Events Archive

Special Seminar

Special Seminar, Dicke Candidate Shengkai Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Field-mediated Interaction in Active Matter" December 3, 2021, Jadwin 481

Fri, Dec 3, 2021, 10:00 am

Like most physical systems, in active matter, the characteristics of interaction play an important role. For example, the extent of attraction can switch a collective of particles from a homogeneous mixture to phase-separated clusters.


Special Seminar, Dicke Candidate Ako Jamil, Yale University, "Light and Charge Transport in Liquid Xenon Detectors for Rare Event Searches" December 2, 2021 Jadwin 481

Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:00 am

Noble Liquid Time Projection Chambers are ubiquitously used in the field of rare events searches such neutrinoless double beta decay or dark matter. A detailed understanding of light and charge transport in liquid xenon or liquid argon is of the utmost importance when modeling the performance of these experiments.


Special Seminar w/Dicke candidate Giovanni Scuri (Harvard): “Engineering exciton properties in atomically thin semiconductors via the twist angle"

Special Seminar w/Dicke candidate Cheng Zang (Caltech): “The development and deployment of the first BICEP Array receiver at 30/40 GHz"

Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Special seminar with Dicke fellowship candidate: Cheng Zang, Caltech University

PRISM/PCCM Seminar "Dynamic Speckle Holography: Probing Strain Fields in Fractured Materials"

Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Speaker: Prof. David Weitz, Harvard, Department of Physics 
Hosts: Prof. Sujit Datta and Prof. Pierre-Thomas Brun, Princeton CBE


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Expanding the Compositional and Microstructural Space of Layered and 2D Materials (MAX phases and MXenes)

Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 12:00 noon in the Bowen Hall Auditorium for the next seminar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Christina Birkel of Arizona State University. A light lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. in the Bowen Hall Atrium immediately prior to the seminar.


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Elastohydrodynamic Friction: From Colloidal Networks to Haptic Materials

Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 12:00 pm

Abstract: The need to understand friction fundamentally at the microscale is increasingly important in technologies as diverse as soft robotics and consumer products. The first part of the talk focuses on the role of particle roughness in the rheology, structure, and dynamics of dense colloidal suspensions.


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

Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 pm

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

Wed, Oct 6, 2021, 12:00 pm

PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Leveraging Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology to Make Concrete Greener and Tougher

Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 12:00 pm

PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Interactions, Microstructure, Elasticity, and Aging of Colloidal Gels

Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at 12:00 noon in the Bowen Hall Auditorium for the next seminar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Eric Furst of the University of Delaware. A light lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. in the Bowen Hall Atrium immediately prior to the seminar.


PRISM/PCCM Fall '21 Seminar Series Webinar, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lihua Jin, University of California, Los Angeles

Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 12:00 noon for the next webinar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Lihua Jin of University of California, Los Angeles.

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A PGI Special Seminar, "What's on the horizon? A discussion on the scientific prospects of the next-generation Event Horizon Telescope"

Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 3:00 pm

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced the first image of a black hole for M87, opening the possibility to test general relativity and our understanding of black hole accretion and high-energy plasma physics. 

As the community is preparing to take the next steps, we want to discuss current challenges and future prospects of EHT...

Special Seminar / Spacetime wormholes / Henry Maxfield / University of California, Santa Barbara

Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 12:00 pm

Low-energy quantum gravity has recently shown itself to be surprisingly powerful. Gravity provides geometric descriptions of quantum phenomena, with no reference to a UV completion such as string theory.

Special Seminar/ A strategy for progress in particle physics/ Isabel Garcia-Garcia / Kavil Institute

Special Seminar / Dark Matter Interactions in Condensed Matter Systems / Yonatan Kahn / University of Illinois

Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 12:00 pm

 As the gravitational evidence accumulates inexorably that dark matter comprises the vast majority of the mass of the universe, the particle nature of dark matter remains a mystery.

Special Seminar / Perturbative and non-perturbative effects on cosmological observables / Victor Gorbenko / Stanford University

Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 12:00 pm

Initial conditions for the cosmological evolution of the universe remain one of the biggest unresolved puzzles in nature. A large set of ideas pertaining to this puzzle are based on the theory of inflation — a period of an exponentially fast expansion of space.

Special Seminar/ Phase transitions in non-reciprocal matter / Michel Fruchart/University of Chicago

Special Seminar | Time-domain pulsed tunneling spectroscopy of two-dimensional electronic systems | Heun Mo Yoo | MIT

Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 1:00 pm

Two-dimensional (2D) electronic systems host a plethora of remarkable phenomena, including the integer and fractional quantum Hall effects (Nobel Prize 1985 and 1998), and have stimulated a wide range of fundamental science and engineering research.

Special Seminar - Development of a single vacuum ultra-violet photon-sensing solution for the nEXO experiment and beyond | Giacomo Gallina | University of British Columbia