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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Zoom logoFor Fall 2021, all UNM Physics and Astronomy Colloquia will take place on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 pm either in the Colloquium room, 1100 PAÍS, or remotely via Zoom. If you would like to attend any Physics and Astronomy events online, please contact the front office at 505 277-2616 for registration and passcode information.

The Colloquia series is a weekly seminar that brings speakers from academia, national labs and industry to discuss a wide range of research topics. The series is free and all are welcome to attend.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Friday March 25, 2022
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
 Host:  Gregory Taylor
 Location:  Zoom

 

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

 

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

 

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

Disability Notice If you need an auxiliary aid or service to attend any Department of Physics and Astronomy event, please contact the department (phone: 505 277-2616; email: physics@unm.edu) as far in advance as possible to ensure you are accommodated.