Primakoff Lectures



Primakoff Lecture: "The life and death of turbulence "

Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

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…

Past Primakoff Lectures



Primakoff Lecture: "Dark Matter, Neutron Stars, and Gravitational Waves"

Ann Nelson, University of Washington
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

The recent observation of gravitational waves from merging neutron stars opens a new era for neutron star physics and astrophysics. I discuss the dark matter mystery and some of my work on
possible ways neutron…



32nd Primakoff Lecture: "Metamaterials and Topological Mechanics"

Tom Lubensky (University of Pennsylvania)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Metamaterials are materials engineered to have a property or properties not found in nature, such as a negative optical index of refraction, one-way light or vibration waves, or exotic elastic behavior.  Advances in…