# MIT Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposia

The 18th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:Thursday, May 9, 2019 |

Dr. Mark Mueller '78 Research Scientist, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics Introductory Remarks |

Dr. Steven Villanueva, Jr., 2018-2021 Fellow (Experimental Astrophysics/Observational Astronomy) "The Search for Giant Planets Missed by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)" |

Dr. Bernhard Mistlberger, 2018-2021 Fellow (Theoretical Nuclear & Particle Physics) "Precision Predictions for Particle Physics" |

Dr. Denis Bandurin, 2018-2021 Fellow (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics) "Viscous Electronics in Graphene" |

Dr. Hoi Chun "Adrian" Po, 2018-2021 Fellow (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics) "Topological Materials as Quantum Corrections to High School Chemistry" |

Dr. Carl Rodriguez, 2016-2019 Fellow (Theoretical Astrophysics) "The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" |

The 17th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:Thursday, May 17, 2018 |

Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Professor of Physics Introductory Remarks |

Dr. Julieta Gruszko, 2017-2020 Fellow (Experimental Nuclear & Particle Physics) "Shedding “Nu” Light on the Nature of Matter" |

Dr. Zhen Bi, 2017-2020 Fellow (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics) "The Universe in Topological Phases" |

Dr. Michael Wagman, 2017-2020 Fellow (Theoretical Nuclear & Particle Physics) "Nuclei, Neutrinos, and New Physics" |

Dr. Lampros Lamprou, 2017-2020 Fellow (String Theory) "Spacetime from Quantum Mechanics" |

Dr. Itamar Kimchi, 2015-2018 Fellow, (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics) "Dirty Quantum Entanglement" |

The 16th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:Thursday, May 18, 2017 |

Prof. Mehran Kardar, Francis Friedman Professor of Physics Introductory Remarks |

Dr. Sanfeng Wu, 2016-2019 Fellow ( Experimental Condensed Matter Physics)"A Route to Quantum Knots with Anyons" |

Dr. Rachel Carr, 2016-2019 Fellow ( Experimental Nuclear & Particle Physics)"Can we track down dark matter with cosmic antideuterons?" |

Dr. Carl Rodriguez, 2016-2019 Fellow ( Theoretical Astrophysics)"Understanding the Origins of LIGO's Gravitational Waves" |

Dr. Richard Fletcher, 2016-2019 Fellow ( Atomic Physics)"Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Atoms" |

Dr. Or Hen, 2015-2017 Fellow, ( Experimental Nuclear & Particle Physics)"Low Energy Tests of the Standard Model" |

The 15th Annual Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics Symposium:Friday, May 12, 2016 |

Prof. Jesse Thaler, Associate Professor of Physics Introductory Remarks |

Dr. Or Hen, 2015–18 Pappalardo Fellow ( Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics)"From Nuclei to Neutron-Stars: Short-Range Fermion Correlations" |

Dr. Itamar Kimchi, 2015–18 Pappalardo Fellow ( Hard Condensed Matter Theory)"Many-electron Quantum Entanglement" |

Dr. Taritree Wongjirad, 2014–17 Pappalardo Fellow ( Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics)"From Pixels to Neutrinos in the MicroBooNE Experiment" |

Dr. Benjamin Safdi, 2015–18 Pappalardo Fellow ( Theoretical High Energy Physics)"The Milky Way's Gamma-ray Mystery: Dark Matter or Astrophysical Point Sources?" |

Dr. Inna Vishik,
2013–16 Pappalardo Fellow ( Experimental Condensed Matter Physics)"A Picosecond in the Life of a Superconductor" |

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 |

Former 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" |