Colloquia Archive: 2015

Physics Colloquia Titles and Speakers

Friday, 11 December 2015

Magnetic Toys in the Sky

Dr. Yuri Levin, Assoc. Professor & ARC Future Fellow, School of Physics & Astronomy, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Untangling Conformational Heterogeneity in Allosteric Enzymes

Dr. Nozomi Ando, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

Monday, 23 November 2015

Time-Resolved, Near Atomic Resolution Structural Studies at the Free Electron Laser

Jason Tenboer, PhD Candidate/UWM Dept. of Physics

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Effect of Mechanical Force on the Free-Energy Landscape of Proteins in Single Molecule Experiments

Dr. Ronen Berkovich, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Ilze Katz Institute for Nanoscience and Technology, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Friday, 13 November 2015

SPIN-UP Findings Applied Revive Faltering Department

Dr. Eric Hagedorn, Upper School Physical Science Teacher, University School of Milwaukee

Friday, 6 November 2015

The Magnetism of Massive Stars

Dr. Véronique Petit, Asst. Professor of Physics & Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology

Friday, 30 October 2015

Outbursts Around Dead Stars: How Dwarf Novae Are Testing Our Fundamental Fluid Dynamics Theory of Accretion Disks

Dr. Omer Blaes, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of California – Santa Barbara

Friday, 16 October 2015

Quaternary Structure and Binding Interfaces of the M2 Muscarinic Receptor as Determined from FRET Measurements in Living Cells and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Koki Yokoi, PhD Candidate/UWM Dept. of Physics

Friday, 9 October 2015

The Fate of Ionizing Radiation from Massive Stars in Star-Forming Galaxies

Dr. Sally Oey, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Michigan

Friday, 18 September 2015

Structural Mechanisms of DNA Replication Restart

Dr. James L. Keck, Dept. of Molecular Chemistry, UW-Madison

Friday, 11 September 2015

The Cyclying of Baryons Between Stars and Circumgalactic Space

Dr. Hsiao-Wen Chen, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Kevli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The University of Chicago

Thursday, 9 June 2015

Tunneling Experiments with Dirac Electrons in Graphene Heterojunctions

Shivani Rajput, PhD Candidate/UWM Dept. of Physics

Monday, 18 May 2015

Myosin V: A Molecular Motor designed for intracellular cargo transport

Dr. M. Yusuf Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mutant Ribosomes and the Action of Antibiotics

Dr. Hasan Demirci, Research Associate, Stanford PULSE Institute; Research Associate, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lighthouse, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

Friday, 8 May 2015

New Views of Black Hole Disk Winds

Dr. Jon M. Miller, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Michigan

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Broken Time-Reversal in High-Tc Superconductors

Manoj Kumar Kashyap, PhD Candidate/UWM Dept. of Physics

Friday, 1 May 2015

Modeling Binary Black Hole Systems with Black Hole Perturbation Theory

Thomas M. Linz, PhD Candidate/UWM Dept. of Physics

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Uncovering the nano-mechanics of giant muscle protein titin using a novel single molecule approach

Dr. Ionel Popa, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY

Monday, 27 April 2015

Towards in vivo NMR: Putting prions in context

Dr. Kendra King Frederick, Postdoctoral Scholar, Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA

Friday, 24 April 2015

Hunting the First Generation of Stars and Galaxies

Dr. Anna Frebel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, 17 April 2015

Measuring the Neutron-Star Equation of State Using Advanced Gravitational-Wave Detectors

Leslie E. Wade, UWM Physics PhD Candidate

Thursday, 16 April 2015

When Galaxies Collide: the road to gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays

Sydney Chamberlin, UWM Physics PhD Candidate

Monday, 13 April 2015

Physical Search for Gravitational Waves from Sub-solar Mass Binary Systems

Madeline Wade, UWM Physics PhD Candidate

Friday, 10 April 2015

How Culture Helps or Hinders You and Your Colleagues

Dr. Edmund Bertschinger, Dept. of Physics & The Institute Community & Equity Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, 27 March 2015

NASA Science Update

Dr. Madeline Thaller, Assistant Director for Science at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Monday, 23 March 2015

Physical Modeling of Sound – From Structure-Preserving to Inaudible Sources

Dr. Georg Essl, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Friday, 13 March 2015

A Century of Superfluidity & the Evolution from BCS to BEC: from Mercury to Neutron Stars, from Nuclei to Ultra-cold Atoms

Dr. Carlos A. R. Sá de Melo, Dept. of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, 5 March 2015

Astrobiology and Anomalies: Applications of Machine Learning in Astronomical Surveys

Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz, Adler Planetarium