Rittenhouse Lectures

Rittenhouse Lecture

Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Past Rittenhouse Lectures

Rittenhouse Lecture: “The Illustris TNG hydrodynamic simulation of the Universe”

Lars Hernquist (Harvard University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

A predictive theory of galaxy formation remains elusive, even after more than 50 years of dedicated effort by many renowned astrophysicists.  The problem of galaxy formation is made difficult by the large range in…

Condensed Matter seminar: "Route to topological quantum effects via atomic-scale defect engineering"

Seongshik Oh, Rutgers University
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Since the notion of topological insulator (TI) was envisioned about a decade ago, topology has become a new paradigm in condensed matter physics. Realization of topology as a generic property of materials has led to…

Rittenhouse Lecture: "The Planck Legacy: Inflation and the Origin of Structure in the Universe"

George P. Efstathiou, University of Cambridge and Kavli Institute for Cosmology
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

I will review the latest results on cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies measured by the Planck satellite. These measurements agree extremely well with a spatially flat, cosmological constant dominated…