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Events for the Spring 2022 semester

Friday January 14, 2022
11:00 am  Title:  Symmetry Protected Topological Order in Open Quantum Systems
 Presenter:  Alex Turzillo
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Location:  Zoom

 

Wednesday January 19, 2022
4:00 pm  Title:  Applied QBism and its Potential
 Presenter:  John DeBrota
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday January 20, 2022
3:00 pm  Title:  Candidacy Exam: Variation of Fundamental Constants, the Dark Sector, and H_0 (NOTE SPECIAL TIME)
 Presenter:  Kylar Greene, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Efficient estimation of cyclic parameters in quantum systems
 Presenter:  Marco Antonio Rodriguez Garcia, UNAM
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday January 21, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  In Search of New Physics with MicroBooNE
 Presenter:  Georgia Karagiorgi is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University.

She received her Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Physics from MIT in 2010. Her main research is in experimental particle physics, including searches for new physics in the neutrino sector with particle-accelerator-based and/or large underground neutrino experiments. The discovery and study of rare processes with the next generation of neutrino detectors requires continuous and efficient processing of data streams with rates of up to multiple terabytes per second. Her current research includes data processing hardware design and exploration of digital data processing techniques for high data rate environments, and more recently she has been exploring the implementation of machine learning algorithms on field-programmable gate arrays.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    http:/ / datascience.columbia.edu/ people/ georgia-karagiorgi/
 Host:  Michael Gold
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Tuesday January 25, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Early Matter Domination from Long-Lived Particles in the Visible Sector
 Presenter:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday January 28, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Neutrinos, Light and Heavy
 Presenter:  Boris J Kayser, FNAL
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=yyT-APZgGsU
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Thursday February 3, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Approximating the free energy of quantum Hamiltonians using convex relaxations
 Presenter:  Anirban Chowdhury, IQC Waterloo
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 4, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Ultrafast Semiconductor Diode Lasers
 Presenter:  Peter Delfyett received the B.E.(E.E.) degree from The City College of New York (1981), the M.S. degree in EE from The University of Rochester (1983), the M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from The Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York (1988). His PhD was focused on developing and utilizing a real time ultrafast spectroscopic probe to study molecular and phonon dynamics in condensed matter, using both supercontinuum and optical phase conjugation techniques. After obtaining the Ph.D. degree, he joined Bell Communication Research as a Member of the Technical Staff, where he concentrated his efforts towards generating ultrafast high power optical pulses from semiconductor diode lasers, for applications in ultra-wideband optical signal processing and communications. In 1993, he moved to University of Central Florida, where he is Pegasus Professor and Trustee Chair Professor of Optics, EE & Physics in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, and is currently serving as the Director of the Townes Laser Institute. In 2003, Dr. Delfyett founded "Raydiance, Inc." a spin-off company developing high power, ultrafast laser systems, based on his research, for applications in medicine, consumer electronics, defense, material processing, biotechnology, automotive and other key technological markets. He is a Fellow of the APS, IEEE, NAI, NSBP, OSA, and SPIE. He is also the recipient of the NSF PECASE Award, the APS Edward Bouchet Award, the 2014 Medalist from the Florida Academy of Science, the 2018 Townsend Harris Award, the 2020 IEEE Photonics Society's William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, and the 2021 APS Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science. Most recently, he was elected into the National Academy of Engineering. He has over 200 journal publications, and 600 conference proceedings and presentations, with 45 US patents.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Tuesday February 8, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Fundamental physics with strong gravitational lenses
 Presenter:  Daniel Gilman, University of Toronto
