Events Archive

2018

Special Seminar: Ming Yi, UC-Berkeley; “Fantastic emergent orders and where to find them”

Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Spontaneous emergence of orders is a recurring theme in physics that occurs at many different length scales. These orders emerge not because of the characteristics of the individual constituents, but because of the interactions amongst the participants that result in fantastically interesting collective behaviors.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.
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Pheno & Vino Seminar | Kaustubh Agashe | UMD |"Natural Seesaw in Warped/Composite Higgs framework and its LHC Signals" | Jadwin 303

Special Seminar: Giulia Pacchioni, Nature Reviews Physics; "An editor's insight into publishing in Nature journals"

Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 12:00 pm

The talk will start with an introduction to Nature journals, in particular Nature Reviews Physics, which will launch in 2019 and is now open for submissions. I will then delve into the editorial processes and the journey an article undergoes between submission and publication, discussing what editors look for and what makes a Nature...

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Pheno & Vino Seminar | Kohsaku Tobioka, Stony Brook | "Hunt for low mass diphoton resonance at LHC and beyond" | Jadwin 343

Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 1:00 pm

Abstract:  I discuss new strategies to hunt for a resonance in diphoton final state. First, I present a new bound on diphoton resonances using inclusive diphoton cross section measurements at the LHC (ATLAS and CMS), in the so-far poorly constrained mass range between the Υ and the SM Higgs.

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Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Steve Choi (Princeton University) "Precision Cosmology with Advanced ACTPol" (102 Jadwin Hall)

Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 12:00 pm

The Advanced ACTPol upgrade on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope aims to improve the measurement of the cosmic microwave background anisotropies and polarization, using four new dichroic detector arrays fabricated on 150-mm silicon wafers.

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Hamilton Colloquium Series: Jessie Shelton, University of Ilinois (Urbana-Champaign); "The Higgs portal onto the dark universe" (Jadwin A07)

Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

The Standard Model of particle physics has been a smashing success at the high energies newly tested at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC's discovery of the Higgs boson completes the Standard Model and bears out one of its most puzzling predictions.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.
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HET Seminar | Clay Cordova, Institute for Advanced Study | Symmetries in Quantum Field Theory | PCTS, 407 Jadwin

Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 2:30 pm

Abstract:  Symmetry underlies the foundations of quantum field theory, defining concepts like particles and helping to organize their properties.  In this talk I will illustrate several modern topics in the study of symmetry including infinite-dimensional representations in conformal field theory, constraints of current algebra and energy...

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PCTS/Triggering on New Physics at the HL-LHC

Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 10:00 am

The LHC community is now moving toward its final phase of experimental design, the Phase 2 Upgrade for the High-Luminosity LHC.  A critical step in defining the capabilities of new physics searches at the HL-LHC has begun with the definition of the Phase 2 trigger upgrades.  The experimental work on these systems will achieve sufficient maturit...

HET Seminar | Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute | "Decoding a black hole" | Jadwin A09

Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 2:30 pm

It is commonly believed that quantum information is not lost in a black hole. Instead, it is encoded into non-local degrees of freedom in some clever way; like a quantum error-correcting code. In this talk, I will present two decoding procedures for reconstructing a quantum state from the Hawking radiation in the Hayden-Preskill thought...

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PCTS/Triggering on New Physics at the HL-LHC

Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 9:30 am

The LHC community is now moving toward its final phase of experimental design, the Phase 2 Upgrade for the High-Luminosity LHC.  A critical step in defining the capabilities of new physics searches at the HL-LHC has begun with the definition of the Phase 2 trigger upgrades.  The experimental work on these systems will achieve sufficient maturit...

PCTS/Triggering on New Physics at the HL-LHC

Mon, Jan 15, 2018, 10:00 am

The LHC community is now moving toward its final phase of experimental design, the Phase 2 Upgrade for the High-Luminosity LHC.  A critical step in defining the capabilities of new physics searches at the HL-LHC has begun with the definition of the Phase 2 trigger upgrades.  The experimental work on these systems will achieve sufficient...

PCTS/Simons Foundation Special Talk “Black-Hole Head-On Collisions in Higher Dimensions”

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 2:00 pm

Speaker: Will Cook, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Special Seminar- HEP Dicke Candidate-Cecile Caillol-CERN-TBA

HET Seminar at IAS | Steve Hsu, Michigan State University | “Genomic Prediction of Complex Traits”

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 1:45 pm

After a brief review (suitable for physicists) of computational genomics and complex traits, I describe recent progress in this area.

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Dicke Fellowship candidate seminar: Xanthe Croot, Univeristy of Sydney "Connecting the dots: the interactions and environment of electrons in zero dimensions"

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 11:00 am

In a little over a century, quantum mechanics has progressed from a field in its infancy to a key driver of scientific discovery and technological innovation. An important application of quantum mechanics is the quantum computer, where superposition and entanglement in two-level systems enable new paradigms in algorithms and simulation.

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PCTS/Simons Foundation Special Talk, "Saving the Matter Bounce with Massive Gravity?”

Thu, Jan 11, 2018, 2:00 pm

Speaker: Jerome Quintin, McGill University

Dicke Candidate Seminar | William Terrano | "Exploring New Physics with Fermionic Spins" | Jadwin A09

Wed, Jan 10, 2018, 2:00 pm

Abstract:   Precision measurements of large, coherent ensembles of aligned fermionic spins are powerful probes of many fundamental physics question, such as tests of Lorentz violation, one of the pillars of general relativity; searches for new sources of CP-violation to explain the baryon asymmetry of the universe; and probes of high energy...

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Pheno & Vino Seminar | Graham Govanetti, Princeton | "Recent results from the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double-beta decay search" | Jadwin 303

Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 4:00 pm

Abstract:  The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an array of high purity germanium detectors searching for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76. The array is currently operating within a low background shield at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD.

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Dicke Candidate Seminar | Zurab Guguchia | "Probing the superconducting and magnetic properties of strongly correlated and topologically non-trivial materials" | Jadwin 303

Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

In this talk a selection of some results of the hydrostatic pressure and impurity effects on structural, magnetic
and superconducting properties in the stripe phase of La214 cuprates [1] and in the Weyl semimetal phase of
MoTe2 [2] will be presented.

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Dicke Fellowship candidate seminar: Xiaomeng Liu, Harvard; "Exciton condensation in graphene double-layer heterostructure"

Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 1:30 pm

Excitons are electron-hole pairs bound by the Coulomb attraction, which can form Bose-Einstein condensates at low temperatures. By placing electrons and holes in spatially separated layers, a double-layer electronic system prevents electron-hole recombination and enables exciton condensation in equilibrium.

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