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SGL with The Honorable James Mattis, 26th Secretary of Defense

Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 1500–1630
Location: King Hall

Our next Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) will be on Tuesday, 28 May in King Hall from 1500–1630 with The Honorable James Mattis, 26th Secretary of Defense.

The SGL will be held as a fireside chat discussion hosted by Eric Wendt, Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired) with audience Q&A.  A link to Secretary Mattis's biography can be found here:

We look forward to seeing everyone at this event.

The Ukraine War: Military Lessons and Prospects for Peace

Date: May 29, 2024
Time: 1200 PDT
Location: Zoom


We invite you to join us for this year's second CTX Conversation on May 29 at 1200 PDT via Zoom, featuring a discussion between Dr. John Arquilla and Dr. Katya Drozdova, a distinguished professor of Business, Information Systems, and Political Science at Seattle Pacific University's School of Business, Government, and Economics.

Prof. Drozdova has an extensive background in research and has lectured at various defense, policy, and educational institutions. She has also taught a wide array of courses, including Cyberpower and Cybersecurity, Counterterrorism, International Relations, Information Systems, Research Methods, Strategy, and Economics.

During the conversation, Dr. Drozdova and Dr. Arquilla will delve into the causes and conduct of the war, the interplay between traditional tactics and modern technologies on the battlefield, the risks of escalation, and the potential for reaching a negotiated resolution to the conflict.

NOTE: The views presented are theirs alone and do not necessarily represent the views of DOD or its components.

CTX Conversations | The Ukraine War: Military Lessons and Prospects for Peace

Date: 29 May @ 1200 PDT
Passcode: .yKzi6k#=P

Engineering a quantum frontier for atomic clocks and fundamental physics

Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 11:00am
Location: Spanagel Hall, Room 117

Please join us for another Physics Department Colloquium presentation.

Abstract: Quantum state engineering, many-body physics, and laser technology are helping to increase the size of coherent quantum systems and revolutionize the performance of atomic clocks and metrology.  A quantum gas of strontium atoms loaded into arrays of optical traps represents such a system that combines the best measurement precision and accuracy. Recent advances include precise engineering of a spin Hamiltonian to achieve a record clock accuracy, determination of the gravitational time dilation across a few hundred micrometers, and employment and verification of spin entanglement for clock comparison. These progresses in quantum metrology provide new insights into dynamical phases of matter, and raise the prospect of using the next generation of clocks to search for new physics beyond the minimal standard model and probe the interface of gravity and quantum mechanics.

About the Speaker: Jun Ye is a Fellow of JILA, a Fellow of NIST, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the development of new tools for light-matter interactions and their scientific applications for precision measurement, quantum science, and frequency metrology. He is known for developing highly precise and accurate atomic clocks, first realization of quantum gas of polar molecules, and pioneering work on frequency combs and spectroscopy. He is a highly cited researcher for every year since 2014.  He has received numerous honors include five Gold Medals from the US Department of Commerce, Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Micius Prize, Herbert Walther Award, Vannevar Bush Fellowship, N.F. Ramsey Prize, and I.I. Rabi Prize. The group web page is 

Read more about this event on the Physics website

MOVES Open House

Date: June 4, 2024 to June 6, 2024
Time: 8:30-17:00, through Jun 6
Location: Glasgow-102 for lectures, WA-275/285 for demos

The MOVES Institute's Open House, scheduled for June 4-6 in Glasgow-102, serves as a convergence point for professionals in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field from the Department of Defense, industry, and academia. The event aims to facilitate discussions on the current state of the art and the anticipated impact of future developments in M&S. Distinguished keynote speakers, including the Chief Systems Engineer at Boeing and the military director of the Army Modeling and Simulation Office, will share insights. Additionally, a Navy information warfare (IW) flag officer is expected to deliver a keynote address on M&S in the Navy and IW world. On Thursday, industry practitioners will showcase their latest and most innovative products during a demonstration session. For more details, visit the website, and specific information will be provided closer to the event date.


Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS) 2024

Date: June 11, 2024 to June 13, 2024
Time: 0800-1700
Location: Glasgow Hall, Room 102

The Maritime Risk Symposium is an annual 2½ day conference in which government and maritime industry leaders, port representatives, researchers, and solution providers convene to examine current and emerging threats to maritime security. Maritime security is increasingly at risk during the current period of great-power competition and ongoing conflicts, especially in the Grey Zone. The maritime industry now finds itself at the center of attention for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Merchant Marine, inter-agency coordination, state and local governments, and international stakeholders. Our shared goal: Building unity of purpose to achieve unity of effort.

Local host: NPS Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI)

Web link:

MORS 92nd Symposium

Date: June 24, 2024 to June 27, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

Advancing Analytical Leadership

Monday-Thursday, 24-27 June 2024
0830 to 1700 PT
Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943

For over 55 years, the annual MORS Symposium has been the premier opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable locations, the Symposium gathers over 800 OR professionals from military, government, industry and academic ranks to share best practices and enjoy a bit of well-deserved peer-to-peer networking in a supportive environment.

For more information, please visit

JIFX 24-4

Date: August 5, 2024 to August 9, 2024
Location: Camp Roberts

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation /
Focus Area: Non-Standard Communication & Navigation
NPS Field Laboratory at Camp Roberts Event

The Non-Standard Communication & Navigation focus area delves into innovative and unconventional methods of communication and navigation, aiming to revolutionize how information is exchanged in diverse and challenging environments. This event centers on developing and growing cutting-edge technologies that transcend traditional communication and navigation paradigms, catering to scenarios where standard infrastructure is unavailable or compromised.

  • Emerging Frequency Bands
  • Quantum Communication
  • Visible Light Communication (VLC)
  • Biological Communication
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Navigation in GPS-Denied Environments
  • Swarm Communication
  • Underwater Communication

EUCOM International Symposium

Date: September 29, 2024 to October 3, 2024
Location: Edelweiss Hotel, Garmisch, Germany

NPS EUCOM International Continuing Education Symposium

NPS Continuing Education Alumni Symposium sessions are designed provide our graduates an opportunity to learn about academic and operational development in their domains of study and reconnect them with NPS programs and research opportunities.

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