Physics Colloquium

Unless otherwise indicated, colloquia are presented in Jorgensen Hall, Room 136, on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. during Fall and Spring semesters. Refreshments will precede colloquia on the first floor of Jorgensen Hall, near the vending area, at 3:30 p.m. For further information please call the Department of Physics and Astronomy at (402) 472-2770. Information on past colloquia can be found on the 2012-2013 Colloquia Schedule.

Date Host Speaker Title
August 29 Dowben Betsy Howe
University of Nebraska
Departmental Safety Colloquium
FRIDAY
September 13
Centurion Ralph Ernstorfer
Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin
Non-equilibrium Structural Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Solids
September 26 Fabrikant Richard Mabbs
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Anion Photodetachment Imaging: Electron-Neutral Molecule Interactions from Anion Precursors
October 3 Shadwick John Goree
University of Iowa
The First Measurement of Spatially-Localized Viscous Heating
October 10 Gruverman Lane Martin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films
October 17 Umstadter Martin Centurion Ultrafast Imaging of Molecules
FRIDAY
November 1
Starace Lars Madsen Elements of Theoretical Strong-Field and Attosecond Physics
November 7 Fabrikant Qing-Bin Lu
University of Waterloo, ON
Global Climate Change and Atmospheric Ozone Depletion: Understanding and Perspective from a Physicist
MONDAY
November 11
Binek Masashi Sahashi
Tohoku University
Study on Magnetoelectric Effect in Thin Film Cr2O3 Sesquioxide and Electrical Switching of HEX and Residual Magnetization
November 21 Starace &
Batelaan
Carlos Trallero
Kansas State University
From Atoms to Solids: Mapping Structure with Electrons
November 28 Thanksgiving Break
December 5 Dominguez Joao Guimaraes da Costa
Harvard
The Standard Model and the Higgs Boson at the LHC
December 12 Physics & Astronomy Holiday Party
December 26 - January 1 UNL Holiday Break
January 16 Umstadter Jerry Seidler
University of Washington
Escape Trajectories from Traditional Condensed Matter
FRIDAY
January 31
249 JH
Lee Dr. Rebecca Harbison The Smallest Free Particles in Saturn’s Rings
February 27 Centurion Derek Wann
University of York
Electron Diffraction – From Time-Averaged to Time-Resolved Experiments
March 20 Kovalev Kirill Shtengel
University of California, Riverside
Anyonics: Designing exotic circuitry with non-Abelian anyons
March 23-30 UNL Spring Break
April 10 Binek Wolfgang Kleemann
University of Duisburg-Essen
Novel States and Functions of Magnetic and Polar Solids at the Nanoscale
TUESDAY
April 15
Lee Robert Pappalardo
JPL, California Institute of Technology
The Hidden Ocean of Europa: Exploring a Potentially Habitable World
**This is a joint colloquium of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the School of Biological     Sciences, and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
April 17 Batelaan David Griffiths
Reed College
Hidden Momentum
May 1 Hong Jun Zhu
Penn State University
Graphene Plus