Colloquium Archive

The following are Colloquia from previous semesters.

Fall 2023

Fall 2023 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 4, 2023 Visualizing Novel Phases of Matter Using the Quantum Tunneling and Photoelectric Effects Dr. Christopher Gutiérrez, UCLA
November 27, 2023 Physical Principles of Elastic Movements Dr. Mark Ilton, Harvey Mudd College
November 13, 2023 Self-assembly of Colloidal Particles: How Binary Systems Help Us Design Microscopic Order in Driven and Equilibrium Assemblies Dr. Nabila Tanjeem, CSU Fullerton
November 6, 2023 Investigations of Ultracold Atoms in Microgravity Environments Dr. Maren Mossman, University of San Diego
October 30, 2023 From Cytoskeletal Assemblies to Living Machines Dr. Peter Foster, USC
October 23, 2023 From Kepler to the Habitable Worlds Observatory: The Emerging Picture of Planet Populations Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Caltech
October 16, 2023 Topic: Photoemission Luca Moreschini, UC Berkeley
October 9, 2023 Nuclear Astrophysics with Gravitational Wave Observations Dr. Jocelyn Read, CSU Fullerton
October 2, 2023 Probing Quantum Mechanics with Silicon Electronics Dr. Justin Perron, CSU San Marcos
September 25, 2023 Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxies: Their Evolutionary Histories & Galactic Correlations Dr. Katy Rodriguez Wimberly, CSU San Bernardino
September 18, 2023 How We've Failed to Discover Dark Matter Dr. Flip Tanedo, UC Riverside
September 11, 2023 Meet and Greet All Physics Students and Faculty, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 3, 2023 Student Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
May 1, 2023 Student Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
April 24, 2023 Curved Magnetism: Magnetic Nanocap Thin Films Dr. Jiyeong Gu, CSU Long Beach
April 17, 2023 Aneutronic Fusion as a Driver for Technology Innovation Dr. Artem Smirnov, TAE Technologies Inc.
April 10, 2023 From 'Spooky Action at a Distance' to Quantum Computers Dr. Tibor Rakovszky, Stanford University
April 3, 2023 Building an Extremely Bright Compton X-ray and Gamma Source, the Physics Behind It Ferenc Raksi, Lumitron Technologies
March 20, 2023 Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon Dr. Zoltan Fodor, Penn State
March 13, 2023 Polymers and Parkinson's: Elucidating Protein Function through Soft Matter Paradigms and Techniques Dr. Peter Chung, USC
March 3, 2023 Quantum Computing: From the Basics to Applications Dr. Rubem Mondaini, Beijing Computational Science Research Center
March 1, 2023 Non-equilibrium and Topological Phenomena in the Era of Quantum Systems by Design Ian Mondragon-Shem, Northwestern University
February 27, 2023 Unconventional Superconductivity in Dirac Materials Dr. Tommy Li, Freie Universität Berlin
February 24, 2023 Intersections of Quantum Matter Dr. Sarah E. Grefe, Los Alamos National Laboratory
February 20, 2023 The Confining Phase Transition in Lattice Quantum Electrodynamics Dr. Lee C. Loveridge, Pierce College
February 13, 2023 Low Energy Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source Dr. Samuel Hedges, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
February 6, 2023 Spintronics: Ultrafast Spin Currents at Room Temperature Dr. Thomas Gredig, CSU Long Beach
January 30, 2023 Shedding Starlight on the Galaxy's Past Dr. Joel Zinn, CSU Long Beach

Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 5, 2022 Student Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
November 28, 2022 Quantum Computing in the Cloud and Industrial Quantum Technology Dr. Grant Salton, Amazon
November 14, 2022 The Insidious Neutrinos, Entropy, and Gravitational Collapse Dr. George Fuller, UC San Diego
November 7, 2022 How well do neurons, humans and artificial neural networks predict? Dr. Sarah Marzen, Claremont Colleges
October 31, 2022 Microfluidics tools for hydrodynamic studies of aquatic organisms Dr. Siavash Ahrar, CSU Long Beach
October 24, 2022 Open Quantum Systems Engineering with Superconducting Circuits Dr. Eli Levenson-Falk, USC
October 17, 2022 Squeezing 3D to 2D: ultrathin topological bismuth crystals grown inside an atomically-flat van der Waals mold Dr. Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, UC Irvine
October 10, 2022 Molecular, Vesicular, and Cellular Profiling Using Nanopore Devices: What Information Is Obtainable? Dr. Kevin Freedman, UC Riverside
October 3, 2022 Planet Nine from Outer Space Dr. Mike Brown, Caltech
September 26, 2022 Atomic-scale visualization of topological spin textures Dr. Jay Gupta, The Ohio State University
September 19, 2022 Fundamental Physics at the Center of Our Galaxy Dr. Tuan Do, UCLA
September 12, 2022 SrCoO3: Stretching and Straining towards new Ferroic Properties Dr. Sara Callori, CSU San Bernardino
August 29, 2022 Meet 'n' Mix All Physics Students and Faculty, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 25, 2022 Hunting long-lived particles at the CMS experiment Dr. Daniel Diaz, UC San Diego
April 18, 2022 Looking Forward at CERN's Large Hadron Collider Dr. Jonathan Lee Feng, UC Irvine
April 11, 2022 Walking The World Back From the Nuclear Brink: What can Scientists do? Dr. Sebastien Philippe, Princeton University
March 21, 2022 Statistical Challenges in Big Data Astrophysics Dr. Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
March 14, 2022 What does optimal human practice look like? Dr. Joshua Samani, UCLA
March 7, 2022 Exploring the Milky Way's past and present using the atomic hydrogen emission Dr. Juan Diego Soler, Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Rome, Italy
February 28, 2022 Mapping Active Galactic Nuclei using Light Echoes Dr. Triana Almeyda, South Carolina State University
February 23, 2022 A stellar census for the ages: Surveying Galactic & extragalactic history with asteroseismology Dr. Joel Zinn, American Museum of Natural History
February 21, 2022 What's the (dark) matter with dwarf galaxies? Dr. Ferah Munshi, University of Oklahoma
February 16, 2022 Star-Planet Interactions and Resolved Galaxy Evolution Dr. Tara Fetherolf, UC Riverside
February 14, 2022 Einstein on the Computer: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Computational Astrophysics Dr. Maria Okounkova, Flatiron Institute
February 7, 2022 Investigating the Origin of the Stars Closest to the Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole Dr. Devin Chu, UCLA
January 31, 2022 What are Majorana zero modes and why should you care? Dr. Sankar Das Sarma, University of Maryland College Park

Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 13, 2021 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
December 6, 2021 Student Research Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
November 29, 2021 4D Chromosome Organization: Combining Polymer Physics, Knot Theory and High Performance Computing Dr. Anna Lapala, Harvard University
November 15, 2021 Introduction to Quantum Computing and Trapped Ion-based Technologies at Honeywell Quantum Solutions Dr. Natalie Brown, Honeywell Inc.
November 8, 2021 Shedding 'Nu' Light on the Nature of Matter: the Search for Majorana Neutrinos Dr. Julieta Gruszko, University of North Carolina
November 1, 2021 Tangled Worm Blobs: Living Polymers That Inspire Collective Robotics Dr. Saad Bhamla, Georgia Tech
October 25, 2021 Fluid Mechanics of Modern Artistic Painting Dr. Roberto Zenit, Brown University
October 18, 2021 Taking the Measure of Neutron Stars with NICER Dr. M. Coleman Miller, University of Maryland
October 11, 2021 Constraining the Drake Equation: The Past, Present, and Future of the Search for Life Dr. Kaitlin Rasmussen, University of Michigan
October 4, 2021 Using Microwaves to Search for New Physics in Nuclear Beta Decay Dr. Alejandro Garcia, University of Washington
September 27, 2021 Synthetic Microswimmers in Complex Environments Dr. William Uspal, University of Hawaii at Manoa
September 20, 2021 Coupling Diamond Defects to High-finesse Optical Microcavities Dr. Lilian Childress, McGill University
September 13, 2021 The Last Supernova Ever Dr. Matt Caplan, Illinois State University
August 30, 2021 Gravitational Wave Astronomy with a Precision Pulsar Timing Array Detector Dr. Michael Lam, Rochester Institute of Technology
August 23, 2021 Meet and Mix Physics faculty and guests, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2021

Spring 2021 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 5, 2021 Student Research Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
May 3, 2021 Student Research Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
April 26, 2021 Bringing Physics into the Fold: from origami fashion to atomic origami for micro-scale robots Dr. Itai Cohen, Cornell University
April 19, 2021 How Do You Make a Binary Black Hole? Dr. Carl Rodriguez, Carnegie Mellon University
April 12, 2021 Transient Spatiotemporal Chaos Dr. Renate Wackerbauer, University of Alaska Fairbanks
April 5, 2021 The Trouble with Traditional Physics Labs Dr. Natasha Holmes, Cornell University
March 26, 2021 Shaken is Different: Out-of-equilibrium Quantum Matter Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Vega, University of Texas, Austin
March 24, 2021 What is the Bulk Photovoltaic Effect? Dr. Benjamin Fregoso, Kent University
March 22, 2021 The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero,  MIT
March 17, 2021 Moiré Materials and Incommensurability-driven Phases in Two-dimensions Dr. Justin Wilson, Rutgers University
March 15, 2021 Electron and Photon Impact Induced Processes in Molecules Dr. Samantha Fonseca, Rollins College
March 8, 2021 Frontier of quantum computation and quantum machine learning Dr. Murphy Niu, Google AI Quantum
March 1, 2021 Magnetohydrodynamics and Convection in Accretion Disks: From Dwarf Novae to Luminous Quasars Dr. Omer Blaes, UC Santa Barbara
February 22, 2021 Power at the Nanoscale: Speed, Strength and Efficiency in Biological Motors Dr. Carlos Bustamante, UC Berkeley
February 15, 2021 Reverberation Mapping Black Hole Accretion Flows Dr. Erin Kara, MIT
February 8, 2021 Emerging Electrical and Optical Properties from the 2D Wonderland Dr. Long Ju, MIT
February 1, 2021 Magnetism meets mesoscopics: Synthetic spin hamiltonians in nanoscale devices Dr. Takis Kontos, Laboratorie de Physique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris France
January 25, 2021 High Magnetic Fields: a "magnifying glass" to spy on what electrons do! Dr. Paula Giraldo-Gallo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 9, 2020 Student Research Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 7, 2020 Student Research Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
November 30, 2020 Unveiling the Physics of High-Temperature Superconductors Using High Magnetic Fields Dragana Popovic, Florida State University
November 23, 2020 Nanotechnology-enabled IoT Sensors and Applications Jeongwon Park, University of Nevada, Reno
November 16, 2020 Finding an Alien Biosphere with Computational Chemistry Clara Sousa-Silva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 9, 2020 Theoretically Searching for Topological Phases in Realistic Condensed Matter Systems Michael Peterson, CSU Long Beach
November 2, 2020 Revealing the molecular players that regulate synovial joint lubrication Roberto C. Andresen Eguiluz, UC Merced
October 26, 2020 Hunting Dark Particles at Colliders Stefania Gori, University of California Santa Cruz
October 19, 2020 Neutron Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington
October 12, 2020 Imaging Spins in Motion Kristen Buchanan, Colorado State University
October 5, 2020 Tunneling Probe of 2D Magnetism Adam Tsen, University of Waterloo
September 28, 2020 The Strange World of Fractionalized Quantum Numbers in Quantum Matter Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
September 21, 2020 Relativistic Fluid Dynamics for Nuclear Matter under Extreme Conditions in Heavy-Ion Collisions and Astrophysics Azwinndini Muronga, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
September 14, 2020 Molecular motors robustly drive active gels to a critically connected state José Alvarado, University of Texas, Austin
August 31, 2020 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2020

