Unless otherwise notified, Colloquia start at 4pm in the Wilder Auditorium (refreshments are in the Physics Library starting at 3:30pm). Colloquia are organized by Dr. Olga Korotkova. Suggestions from the faculty and the graduate students for invited speakers and/or topics of interest are very welcome. Seminars are organized on an individual basis (see seminar link for details).

  2017-2018 Academic Year
  Upcoming Colloquia and Seminars
12/13/2017
4pm
Erdal Toprak, UT Southwestern
Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance on A Multidimensional Hypercube
11/29/2017
4pm
Jessica Ramella-Roman, Florida International University
Improving the diagnosis of pathologies of the extracellular matrix through optical imaging
11/01/2017
4pm
Peter Milonni, University of Rochester
Zero-Point Energy, Fluctuations, and Dissipation: A (Mostly) Quantum-Optical Perspective
10/25/2017
4pm
Max Zenghui Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
A Vibrant New World—Exploring New Physics and Materials with Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS).
10/11/2017
4pm
Ata Sarajedini, Florida Atlantic University
RR Lyrae Variable Stars in M31, M32, and M33
TBA Comert Kural, Ohio State University
Mechanobiology of clathrin-mediated endocytosis
   


  Past Colloquia and Seminars
03/25/2017
(Saturday)
11am
Orlando Alvarez, University of Miami
Gravitational Waves
02/20/2017
4pm
Shawn Henderson, Cornell University
Probing fundamental physics and astrophysics with Advanced ACT and future CMB surveys
02/15/2017
4pm
Ivan Medvedev, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Bio-Chemical Respiratory Sensing in the Terahertz Spectral Range – Science, Technology, and Applications
02/13/2017
4pm
Nico Cappelluti, Yale University
The Billions problem: finding the progenitors of Supermassive Black Holes in the first Gyr of cosmic history.
02/08/2017
4pm
Seyed Hashemi, Institute of Optics, Univ. Rochester
Quantum Optics With Structured Light
02/06/2017
4pm
Gerhard Ulbricht, University of California - Santa Barbara
Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for IR-optical and X-ray Astronomical Instrumentation
02/01/2017
4pm
Miranda van Iersel, Netherlands Institute for Applied Scientific Research
Observing objects: determining the influence of environmental parameters
01/30/2017
4pm
Abigail Crites, California Institute of Technology
Innovative Approaches in mm-Wavelength Cosmology: From Inflation to the Epoch of Reionization and Beyond
01/26/2017
Seminar
4pm
Conf. Room
Luc Vinet, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Montreal, Canada
The Bannai-Ito algebra in many guises
01/25/2017
4pm
Chungqiang Li, University of Texas, El Paso
Advanced Optical Imaging Techniques for Deep Penetration, Super Resolution, and High 3D Imaging Speed
11/02/2016
4pm
P. Scott Carney, University of Illinois
Lens vs algorithm: optical imaging in the age of computers
10/05/2016
CANCELLED
Misak Sargsian, Florida International University
Dynamics of Superdense Nuclear Matter: from Atomic Nuclei to Neutron Stars
09/14/2016
Tea: 3:15pm
Talk: 3:45pm
Heather Bloemhard, American Astronomical Society
Science Policy for Scientists
09/07/2016
4pm
Stefan Kautsch, Nova Southeastern Univ.
Too thin or too beautiful? - The Mystery of Superthin Galaxies Revealed
04/20/2016
4pm
Eduardo H. da Silva Neto, UBC
Universal Charge Order in the Cuprate High-Tc Superconductors
03/30/2016
4pm
Cyrus Hirjibehedin, Univ. College, London (UCL)
Atomically Precise Magnetic Nanostructures: From Physics to Information Technology
03/23/2016
5pm
Beverly Berger, LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger: a new window on the universe
03/02/2016
4pm
Aziz Boulesbaa, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
From vibrational dynamics of interfacial water to the formation and dissociation of quasiparticles in nanomaterials.
02/29/2016
4pm
Laura Newburgh, University of Toronto
New Probes of Old Structure: Cosmology with 21cm Intensity Mapping and the Cosmic Microwave Background
02/24/2016
4pm
Steve Hailey-Dunsheath, Caltech
Probing Star Formation in the Early Universe with Submillimeter-Wave Survey Spectroscopy
02/22/2016
5pm
David K. Campbell, Boston University
FPU and the birth of experimental Mathematics
02/15/2016
4pm
John Appel, John Hopkins University
Searching for the signature of primordial gravitational waves in the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background
02/10/2016
4pm
Elena Rasia, University of Michigan and Observatory of Trieste
Clusters of galaxies as a window into cosmology and astrophysics
02/08/2016
4pm
He Wang, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Interfacial Engineering and Optical Dynamics in Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells
02/03/2016
4pm
Norbert Werner, Stanford University
Sculpting the visible Universe: Mergers, supermassive black holes and star formation
02/01/2016
4pm
Thang Ba Hoang, Duke University
Tailoring light-matter interaction at nanoscale for new generation of high efficiency optoelectronics
01/27/2016
4pm
Tom Essinger-Hileman, John Hopkins University
Searching for the Signature of Inflation in CMB Polarization: the ABS and CLASS experiments
01/20/2016
4pm
Eric Detsi, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Earth-Abundant Nanoporous Metals: New Avenues for Large-Scale Energy Conversion and Storage Applications
01/13/2016
4pm
Mohamed Gharbi, McGill University
Energy Stored in Soft Matter: A New Toolkit for Directed Assembly of Advanced Materials.
11/11/2015
4pm
John Howell, University of Rochester
Physics of Invisibility
10/14/2015
4pm
Guoqing Lin, University of Miami - RSMAS
Seismic imaging in tectonically and volcanically active regions
09/16/2015
4pm
Akira Chiba, Department of Biology, University of Miami
