Week 
Topic 
Presenter 
Paper Link 
9 Sep 
Physics and Astronomy Research at Wayne State 
Professor Cinabro 
 
16 Sep 
The Phase Diagram of Nuclear Matter 
Professor Llope 
Ultrarelativistic heavyion collisions: exploring the phase diagram of QCD 
23 Sep 
The Proton Radius Puzzle 
Professor Paz 
The Proton Radius Puzzle 
30 Sep 
The Causes and Effects of Nanoscale Membrane Curvature as Revealed
with Super‐Resolution Optical Approaches 
Professor Kelly 
Membrane curvature at a glance
Membrane curvature bends the laws of physics and chemistry
A physicist’s view of the role of lipids in membrane curvature and fission
  
7 Oct 
Force measurement: Molecular motor & Cancer cell migration 
Professor Sakamoto 
Coupling of two nonprocessive myosin 5c dimers enables processive stepping along actin filaments
HighResolution Traction Force Microscopy

14 Oct 
Soft Matter: Research Challenges and Opportunities 
Professor Mukhopadhyay 
Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Entangled Poly(vinyl alcohol) Solutions and Gels
Freezing on a Sphere

21 Oct 
Under Construction: Ideas and Experiments in a new Research Laboratory 
Professor Sklenar 
Frustration by Design
Fieldinduced phase coexistence in an artificial spin ice

28 Oct 
Measuring Susceptibility from MRI 
Professor Norman Cheng 
Limitations of calculating field distributions and magnetic susceptibilities in MRI using a Fourier based method
Magnetic moment quantifications of small spherical objects in MRI
Susceptibility and size quantification of small human veins from an MRI method
A quantitative study of susceptibility and additional frequency shift of three common materials in MRI
Quantifications of in vivo labeled stem cells based on measurements of magnetic moments

4 Nov 
The Computational Microscope of Biomolecules 
Professor Y. M. Huang 
Molecular Dynamics Simulation for All

11 Nov 
Spins and Topology for Quantum Information Applications 
Professor Matos Abiague 
SEMICONDUCTOR SPINTRONICS
Twodimensional van der Waals Materials
The Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Insulators
Topological Quantum Computation
Strange Phenomena in Matter’s Flatlands
Topological Phase Transitions and Topological Phases of Matter

18 Nov 
Probing the hottest
matter ever made 
Professor Majumder 
Hard Probes: After the dust has settled!
The Hot QCD White Paper: Exploring the Phases of QCD at RHIC and the LHC
Jet modification in the next decade: a pedestrian outlook

25 Nov 
Exploring Structures and Dynamics of Complex Systems 
Professor Z. Huang 
Exploring the Complex World of TwoDimensional Ordering with Three Modes
Grain Boundary Structures and Collective Dynamics of Inversion Domains in Binary TwoDimensional Materials
Phase ordering, transformation, and grain growth of twodimensional binary colloidal crystals: A phase field crystal modeling
Nonautonomous dynamics of acute cell injury

2 Dec 
Going with the flow
— the nuclear phase diagram at the
highest temperatures and densities 
Professor Chun Shen 
The iEBEVISHNU code package for relativistic heavyion collisions
Equation of state at finite densities for QCD matter in nuclear collisions
Dynamical initial state model for relativistic heavyion collisions

9 Dec 
1, 2, 3, 4,... We Found the Higgs  But Are There MORE?
Discovery Physics with the CMS Experiment at the LHC

Professor Shah
Professor Karchin

The Higgs and WIMP DM Lamp Posts for New Weak Scale Physics: EFT Perspectives and the NMSSM
Two Higgs Doublets and a Complex Singlet: Disentangling the Decay Topologies and Associated Phenomenology
Supersymmetry and LHC Missing Energy Signals
The Return of the WIMP: Missing Energy Signals and the Galactic Center Excess
Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in the dilepton mass spectra from protonproton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV
TECHNICAL PROPOSAL FOR THE PHASEII UPGRADE OF THE COMPACT MUON SOLENOID
The Phase2 Upgrade of the CMS Muon Detectors
