Past Seminar Schedules

Fall 2022

Aug 24—No Seminar, First Week of Class

Aug 31—Faculty Poster Presentation

Sep 7—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Nishan Amgain, Physics & Mathematics Double Major and Fernando Romero Consuegra, Physics Major

"Single-Photon Entanglement in Multimode Jaynes-Cummings Models"

Josh Uy, Physics & Mathematics Double Major

"Extraction of Optical Coefficients in a Single Blood Vessel Dermal System"

Sep 14—Graduate Student & Undergraduate Research Presentations

Danny Wingert, Graduate Student

"Observation of Stochastic Resonance in Directed Propagation of Cold Atoms"

Olivia Kline, Biological Physics & Premedical Studies Double Major

"Using Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy to Identify Shuntodynia in Hydrocephalus Patients"

Sep 21—No Seminar

Sep 28—Alumnus Ken Pulkkinen, Retired Naval Observatory & Goddard Space Flight Center

"Global Warming"

Oct 4—David Cubero, University of Seville, Spain, Workshop I

"Using High-Frequency Forces to Modify the Potential Energy Landscape"

Oct 5—David Cubero, University of Seville, Spain

"From Temporal to Spatial Quasiperiodicity in Driven Systems"

Astronaut Lecture, Retired NASA Astronaut Chris Ferguson

Elise Belanger, Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Physics Double Major
Michael Mrsan, Physics & Premedical Studies Double Major

Oct 10—David Cubero, University of Seville, Spain, Workshop II

"Cold Atoms: Semiclassical Equations, Simulations, and Quasiperiodicity"

Oct 12—Alumnus Jay Kumler, Jenoptik Optical Systems

"Recent Developments and Market Opportunities in Optics and Photonics"

Oct 19—Kevin Yehl, Chemistry & Biochemistry Assistant Professor, Miami University

"Engineering Phage-Based Therapies and Companion Diagnostics for Combating Antibiotic Resistance"

Oct 26—Alumna Laura Adams, University of Minnesota-Duluth

"Breaking Chiral Symmetry with Microfluidics"

Nov 2—Stewart Prager, Princeton University

"The Increasing Peril from Nuclear Arms: and How Physicists Can Help Reduce the Threat"

Nov 9—TaraShea Nesbit, English Associate Professor, Miami University

"The Wives of Los Alamos / The Women of Site Y"

Nov 16—Undergraduate Student Research Presentations

Chanakya Pandya, Physics & Computer Science Double Major

"Building a Compact, Portable IR Viewer for Less than $250 Using a Raspberry Pi Single-Board Computer"

Neha Sunil, Physics Major

"Effects of TPC Purity on Electron Lifetime in ASTERiX"

Nov 23—No Seminar, Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 30—Graduate Student Research Presentations

Krishna Pandey, Graduate Student

"Origin of Directed Propagation within Randomly Diffusing Cold Atoms"

Macbeth Julius, Graduate Student

"Investigation of Dicke Narrowed Optical Transitions in Warm Alkali Vapor"

Dec 7—No Seminar, Last Week of Class

Spring 2022

Jan 26—No Seminar, First Week of Class

Feb 2—No Seminar

Feb 9—Candidate for Assistant Professor

"Understanding/Designing Novel Materials: from Metamaterials to Metal Organic Frameworks, and Beyond!

Feb 14—Candidate for Assistant Professor

"Probing and Engineering 2D Magnetism in Magnetic Atomic Crystals"

Feb 16—Candidate for Assistant Professor

"Growth and SP-STM of Topological States: Skyrmions and Dirac Cones"

Feb 21—Candidate for Assistant Professor

"Quantum Transduction and Spin-Orbitronics Using Hybrid Magnonic Systems"

Feb 23—Partha Banerjee, Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton

"Transmission Filters Using Multilayer Metallo-Dielectric Metamaterials: Dispersion Relations and Design Using Artificial Neural Networks"

Mar 2—Dan Patnaude, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

"The X-ray Properties of Supernovae and Supernova Remnants"

Mar 9—Jennifer Blue, Miami University

"Race and Physics"

Mar 15—Priest Lecture: Stephen Quake
Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Stanford University
Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University

"The Cell is a Bag of RNA"

