Events Archive

Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium

Physics Colloquium: "New Observations about the Renormalization Group Flow.'' Zohar Komargodski

Thu, Sep 27, 2012, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract: ``We review recent breakthroughs in understanding some general features of the Renormalization Group and of Quantum Field Theory. We discuss some applications of these new results and their deep connection to the entanglement of the Quantum Field Theory vacuum.''

Physics Colloquium - Is it the Higgs Boson?

Thu, Sep 20, 2012, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Jim Olsen

Colloquium:Whistles & Thumps: Listening to the Transient Gravitational Wave Universe - Bernard Schutz - Max Planck

Thu, May 3, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
By 2016 there is a good chance that the Advanced LIGO and VIRGO gravitational wave (GW) detectors, now in their final hardware upgrade phase, will have made the first direct detection of GWs, and regular detections will follow soon afterwards.

Colloquium: Energy: Technology, Economics, Policy, Informatics - Steve Koonin - Institute for Defense Analysis

Thu, Apr 26, 2012, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
National and global energy challenges involve security, competitiveness, and reduction in environmental impacts. Yet structural factors in energy systems retard the pace of energy change. I will discuss the technology, policy, and economic levers that can be used to accelerate the pact of energy transformation

Physics Colloquium-Erik Verlinde - University of Amsterdam - Dark Energy, Dark Matter and the Emergence of Gravity

Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Insights from black hole physics and string theory suggest that gravity is an emergent phenomenon. The analogy between the Einstein equations and thermodynamics and the dualities between open en closed string theories give important clues towards the underlying mechanism.

Physics Colloquium-Christopher Jarzynski

Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 4:30 pm to Thu, Mar 15, 2012, 6:00 pm

Physics Colloquium-Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland, College Park - Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics at the Nanoscal

Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
What do the laws of thermodynamics look like when applied to microscopic systems such as optically trapped colloidal particles, single molecules manipulated with laser tweezers, and biomolecular machines? In recent years it has become apparent that the fluctuations of small systems far from thermal equilibrium satisfy a number of strong and...

Physics Colloquium, Ana Maria Rey, Jila

Thu, Mar 29, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Building the most precise atomic clocks in the world by studying many-body physics

Physics Colloquium-Holger Mueller, University of California Berkeley

Physics Colloquium-Jeffrey McClintock, Harvard

Thu, Mar 1, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
"Measuring the Spins of Black Holes and Applying the Results"

Physics Colloquium-Richard Prum, Yale

Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Self-Assembly and Evolution of Color Producing Nanostructures of Birds and Insects

Physics Colloquium-Michael Brenner, Harvard

Hamilton Lecture-Leo Kadanoff

Thu, Feb 9, 2012, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
"Making a Splash, Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Physical Systems

Physics Colloquium: Nigel Goldenfeld

Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
“Statistical mechanics of the genetic code: a glimpse of early life?”

Physics Colloquium: Alex Wright, Princeton University

Thu, Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
"Taking a 'nu' Look : Studying Low Energy Solar and Terrestrial Neutrinos with Borexino"

Physics Colloquium: Cumrun Vafa

Thu, Nov 10, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
“Strings and the Magic of Extra Dimensions

Physics Colloquium: Tom Lubensky

Thu, Oct 27, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
“On the Verge of Mechanical Instability

Physics Colloquium: Robert Schoelkopf

Thu, Oct 20, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
“Entanglement and Quantum Algorithms with Superconducting Circuits

Physics Colloquium: Valerie Halyo, Princeton University

Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
" Quest for new frontier at the LHC" Abstract: The 7 TeV center of mass energy proton-proton machine built in the LEP tunnel is housing 4 major experiments ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHCb in its 100 meter underground cavern. These experiments will be recording the particles left by the debris from the collisions and looking for new physics...

Physics Colloquium: Steve Block

Thu, Oct 13, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm