Physics Department Colloquium Calendars  (Physics 691R)

Fall 2015

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent
Info?
Lunch, Dinner? Title Abstract Host
Sep  2 Paul Simmonds paulsimmonds@boisestate.edu Boise State Nanophysics (page) y y Tensile strained nanostructures for advanced optoelectronics and band engineering y Davis
Sep  9 Shon Prisbrey prisbrey1@llnl.gov LLNL CM y y If you were at the center of the planet, how strong would you be? y Gus Hart (need dinner host)
Sep 16 Melanie Steimle melanie_steimle@byu.edu BYU - Job Placement Job Placement (page) n n Prepare for the Fair: The Elements of a Successful STEM Fair Experience y Christensen
Sep 23 Brian Jackson bjackson@boisestate.edu Boise State Exoplanets (page) y y On the Edge: Exoplanets with Orbital Periods Shorter Than a Peter Jackson y Stephens, Radebaugh
Sep 30 KC Hansen kenhan@umich.edu Michigan Space Science (page) y y, y Rosetta Stone to the Early Solar System: Rosetta Spacecraft visits Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko y Grant Hart
Oct  7 (Homecoming Week) - - - - - - No colloquium to promote attendance for the CPMS honored alumnus speaker on Octoberr 8. - -
Oct 14 Gus Hart gus.hart@gmail.com BYU CM (page) n n   French Fries or Onion Rings? Improving integration in DFT calculations y Christensen
Oct 21 Andy Piaksek Piacsek@cwu.edu Central Wahington University Acoustics (page) y y,y Bang: Boom. Puff?  The Science of Quiet Supersonic Aircraft y Leishmann?
Oct 28 David Richards richards12@llnl.gov; davidrichards@llnl.gov LLNL Computations (page) y y, y

Scientific Computing in the Exascale Era

y Vanfleet
Nov  4 Shanadeen Begay s.begay@neu.edu Northeastern U. Chemistry and Biochemistry y y, y

Diversity in STEM Ed: Negotiating Complex Social and Cultural Experiences in Biochemical Physics Ed

y Gus Hart
Nov 11 Kirk Sorensen kirkfsorensen@gmail.com Flibe Energy Nuclear (page) y y, y

Energy from Thorium and its Western Connection

y Hess?
Nov 18 John Shumway john.shumwayjr@gmail.com Stone Ridge Technology  Computational Scientist  (page)  y y, y Carbon and Silicon: Fun and Innovation in an Energy Startup y Gus Hart
Dec  2 Corinne Manogue corinne@physics.oregonstate.edu Oregon State Physics Education (page)  y       Rees
Dec  9 J Ward Moody jmoody@byu.edu BYU Physics & Astronomy Astro, E&M (page)  y n Christensen

        

Winter 2016

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Title Abstract Host
Jan  6 Matt Davis   RENEW Strategies Physicist-Entrepreneur (page)        
Jan 13 Preston Wilson pswilson@mail.utexas.edu Texas Acoustics         Gee?
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb  3             ?    
Feb  10                  
Feb 17                  
Feb 24                
Mar  2 Ryan Gutenkunst rgutenk@email.arizona.edu Arizona Genetics    
(Genetics using mathematical techniques applicable in physics)
  Transtrum?
Mar  9 Matt Ferguson mattferguson@boisestate.edu Boise State Biophysics (page)       Hirschman?
Mar 16                  
Mar 23                  
Mar 30                  
Apr  6 Dennis Della Corte (tentative) dellacorte86@gmail.com   CM?         Gus Hart?

