Upcoming Events For Colloquia

Wed Oct 25, 2017

Physics Colloquium/Miller Endowed Lecture: Prof. Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Schrödinger’s Alarming Phenomenon

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The big bang is a laboratory to explore the properties of particles that cannot be explored at terrestrial laboratories. In addition to thermal production of new particles, there is another source of cosmological particle production. In 1939 Edwin Schrödinger pointed out that particle-antiparticle pairs could be created merely by the violent expansion of space. The spontaneous appearance of particles from the vacuum so disturbed Schrödinger that he referred to it as an “alarming phenomenon.” The phenomenon is now thought to be the origin of density fluctuations produced in inflation as well as a background of gravitational waves. Gravitational particle production is a rich phenomenon, which continues to be explored.

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Wed Nov 8, 2017

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Albert Young

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Prof. Albert Young
North Carolina State University…

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Wed Nov 29, 2017

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Kawtar Hafidi

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Dr. Kawtar Hafidi
Physics Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory

Hosted by Prof. Brodeur

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Wed Dec 6, 2017

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Kumar S. Sharma

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Professor Kumar S. Sharma
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manitoba…

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Wed Jan 24, 2018

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Jason Kalirai, STScI

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118 Nieuwland Science Hall

Title TBA

Dr. Jason Kalirai
STScI

Hosted by Dr. Lehner

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