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PCTS Seminar

Princeton Gravity Initiative | PCTS Workshop, “Exploring Supermassive Black Holes”

Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 11:00 am to Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 2:00 pm
Program

October 14, 11:00 am-2:30 pm EDT (GMT-4) time | Day 1: SMBH-galaxy co-evolution (observations)

Marta Volonteri 11:00-11:30am Xin Liu 11:30-12:00pm

Break 15 min

Public Lecture-PCTS Annual Lecturer, Aleksandra Walczak,"The Evolution within Us: Statistics of Immunity"

Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 8:00 pm
Audience: A free lecture open to the public.
Speaker(s):

PCTS Annual Lecture 2016: Michael Brenner, Harvard, "The Science of Cooking"

Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Bubbles, droplets, fluid flows, phase transitions, molecular viscosity and elasticity. Welcome to the world of science and cooking! Every cook—whether a top chef or just a humble cook at home—uses these physical principles. This lecture uses food and cooking to explicate fundamental principles in applied physics and engineering.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

PCTS Public Lecture - Introduction by Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University

Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Phase separation in biology: implications for polarity and disease. Tony Hyman, Dresden
 

PCTS Public Lecture - Introduction by Mikko Haataja, Princeton University

Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Short stories in membrane biophysics of how complex behavior arises from minimal components Sarah Keller, Univ. Washington
 

PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: Entropy and information

Thu, Apr 16, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
(Maxwell’s demon and Landauer’s principle; The arrow of time) Gavin Crooks, LBNL

PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: Perturbation and Response

Tue, Apr 14, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
(fluctuations and dissipation; linear response; the geometry of thermodynamics) Gavin Crooks, LBNL

PUBLIC LECTURE "The Ambiguity of Time's Arrow"

Thu, Apr 9, 2015, 8:00 pm to Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 9:00 pm
In our everyday lives we have the sense that time flows inexorably from the past into the future; that time has a definite direction; and that the arrow of time points towards a future of greater entropy and disorder. But in the microscopic world of atoms and molecules the direction of time is indeterminate and ambiguous.

PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: The fluctuations of dissipation

Tue, Apr 7, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
(Equilibrium and disequilibrium; fluctuations theorems and the Jarzynski’s identity; experiments and observations) Gavin Crooks, LBNL

“Quantum Universe” Professor Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics

Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Abstract: Why are atoms stable? What caused galaxies, stars and planets to form? I will explain why quantum physics is crucial for explaining both. Finally, I will discuss the experimental evidence that assures us that everything in our universe originated from quantum fluctuations.

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University - “Composite Higgs and Naturalness”

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin,SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Stanford University - Precision Theory of the Decays of the Standard Model Higgs Boson

PCTS Seminar - Michael E. Peskin SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University - “What is a "Composite Higgs" model?”

PCTS Series “Nonequilibrium Physics with Strongly Interacting Matter and Light” presents

Mon, May 6, 2013, 2:00 pm to Wed, May 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
Several mean-field computations have revealed the existence of an out of equilibrium dynamical transition induced by quantum quenching an isolated system starting from its symmetry broken phase. In this talk I shall present results obtained for the quantum O(N) field theory in the large N limit by taking into account dynamical fluctuations at the...

PCTS Series “Nonequilibrium Physics with Strongly Interacting Matter and Light” presents: Quantum quenches, dynamical transitions and off-equilibr

Fri, May 3, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Several mean-field computations have revealed the existence of an out of equilibrium dynamical transition induced by quantum quenching an isolated system starting from its symmetry broken phase. In this talk I shall present results obtained for the quantum O(N) field theory in the large N limit by taking into account dynamical fluctuations at the...

Special PCTS Seminar - Horacio Casini, Centro Atomico Bariloche - Physical entanglement entropy: relative entropy and mutual information

Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
I will describe general facts about entanglement entropy in QFT and discuss two different ways to get rid of the regularization ambiguities, using mutual information and relative entropy. Then i will show relative entropy gives a proof of a well defined version of the Bekenstein bound, an offer a strong test to holographic entropy.

PCTS Seminar - Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics - “Quantum Memories: Robustness and Applications”

PCTS Series Nonequilibrium Physics Strongly Interacting Matter & Light, Michel Devoret Yale Univ. Parametric Amplification of Quantum Signals

Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Quantum Mechanics puts a limit on how small the degradation of information passing through an amplifier can be. It is known theoretically that the minimum noise added by an amplifier to the signal amounts, in phase preserving mode, to at least half a photon at the signal frequency.

PCTS Series Nonequilibrium Physics Strongly Interacting Matter & Light Jonathan Keeling St. Andrews Univ UK, Non-equilibrium coherence in light-matter

PCTS- Electronic Properties of Graphene

Fri, Oct 8, 2010, 9:30 am to Sat, Oct 9, 2010, 5:00 pm
The program will focus on the properties of graphene, a single-atom-thick layer of carbon. Discovered in 2004, graphene has quickly become one of the most active research fronts in condensed matter physics, owing to its fundamental importance, as well as the potential it offers to future nano-electronics applications.
Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students