Current schedule of colloquia

2022

December 14, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Ralf Rapp, Texas A&M University
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November 30, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Saori Pastore, Washington University in St. Louis
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November 16, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Achim Schwenk, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
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November 2, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Tomas Brauner, University of Stavanger, Norway
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October 19, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Vincenzo Cirigliano, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
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October 5, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Jean-Francois Paquet, University of Tennessee
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September 21, 2022:
"Why are theorists excited about exotic nuclei?"
by Prof. Filomena Nunes, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, Michigan State University
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September 7, 2022:
"TBA"
by Prof. Tracy Slatyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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August 24, 2022:
"Using large-Nc to order nucleon-nucleon interactions"
by Roxanne P. Springer, Duke University
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August 10, 2022:
"Building a realistic neutron star from holography"
by Prof. Andreas Schmitt, University of Southampton, UK
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July 27, 2022:
"Dynamics of the chiral critical point"
by Prof. Derek Teaney, Stony Brook University
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July 13, 2022:
"QCD phase structure from fluctuations of conserved charges"
by Prof. Volodymyr Vovchenko, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
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June 29, 2022:
"Impact of dark matter on compact stars"
by Prof. Violetta Sagun, University of Coimbra, Portugal
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June 15, 2022:
"Binary neutron stars: from macroscopic collisions to microphysics"
by Prof. Luciano Rezzolla, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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June 1, 2022:
"Odd viscoelasticity"
by Prof. Piotr Surowka, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
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May 18, 2022:
"Astrophysical constraints from neutron stars on the high-density equation of state: current status and near-term prospects"
by Prof. Sophia Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
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May 4, 2022:
"Early time gluon fields in relativistic heavy ion collisions"
by Prof. Margaret E. Carrington, Brandon University, Canada
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April 20, 2022:
"Core-collapse supernovae: From neutrino-driven explosion models to observations"
by Prof. Hans-Thomas Janka, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
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April 6, 2022:
"Neutrinos, the Early Universe, and gravitational collapse"
by Prof. George M. Fuller, University of California, San Diego
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March 23, 2022:
"Mapping the structure of hadrons with lattice QCD"
by Prof. Huey-Wen Lin, Michigan State University
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March 9, 2022:
Spring break (no colloquium)

February 23, 2022:
"Dense QCD and compact stars"
by Prof. Armen Sedrakian, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany and Wroclaw University, Poland
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February 9, 2022:
"On the QCD phase diagram in a magnetic field"
by Prof. Massimo D'Elia, University of Pisa, Italy
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January 26, 2022:
"When cold, dense quarks are not a Fermi liquid"
by Dr. Marton Lajer, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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January 12, 2022:
"Demystifying black holes"
by Prof. Georgi R. Dvali, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
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2021

