Physics Colloquia

The Physics Department colloquia are usually on Friday afternoons at 3 pm in Room 135. Coffee and cookies are served at 2:45 pm in the same room. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Physics Colloquia Titles and Speakers


Friday, 124 October 2014

A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory

Dr. Maura McLaughlin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University


Friday, 17 October 2014

The Creation of Bosons, Fermions, Gravitational Perturbations and Waves in the Expanding Universe

Dr. Leonard Parker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Physics


Friday, 10 October 2014

Some Recent Novelties in Magnetism: Metamagnetism, Nonlinear Response and Multiferroics

Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Physics, University of Florida


Friday, 26 September 2014

Galaxy Transformation and the Evolution of the Gas Content of Galaxy Groups

Dr. Eric M. Wilcots, Department of Astronomy, UW - Madison


Friday, 12 September 2014

The Energy Lens: Some Thoughts on Teaching and Learning About Energy from Third Grade to College

Dr. Roger Tobin, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University


Friday, 5 September 2014

My Adventure in the Stratosphere

Jean Creighton, Director - UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium


Friday, 18 July 2014

Searching for Gravitational Waves With Pulsar Timing Arrays

Justin Ellis, UWM Physics PhD Candidate


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Mapping Dynamic Nature of Molecular Machines that constitute Life

Dr. Peter Schwander, UW-Milwaukee, Senior Scientist


Monday, 12 May 2014

Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction, Protein Dynamics and Drug Recovery

Dr. Steffan Lindert, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Pharmacology, University of California-San Diego


Friday, 9 May 2014

The Physics of the Games Cancer Plays

Dr. Robert H. Austin, Professor, Department of Physics, Princeton University


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Mechanics and Dynamics of Protein Structures

Dr. Zhong Ren, CEO-Renz Research


Friday, 2 May 2014

Simulating Cosmic Reionization

Dr. Nick Gnedin, Professor at the University of Chicago & Scientist at Fermilab


Friday, 25 April 2014

Probing Complex Materials One Atom at a Time by a Combination of Theory and Microscopy

Dr. Sokrates T. Pantelides, University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy & Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Vanderbuilt University, and Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Friday, 18 March 2014

The Einstein@Home Search for Gravitational Waves and Neutron Stars

Dr. Bruce Allen, Professor, Albert Einstein Institute (Hannover, Germany)


Friday, 28 March 2014

Feedback-Regulated Star Formation on Galactic and Cosmological Scales

Dr. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, Northwestern University


Friday, 7 March 2014

Real-time Imaging of Light-induced Reactions: From Strong-field Physics to Ultrafast Photochemistry

Dr. Arten Rudenko, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics (James Macdonald Lab), Kansas State University


Friday, 31 January 2014

Quantum Gravity and the Observable Universe

Dr. Ivan Agullo, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University