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Reed Essick - Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago
Mar 1, 2018 - 3:30pm
Department of Physics - Colloquia - 111 Robert A. Pritzker Science Center Auditorium
The direct detection of Gravitational Waves with kilometer-scale laser interferometers has begun to pay dividends on the decades of both theoretical and instrumental research invested in their development. After spectacularly detecting the first known Binary Black Hole coalescence in September 2015... read more
Mar 1
Joe Lykken - Deputy Director, Fermilab
Mar 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Department of Physics - Colloquia - PS 111
More than 30 years ago Richard Feynman suggested the possibility of using quantum computers to simulate quantum physics. Now the technologies necessary to realize this vision are finally emerging. Particle physicists are already trying to apply quantum computing to gain a better understanding of... read more
Mar 8
Chandan Setty - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mar 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
Department of Physics - Colloquia - PS 111
Impurities can be a huge boon in the study of electronic properties of quantum matter. A known impurity placed in a host material can say a lot about the ground state of the host; conversely, the nature of impurities can be accurately deduced by studying how they behave in a well understood... read more
Mar 22
Gerald Marsh - University of Chicago; Argonne National Laboratory
Mar 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Department of Physics - Colloquia - PS 111
It has been suggested that the north-polar hexagon found on Saturn is an unusual Rossby wave. If this is to be the case, one must not only explain how a Rossby wave can be hexagonal in shape, albeit with curved corners, but also why it is hexagonal rather than in the form of some other polygon. It... read more
Mar 29