Events Calendar

2015-2016 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place at 2:30 p.m. in Thompson Physical Laboratory 205.

 18 Sept. Physics and Astronomy faculty
Title:  “All about Graduate School”
Student Common Room, TPL 104
 25 Sept. Miles Blencowe, Dartmouth College
Title:  “Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime”
 2 Oct. Michael Person, MIT
Title:  “The Atmosphere of Pluto from Occultation Studies”
 9 Oct. Elizabeth Petrik, Harvard
Title: “The Search for the Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron”
23 Oct. Dr. Swati Singh, ITAMP, Harvard
Title:  “Coupling single quantum systems to spin baths”
6 Nov. Computer Science Colloquium
Fred Strauch, Williams College
Title:  ” A bit about qubits:  quo vadis quantum computer?”
2:30pm, TCL 202
13 Nov. Gordon Jones ’89, Hamilton College
Title:  “Fundamental Physics with Decaying Neutrons”
20 Nov. Duane Lee ’01, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Title: “Understanding the Nature of Chemical Abundance Ratio Distributions (CARDs) in Galactic Components and Dwarf Galaxies”
 5 Feb. Physics and Astronomy Faculty
“All About Research”
12 Feb. Scott Tenenbaum, SUNY Polytechnic Inst.
Title: “sxRNA:  A Trans-Regulated, miRNA Activated, Switch Technology”
26 Feb. Matthew Evans, MIT Physics Department
Title:  “Gravitational Wave Detection with LIGO”
4 March Craig Martin, UMass, Amherst
Title:  “Development of a Model System to Study the Co-transcriptional Folding of Large Structured RNAs in Biology and in Biotechnology”
11 March Michael Goldman, Harvard University
Title:  “Nature’s Own Trapped Atom:  Coherent Control of Atom-Like Defects in Diamond
8 April All Science Event with Douglas Hofstadter, sponsored by Computer Science
Title:  “A Tale of Luck and of Pluck:  The Fortuitous Discovery, Forty-two Years Ago, of the Hofstadter Butterfly”
2:30PM, Wege Auditorium
15 April
22 April Robin Blume-Kohout, Sandia National Laboratory
Title: “Quantum computing and the War on Noise”
29 April Jonathan Petruccelli, SUNY Albany
Title:  “Computational Phase Imaging”
 6 May Reina Maruyama, Yale University
Title:  “DM-Ice 17 Dark Matter Experiment at the South Pole”
11 June Physics & Astronomy Alumni Reception
2:15 – 3:15 PM, David Park Teaching Laboratory, TPL 215

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