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Fall 2009

Date

Name Email From Field Sent Basic Info? Title Abstract Host
Sep  2 Rob Davis davis@byu.edu BYU CM na Templated Fabrication on the Micro- and Nanoscale ´ na
Sep  9 Bill Pitt pitt@byu.edu BYU Chem Eng na Ultrasound for Drug Delivery ´ na
Sep 16 Ryan Camacho* camacho@caltech.edu Caltech Photonics ´ Moving Mirrors with Light: The Physics of Cavity Opto-Mechanics ´ Durfee
Sep 23 Vidvuds Ozolins vidvuds@ucla.edu UCLA AMO ´ Designing Hydrogen Storage Materials Using First-Principles Computation ´ Gus Hart, asst. by Hess
Sep 30 Bern Kosicki kosicki@verizon.net MIT (Lincoln Lab) Imaging ´ Novel Detector Technology for Challenging Time-Dependent Imaging Applications ´ Stokes
Oct  7 Ben Pratt-Ferguson* bpratt-ferguson@raytheon.com Raytheon Engn ´ Physics in Industry, A Personal Perspective ´ Nielsen
Oct 14 Herman Batelaan hbatelaan2@unl.edu Nebraska Theory ´ A Strong Future for a
Weak Quantum Effect
´ Van Huele
Oct 21 Phil Colton jpcolton@comcast.net US State Dept. Career ´ The Atom, its Benefit and Challenges ´ Sommerfeldt Hirschmann
Oct 28 Victor Migenes vmigenes@physics.byu.edu BYU Astronomy na MASER Emission Toward Planetary Nebulae ´ na
Nov  4 Denise Stephens denise_stephens@byu.edu BYU Astronomy na Is Pluto a Planet? ´ na
Nov 11  Niki Brimhall niki.brimhall@gmail.com BYU, Utah Plasma na Extreme Ultraviolet Polarimetry with Laser-Generated High-Order Harmonics: Characterization of Copper and Uranium ´ Peatross
Nov 18 Brian Mazzeo bmazzeo@ee.byu.edu BYU E&C Engn ´ EM Measurements of Biological Systems ´ Van Huele
Dec  2 Jacob Fugal* fugal@ucar.edu NatlCtrAtmRes Atm ´ Looking at Clouds with HOLODEC 2 ´ Christensen
Dec  9 Sara M. Vaiana sara.vaiana@asu.edu ASU CM, Bio ´ Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins, Diabetes and Amyloid Diseases: New Insights from Physics ´ Colton

 

Winter 2010

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Title Abstract Host
Jan  6 John Lupton lupton@physics.utah.edu Utah - Physics & Astr CM (page) ´ Watching Excitons on the Move ´ Colton
Jan 13 Solai Jeyakumar sjk@astro.ugto.mx U. of Guanajuato Astro (page) ´ Evolution of Young Radio Sources and the Effects of Environment ´ Migenes
Jan 20 John Ellsworth jee@byu.edu BYU - Physics & Astr Nuclear Astro (page) na (mis)Adventures in Vacuum Electrodynamics ´ na
Jan 27 Orest G. Symko orest@physics.utah.edu Utah - Physics & Astr Low T (page) ´ Beautiful and Practical Patterns ´ Hess
Feb  3 Scott Sommerfeldt & Kent Gee scott_sommerfeldt@byu.edu,
 
kentgee@byu.edu
BYU - Physics & Astr Acoustics (page)
(page)
na Both Good and Great: On the Contributions
of Carl Eyring and Harvey Fletcher
´ na
Feb  10 Kyle Dawson kdawson@physics.utah.edu Utah - Physics & Astr Obs Cosmology (page) ´ Probing Cosmological Expansion with Distant Supernovae x Joner
Feb 17 Jonathan Weinstein jdweinstein@unr.edu U of Nevada - Reno Plasma (page) ´ Cryogenic Atoms for Quantum Information & Cold Chemistry ´ Bergeson
Feb 24 T. C. Shen tcshen@cc.usu.edu Utah State - Physics Nano (page) ´ Nanotechnology in Nature ´ Davis
Mar  3 David Hatch dhatch@wisc.edu U of Wisconsin Plasma (page) ´ Small Scale Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas ´ Grant Hart
Mar 10 Fabrizio Pinto fabrizio.pinto@verizon.net  InterStellar Technologies Corporation Theory (page) ´ Quantum vacuum engineering: the long road from Epicurean hooked atoms to nanodevices actuated by empty space ´ Christensen
Mar 17 Mario Perez mario.perez@nasa.gov NASA Astro (page) ´ NASA: The Exoplanet Exploration Program Story ´ Joner
Mar 24 Eric Hirschmann eric_hirschmann@byu.edu BYU - Physics & Astr Theory (page) ´ NS, GRB, and GW:  Texting Astrophysics ´ na
Mar 31 Edward Guinan* edward.guinan@villanova.edu Villanova Astro (page) ´ The Once and Future Sun: Effects of the Young Sun's Strong X-ray-UV & Plasma Fluxes on the Young Earth and Terrestrial Planets ´ Moody
Apr  7 Jack Weyland WEYLANDJ@byui.edu BYUI - Physics General (page) ´ Hollywood's Greatest Science Bloopers ´ Christensen
Jun 16 Roger Cozoil rcoziol@astro.ugto.mx Deparmtne of Astronomy, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico Astro   ´ A new diagnostic diagram for exoplanets and an estimation of their habitability ´ Migenes

Other invitations issued:  Jani Radebaugh, BYU, jani@lpl.arizona.edu  10/14/09                                                 *Note that this colloquium will be jointly sponsored by the Department of Geology.
                                        Summer Rupper, BYU,
summer_rupper@byu.edu  10/20/09                                       
                                       
 Jim Steenburgh, U of Utah, jim.steenburgh@utah.edu  10/27/09 (declined)

