Physics Research Conference 2013-14


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 3
Jay Davis
Hertz Foundation
Next Steps in Nuclear Weapons Control
Tom Tombrello
October 10
Alberto Nicolis
Columbia University

Effective Field Theories for Fluids and Superfluids

Clifford Cheung
October 17
Persis Drell
Director Emerita at SLAC
Illuminating the Atomic World: The X-ray Free Electron Laser at SLAC
Tom Prince
October 24
Peter Graham
Stanford University
Axion Detection with NMR
Clifford Cheung
October 31
John Martinis
UCSB
Design of a Superconducting Quantum Computer
John Preskill
November 7
Barbara Jones
IBM Almaden Research Center

The Sometimes Surprising Behavior of Magnetic Spins on a Complex Surface

Nai-Chang Yeh

November 14

E. William Colglazier
U.S. Dept. of State

International Science Diplomacy
Maria Spiropulu
November 21
Chetan Nayak
Microsoft Station Q, UCSB
Many-Body Localization: What is It and What are Its Implications?
Gil Refael
December 5
Sunney Xie
Harvard University
Life at the Single Molecule Level
Michael Roukes
January 9
Robert J. Schoelkopf
Yale University
The Birth, Care, and Feeding of Cat States in Circuit QED: Quantum Jumps of Photon Parity
John Preskill
January 16
Cora Dvorkin
IAS
Probing Dark Matter with the Cosmic Microwave Background and Large-Scale Structure
Sterl Phinney
January 23
Martin Zwierlein
MIT
A Little Big Bang: Strong Interactions in Ultracold Fermi Gases
John Preskill
January 30
David Huse
Princeton University
Quantum thermalization and many-body Anderson localization
Gil Refael
February 6
Eugene Demler
Harvard University
Exploring Big Questions on Small scales
Gil Refael
February 13
John Grotzinger
Caltech
A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars
Tom Prince
February 20
Kyle Shen
Cornell University
Controlling and Observing Electronic Structure in Artificial Quantum Materials
David Hsieh
February 27
Philip Anderson
Princeton University
The Biard Lecture -
The Discovery of the Anderson-Higgs Mechanism
Maria Spiropulu
March 6
Harry Nelson
UCSB
Touch the Dark Matter
Sunil Golwala
March 20
Jamie Bock
Caltech
BICEP2: Detection Of B-mode Polarization at Degree Angular Scales
Sean Carroll
April 3
Henry Reich
MinutePhysics
Explaining Physics in a Minute (or Two)
John Preskill
April 10
Harold Hwang
Stanford / SLAC
Emergent Phenomena at Oxide Interfaces
Jim Eisenstein
April 17
April 24
Kathryn Zurek
University of Michigan
Cosmic clues for dark matter
Sean Carroll
May 1
May 8
Alessandra Lanzara
UC Berkeley
David Hsieh
May 15
Shamit Kachru
Stanford University
Explorations in the Physics and Mathematics of Moonshine
Hirosi Ooguri
May 22
Kevin Hand
JPL
Sean Carroll
May 29
Andrea Ghez
UCLA
Tom Prince

2012-2013 Physics Research Conference Lecture series can be found here

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