Events

Title: Topological photonics: from classical to quantum

Speaker: Mohammed Hafezi, University of Maryland

Abstract: There are tremendous efforts underway to better understand systems with topological order --- global properties that are not discernible locally. The best-known examples are quantum Hall effects in electronic systems, where insensitivity to local properties manifests itself as conductance through edge states which is insensitive to defects and disorder. In this talk, I demonstrate how similar physics can be observed for photons; specifically, how various quantum Hall Hamiltonians can be simulated in an optical platform. I report on the first imaging and measurement of topological photonic edge state using silicon-on-insulator technology and our recent advance in studying the quantum transport of such topological photonic structures. Furthermore, the addition of optical nonlinearity to this system provides a platform to implement fractional quantum Hall states of photons and anyonic states that have not yet been observed. More generally, the application of these ideas can lead to the development of optical devices with topological protection for classical and quantum information processing.

Host: Koch

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 17, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: Results from the South Pole's DM-Ice17 Dark Matter Detector

Speaker: Antonia Hubbard, Northwestern University
 

Abstract: DM-Ice is a NaI(Tl) experiment searching for an annually-modulating dark matter signal. DM-Ice will determine if the 9 sigma signal observed by the DAMA experiment is of astrophysical origin. The first generation DM-Ice17 detector has successfully operated in the South Pole ice for six years, and the first phase of the full-scale detector is running at Y2L in South Korea. I present an analysis of the modulating muon background in DM-Ice17, including a long-lived phosphorescence near the dark matter region of interest. Analysis of coincident events between DM-Ice17 and IceCube indicates the strength of deploying scintillators within large Cherenkov detectors, and the successful operation of DM-Ice17 establishes the South Pole ice as a viable location for low-background experiments in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Nadia Zakamska: Observations of quasar feedback

February 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Observations of quasar feedback


Speaker: Nadia Zakamska, John Hopkins University

Host: Daniel Angles Alcazar

Abstract: Quasars are now thought to have made critical impact on galaxy formation. Feedback from accretion onto supermassive black holes is implicated in establishing the black hole mass vs galaxy bulge correlations and in limiting the maximal mass of galaxies. In this talk, I will review the indirect evidence for quasar feedback as required by galaxy formation models. I will then present recent multi-wavelength observations of powerful quasar-driven winds and outflows on galaxy-wide scales. These data may provide direct observational evidence for one of the long-standing paradigms in galaxy formation.

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


 

Title: "Is Anybody Out There? Radio Techniques to Search for Intelligent Life"

 

Speaker: Dan Werthimer, Berkeley

Host: Farhad Zadeh

Abstract: 

What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe? Can we detect radio, infrared, or optical signals from other civilizations? Current and future SETI projects, including the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project, may provide an answer. Berkeley SETI Research Center chief scientist Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.

Dan will also describe the SETI@home project, which analyzes data from the world's largest radio telescope using desktop computers and cell phones from millions of volunteers. SETI@home participants have formed one of Earth's most powerful supercomputers. Volunteers have the small but captivating possibility their computer will detect the first signal from a civilization beyond Earth.

 


Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy


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Brown Bag Lunch with Michael Zevin and Keenan Avers

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Students Michael Zevin and Keenan Avers


Title: Mutations and Evolutionary Dynamics in Live Cells and in Real Time

Speaker: Thomas E. Kuhlman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Abstract: 

Evolution is one of the most important and successful theories in science, allowing us to understand the diversity of life and the development of species and populations over a wide range of size and time scales. Evolution occurs as a result of the differential success of organisms in their environment due to variation in their external characteristics; the variation of external characteristics is, in turn, a result of mutation and plasticity of the information encoded within each organism’s genome. Consequently, to theoretically model and describe evolution, it is fundamentally important to understand the rates, statistics, and effects of mutations. In this talk, I will describe our current understanding of mutations and the molecular basis of evolution, and how this understanding fits within the current state of biology and physics. I will additionally describe the development of experimental techniques by my lab to allow the direct observation and quantification of mutations and evolution in real time and in live cells.

