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The Department of Physics is proud to present the 2017/2018 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
August 23, 2018 Peter Bennett Arizona State University Online advanced labs: Oxymoron? Fernando Ponce Find availability
August 30, 2018 Banu Ozkan Arizona State University Allostery and molecular machines: The second secret of life Robert Ros Find availability
September 6, 2018 Arup Chakraborty Massachusetts Institute of Technology How to hit HIV where it hurts Steve Pressé Find availability
September 13, 2018 Murugappan Muthukumar University of Massachusetts Topological effects on movement of charged macromolecules Banu Ozkan Find availability
September 20, 2018 Siddharth Karkare Arizona State University Generating high brightness electron beams Jeff Drucker Find availability
September 27, 2018 Quan Qing Arizona State University Recording and modulating biology with nanoelectronics Banu Ozkan Find availability
October 4, 2018 Collin Broholm Johns Hopkins University The ongoing quest for a quantum spin liquid Onur Erten Find availability
October 11, 2018 Tracy Slatyer Massachusetts Institute of Technology The dark side of the cosmic dawn Matthew Baumgart Find availability
October 18, 2018 David Poland Yale University Critical Phenomena and the Conformal Bootstrap Cindy Keeler Find availability
October 25, 2018 Joel Moore University of California, Berkeley Topology and the electromagnetic responses of quantum materials Onur Erten Find availability
November 1, 2018 Brian Keating University of California, San Diego Fundamental physics with the Simons Observatory Tanmay Vachaspati Find availability
November 8, 2018 Alex Sushkov Boston University Using quantum sensors to search for axion dark matter Tanmay Vachaspati Find availability
November 15, 2018 Dan Needleman Harvard University Physical aspects of cell division Banu Ozkan Find availability
November 29, 2018 Frank Avignone University of South Carolina The CUORE Experiment: The Search for the Majorana Neutrino Barry Ritchie Find availability