Spring 2018

January 26, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Kevin Cox, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Army Research Lab
Host: I. Novikova
Title:  Is Entanglement Useful?
Abstract: Entanglement—non-local quantum correlation--is the most “quantum” part of quantum mechanics.  But is it useful for anything?  For most of us, the answer is “not yet”.  I will discuss experiments at the JILA research institute in Boulder, CO and the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD that are pushing the boundaries of creating useful entanglement in a way that will soon impact real world applications.

February 9, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Hadar Steinberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Host: E. Rossi
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February 16, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Francis Halzen, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Host: M. Sher
Title: IceCube and the Discovery of High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
Abstract: The IceCube project has transformed a cubic kilometer of natural Antarctic ice into a neutrino detector. The instrument detects more than 100,000 neutrinos per year in the GeV to PeV energy range. Among those, we have isolated a flux of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. I will discuss the instrument, the analysis of the data, the significance of the discovery of cosmic neutrinos, and the recent multimessenger observation of a flaring TeV blazar in coincidence with the IceCube neutrino alert IC170922. The large cosmic neutrino flux observed implies that the Universe’s energy density in high-energy neutrinos is the same as that in gamma rays, suggesting that the sources are connected and that a multitude of astronomical objects await discovery.


Marc 2, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Joshua Magee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Host: D. Armstrong
Title: Novel Measurements of n-Induced Fission Cross Sections
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March 23, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Maura McLaughlin, West Virginia University
Host: D. Armstrong
Title: NanoGrav: Gravitational Wave detection via pulsars
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March 30, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: Bahram Roughani, Loyola
Host: W. Deconinck
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April 13, 2018 (Friday) 4:00-5:00p.m. Small Hall 111
Speaker: John Delos, William & Mary Physics
Host: E. Rossi
Title: 47@74, a Swan Song
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