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Colloquium Series, Fall 2017


Tuesday January 30, 4pm

"How Neurons Keep Their Cool When it is Getting Hot"

Professor Wolfgang Stein | Illinois State University, Department of Physics


Tuesday February 6, 4pm

"The Science of Synchrotrons and X-ray Lasers"

Professor Stephen M. Durbin | Purdue University, Department of Physics


Tuesday February 13, 4pm

"Action Potentials Annihilation by Collision"

Professor Epaminondas Rosa | Illinois State University, Department of Physics


Tuesday February 20, 4pm

"Engineering Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Lithography, Optoelectronics, and Beyond"

Professor Mahua Biswas | Millikin University, Department of Physics


Tuesday February 27, 4pm

"Physics in Atomically-thin Materials"

Professor Erik Henriksen | Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Physics


Tuesday March 6, 4pm

"Three Dimensionally Mesostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Light Harvesting"

Professor Paul Braun | University of Illinois, Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Tuesday March 20, 4pm

"Art, Science, and Pictorial Space"

Professor Harold Gregor | Illinois State University, Department of Fine Arts


Tuesday March 27, 4pm

"Bloomington Water Treatment"

Superintendent Rick Twait | City of Bloomington Water Purification


Tuesday September 26, 4pm

"Influence of Semiconducting Nanoparticles on the Optical Properties of Rare-earth Doped Glasses"

Professor P. K. Babu | Western Illinois University, Department of Physics


Tuesday October 3, 4pm

"Atomic-Resolution In-Situ Characterization of Low-Dimensional Materials"

Professor Robert Klie | University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physics


Tuesday October 10, 4pm

"Investigating the Structure of College Students' Understanding of Lunar Phases"

Dr. Rebecca Lindell | Tiliadal STEM Education Solutions, Founder and Director


Tuesday October 17, 4pm

"Colonial Solar House: A Positive Net Engergy Home"

Professor Scott Willenbrock | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics


Tuesday October 24, 4pm

"Neurophysiology of the Mouse Auditory System"

Professor Daniel Llano | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology


Tuesday October 31, 4pm

"Chimera States in a Model of Neural Synchronization"

Professor Sonya Bahar | University of Missouri at St. Louis, Physics and Center for Neurodynamics


Tuesday November 7, 4pm

"Experimental and Theoretical Astroparticle Physics"

Professor Henric Krawczynski | Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Physics


Tuesday November 14, 4pm

"Graph Designs"

Professor Saad El-Zanati | Illinois State University, Department of Mathematics


February 2, 2016 4:00 pm

"The muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab"

Prof. Kevin Pitts, University at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics


February 9, 2016 4:00 pm

"Electrohydrodynamic jet printing: manufacturing at the micro-scale"

Prof. Andrew Alleyne, University of Illinois, Department of Mechanical Science and Engingeering


February 16, 2016 4:00 pm

"Processing and Properties of Low-dimensional Nanomaterial Heterostructures"

Prof. Mark Hersam, Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering


February 23, 2016 4:00 pm

"Data Driven Analysis of General Aviation Safety"

Prof. Karen Marais, Purdue University, College of Engineering, AAE, EEE


March 1, 2016 4:00 pm

"Ghostly Action at a Distance: a Non-technical Explanation of the Bell Inequality"

Prof. Mark Alford, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Physics


March 15, 2016 4:00 pm

"A Frontier of Nuclear Physics: Studying the Quark Gluon Plasma"

Prof. David Hofman, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physics


March 22, 2016 4:00 pm

"Superconductivity in Accelerator and Particle Physics"

Prof. John Zasadzinski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Physics


March 29, 2016 4:00 pm

"The Brain in Space"

Prof. Zoltan Toroczkai, ​University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics


April 5, 2016 4:00 pm

"Synchronization: Emergent Collective Dynamics on Complex Networks"

Prof. Takashi Nishikawa, ​Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy


September 22, 2015 4:00 pm

"Plasmas in space: from the surface of the Sun to the orbit of the Earth"

