Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Daniel Scolnic (University of Chicago)
"Cosmological tension, gravitational waves, and how big will the universe be when it grows up" - The next decade will be the golden age of cosmology with transients. In this talk, I will present new analyses of Type Ia Supernovae that mark the most precise measurement of dark energy to date. I will... Read More »
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: James R. Williams (University of Maryland, College Park)
Josephson junctions are quantum circuit elements commonly associated with use as fundamental units in quantum computation. These junctions may also play a fundamental role in probing complex materials that have eluded characterization by conventional means. In this talk I'll be presenting some of... Read More »
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Physics 128
Speaker: Michael Troxel (The Ohio State University)
"Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey" The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a five-year, 5000 sq. deg. observing program using the Dark Energy Camera on the 4m Blanco telescope at CTIO. I will describe the recent cosmological analysis... Read More »
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Steven Gardiner, University of California, Davis
The next generation of large neutrino detectors has the potential to shed light on a number of exciting topics in fundamental physics, such as the origin of the matter/antimatter imbalance in the universe, the dynamics of core-collapse supernovae, and possible new physics processes like proton... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Chelsea MacLeod (Harvard)
"Quasar Variability in the LSST Era" In the era of time domain astronomy, repeat photometric andspectroscopic observations spanning over a decade are revealing intriguing variability in quasars, or active galactic nuclei (AGN). This time dependence presents a challenge for our physical and... Read More »
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Wolfgang Losert (University of Maryland)
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Josh Socolar | Refreshments will be served before the event in room 128.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Teer 106
Speaker: Nirupam Roy, Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The recent proliferation of acoustic devices, ranging from voice assistants to wearable health monitors, is leading to a sensing ecosystem around us - referred to as the Internet of Acoustic Things or IoAT. My research focuses on developing hardware-software building blocks that enable new... Read More »
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:30am
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Speaker: Pengyu Zhang, Postdoc researcher at Stanford University
Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices serve as gateways connecting the digital world to the physical world. Although we already have powerful tools to understand various data in the digital world, IoT devices are currently insufficient for capturing and processing large amounts of physical world data.... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Abbass 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 »
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Soren Schlichting (University of Washington)