Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

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Thursday, January 25th 2018
Subject: There will be no colloquium this week

Thursday, February 1st 2018
Speaker: Mark Bell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nuclear Weapons and International Politics Today

Nuclear weapons are back in the news. This talk provides an overview of the most important and pressing current issues relating to nuclear weapons and international politics, including ongoing US-North Korea tensions, US nuclear modernization and the US Nuclear Posture Review, the extent of presidential authority over nuclear weapons, the risk of nuclear proliferation by U.S. allies and adversaries, and the recent nuclear ban treaty. The talk places these current issues within a broader historical context and discusses the extent to which today's nuclear concerns represent continuity or change from previous eras.

Faculty Host: Robert Lysak

Thursday, February 8th 2018
Speaker: Cristian Batista (Tennessee)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins

Thursday, February 15th 2018
08:00 am:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD

Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Speaker: Erez Berg (University of Chicago)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

Thursday, March 1st 2018
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT
Subject: Exoplanets
Joint Colloquium with Earth Sciences (Nier Lecture)

Thursday, March 8th 2018
Tate Grand Opening

Thursday, March 15th 2018
Subject: There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break

Thursday, March 22nd 2018
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

Thursday, March 29th 2018
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak

Thursday, April 5th 2018
Speaker: Alessandra Corsi, Texas Tech
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic

Thursday, April 12th 2018
Speaker: Doug Glenzinski, Fermilab
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Dan Cronin-Hennessy

Thursday, April 19th 2018
Speaker: Ali Yazdani (Princeton University)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

Thursday, April 26th 2018
Speaker: John Bush, MIT
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley

Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Speaker: Jeffrey Bub, Maryland
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen

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