Applied Physics/Physics Colloquia

The Applied Physics/Physics Colloquia are held Tuesdays at 4:30 P.M. in Room 201 of the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center. Light refreshments are served in the Varian Building lobby at 4:15 P.M.

Upcoming Events

Date
Tue February 27th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Larry Gladney

The Black in Physics (BIP) group at Stanford is excited to invite Larry Gladney to give an in-…

Date
Tue March 12th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Tova Holmes

Abstract: Over the last century, the construction and discovery of the Standard Model of particle physics has been one of the greatest accomplishments in physics.

Date
Tue April 16th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Joel Fajans

Recent experiments have measured the effect of gravity on antimatter with the first “direct”, i.e., freefall-style or Galilean Leaning Tower of Pisa-style measurements.

Past Events

Date
Tue February 20th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Herman Verlinde

Abstract: Research in string theory has uncovered deep connections between strongly coupled quantum systems with chaotic dynamics and the…

Date
Tue February 13th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Victoria Kaspi

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are a mysterious new class of extragalactic fast radio transients whose nature is presently unknown.  Here I provide a detailed review of FRB phenomenology and…

Date
Tue February 6th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Roger Blandford

The development of classical electromagnetism and quantum electrodynamics are highpoints of nineteenth and twentieth century physics, respectively.

Date
Tue January 23rd 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Asimina Arvanitaki

The Cosmic Neutrino Background (CNB) is a relic of the pre-CMB era which encodes a trove of information about the early Universe and the neutrino sector dating back to when the Universe was…

Date
Tue January 16th 2024, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
Speaker
Steve Kivelson

Since this is a hastily arranged “in-house” colloquium, I plan to make it partially pedagogic concerning a body of thought that…

Date
Tue November 28th 2023, 3:30pm
Location:
Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201

The characteristic excitation of a metal is its plasmon, which is a quantized sound wave in its valence electron density.