Past Events

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Christian Bauer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
"A Journey from Effective Field Theories to Quantum Algorithms"Much of our success in precision calculations within the Standard Model of particle physics rely on the concept of effective field theories, which allow to focus calculations on the distance scales relevant for a given calculation. The... Read More »
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Gil Paz (Wayne State University)
In 2010 the proton charge radius was extracted for the first time from muonic hydrogen, a bound state of a muon and a proton. The value obtained was five standard deviations away from the regular hydrogen extraction. Taken at face value, this might be an indication of a new force in nature coupling... Read More »
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"The Life and Death of Turbulence"Turbulence 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 »
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guided by Duke physicists. Free event, everyone welcome. Weather dependent. Check web page for weather cancellation updates
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Kenneth R. Brown (Duke ECE)
"Quantum Error Correction" - Quantum systems lose coherence due to imperfections in controls and unwanted interactions with the environment. Quantum error correction is an algorithmic method for preserving the coherence of a subspace of a larger quantum system. In this talk, I will describe the... Read More »
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 1:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: James Wheeler
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Abha Rajan
Imaging takes on a new meaning as we get down to taking pictures of the proton at the femto scale. With the advent of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) not only are we able to resolve the partonic momentum distributions of the proton, but are able to map out their spatial distribution as well... Read More »
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guided by Duke physicists. Free event, everyone welcome. Weather dependent. Check web page for weather cancellation updates
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: James Wheeler
This week, I'll begin by recalling our definition of a singularspacetime and the primary questions it leaves open that we'd like toaddress. In particular, I'll discuss the question of "where"singularities are by giving a brief overview of the alphabet ofboundary constructions (any one of which... Read More »
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Teer 203
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 »

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