Note: Colloquia after March 9 were cancelled due to COVID-19.

Spring 2020 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
March 9, 2020 From Heat Engines to Green Leaves: An Experimental Physicist's Perspective on Photosynthesis Dr. Nathan Gabor, UC Riverside
March 2, 2020 Learning about Neutron-rich Matter with Gravitational Waves Dr. Jocelyn Read, CSU Fullerton
February 24, 2020 Placing calculus and conservation laws at the center of introductory physics Dr. Christopher Fischer, University of Kansas
February 17, 2020 Parasite Chainmail: a 2D polymer Dr. Alex Klotz, CSU Long Beach
February 10, 2020 Manipulating Light with Nanostructured Materials Dr. Michelle Povinelli, USC
February 3, 2020 Taming Turbulence in Magnetized Plasmas: From Plasmas for Fusion Energy to Black Hole Accretion Disks Dr. Troy Carter, UCLA
January 27, 2020 Mastering Quantum Mechanics Dr. Zoltan Papp, CSU Long Beach

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 9, 2019 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 2, 2019 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
November 25, 2019 Functional Analysis of Metabolism Dr. Matteo Mori, UC San Diego
November 18, 2019 Diversity in Undergraduate Physics Dr. Galen Pickett, CSU Long Beach
November 13, 2019 Road to Room Temperature Superconductivity Dr. Vladimir Z. Kresin, UC Berkeley
November 4, 2019 New mechanism of electro-magnetic coupling in composite multiferroics Dr. Igor Beloborodov, CSU Northridge
October 28, 2019 Unsolved Mysteries in Fundamental Physics Dr. John Baez, UC Riverside
October 21, 2019 Exotic Matter Produced in Neutron star Mergers Dr. Veronica Dexheimer, Kent State
October 14, 2019 Magnon Condensation in Magnetic Heterostructures Dr. Igor Barsukov, UC Riverside
October 7, 2019 Controlling magnetism in a Mott insulator by optical pumping Dr. David Hsieh, CalTech
September 30, 2019 Nanoengineered Materials and Interfaces for Quantum Technologies Dr. Pankaj Jha, CalTech
September 23, 2019 The Explosive Astrophysics of Gravitational Waves Dr. Jonah Kanner, CalTech
September 16, 2019 Opportunities for CSU Students to Work at CERN with NSF IRES Grant Dr. Yongsheng Gao, CSU Fresno
September 9, 2019 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 29, 2019 Classical and quantum computing for problems in biophysical chemistry Rosa Di Felice, USC
April 22, 2019 Magnetism, superconductivity and non-trivial topology in quantum materials Ni Ni, UCLA
April 15, 2019 Sequencing DNA with Single Molecule Electronics Phil Collins, UC Irvine
April 8, 2019 Little Pieces of Big Problems (or Electron Microscopy for Computers and Batteries) Chris Regan, UCLA
March 25/27, 2019 Distinguished Lecture: Probing topological protection of Bismuth nanowire hinge states. Sophie Guéron, Laboratoire de Physique des solides, Orsay France
March 18, 2019 Cosmological Neutrinos Kev Abazajian, UC Irvine
March 11, 2019 Towards Rapid Sequencing of Individual DNA Molecules in Graphene Nanogaps Henk Postma, CSU Northridge
March 4, 2019 Innovative Approaches in mm-Wavelength Cosmology: From Inflation to the Epoch of Reionization and Beyond Abigail Crites, Caltech
February 20, 2019 The Anomalous Origin of Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery Shima Parsa, Harvard
February 18, 2019 Physics of Knots in Stretched DNA Alexander Klotz, MIT
February 13, 2019 Visualizing brain chemistry using optical nanomaterials Jackson Travis Del Bonis-O'Donnell, UC Berkeley
February 11, 2019 Optical Imaging with Super-resolution and Light Sheet Microscopy to Unravel Transient Processes in Live Cells, Tissues and Organisms Per Niklas Hedde, UC Irvine
February 4, 2019 Materials Science, Where Chemistry and Physics Meet Shahab Derakhshan, CSU Long Beach
January 28, 2019 Improving Tests of Quantum Entanglement by using Light from Distant Quasars Jason Gallicchio, Harvey Mudd College

