Events Archive


Stefano Olla, Universite Paris-Dauphine

Wed, Oct 20, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: From microscopic hamiltonian dynamics to heat equation Abstract: One of the main problems in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics is to derive, by space-time rescaling, macroscopic irreversible diffusive evolution for the co nserved quantities of an

Victor Acosta

Tue, Oct 19, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Speaker: Victor Acosta Affiliation: Berkeley Title: Broadband, picotesla-scale magnetometry with diamond NV centers Abstract: TBA

Visual Inference Amid Fixational Eye Movements Yoram Burak Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 11:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Our visual system is capable of inferring the structure of 2-d images at a resolution comparable (or, in some tasks, greatly exceeding) the receptive field size of individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs).

Marcos Marino

Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Marcos Marino Affiliation: Universite de Geneve Title: From Weak to Strong Coupling in ABJM Theory

Errors, Negligence and Misconduct - Curt Callan

Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Audience: First & Second Year Graduate Students

Oliver Schlotterer

Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Oliver Schlotterer Max Planck Institute, Munich Title: Gauge multiplet tree amplitudes in pure spinor superspace Abstract:

Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University "Learning to be critical"

Thu, Oct 14, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
We hypothesize that many large-scale biological networks organize themselves to operate in a dynamical regime where extensively many (in the thermodynamic sense) degrees of freedom ``poise themselves'' at the edge of a dynamical instability; we further hypothesize such dynamical criticality underlies the ability of the system to propagate...

David Simmons-Duffin-Harvard-"Bounds on 4D Conformal and Superconformal Field Theories"

Joel Liebowitz -- Rutgers University

Wed, Oct 13, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: "Microscopic Models of Macroscopic Transport: A Selective Overview"

Simone Warzel (Tech. Univ. Munich) "Extended States in a Lifshitz Tail Regime for Random Operators on Trees"

Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
We will discuss the spectral properties of random operators on regular tree graphs. The models have have been among the earliest studied for Anderson localization, and they continue to attract attention because of analogies with localization issues for many particles. The talk will focus on the location of the mobility edge.

Prof. Daniel M. Kaplan-"New Experiments with Antiprotons"

Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fermilab operates the world's most intense antiproton source. Newly proposed experiments can use those antiprotons either parasitically during Tevatron Collider running or after the Tevatron Collider finishes in about 2011.

Patrick Kerner

Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Speaker: Patrick Kerner (Max-Planck-Institute Munich, MPI) Title: Quantum Phase Transitions in holographic Superfluids at finite baryon and isospin chemical potentials Abstract: We discuss holographic duals of strongly interacting gauge theories which show properties of p-wave superfluids which in addition

Jacob G. Wacker

Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker: Jacob G. Wacker Prof. at SLAC Title: TBA

Condensed Matter Seminar -- Rebecca Flint

Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
"How spins become pairs: Composite pairing and magnetism in the 115 family of heavy fermion superconductors

"Optogenetic Monitoring and Control of Electrical Spikes in E. Coli"

Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Adam Cohen Depts. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics Harvard University

PCTS- Electronic Properties of Graphene

Fri, Oct 8, 2010, 9:30 am to Sat, Oct 9, 2010, 5:00 pm
The program will focus on the properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon. Discovered in 2004, graphene has quickly become one of the most active research fronts in condensed matter physics, owing to its fundamental importance, as well as the potential it offers to future nano-electronics applications.
Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students

Vladimir Falko, Lancaster University, Lancaster UK "Electronic properties of bilayer graphene, from 'high' to 'low' energies"

Thu, Oct 7, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
I shall describe rich physics peculiar for elctrons in bilayer graphene at various scales of excitation energies. Using tight binding model for electrons in bilayers, I'll show that electrons in bilayer graphene (BLG) are Berry phase 2pi quasiparticles, with peculiar Landau level spectrum manifested in charactersitic sequencing of quantum Hall...

Sogee Spinner- "The Fate of R-parity"

Thu, Oct 7, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thierry Bodineau

Wed, Oct 6, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Andrew Strominger

Mon, Oct 4, 2010, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Andrew Strominger Affiliation: Harvard University Title: Microscopic Realization of the Kerr/CFT Correspondence