Prof. Steve Spangler, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy


September 29, 2015 4:00 pm (Physics Alumni Lecture Series)

"Foundations in Physics - Decades of Career Opportunity"

Mr. Donald Waddell, Ameren Illinois, MS and Direcor of T & D Design​


October 6, 2015 4:00 pm

"Exploring Design Principles of Quantum Dynamics in Biological Light Harvesting Systems"

Prof. Greg Engel, University of Chicago, Chemistry and Biophysics


October 13, 2015 4:00 pm

"Energy in the Anthropocene Era - A Tale of Fire, Smoke, Time, and Power"

Prof. Tami Bond, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Civil & Environmental Engineering


October 20, 2015 4:00 pm

"Mesoscopics with Ultrasound"

Prof. Richard L. Weaver, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Physics


November 3, 2015 4:00 pm

"Doppler Imaging of Life: Everything Moves"

Prof. David D. Nolte, Purdue University, Physics


November 10, 2015 4:00 pm

"Probing Maxwell's Demon with a Nanoscale Thermometer"

Prof. Justin Bergfield, Illinois State University, Physics


November 17, 2015 4:00 pm

"Nuclei from Scratch: Ab Initio Calculations and the Emergence of Rotation"

Prof. Mark A. Caprio, ​University of Notre Dame, Physics


February 11, 2014 4:00 pm

"An Introduction to Games, Fun, and Learning;"

Prof. Paul Gestwicki, Ball State University, Department of Computer Science


February 18, 2014 4:00 pm

"Creating Quantum Matter at the Coldest Tmperatures in the Universe;"

Prof. Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics


February 25, 2014 4:00 pm

"Our Weird Quantum World;"

Prof. Michael Weissman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics


March 4, 2014 4:00 pm

"What is a Particle?;"

Prof. Michael Oglivie, Washington University, Department of Physics


March 18, 2014 4:00 pm

"Astronomy with Neutrinos: the IceCube Experiment at the South Pole;"

Prof. Stefan Westerfhoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics


March 25, 2014 4:00 pm

"Physics and engineering help move"

Mr. Anthony Piraino, Engineer, Caterpillar Inc., Earthmoving Division


April 1, 2014 4:00 pm

"What Can We Learn about Brilliant X-rays?;"

Prof. Clement Burns, Western Michigan University, Department of Physics


April 8, 2014 4:00 pm

"Some Photons, an Electron, and an Atom;"

Prof. Bruno deHank, Illinois Wesleyan University, Physics Department


September 10, 2013 4:00 pm

"Develop a robot that can go where humans fear to tread;"

Mr. R. J. Linton, Robotics Engineer, Worchester Polytechnic Institute


September 17, 2013 4:00 pm

"Catching sunlight: Visualizing dynamics and pathway of energy flow in Photosystem 1;"

Prof. Sergei Savikhin, Purdue University


September 24, 2013 4:00 pm

"Discovery of semiconducting graphene monoxide;"

Prof. Marja Gajdardziska-Josifovska, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


October 1, 2013 4:00 pm

"Plasmonic and metamaterial inspired structures and their applications;"

Dr. Sawyer Campbell, University of Arizona, Optical Sciences


October 8, 2013 4:00 pm

"Dynamics and energy landscape of proteins--insight from the Mossbauer effect and neutron scattering;"

Prof. Robert Young, Arizona State University, Center of Biologial Physics


October 15, 2013 4:00 pm

"How we think and move at the smallest scale;"

Prof. Paul Selvin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physics Department


October 22, 2013 4:00 pm

"The art of teaching with technology;"

Prof. Andrew Gavrin, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Physics department


October 29, 2013 4:00 pm

"Where does the quantum weirdness go?;"

Prof. Robert Wagner, Illinois State University/Illinois Wesleyan University


November 5, 2013 4:00 pm

"Determinism, randomness and the question of free will - from a biophysics principle perspective;"

Prof. Hans A. Braun, University of Marburg (Germany), Neuroendocrinology and Neurodynamics


November 12, 2013 4:00 pm

"An electron and its wave function;"

