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

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

March 28, 2019
Lauren  Thompkins
Topic: HEP/ATLAS
Stanford University

April 4, 2019
Sattar Taheri-Araghi
Topic: BioPhysics
CSU Northridge

April 11, 2019
Krista Lynn Smith
Topic: Cosmology
Stanford University

April 18, 2019
Joel Fajans
Topic: Plasma/Antihydrogen/ALPHA
UC Berkeley

April 25, 2019
Sac State Alum
 
May 2, 2019
Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Research

May 9, 2019
Sac State Physics Majors
Senior Project Research

 

 

 

Next Seminar

February 14, 2019
Sydney Schreppler
"Building, Measuring, and Entangling Superconducting Qubits"
UC Berkeley

Physics research of the twentieth century generated the theoretical underpinnings of quantum mechanics and the crucial advances in technology that today support the growth and development of quantum-enabled devices. Our modern era of research now supports the swift adaptation of these devices for quantum-enhanced sensing, communications, and computing. I will describe one such device – the superconducting quantum bit – and how we design and build arrays of these qubits to facilitate quantum computation, and to probe the boundary between classical and quantum measurement.