Professor Mark Alford, Department of Physics chair at Washington University in St. Louis, will present “Ghostly action at a distance: A non-technical explanation of the Bell inequality” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Moulton Hall, room 214. The talk is part of the Spring 2016 Physics Colloquium.

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Mark Alford

Alford’s research interests center on quantum chromodynamics. He is also researching the properties of quark matter, the state of matter that occurs at very high density, such as in neutron stars or in heavy-ion collisions. Alford is most active in the area of color superconductivity, a phenomenon analogous to superconductivity in metals, but transposed to the more exotic context of quark matter.

The event is free and open to the public. For accommodation requests or more information on the colloquium series, contact the Department of Physics at 438-8756 or email Kerry Stewart at