Prof. Justin B. Beatross, Brigham Young University, Physics Department


November 19, 2013 4:00 pm

"The Physics of Few-Body Collisions;"

Prof. Allison Harris, Illinois State University Physics Department


February 5, 2013 4:00 pm

"The origin of the heavy elements in the universe;"

Prof. Bani Aprahamian, University of Notre Dame


February 19, 2013 4:00 pm

"Entropy, information and compressive sensing in the quantum domain;"

Prof. John C. Howell, University of Rochester


February 26, 2013 4:00 pm

"Coulomb drag and spin drag: from electrons to atoms;"

Prof. Giovanni Vignale, University of Missouri - Columbia


March 19, 2013 4:00 pm

"Assessing thinking like physicists"

Prof. Ellie Sayre. Kansas State University


March 26, 2013 4:00 pm

"Epic problem solving- from Physics to electronic medical records"

Andrea Hesselbach, Epic Systems


April 2, 2013 4:00 pm

"Electron spin qubits in Si/SiGe quantum dots"

Prof. Mark A Eriksson, University of Wisconsin - Madison


April 9, 2013 4:00 pm

"The quantum information revolution"

Prof. Paul G Kwiat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


April 16, 2013 4:00 pm

"Undergraduate research projects in quantum field theory"

Distinguished Prof. Rainer Grobe, Illinois State University


September 18, 2012 4:00 pm

"Optics of Rotaitng Systems and Relativity"

Prof. Bahram Mashhoon, University of Missouri - Columbia


October 5, 2012 4:00 pm

"Alumni Day - Career Panel"

October 9, 2012 4:00 pm

"Observation of Supernova Remnants"

Prof. Randy McEntaffer, University of Iowa


October 16, 2012 4:00 pm

"Laser-induced Ultrafast Processes in Molecules"

Prof. Ramakrishna Sesha Shankar, Northwestern University


October 23, 2012 4:00 pm

"Experimental Studies of Chaotic Dynamics"

Prof. Alfred Hubler, University of Illinois


October 30, 2012 4:00 pm

"The Ins and Outs of Solar Cells"

Mr. Alain Chuzel. SunCat Solar, LLC


November 6, 2012 4:00 pm

"First Steps Toward the Development of an Exawatt Laser"

Prof. Jack Glassman, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


November 13, 2012 4:00 pm

"Physics Education Research"

Prof. Rebecca Rosenblatt, Illinois State University


November 27, 2012 4:00 pm

"Optical Properties of Nanoparticles"

Prof. P K Babu, Western Illinois University

March 1, 2012 4:00 pm

"Neuron or synapse: which determines neuronal network activity"

Dr. Victoria Booth, University of Michigan, Department of Mathematics and Anesthesiology


March 29, 2012 4:00 pm

"Modeling collective behavior in complex networks"

Dr. Jie Sun, Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy


April 12, 2012 4:00 pm

"E=mc2, computer simulations of particle creation by strong laser fields"

Dr. Charles Su, Illinois State University, Department of Physics and Intense Laser Physics Theory Unit


April 19, 2012 4:00 pm

"Study of water diffusion on single-supported bilayer lipid membranes by neutron scattering"

Dr. Haskell Taub, University of Missouti, Department of Physics and Astronomy


April 26, 2012 4:00 pm

"Silicon Photovoltaics Science and Technology"

Dr. Doug Ruby, Photovoltaics Science and Technology, Consultant


October 11, 2011 4:00 pm

"A New Use for Multimedia Learning in Introductory Physics"

Prof. Gary Gladding, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


October 18, 2011 4:00 pm

"Career Paths in Accelerator Physics"

Martin Murphy, Accelerator Division, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


October 25, 2011 4:00 pm

"Here and Back Again with Accelerator Physics"

James Woods, State Farm Insurance and Michigan State University


November 8, 2011 4:00 pm

"How Do We use Entropy to Understand Heat Conduction and Glass Transition?"

