Physics colloquium-“Multi-Messenger Astronomy & Astrophysics”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Frederic Sarazin Colorado School of Mines, Physics Department Abstract: Most of what we know from our Universe comes from the detection of electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves to high-energy gamma-rays. There are other cosmic messengers however. For decades, we have measured cosmic-rays and neutrinos originating from outside our atmosphere, even though source identification through cosmic-ray […]

Physics colloquium-“Resistance is Futile: High Temperature and Topological Superconductivity”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Daniel Dessau University of Colorado Boulder, Physics Department Abstract: Superconductivity, or a true zero-resistance state, is known to originate from the creation of Cooper pairs of electrons that can condense into a phase-coherent macroscopic quantum state. The physics behind the creation of this state as well as the new physics this state can enable are […]

Quantitative Biosciences and Bioengineering Seminar: Insights from Using High Structure Course Design in Biology and Engineering Courses

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Seminar Title: "Insights from Using High Structure Course Design in Biology and Engineering Courses" by Justin Shaffer, PhD ABSTRACT: High structure course design involves aligning the achievement of student outcomes through pre-class content acquisition assignments, in-class active learning exercises, and after-class review assignments. This model of course design can be adapted for any subject and has […]

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Physics colloquium-“Quantum Magnetism”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Kate Ross Colorado State University, Department of Physics Abstract: When interactions are strong between spins on a lattice, complex many-body collective effects can occur.  With low spin values like S=1/2, quantum mechanical effects can play a qualitative and quantitative role in determining these collective behaviors.  Entanglement and strong quantum fluctuations can completely change the nature […]

Physics colloquium-“Why Traditional Labs Fail (and What to do About It)”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Natasha Holmes Cornell University, The Department of Physics Abstract: When you ask physicists to reflect on their intro labs, responses include “boring”, “forgettable”, or “cookbook.” What is so wrong with the traditional lab? In this talk, we’ll discuss research that helps illuminate the problems with traditional labs and the impacts on students. We’ll then move […]

Physics Colloquium: Career Round Table

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Join the physics department for an interactive panel discussion with physics alumni as they answer audience questions and provide first-hand practical advice on careers in industry, national labs, and education. […]

Physics Colloquium: ‘From Protoplanetary Disks to Exoplanets: Planets from Infancy to Maturity’

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Hannah Jang-Condell University of Wyoming Abstract:  Exoplanets have been discovered in orbits as close as 0.05 AU, and as distant as hundreds of AU.  Hence, exoplanets are a hot topic, and they are also pretty cool.  Because these systems are so different from our own Solar System, they challenge conventional ideas of how planets form. […]

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CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Physics Colloquium: ‘Resonant Thermal Transport: A New Route to Efficient Thermoelectric Energy Conversion’

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Mahmoud Hussein University of Colorado, Boulder, Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Abstract: Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electricity or vice versa through a solid-state process. For the conversion efficiency to be competitive with fluid-based technologies, a thermoelectric material must be a good insulator of heat while, simultaneously, exhibit good electrical properties‒a combination that is hard […]

Physics Colloquium: Nobel Prize in Physics Day

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Come join the Mines Physics Department for refreshments and appetizers as we celebrate the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. There will be a brief overview of the new prize and prize winner(s), opportunities to learn about previous Nobel Prizes in Physics, and plenty of time for one-on-one conversations with scientists in the […]

Physics Colloquium – “Precise Atomic Mass Measurements for Nuclear and Neutrino Physics”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Lecture Matthew Redshaw Central Michigan University Abstract: The mass of an atom is one of its most fundamental properties, representing the sum of the masses of all the protons, neutrons and electrons that it is made of and, through Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2, the energy required to […]

Physics Colloquium-“Discussion and Demonstration of Innovative Low-Cost Technology for Environmental Monitoring”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Paul Kucera University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), COMET Program Abstract: Accurate and reliable real-time monitoring and dissemination of observations of atmospheric and hydrologic conditions in general is critical for a variety of research and decision support applications.  Combined precipitation and stream gauge observations provide information about the hydrological cycle in a basin and are critical […]

Physics Colloquium – “Physical Oceanography for Coral Reef Conservation”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Joanie Kleypas and Scott Bachman National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Climate & Global Dynamics Abstract:  Coral reefs are one of the most important marine ecosystems, both ecologically and economically.  Unfortunately, this ecosystem has already suffered major declines, and with continued climate change more than 90% of coral reefs will be lost by the year […]

