Events Archive


Nick Buchler (Duke) - Title tba

Mon, Mar 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

David Skinner

Mon, Mar 14, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: David Skinner, Perimeter Institute Title: Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space Abstract: I'll explain how to tie your shoelaces in three complex dimensions, and what that's got to do with BCFW recursion.

Xiao-Liang Qi Title: TBA

Mon, Mar 14, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: TBA

Sergei Dubovsky

Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Sergei Dubovsky, NYU Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Christophe Salomon

Thu, Mar 10, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Michael Douglas

Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Douglas, State University of New York, Stony Brook Title: Holographic Dual of Free Field Theory

Shinsei Ryu, Berkeley

Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

John Beggs (Indiana) - Condensed Gray Matter: Is the brain operating near a critical point?

Thomas Hartman

Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Thomas Hartman, IAS Title: Minimal Holography: Higher Spin Gravity from 2d CFTs

Y. Avron (Technion) Geometry of quantum response in open systems

Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
I shall describe a theory of adiabatic response for controlled open systems governed by Lindblad evolutions. The theory gives quantum response a geometric interpretation induced from the geometry of Hilbert space projections. For a two level system the metric turns out to be the Fubini-Study metric and the symplectic form the adiabatic curvature.

Chris Herzog

Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Experimental gravity with LIGO - Sam Waldman - Special Seminar

Tue, Mar 1, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The direct detection of gravitational waves (GWs) offers a revolutionary new probe of the most energetic processes in the universe and a test of general relativity in new regimes. The 4 km long LIGO interferometers have demonstrated the sub-attometer displacement sensitivity (< 10^{-18} m/ Hz^{1/2}) and continuous operation (> 75\%

Hirosi Ooguri

Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Hirosi Ooguri, Caltech Title: Spatially Modulated Phases Abstract: In the large N_c QCD, it is expected that the generic finite density ground state breaks translational invariance. In this talk, I will show a spatially modulated instability exists in the Sakai-Sugimoto model.

Vijay Pande (Stanford) - Some Surprises in the Biophysics of Protein Dynamics

Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The self-assembly of proteins ("protein folding") is one of the key steps in the function of proteins, such as enzymes and antibodies. The mechanism by which this assembly occurs has been an outstanding question in molecular biophysics for decades. Also, protein misfolding has been linked to numerous diseases, such as Alzhemier's and Huntington'...

Seok Kim

Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Seok Kim, Seoul National University Title: Holography of mass-deformed M2-branes Abstract: We find and study the gravity duals of the supersymmetric vacua of mass-deformed N=6 Chern-Simons-matter theory for M2-branes. Propetries of the vacua and elementary excitations are discussed.

Pinghan Chu

Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Pinghan Chu Title: The Neutron EDM and the Dressed Spin

Jonathan Feng "WIMPS and beyond"

Thu, Feb 24, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: A quarter of the Universe is composed of dark matter, but the particle identity of dark matter remains a deep mystery. I will review recent progress in resolving this puzzle, focusing on several leading classes of dark matter candidates, including WIMPs and related possibilities.

Michelangelo Mangano

Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano, CERN Title: The First Year of the LHC: What We Have Learned

Sir Michael Berry (Univ Bristol) Singularity - dominated strong fluctuations

Tue, Feb 22, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
The fluctuations of a physical quantity can be described by its moments. In many cases, these diverge as an asymptotic parameter becomes large (or small), through the influence of geometric singularities. These large moments are described by power laws whose exponents can be determined from a knowledge of the singularities.

Steven Weinberg

Tue, Feb 22, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Speaker(s): Steven Weinberg, University of Texas at Austin Title: Pions in Large N Quantum Chromodynamics