Prof. Hiroshi Matsuoka, Physics Department, Illinois State University


November 15, 2011 4:00 pm

"A Brief Introduction to Quantum Information"

Prof. Kishor T Kapale, Physics Department, Western Illinois University


February 8, 2011 4:00 pm

"The Influence of Quantum Mechanics on Crystal growth"

Prof. Paul Miceli, Department of Physics, University of Missouri


February 15, 2011 4:00 pm

"Materials and mechanics for Bio-integrated Electronics"

Prof. John Rogers, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


February 22, 2011 4:00 pm

"Clinical and Classroom-based Studies of Physics Cognition"

Prof. Jose Mestre, Department of Physics & Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


March 1, 2011 4:00 pm

"Tuning Magnetic Frustration in Strongly Interacting Materials"

Prof. Lance Cooper, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


March 15, 2011 4:00 pm

"Non-traditional career for a physicist"

Dr. Sunish Menon, State Farm Insurancen


March 22, 2011 4:00 pm

"Self-organization - Nature's intelligent design"

Prof. Clinton Sprott, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison


March 29, 2011 4:00 pm

"Measurable consequences of extra spatial dimensions"

Prof. Narendra Jaggi, Department of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


April 5, 2011 4:00 pm

"Is the brain at the edge of chaos?"

Prof. John Beggs, Department of Physics, Indiana University


April 12, 2011 4:00 pm

"The origin of the heavy elements in the Universe"

Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame


April 19, 2011 4:00 pm

"The electrical charge and motion of objects inserted into a plasma"

Prof. John Goree, Department of Physics, University of Iowa


September 28, 2010 4:00 pm

September 28, 2010 4:00 pm

Prof. Scott Carney, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


October 5, 2010 4:00 pm

"Can We Extract Something from Nothing? Vacuum Fluctuations and Hypothetical Corrections to Newtonian Gravity"

Prof. Ricardo Decca, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (UIPUI)


October 12, 2010 4:00 pm

"Bouncing Photons Off Squeezed Materials"

Prof. Meera Chandrasekhar, University of Missouri


October 19, 2010 4:00 pm

"Optical Momentum and Angular Momentum"

Prof. Gabe Spalding, Illinois Wesleyan University


October 26, 2010 4:00 pm

"Numerical electromagnetic simulation of optical microscopy: Probing nanoscale alternations of cellular structure in early-stage cancer"

Prof. Ilker Capoglu, Northwestern University


November 2, 2010 4:00 pm

"Energy from biomass"

Mr. Paul Wever, Chip Energy


November 9, 2010 4:00 pm

Sound of a cup of hot chocolate"

Prof. Sam Bowen, Chicago State University


November 16, 2010 4:00 pm

"Photovoltaics as part of a renewable energy economy"

Prof. Angus Rockett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


November 30, 2010 4:00 pm

"Ultracold laser cooled atoms at micro-Kelvin temperatures"

Prof. Samir Bali, Miami University


February 23 , 2010 4:00 pm

"From Redbirds to Railroads: An Unusual Physics Career Path"

Mr. Allen Lewis, Senior Analyst, Amtrak


March 23, 2010 4:00 pm

"Toward Reliable Nanoelectronic Systems"

Dr. Wenjing Rao, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago


March 30, 2010 4:00 pm

"To be or not to be: Superconductivity and Thermoelectrics for Clean Energy Applications"

Dr. Rongying Jin, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University


April 6, 2010 4:00 pm

"Cosmic Rays"

Dr. James H. Buckley, Associate Professor, Washington University


April 13, 2010 4:00 pm

"What is Wrong with the Science of Global Warming"

Dr. David T. Marx, Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois State University


April 20, 2010 4:00 pm

"Carbon: Multi-scale and Multifunction"

Dr. Khalid Lafdi, Professor and Group Leader, University of Dayton Research Institute


Dr. Khalid Lafdi, Professor and Group Leader, University of Dayton Research Institute

"Computational Semi-conductor Physics for Energy Applications"

Dr. Shang-Fen Ren, Professor of Physics, Illinois State University


September 10 , 2009 4:00 pm

"Engineering the Phospholipid Bilayer"

Dr. Beth Cunningham, Provost and Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


