Past Event Presentations

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: Active Biological Matter and Mechanosensing
October 19, 2020
Speaker: Christoph Schmidt (Duke Physics)

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: Exploring Beyond the Standard Model with Lattice QCD
October 7, 2020
Speaker: Amy Nicholson (UNC Chapel Hill)

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: Physics and Energy
September 30, 2020
Speaker: Robert L. Jaffe (MIT)

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: Experiments with Quantum Materials
September 21, 2020
Speaker: Sara Haravifard (Duke Physics)

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: The Search for the QCD Critical Point
September 9, 2020
Speaker: Gökçe Basar (UNC Chapel Hill)

UNC-Duke Joint Physics Colloquium: Quantifying the Shear Viscosity of Nature's Most Ideal Liquid
August 24, 2020
Speaker: Steffen A. Bass (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: A Midscale Quantum Computer Based on Trapped Ions
April 1, 2020
Speaker: Marko Cetina (University of Maryland)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Proton Remains Puzzling
February 19, 2020
Speaker: Haiyan Gao (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Departmental Colloquium: Calculating Nature Naturally
February 12, 2020
Speaker: Natalie Klco (University of Washington)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Electronically Integrated Cell Sized Robots
January 29, 2020
Speaker: Itai Cohen (Cornell University)

Duke Physics Departmental Colloquium: Laser Spectroscopy of a Nucleus: The Search for the Isomeric Transition in Thorium-229
January 17, 2020
Speaker: Eric R. Hudson (UC Los Angeles)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Softest Crystals
Jan. 15, 2020
Speaker: Randy Kamien (University of Pennsylvania)

Condensed Matter Seminar "How to Fall Off a Plateau in a Shastry-Sutherland Lattice"
Jan. 13, 2020
Speaker: Art Ramirez (UC Santa Cruz)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Why Accelerators Matter - from Maria-Goeppert-Mayer to Future Colliders
December 4, 2019
Speaker: Melissa Franklin (Harvard University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: A Journey from Effective Field Theories to Quantum Algorithms
November 13, 2019
Speaker: Christian Bauer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Duke Physics Special Colloquium: The Life and Death of Turbulence"
November 11, 2019
Speaker: Nigel Goldenfeld (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Quantum Error Correction
October 30, 2019
Speaker: Kenneth R. Brown (Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Next Generation Batteries - Materials and Applications
October 9, 2019
Speaker: George Crabtree (Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Argonne National Laboratory)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Quantum Computing with Trapped Atomic Ions
October 2, 2019
Speaker: Jungsang Kim (Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Curvature of the Universe
September 25, 2019
Speaker: Hubert Bray (Duke Mathematics)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe
May 8, 2019
Speaker: Nigel Lockyer (Fermilab)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Kirigami-Inspired Metamaterials - from Morphable Structures to Soft Robots
April 24, 2019
Speaker: Katia Bertoldi (Harvard University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Deep Quantum Learning
April 10, 2019
Speaker: Seth Lloyd (MIT)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The pressure distribution inside the proton
February 27, 2019
Speaker: Latifa Elouadrhiri (Jefferson Lab)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Some tricks from theoretical physics to solve some computer problems
February 25, 2019
Speaker: Florent Krzakala (University Pierre et Marie Curie)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Exploring the Universe with gravitational waves
February 20, 2019
Speaker: Jessica McIver (Caltech)

Duke Physics and Math Colloquium: Statistical Physics of Computational Problems
February 19, 2019
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborova (French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Cosmology with weak gravitational lensing: challenges and opportunities
February 18, 2019
Speaker: Elisa Chisari (University of Oxford)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Road to Nuclear Physics from Standard Model
February 13, 2019
Speaker: Zohreh Davoudi (University of Maryland)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Linking galaxies with dark matter structures
February 11, 2019
Speaker: Yao-Yuan Mao (University of Pittsburgh)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The connected universe: Relating Early, Intermediate and Late Universe with cosmological data
February 4, 2019
Speaker: Vivian Miranda (University of Arizona)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Topological Phases, Qubits, Decoherence and All That
January 30, 2019
Speaker: Michael Manfra (Purdue University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Pixel fusion: Analyzing the sky with all available data
January 28, 2019
Speaker: Peter Melchior (Princeton)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Storing and retrieving memories in models of neuronal networks
January 16, 2019
Speaker: Nicolas Brunel (Duke)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Symmetry, Forces and Torques in the Dynamics and Excitations of Optical Matter
January 9, 2019
Speaker: Norbert Scherer (University of Chicago)

