Fall 2021 Colloquium Schedule

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Paul Green, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian

How to Survive a Smothering and Emerge as an Unusual Type of Star


Monday, September 20, 2021

Sarah Millholland, Princeton

Tidal Sculpting of Short-Period Exoplanets


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nir Davidson, Weizmann Institute of Science

Solving computational problems with coupled lasers


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Barbara Drossel, TU Darmstadt, Germany

On the relation between the second law of thermodynamics, classical

mechanics, and quantum mechanics


Monday, October 4, 2021

Peter Driscoll, Carnegie Institution for Science

Magnetic Field Generation in Earth, Mars, and Rocky Exoplanets


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Vincent Rodgers, University of Iowa

Projective Gauged Gravityagnetic Field Generation in Earth, Mars, and Rocky Exoplanets


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Ofer Firstenberg, Weizmann Institute of Science

Photon-photon interactions in atomic ensembles


Monday, October 18, 2021

Hilke Schlichting, UCLA

The Atmosphere-interior Connection of Super-earths and Sub-Neptunes:

From Formation and Evolution to Observations


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tammy Walton, Fermilab

First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Claudio Conti, University Sapienza Rome, Italy

From complex replica symmetry breaking to simple optical machine learning


Monday, November 1, 2021

Pat Hartigan, Rice University

New Observations and Analysis of Massive Star Formation in Carina


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida

Optical thermodynamics of nonlinear highly multimode system


Monday, November 15, 2021

Bruce Balick, University of Washington

Understanding the Physics of Post-AGB Outflows: Three Possible



Monday, November 29, 2021

Heather Knutson, California Institute of Technology

Exploring the Mysterious Origins of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes


Friday, December 10, 2021

Nicholas Kamp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MicroBooNE’s First Results on the MiniBooNE Low Energy Excess