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Events for January 31, 2022 – October 8 – Department of Physics and Astronomy

UNC Physics Colloquium – Mariangela Lisanti

UNC Physics Colloquium Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton University "Galactic Archaeology and the Search for Dark Matter" The Gaia mission is in the process of mapping nearly 1% of the Milky Way’s stars, nearly a billion in total. This data set is … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Nicole Yunger Halpern

UNC Physics Colloquium Nicole Yunger Halpern, NIST, QuICS, University of Maryland "Quantum steampunk: Quantum information meets thermodynamics" Thermodynamics has shed light on engines, efficiency, and time’s arrow since the Industrial Revolution. But the steam engines that powered the Industrial Revolution … Continued

Careers in Data Science Panel


UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Diversity Committee Jeff Cohen, B.S. 2010, Division Manager, BDI Bridge Wendy Cheng, B.A. 2017, Data Scientist, Walgreens Boots Alliance Drew McCallister, Ph.D. 2019, Data Scientist, Affiniti Sean Macmullin, Ph.D. 2012, Director of Data Analytics, Picarro David … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Defense – Evan Ney

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UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Defense Evan Ney “Towards a complete theory of beta decay in density functional theory" The origin of the heavy elements through the rapid neutron capture process (r-process) remains an active area of theoretical and experimental research. … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation – Nathan Galliher

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Thesis Proposal Presentation Nathan Galliher “The Argus Array & ArgusSpec: Deep, High-Cadence, All-Sky Transient Followup" Traditional telescopes, which have limited fields of view and survey the sky over long timescales, are successful at finding large numbers … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Gleb Finkelstein

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UNC Physics Colloquium Gleb Finkelstein, Duke University "Graphene-based superconducting quantum Hall devices" Superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect are some of the most studied phenomena in condensed matter physics. The more familiar of these phenomena – the superconductivity – results … Continued

University Research Week – Hettleman Talks

University Research Week - Hettleman Talks Nicholas Law, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy "The Entire Sky Every Second: UNC's New High-Speed Telescopes" Alice Marwick, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication "Morally-Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative … Continued

Physics and Astronomy Master’s Defense – Taylor Stevenson

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Master's Defense Taylor Stevenson "Evolution of kilonova ejecta: multifluid gas-kinetic schemes for extreme flow conditions" The origin of the r-process elements—some of the heaviest metals in our universe, which compose our physical reality—is still unknown. Over … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Jun Ye

UNC Physics Colloquium Jun Ye, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder "Clock, quantum matter, and fundamental physics" Precise control of quantum states of matter and innovative laser technology are revolutionizing the performance of atomic clocks … Continued

UNC Physics Colloquium – Jason Petta

UNC Physics Colloquium Jason Petta, Princeton University "Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Semiconductor Spin Qubits" Electron spins are excellent candidates for solid state quantum computing due to their exceptionally long quantum coherence times, which is a result of weak coupling to … Continued