Mar 16—No Seminar

Mar 23—No Seminar, Spring Break

Mar 30—Swapnajit Chakravarty & Andrew Sarangan, University of Dayton

"Photonic Integrated Devices and Circuits for Sensing and Communications"

Apr 6—Greg Palmer, Duke University

"Functional Imaging to Study the Role of Tumor Hypoxia in Cancer Therapeutic Response"

Apr 13—Marc Seigar, University of Toledo

"Non-barred Ringed Galaxies: The Curious Case of LEDA 1000714"

Apr 20—Nicholas Peters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"Quantum Communications and Networking at Oak Ridge National Laboratory"

Apr 27—Steven Rolston, University of Maryland College Park

"The Rydberg Atom: The New Quantum Workhorse"

May 4—No Seminar, Awards Presentation

Fall 2021

Aug 25—No Seminar

Sep 1—Faculty Poster Presentation, Research Commons

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

"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, Remote Delivery

"Visualizing Radiation Therapy with Cherenkov Light"

Nov 24—No Seminar, Thanksgiving Break

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

"Quantum Simulation in Synthetic Dimensions"

Dec 8—Alumnus Stone Oliver, Greenlight Optics Cincinnati

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Measuring Stick: A Day in the Life of a Metrologist"

Spring 2021

Jan 27—No Seminar

Feb 3—Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton

"Phase, the Final Frontier: The Quest to Conquer Phase"

Feb 10—Andrew Sarangan, University of Dayton

"Phase Change Materials (PCM)"

Feb 17—No Seminar, Spring Break Wellness Day

Feb 24—Alumnus Jeffrey Brock, University of California San Diego

"Skyrmions and Dynamic Symmetry Breaking in Chiral Magnetic Systems"

Mar 3—Arjun Pathak, Buffalo State University

"High-entropy Type Multicaloric Compounds"

Mar 10—Kimberly Shaw, Columbus State University

"Characteristics of a Successful STEM Student, and Implications for Physics Department Climates"

Mar 17—Bishwanath Gaire, Nature Communications Editor

"Writing and Publishing a Research Paper"

Mar 24—No Seminar

Mar 31—No Seminar

Apr 7—No Seminar

Apr 14—Kishor Kapale, Western Illinois University

"Quantum Biology: The Time Has Come!

Apr 21—Hafeez Dhalla, Duke University

"Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Theory, Applications and Future Outlook"

Apr 28—Alberto Marino, University of Oklahoma

"Quantum-Enhanced Sensing with Light"

May 5—No Seminar, Awards Presentation

Fall 2020

Aug 19—No Seminar

Aug 26—No Seminar

Sep 2—Faculty Poster Presentation

Sep 9— Graduate Student Research Presentations

Kefeng Jiang, Graduate Student

"Observation and Characterization of Stochastic Resonance in Directed Propagation of Cold Atoms"

Pawan Khatiwada & Zibo Wang, Graduate Students

"Coherent Perfect Absorption in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics"

Sep 16— Undergraduate Student Research Presentations

Orion Kolev, Undergraduate Physics Major

"What Can We Learn from Midterm SCALE-UP Student Evaluations Right Now?"

Skyler Wright, Undergraduate Engineering Physics Major

"Further Exploring the Fast Quantum Control of 87-Rb Bose-Einstein Condensates"

Sep 23—John Stewart, West Virginia University

"Using Machine Learning to Identify At-Risk Students in Physics Classes"

Sep 30—No Seminar

Oct 7—No Seminar

Oct 14—Robert Giles, University of Massachusetts Lowell

"Biomedical Applications of Terahertz Technologies"

Oct 21—Guillaume Marc Laurent, Auburn University

"Application of Attosecond Light Sources for the Observation and Control of Electronic Processes in Atoms and Molecules"

Oct 28—No Seminar

Nov 4—No Seminar

Nov 11—Alumnus Patrick Carroll, Proctor & Gamble

"Life After a Physics Degree in the Private Sector"

Nov 18—Caroline Boudox, Polytechnic Montreal

"Dedicated Optical Fiber Couplers: From Laboratory to Market"

Spring 2020

Jan 29—No Seminar

Feb 5—Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton

"Optical Propagation Through Multilayer Anisotropic Metamaterials"

