Past Events

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
French Family Science Center 4233
Speaker: Jane S. Richardson
Duke biochemist Jane S. Richardson developed the now ubiquitous method of visualizing protein structure called Richardson Diagrams or Ribbon Diagrams.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Dan Shahar (Weizmann Institute of Science)
The study of the magnetic-field driven superconductor-insulator transition in thin superconducting films at low temperatures reveals an unusual insulator whose conductivity seems to approach zero at a finite temperature, while its current-voltage characteristics are bistable, indicating that the... Read More »
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Amy Nicholson (UNC)
While the discovery of non-zero neutrino masses is among the most importantaccomplishments by physicists in the past century, it is still unknown how andin what form these masses arise. Lepton number-violating neutrinoless doublebeta decay is a natural consequence of Majorana neutrinos and many BSM... Read More »
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Manuel Houzet (Université Grenoble Alpes and CEA)
Experimentally, the concentration of quasi-particles in gapped superconductors always largely exceeds the equilibrium one at low temperatures. Since these quasiparticles are detrimental for many applications, it is important to understand the origin of the excess. We demonstrate that the dynamics... Read More »
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Teer 106
Speaker: Partick Charbonneau
The Research Triangle MRSEC presents its annual outreach event titled "The Material Science of Food and Drink". Keynote speaker will be Patrick Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Duke University on "The Chemistry and Physics of Cooking". There will also be 5+ hands on scientific demos... Read More »
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Physics 278
Speaker: Simonetta Liuti, University of Virginia
I will discuss the impact of recent developments in hadron phenomenology on extracting possible fundamental tensor and scalar interactions beyond the standard model. A novel class of observables from electron scattering processes in the Multi-GeV region, including the chiral-odd generalized parton... Read More »
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Simonetta Liuti (University of Virginia)
Wandzura Wilczek relations between matrix-elements of bilocal operators on thelight cone allow us to access the color forces among quarks and gluonsfrom off-forward scattering processes. I will present an analysis of the partontransverse momentum, $k_T$, substructure of these processesinvolving... Read More »
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
Teer 203
Speaker: Shuran Song, PhD candidate in Computer Science at Princeton University
Intelligent robots require advanced vision capabilities to perceive and interact with the real physical world. While computer vision has made great strides in recent years, its predominant paradigm still focuses on analyzing image pixels to infer 2D output representations (bounding boxes,... Read More »
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Gordon Cates (University of Virginia)
"Neutron structure studies at medium and low energies using polarization degrees of freedom" - The use of polarization degrees of freedom have played a key role in better understanding the structure of the nucleon. Examples include spin-structure studies using polarized deep inelastic scattering as... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Abbas Ourmazd (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
"Structure and Dynamics from Random Observations" - Don't be a control freak. At weddings, the bridal photo is taken under bright lights, with the happy couple holding still. Traditionally in science, the "best" observations are those with the largest signal from the most tightly controlled system... Read More »