Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Spring 2017    

NOTE: All colloquia will be held on THURSDAY at 3:30 PM in Rm. 119 Nicholson, unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title of Talk Speaker Speaker's Institution Host

Jan. 19
Room 130

Memories, Symmetries, and Soft Theorems  Sabrina Pasterski  Harvard University Jorge Pullin
Jan. 26 Betelgeuse Craig Wheeler  U. Texas at Austin  Manos Chatzopoulos
Feb. 2 Functional Materials by Design Saurabh Ghosh  Vanderbilt University  Ward Plummer
Feb. 9

From Basic Science to Innovation – An example from the new science of attosecond light

François Légaré  INRS-ÉMT, Canada

  Ken Schafer

Feb. 16  ΛCDM Cosmology: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Progress  Joel Primack  U. California Santa Cruz  Juhan Frank
Feb. 23 A new window into supernovae and their progenitors with Las Cumbres Observatory Andrew Howell  Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) and UCSB   Manos Chatzopoulos

March 2



A View with AGN Population Studies of the Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes

Jack Singal 


University of Richmond Ravi Rau  
March 9

Physics beyond Ohm's Law

Xue, Qi-Kun  Tsinghua University  Ward Plummer

March 16



Special colloquium

March 21


"Virgo and Gravitational Waves" Andrzej Królak Virgo-POLGRAV Param Singh

Hearne Eminent Lecture

March 22


Quantum Shannon Theory - On the ultimate physical limits of communication Andreas Winter Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona  Mark Wilde and Jon Dowling

March 23

Entanglement and the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics Andreas Winter Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona   Mark Wilde and Jon Dowling 

March 27


Breakthrough Listen Steve Croft University of California, Berkeley Tabetha Boyajian
March 30        
April 6  TBA Sonia Paban University of Texas at Austin Ivan Agullo 
Spring Break        
April 20  TBA   Robert Brandenberger  McGill University  Ivan Agullo 
April 27  TBA Michael Wiescher University of Notre Dame  Scott Marley
May 4  TBA David Wark Oxford University and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Thomas Kutter


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