THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY PRESENTS
A SERIES OF LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND FILMS

WHAT PHYSICISTS DO

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” - Carl Sagan

ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST SERIES
Spring 2021

History of the Series

Recordings of the Series

Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Via Zoom https://SonomaState.zoom.us/j/87073719017
Date About
Feb 8 Dr. Becky Belisle, Wellesley College
"From Particles to Power: How photons, electrons, and ions determine the efficiency of perovskite solar cells"
Feb 15
Dr. Daniel Hernandez, St. Luke's Cancer Institute
"What Medical Physicists Do"
Feb 22
Dr. Lia Medeiros, Institute for Advanced Study
"Testing Einstein’s theory of gravity using the first image of a black hole"
Mar 1
Dr. Cora Fujiwara, University of Toronta
"Get ultracold! Cooling and trapping atomic gases for quantum simulation"
Mar 8
Ms. Jacque Benitez, California Academy of Sciences
"The physicist as a prism"
Mar 15
Dr. Isabel Lipartito, Lockheed Martin Focalplane
"Instrumentation in Astronomy: Building Cameras to Take Pictures of Extra-Solar Planets"
Mar 22
Spring Break - No Talk
Mar 29
Dr. David Ramirez, Brown University
"What black holes can teach us about superconductors"
Apr 5
Dr. Kevin Satzinger, Google Quantum AI
"Quantum computing with superconducting circuits at Google"
Apr 12
Dr. Christina Knapp, Microsoft
"Quantum Computing with a Topological Phase of Matter"
Apr 19
Dr. Louise Anderson, Google AI
"From Black Holes to Neural Networks"
Apr 26
Dr. Francisco Ponce, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"Using Quantum Sensors to Search for Dark Matter"
May 3
Dr. Stacy Copp, UC Irvine
"Programmable light-matter interactions: DNA as a tool for nanophotonics"

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Sonoma State University

This series is supported by private donations and Instructionally Related Activities funds.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609.
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