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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

2021-2022 Colloquia

Date and Time Location Title/Speaker Abstract
May 23 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Cooking, Fishing and Jogging through Phase Space: A Practical Guide to Discovering and Understanding New Materials
Paul Canfield, Iowa State University
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May 16 2022 - 3:00pm William H. Foege Hall, Vista Cafe (https://washington.zoom.us/j/95540450003?pwd=MnBLQVYranM0VHY2UFVtbjc1TWhXdz09) 2022 Physics Awards Ceremony
Kai-Mei Fu, Aurel Bulgac, Xiaodong Xu, Boris Blinov
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May 9 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The Piezoaxionic Effect
Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter
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May 2 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?
Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University
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Apr 18 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The synthesis of heavy elements in stellar explosions
Artemis Spyrou, Michigan State University
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Apr 11 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World
Clement Pryke, University of Minnesota
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Apr 4 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Nuclear physics on an astronomical scale:the crash of neutron stars in gravitational-wave astronomy
Jocelyn Read, UC Fullerton
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Mar 28 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The Discrete Charm of Scale Invariance
Ubirajara van Kolck, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and University of Arizona
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Mar 7 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 What the LHC has revealed about the Standard Model
Heather Russell, University of Victoria
Mar 2 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Computing Quantum Structure of A Light-Travelling Proton
Xiangdong Ji, University of Maryland
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Feb 28 2022 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The Ann Nelson Professor Lecture: From Planck to Hubble: The Universe as a laboratory for physics across 30 orders of magnitude
Marilena Loverde, University of Washington
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Feb 14 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Conformal Field Theory in Quantum Gravity and the Lab
Shai Chester (Weizmann)
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Feb 7 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Flat space holography: from celestial symmetries to asymptotic charge dynamics
Ana-Maria Raclariu (Perimeter Institute)
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Feb 2 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Quantum many-body physics in the NISQ era
Matteo Ippoliti (Stanford)
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Jan 31 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Gravity and Effective Field Theory 
Isabel Garcia Garcia (Kavli)
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Jan 26 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Black Holes and Quantum Mechanics
G. Joaquin Turiaci (IAS/Princeton)
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Jan 24 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Quantum spacetime and quantum statistics
Henry Maxfield (Stanford)
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Jan 19 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Topological solitons in gravity
Ibou Bah (JHU)
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Jan 12 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Symmetry and Topology: from CM to HEP
Justin Kaidi (Stony Brook )
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Jan 10 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 The Incredible Inedible Axion
John Stout (Harvard)
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Jan 5 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Bridging Quantum Many-Body Physics and Quantum Information Theory
Isaac Kim (UC Davis)
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Jan 3 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm PAA102 Scrambling, chaos, and operator complexity
Thomas Scaffidi (U Toronto)
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Dec 6 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 From Dirac fermions to topological matter: a common thread in particle and condensed matter physics
David Kaplan, University of Washington
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Nov 29 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The New Nuclear Arms Race, Its Dangers, and How to Turn it Around
Rob Goldston, Princeton
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Nov 22 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 The InQubator for Quantum Simulation (IQuS)
Martin Savage, University of Washington
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Nov 15 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Quantum Nanophotonics Hardware: From Nanofabrication to Quantum Circuit Mapping
Marina Radulaski, UC Davis
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Nov 8 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Accelerating Particle Physics Discovery with Artificial Intelligence
Shih-Chieh Hsu, University of Washington
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Nov 1 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics from atomic to cosmic scales
Smitha Vishveshwara, UIUC
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Oct 25 2021 - 4:00pm Zoom The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics:  A Scientific Summary
John Wettlaufer, Yale University & Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Oct 18 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Synthesis, characterization and control of quantum defects for quantum network applications: from deep centers in diamond to shallow impurities in ZnO
Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington
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Oct 11 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Atoms and Photons: Quantum Technology Meets Fundamental Physics
Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University
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Oct 4 2021 - 4:00pm PAA A-102 Trapped ions at UW: qubits, qudits, entanglement and fun in two dimensions
Boris Blinov, University of Washington
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