Colloquium Schedule - Fall 2016

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




Aug 25 First Week of Classes No Colloquium
Sep 01 Gregory Parker 2016 Welcome Celebration for New Faculty, Postdocs and Students
Parker OU
Sep 08 Huirong Yan Probing astrophysical magnetic fields with atomic alignment
Dai U. Potsdam & DESY
Sep 15 Geoffrey Lovelace The first observations of gravitational waves from merging black holes
Abraham California State - Fullerton.
Sep 20 (Tuesday, Dale Hall 211) Mukremin Kilic Gravitational Waves, Supernovae, Merging White Dwarfs, Habitable Planets, and Debris Disks
Parker OU
Sep 22 Ian Sellers Routes to Ultra-High Efficiency Solar Cells: Third Generation Photovoltaics
Parker OU
Sep 27 (Tuesday, Dale Hall 211) Bruno Uchoa Quantum phenomena in nodal materials
Parker OU
Sep 29 Xinyu Dai An Extragalactic Journey with Active Galactic Nuclei, Gravitational Lenses, and Galaxy Clusters
Parker OU
Oct 06 Justin Perron Transport through single electron transistors and quantum dots: Insight into carrier states
Sellers California State - San Marcos
Oct 13 Bob Slocum An OU Physicist’s Adventures in the Small Business Jungle
Baron Polatomic, Inc., Richardson TX
Oct 20 Karen Bjorkman Looking at Variable Circumstellar Disks: What We Know (and What We Don’t)
Wisniewski University of Toledo
Oct 27 Chat Hull The weak and the strong: understanding the different modes of magnetized star formation with cutting-edge observations and simulations
Tobin Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Nov 03 Leslie Looney Setting the Initial Conditions for Planets: The Young Circumstellar Disk
Tobin University of Illinois
Nov 10 Ferah Munshi Feedback and its Role in Shaping (dwarf) Galaxies
Parker OU
Nov 17 Dmitri Denisov High Energy Particles Colliders: Past, Present and Future
Gutierrez Fermilab
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Holiday No Colloquium
Dec 01 Greg Salamo Coherent Coupling between Quantum Dots and a Quantum Well
Santos University of Arkansas
Dec 08 Kerry Magruder A retrospective account of Galileo’s World
Milton OU History of Science
Dec 15 Finals Week No Colloquium

Current Semester's Colloquium


See also our archive of all past events



CMP Seminar

Apr 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Nicholas Ekins-Daukes


Apr 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Timothy Beers
Carbon in the Early Universe and Observational Constraints on First-Star Nucleosynthesis

Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 28, 2017 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Lisa Simpson