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The Weekly Physics Chat is a forum for our graduate students and faculty to get together to discuss our common passion, physics. Faculty members and students will make presentations to the group during the academic year. The presentations will cover a broad range of topics from personal research, to a “deep dive” on a topic you’ve just begun to explore, and anything in between. The only real requirements are that you introduce a physics (or related) topic and make it accessible to the whole group.

  • Graduate students are expected to attend and participate in the chat on a regular basis.
  • Students enrolled in Research (PHYS809) should plan to present a reserach update during at the Weekly Chat. 
Fall 2020 Schedule: Meeting time: Fridays at 3 pm via ZOOM
Date Lead Topic
Aug 28 M. Muether/L. Buchele Semester Welcome/3MT Regional 
Sept 11  M. Muether/ Tinghua Chen Funding for Graduate Students/Summer Reserach Summary

Sept 25

T. Figy/Kapilideb Ambel  Research in Condensed Matteer Physics 

Oct 9

 T. Figy (OPEN DISCUSSION) Nobel Prize in Physics - "discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity"
Oct 23  Zak Elkarghli Vertex Finding in NOvA

Nov 6

Palash Roy  DUNE Near Detector Design

Nov 20

 J. Folkerts and B. Doty

 NuSol Prototype Update

Dec 4

Bathiya Samarakoon

From Lagrangians to Feynman Rules in a Minute

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For more information or to schedule a talk please contact Mathew Muether and Terrance Figy.