Host: Adilson Motter

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Complex Systems


Title: Majorana zero modes in condensed matter: From topological quantum computing milestones to Majorana-dimer models

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Mishmash, California Institute of Technology

Abstract: Condensed matter realizations of Majorana zero modes constitute potential building blocks of a topological quantum computer and thus have recently been the subject of intense theoretical and experimental investigation. In the first part of this talk, I will introduce a new scheme for preparation, manipulation, and readout of these zero modes in semiconducting wires coated with mesoscopic superconducting islands. This approach synthesizes recent materials growth breakthroughs with tools long successfully deployed in quantum-dot research, notably gate-tunable island couplings, charge-sensing readout, and charge pumping. Guided by these capabilities, we map out numerous milestones that progressively bridge the gap between Majorana zero-mode detection and long-term quantum computing applications. These include (1) detecting non-Abelian anyon ‘fusion rules’ in two complementary schemes, one based on charge sensing, the other using a novel Majorana-mediated charge pump, (2) validation of a prototype topological qubit, (3) braiding to demonstrate non-Abelian statistics, and (4) observing the elusive topological phase transition accompanying the onset of Majorana modes. With the exception of braiding, these proposed experiments require only a single wire with as few as two islands, a setup already available in the laboratory. In the last part of the talk, I will discuss our recent work on a new class of 2D microscopic models---termed ‘Majorana-dimer models’---which generalize well-known quantum dimer models by dressing the bosonic dimers with pairs of Majorana modes. These models host a novel interacting topological phase of matter which has the same bulk anyonic content as the chiral Ising theory, albeit with a fully gapped edge. These seemingly contradictory statements can be reconciled by noting that our phase is inherently fermionic: it can be understood as the product of an Ising phase with a topological p-ip superconductor. Finally, several future research directions related to both topological quantum computation and exotic strongly interacting quantum many-body states will be discussed.

Host: James Sauls

 

Condensed Matter, Physics, Astronomy


Title: Space astrometry: the Hipparcos and Gaia missions

Speaker: Michael Perryman

Abstract: 

Alone amongst the space agencies, ESA made its entry into space astrometry with the adoption of the Hipparcos mission in 1981. Outside of the astrometric community, it was viewed at the time as fundamental if not particularly exciting, although Freeman Dyson described it as "... the first time since Sputnik in 1957 that a major new development in space science has come from outside the US". In his ASP Millennium Essay in 2001, Cavendish Professor Malcolm Longair stated that "It is invidious to single out surveys which I find particularly impressive, but I make an exception for the Hipparcos astrometric satellite".

Hipparcos delivered its high-accuracy catalogue of 120,000 star distances and space motions in 1997. As a follow-up, ESA accepted the Gaia mission in 2000. Launched in 2013 and expected to operate into the next decade, Gaia will represent a revolution in its dynamical stereoscopic mapping of our Galaxy, promising a catalogue of more than a billion stars to 20 magnitude at microarcsec-level accuracy.

The talk will provide a short historical context and describe the scientific motivation for these missions, outline the essential experimental principles which underpin their measurements, and give an overview of the science objectives, including Gaia's expected yield of many thousands of astrometrically-detected exoplanets.

Host: Lithwick

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 24, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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James Unwin: TBA

February 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: James Unwin, UIC
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


CIERA Winter Interdisciplinary Colloquium:
"Finding and Characterizing Earth 2.0: An Engineering and Astronomy Partnership"

N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton University

Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with an affiliated appointment in Astrophysics
Principal Investigator of Princeton’s interdisciplinary High Contrast Imaging Laboratory

