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Events for the Fall 2018 semester

Friday June 1, 2018
9:00 am  Title:  Radon Emanation Measurement for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
 Presenter:  Xavier C. Quintana
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday June 7, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  The question of quantum supremacy
 Presenter:  Sergio Boixo
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Monday June 11, 2018
10:00 am  Title:  Beryllium and Indium Activation Measurements of Total Neutron Yield from a Pulsed Photo-Neutron Source
 Presenter:  Kristina Brown
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 1131, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday June 19, 2018
7:30 pm  Title:  Realm of the Universe: A View through the UNM Campus Observatory
 Presenter:  Peter Sinclair, Research Assistant and President of Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Association
 Series:  STEM University
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 173
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  UNM Observatory

 

Thursday June 21, 2018
12:30 pm  Title:  Light & Colors: Simulating the Optical Properties of Nanoparticles
 Presenter:  Theoretical Nanophotonics Group, UNM
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 168
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Location:  TBD

 

Friday July 13, 2018
8:00 pm  Title:  Capturing Phenomena in the Cosmos: Tour the Very Large Array
 Presenter:  Dr. Patricia A. Henning, Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
 Series:  STEM University
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 172
 Host:  Patricia Henning
 Location:  Very Large Array

 

Friday July 20, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Weak Measurements for Quantum Characterization and Control
 Presenter:  Jonathan Gross
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday July 25, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Localization and Scrambling of Quantum Information with Applications to Quantum Computation and Thermodynamics
 Presenter:  Adrian K. Chapman
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday August 3, 2018
12:00 pm  Title:  REU Poster Session
 Presenter:  Research Experience for Undergraduate program participants
 Series:  REU Program
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ pandaweb/ undergraduate/ reu.php
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Monday August 20, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Engineering the Light along its Axis of Propagation
 Presenter:  Professor Mo Mojahedi, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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

 

Friday August 24, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Physics from the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Waves of a Neutron Star Merger
 Presenter:  Dr. Daniel Kasen, UC Berkley and LBNL
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 File:  https://youtu.be/Qh1HDdMNtqA
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday August 28, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  A Study of Mass Matrices with Permutational Symmetry for Quark and Lepton Families
 Presenter:  Dr. Richard Holmes (Boeing)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday August 29, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Resolving multi-excitonic interactions in single conjugated polymer chains
 Presenter:  Dr. John Grey, UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday August 30, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Introducing Fast Direct Imaging in Radio Astronomy: EPIC
 Presenter:  James Kent (Cambridge)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum engineering using magnetic fields. Introducing Quantum Magnetomechanics..
 Presenter:  Jason Twamley, Macquarie University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday September 5, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Diamond quantum sensing
 Presenter:  Victor Acosta, UNM CHTM
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday September 6, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  ALMA BAaDE survey data analysis: detection rates and possible biases
 Presenter:  Michael Stroh (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Playing quantum noise on a nanomechanical string
 Presenter:  Dalziel Wilson, University of Arizona
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday September 11, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Cosmological Implications of the String Swampland
 Presenter:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday September 12, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Synthesizing Light
 Presenter:  Scott Diddams, NIST and University of Colorado Boulder
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday September 13, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  BAaDE's perspective on populations of evolved stars in the Galaxy
 Presenter:  Megan Lewis (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Encoding a qubit into a harmonic oscillator: the many ways to slice up Hilbert space
 Presenter:  Ben Baragiola
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday September 14, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  The Structure and Evolution of Prestellar Cores
 Presenter:  Yancy Shirley, University of Arizona
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 File:  https://youtu.be/cDoDD8J_BlM
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Wednesday September 19, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Tailoring the Quantum Vacuum
 Presenter:  Diego Dalvit, Los Alamos National Laboratories
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday September 20, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Using the LWA Radio Telescope to Observe the Ionosphere
 Presenter:  Ken Obenberger (AFRL)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:30 pm  Title:  Energy Storage and Modernization of the Electric Grid
 Presenter:  Babu Chalamala
Manager of Grid Energy Storage
Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday September 21, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Geoneutrinos and heat production in the Earth
 Presenter:  Prof. W. F. McDonough, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday September 25, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Improve the Low Energy Sensitivity of the HAWC Observatory
 Presenter:  Zhixiang Ren (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  John Matthews
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday September 26, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Non-reciprocity and Broken Symmetry: From Photonics to Materials
 Presenter:  Dr. Avadh Saxena, Los Alamos National Lab
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:00 pm  Title:  Towards Scalable Characterization of Noisy, Intermediate-Scale Quantum Information Processors
 Presenter:  Travis L. Scholten
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday September 27, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum steganography over noisy channels
 Presenter:  Todd Brun, University of Southern California
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday September 28, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Non-Perturbative Modeling of High-Intensity Interaction of Long-Wavelength Ultrashort Laser Pulses with Wide-Band-Gap Solids
 Presenter:  Professor Vitaly Gruzdev,
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UNM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 103, Center for High Tech Materials
3:30 pm  Title:  TeV Gamma-ray Astrophysics
 Presenter:  John Matthews, Physics and Astronomy, UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Wolfgang Rudolph
 File:  https://youtu.be/hShHaGxQUt4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Wednesday October 3, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Epsilon-near-zero materials: Optical properties and applications
 Presenter:  Salvatore Campione, Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday October 4, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  A Study of Scattering in Pulsars below 100 MHz
 Presenter:  Karishma Bansal (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  The Second Quantum Revolution
 Presenter:  Ivan Deutsch, UNM CQuIC
 Series:  CQuIC Seminar / Math Colloquium
 Location:  Room 356, Science and Math Learning Center

