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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 Spring 2018 – Colloquium Information
Jan. 31, 2018 Title: Adventures in quantum optimization with noisy qubits
Dr. Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL04fJsMoe8&list=PL4DxKqqz5OqQvWciUvFaxnuKAGFt6SniF
Feb. 7, 2018 Title: Constraining Climate Sensitivity from historical change and natural variability
Dr. Cristian Proistosescu, University of Washington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrSgNnBpZsY&index=2&list=PL4DxKqqz5OqQvWciUvFaxnuKAGFt6SniF
Feb 14, 2018 Title: Nanocrystal Growth on the Inside and Outside: Theory of Cation Exchange and of Nanoplatelet Formation
Dr. Steve Erwin, U.S Naval Research Laboratory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woz2HO8T_9M&list=PL4DxKqqz5OqQvWciUvFaxnuKAGFt6SniF&index=3
Feb. 21, 2018 Title: Gamma-ray Emissions from Thunderstorms: Dark Lightning and Related Phenomena
Dr. Joseph Dwyer, University of New Hampshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfP8MPiqLcY&index=4&list=PL4DxKqqz5OqQvWciUvFaxnuKAGFt6SniF
Feb. 28, 2018 Title: Prospects for Life & Human Habitability Around Nearby Stars Many Possible Homes – But the Likely Neighbors Are Microbes
Dr. Carey Lisse, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Mar. 7, 2018 Title: Rainfall in a Warmer World
Dr. Kate Marvel, Columbia University
Mar. 14, 2018 Title: Microeconomics: the price of information transfer in living cells
Dr. Michael Hinczewski, Case Western Reserve University
Mar, 21, 2018 No Colloquium – Spring Break
Mar. 28, 2018 Title: A curious correspondence connecting quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, and statistical mechanics
Dr. William Wootters, Williams College
Apr. 4, 2018 Title: Studying Space Weather with Cubesats
Dr. Efyhia Zesta, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Apr. 11, 2018 Title: Quantum Computing with Individual Atoms
Dr. Christopher Monroe, University of MD, College Park
Apr. 18, 2018 Title: Nanoscale Lasing: a Conundrum?
Dr. Teri Odom, Northwestern University
Apr. 25, 2018 Title: Controlling and Quantum World in Ultracold Atomic Spins
Dr. Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico
May 2, 2018 Title: Design principles of biomolecular energy transduction: efficient control and functional coupling
Dr. David Sivak, Simon Fraser University
May 9, 2018 Title: On the growth and organization of cumulus clouds
Dr. Thijs Heus, Cleveland State University