Seminars and Lectures

Fall 2021, 4:25pm, 221 Kreger Hall, unless otherwise noted

If you would like to receive a weekly email notification reminder to the Department of Physics seminars, please email Mandy Pettit.

Aug 25—No Seminar

Sep 1—Faculty Poster Presentation, Research Commons, KRG 114

Sep 8— Undergraduate Student Research Presentations I

Umar Arshad, Physics Major and Logan Patrick, Physics & Mathematics Major

"Quantum Entanglement and the Spooky Action at a Distance"

Alison Page, Physics & Psychology Major

"Perceived Effectiveness of Peer Interaction in Physics Courses"

Sep 15— Undergraduate Student Research Presentations II

Thomas Finn, Biological Physics & Biochemistry Major

"Unanticipated Metabolic Interactions within Cells Detected using UV-Excited Autofluorescence"

Danny Wingert, Engineering Physics Major

"Converting Random Fluctuations to Useful Work — An Efficient Nanoratchet"

Sep 22—Alumnus Adam Hicks, Air Force Research Laboratory

"3D Printing for Aerospace: A View from the Trenches"

Sep 29—Alumnus Kenneth Pulkkinen, Retired US Naval Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center, KRG 319

"Time Travel, Time Dilation, Quantum Entanglement, Black Holes, Wormholes, and String Theory"

Oct 6—Alumnus Mark Cantrell, Digital Transformations Materials Solutions, Lockheed Martin Space Company

"Hey, Scientists, the World Needs You!"

Oct 13—No Seminar

Oct 20—Paul Lett, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) & JQI (Joint Quantum Institute)

"A Wandering Path in Nonlinear and Quantum Optics"

Oct 27—Alumnus Jeffery Smith, NASA's Kennedy Space Center

"Gateway, Artemis and NASA's New Era of Sustainable Lunar Exploration"

Nov 3—Tim Kovachy, Northwestern University

"Gravitational Wave Detection, Dark Matter Searches, and Fundamental Tests of Gravity with Atom Interferometry"

Nov 10—Todd Pittman, University of Maryland Baltimore County

"Single-Photon Qubits and Quantum Entanglement"

Nov 17—Venkat Krishnaswamy, DoseOptics


Nov 24—No Seminar, Thanksgiving Break

Dec 1—Bryce Gadway, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Dec 8—Alumnus Stone Oliver, Greenlight Optics Cincinnati