September 29, 2009 4:00 pm

"Nanobio Hybrid Materials for Cellular Signal Transduction "

Dr. Elena Rozhkova, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Lab


October 15 , 2009 4:00 pm

"Faster and More Sensitive Hydrogen Sensors Based on Palladium Nanoclusters"

Dr. Zhili Xiao, Professor, Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University and Physicist, Materials Science Division, Argonne


November 10, 2009 4:00 pm

"Physics at the Tevatron Collider"

Dr. Robert Wagner, Post Doctoral Research, Illinois State University


November 19, 2009 4:00 pm

"Alternating Synchronous Processes"

Dr. Epaminondas Rosa, Jr., Associate Professor Physics, Illinois State University


February 10, 2009 3:30pm

"Early Sound Recording Technologies: Some Perspective in the Information Age"

John Fesler, Electrical Engineer, JCF Inovations


February 24, 2009 3:30pm

"In-Situ Synchrotron Studies of Ceramics to 2000°C in Air"

Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


March 3, 2009 3:30pm

"From Physicist to Physician"

Adam Hall, Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Fort Wayne Medical Education Program


March 20, 2009 1:00pm

"The Mystery of Magnets: Modern Materials for Emerging Needs"

Peggy Hill, Dept. of Physics, Southeast Missouri University


April 7, 2009 3:30pm

"From Baryons to Black Holes: The Physics Behind the Large Hadron Collider (Part 1)"

Sadri Hassani, Dept. of Physics, Illinois State University


April 14, 2009 3:30pm

"From Baryons to Black Holes: The Physics Behind the Large Hadron Collider (Part 2)"

Sadri Hassani, Dept. of Physics, Illinois State University


Sep. 30, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"A Stroll into the Forest/Jungle of Modern Astrophysics"

Dr. Yoji Kondo, aka Eric KotaniGoddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland


Oct. 7, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Computational Biophysics in the 21st Century"

Dr. Christopher Glosser, Dept of Physics, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


Oct. 14, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Modeling Reality"

Dr. Guenter Conzelmann, Decision and Information Sciences Div. Argonne National Laboratory


Oct. 28, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Using Mathematica for Teaching and Research"

Michael Morrison, Wolfram Research, Inc.


Nov. 11, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Nuclear Waste Management: History, Current Status, and the Future"

Dr. Mark Nutt, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory


Nov. 18, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Interactive Engagement Methods in Introductory Physics at the University of Illinois"

Dr. Timothy J. Stelzer, Department of Physics, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign


Mar. 25, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"From Molecules to Tissues: The Biophysics of Cell Adhesion"

Dr. Deborah Leckband, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UIUC


Apr. 22, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Laser Control of Ultrafast X-Ray Processes"

Dr. Linda Young, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory


RESCHEDULED: Apr. 29, 2008 4:00-5:15 pm

"Deciphering the Molecular Mechanism of Active Transport via P-type ATPases"

Dr. Craig Gatto, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University


Oct. 16, 2007 4:00-5:15 pm

"Insight into the structure of matter using (lots of) particles of light"

Dr. Robin Santra, Argonne National Laboratory


Oct. 23, 2007 4:00-5:15 pm

"Spatio-temporal patterns in simple models of marine systems"

Dr. Ulrike Feudel, Institute of Marine Chemistry and Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany


Oct. 30 , 2007 4:00-5:15 pm

"Mars Exploration for Physicists"

Dr. Patrick McGuire, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University


Nov. 6 , 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"The Physics of Turbulence"

Dr. William Thacker, Dept. of Physics, St. Louis University


Nov. 27, 2007

"Making Video Games: A Physicist's Perspective"

Mr. Anthony Glueck, High Voltage Software


Dec. 4, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"How tiny electric quadrupoles cause certain molecules to stick and slide"

Dr.Clifford Dykstra, Dept. of Chemistry, Illinois State University


Feb. 7, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"Intelligent Design and the Boundaries of Science"

Dr. Kenton Machina, Dept. of Philosophy, Illinois State University


Mar. 22, 2007 4:00-5:00 pm

"Powerful Opportunities for Nanomaterials"

