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 The FY 2017 CNLS Colloquium series is in progress and CNLS is scheduling speakers for this fiscal year (2017) and next. The organizing committee includes Angel Garcia (CNLS), Youfang Cao (T-6), Amanda Neukirch (T-1), Jeffrey Hyman (EES-16), and Harsha Nagarajan (A-1). We host speakers who are outstanding scientists with a broad vision of their field and capable of delivering a comprehensive lecture addressing an audience with multi-disciplinary scientific interests; both experimentalists and theoreticians. Selected speakers will dedicate some amount of their time during the visit (including a postdoc lunch) for meeting with CNLS postdocs and affiliated staff scientists. The research interests of the nominee will cover, but will not be limited to, the fields of particular CNLS activity such as statistical physics and complex systems, fluid dynamics, optics and spectroscopy, condensed matter, chemical physics, biological physics, and applied math.

If you have a nomination for a speaker, please contact the committee via email at cnls_colloq@lanl.gov.

Guidelines for CNLS Colloquium
The CNLS Colloquium series is designed to engage a diverse set of student, postdoctoral and staff scientists with quite different backgrounds including physics, chemistry, biology, applied mathematics, and information theory. This audience is broader than what one would expect for a departmental colloquium at a university. Speakers need to communicate the importance of their work and its basic foundations in a language accessible at a general advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student level. Speakers should not assume that because CNLS has historically been interested in a particular topic, e.g., solitons or nonlinear dynamics, that the audience will be experts in that topic - CNLS research areas are continually changing and CNLS postdocs come from very different backgrounds. These guidelines do not preclude a more technical core to the talk for the more knowledgeable members of the audience but a clear 10-15 minute introduction and a 5 minute summary of the main results of the research should be included as part of a CNLS colloquium.

All colloquium are held on Monday at 3:00-4:00pm.

Host Guidelines

Upcoming CNLS Colloquia - Next 26 Weeks
Date
Speaker
Affiliation
Title
Host
April 27th, 2017Tapio Ala-NissilaAalto University, Finland, and Loughborough University, UK Non-Markovian Effects, Quantum Jumps and Fluctuation Relations in Driven Quantum Systems Avadh Saxena
May 1st, 2017Bryce MeredigCitrine Informatics Democratizing large-scale data and machine learning in materials research Turab Lookman
May 8th, 2017Debashish ChowdhuryIIT Kanpur Stochastic kinetics of molecular motors: a statistical physics perspective Avadh Saxena
May 15th, 2017Eric MjolsnessUniversity of California, Irvine Towards AI and ML Methods for Automating Computational Science Aric Hagberg
May 22nd, 2017 Available to be scheduled
May 29th, 2017 No Colloquium
June 5th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
June 12th, 2017Martin MüllerUniversité de Lorraine Membranes and bio-polymers in confinement Christoph Junghans
June 19th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
June 26th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
July 3rd, 2017 Available to be scheduled
July 10th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
July 17th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
July 24th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
July 31st, 2017 Available to be scheduled
August 7th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
August 14th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
August 21st, 2017 Available to be scheduled
August 28th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
September 4th, 2017 No Colloquium
September 11th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
September 18th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
September 25th, 2017 Available to be scheduled
October 2nd, 2017 Available to be scheduled
October 9th, 2017 No Colloquium
October 16th, 2017 Available to be scheduled

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