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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
January 11, 2018 Onur Erten Arizona State University, Department of Physics Correlated quantum materials: new challenges and paradigms Tingyong Chen
January 18, 2018 Barbara Jones IBM Research-Almaden The sometimes surprising behavior of magnetic spins on a complex surface Richard Kiehl
January 25, 2018 Frank Wilczek Arizona State University, Department of Physics Time crystals Cecilia Lunardini
February 1, 2018 Mark Kasevich Stanford University Quantum measurements for bio-imaging and precision sensing John Spence
February 8, 2018 Peter Abbamonte University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bose condensation of excitons in a transition metal dichalcogenide John Spence Find availibility
February 15, 2018 Ripudaman Malhotra SRI International Replacing cubic miles of oil Peter Rez
February 22, 2018 Arup Chakraborty Massachusetts Institute of Technology How to hit HIV where it hurts Steve Presse
March 1, 2018 James Glazier Indiana University Modeling across scales: from cellular information to virtual tissue models Steve Presse
March 15, 2018 Tanmay Vachaspati Arizona State University, Department of Physics The wonder of magnetic monopoles Cecilia Lunardini
March 22, 2018 Shimon Weiss University of California, Los Angeles Inorganic voltage nanosensors Robert Ros
March 29, 2018 Dan Fletcher University of California, Berkeley Rebuilding cells to learn the physical rules of life Robert Ros
April 5, 2018 Ian Robinson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ultrafast materials physics Peter Bennett
April 12, 2018 Pablo Laguna Georgia Institute of Technology The role of numerical relativity in the detections of gravitational waves Tanmay Vachaspati
April 19, 2018 John Beggs Indiana University The criticality hypothesis: how brains might optimize information processing Steve Pressé
April 26, 2018 Brian Keating University of California, San Diego The twisted universe: the cosmic microwave background polarization story you haven’t heard Tanmay Vachaspati