Department Colloquia

Upcoming Department Colloquia

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Super-resolution imaging of transcription in living cells"

Ibraham Cissé (Max Planck Institute)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

We will discuss the latest efforts in our laboratory to develop highly sensitive methods of microscopy, to go directly inside living cells and uncover the behavior of single biomolecules as…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Pablo Jarillo-Herrera (MIT)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

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

Rittenhouse Lecture: "TBA"

Julianne Dalcanton (Flatiron Institute)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Past Department Colloquia

Primakoff Lecture: “From Nonlinear Optics to High-Intensity Laser Physics”

Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

The laser increased the intensity of light that can be generated by orders of magnitude and thus brought about nonlinear optical interactions with matter. Chirped pulse amplification, also known as CPA, changed the…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab’s Muon Campus"

Chris Polly (Fermilab)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4 - plus see Zoom link below

The much anticipated initial results from the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab’s Muon Campus were released last year.  The new determination of the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment is in good…

Primakoff Lecture: "The Entropy of Hawking Radiation"

Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4 – plus see Zoom link below

Black holes are interesting spacetime configurations predicted by general relativity. When quantum mechanics is taken into account, black holes are found to emit thermal radiation, called "Hawking…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "The synergy of biophysics and active materials"

Arnold Mathijssen (University of Pennsylvania)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory A4; plus see Zoom link below

Understanding the physics of living systems allows us to design new materials that are active and adaptive, akin to cells and tissues. Conversely, these active matter systems can reveal…

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "Lucy - the First to the Trojans"

Harold F. Levison (Southwest Research Institute)
- See Zoom link below

I will discuss NASA's Lucy mission.  Lucy, selected as part of NASA's Discovery Program, is the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojans, objects that hold vital clues to…