Duke Physics Colloquium: States of Space - Searching for a Quantum Spin Liquid
November 28, 2018
Speaker: Art Ramirez (UC Santa Cruz)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Learning from the Hard Cases: Iran, North Korea, Japan, and the Future of Nuclear Nonproliferation
November 14, 2018
Speaker: Edwin Lyman (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Dynamics of Granular Clogging
October 24, 2018
Speaker: Doug Durian (University of Pennsylvania)

Deans' Lecture on the Broader Impacts of Basic Science: The Importance of Communication: From Stadium Waves to the Heart
October 12, 2018
Speaker: Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole with IceCube
October 10, 2018
Speaker: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson (Drexel University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: String Theory: what it is and why we care
September 26, 2018
Speaker: Ronen Plesser (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Improving on One of Mankind's Greatest Inventions: Fixing Nitrogen and the Advent of Plasmonic Photocatalysis
September 12, 2018
Speaker: Henry Everitt (U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile RD&E Center)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Optimized deep-tissue imaging with the optical memory effect
August 29, 2018
Speaker: Roarke Horstmeyer (Duke Biomedical Engineering)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Solid-state imaging detectors for low-energy particle physics
May 23, 2018
Speaker: Alvaro Chavarria (University of Washington)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Designing and Studying Perovskite Materials for a Renewable Energy Future
May 17, 2018
Speaker: Clemens Burda (Case Western University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Origin of the heavy elements: are neutron star mergers the answer?
May 16, 2018
Speaker: Ani Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Proton Radius: Are We Really Still Puzzled?
April 25, 2018
Speaker: Evangeline J. Downie (George Washington University)

Fritz London Memorial Lecture: Topological Phases of Matter
April 19, 2018
Speaker: Charles Kane (The University of Pennsylvania)

Duke Physics and Math Colloquium: Inverse Problems in Optical Imaging
April 18, 2018
Speaker: John Schotland (University of Michigan)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Structure and Dynamics from Random Observations
March 28, 2018
Speaker: Abbas Ourmazd (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Guided Cell Migration - A Dynamical Systems Perspective
February 28, 2018
Speaker: Wolfgang Losert (University of Maryland)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Quasar Variability in the LSST Era
February 26, 2018
Speaker: Chelsea MacLeod (Harvard University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey
February 23, 2018
Speaker: Michael Troxel (The Ohio State University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Cosmological Tension, Gravitationall Waves, and How Big Will the Universe Be When It Grows Up?
February 21, 2018
Speaker: Daniel Scolnic (The University of Chicago)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: From Supernovae to Dark Energy: Current Results and a Recipe for Cosmological Progress"
February 19, 2018
Speaker: David Rubin (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Weighing Galaxy Clusters with Weak Lensing
February 16, 2018
Speaker: Elinor Medezinski (Princeton University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Cosmic Surveys in the Next Decade: Mapping the Landscape of the Universe
February 14, 2018
Speaker: Chihway Chang (The University of Chicago's KAVLI Institute)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics: Trajectories and Challenges
January 31, 2018
Speaker: Nancy M. Haegel (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Neutrons, Nephrology and Polarized Nuclear Imaging: MRI with a Millionfold Increase in Sensitivity
November 11, 2017
Speaker: Gordon Cates (The University of Virginia)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Noise-Driven Dynamics in Far-From-Equilibrium Systems
November 8, 2017
Speaker: Stephen Teitsworth (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Protecting Quantum Information
October 25, 2017
Speaker: Kenneth R. Brown (Georgia Tech)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Quantum Critical Points: Bridges Across Energy Scales
October 11, 2017
Speaker: Shailesh Chandrasekharan (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Cracking the Standard Model of Particle Physics
September 20, 2017
Speaker: John Campbell (Fermilab)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The Story of Love and Hate in Charged Polymers
September 13, 2017
Speaker: Michael Rubinstein (UNC Chapel Hill)

