Western Kentucky University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Colloquia Schedule

Spring 2019 Semester

2019‑01‑28

Dr. Swagato Banerjee

"Beyond the discovery of the Higgs Boson", Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville

2019‑02‑04

Dr. Serban Smadici

"Ultrafast magnetism and thermal transport in nanostructures", University of Louisville, Department of Physics and Astronomy

2019‑02‑11

Dr. Andrea George

"Physics and Sustainability Go Together Like Peas and Carrots", Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), Vanderbilt University

2019‑02‑18

Physics Majors

"Preparation to the MFT Physics test", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University

2019‑02‑25

Physics Majors

"Preparation to the MFT Physics test", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University

2019‑03‑04

Spring Break

"Spring Break"

2019‑03‑11

Dr. Mats Selen

"Reforming Intro Physics Labs to Focus on Innovation, Creativity, and Scientific Skills", Department of Physics, University of Illinois

2019‑03‑18

Dr. Brian Holmes

"The Physics of Brass Musical Instruments", Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University

2019‑03‑25

Physics Majors

"MFT Test (2 hours)", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University

2019‑04‑01

Dr. Mary Kidd

"First Limit on Neutrinoless Quadruple Beta Decay of 150Nd to the 0+1 state of 150Gd and Why We Care….", Department of Pysics, Tennessee Technological University

2019‑04‑08

Dr. Emily Smith

"Transforming labs to engage students in critical thinking", Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University

2019‑04‑15

Paul Justice

"Developing robust sequences of clicker questions using evidence-based learning strategies to teach quantum mechanics", Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh

2019‑04‑22

MS HSS Students

"MS HSS Graduate Students Presentations", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University


The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts colloquia on a regular basis during the academic year.  The colloquia are typically held on Monday afternoons at 4:00 in EST 260. Coffee and snacks are available beginning at 3:30.