Talk Abstract: With the discoveries of thousands of exoplanets over the last decade from both ground telescopes and space, the field of exoplanet science has been revolutionized. We now know that exoplanets are common, that small planets far outnumber large ones, and that solar systems come in a myriad of forms. The next revolution will come with the advent of direct imaging of exoplanets from space. This will make accessible planets down to Earth size and will provide information on the chemical makeup of the planets and their atmospheres. Within the next 15 years we may for the first time image an earth and search for evidence of life. This new era will begin with the launch of NASA's WFIRST spacecraft in 2025, the first telescope with a high performance coronagraph enabling imaging of planets down to 2 earth radii and capable of taking spectra of their atmosphere. In this talk I will describe the basics of high-contrast imaging and the key technologies developed over the last decade that make it possible. In particular, I describe the 15 year effort at Princeton on coronagraphs, wavefront control, and starshades that began and succeeded because of the close partnership between engineering and astrophysics.

Image credit: N. Jeremy Kasdin displays a prototype of starshade petals, built by interns from Princeton and MIT. Courtesy Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems – Astro Aerospace


Title: Harnessing Topological Quantum Matter

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Hsieh, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Abstract: Existing topological materials exhibit fascinating properties, but there remains significant, unharnessed potential that is essential in the quest toward quantum computing. Topological quantum computing requires even more exotic phases of matter, which have fractionalized excitations that obey neither Bose nor Fermi statistics. I will present a new route toward realizing such fractionalized phases of matter by literally building on existing topological phases.

I will first provide an overview of new topological materials which my collaborators and I have predicted and analyzed. These span different material classes, dimensions, and symmetries, resulting in new phenomenology and rich functionality for devices. I will then discuss how such topological phases, when interfaced with other systems, can exhibit a “topological proximity effect” in which nontrivial topology of a different nature is induced in the neighboring system. Finally, I will show how this enables a new entanglement-based technique (the “topological bootstrap”) for upgrading topological phases and bringing us one step closer toward a quantum computer.

Host: James Sauls

 

Condensed Matter, Physics, Astronomy


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Vincenzo Cirigliano: TBA

March 3, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Vincenzo Cirigliano, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract: TBA

Host: Andre

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 3, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Ziqing Hong: TBA

March 6, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Ziqing Hong, Northwestern University
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Jon M. Miller: TBA

March 7, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Jon M. Miller, University of Michigan

Host: Vicky Kalogera

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Graduate Students Zach Hafen and Andrew Zimmerman


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Brian D'Urso - TBA

March 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Special AMO/Small Scale Fundamental Physics

March 9, 2017, 2:00 PM, F160

Abstract: TBA


Title: The Tools and Techniques of Particle Physics and Their Impact on Society

Speaker: Marcel Demarteau, Argonne National Laboratory

Abstract: Particle physics shares with other basic sciences the need to innovate, invent, and develop tools, techniques, and technologies to carry out its mission. This dedicated research and development has not only advanced the current state of technology for particle physics, but has also enabled basic scientific research and applications in numerous other areas. The history of particle physics contains many stories of invention that illustrate the interplay between different fields of science and society. This presentation will showcase some of the key tools, techniques, and technologies that connect particle physics to other science disciplines, to industry, and to society as a whole. Particle physics has a deep and sometimes unexpected reach into society. Its return on investment for society will be outlined.

Host: De Gouvea & Low

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 10, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 17, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 24, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Amy Bender: TBA

March 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Amy Bender, KCIP; Argonne National Laboratory

Host: Deanne Coppejans

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Terence Hwa: TBA

March 30, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Terence Hwa, University of California, San Diego

Abstract: TBA

Host: Adilson Motter

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Complex Systems


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Yuval Grossman: TBA

March 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Yuval Grossman, Cornell University 

Abstract: TBA

Host: Andre

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Norman Murray: TBA

April 4, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Norman Murray, CITA

Host:

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Ed Marti - TBA

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

Special AMO/Small Scale Fundamental Physics Seminar

April 6th, 2017, 2:00 PM, F160

Abstract: TBA


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Dirk Englund: TBA

April 7, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Dirk Englund, MIT


Abstract: TBA

Host: Koch

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 7, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dr. Matthew Dietrich: TBA

