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
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 CANCELLED due to illness
Neil F. Johnson, University of Miami
New Physics of Extremes — and Extremism
Host: Torben Lauritsen

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2017-2018 Committee

Michael Bishof (252-5008, mail)
Ian Cloët (Chair) (252-4093, mail)
Zachary Conway (252-0874, mail)
Salman Habib (HEP) (252-1110 mail)
Sereres Johnston ( mail)
Filip Kondev (NE) (252-4877, mail)
Wai-Kwong Kwok (MSD) (252-5539, mail)
Torben Lauritsen (252-4026, mail)
David Potterveld (252-6589, mail)
Seamus Riordan (252-4101, mail)
Daniel Santiago-Gonzalez (252-6870, mail)
Coordinator Colleen Tobolic (252-3663, mail)
Web Guy Robert Wiringa (252-6134, mail)
Phone numbers are area code 630
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