Duke Physics Colloquium

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 »
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.