Past Events

  • Dissertation Defense: "Improving the Signal-to-Noise of Nanopore Sensors"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A7

    Matt Puster, University of Pennsylvania

  • Dissertation Defense:"Optical, Magnetic, and Electronic Anisotropies in Graphene Oxide"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E9

    Annemarie Exharos

  • Astro Seminar: Unleashing the Power of ALMA

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6

    Amanda Kepley (NRAO)

    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a
    transformational millimeter interferometer being built in Chile that,
    when complete, will have 10-100 times the sensitivity, 100 times the
    resolution, and twice the wavelength coverage of existing millimeter
    interferometers. ALMA will be the premiere telescope for studying
    galaxy evolution and star and planet formation for the next several
    decades and, even in early science, is already revolutionizing our
    understanding of these important processes. In this talk, I will give

  • Advances in Biomedical Optics Seminar: "Lung Cancer-State of the Art in 2015"

    Donner Auditorium Basement Donner Building-3400 Spruce St

    Dr. Sunil Singhal (Thoracic Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)

    *Pizza to be served @ 11:45A* 

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Tiling Triply-Periodic Minimal Surfaces"

    DRL A4

    Myfanway Evans, Erlangen

  • Astro Seminar: "The Large Millimeter Telescope: Current Status and Early Science Observations"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6

    David Hughes (Large Millimeter Telescope)

    The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) Alfonso Serrano is a bi-national

  • Penn I-Corps Site Summer Start-Up Accelerator Featuring Professore A. T. Charlie Johnson

    World Cafe Live Upstairs

    Professor Charlie Johnson and Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce, City of Philadelphia

    Launch Event

    • The Penn I-Corps Site summer accelerator offers 30 teams
    • Education, mentorship, and funding to develop startup ideas.
    • Faculty, students, and local entrepreneurs are welcome.


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  • Special Seminar: "New Views on Iron Superconductivity: From a Mott Insulator’s Perspective"

    DRL Faculty Lounge

    Byron Freelon, M.I.T.

    Seeking to understand the nature of high-temperature superconductivity (HTSC) in iron-based materials, we discuss a new class of compounds in which unconventional superconductivity may occur.  When first discovered in 2008, superconductivity in iron-containing materials was thought to manifest by charge doping materials with metallic normal states.  By 2011, 

  • Astro Seminar: "Circumstellar Disk Composition and Evolution"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6

    Alycia Weinberger (Carnegie Institution)

    Abstract:  The vast diversity of planetary systems arises from formation
    processes within circumstellar disks. These disks start out gas rich and end
    full of planets and some remnant debris dust. I will concentrate on stars in
    nearby young stellar associations and show how multi-wavelength imaging of
    their disks can reveal their compositions and dynamical states. I will
    highlight recent results with the Hubble Space Telescope and Magellan
    Adaptive Optics that both reveal the disks in amazing detail and hint at

  • Condensed Matter seminar: "Low-Dimensional Properties of Atomically-Thin Materials and Systems"

    DRL A4

    Douglas Strachan, University of Kentucky

    Atomically-thin materials represent the thinnest possible components of future device applications with extreme reduction in size scales. While tremendous progress has recently been made in understanding the large-scale properties of atomically-thin materials, the low-dimensional aspects, although critical to the smallest device sizes, have received comparatively much less attention.