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.

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule

August 30, 2018
Dr. John Gillaspy

National Science Foundation
"How NOT to get a grant from NSF"

September 20
Prof. Helene Flohic
University of the Pacific
Observations of Supermassive Black Holes in Transition States

Friday, October 5
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Research Symposium
University Union Ballroom III
5:00PM - 7:00PM

October 11
Prof. Rae Robertson-Anderson
University of San Diego
Untangling the Mechanics of Entangled Biopolymer Composites

October 25
Dr. Laura McWilliams
California State Senate, Energy Policy Committee
"From Lasers to the Legislature"

*Tuesday, October 30
Dr. John Estrada
Sac State Physics Alumnus, Class of 1995
Head of eFX Trading at Credit Suisse
"Out of the Box, Physics in Finance"

November 1
Prof. Derek Kimball
California State University, East Bay
"Uncovering the Nature of Dark Matter with Magnetic Resonance Experiments"

November 15
*CANCELED: Will be rescheduled in Spring 2019*
Dr. Tammy Ma
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Topic: National Ignition Facility

*Tuesday, December 4
Sacramento State Physics Majors
"Senior Project Talks"
Dustin Johnson & Christopher Garnier

December 6
Sacramento State Physics Majors
"Senior Project Talks"
Danielle Taylor, Gino Fabricante, and Matthew Idler



Next Seminar

*Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Physics Major Senior Project Talks
California State University - East Bay

Physics Major Dustin Johnson

"Investigating LED Stability for Applications in Automated Resistance Measurement Systems" 


Physics Major Christopher Garnier

"A Search for EmergingJets Signatures with the ATLAS Detector at CERN & Data Quality Monitoring for the FTK's AMB Board"