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Wed Jan 6, 2021

Special Seminar: Paulo Bedaque, University of Maryland

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Special Winter Seminar Series - Quantum Computing and Information

Quantum Computation for Strong Interactions

Paulo Bedaque
University of Maryland

The possibility of having practical quantum computers in the near future naturally poses the question: can they be used for science? If they can, how? We point out that physics and, in particular, the theory of strong interactions, is a near perfect terrain for early quantum computer applications. We review the set of ideas put forward to bring this program to fruition and the many open problems in the field.…

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Wed Jan 13, 2021

Special Seminar: Lorenza Viola – Dartmouth College

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Special Winter Seminar Series - Quantum Computing and Information

Qubit sensors in correlated quantum noise environments:
From noisy quantum metrology to quantum noise spectroscopy

Lorenza Viola – Dartmouth College

Qubit systems offer unique opportunities for sensing and estimation. On the one hand, the use of entangled qubit states can yield measurement precision that exceeds the optimal bounds achievable classically. On the other hand, the exquisite sensitivity of qubits to their surrounding environment makes them natural spectrometers of their own noise. In this talk, I will present recent results on both parameter estimation and spectral estimation by qubit sensors in realistic correlated noise environments. I will first consider the paradigmatic setting of frequency estimation by Ramsey interferometry and show how spatiotemporally correlated quantum noise can introduce additional sources of uncertainty due to uncontrolled entanglement of the qubit sensors mediated by the bath. I will then highlight some of our efforts toward developing control methods for quantum noise spectroscopy. In particular, I will describe how protocols inspired by spin-locking relaxometry may be used to achieve spectral characterization of correlated noise in a two-qubit system, and outline a recent experiment using a superconducting qubit device.…

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Wed Jan 20, 2021

Hubble's 30 Years of Experience: Springboard for the Future

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Hubble's 30 Years of Experience: Springboard for the Future

Carol Christian, Ph.D., Hubble Space Telescope Outreach
Project Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute

Join us for the first of our events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Thu Jan 21, 2021

Discovering the Universe with Hubble: A panel discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

Discovering the Universe with Hubble: A panel discussion

Have you ever wondered just how do we get those stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope? And just how do scientists make breakthroughs using observations with Hubble? Join us as a panel of experts on Hubble, its operations and science talk us through the day-to-day operation of the telescope, some of its most famous images and what it’s actually like to work with data from Hubble!…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Fri Jan 22, 2021

The Final Hubble Servicing Mission: A first-hand perspective

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
zoom / online streaming

Part of the Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series

The Final Hubble Servicing Mission: A first-hand perspective

Michael T. Good ’84BS ’86MS, former NASA astronaut

The fifth and final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope was completed by Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-125) in May 2009. Join us as former NASA astronaut and member of this final servicing mission discusses with us about his time in space and the re-birth of Hubble.…

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Wed Jan 27, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Ragnar Stroberg, University of Washington

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Ragnar Stroberg
Research Assistant
Physics Department, University of Washington

Hosted by Prof. Surman

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Feb 3, 2021

Spring 2021 Semester - Classes Begin

All Day

First day of classes Spring Semester 2021

See full spring semester calendar here.

Posted In: Special Lectures and Events

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Benoit Côté, Konkoly Observatory, Budapest

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Benoit Côté
Research Assistant
Konkoly Observatory, Budapest…

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Feb 10, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. G. Wendell Misch, Los Alamos National Laboratory

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. G. Wendell Misch
Postdoctoral Scholar
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Hosted by Prof. Surman

Posted In: Colloquia

Fri Feb 12, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Nadezda Smirnova, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CENBG)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Nadezda Smirnova
Associate Professor
Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan (CENBG)
University of Bordeaux

Hosted by Prof. Surman

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Feb 17, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Caroline Robin, Universitat Bielefeld

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Caroline Robin
Substitute Professor in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Fakultat fur Physik, Universitat Bielefeld

Hosted by Prof. Surman

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Mar 3, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Jamie Tayar, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Physics Colloquium

Title and abstract forthcoming

Dr. Jamie Tayar
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

Hosted by Prof. Howk

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Mar 10, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Benjamin Huard, ENS-Lyon

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Superconducting quantum circuits

Dr. Benjamin Huard, ENS-Lyon

Hosted by Prof. Hsu

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Mar 24, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Louise Edwards, California Polytechnic State University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Title TBA

Prof. Louise Edwards
California Polytechnic State University

Abstract to be posted.…

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Mar 31, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Prof. Keith Baker, Yale University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Title TBA

Prof. Keith Baker
Yale University

Abstract forthcoming.

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed Apr 7, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Ms. Lauren Chambers, ACLU of Massachusetts

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Title TBA

Ms. Lauren Chambers
ACLU of Massachusetts

Abstract forthcoming.…

Posted In: Colloquia

Wed May 5, 2021

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Rebecca Thompson, Fermilab

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
zoom

Title TBA

Dr. Rebecca Thompson
Head of Education and Public Engagement
Fermilab

Hosted by Prof. Brodeur

Details to be posted.

Posted In: Colloquia

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