Fall 2010

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Title Abstract Host
Sep  1 Gus Hart gus.hart@gmail.com BYU - Physics & Astr CM (page) na A random walk through basic biophysics ´ na
Sep  8 David Long  long@ee.byu.edu BYU - Elec & Comp Eng Remote Sensing (page) na Microwaves, Icebergs, and Climate x na
Sep 15 Jean-Francois Van Huele vanhuele@byu.edu BYU - Physics & Astr Theory Qntm Mech (page) na Spinning an Entangled Tale: a Story of Quantum Dynamics, Quantum Foundations, and Quantum Information x na
Sep 22 David A. Hostutler  David.Hostutler@kirtland.af.mil USAF - Kirtland AFB AMO - lasers yes Diode pumped alkali lasers - an overview ´ Durfee
Sep 29 Michael H. Bartl bartl@chem.utah.edu Utah - Chem,  Phys & Astr Nano (page) yes Bioinspired Three-Dimensional Photonic Band Gap Crystals ´ Campbell
Oct  6 Christoph M. Boehme  boehme@physics.utah.edu Utah - Physics & Astr CM (page) yes Spin electronics for materials spectroscopy ´ Colton
Oct 13 Dan Werthimer danw@ssl.berkeley.edu California - Berkeley SETI (page) no IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? The Search for ET with help from Eight Million Volunteers ´ Christensen
/Blakley
Oct 20 D. Harold McNamara harold_mcnamara@byu.edu BYU - Physics & Astr Astro (page) na Variable Stars in Star Cluster and Galaxies ´ na
Oct 27 David Blackstock dtb@mail.utexas.edu U of Texas Acoustics (page) yes Parametric Array: A Novel Application of Nonlinear Acoustics ´ Gee
Nov  3 Andrew Ludlow andrew.ludlow@nist.gov NIST AMO (page) yes Making Better Atomic Clocks ´ Durfee
Nov 10 Alex Cronin cronin@physics.arizona.edu U of Arizona AMO (page), yes New Atom Interferometry Measurements of Atomic Properties. ´ Durfee
Nov 17 Alvin Benson bensonal@uvu.edu UVU - Physics Geophysics (page) no Macroscopic Field Physics: Changing the Spin and Finding the Right Vibrational Node ´ Christensen
Dec  1 Bonnie Andersen BonnieM@uvu.edu UVU - Physics Acoustics (page) yes Modes of Bottle-Shaped Thermoacoustics Engines ´ Van Huele
Dec  8 Dan Shrum dshrum@energysolutions.com EnergySolutions Hydrogeology   The Science of Clive ´ Christensen

 Other invitations issued:  Maarten Schmidt, Caltech (emeritis), astronomy, mxs@astro.caltech.edu, 2/19/10
        
                                  Deborah Jin, U. of Colrado, ?, deborah.jin@Colorado.EDU, ? (to be contacted by Durfee)                    

Winter 2011

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Info→? Title Abstract Host
Jan  5 Wayne Peterson wayne_peterson@physics.byu.edu BYU Demos (page) yes A Glimpse at the Wonderworld of Classroom Physics Demonstrations x na
Jan 12  Joel Fajans  joel@physics.berkeley.edu UC Berkeley Plasma (page) yes How to Create and Trap Antihydrogen x Grant Hart
Jan 19 Cort Johnson cnjohns@sandia.gov Sandia NL Atomic   yes Magnetoencephalography with Fiber-Coupled Atomic Magnetometers x Allred
Jan 26 Eugene Mishchenko mishch@physics.utah.edu  Utah CM Theory (page) yes Many-body effects in the quasipartilce and collective properties of graphene x Colton
Feb  2 Clark Goble clark@amanochocolate.com Amano Artisan Chocolate Business (page) yes Physics Meets Chocolate x Neilsen
Feb  9 Ryan P. O'Hayre rohayre@mines.edu Colorado School of Mines Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (page) yes

