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Physics Colloquium Schedule: Spring 2022

The Physics Department hosts a regular colloquium series on Fridays at 3PM in room McL 162, and participates with the Math Department in the Functional Analysis and Mathematical Physics (FAMP) Interdepartmental Research Group meetings.

More information about FAMP.

See the schedule of colloquia below. If you have a topic you would like to see covered please contact Dr. Doug Singleton with suggestions.

When appropriate, a recording of the colloquium will be posted in our YouTube Colloquium Playlist.

Our Colloquium series is also known as the course
Phys 180, Dr Doug Singleton, Instructor.

Covid adaptation: Beginning in the Fall of 2021 we are experimenting with a hybrid format, both face-to-face and by zoom simultaneously. If you prefer to attend by zoom, see the pdf flier for the zoom link. (FAMP presentations will be by zoom)

 

Physics Colloquium Schedule

Map to our 2022 Graduation Dinner:

Map to our 2022 Graduation Dinner
Date Topic, Presenter and more Info
Feb. 11

New Resources for In-Person Teaching

Roger Key, California State University, Fresno

Abstract is on the flier. (No zoom option is available for this presentation)

Feb. 18

Physics with a Smartphone

Dr. David Rakestraw, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Rakestraw's Website with Activities and Information

Get the free app: Phyphox on your phone or tablet.

Abstract is on the flier. (No zoom option is available for this presentation)

Feb. 25 at 10AM (20:00 EEST)

Talk 1: The New Simplest Proof of Cayley's Formula and its Connection to Statistical Mechanics

Dr. Oleksii Rebenko, Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Abstract and zoom link are on the flier.

Feb. 25 at 11AM

Talk 2: Area Laws for the Entanglement Entropy in the XXZ Spin Chain

Dr. Christoph Fischbacher, University of California, Irvine

Abstract and zoom link are on the flier.

Mar. 4

Astrophysics in the Coming Decades

Dr. Fred Ringwald, California State University, Fresno

Abstract and zoom link are on the flier.

Mar. 11

Zap-X: A Novel Gyroscopic Radiosurgery System

Dr. Georg Weidlich, DABR and FACRO

Abstract and zoom link are on the flier.

Mar. 25

Heat and Particle Transport in Tokamak Reactors

Dr. Jonathan Roveto, Georgia Tech

Abstract is on the flier. (No zoom option is available for this presentation)

Apr. 1

Physics of Space, Investigated on Earth: Studying Chemical Reactions in a Laboratory Environment

Olivia Krohn, University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract is on the flier. (No zoom option is available for this presentation)

Apr. 22

Laboratory Astrophysics with High Intensity Lasers

Dr. In Tai Kim, California State University, Fresno

Abstract is on the flier.  (No zoom option is available for this presentation)

Apr. 29 at 10:00 AM

Talk 3: On Linear Chaos in the Space of Convergent Sequences

Gabriel Martinez Lazaro, Student, Dr. Marat V. Markin Advisor, Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fresno.

Abstract and zoom link are on the flier.

Apr. 29

M.S. Thesis Talks: Patrick Kelly "Exploring the Quantum Many-Body Problem with Cold Atomic Gases," and Joey Contreras "Modified Commutators vs. Modified Operators in a Quantum Gravity Minimal Length Scale."

Patrick Kelly, Joey Contreras

Abstracts are on the flier (Kelly), and this flier (Contreras).

May 6

Research on the Quadrupolar Kondo Effect via Ultrasonic Measurements

Prof. Tatsuya Yanagisawa, Hokkaido University

Abstract is on the flier.