Physics Colloquia and Seminars
Fall 2022                                                                                                                 


Marta Orselli
USU Theoretical Physics Talk

Speaker: Marta Ortelli
                Niels Bohr Institute and INFN
Host: Alex Chanson and Fernando Temoche

October 28, 2022 / Friday / 11:00 a.m. MDT

Info: Utah State University Theoretical Physics Talks (usuTPT) is a seminar series organized by USU Gravitational Theory Group and sponsored by the Physics Department, Utah State University. 
The talks are password-protected, contact one of the organizers to gain access.

Organizers contact information:

Alex Chanson- a.chanson@usu.edu

Luis Fernando Temoche-l.f.temoche@usu.edu


Sonia Buckley
Integrated Photonics for the Future of Computing

Speaker: Sonia Buckley
                National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Host: T.-C. Shen

November 1, 2022 / Tuesday / 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. / SER 244

Bio: Dr. Sonia Buckley has been a physicist at NIST-Boulder since 2015. Sonia received a PhD in Applied Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2014, and her undergraduate degree in Physics from Trinity College Dublin in 2009. Her doctoral work was done under the supervision of Prof. Jelena Vuckovic on nonlinear frequency conversion in III-V photonic crystal cavities. Her current research interests are in developing metrology for new emerging technologies and industries. Her most recent research has been on a new general technique for training machine learning hardware. She is currently working to develop a standard calibration for single photon detectors.


Virginie Griseri
Seminar - The Use of Optimization Methods to Determine Bipolar Charge Transport Model Parameters & Effect of Radiative Environment on Dielectric Insulating Materials

Speaker: Virginie Griseri
                 Paul Sabatier University
Host: JR Dennison 

November 4, 2022 / Friday / 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Bio:

Dr. Griseri is an associate professor doing research in the LAPLACE laboratory at Toulouse III university Paul Sabatier. Her teaching focuses on electronics and automation. Her research interests are based on the analysis of the variation of the electrical properties of dielectric material submitted to various sources of ageing (electrical, radiative environment, temperature). These materials can be used for electrical engineering devices or in space environment.


Earl Scime
Colloquium - Fundamental Laboratory Plasma Physics Experiments – What can They Tell us About “Naturally” Occurring Phenomena in Space and Fusion?

Speaker: Earl Scime
                West Virginia University
Host: Boyd Edwards 

November 8, 2022 / Tuesday / 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bio: Earl is experienced in both laboratory and space plasmas. He has investigated high frequency turbulence and ion-cyclotron instabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and whistler heat flux driven instabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a member of the Ulysses spacecraft plasma team. Since 1995 he has been a faculty   member in physics at West Virginia University and his ongoing research activities include: the development of novel techniques for imaging low energy neutrals from space and laboratory plasmas, space plasma instrument design, plasma source development for industrial and scientific campaigns, development of single photon, two-photon, and three-photon fluorescence diagnostic methods for measuring ion and neutral velocity distributions in fusion and low-temperature plasmas, magnetic reconnection, Thomson Scattering diagnostic development for electron velocity distribution function measurements, microwave scattering, and quantum-enhanced spectroscopy in plasmas.


Ana Maria Raclariu
USU Theoretical Physics Talk

Speaker: Ana Maria Raclariu
                Perimeter Institute
Host: Alex Chanson and Fernando Temoche

November 11, 2022 / Friday / 11:00 a.m. MDT

Info: Utah State University Theoretical Physics Talks (usuTPT) is a seminar series organized by USU Gravitational Theory Group and sponsored by the Physics Department, Utah State University. 
The talks are password-protected, contact one of the organizers to gain access.

Organizers contact information:

Alex Chanson- a.chanson@usu.edu

Luis Fernando Temoche-l.f.temoche@usu.edu


Tammy Rittenour
TBA

Speaker: Tammy Rittenour
                Utah State University
Host: JR Dennison 

November 29, 2022 / Tuesday / 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bio: Dr. Tammy Rittenour is the Director of the USU Luminescence Lab and Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Utah State University.  Her research combines geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy to reconstruct past climate and landscape evolution from fluvial, eolian, glacial and geoarchaeological records.  She developed the USU Luminescence Lab in 2007 and has experience with Luminescence geochronology since 2000.


Material Physics Group
TBA

Speaker: Zack Gibson and Matthew Robertson
                Utah State University
Host: JR Dennison 

December 6, 2022 / Tuesday / 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bio: Zack Gibson and Matthew Robertson are PhD students working in the USU Material Physics Group under Dr. JR Dennison. Both Zack and Matthew recently returned from research experiences. Zack spent time in Toulouse, France collaborating with Dr. Virginie Griseri and Matthew was at Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, NM.