Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, September 1, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

Acoustic Metamaterials, Phononics Crystals and Applications

Andrew Norris

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Rutgers University

The idea of a metamaterial is to somehow defy nature and make physical effects occur that would not be seen otherwise. This talk focuses on acoustic waves, and how by careful design we can make acoustic waves do things that seem unnatural, such as “cloaking” and “negative index of refraction”. The talk will combine a basic introduction where there is no need for prior knowledge, with description of recent advances and discussions of future possibilities.

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.


Physics Colloquium Schedule for FALL 2016

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September 1Andrew NorrisRutgers Univ.Acoustic Metamaterials, Phononics Crystals
and Applications
September 8Asif ud-DoulaPenn State ScrantonStrong Winds of Magnetic Massive Stars
September 14Mildred DresselhausMITSPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE: Great Scientists I Have Worked With and What I Learned from Each
September 15Mildred DresselhausMITResearch Advances as Size Gets Increasingly Small
September 22Yara YinglingNorth Carolina State-
September 29---
October 6Kevin GarrityNIST-
October 13Tabetha BoyajianYale Univ.-
October 20Cristina MarchettiSyracuse Univ.-
October 27Abraham NitzanUniv. of Pennsylvania-
November 3---
November 10---
November 17Mike LisaOhio State Univ.-
November 24ThanksgivingNo Colloquium-
December 1Shamit KachruStanford Univ.-
December 8Martin Ostoja-StarzewskiU. Illinois Urbana-Cham.Randomness in Mechanics of Materials
December 15---