Upcoming Events

Duke Physics Colloquium
Stewart Prager (PPPL)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Glenn Edwards. Refreshments served before and after the event in room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Dongping Zhong (OSU)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:30pm

Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Glenn Edwards. Refreshments served before and after the event in room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Flavio Fenton (Georgia Tech)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:30pm

Talk title and abstract forthcoming.

Faculty Host: Henry Greenside.

Refreshments served before and after the event in room 128.

Professor Mark A. Ratner (Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry)
TBD
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:30pm

TBA.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Christopher M. Spadaccini (LLNL)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:30pm

Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Glenn Edwards. Refreshments served before and after the event in room 128.

TBA

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
Christopher Fuchs (UMass Boston)
Physics 298
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:30pm

TBA

Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

"Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark Matter" Dark Matter remains a profound mystery at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. One of the leading candidates, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, or WIMP, may be detectable using terrestrial particle detectors. Recent technological advances are enabling very rapid increases in sensitivity in the search for these particles. I will talk about the LUX experiment, a liquid xenon time projection chamber, which currently holds the best upper limit over much of the mass range.

Duke Teaching Observatory
Duke Teaching Observatory
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:30pm

Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guided
by Duke physicists. Everyone welcome. Weather dependent

John Spence (Arizona State Univ)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30pm

"Femtosecond Hard X-ray Lasers for Imaging Atomic Structure and Dynamics" The recent invention of the hard X-ray laser has created a host of new opportunities for the study of atomic processes and dynamics in many fields. Since the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) started operation in late 2009 at SLAC we have collected femtosecond pulsed coherent X-ray scattering from many molecular systems.