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2014

Andrzej Drukier
Biotraces, Inc. Fairfax, VA
Dark Matter Detectors using Nanoscale Explosives
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 • 4:00-5:15pm • Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rms #102/103

Natalia Bruno
Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Displacement of Entanglement Back and Forth between the Micro and Macro Domains
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • 4:00-5:15pm • Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rms #102/103

Tenzing Joshi
UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
A G/NARRLI Effort: Measuring the Ionization Yield of Low-Energy Nuclear Recoils in Liquid Argon
Monday, May 19, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kiestler Conference Rooms #102/103

Jesus Feles Mindan
Technical University of Madrid – UPM
The Use of Simulation to Improve the Economic Viability of New Railway Projects
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #232

Frank Calaprice
Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Solar Neutrinos with BorexinoBased on GPU Technologies
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kiestler Conference Rooms #102/103

Akitaka Ariga
University of Bern
Development of Novel Emulsion Detectors for the AEgIS Experiment and Fast Ttrack Reconstruction Based on GPU Technologies
Friday, March 28, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #102/103

Ian MacLaren
Glasgow University
Determining the Atomic Scale Structure and Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #102/103

Jason Hogan
Stanford University
Fundamental Physics on the Precision Measurement Frontier
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 1:30 - 2:30pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #102/103

Keith Mathieson
Institute of Photonics University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Micron-scale LED Probes for In Vivo Spatiotemporal Optogenetic Activation of Neural Circuits
February 7, 2014, 3:00-3:45pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #102/103

Philip L. Marston
Physics and Astronomy Dept., Washington State University
Acoustical and Optical Radiation Force and Scattering Anomalies
February 5, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #102/103

Hansjoerg Dittus
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Spacecraft as Tools for Modern Experimental Physics
January 16, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #232

Danielle Wuchenich
Centre for Gravitational Physics at Australian National University
Laser interferometry for GRACE Follow-On and next generation satellites
January 15, 2014, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Physics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #232

2013Top of List

Paolo Bosetti
Department of Industrial Engineering Uinversity of Trento, Trento Italy 
Design, Manufacturing, and Performance Verification of a Roberts linkage for Inertial Isolation
November 14, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, PHysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Conference Room #232

Daniel Palanker
Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, and HEPL Stanford University  
Cataract Surgery with 3-D Image-Guided Femtosecond Laser
October 30, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Pnysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103

Pete Klupar
Low Cost Program Director
UCSC supporting NASA Ames Research Center 
Low Cost Space Program
October 2, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Pnysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103

Ethan Brown
Institut fur Kernphysik
University of Munster

Searching for Dark Matter with XENON100 and XENON1T
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:15 - 5:15pm, Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 102 (Map)

Massimo Tinto
Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
California Institute of Technologs
Searching for Gravitational Waves with a Geostationary Interferometer
July 2, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Pnysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103

Robert D. Reasenberg
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Testing the Weak Equivalence Principle on a Sounding Rocket
April 24, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Pnysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103

E.J. Chichilnisky
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
From Physics to Retinal Circuits: A Journey of Technology and Science
April 18, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30am, Pnysics/Astrophysics Bldg, Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103

Marco Pavone
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and
Director, Autonomous Systems Laboratory Stanford University
Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies
April 3, 2013, 4:00 - 5:15pm, Pnysics/Astrophysics Conference Rooms 102/103

Abigail Vieregg
Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics
Exploring the Ultra-High Energy Universe Using Radio Detection Techniques
February 25, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Physics/Astrophysics Rms. 102/103

Gray Rybka
Physics Department, University of Washington
Fundamental Physics at Cellphone Frequencies
February 22, 2013, 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Varian #355

Phil Barbeau
Physics Post Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Neutrino & Dark Matter Coherent Interactions: New Avenues for Precision Measurements
February 19, 2013

Andrey Elagin
LAPPD Collaboration, University of Chicago
The Development of Large-Area MCP-based Picosecond Photo-Detectors
January 30, 2013

2012Top of List

Todd May
Space Launch System (SLS) Program Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA's Space Launch System: Powering the Future of Exploration
November 19, 2012

Paul Berceau
High Magnetic Fields National Laboratory, Toulouse, France
Quantum Vacuum Magnetic Birefringence
November 15, 2012

Alexis Schubert
Physics Department, University of Washington
The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: Searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76 in the presence of backgrounds
November 7, 2012