Dr. Ryne Raffaelle, Dept. of Physics/NanoPower Research Labs, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York


Mar. 29, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm CANCELLED

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Making Video Games: A Physicist's Perspective"

Mr. Anthony Glueck, High Voltage Software


Apr. 4, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"Microseisms, Hurricanes, and Tsunamis"

Dr. Sam Bowen, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University


Apr. 11, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"Gravitational Lensing"

Dr. Evalyn Gates, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago


Apr. 25, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"Great Physics, the NCAA, and Intercollegiate Baseball"

Dr. Ken Johnson, Dept. of Physics, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale


May 2, 2007 4:00-5:30 pm

"What's in a Name? On Comets,, Asteroids, and Dwarf Planets"

Dr. Linda French, Dept. of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


Sept. 11 , 2006 4:00-5:00 pm Felmley Annex 133

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "The Role of Physics in an Intellectual Property Career"

Ms. Melanie Seelig, Intellectual Property Attorney, Christensen, O'Cnnor, Johnson & Kindness, PLLC, Seattle, WA


Sept. 19 , 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Why Materials and Life Scientists Alike are Excited about Synchrotron-Based X-Ray Microscopes (a Physicists Invention)"

Dr. Barry Lai, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL


Oct. 3, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Petroleum, Global Warming, and the Future of Biofuels"

Dr. John Sedbrook, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University


Oct. 10, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Surface Funtionalization of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes for Novel Biomedical and Engineering Applications"

Dr. Donglu Shi, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati


Oct. 24, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm (Substitute Speaker)

"Single Molecule Measurements of Molecular Motors, in Vitro and in Vivo"

Dr. Hamza Balci, Dept. of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Nov. 28, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm (Rescheduled from 10/31/06)

"Materials and Devices for Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity"

Mr. Andrew McGivray, Manager, Surface Engineering & Tribology, Advanced Materials Technology, Caterpillar


Feb. 8, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Advances Towards a Quantitative Model of Metal-Olefin Bonds"

Dr. David L. Cedeno, Dept. of Chemistry, Illinois State University


Mar. 22, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Advanced Materials Technology at Caterpillar: An Overview"

Craig Habeger and Sarah Schonert, Caterpillar, Advanced Materials Techology, Technology & Solutions Division


Apr. 5, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Recurrence Patterns and Properties of Physical Systems"

Dr. Charles L. Webber, Jr., Dept. of Physiology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine


Apr. 19, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Quantum State Engineering"

Dr. Christopher C. Gerry, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Lehman College, The Univ. of New York, Bronx, NY


May 3, 2006 4:00-5:00 pm

"Bug Zapping for Adults: The Use of Synchrotron X-rays to Study the Physiology and Biomechanics of Insects"

Dr. Jake Socha, Argonne National Laboratory


Sept. 6, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Group IV Nanostructures From the Galaxy to the Integrated Circuit Fab, and Back"

Dr. Phil Fraundorf, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy/Center for Molecular Electronics, University of Missouri-St. Louis


Sept. 27, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Using Light Alone to Pick Up, Sort, and Assemble Micro-Particles"

Dr. G. C. Spalding, Dept. of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


Oct. 11, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"The Energetics of Santa Claus"

Dr. Sadri Hassani, Dept. of Physics, Illinois State University


Oct. 21, 2005 3:00-4:00 pm MLT 208

"Single Photon Source for Quantum Cryptography"

Dr. Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou, Dept. of Physics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Nov. 1, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Crossing the Finish Line: The ISU Solar Car Project"

The Solar Car Team, Illinois State University


Nov. 8, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Understanding Charge in Biological Systems"

Mr. John Charles Butler, Materials Science & Eng., UIUC


Feb. 18, 2005 2:00-3:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Unravelling the Helix Nebula"

Dr. C. Robert O'Dell, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University


Feb. 24, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Modeling Species Interactions of Invasive Species"

Dr. Steven Juliano, Biological Sciences, Illinois State University


Mar. 30, 2005 MLT 214 4:00-5:00 pm

"Optical Diffusion Tomography"

