Colloquium Schedule - Spring 2018

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 25 Daniel White Conceptual Hierarchies in Learning About Force and Motion
Mason Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Jan 29 (Monday 4:00; Bizzell LL118 (across from Bookmark Cafe)) Chris Porter Physics Education Research at the Graduate Level: Graduate Students’ Experiences and Misunderstandings
Mason Ohio State
Feb 01 Bryce Gadway Observation of the topological Anderson insulator in disordered atomic wires
Blume University of Illinois
Feb 05 (Monday 4:00; Dale Hall Tower Room 906) Barbara Fennell The Effects of Introductory Physics Courses on Students' View of the Nature of Science: The Roles of Instructional Type and Religiosity
Mason College of the Ozarks
Feb 08 Richard Furnstahl News from the Nucleus
Blume Ohio State
Feb 12 (Monday 4:00; Dale Hall Tower Room 906) Mustafa Bahran OU Physics Education: A Way Forward
Mason OU
Feb 15 Matt Beard Quantum Confined Semiconductors for Solar Photon Energy Conversion
Sellers NREL
Henry University of Kansas
Mar 01 Olivier Pfister Toward quantum computing over the rainbow: entangling the quantum optical frequency comb
Marino University of Virginia
Mar 08 Scott Ransom Millisecond Pulsars, Basic Physics, and NANOGrav
Tobin National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Mar 15 Cheng Chin Bose fireworks
Schwettmann University of Chicago
Mar 22 Spring Break No Colloquium
Mar 29 BG Andersson Status of, and science with, the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Apr 05 Scott Sheppard A Wide and Deep Solar System Survey
Kaib Carnegie DTM
Apr 12 Randy Hulet The Birth (and Death) of a Matter-Wave Soliton
Schwettmann Rice
Apr 19 David Ferry A Pilgrim’s Guide to Semiconductor Energy Bands
Sellers Arizona State University
Apr 26 Mark Raizen From Maxwell’s Demon to Einstein’s Speed Demon
Schwettmann University of Texas
May 03 Wen-Fai Fong Multiple Messengers from the Universe: Gravitational Waves and Light from Neutron Star Mergers
Tobin Northwestern
May 10 Finals week No Colloquium


See also our archive of all past events



CMP Journal Club

Apr 26, 2018 1:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Collin Brown


Apr 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Mark Raizen
From Maxwell’s Demon to Einstein’s Speed Demon

Astronomy Journal Club

Apr 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Maria Schutte & Rajeeb Sharma