|This is a series of talks and films on a wide variety of physics topics. They are usually Wednesdays from 4-5pm in Olin 124. Come and enjoy physics, refreshments, and lively conversation with fellow students and faculty members. No knowledge required...all are welcome! Snacks served at 4pm complements of the Society of Physics Students.|
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Spring 2013 events|
Michael Belfiore - "Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space"
Phillip Ball - "Curiosity: How science became interested in everything"
Fay Dowker - "Spacetime Atoms and the Unity of Physics"
Jay Ingram - "Are You Conscious?"
DARPA Grand Challenge - "The Great Robot Race"
Lee Smolin - "Time reborn"
Fall 2012 Events
Brendan O'Bryan (Centre Graduate) - "How to survive in engineering school, avoid common pitfalls, and best prepare yourself"
John Grant - "Mission to Mars: Still Roving on the Red Planet"
Julian Barbour - "Does time exist?"
Leonard Mlodinow - "The Drunkard's Walk"
Graham Farmelo - "Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty "
James Brown - "Proofs and Pictures: The Role of Visualization in Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning"
Spring 2012 Events
Charles Falco (Arizona) - "Materials Science of the Motorcycle"
Joshua Qualls (UK) - "String Theory"
Geoffrey Blum & Evan Shirley (Centre) - "Condensed Matter Research & Grad School"
Panel Discussion on Einstein's Relativity
Hod Lipson - "Programmable Matter: 3D Printing and the Shape of Things to Come"
George Dyson - "Origins of the Digital Universe"
Jill Tarter - "Life, the Universe, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)"
Jana Levin - "Limits of Truth and Mind"
Neil Turok - "What Banged?"
Joao Magueijo - "Faster than the Speed of Light: COuld the Laws of Physics CHange?"
Ken Libbrecht - "The Secret Life of the Snowflake" David Archer - "From Here to Eternity: Global Warming in Geologic Time Bill Phillips - "Time and Einstein: The Coolest Stuff in the Universe"
Fall 2011 Events
Joe Straley (UK) - "Magnetic Properties of Small Metal Rings"
Tim Gorringe (UK) - "Fundamental physics with low energy, high precision muon experiments"
Hod Lipson - "The Robotic Scientist"
Alain Aspect - "From Einstein's Intuition to Quantum Bits"
Renate Loll - "Searching for Quantum Gravity"
Sara Seager - "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds."
Ed Witten - "The Quest for Supersymmetry"
Ben Scumacher - "The Physics of Impossible Things"
Roger Penrose - "Before the Big Bang: Is There Evidence For Something And If So, What?"
Spring 2011 Events
Shane Ross - "The Interplanetary Superhighway"
Peter Smith - "The Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft Reveals Titan's Surface"
Jackie Johnson - "UT Space Institute"
Ribhu Kaul - "Condensed Matter: Quantum Physics of our Material World"
Marshall Wilt - "A Centre Experiment"
Eric Mazur - "Stopping Time"
Raymond Laflamme -- "Harnessing the Quantum World"
Paul Steinhardt - "Impossible Crystals"
Gerard t'Hooft - "Science Fiction and Reality"
Rocky Kolb - "The Quantum and the Cosmos"
Seth Lloyd - "Programming the Universe"
Harvey Brown - "Time and Motion"
Seth Lloyd - "Quantum Life"
Richard Feynman - "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"
Fall 2010 Events
Julius Schoop - " Characterization of Nanoporous Gold and Nickel"
Jerry Yang - "Grating-Waveguide Resonators"
Jamie Day - "Natural Philosophy during Transylvania's Golden Age"
John Nichols - "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"
Ganpathy Murthy - "Quantum Chaos"
"The Ghost Particle"
Richard Feynman - "Corpuscles of Light"
Richard Feynman - "Fits of Reflection and Transmission"
Richard Feynman - "Electrons and Their Interactions"
Richard Feynman - "New Queries"
Spring 2010 Events
John Gruenewald - "Graphene"
Chris Robinson - "Modeling Snow Crystal Growth"
Brian Hodge - "Advanced Intravital Microscopy: Confocal and Multi-Photon Fluorescence"
Gang Cao - "Orbitally-Driven Physics in Layered Ruthenates and Iridates"
Bill Crummett - "Measuring Free-Fall Acceleration"
Jim Kelly - "Light Field Photography"
"The Atom Smashers"
"The Great Robot Race"
"Nanotopia: The Future of Microtechnology"
Fall 2009 Events
Phil Lockett - "Astrophysical Masers"
Jim Kelly - "Introduction to Radar"
Jason Neiser - "Tutorial: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics"
"Death of a Star"
"Monster of the Milky Way"
Richard Feynman - "Symmetry in Physical Law"