Colloquium Schedule - Spring 2017

Thursdays - 4:00 pm in Nielsen Hall 170.

Coffee and cookies are served at 3:30pm in the Nielsen Hall Atrium.

The Physics and Astronomy colloquium is a forum for invited scientists to present modern research in a fashion accessible to those with a background in physics, but who are not experts in the field. Talks are aimed at a graduate level.

If you have questions about our colloquia, please contact John Tobin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at (405) 325-6278




Jan 19 First week of Classes No colloquium
Jan 26 Billy Quarles Instabilities in the Early Solar System due to a Self-gravitating Disk
Kaib OU
Feb 02 Kevin Walsh Terrestrial Planet Formation with Fragmentation and a Dissipating Nebula
Kaib Southwest Research Institute
Feb 09 None scheduled
Feb 16 TBA Beyond Minimal Supersymmetry at the LHC
Feb 23 Open date
Mar 02 Kuver Sinha The Quest to Understand Hierarchies in Nature and Implications for Early Universe Cosmology
Baer University of Utah
Mar 09 Daniele Alves Tests of the Standard Model and New Phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider
Baer NYU
Mar 16 Spring Break No colloquium
Mar 20 (Monday 4:00) TBA Constructing Universal Laws of Gravity at Short distances and Small time scales
Mar 23 Daniel Young Using the Resources Framework to Design, Assess, and Refine Interventions on Fluids
Mason Gustavus Adolphus College
Mar 29 (Wednesday PHSC 0323) Chris Austin Can Perusall be Used to Increase Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom?
Mason Oklahoma Christian University
Mar 30 Sid Parameswaran Heating up Quantum Mechanics
Uchoa UC Irvine
Apr 06 Luis Marcassa Photoassociation, vibrational cooling and trapping of Rb2 by a single high-power light beam
Shaffer University of Sao Paulo
Apr 13 Robert Boyd Quantum Nonlinear Optics: Nonlinear Optics Meets the Quantum World
Marino University of Rochester/University of Ottawa
Apr 20 Katherine Alatalo Shining light on the hidden pathways of galaxy transformation
Tobin Carnegie Observatories
Apr 27 Timothy Beers Carbon in the Early Universe and Observational Constraints on First-Star Nucleosynthesis
Cowan Notre Dame
May 04 Sarah Gallagher The Biggest Blowhards: Windy Supermassive Black Holes
Leighly Western University
May 11 Finals Week No colloquium

Current Semester's Colloquium


See also our archive of all past events




Aug 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - No colloquium - 1st week of classes


Sep 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - John Wisniewski


Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Alberto Marino