Past Events

Special Soft Matter Seminar: "Physical interactions reduce the power of natural selection in growing yeast colonies"
October 15, 2018  2:45 pm  3:45 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3C2
Andrea Giometto, Harvard University
Microbial populations often assemble in dense populations in which proliferating individuals exert mechanical forces on the nearby cells.

Public Event on the evening of June 19 including programming in DRL and night sky observing on Shoemaker Green
June 19, 2018  7:30 pm  10:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 209 S. 33rd Street
The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute
 How do I become an astronomer?
 Whatâ€™s it like to be an astronomer?
 How do astronomers study the early universe?
The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute, and will feature three Simons Observatory scientists who recently authored fascinating tales of our universe and their journeys to understand it!

Elon Musk Public Lecture: "Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide the Fundamentals of Physics?"
February 6, 2018  5:00 pm  6:00 pm
Meyerson Hall, B1 (210 S. 34th Street)
Sylvester James Gates, Jr. (Brown)
Join us for an evening with theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates, Jr., as he talks about how the mathematical and theoretical aspects of his physics research have traversed concept spaces from equations to graphical imagery to coding theory errorcorrection, and how it points towards evidence that an evolutionlike process may have acted on the mathematical laws that describe reality.

Math/Phys Joint Seminar: "Progress Toward A Mathematically Rigorous Spacetime SUSY Representation Theory"
February 6, 2018  3:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C2
Sylvester James Gates, Jr. (Brown University)
While a fundamental representation theory for compact Lie algebras was settled by the work of Cartan (i.e. weights and roots), no analogous conceptual structure exists for spacetime supersymmetry algebras. Progress in this direction based on the graph theory concept of "adinkras" will be presented in this talk.

SPRING 2018: PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY POSTPONED EXAMS
January 11, 2018  6:00 pm  8:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Room A8
Procotor will be on site
ALL EXAMS ARE FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.