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Physics Colloquia

Physics colloquia are normally held every Monday at 4 pm during the quarter (except holidays). Typically one speaker each quarter is nominated by the graduate students. Speakers are invited to meet with the Society of Physics Students at 12:30 for pizza on the day of the colloquium.

Physics Colloquia Archive

2020-2021 Colloquia

Date and Time Location Title/Speaker Abstract
Sep 28 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Zoom. Nematic quantum criticality in iron-based superconductors
Jiun-Haw Chu (UW Physics)
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Sep 30 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm zoom. Measuring and enhancing quantitative reasoning in physics instruction
Suzanne White Brahmia (UW Physics)
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Oct 5 2020 - 4:00pm Zoom. Quasi-1D Hexagonal Chalcogenides: From Giant Optical Anisotropy to Ultralow Glassy Thermal Conductivity
Jayakanth Ravichandran (USC)
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Oct 12 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Zoom. Eöt-Wash & the physics that won the Breakthrough Prize!
Adelberger, Gundlach and Heckel (UW)
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Oct 19 2020 - 4:00pm Zoom. Form from flow: The role of dynamics in shaping fluvial and vascular topology
Eleni Katifori (UPenn)
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Oct 26 2020 - 4:00pm Click on the event for the zoom link. Imaging black holes (Celebrating the Nobel Prize)
Jason Dexter (CU Boulder)
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Nov 2 2020 - 4:00pm Click on the event for the zoom link. Special collective modes from spin-orbit coupling.
Saurabh Maiti (Concordia University)
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Nov 9 2020 - 4:00pm Click on the event for the zoom link. An Ab Initio Approach to Predicting and Controlling Quantum Systems
Pri Narang (Harvard)
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Nov 16 2020 - 4:00pm Click on the event for the zoom link. Searching for Dark Complexity with Colliders and Telescopes
David Curtin (U. Toronto)
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Nov 23 2020 - 12:30pm Click on the event for the zoom link. Quantum interfaces based on ion traps
Tracy Northrup (Universität Innsbruck)
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Nov 30 2020 - 4:00pm Zoom Using Information Geometry to find simple models of complex processes
Mark Transtrum (BYU)
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Dec 7 2020 - 12:30pm Zoom Out-of-equilibrium phenomena with ultracold atoms in optical lattices
Monika Aidelsburger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München & Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology)
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Jan 11 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Zoom. From authentic experiments and everyday observations to introductory physics problems
Gorazd Planinsic (University of Ljubljana)
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Jan 25 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Zoom Capturing light induced phase transitions with femtosecond movies
Nuh Gedik (MIT)
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Feb 1 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Zoom Magic Angle Bilayer Graphene - Superconductors, Orbital Magnets, Correlated States and beyond
Dmitri Efetov (ICFO)
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Feb 8 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Zoom Are we Living in the Matrix?
David Tong
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Feb 22 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Zoom Exploring new scientific frontiers with programmable quantum systems
Misha Lukin (Harvard)
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Mar 1 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Hot Electrons, Cold Materials: Building Blocks for Next Generation Semiconductor Devices
Rehan Kapadia (USC)
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Mar 8 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom From quarks to nuclei: unveiling universalities in strongly interacting many-body systems
Or Hen (MIT)
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Mar 29 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Fracton order: from quantum hard drive to foliated manifold
Xie Chen (Caltech)
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Apr 5 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Statistical mechanics of stem cells
Sid Goyal (U. Toronto)
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Apr 12 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom First Results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment!
David Hertzog (UW)
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Apr 19 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Information bottlenecks and learnability in sensing in biology
Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
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Apr 26 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom The Magic of Atomically Thin Materials
Eva Andrei (Rutgers)
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May 3 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Measuring behavior across scales
Gordon Berman (Emory)
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May 10 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom CANCELED: Cosmological Seed Magnetic Field from Inflation
Bharat Ratra
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May 17 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom TBA [FRIB physics program]
Hendrik Schatz (MSU)
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May 24 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom TBA
Mary Gaillard (UC Berkeley)
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