The social proteins
  2014-2015 Academic Year
03/24/2015
Tuesday 3:30pm
Conf. Room
Refr. 3pm
Eduardo Guendelman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Schwarzschild metric and Friedmann equations from Newtonian gravitational collapse
02/11/2015
4pm
Robert Brewster, California Institute of Technology
Noise and competition in gene expression: the biophysics of cellular inconveniences
02/09/2015
Monday 4pm
Mason Klein, Harvard University Center for Brain Science
Temperature Sensing, Processing, and Response in the Drosophila Larva
02/04/2015
4pm
Frank Weinert, California Institute of Technology
The Transcription Factor Titration Effect
02/02/2015
Monday 4pm
Nan Jing, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
An Insight into Single-Molecule Processes via Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy
01/29/2015
Thursday 4pm Room 203
Christoph Keplinger, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Soft Machines: From Artificial Muscles and Renewable Energy to Stretchable Ionics and Bionic Skin
01/26/2015
Monday 4pm
Albert Siryaporn, Deparment of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Regulation of bacterial pathogenesis by mechanical cues
01/21/2015
4pm
Xuefeng Wang, Physics Dept. and Institue of Genomic Biology, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
Cellular Forces Studied by DNA-based Molecular Force Sensor and Modulator
01/14/2015
4pm
Raul Monsalve, Arizona State University
Characterizing Cosmic Dawn through Observations of the 21-cm Line
01/12/2015
Monday 4pm
Matthew White, Department of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University (Austria)
Thin-film organic and hybrid optoelectronics
12/03/2014
4pm
Paul Francois, Department of Physics, McGill University
In silico evolution and application to immune detection
11/19/2014
4pm
Armin Fuchs, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
Diffusion Tensor Imaging and its Applications to Concussions in Football Players
11/12/2014
4pm
Jose' Feliciano Benitez, University of Miami
Status of the Higgs Boson Measurements at the Large Hadron Collider
11/05/2014
4pm
Boris Ya. Zeldovich, University of Central Florida
Up and Down Asymmetry of Light’s Electric Field and Other Properties of Polarization
10/29/2014
4pm
Laura Newburgh, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada
Measuring Dark Energy with CHIME
10/15/2014
4pm
Michael Smith, University of Kent, UK
Jets in Astrophysics: the known unknowns
09/24/2014
4pm
Jin He, Physics Department, Florida International University
Nanopore for sensing and imaging
  2013-2014 Academic Year
03/31/2014
4pm
Pedro Ferreira, University of Oxford, England
Testing General Relativity with Cosmology
02/17/2014
4pm
Sunxiang Huang, John Hopkins University
Broken Symmetry and Magnetic Skyrmions
02/12/2014
4pm
Rhonda Dzakpasu
Department of Physics, Georgetown University
The balance of plasticity and stability in an in vitro network of neurons
02/05/2014
4pm
Askin Kocabas, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Controlling neural dynamics to evoke complex behaviors in C. elegans
02/03/2014
4pm
Christianne Beekman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Novel Ways to Manipulate Nanoscale Phase Separation in Complex Oxides
01/29/2014
4pm
Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University
The "Standard" Model of Cosmology ... and Open Questions
01/22/2014
rpm
Johannes Seelig, Howard Hughes Medical Institue
Neural circuits underlying visuomotor integration in Drosophila
01/20/2014
4pm
Benjamin Hunt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering New Electronic States in Graphene Heterostructures: Massive Dirac Fermions, Hofstadter's Butterfly and the Quantum Spin Hall Effect
01/15/2014
4pm
Chunlei Wang, Florida International University
Development of C-MEMS based micropower and biosensor systems: challenge, solution and beyond
12/04/2013
4pm
Casey W. Miller, University of South Florida
Diversity Challenges Facing Physics
11/20/2013
4pm
Jonathan Engle, Florida Atlantic University
Gravity, quantum, loops, and cosmology
11/06/2013
4pm
Mark Reeves, George Washington University
From Random Walks to Brownian Motion, from Diffusion to Entropy: Statistical Principles in Introductory Physics
10/30/2013
4pm
Sefaattin Tongay
Novel Functional Two-dimensional Materials & Derivatives
10/16/2013
4pm
Prem Chapagain, Florida International University
Computational investigations of protein structure and dynamics
10/02/2013
4pm
Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University
Multi-Scale Dynamics and Laminated Structures in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS)
  2012-2013 Academic Year
04/24/2013
4pm
Megan Eckart, NASA/GSFC and UMBC
X-ray Astrophysics with Non-Dispersive Imaging Spectrometers: Astro-H and Beyond
04/10/2013
4pm
Kevin Huffenberger, University of Miami
The Universe's Baby Picture: Cosmology results from the Planck mission
04/03/2013
4pm
Steven M. Reppert, UMass Medical School, Worcester, Massachussets
Neurobiology of monarch butterfly migration
04/01/2013
4pm
Chaoming Song, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachussets
Scaling Theory of Complex Networks
03/20/2013
4pm
Daniel James, University of Toronto, Canada
Quantum Computing, Cryptography and Teleportation
01/23/2013
4pm
Leopoldo Infante, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
The State of Astronomy in Chile
11/28/2012
4pm
Edward F. Redish, University of Maryland
Rethinking Physics for Biologists: Adapting to a major new service course constituency
11/7/2012
4pm
Christopher G A Harrison, University of Miami - RSMAS
Causality between climate and human activity
10/17/2012
4pm
Sukanya Chakrabarti, Florida Atlantic University
A New Probe of Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
 
