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Colloquium Schedule

Unless stated otherwise, all seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Physics building, Room 401. UMBC Campus Visitor Parking meters are located in The Commons Drive Garage across the street from the Physics Building.

Date Fall 2014 – Colloquium Information
Sept. 10, 2014 Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption
Prof. Victor Yakovenko, UMCP
Sept. 17, 2014 Engineered Nanostructures for Plasmonics-Based Spectroscopy
Prof. Oded Rabin, UMCP
Sept. 24, 2014 Driving Commercial Applications and Exploring Scientific Questions with Reactive Multilayer Foils
Prof. Tim Weihs, Johns Hopkins University
Oct. 1, 2014 TBA
Prof. Jonathan Dowling, Louisiana State University
Oct. 8, 2014 What More Do I Need Besides Grades, Test Scores & The Right Courses For Success in a STEM Field?
Prof. William E. Sedlacek, UMCP
Oct. 15, 2014 Decoherence of a non-equilibrium spin qubit
Prof. Xuedong Hu, University at Buffalo
Oct. 22, 2014 High-throughput computational design of photo-active materials
James P. Lewis, WVU
Oct. 29, 2014 TBA
Prof. Susanna Thon, JHU
Nov. 5, 2014 TBA
Prof. Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley
Nov. 12, 2014 TBA
Prof. Lynn Sparling, UMBC
Nov. 19, 2014 TBA
Prof. Suvi Gezari , UMD
Nov. 26, 2014 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 5, 2014 Tidal heating and the interior structure of the Moon
Prof. Sander Goossens, CRESST/UMBC/NASA GSFC
Date Spring 2014 – Colloquium Information
Feb. 3, 2014 Aerosol Remote Sensing: Investing in the Next Generation of Scientists
Dr. Lorraine Remer, JCET UMBC
Feb. 12, 2014 Climate and clean air in the 21st century:Understanding and reducing uncertainties in atmospheric change
Dr. Christopher D. Holmes, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
Feb. 19, 2014 Light, Ocean, and Life
Dr. Pengwang Zhai, NASA Langley Research Center
Feb. 26, 2014 A Challenge We Must Face: A Cloudy Picture in Climate Science
Dr. Tianle Yuan, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
Mar. 5, 2014 The far-reaching impacts of mineral dust: A satellite perspective
Dr. Hongbin Yu, UMCP and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mar. 10, 2014 Aircraft Observations and Modeling of Cloud and Aerosol Radiative Effects
Dr. Konrad Sebastian Schmidt, University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Mar. 12, 2014 No Colloquium
Mar. 19, 2014 No Colloquium – Spring Break
Mar. 26, 2014 Transport, Patterning, and Rotation of Nanowires in Suspension
Robert C. Cammarata, Johns Hopkins University
Apr. 2, 2014 Neural Networks for Machine Learning in Astronomy
Phillip Graff, NASA
Apr. 9, 2014 Heterogeneous Combustion and Low Dimensional Materials
Khachatur Manukyan, University of Notre Dame
Apr. 16, 2014 Gold Nanoparticles Preparation and their Functionalization for Biomedical Applications
Marie-Christine Daniel, UMBC Chemistry and Biochemistry
Apr. 23, 2014 Radio Galaxies near and far: what can learn from these spectacular active galactic nuclei?
Marco Chiaberge, Space Telescope Science Institute
Apr. 30, 2014 Space-time crystal with trapped ions
Zhexuan Gong, UMCP Physics
May 7, 2014 Brilliant Blunders
Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn
May 14, 2014 1:45pm Mulligan Memorial Lecture: The Life and Work of Albert Einstein Kim Berghaus