Electrochemistry for Energy Conversion

x Davis
Feb 16 Chris Schwartz christian.schwartz@utah.com Utah Atmospheric Sciences (page) yes Co-occurrence statistics of tropical tropopause layer cirrus with lower cloud layers as derived from CloudSat and CALIPSO x Christensen
Feb 23 M. Bugrahan Oktay oktay@physics.utah.edu Utah Lattice QCD (page) yes Computer Simulations in Particle Physics x Peatross
Mar  2 Adam Johnston ajohnston@science.weber.edu Weber State Science Ed (page) (page) yes
Physics Education:  Promise, Purpose, and Problems
x Merrill
Mar  9 Ben Bromley bromley@physics.utah.edu Utah Astrophysics (page) yes Planet Formation x Migenes
Mar 16 Rainer Grobe grobe@phy.ilstu.edu Illinois State U Laser Optics (page) yes Visualization of Quantum Field Theoretical Processes x Peatross
Mar 23 Derek Thomas derekcthomas@gmail.com U of Texas at Austin Acoustics na yes Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere: Nonlinear Dynamics and Acoustic Propagation in Large Clusters of Interacting Bubbles x Gee?
Mar 30 Darin Ragozzine darin.ragozzine@gmail.com Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Astrophysics (page) yes Systems with Multiple Transiting Planets: the Kepler Space Telescope Strikes Exoplanetary Gold x Stephens
Apr  6 Dan Whalen dwhalen@lanl.gov Carnegie Mellon U Astrophysics na yes Finding the First Cosmic Explosions x Moody
Apr 13 Manuel Berrondo manuel_berrondo@byu.edu BYU AMO (page) yes

Consensus and Frustration
in Emergent Systems

x na

 

Fall 2011

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Lnch? Title Abstract Host
Aug 31 Jay Mace jay.mace@utah.edu Utah Atmospheric Sciences (page) yes y The Advent (and Demise?) of a New Era in Cloud Remote Sensing From Space Christensen
Sep  7 Shane Larson s.larson@usu.edu Utah State Gravitational Waves (page) yes y PROBING THE COSMOS WITH LIGHT AND GRAVITY: Multi-messenger astronomy in the gravitational wave era Neilsen
Sep 14 Jay Irvine jay_irvine@byu.edu BYU Career Placement (page) yes n Preparing yourself to find a professional career opportunity in today’s  competitive job market na na
Sep 21 Eric Hunter eric.hunter@utah.edu Nat'l Ctr for Voice & Speech Acoustics (page) no n

A Case Study of Gordon B. Hinckley: Using Acoustics of Coupled Systems to Track Indicators of Health and Aging in 48 years of BYU Speeches

Leishman
Sep 28  Josh Holt Josh.Holt@nrel.gov National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Cells (page) yes y Organic Photovoltaics and the Nanotube Niche Davis
Oct  5 (HC week) Peter Milonni pwm@lanl.gov U of Rochester Quantum Optics (page) yes y  Casimir Effects  Peatross
Oct 12 Inese Ivins iii@physics.utah.edu Utah Astronomy (page) no y  Cosmic Building Blocks -- Stellar Insights x   Migenes
Oct 19 David Neilsen david.neilsen@byu.edu BYU Theoretical (page) na n Black Holes in Your Bathtub x    na
Oct 26 Raymond Shaw rashaw@mtu.edu Michigan Tech Atmospheric (page) yes y How Do Clouds Rain? Building a “Gas Kinetic Theory” for Cloud Droplets x     
Nov  2 Richard Vanfleet richard_vanfleet@byu.edu BYU CM (page) na n Chemically Ordered Metal Alloys x na
Nov  9 Norman Tolk norman.tolk@vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt AMO (page) yes, phone y Using Coherent Acoustic Phonons to Probe Damage Induced Defect Concentrations Leading to Optoelectronic Structure Modifications Peatross
Nov 16 Alan Wall alantwall@gmail.com BYU Acoustics   yes n Of Microphones, Measurements, and Military Jets: Acoustic holography of the F-22 Raptor x Gee
Nov 30 Matt Turner mdturner@phys.washington.edu U of Washington     yes   Quantum Weak-value Amplification for Torsion-balance Experiments x Durfee
Dec  7 Anil Seth aseth@astro.utah.edu Utah Astronomy (page) yes y   The Formation of Galaxy Nuclei x   Moody

Other invitations issued:  Mingzhong Wu, Colorado State U, mwu@lamar.colostate.edu, CM (nanomagnetism), 1/21/11, (cgc, find host), invited for Fall, (page)  (need to
                                                         establish date)
                                     
Kirk Sorensen, invited for Winter (Bret Hess)
                                     
Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, MIT, enectali@mit.edu, Astrophysics, 10/27/10 ate Univ (cgc)
          
                                    
Jason Chaffetz, US Congress, Contact agent: Karilyn.Henshaw@mail.house.gov, Government Science Policy (cgc)
                                     
Bailey Hsu, Taiwan, Don't know email yet, Theory, 11/15/10 (Van Huele)  (Hold 3/16 and 3/30 for him.) (Jean-Francois will contact
                   

Possible invitees:          Ivan Smalyukh, Condensed Matter ( ), Ivan.Smalyukh@colorado.edu, see
                                             
http://www.colorado.edu/news/r/04d5e88b1ba19aad353c269e85dfe214.html for award,
(page)
                         