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 12, 2018 Students Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 5, 2018 Students Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
December 3, 2018 Microfluidics @ The Beach Roger C. Lo, CSU Long Beach
November 28, 2018 Physics after the lab and the desk: Your work in PRL Samindranath Mitra, American Physical Society
November 26, 2018 Exploration of Research Projects Chuhee Kwon, CSU Long Beach
November 6, 2018 Basic Research and Basic Needs: Two sides of the same coin Naresh Menon, ChromoLogic LLC
October 29, 2018 Investigations into the nature of magnetism in transition-metal-doped phthalocyanines Zhengjun Wang, West Virginia University
October 24, 2018 What we're up to at the Google quantum hardware lab Josh Mutus, Google Inc.
October 22, 2018 Theory and observations of planet formation: the modern view Wladimir Lyra, CSU Northridge
October 15, 2018 Plasmonic Superconductivity in Layered Materials Stephan Haas, USC
October 10, 2018 Imaging Topological States in Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials Yongtao Cui, UC Riverside
October 1, 2018 Modeling Complexity: Theoretical Approaches to Multiorbital Correlated Systems Laura Fanfarillo, International School of Advanced Studies, Italy
September 24, 2018 Using Research to Improve the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics Gina Passante, CSU Fullerton
September 17, 2018 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach
September 10, 2018 Shell structure and superconducting pairing in size selected meta nanoclusters Vitaly Kresin, USC

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 30, 2018 Highlights in Fusion Energy Research and Fast Ion Physics in Tokamaks Cami Collins, General Atomics
April 23, 2018 A Physicist's Career In and Out of Physics Gene Dantsker, Qualcomm Life, Inc.
April 16, 2018 Galaxies on FIRE: stellar feedback and galaxy evolution Dusan Keres, UC San Diego
April 9, 2018 Field-effect control of emergent properties in low dimensional materials Wu Shi, UC Berkeley
April 2, 2018 Self-replicating Tangles and Applications to Quantum Computation Ryan Blair, CSU Long Beach
March 19, 2018 Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Many-Body Physics Ana Cadavid, CSU Northridge
March 12, 2018 Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Many-Body Physics Ehsan Khatami, San Jose State University
February 26, 2018 The Forces that Keep Our Cells Alive Wylie Ahmed, CSU Fullerton
February 21, 2018 Cannibals in the Standard Model Craig D. Roberts, Argonne National Laboratory, IL
February 12, 2018 A Brief Introduction to Rotor Dynamics Louis Komzsik, UC Irvine
February 5, 2018 Superconductivity versus Magnetism in Electron-Doped Iron Selenide Jose Rodriguez, CSU Los Angeles
January 29, 2018 Chasing the Sun David Yu, DULY Research Inc.

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 4, 2017 The Next Questions in Neutrino Physics Ryan Patterson, California Institute of Technology
November 27, 2017 A Curious Supergravity Story Zvi Bern, UCLA
November 13, 2017 Density Functional Theory and its Applications to Physics and Chemistry Kurt Fredrickson, Applied Materials (Sunnyvale, CA)
November 6, 2017 Force Sensing by Bacteria Albert Siryaporn, UC Irvine
October 30, 2017 What is a skyrmion? Hector Ochoa, UCLA
October 23, 2017 Majorana Materializes Jason Alicea, California Institute of Technology
October 16, 2017 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Graphene: Hydrogen Desorption and Nitrogen Doping Li Gao, CSU Northridge
October 9, 2017 A Paradigmatic Study of Exo-Academia Economic Opportunites in the Absence of a Physics Doctorate John Milligan, Logical Approach Engineering
October 2, 2017 Topological Order in Condensed Matter Physics Michael R. Peterson, CSU Long Beach
September 25, 2017 Neutron Stars: Challenges and Opportunities Thomas Klähn, CSU Long Beach
September 18, 2017 Constraining Planet Formation with Directly Imaged Exoplanets Quinn Konopacky, UC San Diego
September 11, 2017 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
June 6, 2017 Moire Superlattice of Graphene on Boron Nitride Valeri Kotov, 
University of Vermont
May 10, 2017 Student Research Presentations II Research Students
CSU Long Beach
May 8, 2017 Student Research Presentations I Research Students
CSU Long Beach
May 1, 2017 Radiography at the Nevada National Security Site Cygnus Facility Stephen E. Mitchell
Nevada National Security Site
April 17, 2017 Large shift current generation in two-dimensional Ferroelectrics Benjamin Fregoso
Kent State University
April 10, 2017 Allosteric Regulation of Integrin Adhesion Receptors Tobias Ulmer
University of Southern California
April 3, 2017 Random Walk to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory:Opportunities and Interactions in Materials Science R. Peter Dillon
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 13, 2017 Student Learning in the Upper-division: Difficulties and Assessment Qing Ryan
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
March 6, 2017 Wiring up Biology: Natural and Bioinspired Materials for Long-Range Electronic Transport Allon I. Hochbaum
University of California, Irvine
February 27, 2017 Is the Higgs Elementary or Composite? Dr. Daniel Nogradi
Eotvos University
February 20, 2017 Quark Matter in Neutron Stars Dr. Thomas Klaehn
University of Wroclaw, Poland
February 13, 2017 Dark Matter in the Cosmic Context Dr. Katherine J. Mack
University of Melbourne, Australia

