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Fire! Fire! (Einstein’s) Hair on Fire! The Equivalence Principle and Quantum Mechanics; Are They Compatible? by Carl Rosenzweig

Oct 19, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton, 315-443-5960

The Equivalence Principle is one of the physical foundations of General Relativity. Quantum Mechanics is the most successful and pervasive theory in physics. Black Holes are the setting for gedanken experiments exploring the relationship between these two pillars of modern physics.  In recent years Black Hole thought experiments suggested the existence of a firewall surrounding Black Holes. This ring of fire would fry to a crisp any physicist trying to validate the equivalence principle.  Unless Quantum Mechanics was wrong….. or something else ????

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Soft Materials at surfaces and interfaces: Elastocapillarity by Kari Dalnoki-Veress

Nov 2, 2017, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg

Host: Prof. Joseph Paulsen/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

The physics of soft materials is distinct from hard matter as the weaker intermolecular bonds can result in a large response to external stresses. In recent years, there has been a significant interest in understanding the interaction between a liquid’s surface tension and a solid’s elasticity: elastocapillarity. In particular, liquids can generate significant deformations of highly compliant materials. These elastocapillary interactions are highly relevant in a wide variety of systems including capillary origami and folding, soft tissues, wetting of fibers and hair, and micropatterning of soft surfaces. In this talk I will summarize our recent work on the capillary interactions of liquid droplets with elastic surfaces.

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TBD by Mike Williams

Nov 9, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Chanda Weinstein

Nov 30, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton, 315-443-5960