Physics Colloquium Schedule: Fall 2017

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. For more information about any of these presentations, please contact the Department of Physics at 559-278-2371. Here is the campus map of Fresno State. If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact the Department of Physics office at 559-278-2371. Requests should be one week in advance of scheduled event.

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

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Date:          Speaker: Title of Talk:
Aug. 23 Functional Analysis and Mathematical Physics Interdepartmental Research Group (FAMP) Colloquium Series

Prof. Alfredo Herrera-Aguilar (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla)
Evolution of Maximally Symmetric Spaces under the Ricci Flow
Aug. 25 Prof. Alfredo Herrera-Aguilar, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Cosmological Effects in the Braneworld Paradigm
Sept. 8 Prof. Tatsuya Yanagisawa, Department of Physics, Hokkaido University, Japan Observation of Multipoles in the Solid State by means of Ultrasound
Sept. 13 (Wed.) in Peters Building room 428 at 1PM Functional Analysis and Mathematical Physics Interdepartmental Research Group (FAMP) Colloquium Series 

Marat Markin, Ph. D. Fresno State Math Department
Talk 2: On the Mean Ergodicity of Weak Solutions of an Abstract Evolution Equation
Sept. 15 at 11AM in the Planetarium



SPS Welcome Back Pizza Party


Sept. 15 H. Bawa, M. Gherase, P.C. Ho, F. A. Ringwald, D. Singleton, G. Weidlich, and D. Williams Introduction to Research at Fresno State
Sept. 20 (Wed.) in Peters Building room 428 at 1PM  For the Functional Analysis and Mathematical Physics interdepartmental Research Group (FAMP) Colloquium Series - Douglas Singleton, Ph. D. Department of Physics at Fresno State Talk 3: A Basic Introduction Guage Theory
Sept. 22 Prof. Frederick A. Ringwald, California State University, Fresno Solar Physics and the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21
Sept. 29 CSU NUPAC Students CSU NUPAC Student Talks on ATLAS Research at the LHC of CERN during Summer 2017
Oct. 6 Dr. George R. Tynan, APS DPP Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & the UCSD Center for energy Research From Sandpiles to Burning Plasmas: How Turbulent Self-Organization Facilitates Fusion Energy
Oct. 13 Dr. Timur Tscherbul, University of Nevada, Reno Quantum Noise-Induced Coherences in Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting
Oct. 20 Dr. Apostol Gramada, El Camino College Efficient Multipole Expansion Techniques
Oct. 27 Dr. Cynthia Trevisan, California State University Maritime Academy The Fate of Quantum Superposition
Nov. 3-4

We suggest attending the APS Far West Section Meeting on the campus at U.C. Merced

Plenary Speakers
  • Kerwyn Huang (Stanford University) The Physics of Bacterial Growth and Form
  • Frances Hellman (UC Berkeley) Amorphous Materials: Exotic Physics and Practical Applications Arising from Disorder
  • Andrea Ghez (UCLA) The Galactic Center: A Unique Laboratory for Studying the Physics and Astrophysics of Supermassive Black Holes and their Environs
  • Andrei Derevianko (U of Nevada, Reno) Hunting for Dark Matter with GPS and Atomic Clocks

After Dinner Speaker
Tadashi Tokieda (Stanford University) Toy Models: Demonstrating Physics in Play

[link to APS information about this meeting]


Nov. 17

Dr. Art Evans, University of Wisconsin

Life and Mad Science at Low Reynolds Number: Bacteria, Liquid Crystals and Micro-Machines Far From Equilibrium


Dec. 1

Matthew Walter Briggs, University of Sydney Characterization and exploration of self pulsing behavior in Holmium-doped fluoride fibers



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