UNC Physics & Astronomy Seminar

Fridays @ 3:30pm in Ross 0220

 

2017

APRIL 14

Dr. Ruwang Sung, UNC Physics: Quantum Dots, DNA Origami and Soft Matter

 
MARCH 31

Arick Sweitzer, UNC Physics: Robotic Locomotion - An Introduction to Dynamics

 
MARCH 24

Robert Ensley, UNC Physics: Electromagnetic Launching Technology
Juan Avina, UNC Physics: Examining the Chaotic Dynamics of a Swirling Flame Caused by Changes in Gravity

 
MARCH 10

Camden Pankratz, UNC Physics: Comparing 'Math First' and 'Physics First' Pedagogical Approaches to General Relativity at the Undergraduate Level
Tasia Banks, UNC Physics: Heating Up

 
MARCH 3

Tyler DeVerse, UNC Physics: Pressure at Extreme Ocean Depths
William Mendoza, UNC Physics: Dusty Plasmas and their Application

FEBRUARY 24

Dr. Charles Kuehn, UNC Physics: The Great American Eclipse of 2017

FEBRUARY 17

Caleb Dahlke, UNC Physics: Interpretations of Wave-Particle Duality

FEBRUARY 10

Joe Maletta, UNC Physics: Pedagogy Strategy to Evolve the Novicelike Student into an Expert
Renato Rubio, UNC Physics: Mechanics of Origami Bellows

FEBRUARY 3

Ryan Schoene, UNC Physics: Physics and Applications of Optical Tweezers

JANUARY 27

Dr. Kristine Callan, Colorado School of Mines
The Teacher Education Alliance, Mines-UNC Partnership (TEAM-UP): Motivation, Strategies, and Students

JANUARY 20

Ka Chun Yu, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Earth and Space Informal Science Education with Digital Planetariums

 

2016

APRIL 29

Cody Helms, UNC Physics: Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
Elias Alvarado, UNC Physics: Black Holes and Hawking Radiation

APRIL 22

Kourteney Zadina, UNC Physics: Physics of the Eye
Solomon Smith, UNC Physics: Reinventing the Wheel - An Introduction to Quantum Computing
Casey Montoya, UNC Physics: The Physics Behind Speakers

APRIL 15

Taylor McMillan, UNC Physics: Developing a Model - Re-entry into the Earth’s Atmosphere
Shelby Burns, UNC Physics: Production of Uniformly Sized Microbubbles

APRIL 8

Taylor Chew, UNC Physics: The Leidenfrost Effect
Ryan Fabian, UNC Physics: Matters of Dark Matter

APRIL 1

Zachary Rossiter, UNC Physics: Superconductors and Quantum Levitation
Brock Loftus, UNC Physics: 3-D Printing

MARCH 11

Nickolay Pokatilov, UNC Physics: Brief Introduction to Non-Linear Mechanics and Chaos
Alec Helm, UNC Physics: The Journey to Absolute Zero
Chad Garcia, UNC Physics: The Higgs Boson

FEBRUARY 19

Alexandra Briggs, UNC Physics: Acoustic Levitation
Stephen Lowery, UNC Physics: The Origin of the Universe
Stefan Lamb, UNC Physics: Visualizing Sound

FEBRUARY 12

Daniel Herrera, UNC Physics: The Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy
Seamus Severance, UNC Physics: The Physics of Flight
Arick Sweitzer, UNC Physics: Superconductors and the Meissner Effect

FEBRUARY 5

Dr. Charles Kuehn, UNC Physics: Exploring the Variable Sky with Kepler

JANUARY 29


Brandon Saldivar, UNC Physics: Black Holes & General Relativity
Uriel Aragon, UNC Physics: The Triboelectric Effect and Ways of Producing Clean Energy

JANUARY 22


Russell Gleason, UNC Physics: Nanosphere Lithography Applied to Magnetic Thin Films

JANUARY 15


Bradley Holmes, UNC Physics: The Optical Tweezers and Its Applications
Alexander Lidiak, UNC Physics: Binding Nanoparticle Quantum Dots with DNA


