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.

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

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTitle
03/29/16Fiona HarrisonCaltechRoger Blandford"A New View of the High Energy Universe:  Science Highlights from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Mission"
04/05/16Benjamin LevStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"Frontiers in quantum many-body physics and neuromorphic computation with multimode cavity QED"
04/12/16James KakaliosUniv. of MinnesotaSteve Kivelson"The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books"
04/19/16Stefano ProfumoUC Santa CruzStudent host: Ruby Lai"A Dark Needle in a Bright Haystack:  Two Stories of Astrophysical Searches for Dark Matter"
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 Zhang"Dirac Composite Fermions in Quantum Hall Fluids"
05/17/16Mikhail LukinHarvard UniversityBenjamin Lev"Exploring New Frontiers of Quantum Optical Science"
05/24/16Umesh VaziraniUC BerkeleyPatrick Hayden"Testing Quantum Systems"
05/31/16Amir YacobyHarvard UniversityKam Moler"A New Spin on Superconductivity"


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