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Event Date and Location Summary
Dan Hooper (Fermilab) Thu. September 27th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

The WIMP is Dead. Long Live the WIMP!
 
Abstract: Although weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) have long been the leading class of candidates for the dark matter of our universe, the lack of a confirmed detection of these particles has left the community increasingly skeptical of their existence. …Read more.

Timothy Linden (Ohio State University) Thu. October 4th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture
Indirect Searches for Weakly-Interacting Massive Particles

Recent observations at gamma-ray and radio energies, as well as local observations of charged cosmic-rays, have placed increasingly stringent constraints on the annihilation cross-section of Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter. …Read more.

Brian Keating (UC San Diego) Thu. October 11th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

Fundamental Physics with the Simons Observatory
The Simons Observatory is a new cosmic microwave background experiment being built on Cerro Toco in Chile, due to begin observations in the early 2020s. …Read more.

Georgia Karagiorgi (Columbia University) Thu. October 18th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Mike Martens (CWRU Physics) Thu. October 25th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Federico Capasso (Harvard Univ) Thu. November 1st, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Pino Strangi (CWRU Physics) Thu. November 8th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

TBA  …Read more.

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

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Mark Griswold (CWRU Radiology) Thu. November 29th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Evelyn Hu (Harvard University) Thu. January 24th, 2019
4:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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The 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science: What were they given for? Thu. January 31st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Geoffrey Landis (NASA, Glenn) Thu. February 7th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Ken Singer (CWRU Physics) Thu. February 14th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland) Thu. February 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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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 information arising from the first observations of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation from the same astrophysical phenomena, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has established a search and discovery program for the optical transients associated with LIGO/Virgo events using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). …Read more.

No Colloquium. APS March Meeting. Thu. March 7th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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No Colloquium. Spring Break. Thu. March 14th, 2019
1:00 am-1:00 am
at Rockefeller 301

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Subir Sachdev (Harvard University) Thu. March 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University) Thu. March 28th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Matthew Fisher (KITP Santa Barbara) Thu. April 4th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Sinead Griffin (Lawrence Berkeley Lab) Thu. April 25th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
at Rockefeller 301

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Past Events

Event Date Summary
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 relevant order parameter — in our case the liquid crystal’s orientational order parameter — becomes ill-defined, and where this singularity cannot be removed by varying the order parameter continuously. …Read more.

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 both are poised to see an enormous increase in funding and scope in the United States. …Read more.

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 of neutrino properties, open questions, some new physics ideas behind nonzero neutrino masses, and the challenges of piecing together the neutrino mass puzzle. …Read more.


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