Physics Colloquium

The Physics Department colloquia are held on Mondays at 4:15pm in 428 Pupin Hall.  Prior to the colloquia Coffee Hour is served starting at 3:30pm on the 7th floor in 705 Pupin.

Colloquia are scheduled during the academic year. They are not held during the summer months.

Colloquium organizer:  Emlyn Hughes ewh42(at)

"A New Era of Science at Jefferson Lab"

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

Bob McKeown

Jefferson Lab

"A New Era of Science at Jefferson Lab"

The continuous electron beam accelerator facility at Jefferson Lab, built with advanced superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology, provides opportunities to discover fundamental new aspects of the structure of visible matter – protons, neutrons and other states, and of the strong interaction, described by the gauge theory Quantum Chromodynamics.

"On Ising's model of ferromagnetism"

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:15pm

Peter Armitage

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University

"On Ising's model of ferromagnetism"

The 1D Ising model is a classical model of great historical significance for both classical and quantum statistical mechanics. Developments in the understanding of the Ising model have fundamentally impacted our knowledge of thermodynamics, critical phenomena, magnetism, conformal quantum field theories, particle physics, and emergence in many-body systems.

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