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Physics Colloquium

About the Colloquium

The Physics Department Colloquium is a series of seminars from scientists about their research. It also provides an opportunity for physics graduate students to deliver professional talks. All seminars are open to anyone who is interested.

Times and Locations

The Physics Colloquium is held in Engineering/Physics 122 each Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Colloquium sessions are also offered via Zoom this semester.

If you wish to attend physics seminars in person in EP 122, please be aware that you will be required to:

(1) wear a face covering over your mouth and nose at all times
(2) social distance as much as possible

We do not have presentations on UI holidays or school breaks.

Join us in EP 122 or via zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/83041345485

Date

Speaker

Title

Sep 12, 2022 Alistair Smith
Interim Chair, Department of Earth and Spatial Sciences, College of Science
Professor of Wildland Fire Science, College of Natural Resources
TBA
Sep 19, 2022 Name
Title

TBD

Sep 26, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Oct 3, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Oct 10, 2022 Name
Title

TBD

Oct 17, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Oct 24, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Oct 31, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Nov 7, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Nov 14, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
Nov 21, 2022 Name
Title
TBD
 Nov 28, 2022  Name
Title
TBD 
 Dec 5, 2022  Student Presentations(TBA)  TBA

Speaker

Title

Andy Rivkin 
Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
 The DART Mission - A Crash Course
Mark Panning 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Planetary Seismology: Results from Mars crust to core and a return to the Moon

Janet Vertesi
Princeton University
TBD
Paul Withers
Boston University
New views of the ionosphere of Mars from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft
Carol Paty
University of Oregon

Searching for (Habitable) Ocean Worlds

Dana Longcope
Montana State University
How and Why we Study the Sun from Space
Briony Horgan
Purdue University
First year on Mars with the Perseverance rover and next steps in the search for life beyond Earth
Mark Marley
University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
TBD
Rebecca Bishop
The Aerospace Corporation
TBD
Ross Beyer
NASA Ames Research Center
NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER)
Krzysztof Gofryk
Idaho National Laboratory
Strong magnetoelastic interactions and piezomagnetism in uranium dioxide
Student Presentations (TBA) TBA

Fall 2021

Speaker

Title

Zach Etienne (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Idaho)

Advancing Multimessenger Astrophysics with Next-Generation Black Hole and Neutron Star Binary Merger Simulations

David Sivak (Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University)

Maximizing power and velocity of an information engine

Becky Tallent (Associate Professor Emeritus,School of Journalism and Mass Media, University of Idaho)

Working with the News Media

James Bull (Professor,Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho)

Gene Drives

Jeremy Tamsen (Director ofOffice of Tech Transfer, University of Idaho)

Intellectual Property Basics

Abhi Singh (University of Delaware)

Modeling stochasticity in the timing of intracellular events: A first-passage time approach

Brian Collins (Washington State University)

Resonant X-rays as spatiochemical nanoprobes

within organic structures and devices

Bill Cannon (PNNL)

Thermodynamics and Learning in Biological Cells

Margaret S. Cheung (UW-PNNL)

Proteins in a crowd under heat and pressure

Barrie Robison (University of Idaho)

Video Games and Data Science at UI (provisional)

Sofia Chabysheva (University of Idaho)

Impact of the quantum vacuum (provisional)

Contact

Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: 208-885-6380

Fax: 208-885-4055

Email: physics@uidaho.edu

Web: Department of Physics