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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 is located in The Commons Drive Garage across the street from the Physics Building.

Date Fall 2018 – Colloquium Information
Sep. 5, 2018 Title:”Understanding Ionization of Rydberg Atoms Using Geometrical Structures in Phase Space”
Dr. Korana Burke, University of California, Davis
Sep. 12, 2018 Title: Towards Improved Understanding of Changes in Greenland Outlet Glacier Shear Margin Dynamics in a Warming Climate 
Dr. Derrick Lampkin, University of MD, College Park
Sep. 19, 2018 Title: Demonology: The Curious Role of Intelligence in Physics & Biology 
Dr. Jim Crutchfield, University of California, Davis
Sep. 26, 2018 Title: Exploring the Inner Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei by Reverberation
Dr. Brad Peterson, Ohio State University
Oct. 3, 2018 Title: Stochastic Thermodynamics:From the established fluctuation theorem to the novel thermodynamic uncertainty relation
Dr. Andre Barato, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Oct. 10, 2018 Title: From Special to General Relativity with Unruh and Hawking: Light from atoms falling into a black hole
Dr. Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University
Oct. 17, 2018 Title: How Random Numbers Are Transforming Quantum Physics and Chemistry: Stochastic Algorithms for Electronic Structure Theory
Dr. Brenda Rubenstein, Brown University
Oct. 24, 2018 Title: Fusion by Lasers: an overview of the physics, numerical modeling and present challenges in direct-drive ICF
Dr. Jason Bates, U.S. Naval Research Lab
Oct. 31, 2018 Title: Spin-photon interfaces for quantum computing and quantum communication
Dr. Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech
Nov. 7, 2018 Title: The effective use of data in materials research
Dr. Tim Mueller, Johns Hopkins University
Nov. 14, 2018 Title:Quantum information processing and metrology with electrons in quantum dots
Dr. John Nichol, University of Rochester
Nov. 21, 2018 No Colloquium – Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28, 2018 Title:“Defining Fundamental Constants of Nature: The New Measurement System for a New Millennium”
Dr. David Newell, NIST
Dec. 5, 2018 Title:
Dr. Li-Chiang Lin, Ohio State University