2012-2013 Colloquia Schedule

Physics Colloquium Flyers

The Physics & Astronomy colloquia below were presented during the 2012-2013 academic year and are listed here for reference. For further information please call the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 402-472-2770. Presentations from the current academic year can be found on the 2017-2018 Colloquia listing.

Fall 2012

Date Host Speaker Title
Aug. 30 Snow Ilya Kravchenko
University of Nebraska
Discovery of the Higgs-like boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
Sept. 6 Ducharme Ron Synowicki
J.A. Woollam Co., Inc.
Polarization on the Prairie: The History of Early Polarimetry and Ellipsometry in Nebraska, 1900-1920
Sept. 13 Centurion Matthias Kling
Kansas State University
Controlled Electron Acceleration from Nanoparticles and Clusters
Sept. 20 Gay Nick Martin
University of Kentucky
Electron and Photon Impact Autoionization of Helium
Sept. 27 Binek Micky Holcomb
West Virginia University
Magnetoelectric Interfaces, Synchrotrons and Lasers
Oct. 5 Lee Ruckman Lecture
Oct. 11 Hong Zhigang Jiang
Georgia Institute of Technology
Landau Level Spectroscopy of Graphene and Graphite
Oct. 25 Bloom David Gerdes
University of Michigan
Exploring Nature's Dark Secrets: Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
Nov. 8 Centurion Mike Bogan
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
The Next Decade of Single Particle Diffraction with X-Ray Lasers: Opportunities in Structural Biology and Climate Science
Nov. 15 Gay Michael Schulz
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The Overlooked Role of Projectile Coherence in Atomic Fragmentation Processes
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29 Don Umstadter
University of Nebraska
Probing Matter with Extreme Light
Dec. 6 Luat Vuong
Queens College of CUNY
Demonstrations of Photo-Induced Magnetism in Metallic Nanocolloids Using Sunlight and Fridge Magnets

Spring 2013

Date Host Speaker Title
Jan. 10 Snow Betsy Howe
University of Nebraska
Departmental Safety Colloquium
Jan. 25 Gruverman Prof. Scott
Cambridge
The Renaissance of Ferroelectric Memories
Jan. 31 Snow Bharat Ratra
Kansas State University
"Standard" Model of Cosmology ... and Open Questions
CANCELLED
Feb. 21
Fabrikant Richard Mabbs
Washington University
Anion Photodetachment Imaging: Probing Parent Orbitals and Electron-Molecule Interactions
Feb. 25 CMP Jason Haraldsen
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Understanding the Magnetic Ground States for Improper Multiferroic Materials
Feb. 28 CMP Pouyan Ghaemi
Institute for Condensed Matter Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graphene: The Elastic Playground of Novel Electronic Phases
March 7 CMP Tanmoy Das
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Intermediate Coupling Model of Correlated Systems
March 8 Big Red Experience Dan Claes
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Just What the Heck is a Higgs Boson?!
March 11 CMP AKM Newaz
Vanderbilt University
Tuning Electrical and Optical Properties of 2D Atomic Crystals
March 14 CMP Alexey Kovalev
University of California, Riverside
Spin Mechanics: From Single Molecule Magnets to Majorana Fermions
March 21 Spring Break
March 25 CMP Xiaohang Zhang
Magnetic Materials Group, NIST
One to Two, or to Nothing: Superconducting Spectroscopy for the Study of Electronic States
March 28 Binek Hari Srikanth
University of South Florida
Tunable Microwave Response and Other Emergent Magnetic Properties in Hybrid Nanostructures
March 29
4:00
JH 136
CMP Xiaoshan Xu
Bryn Mawr
Single Phase Magnetoelectric Multi-Ferroics: From Mechanism to Applications
April 1 CMP Eundeok Mun
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos
Magnetic Field Tuned Quantum Criticality of Heavy Fermion System YbPtBi
April 11 Gay John Hall
JILA
Five Decades of Lasers, Six Decades of Progress, and a Proposed Space Experiment to Test Einstein’s Assumptions
April 19 Lee Susan Benecchi
Carnegie Institution
Solar System Archaeology: What we Learn from Small Bodies in our Solar System
April 19 Gruverman Seungbum Hong
Argonne National Laboratory
Visualization and Manipulation of Polarization and Screen Charges
April 19
Public Talk
7:00 PM
Union Auditorium
Lee Susan Benecchi
Carnegie Institution
The New Horizons Mission: Pluto and Beyond
April 25 Dowben Jiandi Zhang
Louisiana State University
Why are Ultrathin Films of Metallic Oxides Nonmetallic?