Held Tuesdays at 4:30 pm (Note new time for AY 2015/16), in the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, room 201 (see map). Refreshments in the lobby of Varian Physics at 4:15 pm.

Winter 2015/2016, Committee: R. Blandford (Chair), T. Heinz, L. Hollberg, K. Irwin

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTitle
01/12/16Ralf Wessel      Washington University

Student host:  Nora Brackbill

"Cortical Vision from Emergent Global Dynamics"
01/19/16Leonardo SenatoreStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"Effective Field Theory in Cosmology"
01/26/16Tyce DeYoungMichigan State Univ.Roger Blandford

"Observations of Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube"

02/02/16Yi CuiStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"Batteries:  Now and Future"
02/09/16Eric CornellUniv. of ColoradoLeo Hollberg

"Can We Find 10 TeV Particles Using Sub Millihertz Spectroscopy?  Looking for the Electron's Electric Dipole Moment in Trapped Molecular Ions"

02/16/16

Rana Adhikari

(intro by Kip Thorne)

CaltechRoger Blandford

"On the Measurement of Gravitational Waves from the Merger of two Black Holes"

02/23/16Hanoch GutfreundHebrew Univ. of JerusalemWilliam Little“The Genesis of General Relativity and its Formative Years”
03/01/16Konrad LehnertUniv. of ColoradoKent Irwin"Electromechanics:  A New Quantum Technology"
03/08/16Alex VilenkinTufts UniversityVahe Petrosian"Black Holes and the Multiverse"
03/15/16OPEN (Cancel?)  TBD


Spring 2015/2016, Committee: M. Schleier-Smith (Chair), G. Gratta, B. Lev, S. Zhang

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTitle
03/29/16Fiona HarrisonCaltechRoger BlandfordTBD
04/05/16Benjamin LevStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"A Quantum Optical Spin Glass:  Toward Neuromorphic Photonic Computing"
04/12/16James KakaliosUniv. of MinnesotaSteve Kivelson"The Physics of Superheroes"
04/19/16Hakeem OluseyiFlorida Institute of TechnologyStudent host: Ruby LaiTBD
04/26/16Theodor Hänsch/Hofstadter LecturerUniv. of MunichSteve Chu"Frontiers in Laser Spectroscopy"
05/03/16Jun YeUniv. of Colorado/NISTBenjamin Lev"Optical Atomic Clock and Many-body Quantum Physics"
05/10/16Dam Thanh SonUniv. of ChicagoShoucheng ZhangTBD
05/17/16Mikhail LukinHarvard UniversityBenjamin LevTBD
05/24/16    
05/31/16Amir YacobyHarvard UniversityKam MolerTBD


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