Physics Research Conference 2018-19

The Physics Research Conference is held on Thursday at 4:00 P.M. in 201 E. Bridge, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served in 108 E. Bridge before the lecture at 3:45 P.M. and after the lecture at 5 P.M. All talks are intended for a broad audience, and everyone is encouraged to attend.
The Feynman Lecture Hall has video recording capability. They may be viewed on the 'Title' linked page for the individual speaker below. Some speakers may have chosen not to be recorded.

* Links access Speaker biographical information, talk Title with abstract and video link if recorded





October 4
Edward Farhi
What to do with a
Near Term Quantum Computer
John Preskill
October 11

Ali Yazdani
Princeton University

Spotting the elusive Majorana
under the microscope
Jason Alicea
October 18
Nevin Weinberg

When stars go nonlinear: large amplitude tides and stellar oscillations

Rana Adhikari
October 25
Felix von Oppen
Freie Universität Berlin
Elements of a topological
quantum computer
Gil Refael
November 1

Suzanne Staggs
Princeton University

Gigapixel Maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background
Jamie Bock
November 8
William Newton
Texas A&M University
The extent and observable properties of nuclear pasta in neutron star crusts
Sterl Phinney
November 15
Gabriel Orebi Gann
UC Berkeley
Let There be Light: unlocking the secrets of the Universe with neutrinos
Maria Spiropulu
November 29
Kate Scholberg
Duke University
Detecting the Tiny Thump
of the Neutrino
Brad Filippone
December 6
Douglas Stanford
Stanford University
Black holes and random matrices
Hirosi Ooguri
January 10
David Wolpert
Santa Fe Institute
Fundamental limits on the
thermodynamics of circuits
Sean Carroll
January 17

Markus Greiner
Harvard University

The Biard Lecture - Ultracold atom quantum simulations: Exploring low temperature Fermi-Hubbard phases
Manuel Endres
January 24
Jason Petta
Princeton University
Spinning up a silicon-based quantum processor
Gil Refael
January 31

Si Xie

Precision Timing at the LHC and Beyond
February 7

Aleksandra Walczak
Ecole Normale Supérieure

Prediction in immune repertoires
Maria Spiropulu
February 14
David Van Valen
Deep learning for single-cell biology
Rob Phillips
February 21
Andrea Young
UC Santa Barbara
Correlations in moire flat bands: topological order, symmetry breaking, and superconductivity
Xie Chen
February 28
David Wallace
Firewalls and decoherent histories
Sean Carroll
March 7
Washington Taylor
Physics and Energy
Hirosi Ooguri
April 4
Ranny Budnik
Weizmann Institute
Dark Matter direct detection at a crossroads
Sunil Golwala
April 11
Xiao-Gang Wen
Grad Students' Choice: Topological order and topological excitation
Jason Alicea/Ashmeet Singh
April 18
Kang-Kuen Ni
Harvard University
Building Single Molecules – reactions, collisions, and spectroscopy of two atoms
Manuel Endres
April 25
Rachel Ivie
American Institute of Physics
Beyond Representation: Data to Improve the Situation of Women and Minorities in Physics and Astronomy
Jason Alicea
May 2
Xie Chen
Fracton order: from quantum hard drive to foliated manifold
May 9
Antoine Browaeys
Istitut d'Optique, Paris
Many-body physics with arrays of individual Rydberg atoms
Manuel Endres
May 16
Lina Necib
Dark Matter in the Era of Gaia
Sean Carroll
May 23
Duncan Brown
Syracuse University
What have we learned about binary neutron stars since the discovery of GW170817?
Sterl Phinney
May 30
Natalia Toro
Exploring the Dark Sector: Surprising Opportunities at Familiar Mass Scales
Clifford Cheung

2017-2018 Physics Research Conference Lecture series can be found here

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