Fall 2014 Seminar

Talks are 12:00 noon on Thursdays in Olin 268, unless otherwise noted.

Next Seminar: October 30, 2014

Douglas Edmonds

Astronomical tests of MoNDian Dark Matter

Douglas Edmonds, Emory and Henry College

Abstract: MoNDian dark matter (MDM) is a new form of dark matter that naturally accounts for Milgrom’s scaling, usually associated with modified Newtonian dynamics (MoND), and theoretically behaves like cold dark matter (CDM) at cluster and cosmological scales. The original proposal for MDM is based on the intriguing relationship between gravity and thermodynamics, and was, in part, inspired by Verlinde's work on entropic gravity. In this talk, I will discuss the theoretical background for MDM and observational tests at galactic and cluster scales.


Fall Schedule

September 11, 2014

Ben Vollmayr-Lee

The Living Cell as Viewed by a Physicist

Ben Vollmayr-Lee, Bucknell University

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September 25, 2014

Max Lavrentovich

Evolution and Survival at Inflating Frontiers

Max Lavrentovich, University of Pennsylvania

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October 9, 2014

Marty Ligare

Fermions & Bosons, Forces & Pressures: Insights into Thermodynamics from Simple Quantum Mechanics

Martin Ligare, Bucknell University

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October 16, 2014

Jennifer Ross

Making Cells with Active Microtubule Mixtures

Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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October 30, 2014

Douglas Edmonds

Astronomical tests of MoNDian Dark Matter

Douglas Edmonds, Emory and Henry College

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November 13, 2014

Royce Zia

Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: a growing frontier of “pure and applied” theoretical physics

Royce Zia, Virginia Tech

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December 4, 2014. Joint Math/Physics & Astronomy Seminar.

Erik Bollt

Title to be announced

Erik Bollt, Department of Mathematics, Clarkson University