Physics Colloquium Schedule – Spring 2023

Previous and Future Colloquia

All colloquia will be held at 4 PM in Olin 101 (unless noted otherwise). For additional information contact

Thurs. Jan. 12, 2023Professor John Weisel, U. Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, “Blood clot contraction: Mechanisms, pathophysiology, and disease” (hosts: M. Guthold and S. Baker)
Thurs. Jan. 19, 2023Dr. Timea Feller, University of Leeds, UK, “Mechanical behaviour of fibrin fibres, network
and plasma clots: how altered structures change mechanical response” (host M. Guthold and S. Baker)

Thurs. Jan. 26, 2023Dr. Ilias Belharouak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Battery Manufacturing Opportunities for Our Energy Security” — Physics and Chemistry joint colloquium — (hosts: A. Lachgar and N. Holzwarth)
Thurs. Feb. 2, 2023 Dr. Mykhaylo Ozerov, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, “Magnetic Resonance in Far Infrared Spectral Range” (host S. Winter)
Thurs. Feb. 09, 2023 Professor Eric Bittner, University of Houston, “What Spectral Line-shapes can Reveal” (host A. Srimath Kandada and A. Salam)
Thurs. Feb. 16, 2023 Professor Adam (Wei) Tsen, University of Waterloo,Canada, “Tunneling Probe of 2D Kitaev and Moiré Magnetism”” (host: S. Winter)
Thurs. Feb. 23, 2023Professor Carlos Silva, Georgia Tech, “The nature of two quantum correlations in semiconductor polymers” (host A. Srimath Kandada)
Thurs. Mar. 2, 2023Professor Alexandra Paterson, University of Kentucky, “Organic transistors: Simple solutions to their complex problems” (host: O. Jurchescu)
Thurs. Mar. 09, 2023 — Spring break
Fri. Mar. 17, 2023 (3PM)Professor Sylvester James Gates Jr., University of Maryland, “A Surprising Connection: Mathematical Coloring Problems & Supersymmetry!” (host: P. Anderson)
Thurs. Mar. 23, 2023 (2:30PM)Professor Philip W Phillips, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, “Beyond BCS: An Exact Model for Superconductivity and Mottness” (host: S. Winter)
Wed. Mar. 29, 2023 (3:00PM)Ph.D. Defense, Ellie Alipour, “Studies in blood and blood protein therapeutics” Advisor: D. Kim-Shapiro
Thurs. Apr. 6, 2023Dr. Yueping Zeng, Honeywell Corporation and WFU alum, “An introduction to Honeywell’s contributions to NASA’s human space flight missions such as the Orion and Artemis missions to the Moon and to Mars” (host: N. Holzwarth)

Thurs. Apr. 13, 2023 (9:00 AM)Ph.D. Defense, Haardik Pandey, “Modeling Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Density Functional Theory”, Advisor: T. Thonhauser

Thurs. Apr. 20, 2023 (3:30 PM) — Physics Department Honors and Awards Ceremony