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday February 10, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  My favorite not-quite-probability distribution and its usefulness in metrology
 Presenter:  Nicole Yunger Halpern, NIST/Maryland
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  Zoom
4:00 pm  Title:  Reliability of Quantum Simulation on NISQ-era Devices
 Presenter:  Karthik Chinni
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Tuesday February 15, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Venturing into the neutrino fog
 Presenter:  Ciaran O'Hare (University of Sidney)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday February 17, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Phase transitions and critical states of monitored quantum systems
 Presenter:  Ehud Altman, UC Berkely
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Akimasa Miyake
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 18, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Cold Dark Matter Caustics
 Presenter:  Pierre Sikivie, Universty of Florida
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ dypKyNPsWpg
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Tuesday February 22, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Large-Scale Structure Cosmology in the Systematics-Limited Regime
 Presenter:  Elisabeth Krause, University of Arizona
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Wednesday February 23, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Continued Radio Searches of Fermi Unassociated Gamma-Ray Sources
 Presenter:  Seth Bruzewski (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday February 24, 2022
9:00 am  Title:  Many-body physics with arrays of individual atoms and optical dipoles
 Presenter:  Antoine Browaeys - Institute d'Optique, CNRS
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday February 25, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Why Clouds Don't Fall
 Presenter:  Kevin E. Cahill is a Professor of Physics & Astronomy at UNM. His research interests are particle theory, lattice-gauge theory. and medical physics. He is the author of Physical Mathematics, released in a second edition in 2019
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ ABFDlS6l9Gw
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday March 1, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  The Search for sub-GeV Dark Matter at Coherent Captain Mills
 Presenter:  William Thompson, LANL
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Michael Gold
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday March 3, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  An open quantum testbed based on trapped ions (QSCOUT)
 Presenter:  Susan Clark, Sandia National Labs
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday March 4, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change
 Presenter:  Dave Gutzler, UNM Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences (Emeritus)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ DvkO8PRw9fQ
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday March 8, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Searching for axion dark matter with the South Pole Telescope
 Presenter:  Kyle Ferguson, UCLA
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Darcy Barron
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday March 10, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Boosting engine performance with Bose-Einstein condensation
 Presenter:  Nathan Myers, UMBC/LANL
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Pablo Poggi
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Tuesday March 22, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Neutrino, Supernova, and Flavor Isospin Wave
 Presenter:  Huaiyu Duan, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Effects of XX-catalysts on quantum annealing spectra with perturbative crossings
 Presenter:  Natasha Feinstein, University College London
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Tameem Albash
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday March 25, 2022
11:00 am  Title:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Volcanoes and Their Processes
 Presenter:  Katherine Cosburn
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Chipping Away at the "N" in NISQ-era Quantum Computers
 Presenter:  Dr. Irfan Siddiqi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday March 29, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Searching for new physics with X-rays from compact stars
 Presenter:  Andrew Long, Rice University
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Wednesday March 30, 2022
7:00 pm  Title:  Spring Lecture Demo Show
 Presenter:  Students and Faculty of the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of New Mexico
 Host:  David Dunlap
 File/Video Recording:  http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/events/flyers/Spring_2022_Demo_Show.pdf
 Location:  Room 103, Regener Hall

