Events Calendar

2017-2018 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

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

8  Sept. Jay Pasachoff, Williams College
Title:  “Report on the Williams College Eclipse Expedition”
Start of Semester party immediately following in Science Center Quad
15 Sept. Physics Beyond Williams:  Grad School Question/Answer Session
Science Center Quad (weather permitting)
22 Sept. Colin Bruzewicz ’05, MIT Lincoln Labs
Title:  “Quantum-Logic-Assisted Readout in a Mixed-Species Ion Chain”
29 Sept. Kate Follette, Amherst College
Title:  “How to Image Baby Planets”
6 Oct. Kate Jensen, Williams College
Title: “How Sticky Stuff Sticks and Stays Stuck”
20 Oct. Nora Kling, University of Connecticut
Title:  “Ultrafast nuclear motion: Resolving hydrogen migration(s) in time”
27 Oct. Olufolajimi “Jimi” Oke ’10, MIT
Title: “Urban mobility simulation for scenario discovery in globally representative prototypes”
3 Nov. Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College
Title: “Phase inhomogeneity in EuO1-x”
9 Nov.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Sperry Lecture in Geosciences

7pm at the ’62 Center (tickets free but required)

Title: STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

10 Nov. Li Zeng, Harvard
Title:  “Ocean Planets and Water Worlds”
 17 Nov. Patrick Draper, UMass, Amherst
Title:  “Naturalness in the Higgs Era”
1 Dec. Steve Olmschenk, Denison University
Title:  “Quantum Information with Atoms and Light”
8 Dec. Shanhui Fan, Stanford University
Title: “Electromagnetics for energy applications:  harvesting the coldness of the universe”
 11 Dec. Thesis Student Talks
2PM, TPL 205
24 Jan.  Jonathan Horner, University of Southern Queensland (Australia)
Title:  “Rocks from Space!”
Public Astronomy Talk
Wege, 6PM
2 Feb. “All about Research”
Physics and Astronomy Faculty
9 Feb. Gabriel Samach ’15, MIT Lincoln Lab
Title:  “So, you want to build a quantum computer…”
 23 Feb. Chad Topaz, Williams College
Title:  “Topological Data Analysis of Collective Motion”
2 March Seongjun Park and Alex Senko, MIT
Title:  “Optical, Electrical and Magnetic Neural Interfaces”
9 March Kevin Forkey, Williams
Physics Demos:  “Treasures from the Cave of Wonders”
16 March Frederik Brasz ’09, Boston University
Title: “Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: Bubbles, Jets, and Drops”
6 April Darby Dyar, Mt. Holyoke
Title:  “Venus:  Our Misunderstood Sister”
13 April Susannah Dickerson, Draper Laboratory
Title: “Quantum simulation and inertial sensors: Variations on a theme”
 20 April Daniel Grin, Haverford College
Title:  “Axions and the Cosmological Dark Sector”
27 April Marty Baylor, Carleton College
Title: “A Dynamical System Approach to the Cocktail Party Problem: Using Optics Instead of your Brain to Separate Signals”
 4 May Christina Knapp ’13, UC Santa Barbara
Title: “Topological phases and topological quantum computing”
14 May Thesis Student Talks
TPL 205 at 1:00PM


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