Events Archive

May 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
AstroLunch: Bernhard Mueller (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Title: Understanding the Explosions of Massive StarsAbstract: Core-collapse supernovae, the violent deaths of massive stars, are among the most spectacular phenomena in astrophysics: Supernovae...
May 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Phenomenology 2016 Symposium
Tentative plenary topics and speakers:John Alison (Univ of Chicago): BSM searches at the LHCBarry Barish (Caltech): Observation of gravitational waves by LIGORachel Bean (Cornell Univ): Cosmology...
May 9, 2016 - 3:45pm
Astrophysics Seminar: Bernhard Mueller (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Title: Understanding the Explosions of Massive StarsAbstract: Core-collapse supernovae, the violent deaths of massive stars, are among the most spectacular phenomena in astrophysics: Supernovae...
April 27, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Semianar: Reinhard Schwienhorst (Michigan State University)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
April 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Buhl Lecture: Barry Barish (CalTech)
Bio:    Barry Barish is the Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology.  He is a leading expert on gravitational waves, having led the Laser...
April 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
HEP Seminar: Diana Parno (University of Washington)
Title: Unmasking the Neutrino: The Standard Model and BeyondAbstract:When nonzero neutrino mass was definitively established some fifteen years ago, these neutral, spin-1/2 elementary particles gave...
April 25, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Bryan Gaensler (U Toronto)
Title: Radio Polarimetry and Cosmic MagnetismAbstract:A remarkable discovery made by 20th century astronomers was that the Universe is threaded with magnetic fields. Furthermore, these magnetic...
April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
Astro Lunch: Sumit Sarbadhicary/ Antonio Villarreal (PITT)
Sumit SarbadhicaryTitle: Using populations of supernova remnants in Local Group galaxies as SN surveys.Abstract:             Supernova...
April 18, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Joel Parriott (AAS)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
April 11, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Eric Dahl (Northwestern)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
April 6, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Pasha Bolokhov (University of Minnesota)
Title:"2D-4D Correspondence: Towers of Kinks versus Towers of Monopoles"Abstract:Two-dimensional models give a very attractive playground area as a theory imitating some of the main...
April 4, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland)
Title:  Hawking radiation and the trans-Planckian puzzle: from black holes to rubidium condensatesAbstract:  A sonic analogy for Hawking radiation was introduced 36 years ago,...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Undergraduate research is an important (and popular) factor of students’ education within physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh offers a diverse range...
March 28, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Cameron Reed (Alma College)
Title: The Manhattan Project: Beyond the PhysicsAbstract:The Manhattan Project was the United States Army’s effort to develop the first generation of nuclear weapons, which were used against...
March 28, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Cameron Reed Talk (Alma College)
Title: Simulating an Exploding Fission-Bomb Core with a Desktop ComputerAbstract:This colloquium will describe a program developed for a desktop computer which carries out a time-dependent simulation...

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