Michael Savina
Group Leader, Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Stardust Memories: Hands-on Nuclear Astrophysics via Isotopic Studies of Stardust Grains
Monday, July 30, 2012

Emil Mottola
Theoretical Div.
New Horizons in Gravity: Dark Energy and Condensate Stars
Friday, July 20, 2012

Matteo Benedetti
Assistant Professor of Machine Design, University of Trento
Vibration mitigation challenges in modern Extreme Ultraviolet tools for semiconductor Applications
Monday, June 11, 2012

Patrick Naulleau, PhD, Senajith (Seno) Rekawa, Arnaud Allezy, PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Center for X-ray Optics (CXRO)
Vibration mitigation challenges in modern Extreme Ultraviolet tools for semiconductor Applications
Wednesday, May 1, 2012

David Moore
PhD Student, California Institute of Technology
Constraints on low-mass dark matter from CDMS-II and the development of highly-multiplexed next-generation detectors
Monday, March 21, 2012

Armen Gulian
Senior Research Scientist, Chapman University
Superconducting Antenna Concept for Gravitational Wave Radiation
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Robert M. Glaeser
Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Electron Microscopy of Unstained, Hydrated Biological Macromolecules
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2011Top of List

Nicholas Lockerbie
Gravitational Physics, SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) Department of Physics,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland UK

High-precision displacement sensing (foreshadowing the future?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

gor Ostrovskiy
PhD Candidate, Universitiy of Alabama
Status of the Double Chooz experiment and its calibration program
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Laurent Piau
Postdoctoral Fellow, LATMOS
3D simulations of solar surface : from limb to secular models
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ward (Chip) B. Manchester
Research Associate Professor
University of Michigan, Dept of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science
The Coupled Evolution of Electrons and Ions in CME Driven Shocks
Monday, June 27, 2011

Fang Fang
Doctoral Candidate
University of Michigan
Simulation of Flux Emergence and Active Region Formation
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thomas Brunner
Postdoctoral Fellow
TRIUMF— Canada's National Laboratory for Particle & Nuclear Physics

High precision nuclear physics measurements with trapped ions at TITAN
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Markus J. Aschwanden
Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL)
Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics
Wednesday, JUne 1, 2011

Nergis Mavalvala
Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantum Opportunities in Gravitational Wave Detector
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rick Fleeter
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA &
La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

"Microspace: Crossing the Chasm?"
Thursday, April 14, 2011

James Chen
Plasma Physics Division
Naval Research Laboratory

"Physical Relationship Between CME Acceleration and Flare Energy Release"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jan Stenflo
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
and University of Zurich

"Collapsed, uncollapsed, and hidden magnetic flux on the quiet Sun"
March 24, 2011

Brent Ware
California Institute of Technology / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"LISA (as seen from the JPL Interferometry Testbed)"
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Remo Ruffini
Professor of Theoretical Physics
University of Rome, Italy
Where are the Short GRBs?

Monday, January 31, 201

Sylvie Vauclair
Professor of Astrophysics, Universite de Toulouse and
Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France

"Asteroseismology of Exoplanets-host-Stars"
Friday, January 21, 2011

2010Top of List

Jennifer Heldmann
Research Scientist
Division of Space Sciences and Astrobiology,
NASA Ames Research Center

" Latest Science Results from NASA's LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) Mission"
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Robert Braun
NASA Chief Technologist
"Investments in our Future: Exploring Space through Innovation and Technology"
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remo Ruffini
Professor of Theoretical Physics
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

"Black holes in Gamma-Ray Bursts, Binary X-ray sources and Active Galactic Nuclei"
Thursday, August 12, 2010

William C. Danchi
Program Scientist, Astrophysics Division
NASA Headquarters, Washngton DC

"Infrared Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanets: Can we detect Earth-twins on a budget?"
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peter Sturrock
Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics,
Stanford

"OK Science and Not-OK Science: What is the Difference?"
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Seth Putterman
Professor of Physics,
UCLA

"Evidence for Phase Transition in a Sonoluminescing Bubble"
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010

Hilton Lewis
Deputy Director, Keck Observatory,
Mauna Kea, Hawaii

"The Keck Observatory: Leveraging Technology for Discovery"
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010

Saidur Rahaman
Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Los Alamos, NM

"Applications of ion traps to high precision experiments"
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010

Sigrid Close
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford

"From Dust to Asteroids: Impacts on Earth"
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010

Guillaume Pignol
Technische Universität
München, Germany
"Gravitational quantum states of neutrons and search for short range forces"
Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010

Sean Grullon
University of Wisconsin
"Searching for High Energy Diffuse Astrophysical Muon Neutrinos with IceCube"
Wednesda, Mar 10, 2010

Kenneth Jensen
Control Systems Engineer
Makani Power, Inc.

