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Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Fri. October 5th, 2018
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Evidence for a New Component of Solar Gamma-Ray Emission The Sun is not expected to be a bright gamma-ray source

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

Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Tue. October 2nd, 2018
11:30 am-12:30 pm

2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture 2 The Rise of the Leptons: Emission from Pulsars will Dominate the next Decade of

Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Mon. October 1st, 2018
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture 1 Astrophysical Signatures of Dark Matter Accumulation in Neutron Stars Over the past few decades, terrestrial

Liang Wu, UC Berkeley, MPPL3, Antiferromagnetic resonance and in-gap terahertz continuum in Kitaev Honeycomb magnet α−RuCl3 Fri. September 15th, 2017
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Antiferromagnetic resonance and in-gap terahertz continuum in Kitaev Honeycone magnet α−RuCl3 Spin-1/2 moments in the antiferromagnetic Mott insulator α-RuCl3 are

Liang Wu (Berkeley); Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture Thu. September 14th, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Quantized electro-dynamical responses in topological materials Although solid-state systems are usually considered “dirty” with impurities and imperfections, it is still

Liang Wu, University California Berkeley, MPPL2,Giant nonlinear optical responses in Weyl semimetals Tue. September 12th, 2017
11:30 pm-12:30 pm

Giant nonlinear optical responses in Weyl semimetals Recently Weyl quasi-particles have been observed in transition metal monopnictides (TMMPs) such as

Liang Wu, University California Berkeley, MPPL1, Low-energy Electrodynamics of 3D Topological Insulators Mon. September 11th, 2017
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Low-energy Electrodynamics of 3D Topological Insulators   Topological insulators (TIs) are a recently discovered state of matter characterized by an

Lucile Savary (MIT) — Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer Fri. January 27th, 2017
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Quantum Loop States in Spin-Orbital Models on the Honeycomb and Hyperhoneycomb Lattices In the quest for quantum spin liquids, the

Lucile Savary (MIT) – Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture Thu. January 26th, 2017
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Quantum Spin Liquids The search for truly quantum phases of matter is one of the center pieces of modern research

Lucile Savary (MIT) — Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer Tue. January 24th, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Quantum Spin Ice Recent work has highlighted remarkable effects of classical thermal fluctuations in the dipolar spin ice compounds, such

Lucile Savary (MIT) — Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer Mon. January 23rd, 2017
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates The search for truly quantum phases of matter is one

Ultra-low field MRI – Michael Hatridge Fri. November 13th, 2015
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), consisting of two Josephson junctions in a closed superconducting loop, are exquisitely sensitive detectors of

Remote entanglement in superconducting quantum information – Michael Hatridge Thu. November 12th, 2015
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

I’ll review material from the technical lectures and discuss the difference between entanglement via local and ‘remote’ interactions. I’ll discuss

Josephson junctions and quantum microwave circuits 2: amplifiers – Michael Hatridge Tue. November 10th, 2015
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Here we will take the concepts from lecture one and set out to construct from the same Josephson junctions very weakly

Josephson junctions and quantum microwave circuits 1: qubits and cavities – Michael Hatridge Mon. November 9th, 2015
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In this lecture I’ll review the basics of the Josephson junction and how it is used as the key building

Sensing the ripples of time – Amar Vutha Fri. October 17th, 2014
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Almost a century since the dawn of general relativity, we have yet to obtain direct evidence of one of its

Constraining supersymmetry using molecules – Amar Vutha Thu. October 16th, 2014
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Supersymmetry, and other theories that go beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, often predict the existence of new particles

The shape of the electron, and why it matters – Amar Vutha Tue. October 14th, 2014
11:30 am-12:30 pm

The universe, or at least the 5% of it that we understand, is described rather well by the Standard Model

How big is the proton anyway? – Amar Vutha Mon. October 13th, 2014
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The proton is a bound state of quarks and gluons, described by the low-energy limit of quantum chromodynamics. Recent measurements

New Possibilities in Transition-metal oxide Heterostructures – Wei-Cheng Lee Fri. November 8th, 2013
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Heterojunction, the interface between two dissimilar crystalline materials, has been one of ideal platforms for the two-dimensional electronic systems (2DES).