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
November 28, 2016 Topological "spin" transport through magnetic insulators Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, UCLA
November 14, 2016   Alexander Levine, UCLA
November 7, 2016 Tuning electron interactions and stabilizing novel phases in quasi two- dimensional superconductors Dr. Nicholas P. Breznay
October 31, 2016 Topological "spin" transport through magnetic insulators Fangyuan Tian, CSU Long Beach
October 24, 2016   Steven White, UC Irvine
October 17, 2016 Gravitational Waves from Vibrating Neutron Stars Prashanth Jaikumar, CSU Long Beach
October 10, 2016 Radar Sounding of Icy Worlds: From ice fields to Mars, Europa, and Beyond Yonggyu Gim, JPL
October 3, 2016 A State of Matter that is Soft on the Outside, but Tough on the Inside Cenke Xu, UC Santa Barbara
September 26, 2016 From Imaginary Experiments to Quantum Information Luis Orozco, University of Maryland
September 19, 2016 Mathematical Structures in Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space Alfonso Agnew, CSU Fullerton
September 12, 2016 Properties of low-mass AGN as they relate to unification and massive AGN Carol Hood, CSU San Bernardino
August 29, 2016 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 25, 2016 Low energy electrodynamics of strongly disordered superconductors Götz Seibold, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
April 18, 2016 What can we learn from neutron stars? Lee Lindblom, UC San Diego
April 11, 2016 Painting on canvases of 2D Crystals Jay Gupta, Ohio State University
April 4, 2016 Current and future gravitational-wave discoveries with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, LIGO Joshua Smith, CSU Fullerton
March 21, 2016 Dark Sunshine Flip Tanedo, UC Irvine
March 14, 2016 Probing the Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Interior Using Helioseismology Edward J. Rhodes, USC
March 7, 2016 The Search for Supersymmetry at the LHC: News from the Front Lines Owen Long, UC Riverside
February 24, 2016 Investigating Complexity One Atom at a Time Eric Hudson, Penn State University
February 22, 2016 On the Dynamics of Planets, Stars and Black Holes – New Insights from Triples Smadar Naoz, UCLA
February 8, 2016 Anyonics: Designing Exotic Circuitry with Non-Abelian Anyons Kirill Shtengel, UC Riverside
February 1, 2016 Functionalizing Graphene for Spintronics and Quantum Information Applications: Density Functional Studies Ruqian Wu, UC Irvine
January 25, 2016 Time Fluctuations in Quantum Systems Out-of-Equilibrium Lorenzo Campos Venuti, USC

Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 9, 2015 Student Presentations III Students, CSU Long Beach
December 7, 2015 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 2, 2015 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
November 30, 2015 Confining Energetic Ions in Magnetic Fusion Experiments William Heidbrink, UC Irvine
November 16, 2015 Magnetic Force Microscopy of Magnets with Competing Interactions Yeong-Ah Soh
November 9, 2015 Quadratic Magneto Optical Kerr Effect and Chirality of Magnetization Reversal in Py/SmFe/Py Exchange Springs Jiyeong Gu, CSU Long Beach
November 2, 2015 The Unpredictable, the Predetermined, and the Postdetermined Unfold Together R.G. James, UC Davis
October 26, 2015 Heating up Quantum Mechanics S. Parameswaran, UC Irvine
October 19, 2015 From Physics to Data Science D. Benveniste, EMC Corporation
October 12, 2015 Searching for the dark universe with matter wave interferometry P. Hamilton, UCLA
October 5, 2015 The Role of Physics in Medicine: Examples from X-Ray Computed Tomography M. McNitt-Gray, UCLA
September 28, 2015 Magnetoresistance Measurements on SmB6 – Cornering the Parameter Space of an Illusive Correlated Topological Insulator Cagliyan Kurdak, University of Michigan
September 21, 2015 Looking for unconventional quantum states in layered materials & heterostructures Claudia Ojeda-Aristizabal, CSU Long Beach
September 14, 2015 Light Nuclei, the Universe, and Everything Kenneth Nollett, San Diego State University
August 31, 2015 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 27, 2015 Metamorphosis of Superconducting Correlations in a Magnetic Material Andreas Bill, CSU Long Beach
April 20, 2015 Cosmic Light Asantha Cooray, UC Irvine
April 13, 2015 When Spin meets Momentum? Vivek Aji, UC Riverside
April 6, 2015 The Role Of Quantum Geometry In Topological Phases Rahul Roy, UCLA
March 23, 2015 The Cosmos seen through the Planck Satellite's Eyes Elena Pierpaoli, USC
March 16, 2015 Local Probes of the Early Universe: Using Nearby Brown Dwarfs to Measure Lithium Production in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Adam Burgasser, UC San Diego
March 9, 2015 What is a Sagnac interferometer and what can it do? Jing Xia, UC Irvine
February 25, 2015 Quantum Phenomena and Layered Heterostructures Claudia Ojeda-Aristizabal, UC Berkeley
February 23, 2015 Molding Light with Flat Optics Myoung Hwan Kim, Columbia
February 18, 2015 Few-body Physics in Ultracold Atoms: Observation of Geometric Scaling Symmetry in Li-Cs-Cs Efimov States Shih-Kuang Tung, NU
February 16, 2015 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Condensed Matter Physics: Unconventional Superconductivity, Quantum Magnetism, and Other Magnificent Tales Georgios Koutroulakis, UCLA
February 11, 2015 Transparent Conducting Oxide Active Plasmonics and Metasurfaces: Ultrasmall and Ultrathin Optics Howard Lee, Caltech
February 9, 2015 Probing and Controlling Ultrafast Electron Motion with Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy Michael Chini, UC Fullerton
February 2, 2015 Rapid Sequencing of Individual DNA Molecules with Graphene Nanogaps Henk Postma, CSU Northridge

