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Physics Department Colloquium Videos

“The the Black Hole Information Paradox, and its resolution in string theory”
Samir Mathur, The Ohio State University
October 03, 2014 3:30 PM

“Shedding Light on Distant Galaxies with 200,000 Quasars”
Britt Lundgren, UW Astronomy
September 19, 2014 3:30 PM

“Searching for new physics at the LHC The story you haven't heard”
Michael Williams, MIT
April 25, 2014 3:30 PM

“Status and prospects for achieving thermonuclear ignition on the National Ignition Facility”
Riccardo Betti, Rochester
March 14, 2014 3:30 PM

“Verner Suomi’s Vision with a Spotlight on Benchmarking the Earth’s Climate from Space”
Hank Revercomb, UW-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center
March 07, 2014 3:30 PM

“A single Rydberg electron in a Bose-Einstein Condensate”
Prof. Tilman Pfau, University of Stuttgart
February 28, 2014 3:30 PM

“Equilibrium and Driven Mesoscopic Dynamics in Complex Oxides”
Paul Evans, UW Materials Science & Engineering
February 21, 2014 3:30 PM

“First Evidence for Energetic Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube”
Albrecht Karle, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
February 14, 2014 3:30 PM

“Circinus X-1 - A puzzle solved”
Sebastian Heinz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
January 31, 2014 3:30 PM

“Validation of Quantum Devices”
Matthias Troyer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
January 24, 2014 3:30 PM

“New Frontiers of Quantum Simulations with Atoms and Ions”
Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
December 06, 2013 3:30 PM

“First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility”
Daniel McKinsey, Yale University
November 22, 2013 3:30 PM

“Viscosity, Quark Gluon Plasma, and String Theory”
Dam Son, University of Chicago
November 15, 2013 3:30 PM

“Higgs Boson Discovery What's Next?”
Marcela Carena, Fermilab & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
November 08, 2013 3:30 PM

“Multiwavelength Astronomy, the Origin of Cosmic Rays, and the HAWC Observatory”
Petra Hüntemeyer, Michigan Technological University
October 25, 2013 3:30 PM

“Search for Higgs Boson Decays into Invisible Particles at the LHC”
Ketevi Assamagan, Brookhaven National Lab
October 18, 2013 3:30 PM

“Understanding the Higgs Boson”
Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
October 11, 2013 3:30 PM

“Topological Phases in Correlated Materials”
Yong-Baek Kim, University of Toronto
September 27, 2013 3:30 PM

“Project Poltergeist, a Ghostly Neutrino and a Specter”
Patrick Huber, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
September 13, 2013 3:30 PM

“Memories of John Hasbrouck Van Vleck”
Raymond L. Orbach, University of Texas at Austin
September 06, 2013 3:30 PM

“Gas-filled detectors the Darwinian Champions of Particle Physics”
David Nygren, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 10, 2013 3:30 PM

“Breaking Barriers with Maxwell's Demon”
Mark Raizen, University of Texas at Austin
April 19, 2013 3:30 PM

“Superconductivity and the Pseudogap in theory and in copper-oxide based superconductors”
Andrew Millis, Columbia University
April 12, 2013 3:30 PM

“New perspectives on quark confinement”
Philip Argyres, University of Cincinnati
March 15, 2013 3:30 PM

“Meeting the Energy needs of a Growing Population”
Timothy Donohue, UW-Madison Dept. of Bacteriology & Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy
March 08, 2013 3:30 PM

“Life after Lorentz Quantum Mechanics, Gravity, and the Crisis of Falsifiability”
Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics & the University of Waterloo
March 01, 2013 3:30 PM

“The Brave Nu World”
André de Gouvêa, Northwestern University
February 22, 2013 3:30 PM

“Superconducting Quantum Computing”
John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara
February 15, 2013 3:30 PM

“Femtosecond hard X-ray lasers for atomic structure and biodynamics”
John Spence, Arizona State University
February 01, 2013 3:30 PM

“Emergent phases of correlated electrons in materials with spin-orbit coupling and magnetic frustration.”
Natalia Perkins, UW-Madison
November 30, 2012 3:30 PM

Special Colloquium
“Electronic Liquid Crystalline Phases in Highly Correlated Electronic Systems”
Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
November 07, 2012 3:30 PM

“Anticipating sudden transitions in biological populations Cooperation, cheating, and collapse”
Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 02, 2012 3:30 PM

“Discovery of the Higgs Boson - the God Particle”
Sau Lan Wu, UW-Madison
October 19, 2012 3:30 PM

“Nuclear Power After Fukushima”
Michael Corradini, UW-Madison
October 12, 2012 3:30 PM

“Higgs Boson and New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider”
Liantao Wang, University of Chicago
September 28, 2012 3:30 PM

