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Physics Colloquium Series

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Zoom On-Line/Remote Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 724 907 9639

Speaker: Philip Phillips, University of Illinois

Title: Does Noether’s Second Theorem Imply  Hidden Extra Dimensions in the Cuprates?

Abstract: For the past 30 years, the transport properties in the unusual metallic phase seen in the cuprate superconductors and many other quantum critical metals, have defied an explanation in terms of the standard building blocks of modern physics — particles with local interactions


Parthasarathy named a fellow of the American Physical Society

UO biophysicist Raghuveer Parthasarathy has been selected as a fellow by the American Physical Society. The selection recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.

Parthasarathy, an Alec and Kay Keith Professor in the Department of Physics, explores the structure and dynamics of biological materials such as cellular membranes and microbial communities in developing animals. In selecting him as a fellow, the American Physical Society cited


Tien-Tien Yu’s research featured in Scientific American

WIMPS have been the focus of dozens of experiments because there is a strong theoretical case for their existence. They not only explain why galaxies seem to move as they do, but their existence also fits with theories in particle physics. A group of theories known as supersymmetry, devised in the 1970s to fill holes in physicists’ standard model of fundamental particles and their interactions, predict a WIMP-like particle. And when particle physicists model the early Universe, they find that particles with WIMP-like properties would survive the hot soup of interactions in just enough