"High-altitude Wind Power"
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Fabio Scardigli
Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics,
(LeCosPA) National Taiwan University, Tapei

"Uncertainty Relation and Micro Black Holes in a Planck Scale Lattice Universe"
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010

Deborah K. Scherrer
Solar Center, Solar Observatories Group,
HEPL

"From Casablanca to Juvenile Hall"
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2009Top of List

Peter Schury
Lecturer, Tsukuba University,
Ibaraki, Japan

"Precision Mass Measurements of Radioactive Isotopes"
Friday, December 11, 2009

Lee Lindblom
Theoretical Astrophysics,
Caltech

"Calculating Accurate Waveforms for LIGO and LISA Data Analysis"
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Remo Ruffini
Professor of Theoretical Physics
University of Rome, Italy,
"Fundamental Physics from Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Gamma-Ray Bursts"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Michael Heifetz
Senior Research Scientist, Gravity Probe B, Stanford
Gravity Probe B
Stanford
"The Gravity Probe B Experiment: Data Analysis Journey"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
View Seminar Presentation Slides

Daniel Brandt
Research Associate in Cryogenics and Space Instrumentation
Space Research Centre,
University of Leicester, UK
"Heavy photons, gravitons and superconductivity"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alex Silbergleit
Senior Research Scientist, Gravity Probe B, Stanford
Gravity Probe B
Stanford
"Polhode Motion, Trapped Flux, and the GP-B Science Data Analysis"
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
View Seminar Presentation Slides

Mac Keiser
Co-Investigator & Chief Scientist
Gravity Probe B
Stanford
"Resonance and Misalignment Torques and Their Treatment in the GP-B Data Analysis"
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
View Seminar Presentation Slides

Sasha Buchman
Co-Investigator
Gravity Probe B
Stanford
" Effects of Patch Potentials on the GP-B Performance: Results and Lessons Learned"
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
View Seminar Presentation Slides

Barry Muhlfelder
Co-Investigator & Program Manager
Gravity Probe B
Stanford University
"Gravity Probe B Data Analysis Seminar Series Overview"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
View Seminar Presentation Slides

Damir Buskulic
Université de Savoie
Member of the Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP)
"Status of the LIGO-Virgo experiments and data analysis techniques for interferometric gravitational wave detectors"
Thursday, March 19 , 2009

Ke-Xun Sun
Senior Research Scientist
Stanford
"Modular Gravitational Reference Sensor (MGRS): Conception and Technologies"
Wednesday, March 11 , 2009

Andrew Kalman
Director of the Space & Sytems Development Lab
Stanford Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
"CubeSats -- Research's Low-Cost Access to Space "
Wednesday, February 18 , 2009

Seiji Kawamura
DECIGO and TAMA Projects
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
"The Japanese Gravitational Wave Antenna: DECIGO"
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rick Fleeter
Professor at Brown University
Founder of AeroAstro, Inc.
"The Search for Extraterrestrial Reliability, Or,
Is Reliability Engineering Engineering?"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2008Top of List

A. M. Cruise
Professor of Astrophysics and Space Research
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
"The Prospects for Very High Frequency Gravitational Wave Detection"
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Ivanka Pelivan
ZARM
"High Performance Simulation of Satellite Dynamics - Application and
Verification with Gravity Probe B"

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Ho Jung Paik
Department of Physics, University of Maryland
"Probing Extra Dimensions and the Axion with a Superconducting Accelerometer"
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Robert L. Byer
Department of Applied Physics
"The Science and Technology of Gravitational Wave Detection in Space"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

David F. Bartlett
Department of Physics, University of Colorado
“Contour Map for the Gravitational Potential of the Milky Way”
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Francis Everitt
W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
"The Gravity Probe B Test of Einstein: The Engineering of a Physics Experiment in Space & the Role of Students in it"
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

John Anderson, PhD
Professional astronomer and NASA Co-Investigator
"Anomalistic Solar-System Dynamics"
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Daniel Hagedorn and Frank Löffler
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Braunschweig and Berlin, Germany
“Manufacturing Test Masses for the Evaluation of the Equivalence Principle”
Monday, 5 May 2008

