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

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Spring 2022 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Jan 28
No colloquium      
Friday
Feb 4
No colloquium      
Friday
Feb 11
No colloquium      
Friday
Feb 18
       
Friday
Feb 25
Prof. Yusui Chen New York Institute of Technology Open Quantum System Dynamics: from Markovian to non-Markovian Dr. Meng Shen
Friday
Mar 4
Department meeting     Dept. of Physics
Friday
Mar 11
       
Friday
Mar 18
       
Friday
Mar 25
       
Friday
Apr 1
Spring recess      
Friday
Apr 8
       
Friday
Apr 15
       
Friday
Apr 22
       
Friday
Apr 29
Dr. Russ Laher California Institute of Technology

Image Processing/Analysis of Infrared Telescope Data

Dr. Khakoo
Friday
May 6
Graduate student presentations     Dept. of Physics
Friday
May 13
Graduate student presentations     Dept. of Physics

Friday
May 20

       
Friday
May 27
       

 

 

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Fall 2021 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Aug 20
       
Friday
Aug 27
       
Friday
Sept 3
Department meeting     Dept. of Physics
Friday
Sept 10
       
Friday
Sept 17
Dr. Gabriel Bonilla CSUF Beyond-GR Waveform Models and Numerical Relativity Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace, Dr. Joshua Smith
Friday
Sept 24
Department meeting     Dept. of Physics
Friday
Oct 1
       
Friday
Oct 8
       
Friday
Oct 15
       
Friday
Oct 22
       
Friday
Oct 29
       
Friday
Nov 5
Dr. Erik Muniz Syracuse University A Solid-State Phase Camera for Advanced Gravitational-Wave Detectors Dr. Joshua Smith
Friday
Nov 12
       
Friday
Nov 19
Prof. Yun Shen University of California - Riverside

Transmission and control of pathogens across water and air

Zoom link: Zoom

Dr. Meng Shen
Friday
Nov 26
Fall recess      
Friday
Dec 3
Department meeting     Dept. of Physics

Friday
Dec 10

       
Friday
Dec 17
       

 

 

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Spring 2021 Virtual Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Jan 29
       
Friday
Feb 5
       
Friday
Feb 12
       
Friday
Feb 19
       
Friday
Feb 26
       
Friday
Mar 5
Dr. Jennifer Ross Syracuse University

Self-Assembly and Self-Propulsion of Active Biological Elements

 [video]

Dr. Ahmed
Friday
Mar 12
       
Friday
Mar 19
       
Friday
Mar 26
       
Friday
Apr 2
Spring Recess      
Friday
Apr 9
Dr. Kimberly Weirich Clemson University

Self-organization and shape change in biopolymer liquid crystals
[video]

Dr. Shen
Friday
Apr 16
       
Friday
Apr 23
Michael Williams (PhD candidate) University of Glasgow

Why is machine learning relevant to astronomers?

[video]

[slides: part 1part 2]

Dr. Read
Friday
Apr 30
Dr. Gary Uppal CFD Research Corporation

Evolution of Microbial Coorperation in Dynamic Fluids

[video]

Dr. Tifrea
Friday
May 7
MS student presentations CSUF

Keqin Cai, Jean-Baptiste Faure, Ryan Muoio, Courtney White

[video]

Department of Physics
Friday
May 14
MS student presentations CSUF

Samuel Rodriguez, Hunter Seyforth, David Matalon

[video]

Department of Physics

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Fall 2020 Virtual Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Aug 28
       
Friday
Sept 4
       
Friday
Sept 11
       
Friday
Sept 18
       
Friday
Sept 25
       
Friday
Oct 2
       
Friday
Oct 9
Dr. Vivek Sharma University of Illinois at Chicago Surface Forces and Stratification in Micellar Foam Films & Soap Bubbles [video] Dr. Shen
Friday
Oct 16
Dr. Jocelyn Read and Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace CSU Fullerton Discussion of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics [video] Phys. Dept
Friday
Oct 23
Dr. Jos Zwanikken

University of Massachussets, Lowell

Nucleation of Active Particles & The unknown forces in everyday matter [video] Dr. Shen
Friday
Oct 30
       
Friday
Nov 6
       
Friday
Nov 13
Dr. Meng Shen CSU Fullerton Computational physics in materials design: bottom-up and top-down approaches [video] Dr. Ahmed
Friday
Nov 20
       
Friday
Nov 27
Fall Recess      
Friday
Dec 4
Dr. Graziano Vernizzi Siena College Multicanonical Population Monte Carlo Dr. Shen
Friday
Dec 11
       

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Spring 2020 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Jan 24
       
