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Physics Colloquium

Colloquia take place on Thursdays in McLennan Physics MP102 at 4:10 p.m.. Please come beforehand for refreshments in the McLennan Physics lounge (MP110) starting at 3:45 p.m.. Our colloquium series reflects the diverse research interests and pursuits of the department. Please forward your suggestions for speakers to Colloquium Chair Stephen Morris (email: smorris at or to Colloquium Secretary Joane Magnaye (email: jmagnaye at To get up-to-date announcements about upcoming colloquia, please subscribe to the Colloquium mailing list (see link below) and the Physics Colloquium RSS feeds.


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Start Date Speaker Location Title
Sep 12, 2013 04:10 PM Jim Sethna McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Sloppy models, Differential geometry, and How Science Works
Sep 19, 2013 04:10 PM Mihaly Horanyi McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event The Lunar Surface: A Dusty Plasma Laboratory
Sep 26, 2013 04:10 PM Chandra Varma McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Higgs Bosons in Condensed Matter Physics
Oct 03, 2013 04:10 PM Andy Mackenzie McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Complex oxides: a new playground for physics and technology
Oct 10, 2013 04:10 PM Chandralekha Singh McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event When Physical Intuition Fails
Oct 17, 2013 04:10 PM Sharon Glotzer McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Packing & Assembling Polyhedra
Oct 24, 2013 04:10 PM Peter Brown McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event The Chelyabinsk Airburst and its Implications for the Impact Hazard at the Earth
Oct 31, 2013 04:10 PM Francis Halzen McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector
Nov 07, 2013 04:10 PM Alan Madej McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Moving Beyond the Current Limits of Time: Single Ion Optical Atomic Clocks and the Quest for the Ultimate Isolated Quantum System
Nov 14, 2013 04:10 PM Naomi Leonard McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Towards Flawless Flocking: Models and Mechanisms from Animal Groups
Nov 21, 2013 04:10 PM Andreas Hemmerich McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event When bosons condense in excited states
Nov 28, 2013 04:10 PM Ted Hsu McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Let’s strengthen the voice of scientists in parliament!
Dec 05, 2013 04:10 PM Jens Dilling McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Understanding the universe, one rare isotope at a time.
Jan 16, 2014 04:10 PM Jason Petta McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Spooky Action at a Distance: Generating Entanglement in Quantum Dot Circuits
Jan 23, 2014 04:10 PM Peter Olson McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event The Geodynamo from a Whole-Earth perspective
Jan 30, 2014 04:10 PM Jan Kycia McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Studying Monopoles in Spin Ice at Ultra Low Temperatures
Feb 06, 2014 04:10 PM Stephen Morris McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Consider the Icicle
Feb 13, 2014 04:10 PM Stefan Myrskog McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Concentrating the Sun: Concentrated Photovoltaics and design challenges at 1000 Suns
Feb 27, 2014 04:10 PM Norbert F. Scherer McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Insights into stochastic growth and division of single bacterial cells, or A Bug's Life
Mar 06, 2014 04:00 PM Giorgio Gratta McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Neutrinos from Hell: the Dawn of Neutrino Geophysics
Mar 13, 2014 04:10 PM Ashvin Vishwanath McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Quantum is Different: Topological Phenomena and Entanglement in Solids
Mar 20, 2014 04:10 PM Anthony J. Leggett McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Testing the limits of quantum mechanics: motivation, state of play, prospects
Mar 27, 2014 04:00 PM Scott Franklin McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Tangled Granular Matter
Apr 03, 2014 04:10 PM Dan Falk McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event The Science of Shakespeare

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