Bob Kline-Schoder, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer and Vice President from Creare Inc., Hanover, NH
“Resuscitating the Hubble Space Telescope With a Cryogenic Refrigerator”
Odile Clavier, Ph.D.
Engineer from Creare Inc., Hanover, NH
“Hearing Assessment System for Space Station Astronauts and Other Research in Human Hearing”
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Martin Tajmar, MSS
Head of Space Propulsion & Advanced Concepts
Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC
“LISA Thrusters and the Search for Frame Dragging at Low Temperatures at ARC”
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Stefan Funk
Assistant Professor, Physics, Stanford University and SLAC
“Gamma-ray astronomy: Status and Future Directions”
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Joerg Wagner
University of Stuttgart
“The Origin of the Modern Gyroscope: Bohnenberger's Machine and the Scientific Work of its Inventor”
January 16, 2008

2007Top of List

Bob Bingham
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
“Probing Quantum Gravity Using Matter”
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Richard N. Boyd
Science Director, National Ignition Facility
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“Creating a Star in the Laboratory: the National Ignition Facility”
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Domenico Gerardi
Visiting researcher, Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
PhD candidate, University of Stuttgart and Science Missions & Systems EADS Astrium
“Achieving disturbance reduction for future drag-free missions. ”
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fabio Scardigli
Department of Physics, University of Milano, Italy
"The Equivalence Principle, the Uncertainty Principle and Some Fundamental Physics Questions"
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Daniel Lebach
Astrophysicist
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“Seeing spots: a report on optical and very-long-baseline radio interferometry
observations of IM Pegasi, the guide star for the Gravity Probe B mission. ”

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Gregory P. Crawford, Dean of Engineering and Professor of Engineering & Physics
Brown University, Division of Engineering
In Vivo Spectroscopy for Blood Analyte Monitoring
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Francis Everitt
W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
“Maxwell at 175 ”
Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Paul Brink
Department of Physics, Stanford University speaking for the (Super)CDMS collaboration
“Present status and future plans of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)”
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Alfred Vogel
Institute of Biomedical Optics University of Lübeck, Germany
“New findings on plasma and cavity generation in aqueous media with fs and ns laser pulses, and their applications in cell surgery"
Thursday, January 25, 2007

2006Top of List

Dan McCleese
Chief Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
“Recent Results and Future Direction of the Exploration of Mars"
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ned Wright
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
What's New in Cosmology?

Thursday 9 March 2006

Peter Michelson
Stanford University
GLAST: The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Mission
Seminar and Tour

Thursday 16 Feb 2006

Robert L. Byer
Stanford University
"Acceleration of Electrons with Visible Light"

Wednesday 1 Feb 2006

2005Top of List

Emeline Guiu
Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA)
The MICROSCOPE Mission and In-Flight Calibration
Emeline Guiu, Danya Hudson

Wed 7 Dec 2005

Nicholas White
Chief, Laboratory for High Astrophysics NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
“The NASA Beyond Einstein Program”

Wed 5 Oct 2005

Ulrich Schreiber, Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, TU-München
“High Precision Sagnac Interferometry for Applications in Geoscience ”
Thursday, September 8, 2005

Christopher D. Bass, Indiana University / IUCF, “Measurement of the Parity-Odd Neutron Spin Rotation in Liquid-4He”
Monday, August 22, 2005

Anne Kinney, Director, Universe Division in the Science Mission Directorate, NASA, "Blue Planets, Black Holes"
Wednesday, 20 July 2005
William Tobin, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, "Foucault's Gyroscope of 1852"
Friday, 8 April 2005

Rex Geveden, NASA Chief Engineer, Independent Technical Authority
7 April 2005

Shooting the Moon: Probing Fundamental Gravity in the Solar System
Tom Murphy, UC San Diego 3 March 2005

The GRACE Mission: Status and Science Results John Ries, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, 14 February 2005.

Hubble Robotic Servicing - Recent Engineering Development, Bill Reeve
Civil Space Director of Advanced Science Programs, Lockheed Martin, 26 January 2005.

2004Top of List

Interferometry for LISA, Daniel Shaddock, PhD, Interferometry Metrology and Optics Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 17 November 2004.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), Steve Kahn, Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 27 October 2004.

HEPL-KIPAC Showcase. 29 September 2004. Agenda