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The Rutgers Physics & Astronomy Newsletter       Number S16-4  2016-Feb8
           Editor: Robert Bartynski        Publisher: Nancy DeHaan
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                            Department Tea
                    Wednesday: Lecture Hall - 4:30pm


CMS Tue Feb 9 Weida Wu, Rutgers University
1:30 385E      "Point Defects and Nanoscale Inhomogeneities in the
                Topological Insulator Bi2Se3"

HET Tue Feb 9 Marcus Spradlin, Brown University
3:00 385E      "Cluster Algebras and Scattering Amplitudes"

Proteomics/IQB Bryan Berger, Lehigh University
12:00 CIPR 120  "S. maltophilia: From Bacterial Pathogen to 

COL Wed Feb 10 Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University
4:45 PLH        "The Perovskite Fever & Unusual Carrier Physics"

LSM Thur Feb 11 Kin Fai Mak, Penn State
12:00 Chem 260   "Valley and Spin Dependent Physics in Two-Dimensional
                  Van der Waals' Materials"

MPS Thur Feb 11 Roger Nussbaum, Rutgers University
12:00 Hill 705   "Analyticity Versus Infinite Differentiability:
                  Case Studies and Open Questions"

CMS Thur Feb 11 Vadim Oganesyan, CUNY
1:30 385E        "Charting a Thermal Equilibrium, From Many-Body
                  Localization to Experiments"

AST Thur Feb 11 Franz Bauer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile"
1:30 401W        "A New Population of X-ray Transients?" and "ALMA
                  Observations of the Frontier Fields"

       *********Partial List of Next Week's Seminars**************

CMS Tue Feb 16 Meng Cheng, Microsoft Q Station
1:30 385E       "Symmetry Meets Topological Order"

HET Tue Feb 16 Jared Evans, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign"
3:00 385E       TBA

Proteomics/IQB Philip Bevilacqua, Penn State
12:00 CIPR 120  "New Insights into the Mechanisms of Small Ribozymes 
                 Through Combining Experiments and Theory"

COL Wed Feb 17 Ryan Patterson, CalTech
4:45 PLH        "Next Questions in Neutrino Physics and the NOvA Experiment"

CMS Thur Feb 18 Romain Vasseur, UC Berkeley
1:30 385E        "Universality Far From Equilibrium"

For the calendar of upcoming colloquia and seminars in the department, visit

      MPS=Mathematical Physics Seminar   LSM=Lab for Surface Modification
      NPS=Nuclear Physics Seminar        HEX=High Energy Experimental
      AST=Astrophysics Seminar           SSS=Surface Science Seminar
      INS=Instructional Seminar          CMS=Condensed Matter Seminar
      SIP=Seminar in Physics             SPS=Society of Physics Students
      HET=High Energy Theory             COL=Colloquium
      MSS=Materials Science Seminar      HON=Honors Seminar
      BPS=Biological Physics Seminar     SSPAR=Student Seminars in Physics
      DELTA-P=Developing Educators         and Astronomy at Rutgers
        and Leaders Among TAs in Physics
      RAS=Rutgers Astronomical Society

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