The Department of Physics is proud to present the 2019/2020 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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The Colloquia presentations scheduled for March 19 through April 30 have been postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the series coordinator, Dominique Perkins.

Date Speaker Affiliation Host Meet the speaker
January 16, 2020 Samuel Teitelbaum Arizona State University Serious bismuth: What the 83rd element can teach us Peter Bennett Email the host
January 30, 2020 John Bechhoefer Simon Fraser University The details are in the devil: Maxwell’s demon in the real world Steve Pressé Email the host
February 6, 2020 Peter Wolynes Rice University Evolution, energy landscapes, and the paradoxes of protein folding Banu Ozkan Email the host
February 13, 2020 Kathry Zurek California Institute of Technology New ideas in dark matter theory and detection Cindy Keeler Email the host
February 20, 2020 Bei-Lok Hu University of Maryland Quantum thermodynamics from the nonequilibrium dynamics of open systems Tanmay Vachaspati Email the host
February 27, 2020 Fred C MacKintosh Rice University Mechanical phase transitions and the principle of detailed balance in living systems Robert Ros Email the host
March 5, 2020 Frank Wilczek Arizona State University New ideas in Axion detection Tanmay Vachaspati Email the host