• Advances in Biomedical Optics Seminar: " Lighting the Path to Cancer Detection and Therapy"

    Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.

    Professor Samuel Achilefu (Washington University)

    *Pizza to be served @ 11:45A* 

  • Department Colloquium: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Paul Steinhardt (Princeton)

  • Soft Materials: Physics to Physiology via Computation

    University of Pennsylvania Glandt Forum (3rd Floor) Singh Nanotechnology Building 3205 Walnut Street

    Michael L. Klein, Laura H Carnell Professor of Science (Temple University)

    Eli Burstein Lecture 2015

  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Tobias Baldauf (IAS)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry, and How Science Works"

    DRL A4

    James P. Sethna, Cornell University

    Models of systems biology, climate change, ecosystems, and macroeconomics have parameters that are hard or impossible to measure directly. If we fit these unknown parameters, fiddling with them until they agree with past experiments, how much can we trust their predictions? We have found that predictions can be made despite huge uncertainties in the parameters -- many parameter combinations are mostly unimportant to the collective behavior. We will use ideas and methods from differential geometry to explain what sloppiness is and why it happens so often.

  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6

    Yashar Hezaveh (Stanford)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "TBD"

    DRL A4

    Vincent Meunier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Advances in Biomedical Optics Seminar: "TBD"

    Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.

    Professor Scott Davis (Dartmouth)

    *Pizza to be served @ 11:45A* 

  • Department Colloquium: Was Einstein Right? A Centennial Assessment

    DRL A8

    Clifford Will (University of Florida)

    A century after Einstein's formulation of general relativity, a remarkably diverse set of precision experiments has established it as the ``standard model'' for gravitational physics.   Yet it might not be the final word.  We review the array of measurements that have verified general relativity in the laboratory, in the solar system and in binary pulsars.   We then describe some of the opportunities and challenges involved in testing Einstein's great theory in strong-field regimes, in gravitational waves, and in cosmology.

  • Astro Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Labratory, A6