Physics Fest March 14, 2014  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Friday, 3/14 8:30 AM to Friday, 3/14 5:30 PM
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  • Host: Varelas (Chair), Klie, Yee
  • Campus Address: SES 2214
Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – High Bay Conference Room SES 2620

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:20 am (Chair: Nikos Varelas)
09:00 am Dave Hofman  Welcome & Physics Department News
09:20 am Inga Bucinskaite The Cell Membrane's Structure - Where do we stand?Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Z(ll)H(bb-bar) Channel using Jet Substructure
09:40 am Chris Buurma
Stacking Faults and Lamellar Twins with Intrinsic Point Defects in poly-CdTe Analyzed by DFT
10:00 am Dongho Moon
Quarkonia Measurements in Heavy-Ion Collisions 

10:30 am COFFEE – SES 2620

Session 2: 10:50 am – 12:10 pm (Chair: Robert Klie)

10:50 am Anjum Ansari
Random Searches in Biology: the Ubiquitous 'Needle-in-a-Haystack' Problem
11:10 am John Van Dyke
Unconventional Superconductivity in CeCoIn5
11:30 am Richard Dejonghe
Exploiting Paradox: Contradiction as a Quantum Logical Resource
11:50 am Fanny Rodolakis
Fermi Surface Collapse, Gap, Coherence: an ARPES Study of the Hybridization in the Heavy Fermion Compound Ce2RhIn8

12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH – SES 2620

Session 3: 1:30 – 2:50 pm (Chair: Ho-Ung Yee)

1:30 pm George Crabtree 
Energy at UIC
1:50 pm Natalie Krzyzanowski
The Cell Membrane's Structure - Where do we stand?
2:10 pm David Mesterhazy
Physics at all scales - From Ultracold Atoms to Extreme States of Matter in QCD
2:30 pm Canhui Wang
Biocompatible Graphene Liquid Cells for Atomic Resolution Study of the Structure and Activity of Biomolecules

3:00 pm COFFEE – SES 2620

Session 4: 3:20 – 5:00 pm (Chair: Robert Klie)

3:20 pm Srini Krishnamurthi
Research at Microphysics Laboratory
3:40 pm Yoga Velmurugu
Dynamics of DNA Damage Recognition by a DNA Repair Protein
4:00 pm Paul Turner
Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model in tt-bar Resonances Decaying to Semileptonic Final States
4:20 pm Ben Rickman
Challenges Faced with Ultrashort Electron Pulses in UTEM

4:40 pm John McCorkindale
Ultraviolet Channeling Dynamics in Gaseous Media for X – Ray Production

5:15 pm PIZZA – SES 2214