April 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Dietrich, Argonne National Laboratory

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Host: Brian Odom

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, AMO


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Jo Bovy: TBA

April 11, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Jo Bovy, University of Toronto

Host: Daniel Angles-Alcazar

Abstract:

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: TBD

April 12, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Title: TBD

Speaker: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford

Host: Farhad Zadeh

Abstract: TBD

 

 


Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy


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Alvaro Chavarria - TBA

April 13, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Special AMO/Small Scale Fundamental Physics Seminar

April 13th, 2017, 2:00 PM, F160

Abstract: TBA


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Martin Zweirlein: TBA

April 14, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Martin Zweirlein, MIT


Abstract: TBA

Host: Halperin/Garg

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 14, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Steve Girvin: TBA

April 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Steve Girvin, Yale

Abstract: TBA

Host: Koch

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 21, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Nicholas Stone: TBA

April 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Nicholas Stone, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory

Host: 

Abstract: Fabio Antonini

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Van M. Savage: TBA

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

Title: TBA

Speaker: Van M. Savage, UCLA; Santa Fe Institute

Abstract: TBA

Host: Adilson Motter

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Complex Systems


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Dave Arnett: TBA

April 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Dave Arnett, University of Arizona


Abstract: TBA

Host: Kalogera

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 28, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Richard Ruiz: TBA

May 1, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TTitle: TBA

Speaker: Richard Ruiz, Durham
 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


CIERA Eighth Annual Public Lecture
Free and open to the public. No registration or ticket required.

Dr. Rainer Weiss
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Collaboration

Dr. Rainer Weiss is a preeminent physicist who for 40 years has worked toward the first direct detection of gravitational waves announced in 2016. Dr. Weiss is professor of physics emeritus at MIT and is one of the founders of LIGO, the instrument that first heard gravitational waves emit from the merging of two supermassive black holes 1.3 billion light years from Earth. Dr. Weiss developed the concept behind LIGO as an exercise for a course on general relativity that he taught at MIT in 1967. Today the LIGO Collaboration is comprised of over 1,000 scientists and engineers world-wide.

Image credit: Ken Richardson


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Robert Boyd: TBA

May 5, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Robert Boyd

Abstract: TBA

Host: Selim

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 5, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Denys Bondar: TBA

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

Title: TBA

Speaker: Denyis Bondar, Princeton University 

Abstract: TBA

 

 

Host: Tamar Seideman

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, AMO


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Desika Narayanan: TBA

May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Desika Narayanan, Haverford College

Host: Alex Richings

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Maxim Popselov: TBA

May 12, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Maxim Popselov, Perimeter

Abstract: TBA

Host: Andre

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 12, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dan Foreman-Mackey: TBA

May 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Dan Foreman-Mackey, University of Washington

Host: Ben Nelson

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Laura Newburgh: TBA

May 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Laura Newburgh, Yale

Abstract: TBA

Host: Ulmer

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 19, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Nanda Rea: TBA

May 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA


Speaker: Nanda Rea, Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona
API Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam

Host: Raffaella Margutti

Abstract: TBA

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Stephan Herminghaus: TBA

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

Title: TBA

Speaker: Stephan Herminghaus, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization; University of Göttingen

Abstract: TBA

Host: Adilson Motter

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Complex Systems


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Neil Kelleher: TBA

May 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Neil Kelleher, Northwestern University

Abstract: TBA

Host: Ulmer

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 26, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 2, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 9, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 16, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 23, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 30, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 7, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 14, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 21, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 28, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 4, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 11, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 18, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 25, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 1, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 8, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 15, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 22, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 29, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope.For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/observatory/

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Thomas Udem: TBA

October 6, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Thomas Udem, Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik  

Abstract: TBA

Host: Gabrielse

Speaker Schedule

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium

Department Conference Room Calendars

Tech F160    Tech F210     Dearborn 23