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Saturday Mornings of Theoretical Physics events

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00

Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:00

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:30

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30

Stars sometimes explode with such violence that for a week or two they outshine an entire galaxy of 100 billion stars. These `supernova explosions' can end the lives of both massive, young stars and welter-weight dead stars: white dwarfs.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:30

The practical objective of improving steam engines led to an impressive level of abstract thinking during the development of thermodynamics.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30

A major theme in current theoretical physics is understanding the implications of quantum mechanics for the dynamics of composite systems. When sub-systems interact, they naturally become correlated.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30

Who can fail to be impressed by the grand sweep of spiral arms across the face of a galaxy?  Look deeper and galaxies also pose fascinating problems in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:30

Superfluidity and superconductivity -- the flow of matter or electrical current without friction -- are the two most spectacular manifestations of quantum mechanics at a macroscopic scale, and the understanding of these phenomena is one of the great achievements of quantum theory applied