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 8, 2014 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 5, 2014 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
December 1, 2014 Self-Organized Pattern Formation in Thin Liquid Films Michael Bestehorn, BTU, Germany
November 24, 2014 Understanding Stellar Neutrinos Michael Smy, UC Irvine
November 17, 2014 Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: A Tool to Reveal and Harness Nature’s Most Cherished Secrets Wendell T. Hill, III, UMD
November 10, 2014 Spin Dynamics Applied to Iron Phthalocyanine Thomas Gredig, CSU Long Beach
November 3, 2014 Probing the Interior of Neutron Stars through Non-radial Oscillations Prashanth Jaikumar, CSU Long Beach
October 27, 2014 Simulation and spectroscopy of many-body systems with cold atoms and molecules Wes Campbell, UCLA
October 20, 2014 Theoretical Approaches towards HIV Vaccine Designs and Prevention Efforts Ha Youn Lee, USC
October 13, 2014 Searches for Particle Dark Matter Tim Tait, UC Irvine
October 6, 2014 Electronic correlations in multi-orbital systems and iron based superconductors Elena Bascones, ICMM, CSIC
September 29, 2014 Radiationless Decay Studied by Time- Dependent Density Functional Theory Enrico Tapavicza, CSU Long Beach
September 22, 2014 BME/Medical Physics; Assisted management of cardiopulmonary diseases Christopher Druzgalski, CSU Long Beach
September 15, 2014 Density Functional Theory: A great physics success story Kieron Burke, UC Irvine
September 8, 2014 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach
June 2, 2014 Development of Micro-Devices for Intra-Cellular Recordings in Awake Active Brains M. Barbic, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 7, 2014 Students Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
May 5, 2014 Students Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
April 28, 2014 Large Graphs in Physics: From Statistical Mechanics of Networks to Quantum Cosmology Dmitri Krioukov, UC San Diego
April 21, 2014 Planet Formation Revealed by High-Contrast Imaging Michael Fitzgerald, UCLA
April 14, 2014 X-ray and Infrared Observational Studies of Star Formation Across the Milky Way Matthew Povich, Cal Poly Pomona
April 7, 2014 Engineering Light Matter Interactions with Colloidal Systems Regina Ragan, UC Riverside
March 24, 2014 Effective Field Theory A. Manohar, UC San Diego
March 17, 2014 Quantum Transport and Correlated Phenomena in Bilayer and Trilayer Graphene Membranes J. Lau, UC Riverside
March 10, 2014 Nonlinear dynamics and phase transitions in heart cells Y. Shiferaw, CSU Northridge
March 3, 2014 Space Situational Awareness: Providing advanced, innovative space surveillance technologies to the warfighter Kenneth A. Abeloe, Integrity Applications Incorporated
February 24, 2014 My Favorite Elementary Particle: The Neutrino James Hill, CSU Domingez Hills
February 17, 2014 Heating up the Vacuum: a new Spin on QCD at RHIC Kenneth R. Barish, UC Riverside
February 10, 2014 Superconducting States in pseudo-Landau levels of Strained Graphene Yafis Barlas, UC Riverside
February 3, 2014 Computational Approach to Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Zoltan Papp, CSU Long Beach
January 27, 2014 Laser Eye Surgery: Applied Physics at its Finest F. Raksi

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 11, 2013 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 9, 2013 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
December 2, 2013 What Shuts Down Star Formation in Galaxies? Alison Coil, UC San Diego
November 25, 2013 Extracellular Charge Transport in Microbial Communities: Physics meets Microbiology Moh El-Naggar, USC
November 18, 2013 First Light on the Cosmological Dark Ages Peng Oh, UC Santa Barbara
November 12, 2013 Sub-wavelength Scale Light-matter Interaction: Y. Abate, CSU Long Beach
November 4, 2013 Peer Learning Zvonko Hlousek, CSU Long Beach
October 28, 2013 Supercomputer simulations of colliding black holes Geoffrey Lovelace, CSU Fullerton
October 21, 2013 Investigating the Physics of Mass Transfer in Algol Binaries from Spacecraft Data Geraldine Peters, USC
October 14, 2013 Opening A New Window to Charged Particle Astronomy Konstantin Belov, UCLA
October 7, 2013 Developing large-enrollment, conceptual physics courses: Active learning and science practices for non-majors Edward Price, CSU San Marcos
September 30, 2013 The Time-Dependent Aharonov-Bohm Effect Doug Singleton, CSU Fresno
September 23, 2013 Building Electronic Circuits at the Single Molecule Scale Phil Collins, UC Irvine
September 16, 2013 Under Siege: Searching for the Identity of Dark Matter Manoj Kaplinghat, UC Irvine
September 9, 2013 Meet & Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach
August 19, 2013 Spectral Analysis and Applications of Plasmonic Gold Nanocones U. Tuebingen

