Events

  • Astronomy seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Lluis Galbany, University of Pittsburgh

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Soft complexity in gels: network connectivity, viscoelasticity and failure"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown University

    Soft matter (colloids, polymers, proteins…) often self-assembles into gels with diverse structure and mechanics, ubiquitous in nature and extensively used to improve diverse industrial products, where they provide texture, softness, and stability. Through the interplay between their microstructure with an imposed deformation, they can be stretched, flow, squeezed or fractured, but controlling and being able to design such processes (think for example to soft inks for 3D printing technologies) requires a fundamental understanding that is still lacking.

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  • Department Colloquium: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. XIAOXING XI: Why It Matters"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Xiaoxing X, Temple University

    As Interim Chair of Temple University’s Physics Department, I was busy on May 20, 2015 with my class, research, promotion of colleagues, and a university task force I was chairing. I gave a dinner-time lecture for Pint of Science, a science festival, at an Irish pub before picking up my wife at the airport, who was returning from an overseas trip. My elder daughter was home from college for a few days. We made a plan to visit a famous Korean fried chicken restaurant.

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  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University

    DNA is an iconic molecule that forms a double helical structure, providing the basis for genetic inheritance, and its physical properties have been studied for decades. In this talk, I will present evidence that sequence and methylation dependent physical properties of DNA such as flexibility and self-association may be important for biological functions [1, 2]. In addition, I will present a new application of DNA where mechanical modulations of cell behavior can be studied at the single molecule level using rupturable DNA tethers [3].

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  • Department Colloquium

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Joshua Shaevitz, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University

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  • Experimental Partical Physics Seminar: "Jinping Neutrino Experiment"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Shaomin Chen, Tsinghua University

  • Experimental Particle Physics Seminar: "Applied comics ray physics and Brunelleschi's dome in Florence"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Elena Guardincerri, LANL

  • Experimental Partical Physics Seminar: "Applied comics ray physics and Brunelleschi's dome in Florence"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Elena Guardincerri, LANL

  • Department Colloquium

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Speaker: Anthony Mezzacappa, University of Tennessee

    Host: Christopher Mauger

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  • Primakoff Lecture

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

    Ann Nelson, University of Washington

    Host: Joe Kroll

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