Department of Physics


Physics Colloquium, 2019-2020

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Room 372 MSC (former SEB)

A map of Oakland University can be found here. The building where the colloquium is held is number 6 on the map (Mathematics and Science Center), and Evgeniy Khain's office is room 272 in "HH" (Hannah Hall). The best place to park is in lot 43, just off the circle drive and across from "HH".

For information, or if you want to give a colloquium, please contact Evgeniy Khain, khain@oakland.edu

Fall 2019

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 12

Thursday

Evgeniy Khain Department of Physics, Oakland University Effective pressure in a dense cell monolayer

September 19

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 26

Thursday

Xiaoming Mao Department of Physics, University of Michigan Critical mechanical structures: topological metamaterials and robust mechanisms in messy matter

October 3

Thursday

Jesse Thaler Department of Physics, MIT Collision Course: Particle Physics meets Machine Learning

October 10

Thursday

Mark Johnston Sandia National Laboratories Diagnosing Plasmas in Terawatt Pulsed-Power Accelerators and Particle Beam Diodes

October 17

Thursday

Ricardo Decca Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) What is that force? Exploiting MEMS systems to measure interactions at small separations

October 24

Thursday

Brian O'Shea Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Michigan State University Connecting the first stars in the universe to the Milky Way

October 31

Thursday

Dervis Can Vural Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame Evolution of specialization and social cooperation in dynamic fluids

November 7

Thursday

Juan Peralta Department of Physics, Central Michigan University  

November 14

Thursday

Joseph Sklenar Department of Physics, Wayne State University  

November 21

Thursday

Yanfa Yan Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo  

November 28

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 5

Thursday

David Montiel Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan  

Winter 2019

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 10

Thursday

Olle Heinonen Argonne National Lab On nanomagnets and quantum Monte Carlo modeling

January 17

Thursday

Dragan Huterer Department of Physics, University of Michigan New Views of the Universe

January 24

Thursday

Tyler Cocker Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Ultrafast terahertz microscopy: from near fields to single atoms

January 31

Thursday

Aaron Pierce Department of Physics, University of Michigan Due to the cold weather, the colloquium is canceled and moved to April 4

February 7

Thursday

Meir (Fiki) Shillor Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University Recent Progress in Contact Mechanics

February 14

Thursday

Christopher Kelly Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University The causes and effects of nanoscale membrane curvature as revealed by super-resolution optical approaches

February 21

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

February 28

Thursday

Vasyl Tyberkevych Department of Physics, Oakland University Vector Hamiltonian formalism in nonlinear magnetization dynamics

March 7

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 14

Thursday

Ching-Kai Chiu Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Majorana vortex modes in iron-based superconductors

March 21

Thursday

Vivek Amin Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology Spin-orbit torque: using relativity to extract angular momentum from crystals and make new quantum devices

March 28

Thursday

Vili Heinonen Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Quantum hydrodynamics for supersolid crystals and quasicrystals

April 4

Thursday

Aaron Pierce Department of Physics, University of Michigan Dark Matter: WIMPS and Beyond

April 11

Thursday

Jordan Horowitz Department of Physics, University of Michigan Thermodynamic limits far from equilibrium

Fall 2018

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 13

Thursday

Farzan Beroz University of Michigan Physical limits to biomechanical sensing in disordered fiber networks

September 20

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 27

Thursday

Jesse Berezovsky Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Manipulating magnetic textures at the nanoscale: Probing a dynamic magnetic landscape

October 4

Thursday

Liang Qi Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan Effects of Electronic Structures on Mechanical Properties of Transition Metals

October 11

Thursday

Michael Solomon Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Active microdynamics and rheology of fractal colloidal gels

October 18

Thursday

Michael Dingfelder Department of Physics, East Carolina University Secondary Electron Yields from thin Foils after Proton and Light Ion Impact: Experiment and Simulations

October 25

Thursday

Jean-Gabriel Young The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan The statistical physics of inference in Complex Networks

November 1

Thursday

Charudatta Phatak Argonne National Laboratory Imaging domain behavior in functional nanoscale heterostructures using Lorentz microscopy

November 8

Thursday

Vasyl Tyberkevych Department of Physics, Oakland University Magnonic Second Sound

