Upcoming Events

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Elisa Chisari (University of Oxford)
"Cosmology with weak gravitational lensing: challenges and opportunities" - 69% of the energy density of the Universe today is in the form of a mysterious dark energy component which seems to be driving its accelerated expansion. To elucidate the nature of this component, and to assess whether it... Read More »
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Gross Hall 103
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborova (French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission)
"Statistical physics of computational problems" - What are the problems we can solve using a computer? is one of the very fundamental question in science. We will describe how do we use statistical physics to address this question. We will discuss what insights does physics bring to the field of... Read More »
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Gross Hall 103
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborova (French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission)
"Statistical physics of computational problems" - What are the problems we can solve using a computer? is one of the very fundamental questions in science. We will describe how do we use statistical physics to address this question. We will discuss what insights does physics bring to the field of... Read More »
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Jessica McIver (Caltech)
"Exploring the Universe with gravitational waves" - Large-scale interferometric detectors including LIGO and Virgo sense gravitational waves; minuscule fluctuations in space-time from the most extreme phenomena in the Universe. The first detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole... Read More »
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Latifa Elouadrhiri (JLab)
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty host: Anselm Vossen Refreshments will be available in room 130 before the event.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Prof. Eric Braaten (The Ohio State University)
The particle that makes up the dark matter of the universe could be an extremely light boson called the axion.A significant fraction of the axion dark matter could be in the form of bound Bose-Einstein condensates of axions.The condensates are called "axion stars" if they are bound by gravity and "... Read More »
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
Teer 115
Speaker: Xie Chen
ABSTRACT: One major open problem in quantum information theory is how to build a quantum hard drive, i.e. a quantum mechanical system that can store quantum information reliably for a very long time without active error correction. No completely satisfying solution to this problem has been found,... Read More »