Events Archive


Sir Michael Berry, Hamiltonian Lecturer

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

John Toner (U Oregon)-The flocks in you: liquid and crystalline flocking in cell membrane actin

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Flocking - the collective motion of large numbers of organisms or other self-propelled entities - exhibits a number of strange and baffling phenomena.

Subir Sachdev

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Subir Sachdev, Harvard University Title: Fermi Surfaces and Gauge-Gravity Duality

Young Jin Kim

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Young Jin Kim at the Indiana University, Bloomington Title: An experimental search for the electron Electric Dipole Moment in Gadolinium Gallium Garnet

Hamilton Lecture-Sir Michael Berry-"Making light of mathematics"

Thu, Feb 17, 2011, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm




Simone Giombi

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR WILL BE IN 343 JADWIN Speaker: Simone Giombi, Perimeter Title: Precision tests of AdS/CFT integrability from strings in the AdS light-cone gauge

Sir Michael Berry, Hamiltonian Lecturer

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Erez Lieberman-Aiden (Harvard)-How the Genome Folds

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
I describe Hi-C, a novel technology for probing the three-dimensional architecture of whole genomes by coupling proximity-based ligation with massively parallel sequencing. Working with collaborators at the Broad Institute and UMass Medical School, we used Hi-C to construct spatial proximity maps of the human genome at a resolution of 1Mb.

Ho-Ung Yee

Fri, Feb 11, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ho-Ung Yee Title: Waves of chiral anomaly in quark-gluon plasma Abstract: We will discuss recent proposals of having effects coming from triangle anomalies of QCD in the plasma created in relativistic heavy ion collisions, such as chiral magnetic effect, chiral shear waves and chiral magnetic waves.

David Stork-Ricoh Innovations "Computer vision and optics in the study of fine art"

Thu, Feb 10, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
New rigorous computer vision algorithms have shed light on a number of problems and controversies in the history and interpretation of fine art.

High Energy Physcis Seminar- Jocelyn Monroe-MIT

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Directional Detection for Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics"

Coherent Manipulations with Ultrafast Pulses and Trapped Ions: Special Seminar given by Wes Campbell

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The field of quantum information science promises computational methods that are more efficient than classical algorithms for certain calculations. In particular, the use of a well-controlled quantum

Olaf Hohm

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Speaker: Olaf Hohm, MIT Title: Geometry of Double Field Theory

Oren Bergman

Mon, Feb 7, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Oren Bergman, Technion Title: A holographic quantum Hall fluid Abstract: TBA

Giacomo Coslovich ""Disclosing the ultra-fast dynamics of competing phases in high-temperature superconductors by broadband time-resolved optical spec

Mon, Feb 7, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: Understanding the interplay between the phases present in a high-temperature superconductor (superconducting, pseudogap, strange metal and Fermi-liquid-like) is the key-concept for shining light on the nature of the superconductivity mechanisms in copper-oxide based superconductors.

Matthias Kaschube (Princeton)-Contractile forces driving embryonic development

Quantum Information with Atoms and Light- Given by Steven Olmschenk

Fri, Feb 4, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: Rapid progress in coherent control of single trapped atomic ions and ensembles of ultracold atoms in optical lattices has enabled more precise atomic physics measurements, a probe of fundamental quantum

Marcus Spradlin

Fri, Feb 4, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Marcus Spradlin, Brown University & IAS Title: Symblifying Amplitudes and Wilson Loops

Special Seminar - Itay Yavin - "Very Weak Interactions"

Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Abstract: What lies beyond the Standard Model of particle physics? Are there very weakly interacting forms of matter and forces waiting to be discovered? In this talk I will describe some of the efforts underway to detect very weakly interacting particles, from dark matter to new forces.

Dr. Benjamin Lev - Exploring Strongly Correlated Matter with Exotic Atoms, Atom Chips, and Cavity QED

Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Advances in the quantum manipulation of ultracold atomic gases are opening a new frontier in the quest to better understand strongly correlated matter.