Duke Physics Colloquium

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Randy Kamien (University of Pennsylvania)
"The Softest Crystals"Usually, crystals have three-dimensional periodicity. Smectic liquid crystals, however, have one-dimensional order, even in three-dimensional samples. These systems, as simple as they might seem, connect the physics of biomembranes, superconductivity, and even special... Read More »
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Haiyan Gaz (Duke University Physics Department)
"The Proton Remains Puzzling"Nucleons (protons and neutrons) are the building blocks of atomic nuclei, and are responsible for more than 99% of the visible matter in the universe. Despite decades of efforts in studying its internal structure, there are still a number of puzzles surrounding the... Read More »
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Natalie Klco (University of Washington)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Roxanne SpringerRefreshments will be available before the event in room 130.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Kwang-Je Kim (University of Chicago)
"Advances in the Current and Future X-ray Sources"X-rays from synchrotron radiation (SR) and free-electron lasers (FELs) have huge impact in the recent advances in various areas of science and technology. Having gone through several generations of development, research facilities based on SR are... Read More »
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Carl Williams (NIST)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Jungsang KimRefreshments will be available before the event in room 130.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Eva Andrei (Rutgers University)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Harold BarangerRefreshments will be available before the event in room 130.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Joel Moore (UC Berkeley)
Title and abstract forthcoming.Faculty host: Thomas BarthelRefreshments will be available before the event in room 130.