Events Calendar

2018-2019 Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

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

7  Sept.  “Field Day/Welcome Back Party”
14 Sept. Brian Keating, UC San Diego
Title: “Fundamental Physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background”
14 Sept. Brian Keating, UC San Diego
Title: “Losing the Nobel Prize: A Cosmic Memoir”
Public Lecture in Wege at 8:00PM
21 Sept. Sara Hashmi, Yale
Title: “Nanoscale Properties Control Bulk Dynamics”
27 Sept.

Alan Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto

“Quantum Computing: Today and Tomorrow” at 4:30pm (Wege Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg)

28 Sept. Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico
Title: “Breaking Heisenberg:  Controlling the Quantum World”
5 Oct.  “Physics After Williams”
12 Oct.
18 Oct. Marek Demianski, University of Warsaw and Williams College
Sigma Xi Fall Lecture Series
“Gravitational Waves:  A New Window on the Universe”
Wege Auditorium, 4:15PM
19 Oct. Marek Demianski, University of Warsaw and Williams College
Sigma Xi Fall Lecture Series
“Gravitational Waves:  A New Window on the Universe”
Wege Auditorium, 4:15PM
19 Oct. Crystal Noel, UC Berkeley
Title:  “Ion Traps for Quantum Computing”
26 Oct. Seth Fraden, Brandeis
Title: Engineering reaction–diffusion networks
with properties of neural tissue”
2 Nov. Michael Murrell, Yale
Title: “Work and Dissipation in the Cell Cytoskeleton”
2 Nov. Marcia Bartusiak, MIT Science Writer
Title:  “Dispatches from Planet 3”
TPL 205 at 4PM
9 Nov. Michael Littman, Princeton
Title: “Digital design, analysis, and manufacturing for the 21st
century:  powerful new tools for discovery, design, and
education”
15 Nov. Marcelo Terra Cunha, University of Campinas, Brazil
Title: “A simple proof of quantum contextuality”
4:15 PM, TPL 205
16 Nov. John Hearnshaw, Canterbury U, New Zealand
Title:  “Angelo Secchi and his contemporaries:  the dawn of
stellar spectroscopy and spectral classification”
30 Nov. Jenny Ross, UMass Amherst
Title: “Self-Organized Cellular Structures”
10 Dec. “Thesis Student Talks”
2PM, TPL 205
1 Feb. Physics and Astronomy Faculty
“All About Research”
8 Feb. Jared Strait ’07, NIST
Title: “How a Simple Metal Feels Radiation Pressure:
Apparently, Not So Simply”
15 Feb. Winter Carnival
22 Feb. Thomas Weinacht, Stony Brook
Title:  “Time Resolved Spectroscopy of Molecular Dynamics”
1 March Nathan Schine, University of Chicago
Title:  “Cold Topological Atoms”
8 March
5 April Samantha Weiss, MIT Lincoln Lab
Title:  “The Mathematics of River Meandering”
12 April Moumita Das, RIT
Title:  “Physics of Cells and Tissues”
19 April Kimberly Ward-Duong, Amherst College
Title:  “Birth and early evolution of low mass stars”
26 April Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester
Title:  “Nanoscale and integrated photonics”
3 May Ian Eisenman ’99, UCSD
Title:  “Ocean circulation and climate”
13 May Honors Thesis Presentations

 

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