Friday
Jan 31
       
Friday
Feb 7
       
Friday
Feb 14
       
Friday
Feb 21
Campus Closed      
Friday
Feb 28
       
Friday
Mar 6
Dr. Tri Van Applied Research Associates Computational Physical Sciences (CPS) Group at Applied Research Associates, Inc. Dr. Smith
Friday
Mar 13
       
Friday
Mar 20
       
Friday
Mar 27
Dr. Krishna Sigdel (cancelled) Cal Poly Pomona Insights into Protein-Membrane Interactions via Atomic Force Microscopy Dr. Ahmed
Friday
Apr 3
Spring Break      
Friday
Apr 10
       
Friday
Apr 17
       
Friday
Apr 24
       
Friday
May 1
       
Friday
May 8
       

 

 

Fall 2019 Colloquium Schedule

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
 
Friday
Aug 30
       
Friday
Sept 6
       
Friday
Sept 13
Dr. Fabian Magana-Sandoval University of Florida Wave Front Sensor Upgrade for Advanced LIGO Dr. Josh Smith
Friday
Sept 20
       
Friday
Sept 27
       
Friday
Oct 4
       
Friday
Oct 11
       
Friday
Oct 18
Dr. Michael Flatté University of Iowa New Mateials and Devices for Quantum Coherent Technologies Dr. Ionel Tifrea
Friday
Oct 25
       
Friday
Nov 1
       
Friday
Nov 8
Dr. Murtadha Khakoo Cal State Fullerton Low energy electron scattering from fundamental atoms and molecules Phys Dept
Friday
Nov 15
Dr. Alex Klotz (at 1PM) Cal State Long Beach

DNA polymer physics with knots and chainmail 

Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Nov 22
       
Friday
Nov 29
Campus closed      
Friday
Dec 6
Dr. Kinjal Dasbiswas Univ. of California Merced How do molecular motors create order in the noisy interior of cells? Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Dec 13
       

 

Spring 2019 Colloquium Schedule

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Friday
Jan 25
       
Friday
Feb 1
Dr. Charalampos Markakis University of Cambridge Helmholtz's third theorem imprinted on gravitational wave signals Dr. Jocelyn Read
Friday
Feb 8
Dr. Jun Allard University of California, Irvine Force-sensitivity and cooperativity arising from polymer properties of formins and other intrinsically disordered molecules Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Feb 15
       
Friday
Feb 22
--------- --------- Black Family Fellowship Celebration (12:30PM) Physics Dept.
Friday
Mar 1
       
Friday
Mar 8
       
Friday
Mar 15
Dr. Ryan Mcgorty University of San Diego DNA Diffusion and Capillary Waves: Soft Matter Studied with Novel Microscopy Methods Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Mar 22
Dr. Mark Ilton Harvey Mudd College The Physics of Fast, Elastic Energy Release in Biological and Synthetic Systems Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Mar 29
Dr. Eneko Axpe Stanford University and NASA Hydrogels: from modeling their behavior to applications in biomedicine Veronica Lockett-Ruiz
Friday
Apr 5
       
Friday
Apr 12
       
Friday
Apr 19
Dr. Marissa Walker California State University, Fullerton Expanding our view of the gravitational-wave sky Dr. Josh Smith
Friday
Apr 26
Dr. Paul Nerenberg California State University, Los Angeles Structural consequences of DNA methylation at atomistic resolution Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
May 3
Luis (Angel) Rios
Eric Flynn
Amauri Tapia
Jeff Bidler
Paul Matsumoto
California State University, Fullerton MS Presentations Phys Dept
Friday
May 10
Wesley Baxter
Dakota Rose
Mikayla Mays
Zong Yu Wang
California State University, Fullerton MS Presentations Phys Dept

 

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Fall 2018 Colloquium Schedule
Friday
Aug 31
       
Friday
Sept 7
       
Friday
Sept 14
Graduate Students California Institute of Technology So you want to learn about grad school? Come chat! Physics Department
Friday
Sept 21
       
Friday
Sept 28
       
Friday
Oct 5
       
Friday
Oct 12
Dr. Bhargav Rallabandi University of California Riverside Complex Fluids Across Scales: From Suspensions near Membranes to Sea Ice Transport Dr. Wylie Ahmed
Friday
Oct 19
       
Friday
Oct 26
       
Friday
Nov 2
       
Friday
Nov 9
Dr. Benjamin Schermerhorn CSU Fullerton & Pomona
Student construction of a differential length vector in an unconventional spherical coordinate system
Dr. Gina Passante
Friday
Nov 16
Dr. Cynthia Trevisan CSU Maritime Academy The Fate of Quantum Superposition Dr. Murtadha Khakoo
Friday
Nov 23
       
Friday
Nov 30
E. Tarbell, D. Johnson, C. Romo, and A. Giacinto CSU Fullerton The Lambda Boo Puzzle Dr. Patricia Cheng
Friday
Dec 7
       
Friday
Dec 14
       

 

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