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Aomawa L. Shields - Recipe for a Habitable Planet

The discovery of numerous small exoplanets has brought the search for life beyond the Solar System into sharp focus on many potentially habitable worlds where life may exist. However, many factors…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 23rd, 2020 9 plays 0  

Loop Quantum Gravity: A Bird’s Eye View - Abhay Ashtekar

After a brief overview of quantum gravity as a whole, Dr. Ashtekar will explain the basics of Loop Quantum Gravity and its applications to some long standing questions: the nature of the very early…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 17th, 2017 66 plays 0  

From Microstructure to Morphology: Topological Defects and Shape Evolution in Soft Matter - Robin Selinger

Soft materials with orientational order can undergo dramatic shape transformations driven by change of temperature or other stimuli. Nematic elastomers, a form of liquid crystal polymer, have been…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 13th, 2017 41 plays 0  

Observing the signature of a single prolific r-process event in an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy - Anna Frebel

The heaviest chemical elements in the periodic table are synthesized through the rapid neutron-capture (r-) process but the astrophysical site where r-process nucleosynthesis occurs is still unknown.…

From  Katie Gentilello on November 2nd, 2017 20 plays 0  

Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: a growing frontier of "pure and applied" theoretical physics - Royce K. P. Zia

Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: a growing frontier of "pure and applied" theoretical physics Founded over a century ago, statistical mechanics for systems in thermal equilibrium has…

From  Katie Gentilello on October 2nd, 2017 20 plays 0  

Neutrons as a unique tool for research - Alan Tennant

Neutrons provide an essential and complementary probe of matter with unique sensitivity to light atoms and magnetic phenomena. As part of a Department of Energy initiative to define the future needs…

From  Katie Gentilello on September 1st, 2017 11 plays 0  

Quantum FM radio for Quantum Computing - David Schuster

Individual superconducting qubits have seen impressive improvements in nearly all aspects over the past decade and now sit at the threshold of being able to perform quantum error correction. Scaling…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 6th, 2017 32 plays 0