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The SDSS map is shown as a rainbow of colors, located within the observable Universe (the outer sphere, showing fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background). We are located at the center of this map. The inset for each color-coded section of the map includes an image of a typical galaxy or quasar from that section, and also the signal of the pattern that the eBOSS team measures there. As we look out in distance, we look back in time. So, the location of these signals reveals the expansion rate of the Un

Physicists Paint First Complete Picture of Expanding Universe

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Physics & Astronomy

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow in search of a deeper understanding of the natural world—from the mysteries of dark matter to the smallest machines possible, from the complexity of life to nature's strongest forces. 

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The Cosmos

The Cosmos

From the mysteries of dark matter to the secrets hidden in our own solar system, astrophysics probes the galaxy of unanswered questions.

Nanoscience

Nanoscience

At the size scale of an atom, researchers manipulate nano-particles to explore the world of quantum mechanics and to build the smallest machines possible.

Probing Life

Probing Life

Biophysicists study the complexity of life by using the laws of physics and the power of math to analyze patterns in living things, from epilepsy to signal processing.

Nuclei and Particles

Nuclei and Particles

The nuclear force is the strongest found in nature. From questions of how protons and neutrons are bound in nuclei (or neutron stars) to the interactions of quarks and gluons, this is strong stuff.

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Physics Colloquium | Mechanical Modes in Crystals and Jammed Solids: A Laboratory for Topological Defects, Gapless Edge Modes and Chaos, Sept. 18

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Harsh Mathur of Case Western Reserve University on “Mechanical Modes in Crystals and Jammed Solids: A Laboratory for Topological Defects, Gapless Edge Modes and Chaos,” on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Teams website will open 3:50 pm and will begin at 4:10 p.m.at […]

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Physics Colloquium | Collective Dynamics in Bacterial Populations, Sept. 25

Pictures of Jordi Garcia-OjalvoThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo of  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain on “Collective Dynamics in Bacterial Populations”, on Friday, Sept. 25, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later). Abstract: In spite of their unicellular character, bacteria have powerful mechanisms […]

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Physics Colloquium | Diversity/Equity, Oct. 2

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Geraldine Chochran of Rutgers University of Maryland on “Diversity/Equity” on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4:10 p.m.at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Raj Roy of University of Maryland on ‘Bio,’ Oct. 9

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Raj Roy of University of Maryland on “Bio,” on Friday, Oct. 9 , at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Novel Biomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration, Oct. 16

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mei Wei of Ohio University on “Novel Biomaterials for Bone Repair and Regeneration”, on Friday, Oct.16, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Quantum Simulations, Oct. 23

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Natalie Klco of  University of Washington on “Quantum Simulations,” on Friday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Climate Change, Oct. 30

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mike Bevis of The Ohio State University on “Climate Change,” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Condensed Matter, Berry Phase, Nov. 6

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Cristian Batista of University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab. on “Condensed Matter, Berry Phase,” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Condensed Matter, Nov. 13

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Gil Refael of Caltech on “Condensed Matter” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 4:10 p.m.at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Physics Colloquium | Opinion Formation Theory, Nov. 20

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Igor Sokolov on “Opinion Formation Theory,” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later)..

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