Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Edwin Lyman (Union of Concerned Scientists)
"Learning from the Hard Cases: Iran, North Korea, Japan, and the Future of Nuclear Nonproliferation" - Nuclear energy has the potential to help reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. However, the technology also has serious drawbacks. For instance, the same facilities needed to... Read More »
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Fabio Altomare (D-Wave Systems)
D-Wave Systems builds superconducting quantum annealing processors that are primarily intended to be used for solving classical computation problems such as optimization and sampling. However, recent studies have shown how this computing platform can be used as a programmable quantum magnet that... Read More »
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Speaker: Nobuo Sato
TBA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Art Ramirez (UCSC)
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty host: Harold Baranger Refreshments will be available in room 130 before the event.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Arthur P. Ramirez (UC Santa Cruz)
abstract t.b.a.
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:15pm
Teer 203
Speaker: Giulia Galli, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
I will discuss recent progress in predicting material and molecular properties from the basic principles of quantum mechanics, with specific examples on materials for energy conversion processes, and for quantum information science. I will also discuss some of the open challenges involved in... Read More »
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Natalia Tenorio Maia (University of Pittsburgh)
TBA
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guidedby Duke physicists. Everyone welcome. Weather dependent, check web page for weather updates.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Derek Teaney (Stony Brook University)
TBA
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Nicolas Brunel (Duke Neurobiology and Duke Physics)
Title and abstract forthcoming. Refreshments will be available before the event in room 130.