Spring 2020 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Note: All colloquia will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Rm. 119 Nicholson, unless otherwise indicated.

LSU Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Archives

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
Jan. 16 Understanding how the brightest objects in the Universe shine Ioannis Liodakis Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), Stanford University Michael Cherry
Jan. 21 What is beyond the “visible” galaxy? Jiang-Tao Li University of Michigan Astronomy Michael Cherry
Jan. 23 Astrophysics from the Maw of The Monster Peter Maksym Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Michael Cherry
Jan. 30 Understanding Cosmic Explosions with Sight and Sound Eric Burns NASA Goddard Michael Cherry
Feb. 6

LSU Quantum Lecture

Attosecond Probing of Atomic and Solid-State Dynamics

Steve Leone University of California at Berkley Rongying Jin /
Ward Plummer
TBA POSTPONED Geometrodynamics: The Nonlinear Dynamics of Curved Spacetime Kip Thorne Caltech Jorge Pullin
Feb. 20 Astronomers Turned Data Scientists Chris Lindner Indeed.com Manos Chatzopoulos
Feb. 27 Lessons from physics education research: From the introductory classroom to reforming inter-disciplinary research Cyrill Slezak Utah Valley University

Juana Moreno

Feb. 28 - March 1 Mark Jarrell Memorial Symposium on Computational Condensed Matter Physics A Celebration of life and work of Mark Jarrell (1960-2019)   Location: LSU CCT Digital Media Center Theatre LSU Center for Computation & Technology
LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy
March 5 POSTPONED The Blind Men and the Elephant, or the Search for Origins of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays Pierre Sokolsky The University of Utah James Matthews


March 11, 5 p.m.

Hearne Eminent Lecture - Wed., March 11, 5p.m.

Quantum Computational Supremacy and Its Applications

Scott Aaronson The University of Texas at Austin Jonathan Dowling
March 19 POSTPONED Clues to Globular Cluster Formation David Nataf Johns Hopkins 

Matthew Penny

March 26 Spring Break      
April 2 POSTPONED Searching for Signs of Life Beyond the Solar System with the Coming Generation of Extremely Large Telescopes Andrew Szentgyogyi Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Jim Matthews
April 9 TBA Cristian Batista The University of at Knoxville Ward Plummer

April 16



The Common Envelope Binary Interaction: the problem we used to have solved.

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Orsola De Marco 

Macquarie University

Sydney, Australia

Geoff Clayton

April 23


 Magnetism in Quasicrystals: Outlook and Challenges

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Alan I. Goldman

Department of Physics and Astronomy            Iowa State University

Ames Laboratory, U.S. DOE 

Rongying Jin
April 30  TBA Brian Maple University of California, San Diego Ward Plummer