November 15

Thursday

Xun (Ryan) Huan Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Finding the Most Informative Data Using Model-based Bayesian Experimental Design

November 22

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

November 29

Thursday

Kevin Baker Beaumont Health System Stem Cell Trafficking in Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis: Pathology and Promise

December 6

Thursday

Alex Dickson Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Michigan State University Mapping the Ligand Binding Landscape

Winter 2018

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 11

Thursday

Liuyan Zhao Department of Physics, University of Michigan Optically Probing Symmetry Breaking Orders in Quantum Materials

January 18

Thursday

Alex Matos Abiague Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects on the Transport Properties of Hybrid Heterostructures

January 25

Thursday

Mohammad Maghrebi Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Quantum World Far from Equilibrium

February 1

Thursday

Eugene Surdutovich Department of Physics, Oakland University Sensitization with nanoparticles: radiotherapy and diffusion

February 6

Tuesday, MSC 378

Ilias Cholis Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University Searching for Dark Matter with Gravitational Waves

February 8

Thursday

Leo Stein TAPIR, Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology Probing strong-field gravity: Black holes and mergers in general relativity and beyond

February 15

Thursday

Stephen Green Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam-Golm, Germany Instabilities and Turbulence in Spacetime Geometry

February 22

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 1

Thursday

Colin Denniston Department of Applied Mathematics and Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, Canada Building Solid Crystals in Liquid Crystals

March 8

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 15

Thursday

Julius Jellinek Argonne National Lab Solving the Problem of Anharmonic Densities of States

March 22

Thursday

Benjamin Buller Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI Mesenchymal cell exosomes as developmental therapies for brain injury

March 29

Thursday

Geoff Beach Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT Room Temperature Magnetic Skyrmions in Ultrathin Transition Metal Films

April 5

Thursday

Alberto Rojo Department of Physics, Oakland University The Principle of Least Action: History and Physics

April 12

Thursday

Dan Xiao Department of Physics, University of Windsor Pure Phase Encoding Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Fall 2017

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 14

Thursday

Brad Roth Department of Physics, Oakland University A Mathematical Model of Mechanotransduction

September 21

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 28

Thursday

Michael Murillo Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University A Multiscale Approach to Molecular Dynamics Simulations of High Energy-Density Matter

October 5

Thursday

Andrei Slavin Department of Physics, Oakland University Antiferromagnetic THz-Frequency Josephson-like Oscillator Driven by Spin Current

October 12

Thursday

Qiong Yang Department of Physics, University of Michigan Incoherent inputs enhance robustness of biological oscillators

October 19

Thursday

Chunqi Qian Department of Radiology, Michigan State University Sensitivity Enhancement of High Resolution MRI with a Wireless Amplifier NMR Detector

October 26

Thursday

Ratindranath Akhoury Department of Physics, University of Michigan Whither Quantum Field Theory

November 2

Thursday

Yang Xia Department of Physics, Oakland University Complementary Imaging at Microscopic Resolution – Physics and Applications

November 9

Thursday

Zhixian Zhou Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Two-Dimensional Layered Semiconductors beyond Graphene: Electronics and Device Physics

November 16

Thursday

Vili Heinonen Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Consistent hydrodynamics for phase field crystals

November 23

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

November 30

Thursday

Nana Ofori-Opoku National Institute of Standards and Technology and Center for Hierarchical Materials Design, Northwestern University Modeling highly anisotropic interface: Derivation from phase-field crystal

December 7

Thursday

Mark Voit Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Waterfalls or Rain: How Does Gas Get Into Galaxies?

Winter 2017

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 12

Thursday

Yang Xia Department of Physics, Oakland University Functional Studies of Cartilage by Microscopic Imaging

January 19

Thursday

Dongzhou Zhang Argonne National Lab High pressure crystallography at the Partnership for eXtreme Xtallography program

January 26

Thursday

Scott Pratt Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Big Theory vs Big Experiment - Lessons from Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

February 2

Thursday

Jeffrey Schenker Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University Dissipative transport in the localized regime

February 9

Thursday

Robert Deegan Department of Physics, University of Michigan Coupled Pattern Formation in the Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction

February 16

Thursday

Yue Fan Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan The Hidden Orders in Disordered Materials: Expedition in Potential Energy Landscape

February 23

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 2

Thursday

George Martins Department of Physics, Oakland University New 2d topological materials: Silicene, a case study

March 9

Thursday

Fred Adams Department of Physics, University of Michigan Stars in Other Universes: How much Fine-Tuning is necessary?