To Superconduct or Not to Superconduct; That is the Question? – Wei-Cheng Lee Thu. November 7th, 2013
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Superconductor, a material losing resistivity below a critical temperature Tc, remains one of the grand challenges in physics. This field

Novel Collective modes in Unconventional Superconductors – Wei-Cheng Lee Tue. November 5th, 2013
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Unconventional superconductors are materials whose pairing mechanism is not due to the electron-phonon interaction as proposed by BCS theory. Up

Orbital Aspect of Iron-based Superconductivity – Wei-Cheng Lee Mon. November 4th, 2013
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In this talk, I will focus on the new classes of high-temperature superconductors, iron pnictides. While the magnetic interactions are

Manybody interactions in two-dimensional crystals – Kin Fai Mak Fri. October 19th, 2012
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The problem of electrons in 2D is one of the most important topics in contemporary condensed matter physics. Coulomb interactions

Beyond graphene: band insulators and topological insulators – Kin Fai Mak Thu. October 18th, 2012
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Beyond graphene, there exists a rich family of two-dimensional crystals with a broad spectrum of electronic properties, which remain largely

Optics with Dirac electrons – Kin Fai Mak Tue. October 16th, 2012
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Optical spectroscopy provides an excellent means of understanding the distinctive properties of electrons in the two-dimensional system of graphene. Within

Novel two-dimensional systems: graphene and beyond – Kin Fai Mak Mon. October 15th, 2012
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The past few years have witnessed a surge of activities in the study of graphene, a stable sheet comprised of

To the GUT Scale – the Majorana Neutrino – Lindley Winslow Fri. May 6th, 2011
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

To connect our current results and those from future reactor and long baseline experiments to the preferred theory for neutrinos

Colloquium: It’s Chooz Time Folks! – Lindley Winslow Wed. May 4th, 2011
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of the tiniest fundamental particle the neutrino. The results of

Three Neutrino Oscillation – The Missing Pieces – Lindley Winslow Tue. May 3rd, 2011
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Out of the whirlwind of results of the last decade, a new picture is emerging. As we fit together the

The Neutrino and Oscillation: A Revolution – Lindley Winslow Mon. May 2nd, 2011
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

In the last decade three key experiments KamLAND, SNO, and Super Kamiokande have revolutionized our understanding of the neutrino and

High-Energy Physics with Low-Energy Symmetry Studies – David Hanneke Fri. May 14th, 2010
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Discrete symmetries — charge conjugation (C), parity inversion (P), time reversal (T), and their combinations — provide insight into the

Cavity Control in a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron: An Improved Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment – David Hanneke Thu. May 13th, 2010
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Measurements of the electron magnetic moment (the “g-value”) probe the electron’s interaction with the fluctuating vacuum. With a quantum electrodynamics

Optical Atomic Clocks – David Hanneke Tue. May 11th, 2010
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The most precise measurement techniques involve time, frequency, or a frequency ratio. For example, for centuries, accurate navigation has relied

Entangled Mechanical Oscillators and a Programmable Quantum Computer: Adventures in Coupling Two-Level Systems to Quantum Harmonic Oscillators – David Hanneke Mon. May 10th, 2010
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The two-level system and the harmonic oscillator are among the simplest analyzed with quantum mechanics, yet they display a rich

Simulation, signatures and backgrounds at the LHC – Johan Alwall Thu. April 16th, 2009
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In the final lecture I will go into details of how to distinguish New Physics at the LHC. I introduce

New Physics at the LHC – Johan Alwall Wed. April 15th, 2009
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In this second lecture, I further discuss the problems with the Standard Model and why there should be new physics

Fundamentals of the LHC – Johan Alwall Tue. April 14th, 2009
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In this introductory lecture I will present why we have built the LHC, and discuss the underlying physics of a

Hunting for New Physics at the LHC – Johan Alwall Mon. April 13th, 2009
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

At this colloquium I discuss different types of New Physics scenarios, their motivation and how to see them at the

Astrophysical probes of dark matter – Roberto Trotta Fri. May 9th, 2008
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The nature and properties of dark matter are one of the outstanding questions in cosmology. A well-motivated cold dark matter

Precision cosmology for the 21st century – Roberto Trotta Thu. May 8th, 2008
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The detailed study of cosmic microwave background anisotropies has contributed to transform cosmology into a quantitative, data driven field. Techniques

Probing dark energy with cosmology – Roberto Trotta Tue. May 6th, 2008
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In order to pin down the fundamental nature of dark energy, and thus to understand what most of the Universe