 

Friday October 5, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Lighting Up the Gas Reservoir Outside Galaxies
 Presenter:  Moire Prescott, NMSU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday October 9, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  A viable QCD axion in the MeV mass range
 Presenter:  Daniele Alves (LANL)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday October 10, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  Quantum-Enhanced Sensing
 Presenter:  Alberto Marino is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on experimental quantum optics, with particular emphasis on its applications to quantum information science and quantum metrology. Before arriving to the University of Oklahoma, he
held a postdoctoral position and then an Assistant Research Scientist position at the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST/ University of Maryland). He obtained an M.S. and a Ph.D. in optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday October 16, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Flavor Development of a Two Dimensional Dense Neutrino Gas
 Presenter:  Joshua Martin (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Experimental Quantum Optics: Measurements and Communications
 Presenter:  Elohim Becerra Chavez
 Series:  Promotion & Tenure
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu:/videos/Promotion-181016-Becerra.mp4
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday October 17, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  High Speed and High Capacity Optical Transport Network
 Presenter:  Dr. TJ Xia, Verizon Corporation
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday October 18, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Gentle Measurement of Quantum States and Differential Privacy
 Presenter:  Scott Aaronson, University of Texas, Austin
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:00 pm  Title:  75 Years in 75 Minutes A Brief History of Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Presenter:  Alan B. Carr,
Senior Historian,
Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday October 19, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum Supremacy and Its Applications
 Presenter:  Scott Aaronson, University of Texas
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 File:  https://youtu.be/SaL-JxOeva8
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Wednesday October 24, 2018
4:00 pm  Title:  Statistical mechanical models for quantum codes with correlated noise
 Presenter:  Christopher Chubb, the University of Sydney
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Rafael Alexander
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
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_241018.pdf
 Location:  Regener Hall Auditorium

 

Thursday October 25, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Atomic Gas as a Cosmological Probe in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
 Presenter:  Kristine Spekkens (RMC)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Entanglement-Enhanced Quantum Sensing and Communication
 Presenter:  Zheshen Zhang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and College of Optical Sciences,
The University of Arizona
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Rafael Alexander
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday October 30, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Nonthermal Dark Matter from Early Matter Domination
 Presenter:  Jacek Osinski (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday November 1, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Starless Clumps and the Earliest Phases of High-mass Star Formation in the Milky Way
 Presenter:  Brian Svoboda, NRAO
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Casimir Forces and Torques on Nanostructures
 Presenter:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 2, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  A Masing BAaDE's Window
 Presenter:  Dr. Ylva Pihlstrom, UNM, Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday November 8, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Using Radio Continuum Observations to Study Why Gaseous Halos Lag
 Presenter:  Tim Braun (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  ​Useful Quantum Simulation: How classical and quantum computers can team up to tackle matters of substance
 Presenter:  Andrew Baczewski, Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:00 pm  Title:  Quantum Algorithms, Architecture, and Error Correction
 Presenter:  Ciaran Ryan-Anderson
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 9, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  Dark Matter as a Probe of the Very Early Universe
 Presenter:  Dr. Rouzbeh Allahverdi, UNM, Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Michael Gold
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday November 15, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Studying the Ionosphere using Lightning as a Signal of Opportunity
 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:  Quantum sources, memories, and applications: Better living through time-multiplexing
 Presenter:  Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:30 pm  Title:  Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey
 Presenter:  Eric Simantek, Director
Texas Christian University,
Idea Factory. 
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday November 16, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  Light & Colors: Simulating the Optical Properties of Nanoparticles
 Presenter:  Theoretical Nanophotonics Group
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 205
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Location:  Regener Hall 118
2:00 pm  Title:  Light & Colors: Simulating the Optical Properties of Nanoparticles
 Presenter:  Theoretical Nanophotonics Group, UNM
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 205
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Location:  TBD
3:30 pm  Title:  Advanced Quantum Communication -- Where do we go from here?
 Presenter:  Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday November 27, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  David Amdahl (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday November 28, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Garnett Bryan
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday November 29, 2018
2:00 pm  Title:  New Demographic Insights into Massive Star and Cluster Formation
 Presenter:  Peter Barnes (UFL)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Maxwell’s demon at work: protection of quantum information in superconducting circuits
 Presenter:  Michel Devoret, Yale
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 30, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight
 Presenter:  Michel Devoret, Yale University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Wednesday December 5, 2018
11:00 am  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Boubacar Kante, University of San Diego
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday December 6, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Jay Gambetta, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday December 7, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Jay Gambetta, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Jay Gambetta, IBM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday December 13, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Norbert Lutkenhaus, Institute for Quantum Computing
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

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