Department Colloquia

Upcoming Department Colloquia



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…



Rittenhouse Lecture: "TBA"

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



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

TBA
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Nathaniel Criag (University of California, Santa Barbara)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Beth Willman (NOIRLab)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Past Department Colloquia



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter"

Pablo Jarillo-Herrera (MIT)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8 - Also see Zoom link below

PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKING IS REQUIRED IF YOU ARE ATTENDING IN PERSON.  THE COLLOQUIUM IS ALSO AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM



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

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…



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…