March 16

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 23

Thursday

Georg Raithel Department of Physics, University of Michigan Giant Rydberg molecules

March 30

Thursday

John Heron Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan Room Temperature Electric Field Control of Magnetism

April 6

Thursday

Shiv Khanna Physics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University The colloquium is canceled

April 13

Tuesday

Eugene Surdutovich Department of Physics, Oakland University In search of the “obvious”: milestones on the way of discovering ion-induced shock waves

Fall 2016

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 8

Thursday

David Garfinkle Department of Physics, Oakland University Gravitational wave memory

September 15

Thursday

Ken Elder Department of Physics, Oakland University Formation of Moire patterns in ultrathin heteroepitaxial films

September 22

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 29

Thursday

Susannah Dorfman Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University Equation of State and Strength of Materials at Mbar Pressures

October 6

Thursday

Tim Schulze Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of Dendritic Growth

October 13

Thursday

Keith Riles Department of Physics, University of Michigan Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy - Discoveries from the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run

October 20

Thursday

Wolfgang Bauer Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Slowing Down Global Warming with Renewable Power Sources - What Physicists Can Do

October 27

Thursday

Allen Liu Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Mechanobiology of biological membrane

November 3

Thursday

Silas Alben Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Optimizing snake locomotion

November 10

Thursday

Xuanfeng Ding Beaumont Health System Proton Beam Therapy: the past, present and future

November 17

Thursday

Jakoah Brgoch Department of Chemistry, University of Houston Guided Discovery of Sustainable Mechanical Materials using Computation and Experiment

November 24

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 1

Thursday

Alberto Rojo Department of Physics, Oakland University Topology in condensed matter: the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

Winter 2016

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 7

Thursday

Yuri Lvov Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fermi Pasta Ulam system - new ideas about old problem

January 14

Thursday

Yang Xia Department of Physics, Oakland University Paul T Callaghan, My Mentor in the Land of the Long White Cloud

January 21

Thursday

Brian Marples Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health System Novel approaches for treating glioblastoma: Changing the pattern of radiation delivery

January 28

Thursday

Lawrence Mead Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of Southern Mississippi Maximum Entropy in Action

February 4

Thursday

Laura Chomiuk Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Searching for the Elusive Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae

February 11

Thursday

Arunima Singh National Institute of Standards and Technology High-Throughput Computational Synthesis of Two Dimensional Materials

February 18

Thursday

Pengpeng Zhang Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Tailoring the Growth of Organic Thin Films via Chemical Reactions at the Molecular Scale

February 25

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 3

Thursday

Hyejin Kim Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Michigan, Dearborn Demographic stochasticity and evolution of dispersion

March 10

Thursday

Kanani Lee Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University Figuring out the Earth from the inside out

March 17

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 24

Thursday

Manuel Gnann Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Effective temperatures for Hot Brownian Motion

March 31

Thursday

Special Colloquium on Physics and Education
Alberto Rojo
Department of Physics, Oakland University Physics is really everywhere

April 5

Tuesday

special talk notice room change: 208 EH  

April 7

Thursday

special talk    

April 12

Tuesday

special talk    

April 14

Thursday

special talk    

Fall 2015

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 10

Thursday

Wenge Yang Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Synchrotron Radiation Techniques and Applications to Frontier High Pressure Research

September 17

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 24

Thursday

Fred Adams Department of Physics, University of Michigan The Effects of Clusters on Forming Planetary Systems and Constraints on the Birth Aggregate of our Solar System

October 1

Thursday

Career event for students Dr. Michael Kriese, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Design and Manufacture of Modern X-ray Optics

October 8

Thursday

Ratna Naik Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Probing magnetic properties of Fe3O4 nanoparticles using temperature dependent magnetic hyperthermia

October 15

Thursday

     

October 22

Thursday

Brian Saam Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah Hyperfine Physics in Alkali-Metal Vapors

October 29

Thursday

Ivan Lisenkov Department of Physics, Oakland University Arrays of magnetic nanoelements as a new reconfigurable magnetic material for magnonic signal processing and digital logic applications

November 5

Thursday

Greg van Anders Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Engineering Emergence in Soft Matter with Digital Alchemy

November 12

Thursday

Michael Hinczewski Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University Cellular telephone games: how biological networks cope with noisy signal transmission

November 19

Thursday

Emanuel Gull Department of Physics, University of Michigan Numerical Methods for the Many-Electron Problem

November 26

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 3

Thursday

Alexey Zayak Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University Nano-scale spectroscopy with visible light: Understanding Raman scattering by first principles computations

Winter 2015

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 8

Thursday

Natthi Sharma Department of Physics and Astronomy, Eastern Michigan University Quantum Superposition and collapse: Examples and Visual Analogs

January 15

Thursday

Evgeniy Khain Department of Physics, Oakland University Instabilities and phase separation in dense granular flows: typical behavior and rare events

January 22

Thursday

Peter Hoffmann Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Adventures in nanoscale mechanics

January 29

Thursday

Thomas Guerrero Beaumont Health System Quantifying spatial and temporal processes in medical images reveals more than what visually apparent

February 5

Thursday

Roozbeh Dargazany Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University Bio-inspired Functional Composites: From Tire to Blood

February 12

Thursday

George Martins Department of Physics, Oakland University A status report on BiS_2-based Superconductors: where are we?

February 19

Thursday

Vladimir Zelevinsky Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Fundamental symmetries and atomic nucleus

February 26

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 5

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 12

Thursday

Sylwia Ptasinska Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame Tailoring Bond Dissociation in Gas-Phase Biomolecules by Low-Energy Electrons

March 19

Thursday

Sergei Voloshin Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Quantum chromodynamics at extreme: heavy ion collisions

March 26

Thursday

Jianguo Wen Argonne National Laboratory Aberration-Corrected High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy of Advanced Materials

April 2

Thursday

Kevin Wood Department of Biophysics and Department of Physics, University of Michigan Decoding the multi-drug response in bacterial populations

April 9

Thursday

YueJian Wang Department of Physics, Oakland University Instrumental Development and Scientific Investigation in the high Pressure Physics Laboratory

April 16

Thursday

Jichang Wang Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada Complex Spatiotemporal Behavior in Chemical Reactions with Coupled Nonlinear Feedbacks

Fall 2014

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 11

Thursday

Vasyl Tyberkevych Department of Physics, Oakland University Magnetic nano-dot arrays: Reconfigurable microwave meta-materials

September 18

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 25

Thursday

Clifford M. Les Henry Ford Hospital Wolff’s Pretty Good Guess: What exactly are the design criteria for bone?

October 2

Thursday

Michael Sevilla Department of Chemistry, Oakland University DNA Radiation Damage: from Ionization to Molecular Products

October 9

Thursday

Pawel Danielewicz Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Protons and neutrons in a nucleus

October 16

Thursday

Gabriel Caruntu Department of Chemistry, Central Michigan University Data Storage for Tomorrow: Atomic Scale Insights into the Ferroelectric Properties of Nanocrystals

October 23

Thursday

David Gerdes Department of Physics, University of Michigan New Results from the Dark Energy Survey

October 30

Thursday

     

November 6

Thursday

Chong-Yu Ruan Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Bottom-up view from an ultrafast electron microscope: Thinking and building science cases from molecular perspectives

November 13

Thursday

Xiaoming Mao Department of Physics, University of Michigan Isostaticity and a Unified View of Soft Elasticity

November 20

Thursday

Lu Li Department of Physics, University of Michigan Quantum Oscillations in Kondo Insulator SmB6

November 27

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 4

Thursday

Boris Nadgorny Department of Physics, Wayne State University Backflow Effect on Spin Diffusion Near a Ferromagnet-Superconductor Interface

Winter 2014

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 23

Thursday

Christopher V. Kelly Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Observing nanoscale organization and dynamics on biological membranes

January 30

Thursday

Vanessa Sih Department of Physics, University of Michigan Measuring spins and spin-orbit effects in semiconductors

February 6

Thursday

Edward Brown Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University The colloquium is canceled and moved to February 20

February 13

Thursday

Takeshi Sakamoto Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Molecular motor myosin V

February 20

Thursday

Edward Brown Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Accreting neutron stars and the physics of dense matter

February 27

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 6

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 13

Thursday

Christopher Tycner Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Applications of Long-baseline Optical Interferometry in Stellar Astrophysics

March 20

Thursday

Valeri Petkov Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Nanostructure by high-energy X-ray diffraction and atomic pair distribution functions analysis

March 27

Thursday

     

April 3

Thursday

Andrei Slavin Department of Physics, Oakland University Spin Hall Nano Oscillators

April 10

Thursday

Marco Fornari Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Materials Genomics: Searching for Novel Piezoelectric Alloys

April 17

Thursday

John McGuire Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Optical Properties of Colloidal Graphene Quantum Dots

Fall 2013

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 12

Thursday

Zhi-Feng Huang Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Understanding structural dynamics in nonequilibrium materials growth

September 19

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 26

Thursday

Xiang-Qiang Chu Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Breathing and Dancing of protein: Detecting Protein Dynamics by Neutron Scattering

October 3

Thursday

     

October 10

Thursday

Lianxiang Yang Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University Recent developments of digital holography/speckle interfeometry for three dimensional displacement measurement

October 17

Thursday

     

October 24

Thursday

Sanjay V. Khare Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo Searching for Super Hard Cubic Phases of Cubic Transition Metal Nitrides from Ab Initio Computations

October 31

Thursday

     

November 7

Thursday

J. David Schall Mechanical Engineering Department, Oakland University Investigation of the tribological properties of carbon-based solid lubricants using molecular dynamics simulation

November 14

Thursday

     

November 21

Thursday

Seonghwan (John) Yee Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health System Use of MRI in radiation oncology

November 28

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 5

Thursday

Mona Jarrahi Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Michigan Pushing the Limits of Terahertz Optoelectronics

Winter 2013

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 10

Thursday

Yang Xia Department of Physics, Oakland University ”War and Peace” – The Story of Multi-component Relaxation Measurements in Nasal Cartilage

January 17

Thursday

Eugene Surdutovich Department of Physics, Oakland University Biodamage via shock waves initiated by irradiation with ions

January 24

Thursday

Edward Cackett Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Reverberation mapping: echoes of light around black holes

January 31

Thursday

Xianglin Ke Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Neutron scattering revealing emergent phenomena in the Bilayer Ruthenate Ca3Ru2O7

February 7

Thursday

     

February 14

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Douglas Noll Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Better Images of the Thinking Brain: Eliminating Distortions from Functional MRI

February 21

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

February 28

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Omolola Eniola Adefeso Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Blood Flow Dynamics and the Design of Vascular-Targeted Drug Delivery Vehicles

March 7

Thursday

     

March 14

Thursday

Axel Mellinger Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Piezoelectricity in non-polar and polar polymers

March 21

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 28

Thursday

Robert Owen Oberlin College Visualizing black hole dynamics through the vorticity and tendicity of spacetime

April 4

Thursday

Matthew Comstock Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Seeing structure and function of biological molecular machines in real-time: angstrom-resolution optical trapping and single molecule fluorescence

April 11

Thursday

note room change: 204 DHE
Jin Wang Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn Experiments in Quantum Metrology

Fall 2012

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 13

Thursday

Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh Radiology Image Analysis Lab, Henry Ford Health System Analysis and Application of Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Images

September 20

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 27

Thursday

Brad Roth Department of Physics, Oakland University A mechanical bidomain model of cardiac tissue

October 4

Thursday

Veronica Barone Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Graphenes derivatives: from fundamental electronic properties to technological applications

October 11

Thursday

Tiezhi Zhang William Beaumont Hospital Tetrahedron Beam Computed Tomography

October 18

Thursday

     

October 25

Thursday

Jian Huang Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Into the flat land: Transport studies of ultra-dilute GaAs two-dimensional hole systems in zero field

November 1

Thursday

Gavin Lawes Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Magnetically induced ferroelectric order

November 8

Thursday

Ilias Efthimiopoulos Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart and Oakland University Pressure-induced phase transitions of selected transition metal compounds

