30 pm

High-energy research at the tip of a pencil
Abstract (Slides)
Prof. Igor Shovkovy
Department of Physics
Arizona State University

Contact person: Michael Strickland

February 6 Thursday 1:30 pm

CANCELLED
Remote Access Lab Activities for Undergraduate Physics Education

Abstract
Prof. Jon Secaur
Department of Physics
Kent State University

Contact person: Michael Strickland

February 13 Thursday 1:30 pm

NO COLLOQUIUM

February 25
(SPECIAL DATE/TIME)
Tuesday 3:00 pm

Spinors, Strings, and Superconductors: Challenges of new era in Condensed Matter Physics
Abstract (Slides)
Prof. Piers Coleman
Department of Physics
Rutgers University

Contact person: Khandker Quader

February 27 Thursday 1:30 pm

From Brownian Boomerangs to Plasmonic Nanoantennas
Abstract (Slides)
Ayan Chakrabarty
Department of Physics
Kent State University

Contact person: Michael Strickland

March 6 Thursday 1:30 pm

MARCH APS MEETING: NO COLLOQUIUM

March 18
(SPECIAL DATE/TIME)
Tuesday 3:00 pm

Liquid Crystal Nanocomposites: Bulk and Local Structure Due to the Presence of Nanoparticles (and how they affect the electrical properties)
Abstract (Slides)
Luz Martinez-Miranda
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland

Contact person: Satyen Kumar

March 20   NO COLLOQUIUM
March 27 Thursday 1:30 pm

SPRING RECESS: NO COLLOQUIUM

April 3 Thursday 1:30 pm

Optical studies of bent-core and twist-bend nematic liquid crystals in magnetic fields
Abstract (Slides)
Pavan Kumar Challa
Department of Physics
Kent State University

Contact person: Jim Gleeson

April 10 Thursday 1:30 pm

Probing the chiral anomaly in Weyl semimetals
Abstract (Slides)
Prof. Dima Pesin
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Utah

Contact Person: Maxim Dzero

April 17 Thursday 1:30 pm

Impact of electronic nematicity on the unconventional superconductivity of the iron pnictides
Abstract
Prof. Rafael Fernandes
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota

Contact Person: Maxim Dzero

April 24 Thursday 1:30 pm

Extreme QCD: condensates, turbulence, perfect fluidity
Abstract (Slides)
Dr. Raju Venugopalan
Department of Physics
Brookhaven National Lab

Contact person: Michael Strickland

May 1 Thursday 1:30 pm

Neutron Stars As Dense Matter Laboratories
Abstract
Prof. James Lattimer
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Contact Person: Michael Strickland

May 9
(SPECIAL DATE)
Friday
1:30 pm

The nature of Fermi systems near Pomeranchuk instabilities: a tractable crossing-symmetric approach
Abstract
Kelly Reidy
Department of Physics
Kent State University

Contact person: Khandker Quader

*** View Fall 2013 Physics Colloquium Schedule: Fall 13