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APR
16
  • 2:00PM to 3:00PM
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Scott Diddams
NIST & University of Colorado, Boulder

Synthesizing Light
AMO Seminar

THU
APR
22
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Vinny Manoharan
Harvard University

The physics of virus self-assembly
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
APR
29
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Taekjip Ha
Johns Hopkins University

Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
MAY
06
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Gordon Baym
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Golden Age of Neutron Stars
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium