Seminars and Colloquia, January through June, 2017


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Seminars and Colloquia, Typical Week:


Oklahoma High Energy Physics Seminar on Talk-Back Television:

Date:Thursday
Time:1:30-3:00 PM
Place:Willard Hall, Room 004, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 365, OU
& Online Access
Inquiries: joseph.haley@okstate.edu or kao@nhn.ou.edu

Physics Colloquium:

Date:Thursday
Time:3:30-4:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Inquiries: perk@okstate.edu

Journal Club on Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics (Informal):

Date:Friday (bi)weekly
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 147
Inquiries: perk@okstate.edu or mario.borunda@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 2-6, 2017


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 9-13, 2017


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 16-20, 2017


First Week of Classes

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 16


Oklahoma High Energy Physics Seminar on Talk-Back Television:

Speaker:Dr. John Stupak III
Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Oklahoma
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time:1:30 PM
Place:Willard Hall, Room 004, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 365, OU
& Online Access
Title:Search for Anomalous HVV Couplings in Associated Higgs Production with H→bb

Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. John Stupak III
Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Oklahoma
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:The Matter/Anti-Matter Asymmetry and the Higgs Boson

Abstract:

The early universe is believed to have contained equal parts matter and anti-matter, yet today the universe is dominated by matter.  The origin of this matter/anti-matter asymmetry is unknown, requiring new physics to provide an explanation.  Could the recently discovered Higgs boson provide a clue?

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 23-27, 2017


Second Week of Classes


Oklahoma High Energy Physics Seminar on Talk-Back Television:

Speaker:Dr. Pedro A.N. Machado
Theoretical Physics Department
Fermilab
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:1:30 PM
Place:Willard Hall, Room 004, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 365, OU
& Online Access
Title:Beyond Standard Neutrinos

Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Gabriel O. Sawakuchi
Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Date:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:Time-lapse Monitoring of DNA Damage Response Induced by Clinical Particle Beams

Abstract:

Particle therapy (PT) using proton or carbon (C-) ion beams is emerging as a promising modality for cancer treatment and becoming increasingly available worldwide. More than 61 HT centers are currently treating cancer patients. The MD Anderson Cancer Center has treated more than 6,000 patients with proton therapy since 2006. Worldwide, approximately 51 PT centers (17 in the United States) are either under construction or being planned. From a physical standpoint, PT beam dose deposition is highly favorable, following a Bragg curve as a function of its depth in tissue. The lower entrance doses and elimination of exit doses can produce superior conformal dose distributions to the target volume compared with standard radiotherapy using megavoltage (MV) x-ray beams. Thus, the rationale for using PT beams lies in reducing the integral dose and sparing surrounding healthy tissues and critical organs, minimizing treatment related complications and reducing the risk of radiation-induced secondary cancers. Protons and C-ions are charged particles that continuously interact with tissue, slowing as they penetrate it, and leaving a track of ionizations in their paths, which are quantified in terms of the linear energy transfer (LET). The LET increases as the energy (or speed) of the particle decreases. Consequently, the LET increases as a function of depth in tissue. At their entrance to the body, the LET is low and at the tumor volume and end of the particle beam range, the LET increases by more than an order of magnitude. The biological damage produced by the therapeutic PT beams depends on LET in addition to absorbed dose. However, remarkably little is known of the differential biologic response PT beams produce, which reduces their clinical application. Moreover, a lack of experimental techniques capable of measuring particle tracks in live cells is an additional drawback for radiation biology experiments investigating mechanisms of cell death, pathways of cell repair, and mutation induction. In this talk I will present a new technique developed by our group that uses beamline microscopy of live cells in combination with fluorescence nuclear track detectors to precisely investigate DNA damage response induced by clinical PT beams.

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 30-February 3, 2017


No colloquium scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, February 6-10, 2017


Joint Physics and Chemistry Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Christopher J. Fennell
Department of Chemistry
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:Virtually Molecules: From simple 2D models to immersive 3D experiences in molecular worlds

Abstract:

Molecular modeling can act as a bridge between laboratory experiments and theories for our understanding of the behavior of matter.  In this partly interactive presentation, I present several different forms of molecular modeling that we use in our research lab to explain and explore how molecules interact and how those interactions give rise to material properties.  Starting with the construction of simple two-dimensional models, we can show why water has many of its anomalous thermodynamic properties.  Moving into the 3rd dimension, we use 3D printing to bring models out of the flat world of computer screens to give others a tactile experience with molecular structure and interactions.  When such physical models are limiting, we use virtual molecular environments we assemble for interactive Oculus Rift systems to, instead of bringing molecules out of the screen, insert people into molecular worlds.

Note: Refreshments will be served in Physical Sciences Room 105 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome!


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, February 13-17, 2017


No colloquium scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, February 20-24, 2017


OSU Research Week


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, February 27-March 3, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Saki Khan
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 6-10, 2017



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 13-17, 2017


Spring Break

APS March Meeting


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 20-24, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Mr. Timothy G. Perk
Department of Medical Physics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
Date:Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 27-31, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Scott C. Noble
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
University of Tulsa
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 3-7, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Dongping Zhong
Robert Smith Professor, Department of Physics
& Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2017
Date:Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 10-14, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Mario C. Díaz
Department of Physics
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Date:Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 17-21, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. William Beasley
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma
Date:Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA (lightning physics)

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 24-28, 2017


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Mr. Hem B. Moktan
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 1-5, 2017


Prefinals Week


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 8-12, 2017


Finals Week


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 15-19, 2017


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 22-26, 2017


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 29-June 2, 2017



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 5-9, 2017


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 12-16, 2017


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 19-23, 2017


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 26-30, 2017


No talks scheduled.


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This page was prepared by Jacques H.H. Perk.

jhhp@jperk.phy.okstate.edu