Julian Mack Lecture
“Space Security and Missile Defense What is at Stake?”
Laura Grego, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
September 21, 2012 3:30 PM

“Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory”
Jan Egedal, MIT Dept. of Physics & Plasma Science and Fusion Center
September 14, 2012 3:30 PM

“Pushing Einstein’s Boundaries Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology”
Mark Trodden, Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania
September 07, 2012 3:30 PM

“Topological insulators and topological superconductors”
Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University
April 27, 2012 3:30 PM

“The Neutrino at Eighty - A remarkable journey and a feisty future”
John Wilkerson, University of North Carolina
April 20, 2012 3:30 PM

“Ultracold Polar Molecules”
Deborah Jin, NIST & JILA
April 13, 2012 3:30 PM

“The quantum and classical properties of spins on surfaces”
Andreas Heinrich, IBM Almaden Research Lab
March 23, 2012 3:30 PM

“Kelvin, Pascal, and mollusk shells”
Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
March 16, 2012 3:30 PM

“Superconductivity from Repulsive Interactions”
Andrey Chubukov, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
March 09, 2012 3:30 PM

“Particle Astrophysics with Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes”
Reshmi Mukherjee, Barnard College & Columbia University
March 02, 2012 3:30 PM

“FT-IR spectrochemical imaging Design and applications with Focal Plane Array and multiple beam synchrotron radiation source”
Carol Hirschmugl, UW-Milwaukee
February 24, 2012 3:30 PM

“Plasma Techniques Used to Trap Antihydrogen[1]”
Joel Fajans, University of California, Berkeley
February 17, 2012 3:30 PM

“Reinventing the Accelerator”
Prof. James B. Rosenzweig, UCLA Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
February 10, 2012 3:30 PM

“Beyond the Standard Model The Particle Physics Frontier”
Michael Ramsey-Musolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 03, 2012 3:30 PM

“Strong-Arming Electron Spin Dynamics”
Jason Petta, Princeton University
December 02, 2011 3:30 PM

“Condensation of excitons and polaritons”
Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory
November 18, 2011 3:30 PM

“Nature Adorns a Vacuum The Casimir Force”
Steve Lamoreaux, Yale University
October 28, 2011 3:30 PM

“The Kondo effect from magnetic alloys to nanoelectronics”
Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
October 21, 2011 3:30 PM

“Quantum Phase Transitions and Scale Invariance of Atomic Quantum Gases”
Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
October 14, 2011 3:30 PM

“Vibrations, Conical Intersections, and Reaction Dynamics in Gases and Liquids”
Fleming Crim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 30, 2011 3:30 PM

“Recent Results from CMS at LHC”
Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 23, 2011 3:30 PM

“The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Global Warming”
Brad Marston, Brown University
September 16, 2011 3:30 PM

“Transport in High-mobility Two-dimensional Electron Systems”
Maxim Vavilov, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 09, 2011 3:30 PM

“First Results from the T2K Neutrino Oscillation Experiment”
Scott Oser, University of British Columbia
May 06, 2011 4:00 PM

Distinguished Award Winner
“Atomic Clocks Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
Thomas R. O'Brian, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA
April 29, 2011 4:00 PM

“Next Steps in Nuclear Weapons Control”
Jay Davis, The Hertz Foundation
April 22, 2011 4:00 PM

“Searching for Inflation from the South Pole with CMB Polarimetry”
John Kovac, Harvard University
April 15, 2011 4:00 PM

Ingersoll Lecture
“Beauty in Complexity Low Friction and Adsorption Properties of Quasicrystal Surfaces”
Pat Thiel, Iowa State University
April 08, 2011 4:00 PM

“Using Spin-Stable Neutron Stars to Detect Nano-Hertz Gravitational Waves from Cosmological Sources”
Jim Cordes, Cornell University
March 11, 2011 4:00 PM

“The Fermilab Holometer an Experimental Probe of Planck Scale Physics”
Craig Hogan, Fermilab and University of Chicago
March 04, 2011 4:00 PM

“Led by the Nodes Forging an Understanding of Fe-Based Superconductors”
Peter Hirschfeld, University of Florida
February 25, 2011 4:00 PM

“Strings and the Real World”
Gordy Kane, University of Michigan
February 11, 2011 4:00 PM

“Multiferroic Vortices and Graph Theory”
Sang-Wook Cheong, Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials
February 04, 2011 4:00 PM

“The role of quantum coherence in photosynthetic energy transfer”
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University
January 21, 2011 4:00 PM

“Weighing Neutrinos”
Joseph Formaggio, MIT
November 19, 2010 4:00 PM

“Reionization and Cosmology with 21 cm Fluctuations”
Miguel Morales, University of Washington
November 05, 2010 4:00 PM