Feb 12—Guoqiang Yu, University of Kentucky

"Noncontact Multiscale Speckle Contrast Diffuse Correlation Tomography (scDCT) of Deep Tissue Hemodynamics"

Feb 19—Andy Chong, University of Dayton

"Three-Dimensional Spatiotemporal Optical Wave Packets"

Feb 26—Adam Wax, Duke University

"Nanoscale Imaging of Mechanical Properties of Live Cells"

Mar 4—Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois

"Ultracold Disordered Quantum Gases"

Mar 11—Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College—CANCELLED

"Tictacs and Meronomic Information, or, Subsystem Decomposition as a Quantum Reference Frame"

Mar 16—Priest Lecture: Stephen Quake, 128 Pearson Hall, 6:30pm—CANCELLED

"A Cell is a Bag of RNA"

Mar 18—Benson Lecture: Chad Orzel, 319 Kreger Hall, 7:00pm—CANCELLED

"The Quantum Physics of an Ordinary Morning"

Mar 25—No Seminar, Spring Break

Apr 1—Robert Giles, Biomedical Terahertz Technology Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell—CANCELLED

"Biomedical Applications of Terahertz Technologies"

Apr 8—John Stewart, University of West Virginia—CANCELLED

Apr 15—Alumnus Patrick Carroll, Proctor & Gamble—CANCELLED

Apr 22—Alumnus Mark Cantrell, Digital Transformations Materials Solutions, Lockheed Martin Space Company—CANCELLED

Apr 29—Tim Kovachy, Northwestern University—CANCELLED

"Gravitational Wave Detection and Dark Matter Searches with Atom Interferometry"

Fall 2019

Aug 28—No Seminar

Sep 4—Department Poster Presentation

Sep 11—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Rosie Ries

"Earthquakes Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing: Insights from Oklahoma"

Mike Zito

"Tidal Threshing and the Formation of Ultra-Compact Dwarf Galaxies"

Andy Rodriguez

"Bacterial Nanowires: A Systematic Investigation of Filament Expression in Geobacter"

Sep 18—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Max Kreider

"Using Phasor Analysis to Sense Cellular Metabolism from Autofluorescence Containing Background Emission"

Junjiang (Jim) Li

"Numerical Simulations of the Fast Adiabatic Transport of BECs"

Thomas Li

"Measurement of Dicke-Narrowed Optical Transitions in Warm Alkali Vapor for Different Atomic Spatial Localizations"

Sep 25—Alumnus Ken Pulkkinen, Ohio State University

"Physics of the Solar System"

Oct 2—No Seminar

Oct 9—Arjun Yodh, University of Pennsylvania

"Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging of Biomarkers in Brain and Breast"

Oct 16—Adrienne Traxler, Wright State University

"Role Analysis of Introductory Physics Collaboration Networks"

Oct 23—Cass Sackett, University of Virginia

"An Atom-Interferometer Gyroscope using Trapped Atoms"

Oct 30—Aaron Reinhard, Kenyon College

"Ultracold Rydberg Atoms: How State Mixing Breaks the Rydberg Excitation Blockade"

Nov 6—Ana Asenjo-Garcia, Columbia University

"Correlated Physics of Arrays of Quantum Dipoles"

Nov 13—Corey McDonald, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

"Enabling Quantum Technology with Integrated Photonics"

Nov 20—Darsa Donelan, Gustavus Adolphus College

"Effect of Supplemental Video Instruction on Introductory Physics Labs"

Nov 27—No Seminar, Thanksgiving

Dec 4—Olivier Pfister, University of Virginia

"Toward Scalable Quantum Computing in the Quantum Optical Frequency Comb"

Spring 2019

Feb 6—Candidate for Assistant Lecturer

"Torque and Static Equilibrium"

Feb 13—Paul Sutter, Ohio State University

"Let's Talk About Talking About Science"

Feb 20—Candidate for Assistant Lecturer

"Torque and Static Equilibrium"

Feb 27—Hari Srikanth, University of South Florida

"2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture: Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications"

Mar 6—No Seminar

Mar 13—Ajithamithra Dharmasiri, Miami University

"A Magician's Journey Through the Quantum Realm"

