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The Rutgers Physics & Astronomy Newsletter       Number S18-6  2018-February 19
           Editor: David Vanderbilt        Publisher: Christina Pettola
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                            Department Tea
                    Wednesday: Lecture Hall - 4:30pm


NPS Mon Feb 19 Veronica Dexheimer, Kent State University
12:00 112W       "Phase Transitions in Dense Matter"

INS Tues Feb 20 Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida
12:00 ARC 306       "Automated assessment of student writing in biology"

CMS Tues Feb 20 Liang Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:30 385E       "Giant thermoelectric effect and bulk Fermi arc of Dirac electrons"

AST Tues Feb 20 Chihway Chang, University of Chicago
1:30 401W       "Cosmic Surveys in the Next Decade: Mapping the Landscape of the Universe"

HET Tues Feb 20 Meng Cheng, Yale University
3:00 401W       "Interacting topological phases of fermions in (3+1)-dimensions"

INS Tues Feb 20 Luanna Prevost, University of South Florida
3:20 ARC 306       "Using written assessments to examine student thinking: rubric development and automated approaches"

SIP Tues Feb 20 Ethan Cline, Rutgers University
5:00 385E       "The Proton Radius Puzzle"

IQB/CABM Wed Feb 21 Amy Sarjeant, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
12:00 Proteomics Room 120       "Crystallizability and Other Predictions from the Cambridge Structural Database"

COL Wed Feb 21 Charles Doran, University of Alberta
4:45 PLH       "Matyroshka dolls and tinkertoys: Calabi-Yau geometry and supersymmetry"

LSM Thurs Feb 22 Kyle Shen, Cornell University
12:00 Chem 260       "Controlling Electronic Structure and Correlations in Artificial Quantum Materials"

GAP Thurs Feb 22 Satoshi Nawata, Fudan University
1:15 372E       "Geometry and Physics of Double Affine Hecke Algebra"

AST Thurs Feb 22 Jacob Simon, University of Colorado
1:30 401W       "The Nature of Planet Formation"

*********Partial List of Next Week's Seminars**************

LSM Tues Feb 27 LSM/IAMDN Symposium
8:30 Life Sciences Center

CMS Tues Feb 27 Jak Chakhalian, Rutgers
1:30 385E       "Topological and Mott phases by geometrical lattice engineering"

HET Tues Feb 27 Lina Necib, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00 401W       "Empirical Determination of the Dark Matter Velocity Distribution"

SIP Tues Feb 27 TBD
5:00 385E       TBD

IQB/CABM Wed Feb 28 Laura Fabris, Rutgers University
12:00 Proteomics Room 120       "Understanding Plasmonic Nanostructures for Quantitative SERS-based Biodetection"

COL Wed Feb 28 Carter Hall, University of Maryland
4:45 PLH       "Down-to-earth searches for cosmological dark matter with LUX and LZ"

For the calendar of upcoming colloquia and seminars in the department, visit

      MPS=Mathematical Physics Seminar   LSM=Lab for Surface Modification
      NPS=Nuclear Physics Seminar        HEX=High Energy Experimental
      AST=Astrophysics Seminar           SSS=Surface Science Seminar
      INS=Instructional Seminar          CMS=Condensed Matter Seminar
      SIP=Seminar in Physics             SPS=Society of Physics Students
      HET=High Energy Theory             COL=Colloquium
      MSS=Materials Science Seminar      HON=Honors Seminar
      BPS=Biological Physics Seminar     SSPAR=Student Seminars in Physics
      DELTA-P=Developing Educators         and Astronomy at Rutgers
        and Leaders Among TAs in Physics IQB=Institute for Quantitative
      RAS=Rutgers Astronomical Society     Biomedicine
      GAP=Geometry & Physics

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