Bayes in the sky – Advanced statistical tools for cosmology – Roberto Trotta Mon. May 5th, 2008
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Increasingly refined cosmological observations, ranging from temperature anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background to the distribution of galaxies in the

Finding and Using Strong Galaxy-Galaxy Lenses in the SDSS – Adam Bolton Fri. May 4th, 2007
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Theory and Phenomenology of Strong Gravitational Lensing – Adam Bolton Thu. May 3rd, 2007
11:30 am-12:30 pm
All I Really Need to Know about Elliptical Galaxies – Adam Bolton Wed. May 2nd, 2007
4:15 pm-5:15 pm
The Modern Practice of Optical Astronomy – Adam Bolton Mon. April 30th, 2007
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Neutrino Magnetic Moments/ Galactic Positrons and Annihilating Dark Matter – Nicole Bell Fri. May 5th, 2006
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Neutrino Magnetic Moments: The detection of a neutrino magnetic moment comparable to present limits would be an unequivocal indication of

Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics: What we have learned and what we would like to discover – Nicole Bell Wed. May 3rd, 2006
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Our knowledge of neutrino physics has undergone dramatic improvement in the last few years. We are now in the position

Cosmological Neutrinos: Relic Neutrino Abundance and Neutrino Mass Constraints – Nicole Bell Tue. May 2nd, 2006
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Neutrinos play unique roles in many epochs of the Universe’s evolution. Important information can be gleaned from neutrino evolution during

Astrophysical Neutrinos: Revealing Neutrino Properties at the Highest Energies – Nicole Bell Mon. May 1st, 2006
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

High energy neutrino astronomy opens a window on the universe that is not accessible with photons, offering an opportunity to

Luttinger Liquid and Beyond: Crystallization and Free-Spin Regime in 1D – Yaroslav Tserkovnyak Fri. May 13th, 2005
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

In the final talk of the series, I will discuss some fundamental aspects of the physics of interacting electrons in

Collective Spin Dynamics in Magnetic Nanostructures – Yaroslav Tserkovnyak Thu. May 12th, 2005
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Ferromagnetism exhibits exciting novel phenomena when the system size is shrunk to submicron scale. Especially interesting are heterostructures with ferromagnetic

Electron Interference and Correlations as Seen by Momentum-Conserving Tunneling in 1D – Yaroslav Tserkovnyak Tue. May 10th, 2005
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Tunneling between parallel quantum wires of high purity is a powerful tool in investigating electron correlation effects in one dimension.

Spontaneously-Symmetry-Broken Archimedes Screws – Yaroslav Tserkovnyak Mon. May 9th, 2005
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

In the first technical lecture, I will use the tool box developed in treating time-dependent magnetoelectronic problems to consider a

Understanding the Particle Nature of Neutrinos – Karsten Heeger Fri. April 30th, 2004
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Neutrino mass and oscillation have been convincingly demonstrated in the recent atmospheric, solar, and reactor neutrino data. Some of the

Measuring ϴ13 and the Search for Leptonic CP Violation – Karsten Heeger Thu. April 29th, 2004
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Non-accelerator neutrino oscillation experiments have provided strong evidence for the mixing of the three known neutrino states. Precision oscillation studies

Recent Discoveries in Neutrino Physics – Karsten Heeger Wed. April 28th, 2004
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Neutrino mass and mixing are amongst the major discoveries of recent years. From the observation of neutrino flavor change in

Evidence for Neutrino Oscillation and Massive Neutrinos: The Resolution of the Solar Neutrino Problem at SNO and KamLAND – Karsten Heeger Mon. April 26th, 2004
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Unambiguous evidence for novel neutrino properties has recently been obtained from observations of solar and reactor neutrinos. Combined with previous solar

Behind the Scenes with Ultracold Atom Gases and BEC – Brian DeMarco Fri. May 2nd, 2003
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The field of ultra-cold quantum atom gases began in 1995 with the realization of Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute alkali

Quantum Behavior of an Atomic Fermi Gas – Brian DeMarco Thu. May 1st, 2003
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The colloquium will cover my graduate work on creating the first Fermi gas of atoms. The magnetic trapping and evaporative

An Atomic Turing Machine: Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions at NIST – Brian DeMarco Wed. April 30th, 2003
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The basic features of quantum information processing using trapped ions will be briefly reviewed from Lecture 1. Our current work

