Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

The Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series is open to all members of the university. Unless otherwise noted, talks are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:00-5:20 in Mendocino 1015. Schedule is regularly updated as dates, titles, and abstracts are received. Please check back often. To receive updates about the Colloquium Series, please join our Events Mailing List. For past semesters' series, see our archive.

Fall 2017 Semester Schedule

Next Seminar

Dec. 7, 2017

Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Talks

"In Pursuit of an Isotherm! Finding the Isothermal Curve from the Adsorption of Nitrogen Gas on Jeweler's Rouge Powder (Iron III Oxide)"

Maxwell Crosby
Sac State Physics Major

and

“Development of a New Pressure Measuring Technique for Examining Pressure Gradients in Solid Helium”

Aleksandar Tadic
Sac State Physics Major

 

 

September 7, 2017
Prof. Alexander Rudolph
Cal Poly Pomona
“Cal­Bridge and CAMPARE: Engaging Underrepresented Students in Physics and Astronomy”

September 14, 2017
Sac State Physics Majors
"What I did last summer...."

September 28, 2017
Prof. Bin Liu
UC Merced
“Shape Up to Run – How Bacterial Motilities Impact Selective Cellular Morphologies”

October 5, 2017
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Reception
Special Location: University Union Redwood Room
Check with Dr. D for details....

October 12, 2017
Prof. William DeGraffenreid and Mary Ann Mort
Sacramento State
Topic: Physics Careers and Entrepreneurship

October 26, 2017
Prof. John Rundle
UC Davis
"The Physics of Earthquakes and Markets"

Date: November 2, 2017
CANCELED - Dr. Laura McWilliams
Science Policy Fellow  for the California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy
"From Lasers to the Legislature"

November 9, 2017
Dr. Jason Williams
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
“The Cold Atom Laboratory: a facility for ultracold atom experiments aboard the International Space Station”

November 16, 2017
Armela Keqi
Sac State / UC Davis
"Hard X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (HXPS) of the Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Ga1-xMnxP”

November 30, 2017
Senior Project Talks
Juan Solorio
Sac State Physics Major
“Implementation of the FTK SoloRun Python Module in the Integration of the Fast TracKer (FTK) Trigger for the LHC”

December 7, 2017
Sac State Physics Majors'
Senior Project Talks
Maxwell Crosby
"In Pursuit of an Isotherm! Finding the Isothermal Curve from the Adsorption of Nitrogen Gas on Jeweler's Rouge Powder (Iron III Oxide)"
and
Aleksandar Tadic
“Development of a New Pressure Measuring Technique for Examining Pressure Gradients in Solid Helium”