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Friday, September 7, 2012

Physics Graduate Student Social Hour

Social Event | August 28, 2009 – December 28, 2012 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 - Helmholz Room


Graduate Assembly


Graduate students, staff, and faculty from any department are invited to this weekly event held by the Physics Graduate Student Association as a forum for informal networking and communication between scientists and science enthusiasts from all career levels. Come by for a relaxing atmosphere with delicious refreshments usually sponsored by the GA.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time

Colloquium | September 10 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room #1


Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate in Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

Department of Physics


I will discuss whether the problem of low-entropy initial conditions can be alleviated within the context of a multiverse.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Physics Graduate Student Social Hour

Social Event | August 28, 2009 – December 28, 2012 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 - Helmholz Room


Graduate Assembly


Graduate students, staff, and faculty from any department are invited to this weekly event held by the Physics Graduate Student Association as a forum for informal networking and communication between scientists and science enthusiasts from all career levels. Come by for a relaxing atmosphere with delicious refreshments usually sponsored by the GA.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Opto-Electronic Physics Which Just Broke the Efficiencey Record in Solar Cells

Colloquium | September 17 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room #1


Eli Yablonovitch, Professor of Physical Electronics and Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Sience, UC Berkeley

Department of Physics


Solar Cells are an enjoyable playground for Statistical Physics. We are finally approaching the Shockley-Queisser (SQ) limit for single junction solar cell ~33.5% efficiency under the standard solar spectrum. Previously, the record had been stuck at 25.1%, during 1990-2007.


Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Physics Graduate Student Social Hour

Social Event | August 28, 2009 – December 28, 2012 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 - Helmholz Room


Graduate Assembly


Graduate students, staff, and faculty from any department are invited to this weekly event held by the Physics Graduate Student Association as a forum for informal networking and communication between scientists and science enthusiasts from all career levels. Come by for a relaxing atmosphere with delicious refreshments usually sponsored by the GA.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Emergent phenomena and universality in quantum systems far from thermal equilibrium

Colloquium | September 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room #1


Ehud Altman, Associate Professor, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Physics


Recent experiments with ultra-cold atomic gases and trapped ions as well as solid-state devices such as superconducting circuits designed to manipulate q-bits, are posing a new challenge for theory. As in traditional atomic physics these systems are often prepared far from equilibrium, or continuously driven by electromagnetic fields. At the same time they retain a many-body character and...   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Physics Graduate Student Social Hour

Social Event | August 28, 2009 – December 28, 2012 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 - Helmholz Room


Graduate Assembly


Graduate students, staff, and faculty from any department are invited to this weekly event held by the Physics Graduate Student Association as a forum for informal networking and communication between scientists and science enthusiasts from all career levels. Come by for a relaxing atmosphere with delicious refreshments usually sponsored by the GA.