November 15

Thursday

Mark Katakowski Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI Intercellular miRNA transfer in tumor and treatment

November 22

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

November 29

Thursday

     

December 6

Thursday

Paul Stein Department of Medicine, Michigan State University Turbulance, shear, and vibrations: relevance to the human body

Winter 2012

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 5

Thursday

     

January 12

Thursday

Haowen Xi Department of Physics & Astronomy, Bowling Green State University Eigenvalue analysis and network in correlation matrices of financial data

January 19

Thursday

Alex Levchenko Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Quantum rectification in mesoscopic circuits: point contacts, 2DEG bi-layers, Giaever transformers

January 26

Thursday

     

February 2

Thursday

Special Center for Biomedical Research Colloquium


Michael Kleerekoper

Wayne State University School of Medicine BONE MICRO-ARCHITECTURE

February 9

Thursday

Dragan Huterer Department of Physics, University of Michigan Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

February 16

Thursday

Ashis Mukhopadhyay Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University Length-Scale Dependent Dynamics in Soft Matter

February 24

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 1

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 8

Thursday

Xiaoming Zheng Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University A viscoelastic model of capillary growth: derivation, analysis, and simulation

March 15

Thursday

Fatkhulla Abdullaev University of Lisbon, Portugal and Physical-Technical Institute, Uzbekistan Solitons in parity-time symmetric nonlinear lattices

March 22

Thursday

Shuichi Takayama Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Microfluidic Models of the Body

March 29

Thursday

Long-Qing Chen Department of Material Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University The colloquium is canceled

April 5

Thursday

Fuxiang Zhang Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan Pressure-induced splitting and buckling of Cu-O chains in SrCuO2

April 12

Thursday

Special Biological Physics Colloquium


Alex Mogilner

Department of Mathematics and Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, University of California, Davis Mechanics of cell crawling, turning and symmetry breaking

Fall 2011

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 8

Thursday

Baruch Meerson Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Extinction of established populations: a physicist's view

September 15

Thursday

Andrei Slavin Department of Physics, Oakland University Non-Diffractve Caustic Spin Wave Beams

September 22

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 29

Thursday

Vasyl Tyberkevych Department of Physics, Oakland University Dynamic Magnonic Crystals

October 6

Thursday

Michael Khasin Department of Physics, Oakland University and Department of Physics, University of Michigan The spectrum of oscillator with fluctuating mass and nanomechanical mass sensing

October 13

Thursday

Phillip Duxbury Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Multiscale modeling of organic photovoltaics

October 20

Thursday

Annette Ostling Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan How can we test neutral theory robustly in ecology?

October 27

Thursday

Ken Elder Department of Physics, Oakland University Modelling pattern formation from atomic to micron scales

November 3

Thursday

Victor Berdichevsky Mechanical Engineering Department, Wayne State University One more law of thermodynamics?

November 10

Thursday

Peter Ma Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan Biomimetic materials, stem cells and regenerative medicine

November 17

Thursday

Bo Gao Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo A different perspective on the quantum theory of reactions

November 24

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 1

Thursday

Hong Im Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Understanding auto-ignition and combustion characteristics through high-fidelity simulation

Winter 2011

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 6

Thursday

   

January 13

Thursday

Mateusz Ruszkowski Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan The interplay between turbulence and conduction in clusters of galaxies

January 20

Thursday

Ronald Larson Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Microfluidic Methods in Biophysics

January 27

Thursday

Jeremy N. Bassis Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan The statistical physics of iceberg calving and the emergence of universal calving laws

February 3

Thursday

Christopher Klausmeier Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University Theoretical Approaches to Plankton Ecology

February 10

Thursday

Xiangqun Zeng Department of Chemistry, Oakland University Surface Modified Electrodes and Their Uses in Chemical and Biosensing

February 17

Thursday

Roberto Ramos Department of Physics, Drexel University Demonstration of Multiple Energy Gap Structure and Resonant Activation in Superconducting Magnesium Diboride

February 24

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 1

Tuesday, 11:55 - 12:55, Room 110 HHS

Xiangshun Lu Department of Physics, University of Arkansas Raman spectroscopic studies of chromium in ruby and in diluted magnetic semiconductors

