Invited Speakers


Banquet Speaker

Dr. Norna Robertson
Lead Scientist, LIGO Caltech
Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Title: Ripples Across the Cosmos: The Detection of Gravitational Waves.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Fran Bagenal (Abstract/Bio)
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado – Boulder
Title: NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter:  What is Inside the Giant Planet?

Dr. Brenda Dingus
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Detecting the Highest Energy Photons from Extreme Astrophysical Sources


Dr. Mark Messier
Department of Physics
Indiana University
Title: Next Questions In Neutrino Physics


Dr. Kate Ross
Department of Physics
Colorado State University
Title: Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Magnetism


Dr. Charles Wolgemuth
Departments of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Arizona
Title: Unexpected parallelisms: From swimming bacteria to wound healing and cancer metastasis


Dr. Jun Ye
University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: Precision measurement based on quantum matter

Invited Speakers

Oliver Beckstein
(Arizona State U)
Structure and function of electrogenic sodium/proton antiporter membrane proteins
R. Mark Bradley
(Colorado State U)
Nanoscale Terraced Topographies Produced by Ion Bombardment of Solid Surfaces
David Brain
(U of Colorado-Boulder)
Gone with the (solar) wind: Escape to Space of the Ancient Martian Atmosphere
Shanti Deemyad
(U of Utah)
Many faces of lithium metal under pressure
Eric Gustafson
The Advanced LIGO Detectors and the Detection of Gravitational Waves
Jason Jones
(U of Arizona)
Kyle Leach
(Colorado School of Mines)
Searching for Physics beyond the Standard Model using Super-allowed Beta Decay
Karen Livesey
(U of Colorado-Colorado Springs)
Domain walls in magnetic nanowires
Michael Mooney
(Colorado State U)
Recent Results from MicroBooNE
Vladimio Mujica
(Arizona State U)
Quantum Confinement Effects in Nano-materials
Adam Myers
(U of Wyoming)
Remnant Echoes: Mapping the Cosmos via Large Spectroscopic Surveys
James Nagle
(U of Colorado-Boulder)
Pushing the Limits of Quark-Gluon Plasma Formation
Heinz Nakotte
(New Mexico State U)
Local Structure of Decahedral Gold Nanoparticles
Chris Oates
Optical Atomic Clocks – New Clocks for New Physics
Stephen Russek
High-Speed Low-Energy Superconducting/Magnetic Josephson Junction Neurons and Neural Nets
John Schaibley
(U of Arizona)
Valleytronics with interlayer excitons in MoSe2-WSe2 heterostructures
Sally Seidel
(U of New Mexico)
Particle discoveries at the LHC
Matt Semak
(U of Nothern Colorado)
Doing research with undergraduates in a Bachelors only Physics and Astronomy Department: Challenges and successes
Adele Tamboli
High efficiency III-V/Si tandem photovoltaics
Eric Toberer
(Colorado School of Mines)
Computational and experimental force multipliers for the discovery of new thermoelectric materials
Keith Ulmer
(U of Colorado-Boulder)
Searching for Supersymmetry with Higgs Bosons at the LHC
Michael Ware
(Brigham Young U)
Photon Emission from Large Electron Wave Packets in Strong Laser Fields
Dylan Yost
(Colorado State U.)
Two-photon cooling of atomic hydrogen