Spring 2020 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held at 3:00 pm in FLN 2.02.06.


January 31, 2020

The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein's Cosmological Constant, or Why Jim Peebles Was Awarded Half of the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize

Dr. Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University


February 7, 2020

Muons and Magnets: The Mu2e Experiment at Fermilab

Dr. Karie Badgley, Fermi National Accelerator Lab


February 14, 2020

Mechanical Stress Modulated Phase Transition in 2D TMDC Materials

Dr. Wei Gao, UTSA


February 21, 2020

Thermometry of Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording Heads

Dr. Patrick Fletcher, Seagate Technology


February 28, 2020

R Coronae Borealis Stars, Products of White‚ÄźDwarf Mergers

Dr. Geoffrey C. Clayton, Louisiana State University


March 6, 2020

New Approaches for Measuring Magnetic Moments and Electrostatic Potentials in Materials at the Atomic Scale Using Electron Microscopy

Dr. Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Erns Ruka Centre for Microscopy


March 13, 2020

no seminar - Spring Break

March 20, 2020

Harnessing Light-Matter Interactions in Resonant Multilayered Structures

Dr. Andrey Chabanov, UTSA


March 27, 2020

no seminar

April 3, 2020


Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, University of Dallas

April 10, 2020

no seminar

April 17, 2020


Dr. Robert Ebert, Southwest Research Institute

April 24, 2020

Rigid Body Dynamics of Bacteria Swimming near Surfaces

Dr. Orrin Shindell, Trinity University


May 1, 2020

Mechanisms of Ligand Binding: A Critical Assessment

Dr. Enrico Di Cera, St. Louis University


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