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2014 - 2015 Colloquia:

Spring Quarter

Apr.   2   Cristina Marchetti
Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter

Apr.   9   Paul Wiegmann
Geometry of Quantum Hall

Apr.   10   William Irvine
The life of vortex knot and links: Linking, coiling and twisting across scales

Apr.   16   Linda Young
Harnessing ultraintense x-rays: understanding the atomic response and designing applications

Apr.   23   Stephanie Palmer
Understanding the retina through the lens of prediction

Apr.   30   John Goodenough
Mott-Hubbard Transition in Ruthenium Perovskites
William H. Zachariasen Lecture


May   7   Gabriel Orebi Gann
Here be dragons: mysteries of the neutrino

May   14   Ana Maria Rey
Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers

May   21   Doerte Blume
The three-body Efimov effect and extensions to more bodies

May   28   John Coster-Mullen
Little Boy, Fat Man and Nuclear Archeology

June   4   Juan de Pablo
Nanoparticles in liquid crystals, and liquid crystals in nanoparticles

June   5   Edward Stone
The Voyager Odyssey

Winter Quarter


Jan. 8  Bob Rosner
Entering the cauldron of climate change: Science and politics


Jan. 15   Marcela Carena
Particle Physics after the Higgs

Jan. 22   John Carlstrom
Physics and Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background

Jan. 29   James Carpenter
Urban Light

Feb. 5   James Rosenzweig
The Birth of the Fifth Generation Light Source

Feb. 12   Jenny Hoffman
High Tc superconductivity in a single atomic layer of FeSe

Feb. 19   Vincenzo Vitelli
Topological Metamaterials

Feb. 26   Amie Wilkinson
A dynamical way of thinking

Mar.   5   Sam Zeller
Opening a New Chapter in Neutrino Physics

Mar. 12   Andrea Liu
Mechanical reaction-diffusion behavior in the beating embryonic heart

Fall Quarter


Oct. 2   Richard Hill
The proton and the future of particle physics

Oct. 9   Tom Witten
A colloidal dance: synchronizing motion of brownian particles

Oct. 16   Fabiola Gianotti
The future of high-energy colliders

Oct. 23   David Gross
Frontiers of Fundamental Physics

Oct. 30   Henriette Elvang
New Exciting Approaches to Scattering Amplitudes

Nov. 6   Vicki Kaspi
The Hunt for Milliseconds Pulsars

Nov. 13   Heinrich Jaeger
Granular Streams

Nov. 20   Margaret Murnane
Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Tabletop X-ray Lasers and Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Dec. 4   Sue Coppersmith
Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots

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