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Events for the Spring 2019 semester

Thursday January 17, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy for Semiconductor Analysis
 Presenter:  Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Holger Eisele, Technische Universität Berlin
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  News from AAS and URSI
 Presenter:  Greg Taylor (UNM) et al.
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday January 18, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  A Critical Dependence On Size For Planet Habitability: The Effect Of Nebular Ingassing
 Presenter:  Dr. Zachary D. Sharp, Center for Stable Isotopes (CSI), UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday January 24, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Coherent control of rotating ion strings: towards observing spin statistics in a new regime
 Presenter:  Hartmut Haeffner, UC Berkeley
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday January 25, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Applying computed tomography to breast cancer screening
 Presenter:  Professor John Boone, UC Davis
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Paul Schwoebel
 File:  /pandaweb/events/flyers/Boone_190125.pdf
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday January 29, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  Differential Cross Section of the J/psi Meson at Forward and Backward Rapidity at sqrt{s}=510 GeV p+p Collisions as Measured at PHENIX
 Presenter:  Katherine Deblasio (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Douglas Fields
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday January 30, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  The Future of Optics and Photonics Employment
 Presenter:  Dr. John Joseph, Founder, COO and President, optiPulse Company
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials

 

Thursday January 31, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Plasmonic coupling in sub-nanometer separation distances How important is quantum mechanical effect?
 Presenter:  Dr. Terefe Habteyes,
UNM Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Trading resources in quantum Shannon theory
 Presenter:  Mark Wilde, Louisiana State University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday February 1, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Cosmological Neutrinos
 Presenter:  Kev Abazajian, University of California, Irvine
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday February 5, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  Nebular Atmosphere to Magma Ocean: A Model for Volatile Ingassing During Terrestrial Planet Accretion
 Presenter:  Peter Olson (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday February 7, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in Multimode Optical Fibers
 Presenter:  Dr. Arash Mafi, Director CHTM, UNM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials
3:30 pm  Title:  Error suppression for quantum annealing and gate model NISQ devices
 Presenter:  Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday February 8, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  The impact of quantum computing
 Presenter:  Prof. Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Sunday February 10, 2019
7:30 am  Title:  Twenty-first Annual SQuInT Workshop
 Presenter:  SQuInT network researchers
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ SQuInT/ 2019/
 Location:  Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Thursday February 14, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Space Vehicles Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratories
 Presenter:  Dr. Andrew J. Metcalf, Space Vehicles Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratories
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Undecidability of the Spectral Gap in One Dimension
 Presenter:  Johannes Bausch, University of Cambridge
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday February 15, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Big Bang, Big Data, Big Iron
 Presenter:  Dr. Julian Borrill, LBNL
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Darcy Barron
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday February 21, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Carrier dynamics in III-nitride light-emitting diodes: An RF approach to understand efficiency issues
 Presenter:  Dr. Arman Rashidi, OSE Alumni and Postdoctoral Fellow at CHTM
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  An X-ray Chimney Extending Hundreds of Parsecs Above and Below the Galactic Center
 Presenter:  Mark Morris, UCLA
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
3:30 pm  Title:  Scrambling and Complexity in Phase Space
 Presenter:  Quntao Zhuang, MIT
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Christopher Jackson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:00 pm  Title:  Electromagnetic Sensing and Treatment of Living Things: Using Microwaves to Detect and Treat Disease in Humans and Trees
 Presenter:  Carey M. Rappaport,
Distinguished professorf
Electrical and computer engineering Northeastern University
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday February 22, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Testing General Relativity Using a Star in a Tight Orbit around the Galactic Black Hole
 Presenter:  Mark Morris, UCLA
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday February 28, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Ge/SiGe quantum electronic devices
 Presenter:  Tzu-Ming Lu, Sandia National Labs
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday March 1, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Engineering the Quantum Vacuum
 Presenter:  Dr. Jeremy Munday, University of Maryland
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 File:  https://youtu.be/OGKoBpsR4GU
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday March 5, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  The Neutrino Puzzle: Anomalies, Interactions, and Cosmological Tensions
 Presenter:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Harvard University & UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday March 7, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Not your typical mirror: Toward the development of a frequency tripling mirrror
 Presenter:  Dr. Wolfgang Rudolph, Regents' Professor, UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
2:00 pm  Title:  First Results and the Bright Future of the TESS Mission
 Presenter:  Diana Dragomir (MIT/UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday March 8, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Probing Planetary Dynamos with Laboratory and Numerical Experiments
 Presenter:  Peter Olson, EPS UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 File:  https://youtu.be/1HsZVnoR9to
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Wednesday March 13, 2019
4:00 pm  Title:  Topological error correction codes from a condensed matter perspective
 Presenter:  Markus Kesselring, Free University of Berlin
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Andrew Landahl
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday March 19, 2019
1:00 pm  Title:  Search for Axions with Atoms
 Presenter:  Pinghan Chu, Los Alamos
 Host:  Victor Acosta
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday March 20, 2019
4:00 pm  Title:  Compact Optical Frequency Standards for Future Applications Beyond the Laboratory
 Presenter:  Kyle Martin
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
7:00 pm  Title:  Spring Lecture Demo Show
 Presenter:  Students and Faculty of the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of New Mexico
 File:  http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/events/flyers/Spring_2019_Demo_Show.pdf
 Location:  Regener Hall Room 103

