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Rutgers Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Colloquium Schedule

Spring 2018

Colloquia are held in the Physics and Astronomy Lecture Hall
at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday afternoons.

Tea served 4.30pm-4.45pm. 

All welcome!  

Colloquia will begin on Jan 31st. Please contact our administrative assistant Stefanie Miller ( with questions regarding travel arrangements and reimbursements. Questions about the colloquium schedule should be addressed to Prof. John Paul Chou ( Fall 2017 Colloquia
Day  Title Speaker Speaker's Host.
Jan 31
 A Distortion Symmetry-based Approach to Minimum Energy Pathways
Venkatraman Gopalan
(Penn State)
Jak Chakhalian
Feb 7
New Mathematics for New Biophysics: A foray into Bayesian nonparametrics
Steve Presse
(Arizona State University)
Alex Morozov
Feb 14
Real-Time 3D Single-Particle Tracking: Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Control
Haw Yang
(Princeton University)
Sang-Hyuk Lee
Feb 21
Matyroshka dolls and tinkertoys: Calabi-Yau geometry and supersymmetry
Charles Doran
(University of Alberta)
Emanuel Diaconescu
Feb 28
Down-to-earth searches for cosmological dark matter with LUX and LZ
Carter Hall
(University of Maryland)
John Paul Chou
Mar 7
No Colloquium

Mar 14
No Colloquium: Spring Break

Mar 21
Forging the heaviest elements
(Notre Dame)
Jolie Cizewski
Mar 28
The unbearable burden of being light: Exploring the emergence of ordinary matter from quarks and gluons
Berndt Mueller
(Brookhaven, Duke)
Sevil Salur
Apr 4
Exploring the hydrodynamic limit of many-body quantum systems
Andy Lucas
(Stanford University)
Tom Banks
Apr 11
Exploring quantum thermalization with a magnetic quantum Newton's cradle
Ben Lev
(Stanford University)
Jed Pixley
Apr 14
2018 Henry R. and Gladys V. Irons Lecture
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Daniel Whiteson
(UC Irvine)
Jorge Cham
(PhD Comics)
Yuri Gershtein
Apr 18 Facilitating and Assessing the Development of Scientific Habits of Mind: Course Transformation using Assessable Learning Objectives and Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE)
Eugenia Etkina
Charles Ruggieri
(Rutgers University)
John Paul Chou
Apr 25
The Terrestrial Planets of Other Stars
David Charbonneau
(Harvard University)
Saurabh Jha