2019-2020 Colloquia Schedule

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 Physics & Astronomy Department at 402-472-2770.

Past Colloquia Schedules: ♦2018-20192017-20182016-20172015-20162014-20152013-20142012-2013



Annual Safety Training, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. in Jorgensen Hall 136

Physics & Astronomy Faculty



Departmental Safety Colloquium

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

Host: Donald Umstadter


ChunNing Jeanie Lau

Ohio State University

Spin and Charge Transport in 2D Materials and Heterostructures

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

Host: Xia Hong


Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate

Stanford University

Taking a Scientific Approach to Physics Teaching and Learning

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Host: Dan Claes


Bob Hilborn

Associate Executive Officer, American Association of Physics Teachers

Bringing Physics Back to Life

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Host: Kevin Lee / School of Biological Sciences


Shouvik Chatterjee

University of California Santa Barbara

Shining a Light on Quantum Materials: From Fundamental Insights to Novel Applications

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Host: Xia Hong


Eric Montoya

University of California, Irvine

Spin Orbit Torque Driven by Planar Hall Current

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Host: Xia Hong


Cary Spencer

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

A Discussion of Unique Career Options at National Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Developed Careers

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

Host: Dan Claes


Robert Streubel

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3D Nano Magnetism: A Modern Perspective on Magnetism

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Host: Xia Hong