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Events for the Fall 2017 semester

Wednesday July 5, 2017
3:00 pm  Title:  Fundamental limit for cooling of driven quantum systems
 Presenter:  Juan Pablo Paz, University of Buenos Aires
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Monday July 17, 2017
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 Location:  No Room Specified, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday August 1, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Characterizing and visualizing quantum dynamics of Rydberg atoms
 Presenter:  Rick Mukherjee, Rice University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday August 3, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  The role of complexity, chaos and non-Markovianity in controlled quantum dynamics
 Presenter:  Pablo Poggi, University of Buenos Aires
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Monday August 14, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Quantum optomechanics with levitated nanoscale oscillators
 Presenter:  Professor Peter F. Barker, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday August 18, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Designing Spaces for Light
 Presenter:  Alexander V. Kildishev Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Monday August 21, 2017
9:30 am  Title:  Solar Eclipse
 Presenter:  The sun in conjunction with the moon
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ pandaweb/ news/ 2017/ eclipse_062917.php
 Location:  PA Observatory

 

Tuesday August 22, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Show and Tell
 Presenter:  NUPAC Group
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday August 24, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Tales of the Eclipse
 Presenter:  Greg Taylor, Ylva Pihlstrom, Jess Dowell, Jayce Dowell and others
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Optimal Quantum Sensing
 Presenter:  Alexey Gorshkov, NIST
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday August 25, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Measuring Storms In Space-Time: Astronomy With Gravitational Radiation
 Presenter:  Robert Ward, ANU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  David Dunlap
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170825-Ward.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday August 29, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  A Neutrino Floor for Dark Matter Indirect Searches
 Presenter:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday August 31, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Strongly Injection-Locked Semiconductor Ring Lasers for a New Generation of Ultrafast Transmitters
 Presenter:  Dr. Marek Osiński, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Friday September 1, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Searching for New Pulsars for the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves
 Presenter:  Kevin Stovall (NRAO)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170901-Stovall.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday September 5, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  TeV Gamma Rays from the Sun
 Presenter:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday September 6, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Thermophotovoltaic power generation from solar and waste heat
 Presenter:  Dr. Peter Bermel, Purdue University
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday September 7, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Game of Light and Heat
 Presenter:  Dr. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, OSE General Chair and Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UNM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
2:00 pm  Title:  Imaging Subsurface Rock using Gravity Measurements
 Presenter:  Megan Lewis (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum Error Correction Beyond the Depolarizing Channel
 Presenter:  Steven Flammia, University of Sydney
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:00 pm  Title:  Addressing Lithium-ion Battery Resilience
 Presenter:  Heather Barkholtz,
Sandia National Laboratory
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Auditorium UNM Conference Center

 

Friday September 8, 2017
3:00 pm  Title:  Quantum Computers and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat
 Presenter:  David Wineland, NIST, UCO
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170908-Wineland.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday September 12, 2017
10:00 am  Title:  MiniCLEAN Dark Matter Experiment
 Presenter:  Jui-Jen Wang
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
2:00 pm  Title:  Results from COHERENT
 Presenter:  Group Discussion
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday September 14, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Diving Deep into a Quantum-Information-Processing Problem: Quantum Limits on the Performance of Linear Amplifiers
 Presenter:  Dr. Carlton Caves Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UNM and the Director of the Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/OSE-170914-Caves.mp4
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
2:00 pm  Title:  Molecular Tracers of Star Formation Feedback in Nearby Galaxies
 Presenter:  Mark Gorski (UNM/NRAO)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum Limits of Reliable and Secure Optical Communications
 Presenter:  Saikat Guha, University of Arizona
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
4:00 pm  Title:  From black holes in the early universe to future CMB experiments (Special Seminar)
 Presenter:  Raphael Flauger (UCSD)
 Series:  Astro-Particle Seminar
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/AstroParticle-170914-Flauger.mp4
 Location:  Room 184, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday September 15, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Deciphering the Beginning
 Presenter:  Raphael Flauger, UCSD
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170915-Flauger.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday September 21, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Measurements and Models of Ionospheric Faraday Rotation
 Presenter:  Joe Malins (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Toward Efficient Entanglement Generation with Defects in Solid-state
 Presenter:  Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday September 22, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Imaging Cellular Components and Dynamics with Sub-Diffraction Resolution
 Presenter:  Keith Lidke, UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170922-Lidke.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday September 26, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Results form two years of gamma-ray observations with HAWC
 Presenter:  Robert Lauer (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  John Matthews
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday September 28, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  From Plasmonics to DNA Sequencing Nanoscale Technologies Enabled by Interferometric Lithography
 Presenter:  Dr. Steven R.J. Brueck, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, UNM Physics and Astronomy, Electrical and Computer Engineering and CHTM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  Results from the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA Survey
 Presenter:  Luke Hindson (University of Hertfordshire)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday September 29, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Shape the Future - Why Wait
 Presenter:  Boris Kiefer, NMSU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-170929-Kiefer.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday October 5, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Optical Techniques for Dynamic Imaging of Neural Activity
 Presenter:  Dr. John George, Deputy Group Leader, Applied Modern Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  The BAaDE project and the relative strengths of 43 GHz and 86 GHz SiO maser lines
 Presenter:  Michael Stroh (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday October 6, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Dynamics of Dust-Gas Interactions in Protoplanetary Disks and Implications for Planetesimal Formation
 Presenter:  Hui Li, LANL
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-171006-Li.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday October 10, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Implications of Higgs Universality for Sterile Neutrino Masses
 Presenter:  Terry Goldman (LANL)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Gerard Stephenson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday October 17, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  The Non-Hermitian Dirac Equation and its Solutions
 Presenter:  Dr. Kate Brown (Physics Department, Hamilton College)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in Multimode Optical Fibers
 Presenter:  Dr. Arash Mafi, UNM
 Series:  Special Talk
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday October 18, 2017
4:00 pm  Title:  Machine Learning the Many-Body Problem
 Presenter:  Roger Melko, University of Waterloo
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday October 19, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Supermassive black hole binaries and Pulsars as a tool to detect them
 Presenter:  Karishma Bansal (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
2:00 pm  Title:  Nonpolar and Semipolar III-Nitride Optoelectronics
 Presenter:  Dr. Daniel Feezell, UNM ECE Dept and CHTM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
5:00 pm  Title:  Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes – Understanding Them and Staying Safe
 Presenter:  Gregory S. Forbes
The Weather Channel
Atlanta GA. 
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room G, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday October 20, 2017
1:15 pm  Title:  Remarks about string theory that are somewhat too technical for the colloquium
 Presenter:  Professor John Schwarz, Caltech
 Series:  Particle Physics Seminar
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/ParticlePhysics-171020-Schwarz.mp4
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  String Theory
 Presenter:  Professor John Schwarz, Caltech
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-171020-Schwarz.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday October 24, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Neutron Star Binary Merger GW170817
 Presenter:  Huaiyu Duan (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum computation: Foundation, many-body physics, and physical realization
 Presenter:  Professor Akimasa Miyake, UNM
 Series:  Special Seminar
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday October 26, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Characterization of an Imaging Spectrometer
 Presenter:  Dr. Stephanie Schieffer Principal Investigator for the Optical Calibration Laboratory, AFRL
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (frEGGS)
 Presenter:  Raghvendra Sahai, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday October 27, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  The Next Generation Low Band Observatory
 Presenter:  Gregory Taylor, UNM, Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Wolfgang Rudolph
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday October 31, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Symmetry and Emergence
 Presenter:  Group Discussion
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday November 1, 2017
7:00 pm  Title:  Demo night
 Presenter:  Society of Physics Students and UNM Physics and Astronomy faculty
 Host:  David Dunlap
 File:  http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/events/flyers/demo_show_110117.pdf
 Location:  Regener Hall Auditorium

