MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposia

The 14th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 8, 2015
Prof. Jeff Gore, Latham Family Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics
Introductory Remarks
Dr.Taritree Wongjirad, 2014–17 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics)
"Searching for Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay Using Quantum Dot Nanoparticles"
Dr. Inti Sodemann, 2014–17 Pappalardo Fellow
(Hard Condensed Matter Theory)
"The Nature of Spin Superfluidity and its Potential Uses"
Dr. Meng Su,  2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
"From Space to the Tibet Plateau: Probing the Mystery of the Universe in Gamma Ray and Microwave"
Dr. Benjamin Safdi, 2014–17 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical High Energy Physics)
"Directional Antineutrino Detection"
Dr. Yoav Lahini,  2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics)
"Towards Optical Measurements of Virus Self-Assembly: How Does a Virus Grow?"
The 13th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 16, 2014
Prof. Peter Fisher, Head, Department of Physics
Introductory Remarks
Dr. Robert Penna, 2013–16 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
"Spinning Black Holes"
Dr. Jeongwan Haah, 2013–16 Pappalardo Fellow
(Quantum Information Theory)
"Protecting Quantum Information"
Dr. Inna Vishik,  2013–16 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Condensed Matter)
"Adventures in Unconventional Superconductivity"
Dr. Guy Bunin, 2013–16 Pappalardo Fellow
(Biophysics & Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics)
"From Symmetries to Probabilities"
Dr. Joshua Spitz,  2011–14 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics)
"Testing Einstein with Neutrinos"
The 12th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Prof. Janet Conrad, Professor of Physics, MIT
Introductory Remarks
Dr. Meng Su, 2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
"Surprises When You Look Up at the Sky with Gamma-ray Goggles"
Dr. Hugh Churchill, 2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Condensed Matter)
"Nanoelectronics with Atomically Layered Materials"
Dr. Yoav Lahini,  2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical & Experimental Condensed Matter)
"Quantum Walks with Integrated Photonics"
Dr. Duff Neill, 2012–15 Pappalardo Fellow
(Quantum Field Theory)
"Dynamics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with Effective Field Theories"
Dr. Andrea Young,  2011–14 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Condensed Matter)
"Fractal Butterflies in Moiré Superlattices"
The 11th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 18, 2012
Howard Messing '73 (Course VI), President & CEO, Meditech, Inc.
Introductory Remarks
Dr. Laura Lopez, 2011–14 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Astrophysics)
"Dissecting the Remnants of Nearby Supernova Explosions"
Dr. Karen Michaeli, 2010-13 Pappalardo Fellow
(Hard Condensed Matter Theory)
"New Physics Sandwiched Between Two Oxide Insulators"
Dr. Joshua Spitz,  2011–14 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Neutrino Physics)
"The Disappearing Neutrino?"
Dr. Silviu Pufu, 2011–14 Pappalardo Fellow
(String Theory)
"A Membrane Puzzle"
Dr. Simona Vegetti,  2010–13 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Astrophysics)
"Testing Galaxy Formation Models at the Small Scales"
The 10th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Prof. Jocelyn Monroe, 2006-2009 Pappalardo Fellow
Introductory Remarks
Dr. James Battat, 2008–2011 Pappalardo Fellow
(Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics)
"The Hunt for Dark Matter"
Dr. Lu Li, 2008–2011 Pappalardo Fellow
(Condensed Matter Experiment)
"Oxide interface: a Chance for New Electronics"
Dr. Kirill Korolev, 2010–2013 Pappalardo Fellow
(Soft Condensed Matter Theory/Biophysics)
"Genetic Demixing in Bacterial Colonies"
Dr. Fa Wang, 2009–2012 Pappalardo Fellow
(Hard Condensed Matter Theory)
"Iron-based High Tc Superconductors: How Electrons"
Dr. Mustafa Amin, 2008–2011 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
"The End of Inflation"
The 9th Annual MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:
Friday, May 14, 2010
Prof. Marin Soljačić, 2008 MacArthur Fellow; 2000-03 Pappalardo Fellow
(Condensed Matter Theory)
Introductory Remarks
Dr. David Hsieh, 2009–12 Pappalardo Fellow
(Condensed Matter Experiment)
"A New Generation of Insulators for the Electronics Future"
Dr. Paul Chesler, 2009–12 Pappalardo Fellow
(Nuclear & Particle Theory)
"Applied String Theory: from Gravitational Collapse to Heavy Ion Collisions"
Dr. Paola Rebusco, 2007–10 Pappalardo Fellow
(Theoretical Astrophysics)
"Astronomers-to-be at MIT"
Dr. Yusuke Nishida, 2008–11 Pappalardo Fellow
(Nuclear & Particle Theory)
"Universal Physics with Ultracold Atoms"
Dr. Jeff Gore, 2007–10 Pappalardo Fellow
(Biophysics)
"Is Evolution Reversible?"
Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics 10th Anniversary Celebration:
October 8, 2010
Prof. Ed Bertschinger, Professor of Physics and Former Head, Department of Physics
Introductory Remarks
Dr. David Tong, 2001-2004 Pappalardo Fellow
(String Theory)
"Is String Theory Right or is It Just Useful?"
Dr. Robert Simcoe, 2003-2006 Pappalardo Fellow
(Experimental Astrophysics)
"Playing with FIRE: The Edge of the Universe as seen from Magellan"
Dr. Jocelyn Monroe, 2006-2009 Pappalardo Fellow
(Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics)
"Particle Physics at the Dark Frontier"
Dr. Michael Fogler, 2000-2003 Pappalardo Fellow
(Condensed Matter Theory)
"Graphene Twist and Rock-n-Roll"
Dr. Henriette Elvang, 2005-2008 Pappalardo Fellow
(String Theory)
"Recent Advances in Amplitude Calculations and Their Applications"

 

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