Events Archive


Pheno & Vino Seminar | Vitor Cardoso, IST | "Testing GR with GWs" | Jadwin 303

Tue, May 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

Abstract:  Two pivotal breakthroughs in physics recently turned respectable centennials: the discovery of the Schwarzschild solution, describing a non-rotating black hole, and Einstein's prediction of gravitational waves.  Gravitational waves offer a unique glimpse into the unseen universe, and allow us to test the basic tenets of General...


Informal HET Seminar at IAS | Frank Ferrari, Universite Libre de Bruxelles | “On Melonic Matrix Models and SYK-like Black Holes”

Tue, May 8, 2018, 1:45 pm

I will illustrate three aspects of the new large D limit of matrix models and their applications to black hole physics:


Special Condensed Matter Seminar | Prof. Guido Burkard, Konstanz U. | "Electric-dipole control and coupling of spin qubits" | PCTS Seminar Room 407

Tue, May 8, 2018, 1:30 pm


Spin qubits in dilute nuclear-spin materials such as silicon and carbon are currently among the most coherent systems for quantum information processing.


FPO - Edward Young - "Studying the Cosmic Microwave Background with Spider's First Flight"

FPO - Anne Gambrel - "The results shown in this dissertation will be included in SPIDER collaboration publications in the near future"

HET Seminar at IAS | Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute | “Chiral Algebras and Twisted Gauge Theories”

Mon, May 7, 2018, 2:30 pm

HEP Seminar-Andrei Gritsan-Johns Hopkins University-“What and why we learn about the Higgs boson properties from the LHC”

Mon, May 7, 2018, 11:00 am

Abstract:  The Higgs boson discovered six years ago is a fundamentally new state with the spin-parity properties of vacuum.  Understanding the vacuum filled with the Higgs field requires deep experimental measurements.


FPO - Bin Xu "Protein Phase Separation In and Out of Cells"

Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Maria Salatino (Paris, APC) "Making connections: from the bolometric interferometer QUBIC to ..."

Fri, May 4, 2018, 12:00 pm

The QUBIC ground-based experiment targets to improve the current constraints on the amplitude of the primordial gravitational waves. QUBIC exploits the unique technique of bolometric interferometry, combining the sensitivity of bolometric detectors with the control of systematic effects typical of interferometers. 

Hamilton Colloquium Series: David Gross, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC-Santa Barbara; "The Future of Particle Physics"

Thu, May 3, 2018, 4:00 pm

The standard model of particle physics is approaching the half-century mark. I shall discuss what we have learned and where we might be headed.

David Gross is the Chancellor's Chair and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC-Santa Barbara and a Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2004.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

Beyond Space and Time - David Gross - McDonnell A02

Wed, May 2, 2018, 8:00 pm

TITLE:   Beyond Space and Time


Abstract: The Lecture will explore the evolving concepts of space and time in physics.


Pheno & Vino Seminar | Brian Henning, Yale | "Decomposing strongly coupled states: conformal bases and Hamiltonian truncation" | Jadwin 303

Tue, May 1, 2018, 4:00 pm

Abstract:   Wouldn't it be lovely if we could use the same variational approaches familiar from quantum mechanics to study quantum field theories? We can, of course; the real question is how do we do this efficiently?


HET Seminar at IAS | Lisa Randall, Harvard University | "Probing Binary Black Hole Environments in Hierarchical Triple Systems"

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 2:30 pm

With the recent LIGO results it has been clear that we can learn a lot about the distribution of binary black hole systems. Yet the origin of these black holes is still unknown.


Biophysics Seminar: Mala Murthy

Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:00 pm

Physics Recital

Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 7:00 pm

Here is a partial list of our performers for the evening:

Lauren McGough

Grace C. McKenzie-Smith

Steven S. Gubser

David Liao

Yinan Zhang

Bill Yan Huang

Nicole Ozdowski

Professor Joshua Shaevitz

Lucas Makinen

Leenoy Meshulam

Catherine Blume


HET Seminar at IAS | Guy Gur-Ari, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | “Good and Bad Analogies of Physics in Deep Learning”

Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 1:45 pm

To what extent are deep learning models similar to complex physical systems? I will discuss analogies between aspects of deep learning, glassy systems, and Brownian motion. The results may help us to improve second-order optimization algorithms.


Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Steven Li (Princeton University), "Overview of the SuperBIT Balloon-borne Telescope"

Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 12:00 pm

Balloon-borne telescopes are a burgeoning technology in the astrophysical sciences, offering distinct advantages compared to traditional approaches such as ground-based observatories and satellite telescopes. However, there are still significant engineering limitations facing balloon experiments such as weight constraints on the telescope...

Hamilton Colloquium Series: David Nygren, U. Texas, Arlington, “The matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe and the search for neutrinoless double beta decay”

Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

Why is the universe composed only of matter, with negligible anti-matter? Is the neutrino its own anti-particle? These two seemingly disparate questions may be linked through leptogenesis–a theory which postulates massive neutrinos that break matter-antimatter asymmetry and could yield the universe we observe, inhabit and explore today...

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

Physics Group Meeting at IAS | Jennifer Lin, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | “Discussion on Entanglement Entropy in Gauge Theories”

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 1:45 pm

Pheno & Vino Seminar | Tansu Daylan, Harvard| "Probing the small-scale structure in strongly lensed systems via transdimensional inference" | Jadwin Hall 303

Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 4:00 pm

Abstract:  Strong lensing is a sensitive probe of the small-scale density fluctuations in the Universe.