Paul Hewitt, , Education, pghewitt@conceptualphysics.com, (suggested by Duane Merrill; he will contact)                         

Winter 2012

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent
Info?
Lunch, Dinner? Title Abstract Host
Jan  4 Calvin Candland calvincandland@msn.com,  (801-607-2217) Alliant Technologies (retired) Defense Industries y n,n Applied Research Employment in National Defense
x Colton
Jan 11 Judith Rasband judith@conselle.com Conselle Institute of Image Management Image Management (page) na n,n Cashing In On Dressing Up x Christensen
Jan 18 Jani Radebaugh jani_radebaugh@byu.edu BYU Planetary Science (page) na n,n The Surface of Titan from eight Years of Cassini Spacecraft Observations x Christensen
Jan 25   Saveez Saffarian saffarian@physics.utah.edu Utah Biophysics (page) y y,

Exploring the Biophysics of Virus Formation

x Christensen
Feb  1 Lawrence Crum lac@apl.washington.edu Washington Acoustics (page) y y,y The Use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to Induce Tissue Ablation x Gee
Feb  8 Kensall D. Wise wise@umich.edu Michigan  EE & CS  (page) y y,y

Wireless Integrated MicroSystems:

Revolutionizing the Gathering of Information 

x Allred
Feb 15 Marshall Hart marshall.Hart@gmail.com Raytheon Missile Systems Industrial Careers   y y,y Physicists in Industry x Hart
Feb 22 John S. Lewis jsl@email.arizona.edu Arizona (emeritus) Planetary Science (page),(page) y y,y Asteroid Exploration and Exploitation: Busting the Myth of Limited Resources x Migenes
Feb 29 Paula Wamsley pwamsley@ball.com Ball Aerospace AMO (page) y y,y

Satellite-Based Earth Remote Sensing

x Bergeson
Mar  7 Dan Pope weatherman@sisna.com Dan Pope Speaks, LLC Meteorology   y y,y The Climate Pendulum x Christensen
Mar 14 Wendy Adams Wendy.Adams@Colorado.edu Colorado Education   y y,y Research-Based, Student-Tested, Free Educational Resources x Gee
Mar 21 Ephraim Fischbach ephraim@purdue.edu Purdue High-Energy Physics (page) y y,y Time-varying Nuclear Decay Constants: Implications for Detecting Dark Matter and Relic Neutrinos x Durfee
Mar 28 Oleg Starykh ostarykh@gmail.com Utah Astrophysics (page) y cgc,n Breaking the Spin Waves:  Spinons and Other Strange Excitations of Frustrated Quantum Antiferromagnets x Van Huele
Apr  4 John Pask pask1@llnl.gov LLNL CM (page) y y,y

Solving the Equations of Density Functional Theory:
From Eigenvalues to Materials Properties

x Gus Hart
Apr 11 Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr. greenslade@kenyon.edu Kenyon College Science History (page) y y,y Physics and Art x Merrill

Possible Speakers:        Teppo Jouttenus, Finland (will be here visiting), theoretical particle physics, 8/5/11, (Steve Turley)
                                                   David Awschalom, UCSB, awsch@physics.ucsb.edu, spintronics & quantum computing, 9/20/11, (John Colton),  (page)

                                             

Fall 2012

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Lnch? Title Abstract Host
Aug 29 Patrick Ross RossPW@nv.doe.gov National Security Technologies Plasma na x x? Inertial Confinement Fusion and the National Ignition Facility (NIF) x Hart/Peterson
Sep  5 Steven Spangler steven-spangler@uiowa.edu U of Iowa Plasma (page) y y Plasmas in Space: From the Surface of the Sun to the Orbit of the Earth x Migenes
Sep 12 Werner Gellermann werner@physics.utah.edu U of Utah Medical Physics (page) y n Non-Invasive Optical Detection of Tissue Antioxidants x Bergeson
Sep 19 Jay Irvine jay_irvine@byu.edu BYU Career Placement (page) na n Finding Career Opportunities in Today’s Competitive Job Market na na
Sep 26 Sarah Kernasovskiy sairyann@gmail.com Stanford Cosmology   na y Observing the Polarization of the CMB with the Keck Array x Stokes
Oct  3 Grant Jensen jensen@caltech.edu Caltech Biology - Imaging (page) y y How Electron Cryotomography Is Opening a New Window into Microbial Ultrastructure x Colton
Oct 10 Oliver Beckstein obeckste@asu.edu Arizona State Biophysics (page), (page) y y Structure and Function of Membrane Transporters from Computer Simulations x Gus Hart
Oct 17 Brian Pyper pyperb@byui.edu BYU - Idaho Physics Education (page) y y Physics Education Research (PER): The PER-Friendly Classroom and the Importance of Reasoning x Gee/T. Nielsen
Oct 24 Christopher Crawford c.crawford@uky.edu Kentucky Nuclear (page) y y Fundamental Particle Symmetries Meet Classical Electrodynamic Symmetries at the SNS x Turley
Oct 31 Steven Wasserbaech wasserst@uvu.edu UVU Particle Physics (page) y n

