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Physics and Astronomy

Department Colloquia Spring 2014

Chem-Phys 155
Fridays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments are served in Chem-Phys 179 at 3:15 PM

Colloquia distinguished by a shift in time or place are indicated by an *. Please see the accompanying links for details.

Some links may not be active until the week of the talk.

January 17
Dr. Nick Scoville
Caltech
ALMA Observations of Galaxy Evolution and Nuclear Activity
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Isaac Shlosman

January 24
Dr. Bogdan Dobrescu
FNAL
Hidden interactions of quarks
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

January 31
Dr. Piers Coleman
Rutgers University
Spinors, Strings and Superconductors: Challenges of a new era in Condensed Matter Physics
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

February 7
Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte
University of Texas Austin
Skyrmions and their dynamics – “Banana kicks in magnetism”
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Lance Delong

February 14
Dr. Stephan Schlamminger
NIST
Measurement of the Planck Constant and the Revision of the SI
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

February 21
Dr. Rachel Somerville
Rutgers University
The Galactic Ecosystem: Connecting internal structure with formation history
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Dale Kocevski

February 28
Andrea Pocar
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Studying Neutrino Mass with the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO)
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Steve Yates

March 7
Dr. David Armstrong
College of William and Mary
The Proton's Weak Charge
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Tim Gorringe

March 14
Dr. Laurie McNeil
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Organic Semiconductors: Bright Future for Old Materials
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

March 21
No Colloquium (Spring Break)


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March 28
Dr. Peter Graham
SLAC
New Ideas for Axion Dark Matter Detection
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

April 4
Dr. Yong-Baek Kim
University of Toronto
Topological Phases in Correlated Materials
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

April 11
Dr. Geoff Greene
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Neutron Lifetime, or, Beta Decay, the Big Bang, and the Left-Handed Universe
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Susan Gardner

April 18
Dr. Juan Maldacena
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
TBA
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Al Shapere

April 25
Dr. Rajan Gupta
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Designing energy and climate security in different regions of the world
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Keh-Fei Liu

 

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