Past Events

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Observe the solar system objects, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulas through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Simon Catterall (Syracuse Univ.)
The problem of constructing supersymmetric lattice theories is an old one dating back to the earliest days of lattice gauge theory and has resisted solution until quite recently. I will show how new ideas borrowed from topological field theory have afforded a solution to this problem and describe... Read More »
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 2:30pm
Physics 278
Speaker: Martino Marisaldi (Italian National Institute for Astrophysics)
AGILE is a small mission of the Italian Space Agency launched on April 27, 2007, and primarily devoted to high-energy astrophysics. Although its small dimensions and the overall very stringent constrains, in more than eight years of operation AGILE was able to deliver fundamental results on the... Read More »

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 3:30pm
Raleigh N.C.
Speaker: Lucas Platter (Univ. of Tennessee)
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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Observe the solar system objects, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulas through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:30pm
Duke North, Room 2003
Speaker: Jonathan Lunine (Cornell)
"Looking for Life in the Outer Solar System: Enceladus, Titan, Europa" - Beyond Mars, three moons in the outer solar system-Jupiter's Europa, Saturn's Titan and Enceladus- appear to host environments that are provisionally suitable for sustaining life. All three contain liquid water oceans beneath... Read More »
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Daniel Silevitch (University of Chicago, Caltech)
Changing the ground state of a system via a non-thermal parameter such as doping or pressure has been a topic of great interest in condensed matter physics for decades, most notably in the study of quantum phase transitions and the associated quantum critical regime. The rare-earth fluoride LiHoF_4... Read More »
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC 
Speaker: Manos Chatzoloulos (Univ. of Chicago)
The interior of a massive star in the final years prior to core-collapse supernova is in a state of violent unrest. Vigorous convective shell burning of silicon, oxygen and carbon drives large scale plume motions that can interact with each other and significantly alter the structure of the... Read More »
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Catherine Marcoux (Duke University)
Recent advances in techniques for synthesizing multivalent micron-sized particles have generated interest in the types of structures that can be formed through self-assembly. Simulations have shown that relatively simple building blocks can create complex structures, including crystals and... Read More »
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)
"Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark Matter" Dark Matter remains a profound mystery at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. One of the leading candidates, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, or WIMP, may be detectable using... Read More »

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