Heinz Pagels Memorial Public Lectures Series

2023 FREE Physics Talks

Wednesdays at Aspen Center for Physics

5:30 to 6:30pm

Arrive early at 5:00pm for Tea & Cookies
Tea provided by Two Leaves & a Bud Tea Company


Searching in the Sky: Black Holes and Hidden Particles
Masha Baryakhtar, University of Washington
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30PM

Mapping the Light, Revealing the Dark:
New Explorations with Old Telescopes

Arjun Dey, NOIRLab
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30PM

14 Billion Years in the Life of a Dark Matter Particle
Tongyan Lin, University of California San Diego
Wednesday, July 5, 5:30PM

Quantum Alchemy
Suchitra Sebastian, University of Cambridge
Wednesday, July 12, 5:30PM

Galactic Archaeology:
Charting the Story of Cosmic Home

Keith Hawkins, University of Texas Austin
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30PM

Black Holes: Visualizing the Void
Charles Gammie, University of Illinois
Wednesday, July 26, 5:30PM

Machine Learning Sociology in the Quantum Realm
Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
Wednesday, August 2, 5:30PM

Black Holes in the Sky and Fundamental Physics
Ibrahima Bah, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, August 9, 5:30PM

Cellular Cinema: Watching Immune Response Live
Elizabeth Jerison, University of Chicago
Wednesday, August 16, 5:30PM

Quantum Matter Out of Equilibrium:
Time Crystals and Beyond

Vedika Khemani, Stanford University
Wednesday, August 23, 5:30PM

Pushing the Edge of the Cosmic Frontier with JWST
Jeyhan Kartaltepe, Rochester Institute of Technology
Wednesday, August 30, 5:30PM

"I found the general atmosphere [at the Aspen Center for Physics] very stimulating. All practical matters were taken care of in a pragmatic and effective way, all time was available for discussions and self-study. The beautiful surroundings did not distract, but stimulated creative thinking. It is too bad that life cannot always be so simple and pleasant."