Held Tuesdays at 4:30 pm (Note new time for AY 2015/16), in the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, room 201 (see map). Refreshments in the lobby of Varian Physics at 4:15 pm.

Winter 2015/2016, Committee: R. Blandford (Chair), T. Heinz, L. Hollberg, K. Irwin

01/12/16Ralf Wessel      Washington University

Student host:  Nora Brackbill

"Cortical Vision from Emergent Global Dynamics"
01/19/16Leonardo SenatoreStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"Effective Field Theory in Cosmology"
01/26/16Tyce DeYoungMichigan State Univ.Roger Blandford

"Observations of Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube"

02/02/16Yi CuiStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"Batteries:  Now and Future"
02/09/16Eric CornellUniv. of ColoradoLeo Hollberg

"Can We Find 10 TeV Particles Using Sub Millihertz Spectroscopy?  Looking for the Electron's Electric Dipole Moment in Trapped Molecular Ions"


Rana Adhikari

(intro by Kip Thorne)

CaltechRoger Blandford

"On the Measurement of Gravitational Waves from the Merger of two Black Holes"

02/23/16Hanoch GutfreundHebrew Univ. of JerusalemWilliam Little“The Genesis of General Relativity and its Formative Years”
03/01/16Konrad LehnertUniv. of ColoradoKent Irwin"Electromechanics:  A New Quantum Technology"
03/08/16Alex VilenkinTufts UniversityVahe Petrosian"Black Holes from Cosmic Inflation"

Spring 2015/2016, Committee: M. Schleier-Smith (Chair), G. Gratta, B. Lev, S. Zhang

03/29/16Fiona HarrisonCaltechRoger BlandfordTBD
04/05/16Benjamin LevStanford UniversityRoger Blandford"A Quantum Optical Spin Glass:  Toward Neuromorphic Photonic Computing"
04/12/16James KakaliosUniv. of MinnesotaSteve Kivelson"The Physics of Superheroes"
04/19/16Hakeem OluseyiFlorida Institute of TechnologyStudent host: Ruby LaiTBD
04/26/16Theodor Hänsch/Hofstadter LecturerUniv. of MunichSteve Chu"Frontiers in Laser Spectroscopy"
05/03/16Jun YeUniv. of Colorado/NISTBenjamin Lev"Optical Atomic Clock and Many-body Quantum Physics"
05/10/16Dam Thanh SonUniv. of ChicagoShoucheng ZhangTBD
05/17/16Mikhail LukinHarvard UniversityBenjamin LevTBD
05/31/16Amir YacobyHarvard UniversityKam MolerTBD

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