Mar 20—Eric Johnson, Mount St. Joseph University

"Anxiety and the Equation: Understanding Boltzmann’s Entropy"

Mar 27—No Seminar, Spring Break 

Apr 3—Sara Mueller, Ohio State University

"The Physics Graduate Experience: Retention, Happiness, and Productivity"

Apr 10—Jens Mueller, Miami University

"Accessing and Efficiently Using High Performance Computing (HPC) Resources for Research" 

Apr 11—Candidate for Assistant Lecturer

"Torque and Static Equilibrium"

Apr 17—Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago

"Quantum LEGOs: Engineering Large Quantum Systems Atom-by-Atom"

Apr 24—David Hall, Amherst College

"Tying Knots in a Quantum Fluid"

May 1—Kathy Harper, Ohio State University

"Harnessing Mistakes and Failure as Learning Opportunities"

May 8—Awards Presentations

Fall 2018

Sep 5—Faculty Poster Presentation

Sep 12—Arjun Pathak, Ames Laboratory

"Rare Earth Based Magnetic Materials: Fundamental to Application Perspective"

Sep 19—Dan Gautier, Ohio State University

"High-Speed Prediction of a Chaotic System Using Reservoir Computers"

Sep 26—Quincy Brown, Tulane University

"High Throughput Optical Sectioning Microscopy and Computational Topology for a New Digital Pathology Workflow"

Oct 3—Alumna Megan Marshall, University of Maryland

"The Effect of the Magnetic Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in Thin Black Hole Accretion Disks"

Oct 10—Ryan McClarren, University of Notre Dame

"Predictive Science in Inertial Confinement Fusion: The Symphony of Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and Uncertainty Quantification"

Oct 17—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Linzhao Zhuo

"Slow Light at 300 m/s in Atomic Gas"

Brent Reichert

"Validation and Raw Data Processing of a Smartphone-Based Spectrometer for Determination of Optical Properties"

Oct 24—Noureddine Melikechi, UMass Lowell

"Looking for Signatures of Cancers and Elemental Characterization of Martian Rocks and Solid Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy"

Oct 31—Stefan Carp, Harvard University

"Optical Imaging in Breast Cancer Management and Brain Health Monitoring"

Nov 7—Michael Sumption, Ohio State University

"The Development of Artificial Pinning Structures in Superconducting Ternary Nb3Sn; Microstructure, Pinning, and Critical Fields"

Nov 14—Shu-Wei Huang, University of Colorado

"Kerr Frequency Comb—A Tiny Revolution for Future Metrology"

Nov 21—No Seminar, Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 28—David Cubero, University of Seville, Spain

"Brownian Ratchets: From Brownian Motors with Hidden Symmetries to Sub-Fourier Sensors"

Spring 2018

Jan 31—Chenglong Zhao, University of Dayton

"Nanoscale Laser Heating and its Applications"

Feb 5—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Zooming in on the Concerted Mechanics of Single Motor Enzymes One Substep at a Time"

Feb 7—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Few-Photon Quantum Optics with Cavities, Emitters and Waveguides"

Feb 12—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Quantum-Classical Links: Entanglement, Information and More"

Feb 14—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Modeling Modern Condensed Matter Systems at the Mesoscale: From 2D Materials to Living Cells"

Feb 19—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Quantum Information Processing with Superconducting Elements"

Feb 21—Candidate for Asst Prof, Theory/Computation

"Non-Hermitian Photonics"

Feb 28—No Seminar

Mar 7—Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science

"Molecular Chirality and the Electron's Spin—From Biology to Spintronics"

Mar 14—Gretchen Campbell, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland

"Experiments with Superfluid Atom Circuits"

Mar 21—No Seminar, Spring break

Mar 28—Swati Singh, Williams College

"Using Macroscopic Quantum Systems as Detectors"

Apr 4—Alumnus Steve Crutchfield, Retired Ford Motor Company

"Billiards, a Game Best Played at 30 Degrees"

Apr 12—George C. Benson Memorial Lecture

Alumnus David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy

"The New Cosmos: Astronomy's Ongoing Revolution"

Apr 18—Louis DiMauro, The Ohio State University

"Attosecond Physics: Faster Than a New York Minute"

