The Physics Department hosts a regular colloquium series on Fridays, and participates with the Math Department in the Functional Analysis and Mathematical Physics (FAMP) Interdepartmental Research Group meetings.

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Physics Colloquium Schedule: Spring 2020

Due to Covid-19, our Physics Colloquia goes virtual Friday 3/27.

See the schedule of virtual colloquium below. If you have a topic you would like to see covered please contact Dr. Singleton with suggestions.

The viewing of the colloquium can take place throughout the week. If you are interested in taking part in the Zoom discussion on Friday from 3-4 pm please contact Dr. Singleton so he can send you an invite to the discussion.


Our Colloquium series is also known as the course
Phys 180, Doug Singleton, Instructor.

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All talks are open to the public and will be held on the Fresno State Campus in room 162 of McLane Hall and at a usual time of 3:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted. (please note time change from past semesters)

Date:          Speaker: Title of Talk:
Jan. 31 Dr. Oscar Bernal, California State University, Los Angeles Quantum and Hidden Magnetism Studied by Magnetic-Probe Spectroscopies
Feb. 7 Krishnakanta Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Fluctuation-Dissipation in Accelerated Frames
Feb. 21 J. Daniel Gomez Martinez, Career Liaison, College of Science and Mathematics, Fresno State Professionalism 101: Skills to Succeed & Stand Out
Feb. 28 Kendall Hall, University of Wisconsin Herschel 158 micron [CII] Observations of "CO-Dark" Gas in the Perseus Giant Molecular Cloud
Mar. 6 Steven Gough-Kelly, Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, UK Modelling the Milky Way in the Era of Gaia


Virtual Colloquia:

March 20th Title: "Exponential Growth and epidemics" by 3blue1brown 

Supplemental Material

(i) (Exponential vs. Logistic growth)   

 (ii)(Covid-19 infection in Italy)



April 27th  Title: "What Really Happens at the Event Horizon?" by Spacetime Physics   

Supplemental Material 

(i) (Opening on a series by "Minute Physics" that explains special relativity and leads into ordinary space-time diagram the simple cousin of Penrose diagrams)  
(ii) (A much more math detailed discussion of Penrose diagram by Dr. Emil Akhmedov)  



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