Dr. Kevin Webb, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University


Apr. 14, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm CANCELLED

Physics Alumni Lecture Series

Dr. Randy Maxey


Apr. 21, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Faraday Wave Patterns"

Dr. Mary Silber, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University


Apr. 28, 2005 4:00-5:00 pm

"Galaxy Collisions and Mergers: Dark Matter Halos, Tidal Tails, and Star Formation"

Dr. Susan Lamb, Physics Department, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign


Sept. 15, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm

"Structural Studies of Nanoparticle Catalysts in a Fully Operating Direct Methanol Fuel Cell"

Dr. Carlo U. Segre, Associate Dean for Special Projects, Illinois Institute of Technology


Sept. 29, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Understanding Affinity Interactions for Purposes of Creating an Integrated Molecular Diagnostic Array Platform"

Mr. Justin A. Bishop, Electric & Computer Engineering Grad Program, University of Utah


Oct. 13, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm

"Light Spanners"

Dr. Amar Sissokho, Mathematics, Illinois State University


Oct. 27, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm CANCELLED

CANCELLED "Faraday Wave Patterns" WILL RESCHEDULE

Dr. Mary Silber, Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics Northwestern University


Nov. 3, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm

"Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), Photo-Emmission Electron Microscopy (PEEM), and Self-Assembly of Silver Nanowires on Silicon Surfaces"

Dr. Kelly R. Roos, Physics Department, Bradley University


Nov. 17, 2004 4:00-5:00 pm

"Fluorescence Imaging in the Heart"

Dr. Mark Spano, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Laboratory


February 5, 2004 4:00pm

"Random Walks with a Zooplankton"

Dr. Frank Moss, Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri at Saint Louis


February 26, 2004 4:00pm

"Physics and Sociology: New Insights into Racial Neighborhood Segregation"

Dr. Narendra Jaggi, Department of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


March 25, 2004 4:00pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "The First Five Years of Physics Teaching"

Mr. Mark Cohen, Science Department, Lincoln-Way Community High School


April 15, 2004 4:00pm

"Computational Approaches to Understanding the Role of Sulfur Oxides in Atmospheric Processes"

Dr. Jean Standard, Department of Chemistry, ISU


April 29, 2004 4:00pm

"The Resolution of the Klein Paradox"

Dr. Rainer Grobe, Department of Physics, ISU


September 18, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm

"Interactive Lectures: Making College Instruction More Effective"

Dr. Frederick F. Hartline, Educational Programs, Argonne National Laboratory


October 2, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm New Date

"Control of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems"

Dr. Andrew Alleyne, Ralph M. & Catherine V. Fisher Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Coordinated Science Lab, UIUC


October 30, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm

"Why is Physics so Hard to Learn?"

Dr. Richard F. Martin, Jr., Chairperson, Department of Physics, ISU


November 6, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm

"Science of Seeing Inside the Body: Optical Coherence Imaging of Tumors"

Dr. Ping Yu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri - Columbia


November 13, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Accelerator Physics: Designing the Future of High Energy Particle Physics"

Dr. Kevin Paul, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


November 20, 2003 3:50pm - 4:45pm

"From Parkinson's Disease to Sex to Telemetry: Neuroscience at ISU"

Dr. Paul Garris, Department of Biological Sciences, ISU


January 28, 2003 Tuesday, 1:00 pm

"Painting the Town Red: Light Scattering From Concentrated Particulate Dispersions"

Dr. Laurie McNeil, Department of Physics, North Carolina University


January 29, 2003 Wednesday, 2:00 pm MLT 210

"The Status of Women in Physics: What, Why, and How to Change"

Dr. Laurie McNeil, Department of Physics, North Carolina University


February 5, 2003 Wednesday, 4:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "From Physics to Finance to Computers"

Mr. Robert Shears, Corporate Vice President of Operations, Maytag Corporation


April 16, 2003 Wednesday, 4:00 pm

"Opportunities at Argonne National Laboratory"