Apr 25—Alumnus Josh Jacob, Small Business owner

"Life after a Physics Degree"

May 2—Alumnus Kenneth Pulkkinen, Retired US Naval Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center

"Silicon Life"

May 9 - Awards Presentations

Fall 2017

Aug 30—No Seminar

Sep 6—Faculty Poster Presentations

Sep 13—Kevin Wood, University of Michigan

"Population Density Modulates Antibiotic Efficacy, Treatment Bistability, and the Evolution of Resistance in Bacteria"

Sep 20—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Tiago Schaeffer

"Scintillator on Sample Technologies for Coarse Spectroscopy of Soft De-excitation Radiation"

Amber Williams

"Numerical modeling of fNIRS for brain imaging"

Sep 27—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Jayson Rook

"Cavity QED in Novel Structures"

Stone Oliver

"Quantum Key Distribution and the Quest for the Holy Modes"

Oct 4—Rajan Gurjar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Single Photon 3-D Ladar"

Oct 11—Joseph R. Priest Lecture on Interdisciplinary and Transformative Science Research

Alumnus Brant Watson, University of Miami

"Physical Thinking and Improbable Innovation in Biomedical Research"

Oct 18—Gil Summy, Oklahoma State University

"Optical Potentials for Atoms: From Bose-Einstein Condensation to Quantum Chaos"

Oct 25—Robert Brecha, University of Dayton

"Climate Change and Sustainability: What's Working and Where do we Stand?"

Nov 1—No Seminar

Nov 8—Thomas Greenslade, Kenyon College

"Adventures with Oscillations and Waves"

Nov 15—Gabriel Spalding, Illinois Wesleyan University

"Just Another Day at the Office: Faster-than-light Imaging and Violations of local Realism"

Nov 22—No Seminar, Thanksgiving break

Nov 29—Maarij Syed, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

"Research at an Undergraduate Institute: A Rose-Hulman Perspective"

Dec 6—Warren Grice, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

"Spectral and Spatial Entanglement in Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion"

Spring 2017

Feb 8—Alumnus Kenneth Pulkkinen, Retired US Naval Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center

"Is There Life Beyond Earth?"

Feb 15—No seminar

Feb 20—Candidate for Asst. Professor, Experimental Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

"Optical Detection of a Nuclear-Spin Gyro"

Feb 22—Hui Wang, Dept of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Miami University

"Optical Coherence Tomography: From Bench to Clinics"

Mar 1—Candidate for Asst. Professor, Experimental Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

"High-rate quantum-secured communication"

Mar 2—Candidate for Asst. Professor, Experimental Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

"Laser Cooling and Trapping of Diatomic Molecules: New Tools for Quantum Science and Precision Measurements"

Mar 8—Alumnus Matthew Beeler, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

"Physics at the Extremes: From Ultracold to Hot and Fast"

Mar 9—Candidate for Asst. Professor, Experimental Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

"Development of Quantum Inertial Sensors using Painted Potentials"

Mar 15—No Seminar

Mar 22—No Seminar, Spring Break

Mar 29—Chetan Patil, Biomedical Engineering, Temple University

"Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy: A versatile platform for characterization and diagnosis"

Apr 5—Lin Tian, University of California, Merced

"Optoelectromechanical Interface and Hybrid Quantum Systems"

Apr 12—Benson Memorial Lecture

Gregory Crawford, President and Professor of Physics, Miami University

"Physicians and Physicists: The Power of Collaboration"

Apr 18—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Carlton Caves,University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

"What the #$*! Do We (k)now!? About Quantum Mechanics"

Apr 19—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Carlton Caves, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

"Gravitational-Wave Detections: What Did LIGO Detect, and When and How Did it Do it?"

