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Laura Gladstone (CWRU Physics) Thu. April 26th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Report from the International Conference on Women in Physics: Reaching Towards Equity and Inclusion
In July 2017, I was one of the US delegates to the IoP International Conference on Women in Physics, held in Birmingham, UK. …Read more.

Jacob Scott (Cleveland Clinic) Thu. April 19th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learning to perturb the evolutionary mechanisms driving drug resistance in cancer and microbes: an integrated theoretical and experimental approach.

The evolution of resistance remains an elusive problem in the treatment of both cancer and infectious disease, and represents one of the most important medical problems of our time. …Read more.

Dimitar Sasselov (Harvard University) Thu. April 12th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Ocean Worlds: from Familiar to Exotic and Extreme Planets
Water is a common molecule in the the galaxy and an abundant bulk component of planets – like Neptune, far from their stars. …Read more.

Jesse Berezovsky (CWRU Physics) Thu. April 5th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

The Broken Symmetry of Music: Applying Statistical Physics to Understand the Structure of Music
The ubiquity of music throughout history and across cultures raises a fundamental question: Why is this way of arranging sounds such a powerful medium for human artistic expression? …Read more.

TBA Thu. March 29th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Sebastian Deffner (Univ Maryland Baltimore County) Thu. March 22nd, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Quantum speed limits: from Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle to optimal quantum control
One of the most widely known building blocks of modern physics is Heisenberg’s indeterminacy principle. Among the different statements of this fundamental property of the full quantum mechanical nature of physical reality, the uncertainty relation for energy and time has a special place. …Read more.

Spring Break Thu. March 15th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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APS March Meeting Thu. March 8th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Lindley Winslow (MIT) Thu. March 1st, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

First Results from CUORE: 
Majorana Neutrinos and the Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay
The neutrino is unique among the Standard Model particles. It is the only fundamental fermion that could be its own antiparticle, a Majorana particle. …Read more.

Ilya Gruzberg (Ohio State University) Thu. February 15th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Mysteries of the quantum Hall staircase
Quantum Hall effects are a very rich subject in condensed matter physics with many connections to other areas, intrinsic intellectual beauty, and numerous applications. …Read more.

The 2017 Nobel Prizes: What were they given for? Thu. February 8th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Harsh Mathur (Physics) on the prize in Physics; Phoebe Stewart (Pharmacology) on the prize in Chemistry; Peter Harte (Genetics and Genome Sciences) on the prize in Physiology or Medicine; Mariana Carrera (Weatherhead) on the prize in Economics.  …Read more.

Peter Armitage (Johns Hopkins) Thu. January 18th, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

On Ising’s model of ferromagnetism
The 1D Ising model is a classical model of great historical significance for both classical and quantum statistical mechanics. Developments in the understanding of the Ising model have fundamentally impacted our knowledge of thermodynamics, critical phenomena, magnetism, conformal quantum field theories, particle physics, and emergence in many-body systems. …Read more.

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