“Morphogen gradient formation in subdiffusive media”
Katja Lindenberg, UC-San Diego
October 22, 2010 4:00 PM

“Our Changing View of the TeV Sky”
Jordan Goodman, University of Maryland
October 15, 2010 4:00 PM

“The Phase Diagrams of the High Temperature Superconductors”
Subir Sachdev, Harvard
October 01, 2010 4:00 PM

“Bose Condensation, Superfluidity, and the Quantum Hall Effect”
Jim Eisenstein, Caltech
September 24, 2010 4:00 PM

“Big Bang Nucleosynthesis as a Probe of Cosmology and Particle Physics”
Gary Steigman, Ohio State
September 17, 2010 4:00 PM

“Recent Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory”
Jim Matthews, Louisiana State University
September 10, 2010 4:00 PM

“Once and Future Science at RHIC”
Steven Vigdor, Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory
September 03, 2010 4:00 PM

Distinguished Award Winner
“Does the Nation have a Nuclear Future? The Role of Science in the Regulation of the Nation's Most Controversial Energy Source”
Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
May 07, 2010 4:00 PM

“Plasma Turbulence in the Solar Wind”
Bill Dorland, University of Maryland
April 30, 2010 4:00 PM

“The Transient Revolution in Astrophysics”
Eliot Quataert, UC-Berkeley
April 23, 2010 4:00 PM

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Colloquium
“Dark Matter in the Universe”
Katherine Freese, University of Michigan
April 16, 2010 4:00 PM

“Baryons Testing Ground of QCD Dynamics”
Jose Goity, JLab/Hampton University
April 09, 2010 4:00 PM

“Increasing Diversity in Physics the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters to PhD Bridge Program”
David J. Ernst, Vanderbilt University, Fisk University
March 26, 2010 4:00 PM

“Quantum Computer Dream and Realization”
Rainer Blatt, Institute for Experimental Physics University of Innsbruck and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
March 19, 2010 4:00 PM

Richards Lecture
“Probing Early Universe Particle Physics with Neutrons at the Institut Laue-Langevin”
Peter Geltenbort, ILL Grenoble
March 12, 2010 4:00 PM

“Uncovering the Nature of Dark Matter with Direct Detection Experiments. Status and Prospects from a XENON Perspective.”
Uwe Oberlack, Rice University
March 05, 2010 4:00 PM

Special Joint Physics/Astronomy Colloquium Talk
“Confronting the Dark Energy Crisis in Fundamental Physics”
Christopher Stubbs, Harvard University, Physics and Astronomy
February 26, 2010 4:00 PM

“Turning Photons into Polarized Nuclei”
Thad Walker, University of Wisconsin, Department of Physics
February 19, 2010 4:00 PM

“Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence”
Stanislav Boldyrev, University of Wisconsin, Department of Physics
February 12, 2010 4:00 PM

“Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC and LHC, and in String Theory”
Krishna Rajagopal, MIT
January 22, 2010 4:00 PM

“The Very High Energy Universe”
Rene Ong, UCLA
December 04, 2009 4:00 PM

“Superconductivity at the Dawn of the Iron Age”
Zlatko Tesanovich, John Hopkins University
November 20, 2009 4:00 PM

“Inward Turbulent Diffusion of Plasmas in a Levitated Dipole”
Michael Mauel, Columbia University
November 13, 2009 4:00 PM

“Precision Muon Physics Capturing a Moment in a Lifetime”
David Hertzog, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 06, 2009 4:00 PM

“50 Years of Fusion Research”
Dale M. Meade, Fusion Innovation Research and Energy, Princeton, NJ
October 30, 2009 4:00 PM

“The Good the Bad and the Awful Scientific Simulation and Prediction”
Leo Kadanoff, University of Chicago
October 23, 2009 4:00 PM

“Gamma Ray Bursts and the Birth of Black Holes”
Neil Gehrels, NASA Greenbelt, U-Maryland, Penn State U
October 16, 2009 4:00 PM

“Protein Intrinsic Disorder and Developmental Biology”
Keith Dunker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine
October 09, 2009 4:00 PM

“Search for Time-Reversal-Symmetry-Breaking Effects in Unconventional Superconductors”
Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
October 02, 2009 4:00 PM

“New Phenomena at Oxide Interfaces”
Jean-Marc Triscone, University of Geneva
September 25, 2009 4:00 PM

Mack Lecture
“On the Verge of Umdeutung in Minnesota John H. Van Vleck and the Transition from the Old Quantum Theory to Matrix Mechanics”
Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota
September 18, 2009 4:00 PM

“Anderson Localization looking forward”
Boris Altshuler, Columbia University
September 11, 2009 4:00 PM

“Hunt for the Last Neutrino Mixing Angle”
Morgan Wascko
September 04, 2009 4:00 PM

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