Apr 26—Juliet Gopinath, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Orbital Angular Momentum and Commercial Fiber"

May 3—Awards Presentations

Fall 2016

Aug 31—No Seminar

Sep 7—Alumnus Kenneth Mahrer, Independent Consultant

"Microseismic Monitoring of Deep Well Injection: A Diagnostic Tool and How It Came to Be"

Sep 14—Faculty Research Poster Session

Sep 21—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Dylan Palo

"Fermilab Summer Internship: D0, G - 2, & Neutrino Physics"

Dillon DeMedieros

“Observation of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Atomic Vapor Using Pump-Probe Spectroscopy”

Avnika Bali

"Structural Characterization of Lipid Nano-rings Using EPR Spectroscopy"

Sep 28—No Seminar

Oct 5—Dmitriy Garmatyuk, Miami University

"Ultra-Wideband Radar Sensor Based Upon Multi-Carrier Signal Design: Fusion of Detection, Identification, Communications, Location and Imaging"

Oct 12—No Seminar

Oct 19—Jeremiah Williams, Wittenberg University

"Experimental Measurement of Synchronization in the Dust Acoustic Wave"

Oct 26—Bing Yu, University of Akron

"Quantitative Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring"

Nov 2—No Seminar

Nov 9—Nalini Easwar, Smith College

"The Physics of Sand: Your Visit to the Beach will Never be the Same"

Nov 16—Arne Schwettmann, University of Oklahoma

"Squeezing Spins in Ultracold Atomic Gases"

Nov 23—No Seminar, Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30—Poul Jessen, University of Arizona

"The Spin and the Twist: A Story of Quantum Control, Chaos and Simulation"

Dec 7—Robert Wilson, University of California, Irvine

"Using Light to Detect Structural and Functional Changes in Tissue Properties Related to Physiological Perturbations"

Spring 2016

Feb 3—Perry Rice, Miami University

"The Jaynes-Cummings Model is Badass"

Feb 10—Alumnus Vince Billock, Ohio State University

"Seeing Forbidden Colors and Biased Hallucinations: Visual Catastrophes, Nonlinear Dynamics and New Aspects of a Very Old Idea"

Feb 17—Alumnus Wes Bailey, Sproutling, San Francisco

"Software Engineering, Data Science and Startups: A Physicists Journey Through a Changing World of Technology"

Feb 24—Frank Narducci, Naval Air Systems Command, Maryland

"Successfully Publishing in Physical Review Letters/The Physical Review"

Feb 26—Perry Rice, Miami University

"Gravitational Waves"

Mar 2—Tony Lee, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

"Synchronization of Nonlinear Oscillators"

Mar 9—Kim Fook Lee, Northwestern University

"Quantum Nonlinearity in Multiple Scattering, Carbon Nanotube, and Biological System"

Mar 16—No Seminar

Mar 23—No Seminar, Spring Break

Mar 30—John Thomas, North Carolina State University

"Testing String Theory? Scale Invariance in Expanding Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases"

Apr 6—Steve Rolston, University of Maryland, College Park

"Where is my Quantum Computer?"

Apr 7—Benson Memorial Lecture

Stacy McGaugh, Dept of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University

"Gravity and Cosmology a Century After Einstein"

Apr 13—Laura Wessels, Xavier University

"Membrane fusion of an Influenza Virion and Calcein Encapsulated Liposome"

Apr 20—Irina Novikova, College of William and Mary

"Cool quantum optics with hot atoms"

Apr 27—No Seminar, Undergraduate Research Forum

May 4—Awards Presentation

Fall 2015

Sep 2—Faculty Research Poster Session

Sep 9—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Kaleb Campbell

"Finding Quantum States From Husimi-Q Distributions"

Christen Setters

"Simulating Optical Lattices"

Tyler Ody

"Spontaneous Ferrofluid Motion within a Viscosity Controlling Magnetic Field"

Sep 16—Luis A. Orozco, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland

"Optical nanofibers"

Sep 22—Paul Alsing, Air Force Research Laboratory

"Quantum Optics of Black Holes: Hawking Radiation as Squeezed Light"

Sep 23—Adrienne Traxler, Dept of Physics, Wright State University

"Using Network Analysis to Describe Collaboration in Introductory Physics"

Sep 30—Michael Crescimanno, Youngstown State University

"Non-Linear Optics of a Strongly Coupled Multiple-Cavity Polariton"

Oct 7—Alumnus Jeffrey Hyde, Arizona State University

"The Dark Side of the (Electroweak) Force? Early Universe Relics, Dark Matter, and the Higgs"

Oct 14—Ellen Keister, Earlham College

"Extremely Fast and Incredibly Small: Ultrafast Lasers and Applications"

