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

Winter 2018 Colloquia

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

1/5/18

Joshua Burger University of Wisconsin-Madison Hunting for Dark Matter (Video)
1/12/18 Richard Kremer Dartmouth College Dartmouth and its Shattuck Observatory: Science and Identity at a 'Small College' From 1848 to 2018 (Video)
1/19/18 James Lowenthal Smith College

How Astronomers Are Saving the World and the Sky (Video)

1/26/18 Alex Smith Dartmouth College Quantizing Time (Video)
2/2/18 Elisabeth Newton MIT The Astrophysics of the Smallest Stars and Their Planets
2/5/18 Joseph Rodriguez Harvard University TBA
2/9/18 Kristin McQuinn University of Texas at Austin The Low-Mass Galaxy Frontier
2/12/18 Abigail Vieregg University of Chicago TBA
2/16/18 Jedidah Isler Vanderbilt University

TBA

2/19/18 Jason Dexter MPE Garching TBA

 

Fall Term

Fall 2017 Colloquia

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

9/15/17

Ken Van Tilberg

IAS

Tabletop Searches for Ultralight Dark Matter (Video)

9/22/17

Roberto Onofrio

Dartmouth, University of Padua

Higgs, Weak Interactions and Gravitation (Video)

9/29/17

Douglas Finkbeiner

Harvard

The Search for WIMP Dark Matter: New Approaches to Stubborn Problems (Video)

10/6/17

Matthew Schwartz

Harvard

Machine Learning and the Large Hadron Collider (Video)

10/13/17

Robyn Millan

Dartmouth

Dynamics of Radiation Belt Electrons and the BARREL Experiment  (Video)

10/20/17

Subir Sachdev

Harvard

Quantum Matter Without Quasiparticles: Strange Metals and Black Holes  (Video)

10/27/17

Moira Gresham

Whitman College

Beyond the WIMP Dark Matter Paradigm: Asymmetric Dark Matter Nuclei  (Video)

11/3/17

Joseph Formaggio

MIT

Weighing Neutrinos (Video)

11/10/17

Nuno Loureiro

MIT/PSFC

New Insights Into Plasma Turbulence (Cancelled)