• The American Physical Society Report on the Status of LGBT People in Physics 

      Atherton, Tim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-16)
      In this talk, I’ll discuss climatic issues faced by LGBT people in Physics, informed by findings of the recent American Physical Society report on the status of LGBT people in Physics. This report was prepared for the APS ...
    • Loop Quantum Gravity: A Bird’s Eye View 

      Ashtekar, Abhay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-13)
      After a brief overview of quantum gravity as a whole, Dr. Ashtekar will explain the basics of Loop Quantum Gravity and its applications to some long standing questions: the nature of the very early universe and the ultimate ...
    • Reviving Creativity in Our Introductory Physics Labs 

      Selen, Mats (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-30)
      Approaching a question without fear, coming up with an idea, designing a test to see if the idea might be right, revising the idea (or the question), and trying again when your results take you someplace unexpected. These ...
    • Statistical mechanics of the phase transition to turbulence: zonal flows, ecological collapse and extreme value statistics 

      Goldenfeld, Nigel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-21)
      How do fluids become turbulent as their flow velocity is increased? In recent years, careful experiments in pipes and Taylor-Couette systems have revealed that the lifetime of transient turbulent regions in a fluid appears ...