Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

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 during the Fall and Spring semesters. 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 2019 Semester Schedule

(check back for updates and abstracts)

Feb. 14, 2019
Sydney Schreppler

"Building, Measuring, and Entangling Superconducting Qubits"
UC Berkeley

Mar. 7, 2019
Tammy Ma

"Creating a Star on Earth: Ignition Experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF)"
Lawrence Livermore National Lab

CANCELED:  March 14, 2019
Cassandra Paul
Topic: PER
San Jose State

March 28, 2019
Lauren  Thompkins
“The World’s Most Complicated Game of Bingo: Pattern Recognition at the Large Hadron Collider”
Stanford University

April 4, 2019
Sattar Taheri-Araghi
 “Dying Bacteria Absorb Antibiotics to Help Survival of a Population Under Attack by Antimicrobial Peptides”
CSU Northridge

April 11, 2019
Krista Lynn Smith
"Exoplanet Satellites and High Energy Astrophysics"
Stanford University

April 18, 2019
Joel Fajans
"Fundamental Tests with Antihydrogen Atoms"
UC Berkeley

April 25, 2019
AJ Sisneros
"Teaching Physics: a perspective from a high school teacher"
Sac State Alum
 
May 2, 2019
Andrew Pace
"Grasping Physics on the Autism Spectrum"
and
John Jaycee Cao
"Improving Electrostatics Labs by Identifying Students' Conceptual Difficulties"
Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Research


*Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Jeremy Rowe
"Magnetic Field Measurements of the Niobium-Tin Quadrupole Magnet for the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Program"
and
Sonny Shachar
"Gamma-Ray Bursts: Unveiling the Mystery of the Gamma-Ray Emission"
Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Research

May 9, 2019
Andrew Fruneaux
"Simulated Annealing of Nanowire Structures Using a Quantum-based Model"
and
Kenia Medina
"Data Quality Monitoring Display for the FLIC Board in the ATLAS FAST TracKer Trigger at CERN"
Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Research
and
Kai Siang Hu
"The Global Feature Extractor: An Upgrade to the ATLAS Calorimeter Trigger"

 

 

 

Next Seminar

*Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Senior Project Talks

Jeremy Rowe
 "Magnetic Field Measurements of the Niobium-Tin Quadrupole Magnet for the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Program"
and
Sonny Shachar
"Gamma-Ray Bursts: Unveiling the Mystery of the Gamma-Ray Emission"