2015 

MAY 26

Russell Gleason: Nanosphere Lithography Applied to Magnetic Thin Films

MAY 1


Lee Ismay, UNC Physics: Creating a Robot Swarm
Tre Tellez, UNC Physics: Information Preservation in Black Holes

APRIL 24


Veronica Buchanan, UNC Physics: The Effects of Solar Radiation
Kellen Schuebel, UNC Physics: Electromagnetic Suspension

APRIL 17

Michael Nuzum, UNC Physics: Gravitational Lensing and its Applications to Astronomy
Phakawat Manusnon, UNC Physics: Moon Light Scattering

APRIL 10


Derek Weigle, UNC Physics: The Quantum-Relativity Problem
Dan Hefty, UNC Physics: The Higgs Boson

APRIL 3


Caitlyn Ewald, UNC Physics: Formation of Planetary Systems
Matt Svetic, UNC Physics: Superhydrophobics and Applications in Nature

MARCH 27 IN ROSS 0060


Zachary Armstrong: Learning to learn through high school science research projects

MARCH 23 @ 2:15PM


David Thompson: Science Beyond Academia

MARCH 13 @ 3:30PM


Christopher Courrejou, UNC Physics: What is the physics behind the noise created by the didgeridoo?
Lausatianragit Thanabordin, UNC Physics: The Message from Water
Brad Holmes, UNC Physics: Various Applications of an Optical Trap

MARCH 13 @ 2:30PM


Brian Uzpen, Laramie County Community College: Cloud to Planets: The Disk Formation, Disk Clearing and Planet Formation Processes in Intermediate-Mass Stars

MARCH 12 @ 9:15AM


Charles Vaughan, Mississippi State University: Jet morphology and coma analysis of comet 103P/Hartley 2

MARCH 11 @ 2:30PM


Charles Kuehn, University of Sydney: Variable Stars as Cosmic Swiss Army Knives

MARCH 10 @ 9:15AM


Evan Frodermann, University of Minnesota: C3PO: Customizable Computer Coaches for Physics Online

MARCH 9 @ 2:30PM


Gregory Sloan, Cornell University: The Death of Stars and the Evolution of Galaxies

MARCH 6 @ 3:30PM


Michael DiPompeo, University of Wyoming: Supermassive Black Holes: Sculpting the Universe

FEBRUARY 27 @ 3:30PM IN MCKEE L0150


Jeff Bennett: Science Education Seminar

FEBRUARY 20

Scott Gebers, EchoStar Corporation: Spacecraft Programs and Operations 

FEBRUARY 13


Prof. Jan Chaloupka, UNC Physics: Fundamental Quantum Mysteries


2014

MAY 2


David Garrett, UNC Physics: The Behavior of Coupled Logistic Maps

Jeremiah Schwartz, UNC Physics: Gravitational Waves and the Origin of the Universe

MAY 2


Dr. David Brookes: Modeling the physics classroom as a complex-dynamical system: a path towards transformation

MAY 1


Dr. Mick Davis: Surface Plasmon Enhanced Evanescent Optical Limiting in Photonic Crystal Fibers

APRIL 25


Steven Rutherford, UNC Physics: Particle Acclererators

Ben Carlson, UNC Physics
: The Photoelastic Effect on Plastic

APRIL 18


Josh Wadle, UNC Physics: Carbon Nanotubes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Michael Paton, UNC Physics: Using Electroencephalography (EEG) in New Ways

APRIL 11


JJ Peek, UNC Physics: An Introduction to 3D Printing

Tyler Smith, UNC Physics: Quantum Computers

MARCH 28


Amber S. Bekkali, UNC Physics: The Foucalt Pendulum
Graham Stringert, UNC Physics: Monitoring the Neutralization of Mustard Agent

MARCH 14


Tim O'Neill, UNC Physics: Robots in Space

Anthony Saccomanno, UNC Physics: A Brief Introduction of Quantum Field Theory

MARCH 7


Aaron Adamson, SEAKR Engineering: Careers in Physics: Aerospace and Radiation Effects

FEBRUARY 28


James Harris, UNC Physics: Implications of the Recent Synthetic Magnetic Monopole Creation

