Department Colloquia

Upcoming Department Colloquia

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Past Department Colloquia

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "A New Way of doing Astrophysics with Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST)"

Beth Willman (LSSTC )
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) is 10-year long NSF and DOE-funded experiment that will soon begin an unprecedented movie of half of the sky, tracking changes from…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "The 'Who Ordered That' Collider"

Nathaniel Craig (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

In this talk, I’ll survey some of the major open questions in particle physics and make the case that they can best be addressed by a qualitatively new type of particle accelerator: a high-energy muon…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Light from Dark Matter through Cosmic History"

Tracy Slatyer (MIT)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

84% of the matter in the universe is "dark", presently invisible to us except through its gravitational interactions. However, even tiny interactions between dark and visible matter could have striking…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Using Deep Learning as a Last Resort?!"

Shirley Ho (Flatiron Institute)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

For the last 10 years, we have seen a rapid adoption of deep learning techniques across many disciplines, ranging from self-driving vehicles, credit card rating to biomedicine. Along with this wave, we…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing"

Stephanie Palmer (University of Chicago)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Biological systems must selectively encode partial information about the environment, as dictated by the capacity constraints at work in all living organisms. For example, we cannot see every feature of…