Seminars and Colloquia, January through June, 2015


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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:106 B Studio Room, Classroom Building, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 103, OU
Inquiries: babu@okstate.edu or kao@nhn.ou.edu

Physics Colloquium:

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

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

Date:Friday (bi)weekly
Time:2:00 PM
Place:PS 147
Inquiries: perk@okstate.edu or girish.agarwal@okstate.edu

Oklahoma Nanonet Informal Seminar:

Date:Friday (bi)weekly
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 355
Inquiries: wtford@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, January 1-2, 2015


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, January 5-9, 2015


No talks scheduled


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Seminars and Colloquia, January 12-16, 2015


First Week of Classes


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Seminars and Colloquia, January 19-23, 2015


Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, 2014

Second Week of Classes


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Seminars and Colloquia, January 26-30, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Bruce J. Ackerson
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:Physics and Technology for Future Presidents

Abstract:

Lack of science literacy concerns all of us.  Our state senator, James Inhofe, claims global warming is a hoax.  Evolution is perennially disputed.  Students believe electricity simply comes from the wall plug, evidently by magic.  On the other hand, scientific content grows exponentially.  All become science illiterate to some degree.  So, who should address the science literacy problem? What does a science literate person need to know?

Richard Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California, accepted personal responsibility for the problem.  He developed a popular, non-mathematical, lowest level class, “Physics and Technology for Future Presidents.” He chooses physics content based on what the President of the United States needs to know.  What science is important politically?  What science is in the news?

Stephen Johnston, a physics and political science double major (2004), told me about Muller’s course.  Since Jim Harmon retired, I used Muller’s text for our Physics 1014 class last semester.  This talk will describe the students taking the class, the content presented, the homework, and the examinations.  I followed Muller’s class as closely as possible.

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.


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Seminars and Colloquia, February 2-6, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Gil Summy
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:Optical Potentials for Atoms: From BEC to Quantum Chaos

Abstract:

The last ten years or so has seen the development of a wide range of techniques for manipulating the matter waves associated with atoms that have a temperature of just a few hundred nano-Kelvin. In this talk, I will describe some of the experiments that my group has conducted at OSU using optical potentials for these ultra-cold atoms. These range from studies of the production of Bose–Einstein condensates using an “all-optical” process, to the use of spatially periodic potentials formed with standing light waves for quantum chaos research. I will show that the latter system is not only an important tool for examining the transition between the quantum and classical realms, but can also provide new ways to manipulate atomic matter waves for metrological applications.

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.


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Seminars and Colloquia, February 9-13, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Subhash Kak
Regents Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:Whither Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography?

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Seminars and Colloquia, February 16-20, 2015



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Seminars and Colloquia, February 23-27, 2015



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Seminars and Colloquia, March 2-6, 2015


APS March Meeting


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Seminars and Colloquia, March 9-13, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Xincheng Xie
Professor and Dean of the School of Physics
Peking University, Beijing, China
Date:Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 16-20, 2015


Spring Break


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 23-27, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Brett M. Manning
Nuclear Physics
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Date:Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, March 30-April 3, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Min Xiao
Department of Physics
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Date:Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 6-10, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Satish V. Desai
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 13-17, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Yingmei Liu
Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Date:Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, April 20-24, 2015


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Salvador Barraza-Lopez
Department of Physics
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
Date:Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

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Seminars and Colloquia, April 27-May 1, 2015


Prefinals Week


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Seminars and Colloquia, May 4-8, 2015


Finals Week

No talks scheduled.


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Seminars and Colloquia, May 11-15, 2015



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 18-22, 2015


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, May 25-29, 2015


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 1-4, 2015


No talks scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 8-12, 2015



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, June 15-19, 2015


No talks scheduled.


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Seminars and Colloquia, June 22-26, 2015


No talks scheduled.


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Seminars and Colloquia, June 29-July 3, 2015


No talks scheduled.


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