 

Thursday November 2, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  High-Mass Star and Cluster Formation in the Galaxy
 Presenter:  Adam Ginsburg (NRAO)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 3, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Thermodynamics of Radiation Pressure and Photon Momentum
 Presenter:  Professor Masud Mansuripur, University of Arizona
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Macromolecular Data Storage
 Presenter:  Masud Mansuripur, University of Arizona
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Arash Mafi
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-171103-Mansuripur.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Monday November 6, 2017
1:00 pm  Title:  Proposed Method for Measuring the LET of Radiotherapeutic Particle Beams
 Presenter:  Stephen D. Bello
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 1131, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday November 8, 2017
4:00 pm  Title:  From strong passivity to extended second law of thermodynamics
 Presenter:  Raam Uzdin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday November 9, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  What Astronomers Might Want to Know about Global Warming
 Presenter:  Donald Neidig (AFRL/NSO ret)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 10, 2017
1:00 pm  Title:  Optical Multilayer Coatings for Ultrafast Lasers
 Presenter:  Dr. Michael Trubetskov, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Host:  Wolfgang Rudolph
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Perforations, curvature and thermal fluctuations in free-standing graphene
 Presenter:  David Nelson, Harvard
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-171110-Nelson.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday November 16, 2017
11:00 am  Title:  Optics in minuscule and MAJUSCULE
 Presenter:  Professor Jean Claude Diels, UNM Physics and Astronomy and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  Solar Wind Acceleration in the Open Field Corona
 Presenter:  Samantha Wallace (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Fantastic errors and where to find them
 Presenter:  Robin Blume-Kohout, Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:30 pm  Title:  Why Are We Here? The Mystery of Matter
 Presenter:  Wick Haxton, 
University of California Berkley
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room G, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday November 17, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  Dark Matter and the Effective Theory of Direct Detection
 Presenter:  Wick Haxton, UCB
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu/videos/Colloquium-171117-Haxton.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday November 21, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  Non-Hermitian Variations on the Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator, including Hofstadter's 'Cocoon'
 Presenter:  Dr. Kate Brown (Physics Department, Hamilton College)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday November 22, 2017
4:00 pm  Title:  Anomalies and entanglement renormalization
 Presenter:  Jacob Bridgeman, Dominic J. Williamson, University of Sydney
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday November 28, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Jacek Osinski (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday December 1, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Keir Neumann, NIH
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday December 5, 2017
2:00 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Joshua Martin (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday December 7, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Yigit Subasi, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Vibrational Relaxation Theory for Systems Embedded in Microscopically Specified Reservoirs
 Presenter:  Anastasia A. Ierides
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 1131, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday December 8, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Raúl Morales-Juberías, NM Tech
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Monday December 11, 2017
10:00 am  Title:  Gamma-Ray Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters with NbTa Passive Persistence Switches and Electroformed Au Absorbers
 Presenter:  Ruslan Hummatov
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 1131, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday December 14, 2017
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Nick Menicucci, RMIT University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

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