Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

Next Seminar

Tues, March 4, 2015

Dr. Tia Miceli

Mew Mexico State

"Uncovering Neutrino Mysteries using Liquid Argon"


Neutrinos are fundamental particles in nature that are incredibly abundant (65 billion pass through your thumb every second) but stubbornly difficult to detect (we need kiloton detectors to see their interactions). In this colloquium I will introduce particle physics, the mysteries regarding the neutrino, and focus on how liquid argon detectors can shed new light on these mysteries.


The Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series is open to all members of the university. Unless otherwise noted, talks are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:00-5:20 in Mendocino 1015. Schedule is regularly updated as dates, titles, and abstracts are received. Please check back often. To receive updates about the Colloquium Series, please join our Events Mailing List. For past semesters' series, see our archive.

Spring 2015 Semester Schedule

February 5, 2015
Dr. Seth Hillbrand
Sacramento State
"Sub-millimeter Cosmology and the Origins of the Universe"

February 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
Dr. Michael Ray
Union College
"The Super World of Superfluids"

February 12, 2015
Dr. Nathan Dawson
Case Western Reserve University
"Manipulating Light with Organics: Emitters, Harvesters, and More..."

February 26, 2015
Dr. Zachary Smith
UC Davis
"Measure Smarter Not Harder:  Optical Instrumentation for Measurement of Human Blood"

March 3, 2015 (Tuesday)
Dr. Tia Miceli
New Mexico State
"Uncovering Neutrino Mysteries using Liquid Argon"

March 5, 2015
Dr. Mikkel Jensen
Harvard University
"Probing Mechanics of Intracellular Networks Using Model Systems"

March 12, 2015
Dr. Samantha Fonseca
UC Davis

April 2, 2015
Dr. Nicolas Douguet
UC Davis

April 16, 2015
Prof. Jennie Guzman
California State University, East Bay
Topic: Laser Cooled Atoms

April 23, 2015
Curtis Castrpel - Facebook
Henry Garcia - Pixar Animation Studios
Vickie Brandt - Radiological Health Branch (State of CA)
Alumni Industry Panel

May 7, 2015
Senior Project Talks

May 14, 2015
Senior Project Talks