Oct 21—Christopher Hughes, James Madison University

"Using Solvents to Improve the Adhesion of Au to Polymer Surfaces for Microfluidic Devices"

Oct 28—No Seminar

Nov 4—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Shane Stadler, Louisiana State University

"Giant Multicaloric Effects in a NiMnSi-Based Alloy"

Nov 5—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Shane Stadler, Louisiana State University

"Magnetic Refrigeration...the New Cool"

Nov 11 - Undergraduate Research Presentations

Dillon de Medeiros

"Zeeman Electromagnetically Induced Transparency"

Jacob McFarland

"Lifetime Measurement of the A¹Σu Electronic State of Diatomic Sodium"

Anthony Young

"A Study of Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging’s Sensitivity to Relative Changes of Flow"

Nov 18—College of Arts and Science Distinguished Educator Lecture

Paul Urayama, Department of Physics, Miami University

"From Biomolecular Folding to Cellular Metabolic Sensing: A Journey of Student-Driven Biophysical Research"

Nov 25—No Seminar, Thanksgiving break

Dec 2 - Janie Robinson, Assistant Director, Career Services, Miami University

Spring 2015

Feb 4—Carlos Castro, Ohio State University

"Mechanical Design of DNA Nanostructures"

Feb 11—Balamurugan Balasubramanian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Novel Nanostructured Rare-Earth-Free Magnetic Materials with High-Energy Products"

Feb 18—Daniel Elliott, Purdue University

"Precision measurements in atomic Cesium"

Feb 25—Ashley Carter, Amherst College

"Reshaping our Genetic Future"

Mar 4—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Ergin Ahmed, Temple University

"Study and Control of Molecular States Using the Autler-Townes Effect"

Mar 5—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Ergin Ahmed, Temple University

"Quantum Optics and Precision Measurements with Diatomic Molecules"

Mar 11—Mark Havey, Old Dominion University

"Cold Atomic Gases and Light Meet in One Dimension"

Mar 18—Jack Bass, Michigan State University

"Spintronics with Metallic Magnetic Multilayers: Using Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane (CPP) Giant Magnetoresistance (MR) to Measure Parameters"

Mar 31—Faber Scholar, Vanderbilt University

"Problem-Based Research: Using Light for Guidance of Surgery"

Apr 1—Yong Chen, Purdue University

"Quantum Dynamics in a Bose-Einstein Condensate with Synthetic Gauge Fields"

Apr 7—Benson Memorial Lecture

Jeffrey Smith, Space Biology Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center

"Space Biophysics: Accomplishments, Trends, Challenges"

Apr 8—Sheila Edwards Lange, Chief Diversity Officer, University of Washington

"The Importance of MS for PhD Transitions for Under Represented Minority Students (URMS)"

Apr 15—Jacek Furdyna, University of Notre Dame

"The Why and the How of Making Semiconductors Ferromagnetic"

Apr 29—James R. Gord, WPAFB Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate

"Ultrashort-Pulse Nonlinear Optical Measurements of Combustion Physics and Chemistry"

May 6—Awards Presentation

Fall 2014

Sep 10—Faculty Presentations

Jennifer Blue, Miami University Department of Physics

"Discipline-Based Education Research: General to Specific"

Stephen Alexander, Miami University Department of Physics

"Some Recent Student Work in Computational Astrophysics"

Sep 17—Faculty Presentations

James Clemens, Miami University Department of Physics

"Ongoing Research in Quantum Optics"

Karthik Vishwanath, Miami University Department of Physics

"Tissue Optics: Illuminating Biomedicine with Spectroscopy"

Sep 23—Sujoy Roy, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Shining Light on Topological Magnetic States: Insight into Skyrmions and Monopoles"

Oct 1—Samir Bali, Miami University Department of Physics

"Optical Lattices and Ratchets with Ultracold Atoms, Magnetic Sensing in Giant Refractive Index materials, and Optical Sensing in Highly Scattering Opaque Media"

Oct 8—Jonathan Dudley, Alumnus, University of Cincinnati

"From Physics to Psychiatry: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Investigation of Bipolar Disorder"

Oct 15—Louis Strigari, Texas A&M

"Galactic Searches for Dark Matter"

