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CLOSED- Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


Title: Independent Determination of Oscillation Parameters for Neutrinos and Antineutrinos

Speaker: Kevin Kelly, Northwestern University
 

Abstract: Over the last several decades, a wide variety of experiments have begun to detect and measure neutrino oscillations. The most attractive explanation of this is the three-massive-neutrinos paradigm, in which six parameters govern the oscillations, and these parameters are the same for oscillations of neutrinos and antineutrinos. Next-generation experiments such as the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and the Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) neutrino experiment are poised to improve on these measurements, in addition to other experimental goals. In this talk, I will discuss the state of oscillation parameters and the experiments by which they have been probed. I will also discuss the capability of DUNE and Hyper-K to measure these parameters without any assumption that they are identical between neutrino and antineutrino oscillations. Additionally, I will highlight discrepancies in existing measurements, and whether DUNE and Hyper-K will be able to detect distinct parameters for oscillations in the two sectors.

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


A Conversation with the Northwestern Scientists behind the First-ever Multi-messenger Astronomy Observations

Moderated by Dr. Michelle Larson, President & CEO, Adler Planetarium

Featuring:
Vicky Kalogera, Shane Larson, Raffaella Margutti, Wen-fai Fong

-- Panel discussion is free and open to the public.
-- No registration or ticket required.
-- Doors will open at 6:15pm.
-- Room is wheelchair accessible.
-- Campus parking structures and lots are free for public use after 4:00pm.

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Event will be LIVESTREAMED and RECORDED. Please see Event Web site for more information.

On October 16, 2017, scientists announced the first-ever observation of a binary neutron star inspiral and merger—this astronomical event will provide a powerful new way to understand the lives of stars and how they die and join the galactic graveyard.

Anticipated by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for more than 20 years, this merger represents the first joint detection of an astronomical event using two astronomical observing techniques: gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation. Together these approaches are known as "multi-messenger astronomy". Gravitational waves were the subject of 2017's Nobel Prize in Physics, and multi-messenger astronomy was named one of the NSF's 10 Big Ideas for future scientific investment. Northwestern played a singularly unique role with scientific leadership on both sides of this cutting-edge discovery.

Join Professors Kalogera, Larson, Margutti and Fong for a moderated panel discussion, as they describe their roles and experiences in the making of this ground-breaking discovery. These exceptional researchers will also explain what these new findings mean for humanity's understanding of the universe, and the dawn of a new age of astronomy.

View the Northwestern Special Feature, for videos, podcast, and interviews with CIERA astronomers involved in the discovery!


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Physics and Astronomy Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

November 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Speakers TBA


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Dr. Ivar Martin: TBA

November 30, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Ivar Martin, Argonne National Laboratory

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Jim Sauls


Free and open to the public. No registration or ticket required.

Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Present: a joint CIERA Interdisciplinary Colloquium & EPS Seminar

Dan Tamayo
University of Toronto's Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
Hosts: Fred Rasio, Seth Jacobson, Sourav Chatterjee

A Million-fold Speedup in the Dynamical Characterization of Multi-planet Systems

Many of the multi-planet systems discovered around other stars are dynamically packed to capacity. This implies that orbital integrations with masses or orbital parameters too far from the actual values will destabilize on short timescales; thus, long-term dynamics allows one to constrain the orbital architectures of many closely packed multi-planet systems. I will present a recent such application in the TRAPPIST-1 system, with 7 Earth-sized planets in the longest resonant chain discovered to date. In this case the complicated resonant phase space structure allows for strong constraints. A central challenge in such studies is the large computational cost of direct integrations, which preclude a full survey of the high-dimensional parameter space of orbital architectures allowed by observations. I will discuss our recent successes in training machine learning models capable of reliably predicting orbital stability a million times faster than direct integrations. This opens a wide discovery space for exoplanet characterization and planet formation studies as the next generation of spaceborne exoplanet surveys prepare for launch next year.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 1, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


Title: Beyond Wrinkling: Stress Relaxation in Lung Surfactant Monolayers and Other Thin Films

Speaker: Ka Yee Lee, University of Chicago

Abstract: Surfactants at air/water interfaces are often subjected to mechanical stresses as the interfaces they occupy are reduced in area. For lung surfactants during exhalation, the monolayer collapse manifests itself as protrusions of folds into the subphase. These folds remain attached to the monolayer and reversibly reincorporated upon expansion (inhalation). This folding transition in monolayers is not limited to lung surfactant films, but rather represents a much more general type of stress relaxation mechanism. Collapse modes are found most closely linked to in-plane rigidity. We characterize the rigidity of the monolayer by analyzing in-plane morphology on numerous length scales. More rigid monolayers collapse out-of-plane via a hard elastic mode similar to an elastic membrane, with the folded state being the final collapse state, while softer monolayers relax in-plane by shearing. For the hard elastic mode of collapse, we have further demonstrated experimentally and theoretically that the folded state is preceded by a wrinkled state, and similar wrinkle to fold transitions has been observed in elastic thin films ranging from 2 nm to 10 μm in thickness of completely different chemical nature (lung surfactant lipid monolayers, gold nanoparticle trilayers, and polyester sheets).

Host: Dutta

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 8, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 15, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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CLOSED- Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 22, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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CLOSED- Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 29, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 5, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 12, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Damiano Caprioli: TBA

January 19, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Damiano Caprioli, University of Chicago

Abstract: TBA

Host: Tchekhovskoy

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 19, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Mark Wis: TBA

January 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Mark Wise, Caltech

Abstract: TBA

Host: De Gouvea

Speaker Schedule

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 26, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Kate Ross: TBA

February 2, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Kate Ross, Colorado State University 

Abstract: TBA

Host: 

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 2, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


Title: "Searching for Missing Baryons and the Cosmic Web at Radio Wavelengths"

Speaker: Professor Eric Wilcots, University of Wisconsin

Abstract: TBA

Host: Zadeh

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy 


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Professor Daniel Needleman: TBA

February 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Daniel Needleman: Harvard University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Alexandra Boltasseva: TBA

February 9, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University

Abstract: TBA

Host: Stern

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 9, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 16, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

February 23, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Joel Moore: TBA

March 2, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley

Abstract: TBA

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 2, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 9, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Gerald Gabrielse: TBA

March 16, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University, Department of Physics & Astronomy 

Abstract: TBA

Host: Schmitt

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 16, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Professor Seth Fraden: TBA

March 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Seth Fraden, Brandeis University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 23, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

March 30, 2018, 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/about/dearborn-observatory/.

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


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Vidya Madhavan: TBA

April 6, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Vidya Madhavan, UIUC

Abstract: TBA

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


Title: "Peering through Giant Planet's clouds in the Solar System using radio interferometry"

Speaker: Professor Imke de Pater, UC Berkeley

Abstract: TBA

Host: Zadeh

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Radio Astronomy 


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Peter Armitage: TBA

April 20, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Speaker:Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins University

Abstract: TBA

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Professor Jennifer Ross: TBA

April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Subir Sachdev: TBA

May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Subir Sachdev, Harvard University 

Abstract: TBA

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Professor Paul Chaikin: TBA

May 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Paul Chaikin, New York University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll

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