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Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium

Aut. Qtr. Colloq. committee:  R. Blandford (Chair), A. Kapitulnik, R. Laughlin, L. Senatore
Location:  Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200

09/25/2018 T. Mark Harrison UCLA Bob Laughlin "Nuclear Geochronology and the Age of the Earth"
10/02/2018 Daniel Palanker Stanford University Giorgio Gratta “Photovoltaic Restoration of Sight in Retinal Degeneration"
10/09/2018 Julie McEnery NASA Peter Michelson "A High Energy View of the Extreme Universe"
10/16/2018 Philip Deutschle Salinas High School and Hartnell College Tony Rodriguez, Student Host "Botswana to Bolivia - The Life of an Itinerant Science Educator"
10/23/2018 Michael Nauenberg Univ. of Calif. at Santa Cruz Bob Laughlin

"Visiting Newton's Atelier before the Principia, 1679-1684"

10/30/2018 Louis Strigari Texas A&M University Roger Blandford "The Dynamic Local Universe"
11/06/2018 Stephen Libby LLNL Bob Laughlin

"High Energy Density Physics – Theory and Experiment in the Realm of the Superlasers"

11/13/2018 Natalia Toro SLAC Roger Blandford "Searching for Dark Sectors Under our Noses:  Surprising Opportunities at Familiar Mass Scales"
11/27/2018 Greg Moore Rutgers University Leonardo Senatore "d = 4 N = 2 Field Theory and Physical Mathematics"

Wtr. Qtr. Colloq. committee:  A. Linde (Chair), S. Kivelson, B. Lev
Location:  Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201

01/08/2019 Eugene Demler Harvard University Benjamin Lev "Big Data Perspective on Quantum Matter"
01/15/2019 Leonardo Senatore Stanford University Andrei Linde "Field Theory, Geometry and Data in Cosmology"
01/22/2019 Raymond Ashoori MIT Steve Kivelson "Using Quantum Tunneling to Discover New Physics in Two-Dimensional Materials"
01/29/2019 James K. Thompson University of Colorado/JILA Benjamin Lev "Twists, Gaps, and Superradiant Emission on a Millihertz Transition"
02/05/2019 Persi Diaconis Stanford University, Depts. of Statistics & Mathematics Steve Kivelson "Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards"
02/12/2019 John Doyle Harvard University Monika Schleier-Smith "Cold and Ultracold Molecules for Quantum Information and Particle Physics"
02/19/2019 Shin-ichi Uchida University of Tokyo Z-X Shen "The Road to Higher Tc Superconductivity"
02/26/2019 Andre Leclair Cornell University Sri Raghu "New Perspectives on the Riemann Hypothesis"
03/05/2019 Hiranya Peiris University College London and Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Stockholm Risa Wechsler

"Pixels to Physics:  The Promise and Challenges of Survey Cosmology"

03/12/2019 Mikhail Tikhonov Washington University at St. Louis Student host:  Alana Papula “Microbial Ecology as a New Frontier for Theoretical Physics”

Spring Qtr. Colloq. Committee:  Monika Schleier-Smith (Chair), P. Hayden, X. Qi
Location:  Hewlett Teaching Center Rm. 201

04/02/2019 Ronald Walsworth Harvard Univ. Mark Kasevich "Quantum Diamond Sensors"
04/09/2019 Veronika Hubeny UC Davis Leonardo Senatore "Black Holes, Holography, and Entanglement"
04/16/2019 Laura Waller UC Berkeley David Goldhaber-Gordon "Computational Microscopy for phase retrieval, super-resolution and 3D imaging"
04/23/2019 Jonathan Simon Univ. of Chicago Monika Schleier-Smith "Matter made of Light:  Mott Insulators and Topological Fields"
04/30/2019 Xiaowei Zhuang, 2019 Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecturer Harvard Univ. Steve Chu "Imaging at the genomic-scale: from 3D organization of the genome to cell atlas of the brain"
05/07/2019 Donna Strickland Univ. of Waterloo Phil Bucksbaum "From Nonlinear Optics to High-Intensity Laser Physics"
05/14/2019 Daniel S. Fisher/SITP Event Stanford University, AP Shamit Kachru "Physicists and Evolution: Puzzles and Expectations"
05/21/2019 Cenke Xu UC Santa Barbara Xiaoliang Qi

"Strongly Interacting Synthetic Topological Insulators in High Dimensions"

05/28/2019 Irfan Siddiqi UC Berkeley Amir Safavi-Naeini "The Dawn of Superconducting Quantum Processors"
06/04/2019 Reina Maruyama Yale Univ. Lauren Tompkins "Testing DAMA's long-standing claim for dark matter detection"