Kyle Nachbar, UNC Physics: Testing General Relativity Using Pulsars

FEBRUARY 21


Zach Hafen, UNC Physics: The Motion of Standing: Modeling Balance with Stochastic Processes

Donovan Anderson, UNC Physics: Quantum Dot Conjugation - Coating DNA Particles

FEBRUARY 14


John Wood, UNC Physics: Street and Infrastructure Maintenance (SIM) in Greeley and Abroad: The Road Ahead

Casey Rogers, UNC Physics: DNA and Dots

FEBRUARY 7

Prof. Lev Maslov, UNC Physics: Self-organization of the Earth's Climate System versus Milankovitch-Berger Astronomical Cycles

JANUARY 24


Prof. Ivan I. Smalyukh, CU-Boulder Physics: Self-Assembly of Topological Defects and Colloids


2013

APRIL 26


Audrey Wall, UNC Physics: Transiting Exoplanets: Can You Imagine That?
Vlad Gaciu, UNC Physics: Pascal's Law in Today's Technology

APRIL 19


Herve Tonye Tonye, UNC Physics: Mr. SQUID: An introduction to the principles of superconductivity
Michael Clay, UNC Physics: Nano-Technology: A tiny glimpse into the future

APRIL 12


Prof. Randall Tagg, CU-Denver Physics: The Innovation Hyperlab - A framework for involving both K-12 students and undergraduates in research

APRIL 5


Sean Higgins, UNC Physics: Pyramids Unlocked: Using Cosmic Rays to Detect Hidden Rooms

MARCH 29


Maurice Woods & Jessica Trujillo, RoadNarrows Robotics: The Role of Robotics in Human Advancement

MARCH 15


Travis Day, UNC Physics: Optical Trapping: Theory, Design, and Calibration
Michael Clay, UNC Physics: Electro-acoustic Transducer Characteristics and Models

MARCH 8


Richard Pacheco, UNC Physics: STM: Taking Pictures of Atoms and Applications
Marius Herlea, Jr., UNC Physics: Fundamentals of Superconductivity

MARCH 1


Kay & Larry Britton, Lockheed Martin: Life After Ross Hall

FEBRUARY 22


Dr. Courtney Willis, UNC Physics: Mechanical Analog Computing in Academic Settings During the 20th Century

FEBRUARY 15


Dr. Ruwang Sung, UNC Physics: Next Generation Solar Cell: Solution-Based PbS Quantum Dots

FEBRUARY 1


Dr. Wendy Adams, UNC Physics: Physics Education Research Project Approaches

JANUARY 18


Dr. Thomas Johnson, CSU: A Plan for Handling Externally Contaminated Livestock


2012

SEPTEMBER 7

Joe Gasteiger & Rachel Bennet, UNC Physics: Undergraduate Research Experience at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

APRIL 27


Connie Willis & Courtney Willis: Up & Away and Down Under

APRIL 20


Dr. Thomas Perkins, JILA, NIST & CU-Boulder: Precision single molecule force spectroscopy with optical traps and atomic force microscopy

APRIL 13


Eric Gregg, UNC Physics: The Physics of Cycling

APRIL 6


Carlos Gallegos, UNC Physics: Using Seismic Waves to Find Oil
Bronson Pausa, UNC Physics: Physics of the Tattoo Machine

MARCH 23


Rachel Bennet, UNC Physics: Building and Testing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Kyle Kingsley, UNC Physics: Gravity Probe B

MARCH 2


Joe Gasteiger, UNC Physics: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Brendan Bandy, UNC Physics: Battery Technology

FEBRUARY 24


Rahul P. Trivedi, CU Boulder: The fascinating world of liquid crystals

FEBRUARY 17


Connor Saller, UNC Physics: Aurora Borealis

FEBRUARY 10


Dr. Robert McLeod, CU Boulder: Optical lithography beyond the Heisenberg limit

JANUARY 27


Prof. Ivan Smalyukh, CU Boulder & NREL (talk delivered by Dr. Bohdan Senyuk): Optical manipulation of colloids, self-assembled structures, and topological defects by use of laser tweezers