March 10

Thursday

YueJian Wang Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University High Pressure: A New Dimension in Nano-dimensional Condensed Matter

March 24

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 31

Thursday

Vasyl Tyberkevych Department of Physics, Oakland University Parametric excitation of a spin-torque nano-oscillator

April 7

Thursday

Evgeniy Khain Department of Physics, Oakland University Front propagation in living systems: from cell invasion to population dynamics

April 14

Thursday

Special Biological Physics Colloquium


Lev S. Tsimring

Institute for Nonlinear Science (absorbed into BioCircuits Institute), University of California San Diego Ordering and instabilities in growing bacterial colonies

Fall 2010

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 9

Thursday

Katherine Freese Department of Physics, University of Michigan The colloquium is canceled

September 16

Thursday

Victor Karpov Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Toledo Physics of Thin-Film Photovoltaics

September 23

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

September 30

Thursday

Oleg Zikanov Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn Effect of magnetic fields on flows of electrically conducting fluids

October 7

Thursday

Michael Morris Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan The role of Raman spectroscopy in assessment of skeletal function and skeletal health

October 14

Thursday

Anatoly Maksimchuk Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan Particle acceleration with ultra-intense ultra-short laser pulses

October 21

Thursday

Wei Lu Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Dynamics of nanoscale self-assembly

October 28

Thursday

Vladimir Zelevinsky Department of Physics and Astronomy and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University Many-Body Quantum Chaos: Ideas and Applications

November 4

Thursday

David Tománek Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Creating, probing and removing defects in nanocarbons: Insight from computer simulations

November 11

Thursday

Special Medical Physics Colloquium


Elena Rozhkova

Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory Bio-functional Nanotechnology

November 18

Thursday

     

November 25

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 2

Thursday

John Vandermeer Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan Formation of mosaic pattern in tropical ants and its significance for biological control

Winter 2010

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 7

Thursday

No colloquium (Dynamics Days conference)    

January 14

Thursday

Yangjin Kim Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Michigan-Dearborn Glioma invasion and microenvironment: a mathematical model

January 21

Thursday

Oleg Gnedin Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan The Milky Way Galaxy: Keeper of the Darkest Secrets of the Universe

January 28

Thursday

Sandeep V. Pandit Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan Ionic Bases of Cardiac Fibrillation (Role of the Inward Rectifier K+ Currents)

February 4

Thursday

Jonathan A. Dantzig Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Materials Behavior at Multiple Length Scales using the Phase-Field Crystal Model

February 11

Thursday

Nikolai Priezjev Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University Effect of shear rate and surface energy on slip boundary conditions in thin polymer films confined between atomically smooth surfaces: A molecular dynamics study

February 18

Thursday

John McGuire Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Killing One Bird with Two Stones: Carrier Multiplication and “Photoionization” in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

February 25

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 4

Thursday

Jack Waddell Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Of Tortoises and Hares: Slow versus fast dispersal in competitive population dynamics with fluctuations

March 11

Thursday

Sheldon Gordon Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University Wound Repair in a Tissue Monolayer – Investigations on the corneal Endothelium

March 18

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

March 25

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
George Martins Department of Physics, Oakland University Iron-pnictides: A brief introduction, effective low-energy models, and RPA results

April 1

Thursday

Special Biological Physics Colloquium


Wolfgang Losert

Department of Physics, IPST and IREAP, University of Maryland College Park Collective Dynamics of Cell Groups

April 8

Thursday

Special Biological Physics Colloquium


Igor Aronson

Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory and The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University Viscosity of suspension of swimming bacteria

April 15

Thursday

Yeshitila Gebremichael Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University Computer Modeling of Biofilaments: Study on Structural and Dynamic Properties

April 26

Monday

165 HHS, 3 pm

Siegfried Stapf Department of Technical Physics II, Ilmenau University of Technology The many shapes of collagen: low-field NMR relaxometry study on drying films and cartilage

Fall 2009

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 10

Thursday

Cancelled    

September 17

Thursday

Aaron A. King Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Inapparent infections hold the key to cholera dynamics

September 24

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

October 1

Thursday

Rachel Maitra Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, University of Amsterdam The Factor-Ordering Problem in Quantum Gravity

