Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:30am
Physics 119
Speaker: Slava Rotkin (Pennsylvania State University)
Novel 2D materials (2DMs), a class of electronic single/few-layer lattices, demonstrate a number of unique physical effects. Among those, their electronic properties were shown to depend on the stacking order of the individual layers, specifically on their angular registry aka twist. Intuitively... Read More »
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Alexey Gorshkov (University of Maryland)
Starting with a system described by a conformal field theory (e.g. a critical spin chain or free fermions), one can find interesting violations to the typical logarithmic behavior of the bipartite entanglement entropy by introducing an inhomogeneous kinetic term in the Hamiltonian. Two examples of... Read More »
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign)
The Life and Death of TurbulenceTurbulence is the last great unsolved problem of classical physics. But there is no consensus on what it would mean to actually solve this problem. In this colloquium, I propose that turbulence is most fruitfully regarded as a problem in non-equilibrium statistical... Read More »
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: Thomas H. Epps, III: University of Delaware
The design, synthesis, and self-assembly of nanostructure-forming block copolymers (BCP)s can facilitate the development of new materials for many emerging applications. In the Epps group, we are focused on elucidating the structure/property/function relationships inherent in nanostructured... Read More »
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Carl Williams (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Jungsang KimCoffee and cookies will be available before the event in Physics room 130.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: George Crabtree (Argonne National Laboratory)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Stephen TeitsworthCoffee and cookies will be available before the event in Physics room 130.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: Monica Olvera de la Cruz: Northwestern University
The accessibility of reactants to the surface of enzymes is crucial for its function. Therefore, in order to exploit the enzymatic properties of proteins in non-biological environments, it is imperative to organize proteins in assemblies that expose their surfaces to the reactants. I will describe... Read More »
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Hubert Bray (Duke Mathematics)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Josh SocolarCoffee and cookies will be available before the event in Physics room 130.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Christian Bauer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Thomas MehenCoffee and cookies will be available before the event in Physics room 130.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Melissa Franklin (Harvard University)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Ayana ArceCoffee and cookies will be available before the event in Physics room 130.

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