Congratulations to Andrea Ghez, the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics at UCLA, on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.

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Engineer Maxx Tepper's high-bandwidth custom electronics work for the LHC was featured by Samtec Blog.
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Prof. Troy Carter chaired the panel that authored the long-range strategic plan for fusion power and plasma science.
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Events

TUE
JAN
19
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Mukund Rangamani
Institute for Advanced Study

Real-time gravitational replicas
TEP Seminar

THU
JAN
21
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Isaac Chuang
Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Grand unification of quantum algorithms
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
JAN
28
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Pavel Kovtun
University of Victoria

Pushing the limits of hydrodynamics
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
FEB
04
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Juan Maldacena
Princeton University

Wormholes and entanglement
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium