Events Archive

2011

High Energy Physcis Seminar- Sue Ann Koay-"Excavating for SUSY: A dark matter search at the Large Hadron Collider experiment"

Mon, Dec 19, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
One of the challenges of 21st century particle physics is a deficit of observations to constrain/shape hypotheses for what may be "the"Theory Of Everything, or at least a next stage in our development of such.

Physics Holiday Party

Fri, Dec 16, 2011, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Please join us today at 3pm for some Holiday fun including caroling by graduate students!

High Energy Theory Seminar - Jumpstarting the all-loop S-matrix of N=4 super Yang-Mills - Simon Caron-Huot, IAS

Fri, Dec 16, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
I will discuss recent progress in understanding loop-level scattering amplitudes in planar N=4 SYM.Compared with previous efforts aimed at exploiting integrability of this gauge theory,our approach differs mainly in its focus on canonical infrared-safe quantities, and its use of so-called momentum twistor variables.I will discuss how the first...

Gravity Group Astrophysics|Cosmology Lunch: Immanuel Buder (KICP, University of Chicago), "CMB Polarization Results from the QUIET Experiment"

Fri, Dec 16, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Abstract: Inflationary cosmology postulates that the Universe underwent a period of accelerated expansion in the first $10^{-30}$,s after the Big Bang. Inflationary models are attractive because they solve outstanding problems in cosmology: the origin of structure, the absence of monopoles, and the horizon and flatness problems.

Physics Colloquium: Nigel Goldenfeld

Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
“Statistical mechanics of the genetic code: a glimpse of early life?”

Statistical Mechanics Seminar, P. Kleban, "Crossing probabilities, their densities, and modular forms"

Wed, Dec 14, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: A crossing probability is the probability of finding a critical cluster that touches specified boundary arcs.

Astroparticle Seminar: Karen Andeen, Rutgers, "First Measurement of Cosmic Ray Composition using the IceCube Neutrino Observator"

Tue, Dec 13, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker:Karen Andeen, CMS Collaboration,Rutgers the State University of New Jersey; IceCube Collaboration,University of Wisconsin-Madison, www.physics.rutgers.edu/~kandeen Host: Professor Cristiano Galbiati

High Energy Theory Informal Seminar - Multiplicities from black-hole formation in heavy-ion collisions - Anastasios Taliotis - University of Crete

Tue, Dec 13, 2011, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Abstract: The formation of trapped surfaces in the head-on collision of shock waves in conformal and non-conformal backgrounds is investigated. The backgrounds include all interesting confining and non-confining backgrounds that may be relevant for QCD. Several transverse profiles of the shocks are investigated including distributions that fall-...

High Energy Theory Seminar - Ben Freivogel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Condensed Matter Seminar, Emanuele Dalla Torre, "Non-equilibrium quantum critical states: a real-time RG approach"

Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Abstract: Equilibrium thermal noise is known to destroy the scale invariance of quantum critical points, through the introduction of a finite thermal length. What are the effects of non-equilibrium time-dependent noise?

Biophysics Seminar Series - Herbert Levine, UCSD/Rice

Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Herbert Levine, UCSD/Rice

Astroparticle Seminar: Biagio Rossi (ETHZ) "Design, realization and operation of prototype Liquid ArgonTime Projection Chambers for future large-size

Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Biagio Rossi, Post-Doc Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), http://lheppc79.unibe.ch/~biagio/Site/Home.html, "Design, realization and operation of prototype Liquid ArgonTime Projection Chambers for future large-size underground neutrino observatories"

Princeton University Gravity Group Astrophysics Cosmology Lunch

Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
“ACTPol: An instrument for small-scale CMB polarization observations” Speaker: Emily Grace, Princeton University

Physics Colloquium: Alex Wright, Princeton University

Thu, Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
"Taking a 'nu' Look : Studying Low Energy Solar and Terrestrial Neutrinos with Borexino"

Statistical Mechanics Seminar, V. Mastropietro, "Universal conductivity in graphene; some rigorous results and open problems"

Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: Recent experiments have found an universal value for the dynamic conductivity in graphene, fully confirming theoretical predictions based on a non interacting tight binding model. This however poses a problem since one could expect a many body renormalization of the non interacting value of the conductivity due to the interaction.

HET Seminar - ABJM theory as a Fermi gas - Pavel Putrov - University of Geneva

Mon, Dec 5, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Abstract: The partition function on the three-sphere of many supersymmetric Chern-Simons-matter theories reduces, by localization, to a matrix model. In this talk I will describe a new method to study these models in the M-theory limit, but at all orders in the 1/N expansion. The method is based on reformulating the matrix model as the partition...

Biophysics Seminar Series - Olga Dudko, UCSD

Mon, Dec 5, 2011, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Olga Dudko, UCSD

John Estes - University of Leuven, Belgium - Locally localized gravity in string theory

Fri, Dec 2, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: Localized gravity is the idea of obtaining an effective 4D gravitational theory from higher-dimensions without compactification. This is done by localizing a set of gravitational degrees of freedom along a 4D submanifold (brane-world), while the coupling of the brane-world to the remaining gravitational degrees of freedom is suppressed.

Princeton University Gravity Group Astrophysics|Cosmology Lunch

Fri, Dec 2, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Title: Roche Accretion Of Stars Close To Massive Black Holes Speaker: Lixin (Jane) Dai Stanford University

CANCELED Statistical Mechanics Seminar, J Yngvason, "Interacting Bosons in Random Potentials Interacting Bosons in"

Wed, Nov 30, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: : In contrast to the cases of single particle Schrödinger operators and ideal Bose gases the effects of random external potentials on many-body systems of interacting particles is still poorly understood. In the lecture the effects of random scatterers on the ground state of the one-dimensional Lieb-Liniger model of interacting bosons,

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