Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2017-2018 Program

Please contact the host if you wish to arrange a discussion with the speaker.

8 Sep 2017 Michelle Dolinski, Drexel University
Current and future searches for neutrinoless double beta decay
Host: Sereres Johnston
15 Sep 2017 Joint Physics and Materials Science Colloquium
J. C. Séamus Davis, Cornell University & Brookhaven National Laboratory
Visualizing Quantum Matter
Host: Wai-Kwong Kwok
22 Sep 2017 Dale van Harlingen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
S-TI-S Josephson junction networks: a platform for exploring and exploiting topological states and Majorana fermions
Host: Wai-Kwong Kwok
29 Sep 2017 Mark G. Alford, Washington University
Transport and dissipation in neutron star mergers
Host: Robert Wiringa
6 Oct 2017 Curtis A. Meyer, Carnegie Mellon University
The Search for Gluonic Excitations
Host: Seamus Riordan
13 Oct 2017 Andrew Cleland, The University of Chicago
Quantum information in superconducting and nanomechanical systems
Host: Wai-Kwong Kwok
20 Oct 2017 Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
The Cosmic Debate
Host: Ian Cloët
26 Oct 2017
Thursday
Joint Physics and Director's Special Colloquium
John C. Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The History of the Universe from the beginning to the end: where did we come from, where can we go?
Host: Seamus Riordan
27 Oct 2017 2017 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
Pittsburgh, PA, 25-28 Oct
3 Nov 2017 Joint Physics and High-Energy Physics Colloquium
Chris Quigg, Fermilab
Fermilab’s Greatest Hits: Scientific Highlights from the First Fifty Years
Host: Seamus Riordan
10 Nov 2017 David Hertzog, University of Washington
Next-Generation Muon g-2: An indirect, but highly sensitive search for New Physics
Host: Seamus Riordan
17 Nov 2017 Gerald A. Miller, University of Washington
The Proton Radius Puzzle- Why we all should care
Host: Ian Cloët
24 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
1 Dec 2017 Sergei Nagaitsev, Fermilab & The University of Chicago
Beam cooling in hadron accelerators
Host: Zack Conway
8 Dec 2017 Berndt Mueller, Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Unbearable Burden of Being Light: Exploring the emergence of ordinary matter from quarks and gluons
Host: Ian Cloët
15 Dec 2017
Physics Division Holiday Party - No colloquium
22 Dec 2017 Christmas - No colloquium
29 Dec 2017 New Year's - No colloquium
5 Jan 2018 Matthew R. Dietrich, Physics Division, Argonne National Lab
Advances in the Search for Radium’s EDM
Host: John Arrington
12 Jan 2018 Jun Ye, JILA, NIST & University of Colorado
Atomic clock based on quantum matter
Host: Michael Bishof
19 Jan 2018 Jeroen van Tilborg, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Progress towards the Free Electron Laser driven by a Laser Plasma Accelerator
Host: Zach Conway
26 Jan 2018 Chris J. Benmore, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab
High temperature x-ray diffraction from nuclear materials
Host: Filip Kondev
2 Feb 2018 Rebecca Surman, University of Notre Dame
Forging the heaviest elements
Host: Filip Kondev
9 Feb 2018 CANCELLED due to weather
Rouven Essig, Stony Brook University
Direct Detection of sub-GeV Dark Matter
Host: Seamus Riordan
16 Feb 2018 Witek Nazarewicz, Michigan State University
At the End of the Nuclear Chart: Physical and Chemical Properties of Oganesson
Host: Robert Wiringa
23 Feb 2018 Christian Forssen, Chalmers University of Technology
The precision era of nuclear theory
Host: Daniel Santiago-Gonzalez
2 Mar 2018 Melina Avila, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Type I X-ray bursts: explosions in binary star systems and the role of nuclear physics
Host: Calem Hoffman
9 Mar 2018 Daniel Lopez, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Embracing nonlinearity and thermal fluctuations in nanomechanics
Host: Ian Cloët
16 Mar 2018 Thomas Glasmacher, Michigan State University
Building FRIB
Host: Torben Lauritsen
23 Mar 2018 Maryellen L. Giger, The University of Chicago
Deciphering Breast Cancer through Breast MRI, Radiomics, and Deep Learning
Host: Salman Habib
30 Mar 2018 Intersections between Nuclear Physics and Quantum Information
Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory 28–30 March
6 Apr 2018 Michael Ramsey-Musolf, University of Massachusetts
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: Lepton Number, Neutrino Mass, and the Origin of Matter
Host: Sereres Johnston
13 Apr 2018 American Physical Society April Meeting 2018
Columbus, OH 14-17 April
20 Apr 2018 Christopher W. Stubbs, Harvard University
Next-Generation Dark Energy Measurements- Challenges and Opportunities
Host: Salman Habib
27 Apr 2018 Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
Machine Learning for Materials Modeling
Host: Ian Cloët
4 May 2018 Laura Cadonati, Georgia Institute of Technology
Black holes, neutron stars and the birth of gravitational wave astronomy
Host: Seamus Riordan
11 May 2018
18 May 2018 Laura Newburgh, Yale University
New Probes of Old Structure: Cosmology with 21cm Intensity Mapping and the Cosmic Microwave Background
Host: Salman Habib
25 May 2018 Neil F. Johnson, University of Miami
New Threats Reveal New Physics
Host: Torben Lauritsen

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2017-2018 Committee


Michael Bishof (252-5008, bishof@anl.gov mail)
Ian Cloët (Chair) (252-4093, icloet@anl.gov mail)
Zachary Conway (252-0874, zconway@phy.anl.gov mail)
Salman Habib (HEP) (252-1110 habib@anl.gov mail)
Sereres Johnston (sjohnston@anl.gov mail)
Filip Kondev (NE) (252-4877, kondev@anl.gov mail)
Wai-Kwong Kwok (MSD) (252-5539, wkwok@anl.gov mail)
Torben Lauritsen (252-4026, torben@anl.gov mail)
David Potterveld (252-6589, potterveld@anl.gov mail)
Seamus Riordan (252-4101, sriordan@anl.gov mail)
Daniel Santiago-Gonzalez (252-6870, dasago@anl.gov mail)
Coordinator Colleen Tobolic (252-3663, tobolic@anl.gov mail)
Web Guy Robert Wiringa (252-6134, wiringa@anl.gov mail)
Phone numbers are area code 630
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