Events Archive


Biophysics Seminar Series - Adrienne Fairhall (U. Washington) "Computation in neurons and networks"

Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Neural networks typically make use of simplified, stereotypical single neuron units, while in reality neurons show fascinating and diverse properties that give them a range of computational and representational powers.

Special seminar - Hiroyuki Inoue, Weizmann Institute: "Collective Neutral Modes in Quantum Hall Regimes"

Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
The integer and fractional quantum Hall effects (IQHE and FQHE) are canonical examples of 2D topological phases. Being incompressible liquid in the bulk, available low-energy propagating excitations are only at the edge: gapless chiral edge channels. The excitations therein are electrons in the IQHEs and fractional quasiparticles in the FQHEs.

Special seminar - Yue Cao, University of Colorado: "Deciphering the Spin-Orbital Coupled Wavefunction"

Thu, Mar 20, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Understanding the structure of the wavefunction is essential for depicting the surface states of a topological insulator.

SPECIAL Condensed Matter Seminar, Vincenzo Alba, "Entanglement spectroscopy of SU(2)-broken phases in two dimensions"

High Energy Theory Seminar- IAS - Ilias Cholis, Fermilab - “Indirect Detection of Wino Dark Matter: Multichannel Detection Study”

Mon, Mar 17, 2014, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
TeV scale Wino, provides a possible Dark Matter candidate in the context of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Such a dark matter candidate evades all current direct detection and collider bounds and can only be probed through its annihilation products giving indirect detection signals.

Special Cosmology Seminar, Sauro Succi "Lattice Boltzmann simulations across scales: turbulence, foams and quark-gluon plasmas"

Mon, Mar 17, 2014, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
In the last two decades, the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method has attracted major interest as an efficient computational scheme for the numerical simulation of complex fluid problems across a broad range of scales and applications; from fluid turbulence in complex geometries, all the way down to biopolymer translocation in nanopores.

Special seminar - Fereshte Ghahari, Columbia University, "Transport and Thermoelectric Studies of Correlated Phenomena in Graphene"

Fri, Mar 14, 2014, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
The observation of correlated electron physics in graphene is mostly limited by strong electron scattering that is caused by charge impurities.

Special Seminar - Physical forces shaping morphology - Karen Alim, Harvard

Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Physical forces can induce long-ranged interactions and thus propagate information on large scales. Especially during the development of an organism, coordination on large scales in short time is essential.

Special Cosmology Seminar, Nico Yunes "I-Love-Q"

Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Neutron stars and quark stars are not only characterized by their mass and radius, but also by how fast they spin, through their moment of inertia, and how much they can be deformed, through their Love number and quadrupole moment. These depend sensitively on the star's internal structure, and thus on unknown nuclear physics.

Quantum Sciences Seminar Series - Jérémie Viennot, ENS Paris, "Out of equilibrium charge dynamics in a cQED architecture"

Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

In the context of circuit quantum electrodynamics, recent developments made it possible to build hybrid circuits [1], including many types of quantum dots. The versatility of these systems allows us to explore several directions, from quantum information engineering to many-body physics, all in a circuit QED architecture.

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University - “Composite Higgs and Naturalness”

Condensed Matter Seminar, Christian Schoenenberger, "Cooper-Pair Splitting and Spectroscopy in Double Quantum Dot Devices with Superconducting Charge

Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
An elegant idea for the creation of entangled electrons in a solid-state device is to split Cooper pairs, which are in a spin singlet state, by coupling a superconductor to two parallel quantum dots (QDs) in a Y-junction geometry [1].

Biophysics Seminar Series - Daniel Kronauer (Rockefeller)

Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"The clonal raider ant Cerapachys biroi as a new model system for social evolution and behavior"
Lunch at 11:45, seminar at 12:00.

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University - “Five - Dimensional Models with Composite Higgs”

Hamilton Colloquium Series - Michael Peskin, Stanford U.: "Beyond the Higgs Boson: Further questions and expectations for the Large Hadron Collider"

Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
The biggest recent news from particle physics is the discovery at the CERN Large Hadron Collider of a new particle with many properties of the long-sought Higgs Boson. The Higgs Boson had been predicted by the unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions. This discovery thus seems to fill a recognized gap in our understanding.

Special Seminar - "Fundamental Limits Governing Protein Folding and Function" - Milo Miaoyu Lin, Berkeley

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin,SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford University - Precision Theory of the Decays of the Standard Model Higgs Boson

Math Physics Seminar, Vojkan Jaksic, "Entropic Functionals in Quantum Statistical Mechanics"

Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The mathematical theory of non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics has developed rapidly in the last decade.

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University - “What is a "Composite Higgs" model?”

High Energy Theory Seminar - Simeon Hellerman - "String Theory of the Regge Intercept"