• Dirac lecturing

Dirac Lectures

The Dirac Lectures is an initiative of Florida State University to celebrate the memory of Paul Dirac, late FSU Physics faculty member, Nobel prize winner, and namesake of the Dirac Science Library. These lectures bring outstanding speakers to FSU to present physics topics of particular interest and notability.

 

The 2020 Dirac Lectures series will be dedicated to the subject of Gravitational Waves, from their momentous discovery in 2015 to their widespread impact across multiple disciplines, including astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear and particle physics. This time the lectures will have a virtual format, held as a Zoom video conference, during the week of October 19-23, 2020. You can find a printable version of the poster here.

 

Guest Lecturers

Daniel Holz Chung-Pei Ma Hitoshi Murayama
KICP, University of Chicago University of California, Berkeley Kavli IPMU and University of California, Berkeley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Date Session Speaker Topic Conference Link (please register in advance!)
10/19/2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST Holz Gravitational wave sources, detection, and interpretation TBA
10/20/2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST Ma Implications of gravitational waves detection for supermassive black hole astrophysics and cosmology TBA
10/21/2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST Holz Gravitational wave sources, detection, and interpretation TBA
10/22/2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST Ma Implications of gravitational waves detection for supermassive black hole astrophysics and cosmology TBA
10/22/2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST Murayama From inflationary universe to primordial gravitational waves TBA
10/23/2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST Murayama From inflationary universe to primordial gravitational waves TBA

 

Special Public Lecture

 

Prof. Rainer Weiss
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday October 19, 2020, at 7:30pm, Prof. Rainer Weiss (MIT), the 2017 Nobel Laureate, will deliver a public lecture on The Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Current state and some about the future.

  • For more details, including information to connect to the public lecture, visit this site.

  • A printable poster of the lecture is available here.

 

Previous Lecture Series

Date Subject Lecturers
March 28-30, 2016 Neutrinos in Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Wick Haxton (UC Berkeley)

Pierre Ramond (U. of Florida)

John Carlstrom (U. of Chicago)

November 28-30, 2011 Strong Dynamics and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

Markus Luty (UC Davis)

John Terming (UC Davis)

April 21-23, 2010 Effective Field Theories and Collider Physics Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon U.)
Christian Bauer (LBNL)
March 26-28, 2008 Cosmology: From Inflation to the Cosmic Microwave Background

William H. Kinney (SUNY at Buffalo)

Arthur Kosowsky (U. of Pittsburgh)

March 14-16, 2007 Twistor Methods in Higher Order Loop Amplitudes

Carola Berger (SLAC)

Radu Roiban (Penn State)

 

Organizing Committee

Nick Bonesteel, Fernando Febres Cordero, Kevin Huffenberger, Takemichi Okui, Jorge Piekarewicz, Laura Reina and Kohsaku Tobioka

 

Contact

You can get further information by writing to dirac-lecturesATphysics.fsu.edu.

 

Supported by

FSU Department of Physics

FSU College of Arts and Sciences

FSU Office of Research

title-inside title-centered
2