Spring 2024 Colloquium

LSU Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Archives

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

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
January 18, 2024

The Growth and Evolution of SMBHs via Galaxy Mergers

Adi Foord, Assistant Professor University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Michela Negro
February 1, 2024 Multi-band topological Semimetals Jacob Gayles, Assistant Professor University of South Florida Ilya Vekhter
February 8, 2024 Mars Sample Return: Seeing and sterilizing Martian samples inside the Capture, Containment, and Return System Terra Hardwick, Optical Engineer  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Gabriela Gonzalez
February 15, 2024 The Pandora SmallSat: Multiwavelength Characterization of Exoplanets and their Host Stars Elisa Quintana, Astrophysicist NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tabetha Boyajian
February 22, 2024 Optical analogue of the Hawking radiation David Bermudez, Professor of Theoretical Physics Cinvestav in Mexico City Ivan Agullo
February 29, 2024 Open Quantum Systems: A new frontier of many-body physics  Ahana Chakraborty, Abrahams Postdoctoral Fellow Rutgers University Kenneth Schafer
March 7, 2024 Attosecond Science and the Nobel Prize Kenneth Schafer, LSU Boyd Professor LSU Physics & Astronomy AMO Ivan Agullo
March 14, 2024 Quantum Matter Manipulation with Coherent Bosons Iliya Esin, Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate California Institute of Technology Kenneth Schafer
TUESDAY, March 19 First-Principles Modeling of Novel Materials: Recombination Processes and Topology Fangzhou Zhao, Humboldt Fellow  Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter Kenneth Schafer
March 21, 2024


from imaging to controlling electrons and nuclei at their natural timescales

Patricia Vandel Zandbergen, Postdoctoral Researcher New York University Department of Chemistry Kenneth Schafer
March 28, 2024 Second Born electrons, and rescue at sea A. Ravi P. Rau, Alumni Professor of Physics LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Ivan Agullo
April 4, 2024 Timepix Detectors in Space Exploration: ISS, Artemis-I, and Beyond Nicholas Stoffle NASA Johnson Space Center Jeffery Chancellor
April 11, 2024 Physics at the temporal boundary Shao-Kai Jian, Assistant Professor Tulane University Justin Wilson
April 18, 2024 Fierce Planets Sabine Stanley, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Johns Hopkins University Jeffery Blackmon
April 25, 2024 Time-domain Astrophysics in the Era of Big Data Ashley Villar, Assistant Professor Harvard University Eric Burns
May 2, 2024 Cosmic Messengers: The Galaxies’ Hidden Secrets Marco Ajello, Associate Professor Clemson University Michela Negro


Fall 2024 Colloquium

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host
August 29, 2024   Minseong Lee, Staff Scientist National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Xiaojian Bai
September 5, 2024   Nicolao Fornengo, Professor University of Torino and INFN - Torino Michela Negro
September 12, 2024  

Javad Shabani, Associate Professor of Physics

Director of the Center of Quantum Information Physics

NYU,  SHABANI LAB Constantin Schrade
September 19, 2024        
September 26, 2024   Jianwei Sun, Associate Professor Tulane University Ka Ming Tam
October 3, 2024        
October 17, 2024   Floor Broekgaarden, Junior Fellow,  Simons Society of Fellows Columbia University/Flatiron Institute/CCA Eric Burns
October 24 2024   Brajesh Gupt,  Quantum Applied Scientist Amazon Web Services Ivan Agullo
October 31, 2024        
November 7, 2024   Cristian Batista, Lincoln Chair Professor University of Tennessee Xiaojian Bai
November 14, 2024   Thomas Baumgarte, William R. Kenan Professor of Physics Bowdoin College Peter Diener
November 21, 2024   Smitha Vishveshwara, Professor University of Illinois James A. Sauls
December 5, 2024   Roberto Leon-Montiel, Associate Professor Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares UNAM Omar Magaña-Loaiza