Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Physics and Astronomy Colloquia take place most Fridays throughout the term from 3:30-4:30pm in Wilder 104 unless otherwise noted. Please check back frequently for updates to the schedule. Upcoming colloquia are also listed in the events section of the News and Events page.

CURRENT TERM

Spring 2017 Colloquia

 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

3/31/17

David Kaiser

MIT

“Testing Bell’s Inequality with Astrophysical Observations” (Video)

4/7/17

Salman Hameed

UMass Amherst

"Colliding Cosmologies: Cultural Conflicts and the Future of Astronomy on Mauna Kea" (Video)

4/14/17

Elisabeth Newton

MIT

"Spin and Magnetism in Small Stars" (Video)

4/21/17

Lisa Barsotti

MIT

"The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy with LIGO" (Video)

4/28/17

Michael Johnson

CfA

"Imaging Magnetic Fields at the Event Horizon of a Black Hole" (Video)

5/5/17

Earle Williams

MIT

"Lightning Activity in Winter Storms: A Meteorological and Cloud Microphysical Perspective" (Video)

5/12/17

Lily Childress

McGill

"Fabry-Perot Microcavities for Diamond Photonics" (Video)

5/19/17

Parker Fagrelius

UC Berkeley

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

5/26/17

Jerry Goldstein

SwRI

NASA Spacecraft

UPCOMING TERM

Fall 2017 Colloquia

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

9/15/17

 

 

 

9/22/17

 

 

 

9/29/17

 

 

 

10/6/17

 

 

 

10/13/17

 

 

 

10/20/17

 

 

 

10/27/17

 

 

 

11/3/17

 

 

 

11/10/17