Seminars

Upcoming Seminars



Rittenhouse Lecture: "Galaxy evolution and cosmology via the 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen"

Martha Haynes (Cornell University)
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The 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen (HI) provides a powerful probe of the cool-to-warm interstellar gas in galaxies. Virtually all star-forming galaxies contain a cool neutral component…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Harold F. Levison (Southwest Research Institute)
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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Pablo Jarillo-Herrera (M.I.T.)
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Primakoff Lecture

Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study)
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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "TBA"

Chris Polly (Fermilab)
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Past Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Physical Computation in Insect Swarms"

Orit Peleg, University of Colorado
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Our world is full of living creatures that must share information to survive and reproduce. As humans, we easily forget how hard it is to communicate within natural environments. So how do organisms solve…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Postpandemic Tool for Quantum Materials (and vice-versa)"

Ken Burch, Boston College

Nov 17, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021 at - David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8

Raman scattering, invented at the end of the last pandemic, can provide a wealth of information on the fractional, magnetic, lattice and charge excitations at the heart of quantum materials and devices.…



High Energy Physics Experimental seminar: "First results in search of an excess of electron neutrino interactions from MicroBooNE"

Chao Zhang (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
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The MicroBooNE experiment was designed primarily to explore the nature of the previously observed low-energy excess in electron neutrino candidates in the MiniBooNE experiment located…



Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: "A case for integrating solar geoengineering into climate policy"

David Keith (Harvard University)
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I will first review the science and technology of solar geoengineering, addressing the following Q’s: how effective could it be in reducing climate risks? What new risks does it entail? What is uncertain…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Broken symmetries in living matter"

Nikta Fakhri, MIT
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Active processes in living systems create a novel class of nonequilibrium matter composed of many interacting components that individually consume energy and collectively generate motion or…