# Events Archive

## 2016

### Biophysics Seminar speaker Vernita Gordon, UT Austin “Soft-matter mechanics in the initiation and robustness of bacterial biofilms.”

Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

### HET Seminar | Steve Gubser, Princeton University | "p-adic AdS/CFT"

### Gravity Group Seminar, François Boulanger (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France)

TITLE The interstellar B-fields crossing primordial CMB B-modes ABSTRACT Planck, as well as balloon and ground based experiments, have measured the polarization of the sky at sub-mm and mm wavelengths with unprecedented sensitivity. The data analysis involves research in cosmology and Galactic astrophysics, which might lead to a major discovery...

### Hamilton Colloquium Series: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton; "Statistical Mechanics, Localization and Periodically Driven Quantum Systems"

The statistical mechanics of equilibrium systems is characterized by two fundamental ideas: that closed systems approach a late time thermal state and that of phase structure wherein such late time states exhibit singular changes as various parameters characterizing the system are changed.

### Physics Group Meeting | Greg Moore, Rutgers University | "Quantum Mechanics with Noncommutative Amplitudes"

### Pheno & Vino Seminar, Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, Harvard, "ETHOS - From dark particle physics to the matter distribution of the Universe and beyond"

### HET Seminar | Igal Arav, Tel Aviv University | "Non-Relativistic Scale Anomalies and Geometry"

### HET Seminar | Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute | “Correlation Functions in Superconformal Field Theories”

### Biophysics Seminar speaker Eric Siggia, Rockefeller U.

Lunch @ 11:45, seminar 12-1:00.

### HET Seminar | Bogdan Stoica, Brandeis University | "Tensor networks, p-adic fields, and algebraic curves: arithmetic and the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence"

### Condensed Matter Seminar, Andrea Liu, U. Penn, "Jamming: A tale of two rigidities"

### Biophysics Seminar speaker Ido Golding, Baylor College of Medicine "Deciphering the stochastic kinetics of gene regulation".

Lunch @ 1145, seminar 12-1:00.

### HET Seminar | Clay Cordova, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | “Anomalies of 6d SCFTs”

### Gravity Group Seminar, Stephan Schlamminger (NIST)

TITLE Measurements of the gravitational constant – why is a precise measurement so difficult? ABSTRACT In this presentation, I will summarize measurements of the Newtonian constant of gravitation, big G, that have been carried out in the last 30 years. I will describe key techniques that were used by researchers around the world to determine G...

### Hamilton Colloquium Series: F. Duncan M. Haldane, Princeton; "Topological Quantum Matter"

The laws of quantum mechanics have been known for nearly a century, and have passed every test that has been made of them. But knowing them does not mean that we understand all that they permit.