Duke Physics Colloquium: The World's Smallest Neutrino Detector
August 30, 2017
Speaker: Phil Barbeau (Duke Physics)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Nano-Electronica Using Quantum Circuits as Artificial Atoms on a Chip
May 22, 2017
Speaker: Franco Nori (Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Clinical Detection of Dysplasia Using Light Scattering and Interferometry
April 19, 2017
Speaker: Adam Wax (Duke Biomedical Engineering)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Quantum Entanglement, Strange Metals, and Black Holes
April 5, 2017
Speaker: Subir Sachdev (Harvard University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Making an Effort to Listen: Mechanical Amplification by Ion Channels and Myosin Molecules in Hair Cells of the Inner Ear
March 22, 2017
Speaker: A.J. Hudspeth (The Rockefeller University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: A Tale of Two Emergent Phenomena: From Pseudogap to Negative Electronic Compressibility, and Back Again?
March 1, 2017
Speaker: Ruihua He (Boston College)

Duke Physics Colloquium: A 21st Century Look at the Global Ocean Conveyor Belt
February 8, 2017
Speaker: Susan Lozier (Duke Nicholas School for the Environment)

Duke Physics Department Special Colloquium: Exploring QCD Dynamics and Proton Structure in Polarized p-p Scattering and e+e- Annihilation
February 7, 2017
Speaker: Anselm Vossen (Indiana University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: New Insights on Galaxy Formation from Comparing Simulations and Observations
February 1, 2017
Speaker: Joel Primack (UC Santa Cruz)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Tuning by Pruning: Exploiting Disorder to Design Adaptive, Robust Functional Networks
January 25, 2017
Speaker: Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania)

Duke Physics Department Special Colloquium: The Precision Frontier: Lepton-Proton Scattering
January 17, 2017
Speaker: Jan Bernauer (MIT)

Duke Physics Department Special Colloquium: Shining a New Light on Hadrons with GlueX
January 10, 2017
Speaker: Sean Dobbs (Northwestern University)

Duke Physics Department Special Colloquium: The QCD Frontier
January 5, 2017
Speaker: Pawel Nadel-Turonski (Stony Brook University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Who is Doing Science, Who Isn't, and Why?"
December 7, 2016
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy (Pratt Institute)

Duke Physics Colloquium: LIGO and the Detection of Gravitational Waves
Oct. 19, 2016
Speaker: Barry Barish (Caltech)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Testing String Theory? Scale Invariance in Expanding Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases
September 21, 2016
Speaker: John Thomas (NC State University)

Fritz London Memorial Lecture: The Life and Death of a Drop
April 6, 2016
Speaker: Sidney Nagel (The University of Chicago

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Active Matter Builds Life
March 23, 2016
Speaker: Christoph Schmidt (Göttingen University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Revisiting Decades-Old Physics to Improve Modern Molecular Imaging
March 2, 2016
Speaker: Warren S. Warren (Duke University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Swimming Strokes of Microorganisms: Collective Motion by Molecular Motors
February 17, 2016
Speaker: Jonathan Howard (Yale University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Initial Conditions of the Universe
January 27, 2016
Speaker: Laura Mersini-Houghton (UNC Chapel Hill)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark Matter
November 11, 2015
Speaker: Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Observing Quantum Effects in the Motion of the Millimeter-Sized Object
November 4, 2015
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Liquid Sodium Models of the Earth's Core
October 14, 2015
Speaker: Daniel Lathrop (University of Maryland)

