Western Kentucky University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Colloquia Schedule

Spring 2024 Semester

2024‑01‑22

Dr. Ivan Novikov

"Syllabus and MFT Physics"

2024‑01‑29

Dr. Paul Baity

"The Design of Superconducting Quantum Devices: From Fundamental Operation to Model-Informed Optimization"Brookhaven National Laboratory,

2024‑02‑05

Dr. Ivan Novikov

"MFT Physics Exam", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University

2024‑02‑12

Dr. Scott Bonham

"Teaching Scientific Argumentation for the Future of Society", Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University

2024‑02‑19

Dr. Austin Reid

"Measure. Print. Enhance. Magnetic Fields in the neutron Electric Dipole Momen.", Department of Physics, Tennessee Tech University

2024‑02‑26

Dr. Danielle Gurgew

"Thin Film Coatings for X-ray Optics: Bringing the High-Energy Universe into Focus", Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

2024‑03‑04

Dr. Michael Litos

"Miniaturizing Particle Accelerators with the Power of Plasma", Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

2024‑03‑11

Dr. Katherine Davis

"Lights, Camera, Action: Developing Time-Resolved Methods to Study Metalloenzymes ", Department of Chemistry , Emory University

2024‑03‑25

Daniel Everding

"Study of Faculty Instructors in Undergraduate Classroom and Planetarium Learning Environments"

2024‑04‑01

Dr. Nihan Pol

"A new window into the gravitational wave universe", NANOGrav, Oregon State University

2024‑04‑08

"No colloquium"

2024‑04‑15

Dr. Kristine Palmieri

"Running the Observatory by Women Power: A New History Yerkes Observatory, 19001930", Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago

2024‑04‑22

WKU Undegraduate Students

"MFT Physics Exam", 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 KTH 2038. Coffee and snacks are available beginning at 3:30.