October 8

Thursday

David Garfinkle Department of Physics, Oakland University Inhomogeneous cosmology

October 15

Thursday

Leonard M. Sander Department of Physics, University of Michigan Biomechanics of cell motility in Dictyostelium

October 22

Thursday

Nian X. Sun Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Northeastern University Novel Multifunctional Materials and Devices for RFIC and MMIC

October 29

Thursday

Michal Zochowski Department of Physics, University of Michigan From cells to networks: understanding network dynamics underlying healthy and pathological brain function

November 5

Thursday

Anna Maria Spagnuolo Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University A Mathematical Model for Vibrio Cholerae Colonization of the Human Intestine

November 12

Thursday

David Lubensky Department of Physics, University of Michigan Patterning Neurogenesis: A dynamical model of ommatidial crystal formation

November 19

Thursday

Hui Deng Department of Physics, University of Michigan When Quantum Grows Macroscopic

November 26

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 3

Thursday

Ramakrishna Mukkamala Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University Hemodynamic Monitoring for the 21st Century

Winter 2009

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

January 8

Thursday

Stephen Robinson Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital and Department of Physics, Oakland University MEG Functional Brain Imaging using a Current Multipole Expansion Source Model

January 15

Thursday

Cancelled    

January 22

Thursday

Peter Smereka Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan Efficient Computation of Heteroeptixial Growth using Kinetic Monte Carlo

January 29

Thursday

Jacques Amar Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Toledo Effects of shadowing and steering in oblique incidence epitaxial growth

February 5

Thursday

Bradley J. Roth Department of Physics, Oakland University A Mechanical Model of Neural Tissue Displacement During Lorentz Effect Imaging Using MRI

February 12

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Weidian Shen Department of Physics and Astronomy, Eastern Michigan University Characterization of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Mold-in-Color Polypropylene Used in Automobile Industry

February 19

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Fabian Heitsch Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan The Physics of Star Formation: Cooling, Gravity and Geometry

February 26

Thursday

No Colloquium Winter Recess  

March 5

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Eugene Surdutovich Department of Physics, Oakland University The physics of ion-beam cancer therapy à la carte

March 12

Thursday

note room change: SEB 185
Cagliyan Kurdak Department of Physics, University of Michigan Diamagnetism and Persistent Eddy Currents in Quantum Hall Liquids

March 19

Thursday

Robert Deegan Department of Physics, University of Michigan Vertical structures in shear thickening fluids

March 26

Thursday

No Colloquium APS March Meeting  

April 2

Thursday

Cancelled    

April 9

Thursday

Guowei Wei Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University Multiscale modeling of biomolecular systems

April 16

Thursday

Zhixian Zhou Department of Physics, Wayne State University Electron transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene

Fall 2008

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle

September 9

Tuesday

Gold Room A, Oakland Center

Sergei Urazhdin Department of Physics, West Virginia University Current-Induced Dynamical States of Nanomagnets

September 18

Thursday

Farhad Ghoddoussi Department of Physics, Oakland University High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning (HR-MAS) Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS): A Novel, Non-invasive, Clinically Translatable Method for Measuring Neurochemistry

September 25

Thursday

SPS Meet & Greet    

October 2

Thursday

Alberto Rojo Department of Physics, Oakland University The Quantum Supermarket Cart

October 9

Thursday

Ilia Solov'yov Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Magnetoreception mechanisms in birds - towards the discovery of the sixth sense

October 16

Thursday

Omer Berenfeld Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan Electrical Turbulence and Vortex-Like Reentry in the Mammalian Heart

October 23

Thursday

     

October 30

Thursday

Jay Burmeister Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine  

November 6

Thursday

Tamir Epstein Department of Physics, University of Michigan  

November 13

Thursday

Juan Peralta Department of Physics, Central Michigan University Magnetic Properties from Noncollinear Spin Density Functional Theory

November 20

Thursday

Christopher Chen Hospital for Special Surgery Why rheumatologist should care about mechanics?

November 27

Thursday

No Colloquium Thanksgiving  

December 4

Thursday

Michael Khasin Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University Simulation of quantum many-body dynamics using dynamical coarse-graining

December 11

Thursday

Cancelled    

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