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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
 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
 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
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
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  John Matthews, Physics and Astronomy, UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Friday October 5, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Moire Prescott, NMSU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday October 9, 2018
12:00 pm  Title:  TBA
 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:  TBA
 Presenter:  Alberto Marino, University of Oklahoma
 Series:  OSE - CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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 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

 

Friday October 19, 2018
4:00 pm  Title:  Quantum Supremacy and Its Applications
 Presenter:  Scott Aaronson, University of Texas
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday October 25, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Zheshen Zhang, University of Arizona
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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 November 2, 2018
3:30 pm  Title: 
 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
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Andrew Baczewski, Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 9, 2018
3:30 pm  Title: 
 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
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 16, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBD
 Presenter:  Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

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
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Michel Devoret, Yale
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday November 30, 2018
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 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

 

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

Disability Notice Individuals with disabilities who need an auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in P&A events should contact Sandra Ortiz (phone: 505-277-5900, email: sportiz@unm.edu) well in advance to ensure your needs are accommodated. Event handouts can be provided in alternative accessible formats upon request. Please contact Ms. Ortiz if you need written information in an alternative format.