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Events Calendar

Events for the Spring 2021 semester

Wednesday January 20, 2021
10:15 am  Title:  Optimization and characterization of the doped optical fibers for radiation balanced fiber laser and amplifier
 Presenter:  Mostafa Peysokhan
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Host:  Arash Mafi
 File/Video Recording:  http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/events/flyers/peysokhan_210120.pdf
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday January 21, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Deployable cold atom interferometry sensor platforms based on diffractive optics and integrated photonics
 Presenter:  Jongmin Lee, Sandia National Labs
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday January 22, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Introduction to Python (1)
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  The String Landscape and the Swampland
 Presenter:  Cumrun Vafa is Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard University. His primary area of research is string theory, which promises to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:   
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording: 
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday January 28, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Lagging a Gaseous Halo with Nonthermal Radial Pressure Gradients
 Presenter:  Tim Braun (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Scrambling and Black Holes
 Presenter:  Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday January 29, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Introduction to Python (2)
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
10:30 am  Title:  Next generation localization microscopy - or - how and why to ruin a perfectly good microscope.
 Presenter:  Yoav Shechtman, Tecnion
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday February 4, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum information science with laser-dressed atoms
 Presenter:  Michael Martin, Los Alamos National Lab
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 5, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Introduction to Python (3)
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  A simple model of many-particle quantum entanglement: how it describes black holes and superconductors
 Presenter:  Subir Sachdev
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Wednesday February 10, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Particle-in-Cell Simulations of the Neutrino Fast Flavor Instability
 Presenter:  Dr. Sherwood Richers (UC Berkeley)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98102444842
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 12, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Numbers and Errors
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
10:00 am  Title:  A Search for New Physics in B(s)-->mu+mu- Decays Using Multivariate Data Analysis, and Development of Particle Detection Technology with Silicon Pixel Detectors
 Presenter:  Aidan K. Grummer
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  The Planet We Could Not Imagine
 Presenter:  Stephen Kane, UC Riverside
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday February 16, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Neutrinos are smart: blind ranging of nuclear reactors and other peculiar properties
 Presenter:  Dr. John G. Learned (Univ. of Hawaii)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday February 18, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Hamiltonian simulation in the low energy subspace
 Presenter:  Burak Sahinoglu, Los Alamos National Lab
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 19, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Solving Linear Equations
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  High-Capacity Optical and Millimeter-Wave Communications using Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Beams
 Presenter:  Alan Willner, USC
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday February 23, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  The Dynamic Local Universe
 Presenter:  Dr. Louis Strigari (Texas A&M)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday February 25, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Building Quantum Codes with Tensor Networks
 Presenter:  Charles Cao, QuICS - University of Maryland
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 26, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Linear Least Squares
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  The Future of Cosmology
 Presenter:  Joseph Silk, IAP/JHU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday March 2, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Modifying the geometry of the Universe
 Presenter:  Dr. David Wiltshire (University of Canterbury, NZ)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday March 4, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  The power of random quantum circuits
 Presenter:  Bill Fefferman, University of Chicago
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday March 5, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Determining the Universe's Initial Conditions
 Presenter:  David Spergel, Simons Foundation
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday March 9, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Seth Bruzewski, UNM
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/ daily_arXiv
 Location:  Zoom
2:00 pm  Title:  Toward a field theory of blobs
 Presenter:  Dr. Kevin Cahill (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday March 11, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Harnessing Piezoelectricity in Novel Microsystems for Classical and Quantum Information Processing
 Presenter:  Matt Eichenfield, Sandia National Labs
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday March 12, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Direct detection of Dark Matter – theoretical perspective
 Presenter:  Maxim Pospelov, Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday March 25, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Xie Chen, Caltech
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday March 26, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Jerry X. Mitrovica is the Frank Baird Jr. Professor of Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He did important early work showing that tectonic plates heave, tilt, and fall in addition to drifting across the surface of the planet.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday April 1, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Ramis Movassagh, IBM Research
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 2, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Holger Mueller, UC Bekeley
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday April 8, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Shruti Puri, Yale
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 9, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?
 Presenter:  Alan Guth, MIT
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday April 16, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer, Head, Konstanz Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Thursday April 22, 2021
9:00 am  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Justin Dressel, Chapman University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 23, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  William D. Oliver is jointly appointed a Lincoln Laboratory Fellow in the Advanced Technology Division and a Professor of the Practice in the MIT Physics Department. He also serves as the Associate Director of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics.

Dr. Oliver works with the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at Lincoln Laboratory and the Engineering Quantum Systems Group at MIT, where he provides programmatic and technical leadership for programs related to the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies for quantum information science applications. His interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday April 30, 2021
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  Jesse Thaler. Associate Professor of Physics
Director, NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday May 7, 2021
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  Sarah Burke-Spolaor
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
West Virginia University

 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

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.