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Colloquia for Fall 2017

Colloquia are held Fridays at 3pm in Planetary Hall 126.

Date Speaker Institution Title and Abstract Link
08 Sept Hans G. Kaper Georgetown University and Mathematics and Climate Research Network
Mathematics and Climate
15 Sept Miguel A. F. Sanjuán
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Department of Physics Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Complex Systems: A Historical Perspective
22 Sept Jerzy Kocik
Southern Illinois University, Department of Mathematics
Apollonian Fractal -- Numbers, Geometry, and Physics
29 Sept John Shebalin
Space Weather Lab, GMU
The Dynamo Problem, or: Where does the Earth's Magnetic Field Come From?
06 Oct Francesco Sorrentino University of New Mexico, Department of Mechanical Engineering Optimal Control of Networks: Energy Scaling and Open Challenges
13 Oct Michael Summers
George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy The New Horizons Mission to Pluto: A Recap of Science Results, and a Look Forward to the Encounter with 2014MU69
20 Oct


27 Oct
Ira Schwartz
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Pattern Forming Swarms and the Physics of Mixed Reality
03 Nov Heather Hill National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Optical Investigation of Two-Dimensional Electron-Hole Pairs in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

10 Nov Darius Torchinsky
Temple University, Department of Physics
Revealing Hidden Symmetry Breaking in Strongly Correlated Matter
17 Nov David Siskind
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
The Effect of Polar Mesospheric Clouds on the Environment at the Edge of Space
24 Nov
  Thanksgiving break -- no colloquium Thanksgiving break -- no colloquium
01 Dec Rhonda Dzakpasu Georgetown University, Department of Physics
08 Dec Robert Ehrlich
George Mason University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Mont Blanc Neutrino Burst from SN 1987A: Were They m^2 = - 0.38 keV^2 Tachyons or Just a Great Imitation?