December 15, 2021:
"Shining new light on the physics of neutron star mergers"
by Prof. Brian Metzger, Columbia University
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December 8, 2021:
"Spin polarization and spin transport in quark-gluon plasma"
by Xu-Guang Huang, Fudan University
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December 1, 2021:
"JWST status as of 2021, and some of its first science programs: Faint object time domain, cluster lensing & caustic transits"
by Rogier A. Windhorst, Arizona State University
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November 24, 2021:
"Open-Quantum-Systems: Thermometry at the extremes"
by Prof. Alexander Rothkopf, University of Stavanger, Norway
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November 17, 2021:
"Adventures in flatland: Quantum criticality in the 2+1d Thirring model"
by Prof. Simon Hands, University of Liverpool, UK
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November 10, 2021:
"Index theorems, generalized Hall currents, and topology for gapless defect fermions"
by Prof. Srimoyee Sen, Iowa State University
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November 3, 2021:
"Unnuclear physics: Conformal symmetry in nuclear reactions"
by Prof. Dam T. Son, University of Chicago
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October 27, 2021:
"Multi-messenger astronomy and the physics of hot and dense matter"
by Prof. Andrew W. Steiner, University of Tennessee
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October 20, 2021:
"Small-x contribution to the proton spin puzzle"
by Prof. Yuri V. Kovchegov, Ohio State University
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October 13, 2021:
"Plasma screening and the critical end point in the QCD phase diagram"
by Prof. Alejandro Ayala, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
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October 6, 2021:
"Neutrinos and gravity: multi-messenger scenarios"
by Prof. Cecilia Lunardini, Arizona State University
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September 29, 2021:
"Chiral anomalous processes in magnetospheres of compact stars"
by Prof. Eduard Gorbar, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
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September 22, 2021:
"Geometry and anomalies in Dirac matter”
by Prof. Maria A. H. Vozmediano, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain
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September 15, 2021:
"On the phase structure of QCD”
by Prof. Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Heidelberg, Germany
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September 8, 2021:
"Semiclassical theory of QCD phase transitions"
by Prof. Edward Shuryak, Stony Brook University
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September 1, 2021:
"Nuclear lattice simulations"
by Prof. Dean Lee, Michigan State University
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August 25, 2021:
"Towards quantum simulations for nuclear and particle physics"
by Prof. Martin J. Savage, University of Washington
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August 18, 2021:
"Anomalous spin-rotation coupling at finite temperature"
by Dr. Matteo Buzzegoli, Iowa State University
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August 11, 2021:
"Tests of general relativity with black hole shadows"
by Prof. Dimitrios Psaltis, University of Arizona
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August 4, 2021:
"Extracting the diffusivity and charge susceptibilities of the QGP from experiment"
by Prof. Scott Pratt, Michigan State University
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July 28, 2021:
"QCD, gravity and inertia"
by Prof. Oleg Teryaev, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
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July 21, 2021:
"New understanding of liquid thermodynamics, viscosity and its lower bounds"
by Prof. Kostya Trachenko, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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July 7, 2021:
"Wave turbulence and anomalous diffusion of jets in the QGP"
by Prof. Yacine Mehtar-Tani, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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June 30, 2021:
"Probing the dense matter equation of state with neutron star mergers"
by Dr. Carolyn Raithel, Institute for Advanced Study & Princeton University
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June 23, 2021:
"Heavy flavor kinematic correlations in cold (and hot) nuclear matter"
by Prof. Ramona Vogt, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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June 16, 2021:
"New developments of spin physics in relativistic heavy ion collisions"
by Prof. Francesco Becattini, University of Florence, Italy
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June 9, 2021:
"A NICER view of neutron stars"
by Prof. Anna L. Watts, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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June 2, 2021:
"Chiral magnetic effect: from quarks to quantum computers"
by Prof. Dmitri Kharzeev, Stony Brook University
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May 26, 2021:
"Hydrodynamics for heavy-ion collisions – status and recent developments"
by Prof. Ulrich Heinz, Ohio State University
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May 19, 2021:
"A primer on Tsallis statistics for nuclear and particle physics"
by Prof. Joseph Kapusta, University of Minnesota
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May 12, 2021:
"Does the spin “flow” in relativistic heavy-ion collisions?"
by Prof. Radoslaw Ryblewski, Institute of Nuclear Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
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May 5, 2021:
"Bottomonium suppression in the QGP – From EFTs to non-unitary quantum evolution"
by Prof. Michael Strickland, Kent State University
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April 28, 2021:
"Electrodynamics of hot nuclear matter and other chiral media"
by Prof. Kirill Tuchin, Iowa State University
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April 21, 2021:
"Deconstructing relativistic fluid dynamics"
by Prof. Jorge Noronha, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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April 14, 2021:
"The noise of gravitons"
by Prof. Maulik Parikh, Arizona State University
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April 7, 2021:
"Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: Post Planck"
by Prof. Keith Olive, University of Minnesota
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March 31, 2021:
"Multi-messenger heavy-ion physics"
by Prof. Chun Shen, Wayne State University
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March 24, 2021:
"Relativistic nuclear collisions: factory for exotic quantum matter"
by Prof. Jinfeng Liao, Indiana University
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March 17, 2021:
"Flow and jet quenching in small systems"
by Prof. Urs Achim Wiedemann, CERN
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March 10, 2021:
"Spin, vortices, anomaly and hydrodynamics"
by Prof. Ho-Ung Yee, University of Illinois at Chicago
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March 3, 2021:
"Magnetars"
by Prof. Andrei M. Beloborodov, Columbia University
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February 24, 2021:
"Evolution of primordial neutrino helicities in astrophysical magnetic fields and implications for their detection"
by Prof. Gordon Baym, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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February 17, 2021:
"Semi-Abelian gauge theories, non-invertible symmetries, and string tensions beyond N-ality"
by Prof. Mithat Unsal, North Carolina State University
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February 10, 2021:
"Nonrelativistic multiscale systems with effective quantum field theories"
by Prof. Nora Brambilla, Technical University of Munich, Germany
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February 3, 2021:
"Einstein-Cartan gravity: inflation, dark matter and electroweak symmetry breaking"
by Prof. Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
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January 27, 2021:
"The impact of electromagnetic and vortical fields in relativistic nuclear collisions"
by Dr. Lucia Oliva, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
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January 20, 2021:
"Exploring the QGP at finite baryon chemical potential in and out of equilibrium"
by Prof. Elena Bratkovskaya, GSI, Germany
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January 13, 2021:
"Atoms and ions as quantum simulators of quarks, gluons, and nuclei?"
by Prof. Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland
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2020

