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Tracy Slatyer (MIT) Thu. November 15th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

The Dark Side of Cosmic Dawn. Dark matter constitutes more than 5/6 of the matter in the universe, but its

Mark Griswold (CWRU Radiology) Thu. November 29th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Evelyn Hu (Harvard University) Thu. January 24th, 2019
4:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

TBA

The 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science: What were they given for? Thu. January 31st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Geoffrey Landis (NASA, Glenn) Thu. February 7th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Ken Singer (CWRU Physics) Thu. February 14th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

TBA

Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland) Thu. February 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Michelle Soares-Santos (Brandeis University) Thu. February 28th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Cosmology in the era of multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves  Motivated by the exciting prospect of a new wealth of

No Colloquium. APS March Meeting. Thu. March 7th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
No Colloquium. Spring Break. Thu. March 14th, 2019
1:00 am-1:00 am
at Rockefeller 301
Subir Sachdev (Harvard University) Thu. March 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University) Thu. March 28th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Matthew Fisher (KITP Santa Barbara) Thu. April 4th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Allan MacDonald (U Texas Austin) Thu. April 18th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Moiré pattern physics  in two-dimensional materials

Sinead Griffin (Lawrence Berkeley Lab) Thu. April 25th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301
Bharat Ratra (University of Kansas) Thu. September 5th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both? Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that

Past Events

Event Date Summary
Pino Strangi (CWRU Physics) Thu. November 8th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Plasmons at the Interface Between Physics and Cancer Nanotechnology: The Next Big Thing will be at the Nanoscale In recent

Federico Capasso (Harvard Univ) Thu. November 1st, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Flat Optics: from Metalenses to New Polarization Optics and New Routes to Vector Beam Generation  Arrays of optically thin, sub-wavelength

Mike Martens (CWRU Physics) Thu. October 25th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Conserving Helium: A story of MgB2 superconducting wire and MRI magnets The fabrication of MgB2 superconducting wire has enabled the

Georgia Karagiorgi (Columbia University) Thu. October 18th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The art of neutrino detection: What does it take, and why? Neutrinos are fundamental blocks of matter. As we’ve learned

Brian Keating (UC San Diego) Thu. October 11th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Fundamental Physics with the Simons Observatory The Simons Observatory is a new cosmic microwave background experiment being built on Cerro

Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Thu. October 4th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture 3: Colloquium  Indirect Searches for Weakly-Interacting Massive Particles Recent observations at gamma-ray and radio energies, as

Dan Hooper (Fermilab) Thu. September 27th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The WIMP is Dead. Long Live the WIMP!   Abstract: Although weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) have long been the

Charles Rosenblatt (CWRU Physics) Thu. September 20th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Manipulation of Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals  A topological defect (TD) occurs at a wall, line, or point where the

Laura Grego (Union of Concerned Scientists) Thu. September 13th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Missile Defense and Space Weapons Missile defenses and space weapons have been pursued at modest levels for many decades, but

Andre De Gouvea (Northwestern University) Thu. September 6th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Brave nu World I review the current theoretical and phenomenological status of neutrino physics. I will discuss our current understanding


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