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Events Calendar

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Zoom logoIf you would like to attend any Physics and Astronomy events online, please contact the front office at 505 277-2616 for registration and passcode information.
Friday January 22, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  The String Landscape and the Swampland
 Presenter:  Cumrun Vafa is Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard University. His primary area of research is string theory, which promises to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/88a59b38-13c4-42ec-be87-375f1cd83246
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday January 29, 2021
10:30 am  Title:  Next generation localization microscopy - or - how and why to ruin a perfectly good microscope.
 Presenter:  Yoav Shechtman, Tecnion
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/a2d97fd0-bf5e-4332-b3b8-d925dd26b215
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday February 5, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  A simple model of many-particle quantum entanglement: how it describes black holes and superconductors
 Presenter:  Subir Sachdev
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/5b7d97d8-6c78-43c8-b099-d7e9efb57a7e
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday February 12, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  The Planet We Could Not Imagine
 Presenter:  Stephen Kane, UC Riverside
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e4eb6e2d-45eb-4e6d-ba69-6d211bee29a0
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday February 19, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  High-Capacity Optical and Millimeter-Wave Communications using Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Beams
 Presenter:  Alan Willner, USC
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/0182b7f1-4294-4f35-b8d3-3ec6cbbdb9db
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday February 26, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  The Future of Cosmology
 Presenter:  Joseph Silk, IAP/JHU
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7da548b5-ea13-4d5e-ac02-d9c94813410b
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday March 5, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Determining the Universe's Initial Conditions
 Presenter:  David Spergel, Simons Foundation
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d557d668-a94e-4dde-b833-4e77d846c886
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday March 12, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Direct detection of Dark Matter -- theoretical perspective
 Presenter:  Maxim Pospelov, Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Rouzbeh Allahverdi
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/17baaaeb-1dc1-458b-8c6c-f3d47c0cbe54
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday March 26, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  The Physics of Sea Level
 Presenter:  Jerry X. Mitrovica is the Frank Baird Jr. Professor of Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He did important early work showing that tectonic plates heave, tilt, and fall in addition to drifting across the surface of the planet.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Mousumi Roy
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d8c4dbf0-887c-4394-a799-e99e7c1c0c33
 Location:  TBD

 

Friday April 2, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  New atom interferometers for fundamental physics
 Presenter:  Holger Mueller, UC Bekeley
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Keith Lidke
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday April 9, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?
 Presenter:  Alan Guth, MIT
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Kevin Cahill
 File/Video Recording:  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/efde7402-7a6b-4abd-8b6c-cb5d4ac7c0d9
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday April 16, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Electrons and Photons under Elementary Confinement in Time and Space
 Presenter:  Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer, Head, Konstanz Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Web Site:    https:/ / web.microsoftstream.com/ video/ 46e51d17-89dc-440e-8313-aeaf13ad2d06
 Host:  Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
 Location:  Zoom

 

Friday April 23, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits
 Presenter:  William D. Oliver is jointly appointed a Lincoln Laboratory Fellow in the Advanced Technology Division and a Professor of the Practice in the MIT Physics Department. He also serves as the Associate Director of the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics.Dr. Oliver works with the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at Lincoln Laboratory and the Engineering Quantum Systems Group at MIT, where he provides programmatic and technical leadership for programs related to the development of quantum and classical high-performance computing technologies for quantum information science applications. His interests include the materials growth, fabrication, design, and measurement of superconducting qubits, as well as the development of cryogenic packaging and control electronics involving cryogenic CMOS and single-flux quantum digital logic.
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ivan Deutsch
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/wVrIvG9zNAo
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday April 30, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  Collision Course: Particle Physics meets Machine Learning
 Presenter:  Jesse Thaler. Associate Professor of PhysicsDirector, NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
 File/Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/Qpd43ik_pXM
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

 

Friday May 7, 2021
3:30 pm  Title:  A galactic-scale gravitational-wave detector for the biggest black holes in the universe
 Presenter:  Sarah Burke-SpolaorAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physics and AstronomyWest Virginia University
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Host:  Ylva Pihlstrom
 Location:  Via Zoom. Contact the department for password

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