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Physics Slam

Sep 21, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Organizer: Prof. Steven Blusk, Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

   This colloquium will be devoted to presentations specifically aimed at the undergraduate level. There will be 4 speakers, with the titles presented below:

  •   “Particle Puzzles: Studying Neutrinos and Quarks at SU" by Prof. Mitch Soderberg
  •    "The Extreme Mechanics of Thin Sheets" by Prof. Joey Paulsen
  •    “Listening to the dark side of the universe” by Prof. Stefan Ballmer
  •     "Building a Quantum Computer with Superconducting Circuits” by Prof. Britton Plourde

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BMCE Distinguished Lecture by Juan de Pablo

Sep 22, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

414 Bowne Hall

Contact: David Yllanes, dyllanes@syr.edu

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Glueball masses from SU(3) Matrix Model by Sachin Vaiyda

Sep 25, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

We present variational estimates for the low-lying energies of a simple matrix model that approximates SU(3) Yang-Mills theory on a three-sphere of radius R. By fixing the ground state energy, we obtain the (integrated) renormalization group (RG) equation for the Yang-Mills coupling g as a function of R. This RG equation allows us to estimate the masses of other glueball states, which we find to be in excellent agreement with lattice simulations.

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TBD by Will Kinney

Sep 28, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Alexei Bazavov

Oct 2, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Room: 202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Judah Unmuth- Yockey, Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton, 315-443-3901

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TBD by Peter Love

Oct 5, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Britton Plourde/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Prof. Fred Adams

Oct 6, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Scott Watson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Luis Martin Kruczenski

Oct 9, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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Eye patches: the evolution of novel soft matter by Alison Sweeney

Oct 12, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Edward Lipson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

Life on Earth constitutes the most sophisticated iterations in the known universe of what physicists classify as soft matter.  Research in my group focuses on learning the physical rules of soft matter self-assembly phenomena via the evolutionary processes by which they arose over Earth’s history.  In this view of life as soft matter, evolution, with its own formal rules and algorithms, governs the appearance and diversification of novel forms of soft matter.  The field of soft matter was until very recently restricted to analytical consideration of simpler systems like isotropically interacting colloids and cross-linked polymers such as rubber. Our approach allows us to understand soft materials in a nuanced manner that would be inaccessible from more top-down analytical approaches.  In this talk, I will present the most detailed test case of this perspective to date: the evolutionary appearance of spherical, gradient-index lenses in squids.  This complex optical material, first described in theory by Maxwell in 1854, emerges from 5-nm spheroidal proteins via patchy colloidal physics.  The lens requires stable, transparent materials throughout the span of packing fractions (from near zero to near one); accordingly, the lens proteins exploit the entire patchy colloidal phase space, and our work is the first demonstration of many of these colloidal organizations in nature.  The self-assembling squid proteins exhibit structural features that have also been predicted by self-assembly theories but not yet realized in experiments, such that the evolved system may provide helpful insight to engineers designing systems at similar lengthscales.  Conceptually related projects such as the structure and function of quasi-ordered optics for camouflage of midwater squid eyes will also be discussed.

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TBD - by Viva Horowitz

Oct 13, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Rooms 202/204

Host: Lisa Manning | Contact: David Yllanes, dyllanes@syr.edu

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TBD by Carl Rosenzweig

Oct 19, 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 David Poland

Oct 20, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

Host: Judah Unmuth-Yockey/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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The Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities: "Mapping the Heavens: how radical ideas have transformed our cosmic view" by Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan

Oct 26, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it and contemplating their place in the cosmos. I will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution - in this Wali lecture, I will talk about recent developments in our understanding of two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes.

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TBD by Benjamín Loewe

Oct 27, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Rooms 202/204

Contact: David Yllanes, dyllanes@syr.edu

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TBD 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

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TBD by Kari Dalnoki-Veress

Nov 3, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room: 202 Physics Bldg.

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

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Undergraduate Research Day 2017

Nov 4, 2017, 8:00 PM-6:00 PM

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Host: Prof. Jack Laiho jwlaiho@syr.edu

We are pleased to announce the tenth annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) at Syracuse University.  This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017. In recent years, more than 100 students from 16 colleges and universities have participated in URD. The meeting gives undergraduates a chance to present their own research (via talks or posters) and meet with other students and professors from New York area universities and beyond.  All students are encouraged to give a talk! Click here to find out more about this event.

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TBD by Bianca Dittrich

Nov 6, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Judah Unmuth- Yockey, Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton, 315-443-3901

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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 Arianna Bottinelli

Nov 10, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room: 202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Prof. Cristina Marchetti / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by Matthew Low

Nov 27, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Jay Hubisz/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 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

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TBD by Babar A. Qureshi

Dec 4, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBD by David Schwab

Dec 8, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Rooms 202/204

Host: Daniel Sussman | Contact: David Yllanes, dyllanes@syr.edu

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TBD by Shailesh Chandrasekharan

Dec 8, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

Host: Simon Catterall/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960