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Physics Division

Physics Division Colloquium

Schedule for the 2021-2022 season

Physics Division colloquia are held remotely via Zoom on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. From April 15th, 2022, some colloquia will be held in a hybrid format.
1 Oct 2021

Mingda Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Digging the Hidden Information of Scattering Data with Machine Learning
Host: Chao Peng (Slides - Argonne domain account only)

8 Oct 2021

David Ruzic, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lithium: A Path to Affordable Fusion Energy
Host: Jake McLain

15 Oct 2021

No colloquium
2021 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
Virtual meeting, 11-14 October, 2021

22 Oct 2021

Phiala Shanahan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Proton and Nuclear Structure from the Standard Model
Host: Yong Zhao

29 Oct 2021

Daniel Phillips, Ohio University
Knowing What You Don’t Know: Nuclear Physics, Effective Field Theory, and Uncertainty Quantification
Host: Ben Kay

5 Nov 2021

Wei Jia Ong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Constraining Weak r-Process Nucleosynthesis
Host: Ben Kay

12 Nov 2021

Please note: held at 9:30 a.m. this week
Steve Fetter, University of Maryland
Reducing Nuclear Weapons and the Risk of Nuclear War
Host: Ben Kay

19 Nov 2021

Miguel Morales, University of Washington
The Promise and Challenge of 21 cm Cosmology
Host: Lindsey Bleem

26 Nov 2021

No colloquium, Thanksgiving

3 Dec 2021

Tracy Slatyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky
Host: Yong Zhao

10 Dec 2021

Suzanne Lapi, University of Alabama at Birmingham
From Isotopes to Images: Production and Imaging of Atypical Radiometals at UAB
Host: Jeongseog Song

17 Dec 2021

Laura Greene, Florida State University
The Dark Energy of Quantum Materials
Host: Paul Reimer

24 Dec 2021

No colloquium, winter break

31 Dec 2021

No colloquium, winter break

7 Jan 2022

Catherine Heymans, University of Edinburgh and Ruhr-University Bochum
New Directions in Cosmology
Host: Lindsey Bleem

14 Jan 2022

Markus Krutzik, Humboldt University of Berlin
Integrated Atomic Devices for Timing and Sensing Applications
Host: Marco Siciliano

21 Jan 2022

Chen-Yu Liu, Indiana University, Bloomington
The Neutron Lifetime Puzzle: How We Made the Most Precise Neutron Lifetime Measurement, and Why
Host: Ben Kay

28 Jan 2022

Richard Milner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visualization of the Subatomic World
Host: Chao Peng (Slide available for download here and video found here)

4 Feb 2022

No colloquium this week

11 Feb 2022

Anna Watts, University of Amsterdam
A NICER View of Neutron Stars
Host: Paul Reimer

18 Feb 2022

No colloquium this week

25 Feb 2022

Giulia Galli, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory
Quantum Simulations of Materials on Hybrid Quantum-Classical Architectures
Host: Yong Zhao

4 Mar 2022

David Kaplan, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
From Dirac Fermions to Topological Matter: A Common Thread in Particle and Condensed Matter Physics
Host: Yong Zhao

11 Mar 2022

Gavin Lotay, University of Surrey
The Nuclear Physics of Explosive Stellar Phenomena
Host: Ben Kay

18 Mar 2022

Sherry Yennello, Texas A&M University
Inclusive Excellence: You Can Make a Difference
Host: Ben Kay

25 Mar 2022

Sylvester Joosten, Argonne National Laboratory
Gluons in the Nucleon: Our Path Towards the Electon-Ion Collider
Host: Ben Kay

1 Apr 2022

Roger Howell, The State University of New Jersey
Integrating Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine to Optimize Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
Host: Jeongseog Song

8 Apr 2022

No colloquium
2022 APS April Meeting
9-11 April, 2022

15 Apr 2022 (hybrid format: in-person [max. 50 people] in 203 Auditorium and via Zoom)

Paul C. W. Chu, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston
The Retention of High-Pressure-Induced Superconducting and Non-Superconducting Phases in HTS and Possibly RTS at Ambient for Science and Technology
Host: Yong Zhao

22 Apr 2022 (via Zoom)

Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
Why AI is Harder Than We Think
Host: Lindsey Bleem (a recording of the presentation can be found here)

29 Apr 2022 (via Zoom)

Howard Georgi, Harvard University
Some Personal Reflections on Steve Weinberg’s Journey from Current Algebra to Effective Field Theory
Host: Yong Zhao (Slides)

6 May 2022 (POSTPONED until 17 June 2022)
13 May 2022 (via Zoom)

Madappa Prakash, Ohio University
Multi-Messenger Astronomy and Neutron Stars (abstract linked shortly)
Host: Ben Kay

20 May 2022

No colloquium

27 May 2022 (hybrid format: in-person in 203 Auditorium and via Zoom)

Ti Leggett, Argonne National Laboratory
Polaris -- A Testbed on the Road to Exascale (abstract linked shortly)
Host: Ben Kay

3 Jun 2022 (via Zoom)

José Javier Valiente-Dobón, INFN - Legnaro National Laboratories
The gamma-ray tracking array AGATA at LNL (abstract linked shortly)
Host: Marco Siciliano

10 Jun 2022 (TBA)

Andrew MacKinnon, National Ignition Facility, LLNL
Host: Jake McLain

17 Jun 2022 (hybrid format: in-person in 203 Auditorium and via Zoom)

Sam Posen, Fermilab
Nb3Sn Superconducting Cavities: Development and Efforts Towards First Prototype Appilications in Accelerators and Dark Matter Detection
Host: Troy Petersen