Events Archive


“How E. Coli Grow - Josh Shaevitz

Mon, Oct 4, 2010, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Biophysics Seminar Series Fall 2010 Monday, October 4, 2010 Joseph Henry Room, Physics Building 11:45AM – 1:00PM (Lunch will be served at 11:45AM) Josh Shaevitz Physics and Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Princeton University

Silviu Pufu

Fri, Oct 1, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Silviu Pufu Princeton University Title: Warped throats get excited: Green's functions and normal modes Abstract: Generalized deformed conifolds (Stenzel spaces) are Ricci flat (2d-2)-dimensional manifolds embedded in C^d through the equation

Boris Altshuler, Columbia University "Anderson localization: looking forward"

Thu, Sep 30, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Localization of the eigenfunctions of quantum particles in a random potential was discovered by P.W. Anderson more than 50 years ago. In spite of its respectable maturity and rather intensive theoretical and experimental studies this field is by far not exhausted.

Eric Carlen

Wed, Sep 29, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Noppadol Mekareeya

Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm
Speaker: Noppadol Mekareeya Imperial college, London Title: Chiral Operators on Hypermultiplet Moduli Spaces

Aninda Sinha

Mon, Sep 27, 2010, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Aninda Sinha Perimeter Institute Title: c-theorems in Higher Derivative Gravity Abstract:

Thomas Jackson

Mon, Sep 27, 2010, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: "Projection Hamiltonians for clustered quantum Hall wavefunctions"

Scott Tremaine, IAS "2020 Vision: the Decade Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics"

Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Last month the National Research Council completed a massive two-year project to prioritize major projects and other activities in astronomy and astrophysics for the next decade. I will review the process and results, and how they were influenced by the scientific and political landscape and by the successes and failures of past decade surveys.

Brian Batell-" New Stabilization Symmetries for Dark Matter "

Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Brian Batell- Perimeter Institute Ontario, Canada

David Kutasov

Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: David Kutasov Affiliation: University of Chicago Title: a-Maximization, Global Symmetries and RG Flows

Andreas Heinrich

Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: "Measuring the spin dynamics of single atoms with nanosecond time resolution"

William Rubens

Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: William Rubens Imperial college, London Title: The Black Hole / Qubit Correspondence

Patrick Lee, MIT "In Search of Majorana"

Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract:Majorana is a fermion which is its own anti-particle. Often described

Physics Freshmen Open House

Wed, Sep 15, 2010, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Leonardo Rastelli

Mon, Sep 13, 2010, 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker: Leonardo Rastelli Prof. at Stony Brook and YITP Title: Integrability of N=2 Superconformal QCD in the Veneziano Limit Abstract: ``The ${\cal N}=2$ SYM theory with gauge group SU(N) and 2N fundamental hypermultiplets (N=2 SuperConformal QCD for short) is perhaps the simplest 4d gauge theory outside the ``universality class'' of ${\cal...

Developing label-free optical contrast for biomedical imaging

Fri, Aug 20, 2010, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Fu The George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract:
Audience: Host: Thomas Gregor

Condensed Matter Seminar "Metallic conduction and superconductivity in the t-J model: Evolution of the spin states from half filling"

Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Abstract: Many believe, following Anderson, that the origin of the unusual behavior of cuprate superconductors is related to the physics of the undoped phase. However, this connection has not been established theoretically. I will discuss the properties of a renormalized Hamiltonian derived recently from the t-J model, which is

[TESTING BY SSG] Marc Smiciklas, "A Determination of $\alpha$ Using Precision Measurements of Helium Fine Structure"

Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Recently published theoretical predictions by Pachucki and Yerokhin are in good agreement with the most precise measurements of helium fine structure and, for the first time, represent a complete calculation up to and including terms of order $\alpha^7$.

A Determination of the Fine Structure Constant Using Precision Measurements of Helium Fine Structure

Andreas Wallraff, "Measuring the correlations of a Microwave Frequency Single Photon source"

Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) allows for excellent control and measurement of the quantum mechanical properties of qubits, photons and their interactions. As a result, circuit QED is an ideal test bed to investigate the quantum nature of light.