Seminars and Colloquia



3 p.m. Friday, February 12
Speaker: Susan Olesik, Distinguished University Professor and Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Ohio State University
Title: “Evolution of Enhanced-Fluidity Liquid Chromatography, EFLC”
Virtual: Zoom link:

3 p.m. Friday, March 12
Speaker: Jeremy Kodanko, associate professor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University
Title: TBA
Virtual: Link will be provided

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4 p.m. Wednesday, January 20
Speaker: Ian Crossfield, assistant professor of physics, Kansas University
Title: “Discovery and Characterization of sub-Neptune Exoplanets”
4 p.m. Wednesday, January 27
Speaker: Rene Bellwied, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor in Physics, University of Houston
Title: “The Creation of Matter in the Universe - Colliding Heavy Ions at the Speed of Light”
4 p.m. Wednesday, February 3
Speaker: Lloyd Lumata, associate professor of physics, UT Dallas
Title: “Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance: Lighting Up the Biochemical Pathways of Cells and Tissues Using Supercharged MRI”
4 p.m. Wednesday, February 10
Speaker: Jennifer Wei Zou, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania               
Topic: Medical Physics
4 p.m. Wednesday, February 17
Speaker: Gabriela Gonzalez, professor of physics, LSU
Topic: LIGO/Gravitational Waves
4 p.m. Wednesday, February 24
Speaker: Diana Parno, assistant professor of physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Topic: Experimental Neutrino Physics
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
Speaker: Yvette Cendes, postdoctoral fellow in astronomy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Topic: Astrophysics
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Speaker: Katherine Goodrich, assistant professor of physics, UC Berkeley
Topic: Space Physics
Wednesday, March 17
No colloquium - Spring Break
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24
Speaker: Xuguang Wang, Robert Lowry Chair Professor in meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Topic: Meteorology