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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

2019-2020 Colloquia

Date and Time Location Title/Speaker Abstract
Sep 30 2019 - 4:00pm PAA 102 Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Broad Quantum Emitters
Arka Majumdar, University of Washington
Abstract
Oct 7 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Becoming what you smell
Vijay Balasubramanian (U Penn)
Abstract
Oct 14 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Majorana zero modes: a new kind of ‘particle’, and where it can be found
Charlie Marcus (UCPH and Microsoft)
Abstract
Oct 21 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Nobel Prize Special Edition (Morales & co)
Miguel Morales
Abstract
Oct 28 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Using Nanopores to Watch Enzymes at Work
Jens Gundlach
Abstract
Nov 4 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Collagen: a fascinating responsive material building block from Nature
Nancy Forde (SFU)
Abstract
Nov 18 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Electronic Correlations in Magic Angle Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Stevan Nadj-Purge (Caltech)
Abstract
Nov 25 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA 102 Magnetic quadrupole moment in crystals
Di Xiao
Abstract
Dec 2 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm The Unbearable Lightness of Neutrinos
Diana Parno
Abstract
Jan 6 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Entangled Butterflies: Chaos in Complex Quantum Systems
Brian Swingle, University of Maryland
Abstract
Jan 8 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 How to Discover New Physics with Cosmological Datasets
Marilena Loverde, Stony Brook
Abstract
Jan 13 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Anomalies: From Magnets to the Nuclear Force
Shu-Heng Shao, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
Abstract
Jan 15 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 String Theoretic Illuminations of Moonshine
Natalie Paquette, Caltech
Abstract
Jan 22 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Dynamical quantum materials
Mark Rudner, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Abstract
Jan 27 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Symmetry indicators for topological materials
Hoi Chun (Adrian) Po, MIT
Abstract
Jan 29 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Searching for the invisible: how dark forces shape our Universe
Katelin Schutz, MIT
Abstract
Feb 3 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 A Black Hole Perspective on Fundamental Physics: Conformal Field Theory, Quantum Chaos, and Quantum Information
Alex Maloney, McGill
Abstract
Feb 5 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Many Body Effects of Chiral Edge Fermions
Biao Lian, Princeton
Abstract
Feb 10 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Many-Body Quantum Chaos: an Entanglement Perspective
Laimei Nie, Chicago
Abstract
Feb 12 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Searching for New Physics Across the Spectra
Masha Baryakhtar, NYU
Abstract
Feb 19 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 New Physics at the Precision Frontier
Ken Van Tilburg, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB
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Feb 24 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers: The PHYS21 Report
Paula Heron
Abstract
Feb 26 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 The Search for Topological Phases of Matter
Ashley Cook, UC Berkeley
Abstract
Mar 9 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Neural network-like collective dynamics in molecules
Arvind Murugan
Abstract
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