 

Thursday March 31, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Illuminating the radius valley with TESS and CHEOPS
 Presenter:  Dominic Oddo (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday April 1, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  How machine learning can help us get the most out of our highest fidelity physical models
 Presenter:  Kyle S Cranmer, NYU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Michael Gold
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday April 5, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  General relativity with fermions: Lorentz invariance
 Presenter:  Kevin Cahill

UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Zoom
2:00 pm  Title:  General relativity with fermions: Lorentz invariance
 Presenter:  Kevin Cahill
UNM Physics Professor
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ lr3_CCMlmgI
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Zoom

 

Thursday April 7, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  A Novel Observational Study of Southern HII Regions
 Presenter:  Chenoa Tremblay (SETI)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Progress in high-precision quantum state preparation
 Presenter:  Rolando Somma, LANL
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday April 8, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Precision tomography of silicon donor qubits at the threshold of fault tolerance
 Presenter:  Robin Blume-Kohout, Sandia
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday April 12, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Dark Matter, the Migdal Effect and Directional Detectors
 Presenter:  Elizabeth Tilly, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Dinesh Loomba
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Wednesday April 13, 2022
4:00 pm  Title:  Nonequilibrium and Nonlinear Dynamics in Collective Spin Models and Implementations Using Quantum Feedback Control
 Presenter:  Manuel Munoz Arias
 Series:  Thesis and Dissertation Defenses
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Thursday April 14, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Detecting and Characterizing Long-period Planets with TESS
 Presenter:  Ismael Mireless (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  The implication of symmetries in CHSH-like games
 Presenter:  Amir Kalev, USC/ISI
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 15, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  nEXO and the future of neutrinoless double beta decay
 Presenter:  Brian Lenardo, Sanford
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ 3qW1MScFgbM
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Saturday April 16, 2022
8:00 am  Title:  Physics Day 2022
 Presenter:  Keith Lidke, Professor, UNM Physics and Astronomy Department
 Web Site:    http:/ / physics.unm.edu/ day2022
 Host:  Tonmoy Chakraborty
 Location:  Multiple rooms, PAIS

 

Tuesday April 19, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Transient Phenomena in Surveys of the Cosmic Microwave Background
 Presenter:  Ian Birdwell, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Darcy Barron
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday April 21, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  The Journey to a More Comprehensive Catalog of Compact Symmetric Objects
 Presenter:  Evan Sheldahl (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday April 22, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Multi-messenger observations of cosmic collisions, relativistic blasts, and their remnants
 Presenter:  Alessandra Corsi (Texas Tech University)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / unm.zoom.us/ j/ 92048459507
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom

 

Tuesday April 26, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  The CMB as a backlight
 Presenter:  Alexander Van Engelen, ASU
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday April 28, 2022
11:00 am  Title:  Characterizing coherence times of solid state spin defects
 Presenter:  Chandrasekhar Ramanthan, Dartmouth
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Victor Acosta
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS
2:00 pm  Title:  Searching for Water on Neptune-sized Exoplanets
 Presenter:  Sara Jeffreys
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Diana Dragomir
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Friday April 29, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  How Bright is the Radio Sky? We Don't Know ... Yet
 Presenter:  Jack Singal, University of Richmond
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Tuesday May 3, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Seeing the unseen: Using small-scale lensing anisotropies to study dark matter
 Presenter:  Birendra Dhanasingham (UNM)
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

 

Thursday May 5, 2022
2:00 pm  Title:  Multifrequency observations of Pulsars
 Presenter:  Pratik Kumar (UNM)
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS
3:30 pm  Title:  Dynamics of transmon ionization
 Presenter:  Alexandre Blais, Sherbrooke
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday May 6, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  TBA
 Presenter:  TBA
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 Location:  Via Zoom. Please take the Satisfaction Survey

 

Thursday May 12, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum algorithms for thermal state preparation using fluctuation theorems
 Presenter:  Gopikrishnan Muraleedharan (LANL)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-2540, PAIS

 

Friday May 13, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  FCC, the accelerator for the 22nd Century - a window onto new physics in the heaviest quarks
 Presenter:  Radek Novotny, UNM
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Sally Seidel
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Saturday May 14, 2022
12:00 pm  Title:  Department Convocation
 Presenter:  David L. Hayes, Research Scientist, Honeywell Quantum Solutions
 Web Site:    https:/ / youtu.be/ CKEGzPShE-o
 Host:  Richard Rand
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

 

Wednesday May 18, 2022
3:30 pm  Title:  QSC/SQMS Quantum Algorithms Workshop
 Presenter:  Nathan Wiebe (Toronto)
Matteo Ipolliti (Stanford)
Natalie Klco (Caltech)
Peter Love (Tufts)
Naomi Nickerson (Psi Quantum)
Josh Combes (University of Colorado)
Robert Huang (Caltech)
 Series:  CQuIC Seminars
 Web Site:    https:/ / cquic.unm.edu/ events/ workshops/ qaw.html
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 Location:  PAIS-1100, PAIS

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