Observation of a new Boson at the Large Hadron Collider

x Van Huele
Nov  7 Clint Sprott sprott@physics.wisc.edu Wisconsin Plasma (page) y y Self-Organization - Nature's Intelligent Design x Spencer
Nov 14 Stephen Lyon lyon@Princeton.EDU Princeton EE (page) y ? Quantum Computing with Electrons in Silicon x Colton
Nov 27* Miguel A. Trinidad

trinidad@astro.ugto.mx

Deparmtne of Astronomy, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico Astrophysics   na na Formation and Evolution of the Water Maser Outflow in AFGL 2591 VLA-3N no Migenes
Nov 28 David Allred allred@byu.edu BYU AMO (page) na n Adventures in Research: A Funny Thing Happened When We Shone VUV Light on our Thin Film - The Anomalous Film Growth when Reactively Sputtered Oxide Thin Films are Exposed to 7.2eV Light x na
Dec  5 Peter Bennett peter.bennett@asu.edu Arizona State CM (page) y y Self-Assembled Epitaxial Silicide Nanowires x Vanfleet

 

Winter 2013

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent
Info?
Lunch, Dinner? Title Abstract Host
Jan  9 Gary Bowman gary.bowman@nau.edu Northern Arizona U Quantum Mechanics (page) y y Einstein and Mysticism x Gus Hart
Jan 16 Scott Bergeson scott.bergeson@byu.edu BYU AMO (page) na na The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics x na
Jan 23 Brian Anderson bea@lanl.gov LANL Acoustics   y na Studying crack dynamics using time reversal acoustics x Gee
Jan 30 Mark Transtrum mktranstrum@mdanderson.org U Texas (Anderson Cancer Center) CM (page) y na

The geometry of mathematical modeling: Coarse-graining emergent behavior in complex systems

x na
Feb  6 Jake Anderson andersj@fnal.gov Fermilab Particle Physics (page) y y Symmetries and the Higgs Boson x Rees
Feb 13 Julie Crockett crockettj@byu.edu BYU Mechanical Engineering (page) y n Internal Gravity Waves and our Climate x Christensen
Feb 20 Andrew Warren Andrew.Warren@ucf.edu U Central Florica CM   y X-ray Diffraction based Metrology of Nanometric Metallic Thin Films x Vanfleet
Feb 27 Jonathan Lunine jlunine@astro.cornell.edu Cornell Astrophysics (page) y y Saturn's moon Titan from the Inside Out x Stephens
Mar  6 Brian Neyenhuis neyenhuis@gmail.com U Colorado AMO   y y

Quantum Information with Trapped Atomic Ions

x Durfee
Mar 13 Jason Ferguson jason.ferguson@wichita.edu Wichita State University Astrophysics (page) y y Molecular Opacities and Stellar Evolution x Stephens
Mar 20 Don Futaba d-futaba@aist.go.jp Japan CM y y "Super-Growth” Carbon Nanotubes Forests: Science, Application, and Industrialization x Davis
Mar 27 Steven Garrett sxg185@psu.edu Penn State Acoustics   y y, y Thermoacoustic Engines and Refrigerators  (appt: 1:30-3:00 see 2/13 email; PS; ) x Gee
Apr  3 Chad Junkermeier junkermeier@gmail.com Penn State (Post-doc) CM (Dept of Mechncl  & Nuclr Engineering)   y y,y Fluorinated Graphene x Hart
Apr 10 Jacob Fugal jacob.fugal@mpic.de Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz Atmospheric Physics   y y,y Characterizing Cloud Droplets and Ice Crystals in Clouds with the Digital Holographic Airborne Instrument, HOLODEC and HALOHOLO x Moody

Fall 2013

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Lnch? Title Abstract Host
Sep  4 Jonathan E. Jones jonathan.e.jones@nasa.gov Marshall Space Flight Center Applied Physics   y y NanoLaunch 1200 y Allred?
Sep 11 Harold Stokes harold_stokes@byu.edu BYU CM   na n ISODISTORT: A Web Application for Exploring y na
Sep 18 Richard Ang richard_ang@byu.edu BYU CPMS Career Placement Coordinator   some n Career Placement CooPreparing for the STEM Job Fairrdinator (need name) STEM fair 9/26/2013, general 10/3 n na
Sep 25 Ross Spencer ross_spencer@byu.edu BYU Plasma na n What’s the boundary condition when the boundary is fuzzy? y na
Oct  2 Jason Steffan jason.steffen@northwestern.edu Northwestern U Astrophysics (page) y y Exoplanet insights into the origins of planetary systems y Stephens
Oct  9 Roger McCarty roger_mccarty@byu.edu Marriott School of Management, BYU (former indstrl sr. exec with Dow Chmcl) Tech Pstns in Bsnss. & Indstry   y n

