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Department of Physics and Astronomy


Public Lecture Series

This lecture series began in Fall 2016, and is sponsored by the USC Provost and the Vice President for Research.  Each speaker in this series will give an open colloquium, presented at a level approachable by any interested undergraduate students.  

In addition, each distinguished guest will give a public lecture on the USC campus.  These public lectures are designed to engage the broader community of Columbia and South Carolina, and will touch on exciting topics at the forefront of physics and astronomy.  These talks are meant to be accessible to a broad public audience, including not only the USC students, faculty and staff, but also high school students, alumni, friends and neighbors of the University.

All events are free of charge and everyone is invited!

The Richard A. Webb Condensed Matter Symposium Series

Fall 2017 (Dr. Laura Greene)  
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (Room #101)
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
5:30 pm

Dr. Greene serves as president of the American Physical Society, the Francis Eppes Professor of Physics at Florida State University, and chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL. She is also heavily involved in condensed matter physics research at the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an effort organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Her talk, "The Dark Energy of Condensed Matter Physics:  High-Temperature Superconductivity" will be presented at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (Darla Moore School of Business Room #101) at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

This event is free of charge and everyone is invited. This lecture is designed to engage the broader community of Columbia and South Carolina and will be accessible to a wide audience, including not only USC students, faculty, and staff, but also high school students, alumni, friends, and neighbors of the University.