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.
|Daniel Holz||Chung-Pei Ma||Hitoshi Murayama|
|KICP, University of Chicago||University of California, Berkeley||Kavli IPMU and University of California, Berkeley|
|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
|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)
Nick Bonesteel, Fernando Febres Cordero, Kevin Huffenberger, Takemichi Okui, Jorge Piekarewicz, Laura Reina and Kohsaku Tobioka
You can get further information by writing to dirac-lecturesATphysics.fsu.edu.