Seminars

Upcoming Seminars



Mathematical Biology seminar: TBA

Andreas Buttenschoen (University of British Columbia)
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Zoom: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/96846928909?pwd=Q3JPTTc5dURmQk5xL01OMjZUc2FXUT09
 



Primakoff Lecture: “The Life and Death of Turbulence”

Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign)
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Turbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. But there is no consensus on what it would mean to actually solve this problem. In this colloquium, I propose that turbulence is most…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: “The String Landscape, The Swampland, and Our Universe"

Cumrun Vafa (Harvard University)
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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: “Fast Radio Bursts”

Victoria Kaspi (McGill University)
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Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short (few millisecond) bursts of radio waves observed from cosmological distances.  Their origin is presently unknown, yet their rate is many hundreds per sky per day,…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Martin Claasen (University of Pennsylvania)
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Past Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Exploiting the Singh Center’s Nanoscale Characterization Facility in Condensed Matter Research"

Eric Stach (University of Pennsylvania)
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Over the past several years, there have been significant investments in instrumentation for electron and ion microscopy in the Singh Center. I spoke to this group in the Fall of 2017, outlining what were then ‘plans…



Mathematical Biology seminar: "Multiscale inference and modeling of cell fate via single-cell data"

Qing Nie (University of California, Irvine)
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Cells make fate decisions in response to dynamic environmental and pathological stimuli as well as cell-to-cell communications.  Recent technological breakthroughs have enabled to gather data in…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Controlling quantum information in room-temperature, solid-state devices"

Lee Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)
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Quantum science and technology rests on our understanding and control of matter and information at the smallest scales. Devices based on individual atoms or complexes of a few atoms represent the ultimate limit in a…



Mathematical Biology seminar: "Population Dynamics in Changing Environments"

Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)
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Classical population dynamics problems assume constant unchanging environments. However, realistic environments fluctuate in both space and time. My lecture will focus on the analysis of population dynamics in…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: “Search for CP violation in neutrino oscillation by T2K and Hyper-Kamiokande”

Atsuko Ichikawa (Kyoto University)
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Since the discovery of neutrino oscillation in 1998, an overall picture of the flavor-mass mixing in the lepton sector has been build.