Department of Physics & Astronomy

Spring 2019 Colloquia

Colloquia take place in Thornton Hall Room 411 (unless otherwise noted). Colloquia generally start at 4:10 PM with light refreshments being served at 4:00.

01/28/2019 No colloquium (First Day of Classes!)

02/08/2019 (Friday, Blakeslee Room) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #1
Topic in Extragalactic Astronomy

02/20/2019 (Wednesday, Thornton 411) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #2
Topic in Extragalactic Astronomy

02/25/2019 (Blakeslee Room) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #3
Topic in Exoplanetary Science

03/01/2019 (Friday, Blakeslee Room) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #4
Topic in Exoplanetary Science

03/04/2019 (Blakeslee Room) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #5
Topic in Astrophysical Transients

03/11/2019 (Blakeslee Room) Candidate for Asst. Prof. Observational Astronomy #6
Topic in Galactic Astronomy

03/18/2019 Dr. Chris Smallwood (Asst. Prof. Physics, SJSU)
Topic in Experimental Optics

03/25/2019 No colloquium (Spring Break!)
04/01/2019 No colloquium (Cesar Chavez Day!)

04/08/2019 Dr. Sayantani Ghosh (Assoc. Prof. Physics, U.C. Merced)
Topic in Experimental Condensed Matter

04/15/2019 Dr. Aaron Romanowsky (Assoc. Prof. Astronomy, SJSU
Topic in Extragalactic Astronomy

04/22/2019 Dr. Shuo Sun (Post-doc, Electrical Engineering, Stanford U.)
Topic in Experimental Optics

04/29/2019 Dr. Naomi Ginsberg (Assoc. Prof. Chem. & Phys., U.C. Berkeley)
Topic in Soft Condensed Matter

05/06/2019 Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick (Data Scientist at Slack)
Topic in Data Science

05/13/2019 Dr. Shamit Kachru (Prof. Physics, Stanford U.)
Topic in Theoretical Physics




Fall 2018 Colloquia

Colloquia take place in Thornton Hall Room 411 (unless otherwise noted). Colloquia generally start at 4:10 PM with light refreshments being served at 4:00.

08/27/2018 No colloquium

09/03/2018 Labor Day (No colloquium)

09/10/2018 Dr. Cheng Gong (Postdoc, UC Berkeley Physics)
"Magnetic 2D Materials: Discovery, Challenges and Opportunities"

09/17/2018 Faculty research introductions I (Coble, Jensen, Newaz, Xu)
Followed by Physics & Astronomy Club Meet & Greet, 5-7 pm, food & drinks provided

09/24/2018 Faculty research introductions II (Cool, Greensite, Mahdavi, Man)

10/01/2018 Dr. Shambhu Ghimire (P.I., Pulse Institute at Stanford U)
"Novel Ultrafast Probe for Materials"

10/08/2018 Dr. Cassandra Paul (Asst. Prof., San Jose State U Physics)
"Grading Practices in Introductory Physics: Hidden Inequities"

10/15/2018 Dr. Aaron Roodman (Professor, Stanford U Physics)
"The Fastest Eye on the Sky: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope"

10/22/2018 Dr. Daniel Weisz (Asst. Prof., UC Berkeley Astronomy)
"The Lowest-Mass Galaxies In the Early Universe: Insights from the Local Group"

10/29/2018 What are REU Programs?

10/15/2018 Dr. Yat Li (Professor, UC Santa Cruz Chemistry)
"Hierarchical porous carbon structures for supercapacitors"

11/12/2018 Veteran's Day (No colloquium)

11/19/2018 Thanksgiving Break (No colloquium)

11/26/2018 Dr. Eric Ayars (Professor, CSU Chico Physics)
CANCELLED due to wild fires near Chico

12/03/2018 Dr. Jessica Lu (Asst. Prof., UC Berkeley Astronomy)
"Star Formation in Extreme Environments"

12/10/2018 Dr. Courtney Dressing (Asst. Prof., UC Berkeley Astronomy)
"Exploring Planetary Systems Orbiting Nearby Stars"


Colloquia from previous semester: Spring 2018

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