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 8, 2013 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
May 6, 2013 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
April 29, 2013 The Search for Majorana Modes in Solid-State Systems R. Lutchyn, Microsoft Station Q
April 22, 2013 Studying Gravity to Defying Gravity: A Physicist in Aerospace Sam Waldman, SpaceX
April 17, 2013 TBA J. Mather, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
April 15, 2013 The Physics of Wall Street J.O. Weatherall
April 8, 2013 Heavy Electrons and Superconductivity Z. Fisk, UC Irvine
March 25, 2013 X-Ray Microscopy at a Synchrotron - Large Machines and Small Devices H. Ohldag, SLAC
March 11, 2013 Graphene Koans B.C. Regan, UCLA
March 4, 2013 Effect of Gravity and Finite Temperature on the Decay of the False Vacuum L.C. Loveridge, Pierce College
February 25, 2013 Strain Induced Quantum Hall States in Graphene S. Haas, USC
February 18, 2013 CSULB Students Presenting their Research W. Klink, U. of Iowa
February 11, 2013 Holographic QCD: Insights and Applications J. Day, U. of Graz, Austria
February 4, 2013 High Temperature Superconductivity: Taming Serendipity L. H. Greene, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
January 28, 2013 CSULB Students Research Presentations S.E.Grefe and S.Hedges CSU Long Beach

Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 12, 2012 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 10, 2012 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
December 3, 2012 Topological Quantum Computation Chetan Nayak, Station Q & KITP UC Santa Barbara
November 26, 2012 Stringy Surprises at Strong Coupling Clifford Johnson, USC
November 19, 2012 Multi-Component Equations in Quantum Mechanics Z. Papp, CSU Long Beach
November 13, 2012 Extreme Tides: The Dynamic Response of Neutron Stars in Merging Binaries J. Read, CSU Fullerton
November 5, 2012 Keeping it Light: Sculpting the Color and Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Ultrafast Laser Beams Using Spatial Light Modulators Matt Anderson, San Diego State University
October 29, 2012 Raman Probe Force Microscope K. Wickramasinghe, UC Irvine
October 22, 2012 Superconductivity in Fe-Based Superconductors: Competing Orders and Cooper-pairing Ilyia Eremin, University of Bochum, Germany
October 15, 2012 Graphene Plasmonics: Tunable Resonators with Extreme Light Confinement Victor Brar, Caltech
October 8, 2012 My Journey Back to the Beach Kevin Dwyer, CSU Long Beach
October 1, 2012 Physics Education Research and the Upper Division Michael Loverude, CSU Fullerton
September 24, 2012 Physics of Medical Imaging: Seeing Inside the Human Body with Radiation – A Career in Healthcare for Physicists Leh-nien Loo, Kaiser Permanente
September 17, 2012 Bifurcations and Phase-Locking Dynamics in Hair Cells of the Inner Ear Dolores Bozovic, UCLA
September 10, 2012 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 9, 2012 Student Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
May 7, 2012 Student Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
April 30, 2012 Magnetism and Superconductivity in Inhomogeneous Systems Richard Scalettar, UC Davis
April 23, 2012 Learning Solutions 4 the Social Age Z. Hlousek, T. Gredig, C. Kwon, J. Kisiel, CSU Long Beach
April 16, 2012 Physics in Medicine: A Condensed Matter Physicist’s Journey into Medical Physics Daniel Scanderbeg, UC San Diego
April 9, 2012 Astronomy and Fundamental Physics with Space-Based Gravitational-Wave Detectors Michele Vallisneri, JPL & Caltech
April 2, 2012 Polymer Solar Cells Gang Li, UCLA
March 19, 2012 Thick Graphene / Thin Graphite: Electronic Transport in ABA Trilayer Graphene Erik Henriksen, Caltech
March 12, 2012 Noise in Superconducting Qubits and Spin Glasses Clare Yu, UC Irvine
March 5, 2012 SOFIA - NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Dana Backman, SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center
February 27, 2012 Unruh-DeWitt Detectors: Measuring the Temperature of the Vacua Doug Singleton, CSU Fresno
February 20, 2012 Metallic Nanoclusters: Properties, Clusters vs Nuclei, High Temperature Superconducting State Vladimir Kresin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
February 13, 2012 The Way of the Physicist. A Brief Picture of of the Fun/Trouble I have Had & Caused Harald Butch Miller, Northrop Grumman
February 6, 2012 Gravitational Waves, a New Window on the Universe Jay Marx, LIGO, Caltech
January 30, 2012 Not Yet the Last to Lay the Old Aside Virginia Trimble, UC Irvine

