Previous Lectures

Professor Charles Marcus

2019

"Quantum Computing: Why, How, and When"

Charles Marcus

Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute

Microsoft Quantum Lab in Copenhagen

Professor Nergis Mavalvala

2018

"Gravitational Waves: A New Window to the Universe"

Nergis Mavalvala

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wendy Freedman

2017

"The Universe Continues to Reveal Surprises"

Wendy L. Freedman

University of Chicago

Professor John Preskill

2016

"Quantum Computing & the Entanglement Frontier"

John Preskill

California Institute of Technology

Professor Joseph Polchinski

2015

"Spacetime Versus the Quantum"

Joseph Polchinski

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics & the University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor Andre Linde

2014

"Universe or Multiverse"

Andrei Linde

Stanford University

Professor Eric Cornell

2013

"Why is Warm Glass Stickier than Cold Glass"

Eric Cornell

University of Colorado, Boulder

Professor John Ellis

2012

"Answering Gauguin's Questions with the LHC: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

John Ellis

Kings College London & CERN

Professor Roger Blandford

2011

"The Dark Side of the Universe"

Roger Blandford

Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University, & SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Professor N. David Mermin

2010

"Spooky Actions at a Distance?"

N. David Mermin

Cornell University

Professor Helen Quinn

2009

"Wandering Planets, Falling Apples, Curving Spaces, Whirling Stars: How Unraveling the Mysteries of Gravity Has Taught Us About the Universe"

Helen Quinn

Stanford University & SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Professor P. James E. Peebles

2008

"Finding the Big Bang"

P. James E. Peebles

Princeton University

Professor Leo P. Kadanoff

2007

"Making a Splash; Breaking a Neck: the Development of Complexity in Physical Systems"

Leo P. Kadanoff

University of Chicago

Professor Frank Wilczek

2006

"The Origin of Mass and Feebleness of Gravity"

Frank Wilczek

Massachusetts Institute of Technology