Colloquium with A. Parsegian


The colloquia are held every other Friday according to the posted schedule from 3:30 to 4:30 in Miller Nichols Learning Center, Room 451. Please join us at prior to the presentation starting at 3:15 for coffee, cookies, and conversation.

The UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts the university’s longest running colloquium series. Part of what has led to such a long and successful tenure is the diversity of the speakers and the wide array of fields that they come from, including those beyond the traditional boundaries of physics and astronomy. Additionally, the hosted speakers are invited to present a talk on any topic of their interest, not necessarily just their most recent or active area of research. The openness to content, diverse fields of study, and set of perspectives from academia, government labs, and industry has maintained the popularity of the series throughout the years.

Our schedule for the Fall 2019 semester is as follows:

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Sept. 20 Prof. Se Kwon Kim University of Missouri – Columbia Unconventional Spin Transport in Quantum Materials Da-Ming Zhu
Nov. 01 Prof. Bharat Ratra Kansas State University The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, And Einstein’s Cosmological Constant, or Why Jim Peebles was Awarded Half of the 2019 Physics Prize Brodwin
Nov. 15 Prof. Bernard Feldman University of Missouri – Saint Louis Of Mice, Rats and Men: Cell Phones and Cancer Rulis

Our schedule for the Fall 2018 semester is as follows:

Date Speaker Institution Title Host
Aug. 24 Physics & Astronomy Faculty UMKC 2018-2019 Departmental Welcome Session for all Physics and Astronomy Students Brodwin, Rulis
Sept. 07 Dr. Jonelle Walsh Texas A&M Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Brodwin
Sept. 21 Dr. Gurtina Besla University of Arizona The Dynamic of the Local Group in the Era of Precision Astrometry Brodwin
Oct. 05 Dr. Jie Tang NIMS Japan & Univ. of Tsukuba Graphene Supercapacitors Zhu
Nov. 02 Prof. Hartwin Peelaers University of Kansas Optical Properties of Transparent Conducting Oxides Rulis
Nov. 16 Prof. Surojit Gupta University of North Dakota A Review of Collaborative Materials Research at the University of North Dakota Ching