Victimless Career Planning “How to STOP being a VICTIM and TAKE CHARGE of your CAREER”

y Turley
Oct 16 Harry Byrne Harry.Byrne@USPTO.gov US Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA Patent Examiner (page) y y Introducing the USPTO to the BYU Department of Physics & Astronomy y Vanfleet
Oct 22 Jack Burns Jack.Burns@Colorado.EDU University of Colorado Astrophysics   y y Exploring the Universe from the Moon (Public Lecture) y Moody
Oct 23 Jack Burns Jack.Burns@Colorado.EDU University of Colorado Astrophysics   y y The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) y Moody
Oct 30 Benjamin T. Stokes stokes@cosmic.utah.edu Utah Cosmic Rays (page) y y Cosmic Ray Research at the University of Utah y Campbell
Nov  6 Brent Wacaser brent.wacaser@gmail.com IBM Research--Thomas J Watson Research Center Nanotechnology   y y The Physics of Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems y Hess
Nov 13 Timothy Doyle  Timothy.Doyle@uvu.edu UVU Ultrasound y y Genetic Profiling of Breast Cancer and Other Diseases Using High-Frequency Ultrasound y
Nov 20 Scott Bergeson scott.bergeson@byu.edu BYU AMO   na n

Fusion Physics at 1 Kelvin

y na
Dec  4 Chris Watchman watchman@email.arizona.edu Dept. of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Physics   y y Medical Physics Research: Past, Present and Future    
Dec 11 Derek Thomas derek_thomas@byu.edu BYU Acoustics   na n     na

Winter 2014

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent
Info?
Lunch, Dinner? Title Abstract Host
Jan  8 Dan Allen Dan.Allen@maximintegrated.com Maxim Integrated Optics y y There’s a sensor for that! Smart phones and the mobile sensor revolution y
Jan 15 J. Ward Moody jmoody@byu.edu BYU Astrophysics   na n Probing Dark Matter with Photometric Redshifts y na
Jan 22 Jim Chisholm chisholm@suu.edu Southern Utah Theory   y y Primordial Black Hole Clustering, Implications for Dark Matter and Supermassive Black Hole Seeds y Neilsen
Jan 29 Pearl Sandick sandick@physics.utah.edu Utah Particle Physics/Astrophysics (page) y n Particle Dark Matter: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections y Stephens
Feb  5 Derek Muller veritasium@gmail.com University of Sydney Science Education y n Physics Education Research: Lessons from Video y Merrill
Feb 12 Jason Evans jasonevans27@gmail.com Minnesota Theory (page) y y The Standard Models and Beyond y Van Huele
Feb 19 John Evans 'john.a.evans@colorado.edu' Colorado Acoustics (page) y y

Conservation of Geometry and Physics in Computational Modeling

y Thomas
Feb 26 Clark Snelgrove crsnel@physics.byu.edu BYU Education (page) y n Effectively Using Demonstrations to Teach Physics y na
Mar  5 Kim Nielsen Kim.Nielsen@uvu.edu UVU Mesopheric Gravity Waves (page) y n High Altitude and Latitude Aeronomy y Christensen
Mar 12 Dan Whalen dwhalen@lanl.gov LANL Astrophysics y ? Finding the First Cosmic Explosions y Durfee
Mar 19 Rich McKinley rich3audio@aol.com Air Force Research Laboratory Acoustics y Y

Measurement of Noise Emissions from High Performance Military Jet Aircraft

y Gee
Mar 26 Grant Hart grant_hart@byu.edu BYU Plasma (page) na n na
Apr  2 Derek Thomas derek_thomas@byu.edu BYU Acoustics   na n     na
Apr 9 David Fee dfee@gi.alaska.edu Geophysical Institute, U of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysics (page) y Gee

                                     