 

Thursday March 21, 2019
11:00 am  Title:  Large index modulation effects using epsilon-near-zero materials
 Presenter:  Dr. Ting Shan (Willie) Luk of Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Room 101, Center for High Tech Materials
2:00 pm  Title:  Mapping the Solar Wind from Source to Spacecraft
 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:  Quantum optics with rare-earth atoms in solids
 Presenter:  Elizabeth Goldschmidt, JQI
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra-Chavez
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy
5:00 pm  Title:  Using Marine Sedimentary Deposits and Geochemistry to Unravel Changes in Past Climates, Ocean Oxygen Levels, and Biologic Diversity
 Presenter:  Maya Elrick
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences  University of New Mexico
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Room C, UNM Conference Center

 

Friday March 22, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  A tabletop-scale probe for TeV-scale physics: the electric dipole moment of the electron
 Presenter:  Dave DeMille, Yale University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday March 28, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Beyond Toy Models: Distilling Tensor Networks in Full AdS/CFT
 Presenter:  Ning Bao, UC Berkeley
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday March 29, 2019
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  Gaudenz Danuser, UT Southwest Medical Center
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday April 4, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Continuous Quantum Error Correction for Quantum Annealing
 Presenter:  K. Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday April 5, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Understanding the quantum efficiency of light harvesting photosynthetic systems one photon at a time
 Presenter:  K. Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday April 11, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday April 12, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Saturday April 13, 2019
9:00 am  Title:  UNM Physics Day 2019
 Presenter:  Plenary talk by Professor Greg Taylor
 Series:  Undergraduate Research
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ pandaweb/ undergraduate/ day2019/ index.php
 Location:  Multiple rooms, Physics & Astronomy

 

Tuesday April 16, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  Status update on Liquid Argon purification and re circulation system and xenon doping for LEGEND 200 and LEGEND 1000
 Presenter:  Neil McFadden (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday April 18, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Adam Kauffman, JILA
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday April 19, 2019
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  Dr. Tracy Clarke, Naval Research Lab (NRL)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday April 25, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Vanita Srinivasa, Sandia National Laboratories
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Sayonee Ray
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday April 26, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  Undergraduate Honors Thesis Presentations
 Presenter:  Undergraduate Students, UNM Physics and Astronomy
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Tuesday April 30, 2019
2:00 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Alex Mills (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Wednesday May 1, 2019
4:00 pm  Title:  Gaussian and non-Gaussian continuous-variable quantum information over the quantum optical frequency comb
 Presenter:  Olivier Pfister, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Virginia
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Rafael Alexander
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Thursday May 2, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  K. Rajibul Islam, IQC
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Sayonee Ray
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Friday May 3, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Kate Scholberg, Duke University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

 

Thursday May 9, 2019
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Andrew Doherty, University of Sydney
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  Room 190, Physics & Astronomy

 

Saturday May 11, 2019
1:00 pm  Title:  2019 Physics and Astronomy Department Convocation
 Presenter:  Speaker to be announced
 Series:  All University
 Web Site:    https:/ / gradapp.unm.edu/ events/ event-hbxv/
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  Regener Hall Auditorium (Room 103)

 

Monday May 13, 2019
5:30 pm  Title:  Annual Sigma Xi/IEEE awards banquet
 Presenter:  H.S. Ahluwalia Professor Emeritus Physics & Astronomy
 Series:  Sigma Xi Public Talk
 Host:  Harjit Ahluwalia
 Location:  Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

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