Fall 2023 Colloquia

All colloquia are held at 4:30 pm in 102 Cardwell Hall unless stated otherwise. Colloquium refreshments are hosted in 119 Cardwell Hall. Talk titles and abstracts can be found in the title links below.

Date Speaker Institution Host Title
8/28 Tim Bolton K-State Physics Welcome Back
9/4 University Holiday - Labor Day
9/18 Hank Lamm Fermilab T. Bolton Look What You Made Me Do: How Particle Physics Demands Quantum Computers


Daniel Rolles K-State T. Bolton

Imaging Ultrafast Electronic and Nuclear Dynamics in Gas-Phase Molecules


John Mather NASA Goddard Space Flight Center T. Bolton

New Technologies for New Astronomy

10/3, Tues

CW 101

John Mather NASA Goddard Space Flight Center T. Bolton Peterson Lecture: Opening the Infrared Treasure Chest with the James Webb Space Telescope



CW 101

Laurie McNeill Univ. of North Carolina Good Vibrations: Interplay of Music & Physics


4:15 pm

Physics Undergraduates T. Bolton Physics Undergraduate Research Colloquium
11/6 Behzad Ghanbarian K-State Geology L. Greenman Complex network analysis of extreme precipitation and temperature events in the United States
11/20 Thanksgiving Break
11/27 Laura Blecha Univ. of Florida L. Weaver Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves from Supermassive Black Holes


Colloquium Committee: Loren Greenman (Chair), Barbara Fennell, Andrew Ivanov, Chii-Dong Lin, Bharat Ratra, and Uwe Thumm