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The Department of Physics is proud to present the 2018/2019 Colloquia. Each speaker is a leader in their area of research, and we are excited to host a diverse and accomplished group of physicists.

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Colloquia are held Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Refreshments served in the hallway (3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Location: Bateman Physical Sciences Building F-Wing, Room 101

Date Speaker Affiliation Host Meet the speaker
January 10, 2019 Arunima Singh Arizona State University Computational study of nanoscale surfaces & interfaces Mike Thorpe Find Availability
January 17, 2019 Gurol Suel University of California, San Diego Bacterial resilience through the mastery of space, time and charged particles Banu Ozkan Find Availability
January 24, 2019 Ira Rothstein Carnegie Mellon University CANCELLED Matthew Baumgart
January 31, 2019 James Analytis University of California, Berkeley Disentangling the strange metal Onur Erten Find Availability
February 7, 2019 Leah Broussard Oak Ridge National Laboratory Does the neutron have an electric dipole moment? Ricardo Alarcon Find Availability
February 14, 2019 Christoph Adami Arizona State University Quantum measurement and the classical-quantum boundary Banu Ozkan Find Availability
February 21, 2019 David Kosower CEA Saclay The Amplitudes Frontier Andrei Belitsky Find Availability
February 28, 2019 Laura Cadonati Georgia Institute of Technology LIGO, black holes, neutron stars and the birth of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Cecilia Lunardini Find Availability
March 14, 2019 Enrique de la Cruz Yale University How cells break the bones that power their movement Sara Vaiana Find Availability
March 21, 2019 Birgitta Whaley University of California, Berkeley What role does quantum mechanics play in biology? Paul Davies Find availability
March 28, 2019 Michelle Johannes Naval Research Laboratory How electronic structure does and doesn't drive phase transitions: Superconductivity, magnetism, and charge density waves Antia Botana Find Availability
April 4, 2019 Ibrahim Cisse Massachusetts Institute of Technology Super-resolution imaging of transcription in living cells Steve Presse Find Availability
April 11, 2019 Paul Midgley Cambridge University Cowley Distinguished Lecture: Scanning Electron Diffraction and ‘Crystal Cartography’ at the Nanoscale David Smith
April 18, 2019 John Spence Arizona State University Measuring lightspeed, a history: How Einstein abolished the Aether Mike Thorpe Find Availability
April 25, 2019 Pablo Debenedetti Princeton University The phase behavior of supercooled water: a computational perspective Dimitri Matyushov Find Availability