Physics colloquium-“Solid State Cooling and Power Generation-Transitioning From Mechanical Engines to Electronic Materials”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Eric Toberer Colorado School of Mines, Department of Physics Abstract:  The transition from bulky vacuum tubes to solid state transistors in the 1960s heralded the dawn of the information age.   In contrast, we have yet to experience a similar revolution in our ability to control heat.  Today, electricity is primarily produced via mechanical heat engines […]

Physics Colloquium: Hazardous Waste Generator Training

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

CSM Environmental Health & Safety Department All campus personnel who procure regulated materials or who generate regulated chemical waste must attend this training on an annual basis. Registration will be onsite. CoorsTek 140

Leading Conversations about Diversity and Difference

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Would you like to feel more confident when leading dialogue that promotes inclusion? The Diversity, Inclusion & Access and CASA teams invites you to this important summer training. A 45 minute session facilitated by Dr. Amy Landis will follow, allowing you to discuss and practice what you learned in the webinar. Webinar description as provided […]

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PhysicsFest: “Into the Summer”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

-Undergraduate Senior Design and graduate student poster session -Graduating senior award announcements -Club award announcements   CoorsTek lobby, 1523 Illinois Street, Golden  

Visiting speaker, “Facilitating Thinking and Learning in and Beyond the Physics Classrooms Using Evidence-Based Approaches”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Chadralekha Singh University of Pittsburgh Abstract:  I will discuss, using my research in physics education, how research can be used as a guide to develop curricula and pedagogies to reduce student difficulties. My research has focused on improving student understanding of introductory and advanced concepts, for example, in learning quantum mechanics.  We are developing research-based learning tools such as tutorials […]

ADAPT Expo & Annual Public Meeting

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) expo is designed to allow companies to showcase their work in additive manufacturing, interact with other leading companies, learn how ADAPT can help them optimize for additive and connect with top-tier Mines graduate and undergraduate students with additive manufacturing skills and experience. The ADAPT Optimize […]

Economics and Business Graduation Celebration

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

All Economics & Business students and graduates are invited to attend our graduation celebration. If you're graduating, feel free to bring your family. We want to celebrate you and all your accomplishments.

PhysicsFest – Happy Holidays!!

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Physics majors, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to the First PhysicsFest! Food and drink Research poster session Student clubs Physics tracks Meet the Department Head Over-21 Corner Graduating Senior Awards CoorsTek Atrium

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Hennebach Program: Devising Original Theatre Pieces

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Hennebach Program Presents: Devising Original Theatre Pieces  by Wyckham Avery In this weekend-long workshop, students will work in large and small groups to create a variety of performances that invite the audience to play along. We will explore ensemble devising, improvisation, and audience interaction ending in a sharing of final projects for an invited audience. […]

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Careers in High Tech and Computing

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Engineers and recruiters from C-MAPP companies will talk about: Their company/organization information, a brief overview Let students know the types of jobs and career paths at each company Tips on what makes a candidate stand out (resumes, interviews, etc.) Students will have the chance to network with the speakers afterwards Companies represented: Chevron, FAST Enterprises, […]

Special Physics colloquium: “Optical Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy of Solids”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Christopher Smallwood University of Michigan Abstract:  Optically active materials are ubiquitous in the modern world. Laser diodes, televisions, and automobile headlights alike rely on the efficient conversion of electrical energy into light. Solar panels and photodetectors rely on the efficient conversion of light into electricity. Recently, there has been much interest from both a technological […]

Lab Safety Seminar for Undergraduate Students

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Calling All undergraduate researchers! Do you work in a research lab? Do you handle chemicals? Are you thinking about getting started with research? Join Environmental Health & Safety to learn about basic lab safety including proper lab attire and hazard communication. Be safety smart from the start!

Special Physics Colloquium: “Resistance is Not Futile: Pinning Down Elusive Vortices in Superconductors”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Serena Eley Los Alamos National Laboratory, Condensed Matter and Magnet Science Abstract:  Though superconductors are revered for their ability to carry dissipation-free supercurrents below a material-dependent critical current (Jc), the seemingly inconspicuous action of vortices can introduce dissipation even for currents well below Jc. In type II superconductors (including high-Tc cuprates, iron-based superconductors, and MgB2) […]

Special Physics talk: “Shaping the Quantum Dynamics of Single Spins in Diamond”

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering 1523 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brian Zhou University of Chicago, Institute for Molecular Engineering Abstract:  Remarkable progress in the control of atomic-scale systems has confirmed the quantum foundation of our world, as well as inspired new opportunities for technological innovation. Due to its spin-photon interface, the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond – a single electron spin at an atomic defect […]