Held Tuesdays at 4:15 pm, in the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, room 201 (see map). Refreshments in the lobby of Varian Physics at 4:00 pm.

Winter 2014/15, Committee: S.C. Zhang (Chair), P. Hayden, K. Irwin & S. Block
PLEASE NOTE:  Wtr. Qtr. colloquia will be held in Hewlett Room 200!

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTitle
01/13/15John MartinisGoogle/UC Santa BarbaraKent Irwin"State Preservation by Repetitive Error Detection in Superconducting Qubits"
01/20/15Heather KnutsonCaltechBruce Macintosh

"Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets in the Super-Earth Era"

01/27/15Scott AaronsonMITNathaniel Thomas (student host)"When Exactly Do Quantum Computers Provide a Speedup?"
02/03/15 Joseph CurtinJoseph Curtin Studios, Ann Arbor, MISteve Block"Can Stradivari’s Sound be Measured?"
02/10/15Alex Wissner-GrossHarvard University Institute for Applied Computational ScienceXiaoliang Qi"Causal Entropic Forces"
02/17/15Vladen VuleticMITLeo Hollberg"Strong PhotonPphoton Interactions"
02/24/15Frederico FiuzaSLACSeb Doniach"Laser-driven Shock Waves:  From Cosmic-ray Physics to Medical Applications"
03/03/15Austin RoordaUniv. of Calif. at BerkeleyBruce Macintosh"From Stimulation to Perception:  Adaptive Optics for Testing Human Vision on a Cellular Scale"
03/10/15

François R. Bouchet

Institut d'Astrophysique de ParisAndrei Linde"Recent Cosmology Results from the Planck Experiment"


Spring 2014/15, Committee: G. Gratta (Chair), R. Blandford, L. Senatore, + P. Bucksbaum (tentative)

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTitle
03/31/15Guifre VidalPerimeter InstituteXiailiang Qi

"Tensor Network Renormalization"

04/07/15Leslie RosenbergUniv. of WashingtonGiorgio Gratta"Axion Searches"
04/14/15Tony RemijanUniversity of VirginiaRoger Blandford"ALMA"
04/21/15Anton Zeilinger - Hofstadter LectureUniversity of Vienna, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum InformationLeonard Susskind"Quantum Entanglement in Higher Dimensions"
04/28/15W. E. (William E.) MoernerStanford University (Chemistry Dept.)S. C. ZhangTBD
05/05/15Jeff KimbleCaltechBenjamin LevTBD
05/12/15Harvey MoseleyNASAKent IrwinTBD
05/19/15Senthil TodadriMITStudent hosted colloq.TBD
05/26/15David ReitzeCaltechGiorgio Gratta"Advanced LIGO"


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