Duke Physics Colloquium: Scalable Quantum Networks of Trapped Atomic Ions
October 6, 2015
Speaker: Christopher Monroe (University of Maryland)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Is Statistical Physics Relevant to Climate Science?
September 30, 2015
Speaker: John Wettlaufer (Yale University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy
September 23, 2015
Speaker: Stewart Prager (The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter
September 2, 2015
Speaker: M. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse Biomaterials Institute)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Phase Transitions and Non-Equilibrium Behavior in Biological Systems
May 11, 2015
Speaker: Fred MacKintosh (VU University, Amsterdam)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Femtosecond Hard X-ray Lasers for Imaging Atomic Structure and Dynamics
April 29, 2015
Speaker: John Spence (Arizona State University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials
April 1, 2015
Speaker: Christopher M. Spadaccini (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: From Chaos to Cures; Controlling the Complex Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Cardiac Arrhythmias Using a Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Integrative Approach
March 25, 2015
Speaker: Flavio Fenton (Georgia Tech)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Light and Life: How Biological Species Respond to UV Radiation?
February 25, 2015
Speaker: Dongping Zhong (The Ohio State University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Ten Unsolved Problems in Polymer Physics
January 21, 2015
Speaker: Michael Rubinstein (UNC Chapel Hill)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Searching for Vibrations from the Big Bang with BICEP2
November 19, 2014
Speaker: Jamie Bock (Caltech)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Quantum Entanglement for Fun and Profit: 101 Uses for Schroedinger's Cat
November 5, 2014
Speaker: Paul Kwiat (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Inflationary Gravitational Radiation and Microwave Background Polarization
October 29, 2014
Speaker: Arthur Kosowsky (The University of Pittsburgh)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From Clocks to Computers
September 24, 2014
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey (JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder)

Fritz London Memorial Lecture: Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics
April 23, 2014
Speaker: David Weitz (Harvard University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: How Do Cells Move Through Biological Tissues?
April 16, 2014
Speaker: Lisa Manning (Syracuse University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Exploring Quantum States of Sheets in Magnetic Dimers
April 14, 2014
Speaker: Sara Haravifard (The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: The Memory of Sand
April 9, 2014
Speaker: Matthieu Wyart (New York University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: From Colloids to Bacteria: Anisotropy in Self-Organizing Systems at the Mesoscopic Scale
April 7, 2014
Speaker: Kun Zhao (UC Los Angeles)

Duke University Physics Department Colloquium: Quantum Network Engineering
April 2, 2014
Speaker: Joseph Kerckhoff (JILA, NIST & The University of Chicago)

Duke Physics Colloquium: From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions
March 24, 2014
Speaker: Fan Zhang (The University of Pennsylvania

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Giant Impact Models of Lunar Origin
February 19, 2014
Speaker: Robin Canup (SouthWest Research Institute)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Collective Dynamics of Laboratory Insect Swarms
February 17, 2014
Speaker: Nick Ouellette (Yale University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Tradition to Enlightenment
February 5, 2014
Speaker: Mats A. Selen (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: All Things Great and Small: Historical Connections Between Astronomy and Microscopy
November 20, 2013
Speaker: Eric Betzig (Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Human Genome Analysis
October 30, 2013
Speaker: Mark Gerstein (Yale University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: A Scholarly Approach to Science Education: A Research-Validated Approach to Transforming Junior E&M
September 25, 2013
Speaker: Stephanie Chasteen (University of Colorado)

Fritz London Memorial Lecture: Moving Through Barriers: Unlocking the Mysteries of How Enzymes Really Work
April 24, 2013
Speaker: Judith P. Klinman (UC Berkeley)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Shining Some Light on Dark Matter: The MiniCLEAN Direct Detection Experiment
February 27, 2013
Speaker: Kim Palladino

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Mass Measurements and Surfing of the Shortest-Lived Nuclei
February 20, 2013
Speaker: Maxime Brodeur (National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Neutrino Oscillation: The Day Bay Experiment and Beyond
February 13, 2013
Speaker: Xin Qian (Caltech)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Neutrino Physics with and without Neutrinos
February 6, 2013
Speaker: Ke Han (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Searching for Neutrino Mass with the Enriched Xenon Observatory
January 30, 2013
Speaker: Phil Barbeau (Stanford University)

Duke Physics Department Colloquium: Ultracold Polar Molecules
January 16, 2013
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA - University of Colorado, Boulder & NIST)