December 9, 2020:
"Topology change, emergent symmetry and compact star matter"
by Prof. Yong-Liang Ma, Hangzhou Institute for Advanced Study, UCAS, China
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December 2, 2020:
"What have we learned about binary neutron stars since the discovery of GW170817?"
by Prof. Duncan Brown, Syracuse University
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November 25, 2020:
"Helical magnetic fields in the early universe"
by Prof. Axel Brandenburg, Nordita, Sweden
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November 18, 2020:
"QCD at finite density and phenomenology"
by Prof. Claudia Ratti, University of Houston
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November 11, 2020:
"Quark-gluon plasma and thermodynamics of QCD on the lattice"
by Prof. Alexei Bazavov, Michigan State University
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November 4, 2020:
"The reasonable and unreasonable effectiveness of hydrodynamics in exotic quantum matter"
by Prof. Hong Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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October 28, 2020:
"Decoding the path integral: resurgent asymptotics and extreme QFT"
by Prof. Gerald V. Dunne, University of Connecticut
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October 21, 2020:
"Strangeness in nuclei and neutron stars"
by Prof. Laura Tolos, Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
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October 14, 2020:
"Hydrodynamics with 50 particles. What does it mean and how to think about it?"
by Prof. Donato Giorgio Torrieri, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
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October 7, 2020:
"Pushing the limits of hydrodynamics"
by Prof. Pavel Kovtun, University of Victoria, Canada
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September 30, 2020:
"A data-driven approach to quantifying the shear viscosity of nature’s most ideal liquid"
by Prof. Steffen A. Bass, Duke University
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September 23, 2020:
"NICER, gravitational waves, and neutron stars"
by Prof. M. Coleman Miller, University of Maryland
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September 16, 2020:
"Color instabilities in quark-gluon plasma"
by Prof. Stanisław Mrуwczyński, Jan Kochanowski University & National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland
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September 9, 2020:
"What is quark matter?"
by Prof. Aleksey Cherman, University of Minnesota
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September 2, 2020:
"Non-equilibrium QCD in heavy-ion collisions"
by Prof. Sцren Schlichting, University of Bielefeld, Germany
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August 26, 2020:
"Anomalous transport in the quark-gluon plasma"
by Prof. Roy A. Lacey, Stony Brook University
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August 19, 2020:
"Separating fact from fantasy in the proton's spin: the chiral anomaly and the proton spin puzzle"
by Dr. Raju Venugopalan, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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August 12, 2020:
"Dense matter in the gravitational wave sky"
by Prof. Charles J. Horowitz, Indiana University
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August 5, 2020:
"Transport and dissipation in neutron star mergers"
by Prof. Mark G. Alford, Washington University in St. Louis
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July 29, 2020:
"Chirality in Cosmology"
by Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University
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July 22, 2020:
"Jet tomography of hot and cold nuclear matter"
by Prof. Xin-Nian Wang, Central China Normal University & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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July 15, 2020:
"The smallest fluid on earth"
by Dr. Bjцrn Schenke, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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July 8, 2020:
"Quark matter in the cores of neutron stars"
by Prof. Aleksi Kurkela, CERN & University of Stavanger, Norway
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July 1, 2020:
"Global polarization signals from hot, dense and whirly QCD matter"
by Prof. Maria Elena Tejeda-Yeomans, Universidad de Colima, Mйxico
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June 24, 2020:
"Hot QCD matter in magnetic fields: phase transition and permeability"
by Prof. Gergely Endrődi, University of Bielefeld, Germany
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June 17, 2020:
"Dense matter in neutron stars and its role in multi-messenger astrophysics"
by Prof. Sanjay Reddy, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
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June 10, 2020:
"Strike for Black Lives"
ShutDownSTEM: no colloquium

June 3, 2020:
"The challenge of discovering QCD critical point"
by Prof. Mikhail Stephanov, University of Illinois Chicago
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May 27, 2020:
"Sterile neutrinos: unifying cosmology with particle physics"
by Prof. Oleg Ruchayskiy, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
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May 20, 2020:
"The magnetized Universe"
by Prof. Tanmay Vachaspati, Arizona State University
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May 13, 2020:
"Electron hydrodynamics in solids"
by Dr. Pavlo Sukhachov, Nordita, Sweden
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May 6, 2020:
"Exotic matter produced in neutron star mergers"
by Prof. Veronica Dexheimer, Kent State University
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April 29, 2020:
"Topological metals"
by Prof. Anton Burkov, University of Waterloo, Canada
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April 22, 2020:
"Is the Feynman path integral complex enough?"
by Prof. Gцkзe Başar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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April 15, 2020:
"Neutron star mergers and the origins of the heaviest elements"
by Prof. Rebecca Surman, University of Notre Dame
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April 8, 2020:
"The golden age of chirality and quantum mechanics"
by Dr. Karl Landsteiner, Instituto de Fнsica Teуrica, Madrid, Spain
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April 1, 2020:
"Hydrodynamization and attractors in rapidly expanding fluids"
by Dr. Mauricio Martinez Guerrero, North Carolina State University
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March 25, 2020:
"Nature's most extreme fluid -- the quark gluon plasma"
by Prof. Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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