Oct 22—Burçin Bayram, Miami University Department of Physics

"Bayram Research in Laser Spectroscopy"

Patrick Boyle and Jacob McFarland, undergraduates

Oct 29—Susan Gardner, University of Kentucky

"Changing Perspectives on Dark Matter"

Nov 12—Josh Jasensky, Alumnus, University of Michigan

"Nonlinear Optical Methods for Noninvasive Analytics"

Nov 21—Howard Carmichael, University of Auckland

"100 Years of Quantum Jumps: Inspiration & Reformulation"

Dec 3—Khalid Eid, Miami University Department of Physics

"Eid Research in Nanoscience and Materials"

Nada Masmali, graduate student
Tyler Ody, undergraduate

Spring 2014

Feb 3—Candidate for Assistant Professor in Biological Physics

"Local and Global DNA Remodeling within DNA Repair Mechanisms"

Feb 6—Candidate for Assistant Professor in Biological Physics

"Prospects for Nanopore Sequencing: Direct and Simultaneous Force and Current Measurements of Single-Stranded DNA in Synthetic Nanopores"

Feb 11—Candidate for Assistant Professor in Biological Physics

"Light in Medicine: Using Quantitative Optical Spectroscopy for Non-Invasive in Vivo Sensing of Biological Tissues"

Feb 13—Candidate for Assistant Professor in Biological Physics

"The Physics of the Genome: 3D DNA Organization in Health and Disease"

Feb 21—Candidate for Assistant Professor in Biological Physics

"Terahertz Pulses: From Probing Conductivity in Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications"

Mar 5—Mike Goldman, Miami University Career Services

"What Career Services Can Do for You"

Mar 12 - Andrew Stollenwerk, Alumnus, University of Northern Iowa

"Exploring the Electronic Properties of Layered Materials"

Mar 19—Benson Memorial Lecture

Alan Nathan, Univ of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

"The Physics of Baseball: You Can Observe A Lot By Watching"

Apr 2—Rebecca Rosenblatt, Illinois State University

"Student Ability to Infer the Relationship Between Two Variables from a Set of Graphed Data"

Apr 16—Fran Mateycik, Penn State University

"Academic Integrity Among Physics and Engineering Students"

Apr 23—Guy Vandegrift, Wright State University Lake Campus

"Quality Intonation and Cheap Cellos: Two Projects Involving the Physics of Music"

Apr 30—Stephen Hill, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

"Molecular Magnetism and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance at the NHMFL"

May 7—Awards Presentation

Fall 2013

Sep 4—Faculty Poster Presentations

Sep 11—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Jeff Folz, Jared Van Ausdal, and Robert Rogers

Sep 18—Undergraduate Research Presentations

Logan Emery, Ethan Clements, and Alex Brest

Sep 25—Durga Paudyal, The Ames Laboratory, US DOE, Iowa State University

"Extraordinary Responsive Rare Earth Magnetic Materials for Energy Applications"

Oct 2—Jeong-Hoi Koo, Miami University MME

"Smart Materials and their Applications"

Oct 9—Steven Harmon, Xavier University Army ROTC

"Army Officer Opportunities for Physics Majors"

Oct 16—Rebecca S. Lindell, Purdue University

"Is it Time to Stop Using the Forced Concept Inventory?"

Oct 23—Mahmud Khan, Miami University

"Magnetic and Transport Properties of Selected Mn Based Advanced Materials"

Oct 30—Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton

"Optical Metamaterials: From Fantasy to Reality"

Nov 6—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Noureddine Melikechi, Delaware State University

"Correcting for Variable Laser-Target Distances of ChemCam LIBS Measurements Using Emission Lines of Martian Dust Spectra"

Nov 7—Arfken Scholar-in-Residence

Noureddine Melikechi, Delaware State University

"Exploring Martian Rocks and Soils With Single Laser Pulses: A Wonderful Journey of Remote Analysis of a Planetary Surface"

Nov 13—Ergin Ahmed, Temple University

"Optical Control of the Spin-Orbit Interaction Using the AC Stark Effect"

Nov 20—Liese vanZee, Indiana University

"First Results from the EDGES Survey"

Dec 4—Brian Kirby, NIST

"Buried interfaces in novel multilayer structures"