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2020 Colloquium Schedule

Colloquia are held on Thursdays at 4:10 pm in Webster 17 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, unless otherwise noted.
Come meet the speaker over coffee & cookies at 3:45 pm in the foyer on the Ground floor above the lecture hall.

*Distinguished Colloquium Series, a reception will be held following these events.

You can help support these events by giving to the Physics Excellence Fund or the S Town Stephenson Lectureship

Date Speaker and Talk Title
January 16 Sarah Kaiser, Pensar Development
Title: “The science isn’t magic, but we are”
January 23 No Colloquium


January 30 Marc Weber, Washington State University
Title: “Antimatter in our daily world”
Broadcast via Live Stream – here
February 6

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Shruti Puri, Yale University
Title: “Quantum Error Correction with Schrödinger Cats”
February 11

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Michael Pretko, University of Colorado,
Title: “Fractons: A New Type of Particle”
February 13

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Bihui Zhu, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: “Controlling ultracold quantum matter out of equilibrium”
February 18

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Russell Bisset, Institute of Theoretical Physics,
Title: “Quantum gases and the next generation of quantum liquids”
February 20 Yong Chen, Purdue University
Title: “Spin‐helical particles: an enabling platform for quantum matter and quantum technologies ”
*February 27 Philip Marston, Washington State University
Title: “Decades of Acoustical, Optical, & Fluid Wave Physics with Students & Associates”
March 5 Svetlana Malinovskaya, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: “Ultracold control of atoms and molecules using chirped pulses and optical frequency combs”
March 10 Vikas Prakash, Case Western Reserve University
Title: “Dynamic Deformation of Polycrystalline Metals at Temperatures Approaching their Melt”
*March 12 CANCELED
March 19 Spring Break
March 26 CANCELED 
April 30 No Colloquium



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