Quantum Information Processing using Atomic and Optical Systems – Brian DeMarco Mon. April 28th, 2003
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Quantum information processing is a rapidly emerging field, with development in atomic, photonic, and condensed matter systems underway. Classical computers

Beaming and Jets in Gamma Ray Bursts – Re’em Sari Fri. April 5th, 2002
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Though the distance scale to Gamma Ray Bursts is now known, the energy is still subject to several orders of

Exciting The Eccentricity of Extrasolar Planets – Re’em Sari Thu. April 4th, 2002
4:15 pm-5:15 pm

The detection of extrasolar planets is one of the great scientific discoveries of the past decade. Most of these planets

Theory and Observations of the Afterglow of Gamma Ray Bursts – Re’em Sari Wed. April 3rd, 2002
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Early on 1997, the field of Gamma Ray Bursts had a dramatic breakthrough. The Italian-Dutch satellite, BeppoSAX, delivered accurate positioning

Phenomenology of Gamma Ray Bursts – Re’em Sari Tue. April 2nd, 2002
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Gamma Ray Bursts emit 1051-1054erg, mostly in Gamma rays around 1MeV. The short timescale variability (down to a ms) implies

The Cosmological Constant and Brane Nucleation – Jonathan Feng Fri. April 20th, 2001
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Present observations favor a small but positive cosmological term. Recent theoretical developments suggest the possibility of fundamental brane degrees of

The Search for Supersymmetry – Jonathan Feng Thu. April 19th, 2001
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Supersymmetry predicts a partner particle for every known particle. I will present some of the theoretical motivations for expecting the

Particle Physics Implications for Dark Matter – Jonathan Feng Tue. April 17th, 2001
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Although the cosmological evidence for dark matter is overwhelming and becoming increasingly precise, the nature of dark matter remains a

Focus Point Supersymmetry – Jonathan Feng Mon. April 16th, 2001
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

All of supersymmetry phenomenology suffers from the tension between naturalness and low energy constraints. Most attempts to relieve this tension

Nanofabrication for Fundamental Physics – Keith Schwab Fri. May 12th, 2000
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Researchers are taking advantage of the silicon industry’s development of fabrication tools and techniques to construct devices with dimensions comparable

Measurement of the Universal Quantum of Thermal Conductance – Keith Schwab Thu. May 11th, 2000
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

We have performed experiments to probe directly the thermal conductance of suspended nanostructures with lateral dimensions ~100nm. It has been

The Josephson Effect in Superfluids – Keith Schwab Tue. May 9th, 2000
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Since the development of the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device in the late 1960’s it has been appreciated that similar effects

SQUID’s and SET’s: Introduction to Quantum Limited Amplifiers and their Application – Keith Schwab Mon. May 8th, 2000
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce to the audience the basic ideas of quantum limited amplifiers, SQUIDs and

Overview: The 2000 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectures – Keith Schwab Mon. May 8th, 2000
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Condensed matter systems are beginning to display coherent quantum phenomena, behavior that until now had been only the domain of

Probing the Distant Universe With the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect – Joe Mohr Fri. April 9th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Connections Between Galaxy Clusters and Cosmology – Joe Mohr Thu. April 8th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Cluster Regularity as a Tool to Study Cosmology – Joe Mohr Tue. April 6th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Regularity and Complexity: The Dual Nature of Galaxy Clusters – Joe Mohr Mon. April 5th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Quantifying Entanglement – Christopher Fuchs Sat. February 6th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
What Can You Do with Quantum Entanglement? – Christopher Fuchs Fri. February 5th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Sending Classical Information on Noisy Quantum Mechanical Channels – Christopher Fuchs Thu. February 4th, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Optimal Quantum Measurements and the Distinguishability of Quantum States – Christopher Fuchs Tue. February 2nd, 1999
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
A Spectroscopic High Energy Particle Detector and a Search for WIMPS – Thomas Walther Sat. April 18th, 1998
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Remote Velocity and Temperature Profiling in the Ocean – Thomas Walther Sat. April 18th, 1998
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
A Novel Approach to Testing Bell Inequalities – Thomas Walther Fri. April 17th, 1998
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
UV-IR and IR-UV Double Resonance Experiments for the Study of Molecular Dynamics – Thomas Walther Thu. April 16th, 1998
12:45 pm-1:30 pm

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