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Events for the Fall 2021 semester

Thursday June 24, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  A Search for the 21 cm Cosmic Dawn Absorption Signal with the Long Wavelength Array
 Presenter:  Christopher DiLullo
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom
2:00 pm  Title:  Searching for the Global 21 cm Cosmic Dawn Absorption Signal with the Long Wavelength Array
 Presenter:  Chris DiLullo (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday July 9, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Fundamental Aspects of the Interaction between Light and Nanostructures
 Presenter:  Stephen Keith Sanders
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday July 16, 2021
10:00 am  Title:  Pulsar Studies and their Applications
 Presenter:  Pratik Kumar (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday July 20, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday July 27, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday August 3, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday August 10, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  Zoom

 

Monday August 16, 2021
4:00 pm  Title:  Detecting Persistent Trains from Meteors
 Presenter:  Logan Cordonnier (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Thursday August 19, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Compact Symmetric Objects and the Evolution of Active Galaxies
 Presenter:  Evan Sheldahl (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3300, PAIS

 

Friday August 27, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Extend Python with C++
 Presenter:  Dr. Huaiyu Duan (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  The Search for Habitable Worlds around Nearby Stars
 Presenter:  Daniel Apai, The University of Arizona
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Diana Dragomir
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday August 31, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
2:00 pm  Title:  A Symmetry of Cosmological Observables, and a High Hubble Constant as an Indicator of a Mirror World Dark Sector
 Presenter:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday September 3, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Introduction to CARC
 Presenter:  Katherine Cosburn (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  A Dark Baryon Explanation of The Neutron Decay Anomaly
 Presenter:  Benjamin Grinstein, UCSD
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ P4ci-UGEwcw
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday September 7, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  The effect of kick velocities on the spatial distribution of millisecond pulsars and implications for the galactic centre excess
 Presenter:  Chris Gordon, University of Canterbury
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday September 9, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  How to perform the coherent measurement of a curved phase space by continuous isotropic measurement. Spin and the Kraus-operator geometry of SL(2,C)
 Presenter:  Carl Caves (UNM)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday September 10, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Software Version Control - Why and How
 Presenter:  Dr. Darcy Barron (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Scalable semiconductor quantum systems
 Presenter:  Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University is the Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership, School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics, Stanford University

She is also a faculty member of Ginzton Lab, Q-FARM, PULSE, SIMES, SPRC, Wu-Tsai Neurosciences Institute, SystemX, Bio-X

PI of the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics (NQP) Lab
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday September 14, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Sphaleron bound in some nonstandard cosmology scenarios
 Presenter:  Phuc Duc Loc Ngo
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday September 16, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Dynamical quantum phase transitions
 Presenter:  Markus Heyl (MPI Complex Systems - Dresden)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday September 17, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Introduction to computer algebra in Python with sympy
 Presenter:  Anupam Mitra (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum and Classical Time Crystals
 Presenter:  Norman Yao, UC Berekely
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Saturday September 18, 2021
9:00 am  Title:  Free Workshop for NM Science Teachers
 Presenter:  Sally Seidel, Professor: Physics Astronomy Department
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ QuarkNet@UNM/ workshop_2021.php
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Explora 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque

 

Sunday September 19, 2021
9:00 am  Title:  Free Workshop for NM Science Teachers
 Presenter:  Sally Seidel, Professor: Physics Astronomy Department
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ QuarkNet@UNM/ workshop_2021.php
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Explora 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque

 

