Physics Research Conference 2016-17


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. The video of a given talk may be viewed on the 'Title' linked page for the individual speaker below.

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

Date

Speaker*

Title*

Host

September 29
William Joseph Weber
Università di Trento
The LISA Pathfinder mission: first results and implications for an orbiting gravitational wave observatory
Sterl Phinney
October 6
Matthew P.A. Fisher
KITP/UC Santa Barbara
Quantum Crystals, Quantum Computing and Quantum Cognition
Jason Alicea
October 13
Zahid Hasan
Princeton
New Topological Phases of Matter : Platform for emergent Dirac, Majorana and Weyl fermions
David Hsieh
October 20
Kathryn Zurek
LBNL
Broadening the Searchlight: New Ideas in Dark Matter Detection
Maria Spiropulu
October 27

Boris Shraiman
KITP/UC Santa Barbara

Physics and Biology of Morphogenesis
Alexei Kitaev
November 3
Tracy Slatyer
MIT
Light from Darkness? Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky
Sean Carroll
November 10
Abhay Pasupathy
Columbia University
Electronic Nematicity in the Iron-Pnictide Superconductors
David Hsieh
November 17
Juan Maldacena
Institute for Advanced Study
Quantum mechanics and geometry of spacetime
John Preskill
December 1
Sara Seager
MIT
The Biard Lecture: Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Chris Martin
January 5
Dan Stamper-Kurn
UC Berkeley
Detecting and coupling quantum objects with quantum light
Rana Adhikari
January 12
Ryan Patterson
Caltech
The next questions in neutrino physics
January 19
Nikita Nekrasov
Simons Center
for Geometry and Physics
How I learned to stop worrying and to love both instantons and anti-instantons
Sergei Gukov
January 26
Dimitri Mawet
Caltech
Imaging and remote sensing of other worlds
Fiona Harrison
February 2
David Pines
Santa Fe Institute and UC Davis
Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter
Tom Rosenbaum
February 9
Scott Aaronson
University of Texas at Austin
Quantum Supremacy
Rana Adhikari
February 16
Asimina Arvanitaki
Perimeter Institute
Particle Physics Beyond Colliders
Mark Wise
February 23
Dam Son
University of Chicago
The quasiparticle of the quantum Hall fluids
Jason Alicea
March 2
Patrick Lee,
MIT
Can superconductivity survive at very low electron density?
Nai-Chang Yeh
March 9
Justin Khoury
University of Pennsylvania
New Approaches to Dark Matter
Sean Carroll
April 6
Beverley McKeon
Caltech
Deconstructing (and reconstructing) wall turbulence: Characterizing natural and synthetic self-sustaining processes
Sean Carroll
April 13
Manuel Endres
Caltech
Quantum many-body control
Fiona Harrison
April 20
Michael Roukes
Caltech
Can we reverse-engineer the brain?
April 27
Ignacio Cirac
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik

Quantum simulations: From condensed matter to high energy models
John Preskill
May 4
Anna Grassellino
FNAL
The Physics and Material Science of Modern Particle Accelerators
Maria Spiropulu
May 11
Michelle Dolinski
Drexel University
Current and future searches for neutrinoless double beta decay
Brad Filippone
May 18
Gary Horowitz
UCSB
The Remarkable Power of General Relativity
Hirosi Ooguri
May 25
Henriette Elvang
University of Michigan
The Physics of Soft Particles
Clifford Cheung
June 1
Risa Wechsler
Stanford University
Sunil Golwala

2015-2016 Physics Research Conference Lecture series can be found here

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