1. The Co-Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes: A Local Perspective

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    I will summarize our current understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes, and emphasize the underlying relationship between these two populations. I will pose several of the most fundamental shortcomings of our current models and then examine how they may be addressed by what we have learned from observations in the local universe of the effects that massive stars and supermassive black holes have on their surroundings. I will do my best to give a "physicist-friendly" talk that minimizes jargon and stresses the basic underlying physical processes.

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    • Colloquium: Cosmological Implications of Recent Low-noise, High-resolution Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background

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      Dr. Lloyd Knox University of California, Davis Observing the sky in the microwave region of the spectrum allows us to directly image the universe when it was just a few hundred thousand years old. The universe was much simpler then, simple enough that its expected statistical properties, given a model, can be calculated with high accuracy. Recent improvements in measurement resolution and sensitivity, most notably from the Planck satellite, but also from the South Pole Telescope, have provided precision tests of the standard cosmological model. In this colloquium I will introduce the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and the standard cosmological model. I will explain the nature of these precision tests and what we are learning about the origin of all structure in the universe, and about the background of neutrinos thermally produced in the big bang. I will also cover how the improvements in resolution and sensitivity are opening up a new window on the dark universe, via gravitational lensing of the CMB.

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      • Colloquium: New Dialogues: Entanglement, Holography & Renormalization

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        In science, we often see new advances and deep insights emerging from the collision or intersection of what appeared to be separate research areas. The theme of my colloquium will be an ongoing collision between the three ideas listed in my title which has been generating interesting new insights into a variety of fields, eg, condensed matter physics, quantum field theory and even quantum gravity. I will give an introduction to each of these three ideas separately and then discuss the intersections that have been generating new insights in recent years. Speaker/Presenter: Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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        • Djordje Minic

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          Djordje Minic presenting at Great Lakes Strings 2013.

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          • Shavaji Sondhi

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            Shavaji Sondhi presenting at Great Lakes Strings 2013.

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            • George Siopsis

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              George Siopsis

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              • UM Raising Money for New Telescope

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                University of Montana Physics and Astronomy department is raising money to purchase a powerful telescope. The departments hope is to locate planets like earth that might support life. Brin Merkley found that the telescope project is a joint research effort between UM, Caltech and Penn State. Professors say it will be more than a year before they have the money to begin the research.

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                • Henriette Elvang

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                  Henriette Elvang presenting at Great Lakes String 2013

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                  • Timothy Olson

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                    Timothy Olson presenting at Great Lakes String 2013

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                    • LRSM 50th Anniversary Celebration: Andrea Liu

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                      On May 4, 2012, the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) celebrated its 50th Birthday with a memorable event that attracted over 220 attendees from around the world. The celebratory symposium and dinner combined historical recollections with the current research at the LRSM. In this video is: Andrea Liu, Physics and Astronomy

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