Fall 2014

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent Info? Lnch? Title Abstract Host
Sep  3 Thomas D. Gutierrez tdgutier@calpoly.edu Northern Arizona University Particle Physics   y y The Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Using the CUORE Detector y Gus Hart
Sep 10 Aaron Paget aaroncpaget@gmail.com BYU - Mechanical Engineering Imagining n n Communicating physics principles in real-world applications: seeing the forest through the trees y Christensen
Sep 17 Richard Ang richard_ang@byu.edu BYU - Job Placement Job Placement   n n Preparing for the STEM Job Fair n Christensen
Sep 24 John Redman redman.djohn@gmail.com Hewlett-Packard, Senior Engineer (retired) Color and textural imagining   y n Color & Textural Imaging for Preserving our Cultural Heritage y Vanfleet
Oct  1 Holly Freedman hfreedma@ualberta.ca Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, U of Alberta Medical Physics y y The Roles of Adiabatic Dynamics and Quantum Coherence in Vibrational Energy Transfer in Proteins y Stephens
Oct  8 David K. Olson david.olson@nasa.gov NASA Goddard Space Flight Center     y n Measurement as a Bridge Between Concept and Clarity y HC
Oct 16 Gregory Harbertson unknown                
Oct 20 Nathan Powers nathan.powers@huskers.unl.edu KLA-Tencor     y n Physics Laboratories: A Training Ground for any Profession y HC
Oct 22 Reid Mumford reid.mumford@gmail.com Johns Hopkins University Education: Lab Physics   y n Engaging Students in Physics Teaching Laboratories y HC
Oct 29 Richard L. Sandberg sandberg@lanl.gov LANL AMO   y Y Lens-less X-ray Imaging for Materials Dynamics Studies y  
Nov  5 Sam Carter sam.carter@nrl.navy.mil Naval Research Lab - Washington DC Quantum Mechanics   y y Quantum Dots for Quantum Information y  
Nov 12 Phil Matheson Phil.Matheson@uvu.edu UVU     y n UVU Drunken Cowboys and BYU Nuclear Quadrupoles - The Key to Perturbed Angular Correlation Studies y  
Nov 19 Sterling Smith smithsp@fusion.gat.com General Atomics - San Diego Plasma y y Toward Tokamak Fusion Energy Power Plants: Progress and Challenges y Spencer
Dec  3 Rob Davis davis@byu.edu BYU Condensed Matter   n n Applying Nanotechnology to Filtration: Straining Things from Oil, Water, and Blood y x
Dec 10 Denise Stephens denise_stephens@byu.edu BYU Astrophysics   n n The Search for Brown Dwarf Binary Systems y x
  

Winter 2015

Date

Name Email From Field (page) Sent
Info?
Lunch, Dinner? Title Abstract Host
Jan  7 Ivan Sudakov sudakov@math.utah.edu U of Utah Mathematics (of Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Physics) (page) y n

Critical Phenomena in the Earth’s Cryosphere: Nonlinear and Statistical Physics Perspectives

y Neilsen
Jan 14 Joe Smidt josephsmidt@gmail.com LANL Astrophysics   y n Cosmology Using the Cosmic Infrared Background y HC
Jan 21 Darin Ragozzine darin.ragozzine@gmail.com Florida Institute of Technology Astrophysics (page) y n Planetary Systems around Other Stars are Often Unlike the Solar System y HC
Jan 28 Brian Anderson bea@lanl.gov LANL Acoustics   y n

Acoustic Communications, Nondestructive Evaluation, and Source Imaging Using Time Reversal

y HC
Feb  4 Robert Krampf (The Happy Scientist) happy_scientist@thehappyscientist.com thehappyscientist.com Science Education (page) y   None n Merrill
Feb 11 Nick Nelson njnelson@lanl.gov LANL Astrophysics y y How Stars Get Their Spots y Nielsen
Feb 18 Alen Peacock alenlpeacock@gmail.com SpaceMonkey Science Entrepeneurship y n, n Frenemies:  Science and Business, or the mechanics of applying research in a startup y Hirschmann
Feb 25 Josh Gladden jgladden@olemiss.edu National Center for Physical Acoustics Acoustics (page) y y, n Shear Waves in Viscoelastic Wormlike Micellar Fluids y Gee
Mar  4 Eric Mazur mazur@seas.harvard.edu Harvard Photonics/Education (page) y n Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning y Cgc
Mar 11 J. Quinn Norris jqnorris@ucdavis.edu UC Davis Geophysics y y, y Fracking: What is it? y Hess
Mar 18 Clark Snelgrove crsnel@physics.byu.edu BYU Demos   n n The “New” Physics Demonstration Area y Cgc
Mar 25 John Garrick BJGarrick@aol.com CVLC y ? Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident for Improving U.S. Plant Safety y
Apr  1 Ted Laurence laurence2@llnl.gov LLNL Biophysics y y, y

Principles of single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy for biophysical measurements

y Colton
Apr 8 Andrea Palounek aptp@lanl.gov LANL (also 4 Corners)     y Van Huele