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Events for February 2024

Thursday February 1, 2024
2:00 pm  Title: 
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Post-Merger Galaxies and (Still) Enigmatic Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
 Presenter:  Greg Walsh
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Diana Dragomir
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday February 2, 2024
3:30 pm  Title: 
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A Challenge to the Standard Cosmological Model
 Presenter:  Prof. Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / goto.unm.edu/ rth4a
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 9, 2024
3:30 pm  Title: 
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Evolution of Circumstellar Disks and Planet Formation
 Presenter:  Dr. Wladimir Lyra (NMSU)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / goto.unm.edu/ ra29e
 Host:  Diana Dragomir
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday February 13, 2024
2:00 pm  Title: 
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Study of the rare decays B0(S) →μ-μ+ with ATLAS and development of detectors for future particle physics experiments
 Presenter:  Joey Sorenson
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 94141126387
 Host:  David Camarena
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday February 15, 2024
11:00 am  Title: 
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IR implications of quantum gravity
 Presenter:  Alek Bedroya (Harvard)
 Host:  David Camarena
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
6:00 pm  Title: 
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Gravitational Waves: The Discovery that Won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
 Presenter:  Lynn Cominsky is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Sonoma State University (SSU), where she has been on the faculty for over 35 years. She is an author on over 225 research papers in refereed journals, and is the founder and director of SSU’s EdEon STEM Learning (formerly known as the Education and Public Outreach Group), which develops educational materials for NASA, NSF and the US Department of Education. In 1993, Prof. Cominsky was named SSU’s Outstanding Professor, and the California Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Current projects include NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3), which aims to develop resources and internships for teens on the autism spectrum and the development of an integrated ninth[1]grade CSTEM curriculum, branded as Learning by Making (LbyM), that has been funded by US Department of Education for the past decade.
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  David Dunlap
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Friday February 16, 2024
3:30 pm  Title: 
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Dark Matter, Cosmic Background Radiation, and the Birth of the First Stars
 Presenter:  Prof. Tracy Slatyer (MIT)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / goto.unm.edu/ 57ibk
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday February 20, 2024
2:00 pm  Title: 
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Vacuum Energy & Condensate Stars in the Effective Theory of Low Energy Gravity
 Presenter:  Emil Mottola (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 94141126387
 Host:  David Camarena
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday February 22, 2024
11:00 am  Title: 
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Broad-tunable microwave-to-optical conversion in a room-temperature atomic vapor
 Presenter:  Benjamin Smith from Lindsay LeBlanc’s group at the University of Alberta.

Benjamin is a PhD candidate working on experimental atomic physics and coherent microwave-to-optical conversion based on atomic vapors and microwave cavities for quantum networking.
 Series:  Special Talk
 Host:  Francisco Becerra Chavez
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title: 
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“Quantum Biology”: how nature harnesses quantum processes to function optimally, and how might we control such quantum processes to therapeutic and tech advantage
 Presenter:  Clarice Aiello:



Dr. Clarice D. Aiello is a quantum engineer interested in how quantum physics informs biology at the nanoscale. She is an expert on nanosensors harnessing room-temperature quantum effects in noisy environments. Clarice received her B.S. in Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique; her M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College; and her Ph.D. from MIT in Electrical Engineering. She also held postdoctoral appointments in Bioengineering at Stanford, and in Chemistry at Berkeley. Two months before the pandemic, she joined UCLA, where she led the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab. Since Nov 2023, she is the CEO of a startup unsurprisingly named Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab, and is writing the first-ever textbook about Quantum Biology.
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / cquic.unm.edu/ events/ cquic-seminar/ index.html
 Host:  Francisco Becerra Chavez
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday February 23, 2024
3:30 pm  Title: 
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Observations of Compact Objects with the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), and Upcoming and Proposed Balloon-Borne Astroparticle Experiments
 Presenter:  Prof. Henric Krawczynski (Washington Univ)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 92709699696
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday February 27, 2024
2:00 pm  Title: 
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Search for Baryon Number Violation in 130Te with CUORE
 Presenter:  Vivek Sharma (Virginia Tech) 
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 94141126387
 Host:  David Camarena
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

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