Physics Research Conference 2014-15


The Physics Research Conference is held on Thursday at 4:00 P.M. in 201 E. Bridge, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served in 114 E. Bridge at 3:45 P.M. If that room is not available, they are served 108 E. Bridge. All talks are intended for a broad audience, and everyone is encouraged to attend. 

* Links access abstracts and biographical information

Date

Speaker*

Title*

Host

October 2
Thomas F. Rosenbaum
Caltech
Correlations, Fluctuations, and Disorder at Chromium's Quantum Phase Transition
Hirosi Ooguri
October 9
Christopher Jarzynski
U of Maryland

Irreversibility, information and the second law of thermodynamics at the nanoscale

Michael Roukes
October 16
David Stevenson
Caltech
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hirosi Ooguri
October 23
Alex Zettl
UC Berkeley
Exploring sp2-bonded materials: From graphene liquid cells to atomic collapse
Nai-Chang Yeh
October 30
Mina Aganagic
UC Berkeley
Math, Physics and Duality
Hirosi Ooguri
November 6
Jesse Thaler
MIT

The Case for Jet Substructure

Clifford Cheung

November 13

Jason Petta
Princeton University

Quantum dot micromaser driven by single electron tunneling
Gil Refael
November 20

Seth Lloyd
MIT

Quantum machine learning
Sean Carroll
December 4
Mark Van Raamsdonk
University of British Columbia
Gravity and Entanglement
Sean Carroll
December 11
Graham Farmelo
Visiting By-Fellow, Churchill College,
Adjunct Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, Boston
Paul Dirac - the theorist's theorist
Hirosi Ooguri
January 8
Paul Goldbart
Georgia Tech
Gil Refael
January 15
Gavin Crooks
UC Berkeley and LBL
Optimal Thermodynamic Control and the Riemannian Geometry of the Ising model
Sean Carroll
January 22
Tim Tait
UC Irvine
Clifford Cheung
January 29
Heather Knutson
Caltech
February 5
Kip Thorne
Caltech
John Preskill
February 12
Immanuel Bloch
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Michael Roukes
February 19
Dave Reitze
Caltech
Rana Adhikari
February 26
Andrea Cavalleri
University of Oxford
David Hsieh
March 5
Francis Halzen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sunil Golwala
April 2
Lyman Page
Princeton University
Chris Martin
April 9
Umesh Vazirani
UC Berkeley
John Preskill
April 16
Fiona Harrison
Caltech
Sterl Phinney
April 23
April 30
Chris Xu
Cornell University
Michael Roukes
May 7
Amir Yacoby
Harvard University
John Preskill
May 14
Joseph Lykken
Fermilab
Maria Spiropulu
May 21
Werner Hofmann
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Chris Martin
May 28
Alan Guth
MIT
The Biard Lecture - Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?
Sean Carroll

2013-2014 Physics Research Conference Lecture series can be found here

Please send inquiries or correspondence to Sheri K Stoll, sstoll at caltech(dot)edu