Dr. Beverly Hartline, Deputy Director, Argonne National Laboratory


April 16, 2003 Wednesday, 7:30 pm MLT 210

"Advancing Women in Science and Engineering"

Dr. Beverly Hartline, Deputy Director, Argonne National Laboratory


September 10, 2002 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

"Surface Investigation by Using Electron Spectroscopies"

Dr. Paul Wang, Department of Physics, Bradley University


October 1, 2002 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

"Photons and Phonons in Nanocrystals"

Dr. Guokui Liu, Argonne National Laboratory


October 29, 2002 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

"Nanomagnetism: From Films to Wires and Dots"

Dr. Dongqi Li, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory


November 5, 2002 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Bringing the Universe Down to Earth (A Career as a Planetarium Professional)"

Karen Klamczynski, University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley


November 12, 2002 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Thermodynamic Modeling of the Formation of Aerosol Particles in the Ambient Atmosphere"

Garnet Erdakos, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute


March 7, 2002 Thursday, 4:00 pm

"Molecules in Interstellar Space"

Dr. Helene R. Dickel, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois


March 27, 2002 Wednesday, 4:00 pm

"Plasma Dynamics in the Earth's Auroral Region"

Dr. Gurudas Ganguli, Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory


April 3, 2002 Wednesday, 4:00 pm

"Why Would Anyone Be Interested in Electrons Ionizing Atoms?"

Dr. Don Madison, Department of Physics, University of Missouri - Rolla


April 24, 2002, Wednesday, 4:00 pm, New Date

"Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Earth's Magnetosphere"

Dr. Daniel Holland, Department of Physics, ISU


November 2, 2001 Friday, 11:00 am

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "Motion Practice: The Law as a Profession for Scientists"

Zachary J. Smolinski, Intellectual Property Associate, Jenkins & Gilchrist, P.C.


November 13, 2001 Tuesday, 4:00 pm

"The Twin Paradox and the Axioms of Special Relativity"

Dr. Tony Falcone, Mathematics Department, ISU


November 29, 2001 Thursday, 4:00 pm Postponed to February, 2002

"Conductance and Reflective High Energy Electron Diffraction in Ultra-Thin Metallic Films"

Dr. Kevin Kimberlin, Physics Department, Bradley University


April 11, 2001 New Date

"The Role of Absolute Time in Classical Dynamics"

Dr. Tony Falcone, Mathematics Department, ISU


February 20, 2001 Tuesday, Room 309

"An Electron Density Survey at Jupiter Using the Galileo Plasma Wave Instrument"

Dr. Jay Ansher, Physics Department, University of Iowa


February 28, 2001

"3-D Engine Combustion Simulation Using KIVA Code"

Dr. Ali Uludogan, Fuel System Division, Caterpillar Inc.


March 7, 2001

"2e or not 2e in Strongly Repulsive Electronic Systems in 2D?"

Dr. Philip Phillips, Physics Department, UIUC


March 21, 2001

"Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction"

Mr. Carl J. Wenning, Physics Department, Illinois State University


April 4, 2001

"Stability of Charged Defects in Wide Bandgap Semiconductors"

Dr. Bruce W. Wessels, the Walter P. Murphy Professor; and Director, Electronic Materials Program, Northwestern University


April 25, 2001

"From Pendulum to Bucket: How to Minimize Radiation"

Dr. Elaine Schnirman Lessner, Argonne National Laboratory


October 19, Thursday

"The World is Weird at Two TeV"

Dr. Don Lincoln, Particle Physics Division, Fermilab


October 24, Tuesday

Physics Alumni Lecture Series: "How I got my head out of the clouds, and my feet in the water: A physicist cum atmospheric scientist becomes an environmentalist"

Mr. Robert Moore, Prairie Rivers Network


November 9, Thursday

"New Calorimetry Probes for Thermodynamic Investigations of Small Systems"

Dr. Les Allen, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


November 16, Thursday

"Scientific Applications of Neural Networks"

Dr. John W. Clark, Physics Department, Washington University


December 5, Tuesday

"TBA"

Dr. Brian Clark, Physics Department, Illinois State University