JANUARY 20


Rob Shiely, UNC Physics: UNC Robotics: Past, Present, and Future View


2011

APRIL 29


Sommer Rains & Adam Wilson, UNC Physics: Optimized Techniques For Geo-Fencing In Robotics Using Huron’s
Formula and The Cayley-Menger Determinant

APRIL 22


Dr. Dennis Agosta, CSU Physics: A Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy Study of Novel Materials

 

APRIL 8


Jordan Kohnen, UNC Physics: Rocksat-X 2011: UNC's First Re-Entry Experiment
Edgar Gallegos, UNC Physics: Very Small Radio Telescope (VSRT)

APRIL 1


Casey Kuhns, UNC Physics: Swarm Behavior and its Uses in Research
John Arko, UNC Physics: Scanning Electron Microscope Analysis of Gunshot Residue on Fabrics

MARCH 25


Prof. Courtney Willis, UNC Physics: Slipsticks, Sliderules, and Calculating before Calculators
Sean McMillon, UNC Physics: Mind Controlled Artificial Arms

MARCH 11


Connor Saller, UNC Physics: How Matter Defeated AntiMatter

MARCH 4


Hunter Nolen, UNC Physics: Spin Doctors: Examining the Physics behind a Baseball in Flight

FEBRUARY 25


Diego Alcala, UNC Physics: Effects of Altitude on the Thiele-Small Parameters
Maurice Woods III, UNC Physics: A Novel Way to Measure the Distance to an Asteroid

FEBRUARY 18


Dr. Joseph M. Katich, University of Colorado, Boulder: Nuclear Physics at Jefferson Laboratory

FEBRUARY 11


Julian Evans, University of Colorado, Boulder: Colloidal gold nanoparticles - optical properties & their self-assembly in liquid crystals

FEBRUARY 4


Dr. Lora Nugent-Glandorf, NIST, Time & Frequency Division: Optical Frequency Combs: a laser-based tool for trace chemical detection

JANUARY 28


Dr. Jao van de Lagemaat, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Plasmonics in Solar Photoconversion

JANUARY 21


Nick Disparti, Olympus Corporation: Basic Confocal Imaging Applications


2010

APRIL 30


Maurice Woods III, UNC Physics: Volumes of Hyperballs and Areas of Hyperspheres
Rebekah Olson, UNC Physics: The Schlieren Imaging Technique: Examples and the Fourier Optics Analysis


APRIL 23

David Mihulka, UNC Physics: An introduction to the fundamental particles in the Standard Model
Steven Champion, UNC Physics: Thin Film Speakers 

APRIL 9

Rachel Bennet, UNC Physics: Supersonic Splashes
Motoaki Honda, UNC Physics: Engineering of the Katana

APRIL 2

Travis Riggle, UNC Physics: Auto Magic Flight
Rob Shiely, UNC Physics: Effect of the front and rear weight distribution ratio of a Formula car during maximum-speed cornering on a circuit

MARCH 26

Prof. Charles G. Durfee, Physics, Colorado School of Mines: Using Interferometry to look at Nonlinear Laser Beam Dynamics

MARCH 12

Chris Walker, UNC Physics: Optical Tweezers

MARCH 5

Prof. Jack Barbera, UNC Chemistry: Bose-Einstein Condensates: Beginnings & Beyond

FEBRUARY 26

Dr. Matt Semak, UNC Physics: Random Thoughts

FEBRUARY 19

Prof. Jorge Rocca, CSU Physics and Elec. & Comp. Engineering: Compact high repetition rate soft x-ray lasers: a doorway to high intensity coherent soft x-ray science on a table-top

FEBRUARY 12

Prof. Courtney Willis, UNC Physics: Dr. Willis’ Just Sew Stories: The Mechanics and History of the Sewing Machine

FEBRUARY 5

Prof. Jan Chaloupka, UNC Physics: Is the moon there when nobody looks? ~ reality and quantum theory

JANUARY 29

Dr. Mark Siemens, CU - Boulder: Nanoscale thermal and acoustic dynamics probed with soft x-ray light