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Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship

The Michelson Postdoctoral Prize is awarded annually by the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University to an outstanding junior scholar active in any field of Physics. The prize, established by Profs. Lawrence Krauss and Glenn Starkman in 1997, has become one of the premier awards for young Ph.D.s in physics in the country. The prize-winner spends one week in residence at Case, and presents a colloquium and three seminars to the department of Physics.

The Michelson Postdoctoral Prize winner for 2014 is Amar Vutha.

Amar Vutha is a postdoctoral fellow at York University, Toronto. He obtained his PhD from Yale University in 2012. Vutha works on precision measurements of atoms and molecules that probe fundamental physics. Notably, his work has led to the world's most precise measurement to date of the electron's electric dipole moment, a measurement that places new constraints on physics beyond the standard model.

Coordinator: Harsh Mathur
Date/Time  MPPL Lecturer  Title/Abstract Host
Oct 13
12:30 PM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Amar Vutha
York University
How big is the proton anyway? Harsh Mathur
Oct 14
11:30 AM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Amar Vutha
York University
The shape of the electron, and why it matters Harsh Mathur
Oct 16
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Amar Vutha
York University
Constraining supersymmetry using molecules Harsh Mathur
Oct 17
12:30 PM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Amar Vutha
York University
Sensing the ripples of time Harsh Mathur