Scientist in front of poster


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm  ·  Material Science Seminar  ·  DEMeritt 240
Cheng Gong, University of California, Berkeley

AbstractMagnetism, one of the most fundamental physical properties, lays the foundation for modern information technologies such as logic devices and memories.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Gregory Fuchs, Cornell University

AbstractFor decades, computers have used small magnetic domains within a magnetic material to store information.  As the magnetic bits scaled are down to enable ever more dense information storage, we have to worry about thermal fluctuations that can re-orient them, changing a 0 into a 1.  As a potential alternative, I will discuss

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm  ·  Space Science Seminar  ·  Morse 401
Dimitry Pokhotelov, IAP, Rostock University

Abstract: The tomographic inversion of GPS electron content data in a three-dimensional time-dependent inversion algorithms combined with Kalman filters can reveal the spatial and temporal distribution of ionospheric electron density. These algorithms have been applied to reconstruct the large-scale 4D dynamics of ionospheric plasma content and density during some major geomagnetic storms.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:10pm to 2:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Dr. Peggy Shea


Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Branislav Nikolic, University of Delaware

AbstractThe control of recently observed spintronic effects in topological-insulator/ferromagnetic-metal (TI/FM) heterostructures is thwarted by the lack of understanding of band structure and spin texture around their interfaces.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Ningyu Liu


Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Dr. Sami Mitra, Physical Review Letters

In a talk structured to encourage interspersed Q and A, I will discuss
the dissemination of your physics results that follows the lab, the
keyboard, and the desk. You communicate results through posters,
talks, and papers in a cascading sequence that entails interacting
with journal editors, referees, conference organizers, journalists,
department chairs, deans, funding agencies, and others. I will focus
on this post-research collaborative process in physics, now in a state
of flux in the age of social media and Google Scholar, primarily

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Marc Lessard


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Thorsten Hesjedal, University of Oxford


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm  ·  Colloquium  ·  DeMeritt 240
Prof. Charles Gammie, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign