Events Archive


Biophysics Seminar: Jeanne Stachowiak|The University of Texas at Austin|Disordered protein networks as synergistic drivers of membrane traffic

Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 12:30 pm

Membrane curvature is required for many cellular processes, from assembly of highly curved trafficking vesicles to extension of needle-like filopodia.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

PGI Fall Seminar Series|Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño|Princeton University|"Quantifying the Unknown Using Electromagnetic and Gravitational Observations of Compact Objects"

Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 12:30 pm

Abstract: Over the past years, electromagnetic and gravitational observations have been used to understand the nature of compact objects and the matter around them.

IAS HET Seminar | Nathan Haouzi, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | "Old and New Physics Prospects for q-Virasoro" | Wolfensohn Hall & on Zoom

Fri, Oct 22, 2021, 1:45 pm

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.

For contact-tracing purposes all off-campus attendees must register for this seminar: 


High Energy Experimental Physics Seminar- Dan Zhang UMD- "Dark Matter Search in PandaX-4T Commissioning Run"

IAS High Energy Theory Seminar | Adar Sharon, Weizmann Institute of Science | "The Onset of Quantum Chaos in Disordered Systems" | Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Mon, Oct 18, 2021, 2:30 pm

Abstract: We study the Lyapunov exponent in disordered quantum field theories. Generically the Lyapunov exponent can only be computed in isolated CFTs, and little is known about the way in which chaos grows as we deform the theory away from weak coupling.


HET Seminar | Clifford Johnson |, USC/Princeton | "The Microstate Physics of JT gravity" | PCTS & Zoom

Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 1:45 pm



FPO- Samuel Saskin, "Building Quantum Systems with Ytterbium Rydberg Arrays"

Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 1:00 pm

Abstract: Neutral atoms trapped in optical tweezer arrays have emerged as a promising platform for quantum simulation and quantum computation. The dynamic reconfigurability of optical tweezer traps enables a high degree of single atom control and the ability to generate large-scale defect-free atom arrays in many geometries.

PRISM/PCCM Webinar: Bespoke Biomaterials: Towards Personalized Tissue Mimics

Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 pm

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tue, Oct 12, 4:30pm Jadwin A-06, Giorgio Cipolloni, PCTS, "Extension of Wigner's Vision to Quantum Chaos"

Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

After reviewing recent progress in random Hermitian and non-Hermitian matrix theory, we prove that eigenvectors of Wigner matrices satisfy the Eigenstate Thermalisation Hypothesis (ETH), which is a strong form of Quantum Unique ergodicity (QUE) with optimal speed of convergence.


HET Seminar | Patrick Jefferson, MIT | "New perspectives on 4D N=1 F-theory flux vacua with chiral matter" | PCTS 407 & via Zoom

Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 2:30 pm



PGI Fall Seminar Series|Zimo Sun|Princeton University| "Harish-Chandra characters, de Sitter Quasinormal Modes and Sphere Partition Functions"

Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 12:30 pm

Abstract: Harish-Chandra characters generalize the ordinary group characters  to infinite dimensional representations of noncompact Lie groups.

IAS High Energy Theory Seminar | Holmfridur Hannesdottir, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | "Sequential Discontinuities of Scattering Amplitudes" | Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Fri, Oct 8, 2021, 1:45 pm

Abstract: In this talk, we explore new techniques to probe the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes in perturbative Quantum Field Theory. The goal of this approach is to leverage symmetries, limits, and analyticity in order to circumvent the explicit evaluation of multi-loop Feynman integrals.


Hamilton Colloquium Series, Howard Stone, Princeton University, "Classical fluid mechanics confronts modern research questions: Virus transport, a novel similarity solution, and an N-body problem"

Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 4:00 pm

I will provide a brief overview of recent projects in my group where we identify new analytical and physical features of flows common to modern research questions.


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Tuning the Elastic Properties of Lipid Nanoparticles for Efficient Delivery of RNA to Cells

Wed, Oct 6, 2021, 12:00 pm

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Jeffrey Schenker, Michigan State University, "Theory of Ergodic Quantum Processes"

Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 4:30 pm

Any discrete quantum process is represented by a sequence of quantum channels.


EDI initiative "All Hands" meeting

Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 2 pm - 3 pm

All working groups will present ~5-10 minutes of updates on their ongoing projects.  We're looking forward to seeing you all then!
(Check emails or the EDI Slack channel for an update on location and/or Zoom link.)


Condensed Matter Seminar/Toward Practical Quantum Advantage: Many-body Physics in the NISQ Era - Xiao Mi, Research Scientist, Google

IAS HET Seminar | Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics | "Quantum Circuits, Cellular Automata and Tensor Networks" | Wolfensohn Hall

Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 2:30 pm

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.


PGI Fall Seminar Series|George Wong|Princeton University| "Probing Black Hole Spin and the Black Hole–Jet Connection"

Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 12:30 pm

The jet in M87 is likely powered by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy via the Blandford–Znajek (BZ) mechanism, through which energy can be siphoned away from a spinning black hole and converted into a Poynting flux jet.

HET Seminar | Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, University of Chicago | "Connecting CFTs via bootstrap deformations" | via Zoom

Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 1:45 pm

Abstract: In this talk I will explore the space of solutions to the conformal crossing equations. By recasting the conformal bootstrap as a non-linear optimization problem, we find an efficient way of converging to the solutions of these equations.