Friday September 24, 2021
11:00 am  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  PAIS-3300, PAIS
2:00 pm  Title:  Python Performance Considerations
 Presenter:  Dr. Jayce Dowell (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Jayce Dowell
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Black Hole Thermodynamics: Then and Now
 Presenter:  Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ kLwrP9_Y79E
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Tuesday September 28, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  First results from the Muon g – 2 Experiment at Fermilab
 Presenter:  James Mott, Fermilab
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday September 30, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum Logic Control of a Single Molecular Ion
 Presenter:  Dietrich Leibfried (NIST)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Francisco Becerra Chavez
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday October 1, 2021
11:00 am  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  PAIS-3300, PAIS
2:00 pm  Title:  The Monte Carlo method and its uses
 Presenter:  Dr. Kevin Cahill (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Iran Nuclear Deal: A Plea for Nuclear Arms Control in Uncertain Times
 Presenter:  Matthias Grosse Perdekamp
Professor and Head of the Department of Physics
Director of ACDIS the Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Paul Schwoebel
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Monday October 4, 2021
1:00 pm  Title:  Mammalian Brains
 Presenter:  Julia M Stephen, Professor of Translational Neuroscience and MEG Core Director at the Mind Research Network
 Series:  Special Talk
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ 3FObVjmhrs4
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday October 5, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Towards a Realistic Model of Dark Atoms to Resolve the Hubble Tension
 Presenter:  Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday October 7, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Simulating Near-Term Quantum Computers with Approximate Tensor Network Algorithms
 Presenter:  Miles Stoudenmire (Flatiron Institute)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday October 8, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  How to Form a Habitable Planet
 Presenter:  Meredith MacGregor, University of Colorado Boulder
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday October 12, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Higher-spin wave dark matter and polarized solitons
 Presenter:  Mudit Jain, Rice University
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday October 14, 2021
7:00 am  Title:  23rd Annual SQuInT Workshop
 Presenter:  Various TBD
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / physics.unm.edu/ SQuInT/ 2021/
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday October 15, 2021
11:00 am  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  PAIS-3300, PAIS

 

Tuesday October 19, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Search for Neutral Long-lived Particles Decaying in the CMS Endcap Muon Detectors
 Presenter:  Christina Wang, Caltech
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Encoding a qubit in a spin
 Presenter:  Jonathan Gross (Google Quantum AI)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Carlton Caves
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday October 21, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Equilibration time in many-body quantum systems
 Presenter:  Lea Santos (Yeshiva University)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday October 22, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Julia with applications in microscopy using GPUs and interactive notebooks
 Presenter:  Dr. Keith Lidke (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  The third cosmological paradigm
 Presenter:  Michael Turner is the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the National Science Foundation's Physics Frontiers Centers at Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago's Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics; Enrico Fermi Institute
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Tuesday October 26, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Neutrino interactions from the cosmos
 Presenter:  Ivan Esteban, Ohio State University
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday October 29, 2021
11:00 am  Title:  Astro Coffee
 Presenter:  Various
 Series:  Astro Coffee
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.benty-fields.com/
 Location:  PAIS-3300, PAIS
2:00 pm  Title:  Introduction to Computational Electromagnetics
 Presenter:  Dr. Viktoriia Babicheva (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Black holes in globular clusters
 Presenter:  Tom Maccarone, Texas Tech
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlstrom
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Thursday November 4, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  NANOGrav's Search for Gravitational Waves, Including Interstellar Medium Bonus Science
 Presenter:  Tim Dolch (Hillsdale)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Variational Neural Annealing
 Presenter:  Juan Felipe Carrasquilla (Vector Institute and University of Waterloo)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Cunlu Zhou
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday November 5, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Steven Clayton, Los Alamos National Lab
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Thursday November 11, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Gopikrishnan Muraleedharan (Los Alamos)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday November 12, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Introduction to Machine Learning
 Presenter:  Dr. Susan Atlas (UNM)
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 97766920797
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  PAIS-1160, PAIS
4:00 pm  Title:  TBD
 Presenter:  Saul Teukolsky, Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics at Cornell University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Friday November 19, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Seeing around corners
 Presenter:  Andreas Velten, U. Wisconsin, Madison
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Thursday December 2, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Optimization of Clifford circuits
 Presenter:  Sergey Bravyi (IBM Quantum)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Milad Marvian Mashhad
 Location:  TBD

 

Friday December 3, 2021
3:30 pm  Title: 
 Presenter:  Lynn Matthews, MIT
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Thursday December 9, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Vedika Khemani (Stanford)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Susan Atlas
 Location:  TBD

 

Friday December 10, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  David Schuster, U. Chicago
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Thursday December 16, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  Yuan-Yu Jau (Sandia)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

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