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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
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/88a59b38-13c4-42ec-be87-375f1cd83246
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a2d97fd0-bf5e-4332-b3b8-d925dd26b215
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/5b7d97d8-6c78-43c8-b099-d7e9efb57a7e
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e4eb6e2d-45eb-4e6d-ba69-6d211bee29a0
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/0182b7f1-4294-4f35-b8d3-3ec6cbbdb9db
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7da548b5-ea13-4d5e-ac02-d9c94813410b
 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
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d557d668-a94e-4dde-b833-4e77d846c886
 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
11:00 am  Title:  Lessons from Nature for Stability in Optical Scattering Nanostructures
 Presenter:  Sang Eon Han, PhD,
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of New Mexico

Dr. Sang Eon Han is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Center for High Technology Materials at the University of New Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. & B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University. He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in MIT. His current research is focused on optical and optoelectronic nanomaterials for efficient energy usage. He is a recipient of Dean’s Faculty Excellence Award, KIChE President Young Investigator Award; UNM Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award; NSF Career Award; Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award; and Fellowship from the Samsung Scholarship Foundation.
 Series:  OSE Seminars
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday March 12, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Nonlinear 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:  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
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/17baaaeb-1dc1-458b-8c6c-f3d47c0cbe54
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday March 23, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  The Effect of Collisions on Fast Collective Neutrino Oscillations
 Presenter:  Dr. Josh Martin (LANL)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday March 25, 2021
2:30 pm  Title:  Foliation structure in fracton models
 Presenter:  Xie Chen, Caltech
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday March 26, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Optimization
 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 Physics of Sea Level
 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
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d8c4dbf0-887c-4394-a799-e99e7c1c0c33
 Location:  TBD

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Understanding electrical breakdown and its implications for the search for the neutron electric dipole moment
 Presenter:  Dr. Nguyen Phan (LANL)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  Zoom

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021
11:00 am  Title:  Non-Gaussian Measurements of Coherent States of Light for Metrology and Communication
 Presenter:  Matt DiMario
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 1, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Probing the Galactic AGB Population through Infrared and SiO Maser Emission
 Presenter:  Megan O. Lewis
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom
2:00 pm  Title:  Probing the Galactic AGB population through infrared and SiO maser emission
 Presenter:  Megan Lewis (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Ylva Pihlstrom
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Constructing quantum codes from any classical code and their embedding in ground space of local Hamiltonians
 Presenter:  Ramis Movassagh, IBM Research
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Elizabeth Crosson
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 2, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Fourier Transforms
 Presenter:  Dr. Jayce Dowell
 Series:  Computational Physics Seminar
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 98489450278
 Host:  Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  New atom interferometers for fundamental physics
 Presenter:  Holger Mueller, UC Bekeley
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday April 6, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Dark matter at the high mass frontier
 Presenter:  Dr. Joseph Bramante (Queen's University)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 8, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Fault-tolerance with Bosonic Qubits
 Presenter:  Shruti Puri, Yale
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 9, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Interpolation
 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:  Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?
 Presenter:  Alan Guth, MIT
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/efde7402-7a6b-4abd-8b6c-cb5d4ac7c0d9
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday April 13, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Overview of Inflationary Cosmology
 Presenter:  Bobby Middleton (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/XZafL6rrWvk
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 15, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Searching for the coldest planets orbiting low-mass stars
 Presenter:  Mallory Harris (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Diana Dragomir
 Location:  Zoom
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 April 16, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Numerical Differentiation and Integration
 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:  Electrons and Photons under Elementary Confinement in Time and Space
 Presenter:  Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer, Head, Konstanz Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / web.microsoftstream.com/ video/ 46e51d17-89dc-440e-8313-aeaf13ad2d06
 Host:  Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday April 20, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  Dark matter and new physics searches at neutrino experiments
 Presenter:  Dr. Bhaskar Dutta (Texas A&M University)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/CJRDTGqiJVI
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 22, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  The Problem with Late-time Solutions to the Hubble Tension
 Presenter:  Kylar Greene (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  Zoom
3:30 pm  Title:  Learning Temporal Correlations in Continuous Quantum Measurements
 Presenter:  Justin Dressel, Chapman University
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 23, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Initial Value Problems for ODEs
 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:  Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits
 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
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/wVrIvG9zNAo
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday April 27, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  New Techniques for Finding New Physics at the LHC
 Presenter:  Easwar Narayanan (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 29, 2021
2:00 pm  Title:  A new effective gravitational lensing approach to constrain dark matter
 Presenter:  Birendra Dhanasingham (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday April 30, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Boundary Value Problems for ODEs
 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:  Collision Course: Particle Physics meets Machine Learning
 Presenter:  Jesse Thaler. Associate Professor of PhysicsDirector, NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/Qpd43ik_pXM
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Tuesday May 4, 2021
10:00 am  Title:  Nanoscale Assembly of Dectin-1 and its Glucan Ligand in Immunocyte Membranes and Pathogen Cell Walls
 Presenter:  Akram Etemadi Amin
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  Zoom
2:00 pm  Title:  Dynamical Evidence For a Fifth Force Explanation of the ATOMKI Nuclear Anomalies
 Presenter:  Dr. Chris Verhaaren (UC Irvine)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/xvbQd-3stAU
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday May 6, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Problem-tailored variational quantum algorithms
 Presenter:  Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Susan Atlas
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday May 7, 2021
9:30 am  Title:  Computation for Physicists: Partial Differential 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:  A galactic-scale gravitational-wave detector for the biggest black holes in the universe
 Presenter:  Sarah Burke-Spolaor
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
West Virginia University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ oowfHQP3ncg
 Host:  Ylva Pihlstrom
 Location:  Zoom

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