Spring 2021 Seminars

(All seminars take place virtually with Zoom)

February 24 – 3:00 pm – Energy systems planning under extreme weather events, Speaker Armando L. Figueroa Acevedo, a Strategic Advisory Consultant at Black & Veatch, the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Resource Adequacy Working Group, and a certified Professional Engineer. Watch Video

February 24 – 4:15 pm – Information Session on Physics Faculty CURI Projects, Prabal Adhikari, Alden Adolph, Brian Borovsky, and Anne Gothmann.  Watch Video

March 31 – 3:00 pm – Building students’ physics identity through communities of practice, including public engagement efforts, Kathleen Hinko, physics education research at Michigan State University.  Watch Video

April 21 – 3:00 pm – Factors that control near-source infrasound at open-vent volcanoes: A case study at Villarrica Volcano, Chile, Bryan Rosenblatt, Boise State University.

May 5 – 3:00 pm –Radio-Active CoWS: Studying the Interplay Between Radio Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters, Emily Moravec, postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and a support scientist at the Czech node of the European ALMA Regional Center.  Watch Video


Fall 2020 Seminars

(All seminars take place virtually with Zoom)

August 26th – 3:00 pm – Tracing galactic-scale magnetic fields across cosmic time Speaker Anna Williams, Macalester College. Watch Video

September 23 – 3:00 pm – Design of Knitted Superelastic Tire Treads for Next Generation Non-Pneumatic Rover Tires Speaker Henry Koon ’16, University of Minnesota.

October 7 – 3:00 pm – Quantum Computing with Electron Spins in Semiconductors Speaker John Nichol, University of Rochester.

October 21 – 3:00 pm – Physics, mathematics, and computations are pivotal to address power engineering problems Speaker Hugo Villegas Pico, Iowa State University.

November 4 – 3:00 pm – Physics majors Rahaf Youseff  (Title: Characterizing Noise in Quantum Computing) and Evan Strong (Title: 2D Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals) present summer 2020 research projects.


See Colloquium Archives, 2005-2020