This page contains the schedules and abstracts for past colloquiums. Choose a semester, or click "All Pages" to see all. 

 

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Host
Spring 2018 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Jan 26
Dr. Etienne Fodor University of Cambridge Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of active matter Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Feb 2
       
Friday
Feb 9
       
Friday
Feb 16
       
Friday
Feb 23
       
Friday
Mar 2
Dr. Cliff Surko University of California San Diego

Antimatter in Our World of Matter

Murtadha Khakoo
Friday
Mar 9
       
Friday
Mar 16
       
Friday
Mar 23
       
Friday
Mar 30
Cesar Chavez Day - Campus Closed  
Friday
Apr 6
       
Friday
Apr 13
       
Friday
Apr 20
Dr. TJ Massinger Caltech Increasing the amount of gravitational-wave science we can do with LIGO Josh Smith
Friday
Apr 27
Dr. Nathan Inan UC Merced Formulations of general relativity and their applications to quantum mechanical systems Heidi Fearn
Friday
May 4
       
Friday
May 11
Master's Student Presentations CSUF TBA Physics Dept
Friday
May 18
Dr. Gary Mikaelian NIDEK Co. Ltd. and Hedgefog Research Inc The Eye with the eye of a Physicist Murtadha Khakoo
Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Host
Fall 2017 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Aug 25
       
Friday
Sep 1
       
Friday
Sep 8
Undergraduate Students CSUF Semester welcome and undergraduate student research seminar Various
Friday
Sep 15
       
Friday
Sep 22
       
Friday
Sep 29
   

 

 
Friday
Oct 6
Stephen Pollock University of Colorado, Boulder TBA Gina Passante
Friday
Oct 13
Stephen Pollock University of Colorado, Boulder TBA Gina Passante
Friday
Oct 20
       
Friday
Oct 27
       
Friday
Nov 3
       
Friday
Nov 10
Veterans Day
Friday
Nov 17
Sharon Gerbode Harvey Mudd College Sculpting crystals with light - optical blasting deforms colloidal crystal grains Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Nov 24
Fall Recess
Friday
Dec 1
       
Friday
Dec 8
John Barton MIT and University of California Riverside HIV evolution through the lens of statistical physics Wylie Ahmed

 

 

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Host
Fall 2016 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Aug 26
       
Friday
Sep 2
       
Friday
Sep 9
Brandon Eberly SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Searching for sterile neutrinos with MicroBooNE Eberly's Abstract Josh Smith
Friday
Sep 16
       
Friday
Sep 23
       
Friday
Sep 30
Qing Ryan Cal Poly Pomona

Physics Problem Solving: Customizable Computer Coaches for Physics Online (C3PO) Ryan's Abstract

Gina Passante
Friday
Oct 7
       
Friday
Oct 14
Lee Lindblom UC San Diego Neutron Stars: Where Gravitation Theory Meets Nuclear Physics Lindblom's Abstract Geoffrey Lovelace
Friday
Oct 21
       
Friday
Oct 28
Chris Griffo Celestron Roles of an Optical Engineer at Celestron Griffo's Abstract Josh Smilth
Wednesday Nov 2 Dragos Anghel Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering  Electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures at sub-Kelvin temperatures Anghel's Abstract Ionel Tifrea
Friday
Nov 4
Daniel Slaughter Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory Bond-selective chemistry with low-energy electrons Slaughter's Abstract Leigh Hargreaves
Friday
Nov 11
No Colloquium - Veteran's Day
Friday
Nov 18
       
Friday
Nov 25
No Colloquium - Fall Recess
Friday
Dec 2
Mark Zammit Los Alamos National Laboratory Colliding particles and their applications Zammit's Abstract Morty Khakoo
Friday
Dec 9
       

 

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Host
Spring 2016 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Jan 29
       

Monday
Feb 1
1:00pm

Daniel Johnson Rockefeller University "Spinning, Poynting, Translating: Shining Light on a TIRF Field in Order to Visualize HIV Assembly" Johnson's Abstract Leigh Hargreaves

Wednesday Feb 3
1:00pm

Ran Chen Kansas State University "Biophysical Interactions with Nanomaterials" Chen's Abstract Leigh Hargreaves

Friday 
Feb 5
2:00pm

Wylie Ahmed Institut Curie (France) "Active mechanics keeps our cells alive" Ahmed's Abstract Leigh Hargreaves
Friday
Feb 12
       
Friday
Feb 19
       
Friday
Feb 26
       
Friday
March 4
       
Friday
March 11
       
Friday
March 18
       
Friday
March 25
       
Friday
April 1
No Colloquium - Spring Break
Friday
April 8
       
Friday
April 15
       
Friday
April 22
Flip Tanedo UC Irvine "Dark Sunshine" Tanedo's Abstract Josh Smith
Friday
April 29
Geoffrey Lovelace CSU Fullerton "Observation of gravitational waves from merging black holes" Lovelace's S'16 Abstract Jim Feagin
Friday
May 6 
Masters Students CSU Fullerton TBA Ionel Tifrea
Friday
May 13