2011-2012 Academic Year
04/25/2012
5pm
Tamir Epstein, Moffitt Cancer Center
Quantitative imaging of biophysical processes and biochemical parameters
04/17/2012
11:00am
Gourab Ghoshal, Northeastern University
Role of topology in ranking processes on complex networks.
03/28/2012
5:30pm
Sheyum Syed, Rockefeller University, New York
Complexity without all the complications: the fruit fly circadian clock as a gateway towards quantitative understanding of complex behavior
03/28/2012
4:30pm
Physics Library
Alan Lightman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Informal Talk
02/29/2012 Maha McCain, University of Miami, Theatre Arts
Copenhagen
11/30/2011 Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cell dynamics and cancer diagnosis studied by quantitative phase imaging
10/19/2011 Zoltan Bajnok, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Casimir effect and boundary quantum field theories
10/5/2011 Mohamed Iskandarani, University of Miami - RSMAS
Stochastic Modelling of Oceanic Flows
 
2010-2011 Academic Year
4/27/2011 Antao Chen, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Photonics and nanotechnology for telecommunication and sensors
4/13/2011 Spiros S. Skourtis, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
The control of electron transfer pathways in biomolecular and small-molecule systems: the roles of medium fluctuations and initial state preparation.
3/2/2011 Maurizio Giannotti, Barry University
Astrophysics and Axions: New Models and New Constraints
2/23/2011 Carolyne Van Vliet, University of Miami
Quantizing the Hendrik Antoon Lorentz force, 1853-1928, University of Leyden, Holland
2/16/2011 Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida/CREOL
Optical Airy beams and bullets
2/9/2011 Brian A. Raue, Florida International University
Rewriting 50 years of nuclear physics: The search for two photon exchange
12/1/2010 Jack Hughes, Rutgers University
Clusters and Cosmology from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope
11/3/2010 Angela M. Guzman, Florida Atlantic University
Quantum atom-surface interaction in the presence of optical fields
10/27/2010 Neil Johnson, University of Miami
The magic of 2.5: From wars and markets to neurons and superconductivity
10/6/2010 Bernard S. Gertsman, Florida International University
Protein Folding: Energy, Entropy, Non-Linear Dynamics, and Neurological Diseases
 
2009-2010 Academic Year
9/9/2009 Andy Lau, Florida Atlantic University
Response and Fluctuations in Active Systems
10/7/2009 Chris Landsea, NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting at the National Hurricane Center
10/28/2009 Jorge L. Rodriguez, Florida International University
Physics at the Large Hadron Collider with the CMS Experiment: Status Fall 2009
11/4/2009 Stewart E. Barnes, University of Miami
Taking Faraday's law for a spin - gauge theories and spin batteries
12/02/2009 Roland Romeiser, University of Miami/RSMAS
High-resolution ocean current measurements from satellites