Fall 2011

Fall 2011 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 16, 2011 Gaia, a Mission to Map our Galaxy L. Eyer, Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
December 7, 2011 Radiometric Dating as a Reliable Clock of Geology Z. Pecskay, Inst. of Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary
December 5, 2011 Students Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
November 30, 2011 Students Presentations I Student, CSU Long Beach
November 21, 2011 Pure Spin Currents: Discharging Spintronics Axel Hoffmann, Argonne National Lab
November 14, 2011 Surface Plasmon Resonance: Instrumentation and Applications to Studies of Electrode Reactions and Detections of Biomakers. Feimeng Zhou, CSU Los Angeles
November 7, 2011 Topological Non-Abelian Anyons and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect Michael Peterson, CSU Long Beach
October 31, 2011 Results from the First Two Years of the Large Hadron Collider Beate Heinemann, UC Berkeley
October 24, 2011 Superconductivity in Synthetic Metals Stuart Brown, UCLA
October 19, 2011 Science & Discovery - Life of a Scientist Charles Townes, UC Berkeley
October 17, 2011 Mid-Infrared Variability of Orion Protostars using Spitzer Susan Terebey, CSU Los Angeles
October 10, 2011 Physics of the Sun Werner Däppen, USC
October 3, 2011 Physics Education, Interactive Engagement, and Technology: Understanding the Complexity of the Classroom Edward Price, CSU San Marcos
September 26, 2011 Three-Dimensional Magnetic Field Line Reconnection Involving Magnetic Flux Ropes and Current Sheets Walter Gekelman, UCLA
September 19, 2011 High School Physics Standards: A Nationwide Comparison Kathryn Beck, CSU Long Beach
September 12, 2011 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach

Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 11, 2011 Students Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
May 9 2011 Students Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
May 2, 2011 Interaction of Composite Particles Z. Papp, CSU Long Beach
April 25, 2011 Dark Energy B. Desai, UC Riverside
April 18, 2011 Magnetothermopower as a Tool for Studying the Electronic Properties of Layered Organic Conductors D. Krstovska, National High Magnetic Field Lab., Florida State Univ., & Ss. Cyril and Methodius Univ., Skopje, Macedonia
April 11, 2011 Quantum Computing: Harnessing a New Force of Nature E. Ladizinsky, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
April 4, 2011 Hubble's New View of the Evolving Universe of Galaxies M.A. Malkan, UCLA
March 25, 2011 Plasmonics and the Near Field M. Moskovits, UC Santa Barbara
March 21, 2011 Translational Research in Proton Therapy: A Medical Physics Perspective A.J. Wroe, Loma Linda University
March 14, 2011 The Development of Relativistic Ultrafast Electron Diffraction: Using Particle Accelerators to Watch Atoms Move in Real Time P. Musumeci, UCLA
February 28, 2011 Topological Phases of Matter, the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, and the Reality of Non-Abelian Anyons M. Peterson, UC Santa Barbara
February 23, 2011 Quantum Phases in Ultracold Atomic and Molecular Lattice Systems B. Capogrosso-Sansone, ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics and Harvard Physics Department
February 21, 2011 Few-Body Physics with Ultracold Quantum Gases: from Efimov Physics to Controllable Chemical Reactions J.P. D'Incao, JILA, Univ. of Colorado and NIST
February 16, 2011 Topological Insulators: from Clean Energy to Exotic Particles! P. Ghaemi, UC Berkeley
February 14, 2011 Very Broad Band Sensors for Global Seismic Recording T. VanZandt, Metrozet LLC
February 7, 2011 The First Realistic Quantum Spin Liquid S. White, UC Irvine
January 31, 2011 Physics Education Online Z. Hlousek, CSU Long Beach

Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
December 8, 2010 Students Presentations II Students, CSU Long Beach
December 6, 2010 Students Presentations I Students, CSU Long Beach
November 29, 2010 Exploring the Unknown Universe with the LHC D. Whiteson, UC Irvine
November 22, 2010 Recent Advances in High-Temperature Superconductivity N-C. Yeh, Caltech
November 15, 2010 Creating an Effective Professional Presentation D. Davis, McNair Scholars Program
November 8, 2010 The Role of Orbital and Spin Ordering in Manganites – A Direct View from Static and Time-Resolved Resonant Soft X-Ray Scattering S. Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
November 3, 2010 Broadband Infrared Near-Field Nanoscopy F. Keilmann, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany
November 1, 2010 Quantum Phases of Cold Atom Mixtures S-W. Tsai, UC Riverside
October 25, 2010 Phases of Dense Matter in Compact Stars F. Weber, San Diego State University
October 18, 2010 Spectroscopic Characterization of Extra-Solar Planets P. Deroo, JPL
October 11, 2010 Simplicity Through Innovation - The Path to High Gain Solar B. MacDonald, Skyline Solar
October 4, 2010 Progress Towards Discovering the Biophysical Basis of Magnetic Sensing T. Ritz, UC Irvine
September 27, 2010 Fundamental Studies of Fast-Ion Physics in Magnetically Confined Plasmas W.W. Heidbrink, UC Irvine
September 20, 2010 What I've Learned - 25 Years Teaching High-School Physics Rod Ziolkowski, CSU Long Beach
September 13, 2010 Meet and Mix Faculty and Staff, CSU Long Beach