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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 Arun Paramekanti (email: arunp 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 11, 2014 04:10 PM Benjamin Lev McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event The SQCRAMscope
Sep 18, 2014 04:10 PM Noah Finkelstein Bahen Centre (BA) 1190 Event Educational Transformation at a Critical Time: why us and why now -- the promises of disciplinary engagement
Sep 25, 2014 04:10 PM Christian Haas McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Arctic Sea Ice – where are we headed?
Oct 02, 2014 04:10 PM Qimiao Si McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Quantum Criticality – How It Works, and How It Elucidates Electronic Matter
Oct 09, 2014 04:10 PM Ian Eisenman McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Changes in the sea ice cover in both polar regions: observations, simulations, and theories
Oct 16, 2014 04:10 PM Sharad Ramanathan McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Attempts at disentangling biological circuits by controlling them
Oct 23, 2014 04:10 PM Matthias Troyer McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Quantum Annealing
Oct 30, 2014 04:10 PM Luca Capriotti McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Adjoint Algorithmic Differentiation (AAD): Hedging financial risks and cracking the puzzles of condensed matter physics
Nov 06, 2014 04:10 PM Steven Kivelson McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event CANCELLED: Quenched disorder and vestigial nematicity in correlated electronic systems
Nov 13, 2014 04:10 PM Alan Nathan McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Physics and Baseball: An Intersection of Passions
Nov 20, 2014 04:10 PM Roland List McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Rosetta Hailstones
Nov 27, 2014 04:10 PM Geoffrey Hinton McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Deep Learning
Dec 04, 2014 04:10 PM JoAnne Hewett McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event CANCELLED: The LHC Confronts Supersymmetry
Jan 15, 2015 04:10 PM David Brain McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event What happened to the ancient Martian atmosphere?
Jan 22, 2015 04:10 PM Karin Dahmen McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Universal quake statistics: from nanopillars to earthquakes
Jan 29, 2015 04:10 PM Roberto Abraham McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event First Results from Dragonfly
Feb 05, 2015 04:10 PM David Reis McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Lattice Dynamics with a big “D”: a case for ultrafast x-ray scattering
Feb 12, 2015 04:10 PM Jeroen van den Brink McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Spin-orbital separation in the quasi-one-dimensional Mott insulator Sr2CuO3
Feb 26, 2015 04:10 PM Suchitra Sebastian McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event High temperature superconductivity: progress and prospects
Mar 05, 2015 04:10 PM Marjorie Shapiro McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Searching for New Physics at the LHC: Run 2 Status and Prospects
Mar 12, 2015 04:10 PM Sean Hartnoll McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event From black holes to badly behaved metals
Mar 19, 2015 04:10 PM Freddy Cachazo McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event What “Really” Happens when Gluons Collide?
Apr 02, 2015 04:10 PM Mark Levinson and Monica Dunford McLennan Physics (MP) 102 Event Catching particle fever

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Colloquia 2011-2012
Colloquia 2010-2011
Past Colloquia (All)
Colloquia 2013-2014
Colloquia 2009-2010
Colloquia 2008-2009
Colloquia 2007-2008
Colloquia 2006-2007
Colloquia 2012-2013
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