PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE 

AY 12-13 Colloquium Chair: Maxim Dzero (mdzero@kent.edu)
 

All colloquia take place at 1:30 pm in Kent University Library, Room 317, unless otherwise noted.

FALL 2012
Sept 13 Thursday 1:30pm

"Higgs Boson - Why the Fuss?"
Abstract
Peter Tandy
Department of Physics
Kent State University
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


Sept 20 Thursday 1:30pm

"The II-IV Nitride Semiconductors: Scientific, Technological and Economic Considerations"
Abstract
Kathleen Kash
Department of Physics
Case Western Reserve University
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


Sept 26 Wednesday 1:30pm

"Teaching the physics of sports: Insights and experience of a nuclear physicist"
Abstract
Mike Lisa
Department of Physics
Ohio State University
Contact person: Declan Keane


October 4 Thursday 1:30pm

"Quantum rectification in mesoscopic circuits: point contacts, 2DEG bi-layers, and Giaever transformers"
Abstract
Alex Levchenko
Department of Physics
Michigan State University
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


October 18 Thursday 1:30pm

"Topological insulators and semimetals"
Abstract
Kai Sun
Department of Physics
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


October 25 Thursday 1:30pm

Liquid Crystal Research Seminar "Spontaneous Periodic deformations and linear optical response in nonchiral bimesogens with a nematic-nematic transition"
Abstract
Jadish Vij
School of Engineering
Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
Contact person: Satyen Kumar


November 1 Thursday 1:30pm

Dissertation Colloquium "Multichannel Partial-wave Analysis of pi-N Scattering Reactions"
Abstract
Manoj Shrestha
Department of Physics
Kent State University
Contact person: Mark Manley


November 8 Thursday 1:30pm

"Quench dynamics in one-dimensional systems"
Abstract
Aditi Mitra
Department of Physics
New York University
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


December 6 Thursday 1:30pm

"From an extended quark model to a new QCD effect"
Abstract
Tamar Friedmann
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Rochester
Contact person: Maxim Dzero


February 21 Thursday 1:30pm

"The Discovery of the First True Topological Insulator: a tale of SmB6"
Abstract
Maxim Dzero
Department of Physics
Kent State University


March 14 Thursday 1:30pm

"High Energy Collisions and Gluon Saturation"
Abstract
Yuri Kovchegov
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ohio State University
Host: Michael Strickland


April,2 Tuesday 12:45pm This talk will take place at Smith 110

"Organic Electronics – from Basic Science to Real World Applications"
Abstract
Dr. Bjoern Luessem
Institute for Applied Photophysics
TU Dresden, Germany
Host: Brett Ellman


April, 4 Thursday 1:30pm

"Understanding the photovoltaic effect in organic solar cells via morphology, interface and device architecture investigation"
Abstract
Dr. Gang Li
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
UCLA
Host: Brett Ellman


April,9 Tuesday 12:45pm This talk will take place at Smith 110

"Designing, Measuring, Controlling Optical Interactions at the Molecular Scale in Atomically Precise Assembiles"
Abstract
Dr. Yue Bing Zheng
California NanoSystems Institute
UCLA
Host: Brett Ellman


April, 11 Thursday 1:30pm

"Charge Transport and Optoelectronic Devices based on Solution-processed Organic Semiconductors"
Abstract
Dr. Yuan Zhang
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara
Host: Brett Ellman


April,12 Friday 4:30pm This talk will take place at Smith 111

"Discovering the Higgs Boson"
Abstract
Prof. Emlyn Hughes
Department of Physics
Columbia University
Host: Gerassimos (Makis) Petratos


April, 18 Thursday 1:30pm

"Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) : a new inner tracking device for the STAR experiment"
Abstract
Dr. Jonathan Bouchet
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Host: Spiridon Margetis


May 2 Thursday 1:30pm

"Analytical and Computational Investigations of a Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Energy-Bypass System for Supersonic Turbojet Engines to Enable Hypersonic Flight"
Abstract
Theresa Benyo
NASA Glenn Research Center
Host: David Allender