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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, August 20th 2018
5:00 pm:
Speaker: Caner Unal
This is the public portion of Mr. Unal's Thesis Defense. His adviser is Marco Peloso.
Monday, September 3rd 2018
Wednesday, September 5th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Nikolaos Biniskos, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS
Subject: Inelastic neutron scattering investigations in the series Mn5-xFexSi3
Postdoctoral candidate
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, September 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Walter Kohn and the Creation of Density Functional Theory
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, September 7th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Brenda Knauber
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Four Facts Everyone Ought to Know About Science
Wednesday, September 12th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Elbio Dagotto, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, September 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland College Park
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, September 14th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dmitry Chichinadze
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, September 19th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, September 20th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, September 21st 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Scott Dossa
Speaker: Edward Shuryak, State University of New York, Stony Brook; Mithat Ünsal, North Carolina State University; Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute of Science; Cédric Deffayet, Institut d'astrophysique
Monday, September 24th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Joshua A. Frieman, Fermilab
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Inna Vishik, UC Davis
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, September 27th 2018
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Friday, September 28th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Shuhui Luo
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Vladimir Rosenhaus (KITP)
Wednesday, October 3rd 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Reserved for CQM Speaker
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
7:00 pm:
Misel Public Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational Waves: A New Window to the Universe
Thursday, October 4th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational wave detectors: past, present and future
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, October 5th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nathan Bosch
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Daniel Harlow (MIT)
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, October 10th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, October 11th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Subject: Topology and the electromagnetic responses of quantum materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, October 12th 2018
Wednesday, October 17th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Osborn, Argonne National Laboratory
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, UCSD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, October 19th 2018
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, October 25th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Oleg Krichevsky, Molecular Biophysics Lab, Ben-Gurion University
Subject:  T cell communication through cytokines follows a simple sink-diffusion model
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton
Subject: Number theory and spacetime
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Friday, October 26th 2018
Speaker: Steven Gubser (Princeton)
Subject: From p-adic AdS/CFT to prospects in cold atoms
Wednesday, October 31st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Adam Wei Tsen, University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 1st 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Robert Kleinberg, Columbia University & Boston University
Subject: mK to km: How Millikelvin Physics is Reused to Explore the Earth Kilometers Below the Surface
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Friday, November 2nd 2018
Wednesday, November 7th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, November 9th 2018
Speaker: Keisuke Harigaya (IAS, Princeton)
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mathias Scheurer, Harvard University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 15th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in PAN 120
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Single-molecule studies of protein-DNA interactions
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Physics of chromosome folding and disentanglement
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, November 16th 2018
Speaker: Alba Grassi (SCGP Stony Brook)
Friday, November 23rd 2018
Subject: NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Reserved for CQM Speaker
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 29th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marco Velli, UCLA
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Friday, November 30th 2018
Speaker: Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis)
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Brian Skinner, MIT
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, December 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Friday, December 7th 2018
Thursday, January 31st 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Steuwer, U of Minnesota
Subject: From tFrom the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939he Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Wednesday, May 1st 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
Subject: TBD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

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