Seminars & Colloquia

Biological Physics Seminar
Thu, Jan 21 11:30am Nature-Inspired Materials Design
Sarah L. Perry, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thu, Feb 11 11:30am Bacterial biofilms adjust their growth and toughness in response to physical stressors in the environment
Vernita Gordon, Department of Physics University of Texas at Austin
Condensed Matter Seminar
Thu, Jan 21 11:30pm Nature-Inspired Materials Design
Sarah L. Perry, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thu, Jan 28 11:30am Dark continuum in the spectral function of the resonant Fermi polaron
Dr. Olga Goulko, Dept of Physics, UMass Amherst
Thu, Feb 11 11:30am Bacterial biofilms adjust their growth and toughness in response to physical stressors in the environment
Vernita Gordon, Dept. of Physics, University of Texas, Austin
Wed, Feb 17 11:00am Quantum Simulation of Complex Open Quantum Systems
Dr. Sarah Mostame, Intel Labs
Thu, Feb 18 11:30am Electrolytes at the interface: charge stabilization in colloids, emulsions and polymer blends
Johannes Zwanikken, Dept. of Physics, UMass Lowell
Thu, Feb 25 11:30am The Physics of Particles: Jammed But Not Steady
Kerstin Nordstrom, Mount Holyoke College
Thu, Mar 3 11:30am Shortcuts to Adiabaticity: Tailoring Quantum Dynamics Far From Equilibrium
Adolfo del Campo, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Thu, Mar 10 11:30am Valley and spin dependent physics in two-dimensional van der Waals’ materials
Kin Fai Mak, Dept. of Physics, Penn State
Thu, Mar 24 11:30am Do anesthetics act on a membrane critical point?
Benjamin Machta, Princeton University
Thu, Mar 31 11:30am Building and understanding magnetic nano-structures, one atom at a time
Adrian Feguin, Dept of Physics, Northeastern University
Thu, Apr 7 11:30am Statistical Physics of Adaptation
Jeremy England, Thomas D. & Virginia W. Cabot Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thu, Apr 14 11:30am Quantum quenches and thermalization in the thermodynamic limit
Marcos Rigol, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Physics
Thu, Apr 21 11:30am Direct probe of valley and orbital order in bilayer graphene
Andrea Young, Dept of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
Departmental Colloquium
Wed, Feb 17 4:00pm The Cosmic Ballet of Black Holes & Gravitational Waves
Laura Cadonati, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wed, Mar 23 4:00pm The Schrödinger Cat and Quantum Error Correction
Chen Wang, Yale University
Wed, Mar 30 4:00pm Single-molecule Sensing with Nanopores
Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wed, Apr 6 4:00pm Evolution of the human foot
Madhusudhan Venkadesan, Yale University
Wed, Apr 13 4:00pm Dirty dibosons and hidden structure at the Large Hadron Collider
Ayana Arce, Duke University
ACFI Seminar
Fri, Jan 22 2:15pm Chiral-Scale Perturbation Theory and the Renormalization Group
Rod Crewther, U. Adelaide
Fri, Feb 12 2:15pm Searching for Dark Matter with Noble Liquids
Richard Saldanha, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, U. Chicago
Fri, Feb 19 2:15pm The role of neutrons in advancing searches for neutrinoless double beta decay
Joshua Albert, Indiana University
Tue, Feb 23 2:30pm Going Deep to Unveil the Nature of Neutrinos and Dark Matter
Kyungeun Lim, Yale University
Fri, Feb 26 2:15pm The Search for Dark Matter with the PICO Experiment
Guillaume Giroux, Queen's University
Tue, Mar 1 2:30pm Pushing noble liquids to new limits: dark matter detection in xenon and superfluid helium
Scott Hertel, UC Berkeley
Fri, Mar 4 2:15pm DAMIC: a direct dark matter search with CCDs
Alvaro Chavarria, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, U. of Chicago
Tue, Mar 8 2:30pm Advanced bolometers for neutrino-less double beta decay and light-WIMP dark matter searches
Raul Hennings-Yeomans, UC Berkeley
Tue, Apr 19 2:30pm Precision measurement of the neutral pion radiative width in PrimEx experiment. Future Primakoff experiments at Jefferson Lab
Ilya Larin, Old Dominion University
Tue, Apr 26 2:30pm Numerical Relativity for Cosmology: doing the non-linear physics for a non-linear problem
Tom Giblin, Kenyon College
Special Talks
Tue, Mar 22 12:15pm Teaching Lunch
UMass Physics Department,
Tue, Apr 5 12:15pm Teaching Lunch
UMass Physics Department,
Tue, Apr 19 12:15pm Teaching Lunch
UMass Physics Department,
Tue, Apr 26 1:30pm iLab poster session
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Wed, Apr 27 1:30pm iLab poster session
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Tue, May 3 12:15pm Teaching Lunch
UMass Physics Department,