Colloquium Series

To help you grow as a physicist, astronomer, or engineer, we have colloquium series several times a semester.

The series gives you a chance to get away from the classroom setting, hear from people in the business, and see what’s been done elsewhere. We usually bring in about a dozen speakers a semester. Speakers include government scientists and professors at other universities. 

The colloquium is required, and you do get credit for it. Grad students have to attend three series, undergraduates, one or two.

To make sure you've soaked it all in, we require that you give a presentation at the end of each semester about what you learned. In the fall, you will do an oral presentation, and in the spring, you will do a poster board presentation. These exercises will develop your presentation skills, which is essential in this discipline.

Discovering a Cool Topological Quantum Universe Inside a Superconducting Nanowire

Spring 2016 Colloquium Series

Please join us for our physics and astronomy related seminars. All seminars take place in Cooper Physical Science Building (CP), room 144, and begin at 3:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). Refreshments are served at 3:15 p.m. in CP 108. Please call 765-285-8860 for further information.




January 21
Douglas T. Petkie, Wright State University
Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Physics and Applications
January 28
Guillermo Gonzalez, Ball State University
Variability Among Stars in the M 67 Field from Kepler/K2-Campaign-5 Light Curves
February 4
Ali Razavieh, Pennsylvania State University
Tranconductance Linearity in Low Dimensional Nanowire MOSFETs
February 18
Guoping Zhang, Indiana State University
Laser-induced Coherent Population Trapping in C60 and Optical Detection of Highly Delocalized Superorbitals
February 25
Katherine Rhode, Indiana University
Something Old, Something New - Stellar Populations Studies of External Galaxies
March 3 Joseph Wallace, IUPUI
There and Back Again – My Circuitous Route to Biomedical Engineering and How I Use It to Study Bone
March 24 Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton
Optical Metamaterials: From Fantasy to Reality
April 7
Burcin Bayram, Miami University Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
April 21
Nayana Shah, University of Cincinnati Discovering a Cool Topological Quantum Universe Inside a Superconducting Nanowire
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