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Department Colloquia


Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Department of Physics Colloquium
4:00 pm, Abelson 131
Refreshments at 3:30pm outside Abelson 131


Fall 2014 Colloquia


Tuesday, September 2

Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, MIT
What's the Matter with the Universe?

Abstract: Dark matter makes up 85% of the mass of the Universe, yet we know very little about what it is. We hunt for dark matter in an old iron mine half a mile underground using detectors operating only thousandths of a degree above absolute zero. I will present results from two experiments by the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) collaboration that are focused on light mass (< 10 GeV) dark matter, and discuss the future reach of this technology. Although the composition of the other 15% of the mass in the Universe is understood, plenty of questions about its origin and evolution remain. I will also introduce the Micro-X sounding rocket, a high-spectral resolution x-ray telescope which will study supernova remnants, the fascinating relics of stars whose explosive deaths gave birth to most of the atoms that form our planet.

Tuesday, September 9

Matthew Headrick, Brandeis University
Quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime

Tuesday, September 16

Jeffrey J. Fredberg, Harvard School of Public Health

Tuesday, September 23

No colloquium. Brandeis Thursday.
Tuesday,  September 30

Mehran Kardar, MIT

Tuesday, October 7

Evelyn Fox Keller, MIT
Active Matter: Then and Now

Tuesday, October 14

Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago

Tuesday, October 21

Matthew Reece, Harvard University


Tuesday, October 28

Chip Brock, Michigan State


Tuesday, November 4

Parthasarathi Majumdar, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanandan University
The Quantum and the Continuum: Einstein's dichotomous legacies


Tuesday, November 11

Robert Meyer, Brandeis University
The Physics of Arches and Domes


Tuesday, November 18

Ian Hutchinson, MIT
Physics of Fusion Energy; What we know and what we don't know


Tuesday, November 25

No colloquium. Thanksgiving week.


Tuesday, December 2

Eisenbud Lectures in Mathematics and Physics
Peter Sarnak, Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University



Spring 2015 Colloquia


Tuesday, January 13


Tuesday, January 20


Tuesday, January 27


Tuesday, February 3



Tuesday, February 10


Tuesday, February 17

No colloquium. Midterm Recess.


Tuesday, February 24


Tuesday, March 3

No colloquium. APS Meeting.


Tuesday, March 10

Markus Deserno, Carnegie Mellon Physics


Tuesday, March 17

Robert J. Wood, Harvard University


Tuesday, March 24



Tuesday, March 31


Tuesday, April 7

No colloquium. Passover/Spring Recess.


Tuesday, April 14



Tuesday, April 21



Tuesday, April 28

No colloquium. Brandeis Friday.