Events Archive

Special Seminar

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.

Registration is required. Please register here to receive...


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

Special Seminar | Towards DarkSide-20k | Bianca Bottino | INFN

Tue, Dec 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

The DarkSide-20k experiment will perform a comprehensive search for high-mass WIMPs using a dual phase argon time projection chamber (TPC) located in the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), in Italy.

Special Seminar | Optimizing the photon budget: 4D imaging of biological dynamics | Kevin Keomanee-Dizon | University of Southern California

Mon, Dec 14, 2020, 2:30 pm

In the last few decades, there have been transformative advances in optical microscopy that now offers us the ability to observe the organization and dynamics of biological systems at high resolution in space and time.  Such 4D imaging, however, is challenged by unavoidable tradeoffs between spatial resolution, acquisition speed, penetration...

Special Seminar | Emergent phenomena in magnetic van der Waals heterostructures | Tiancheng Song | University of Washington

Mon, Dec 14, 2020, 1:30 pm

Van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures built by the vertical stacking of various 2D materials provide an ideal platform for the rational design of emergent phenomena.


Special seminar | Optimizing future CMB observatories and measuring galaxy cluster motions | Patricio Gallardo |Cornell University

Mon, Dec 14, 2020, 10:00 am

Ground-based high-throughput millimeter-wave cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments have provided invaluable clues of the history and composition of the universe.

Special Seminar - Entanglement in an assembled array of single strontium atoms | Ivaylo S. Madjarov | Caltech

Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 2:30 pm

The recently-developed technique of atom-by-atom assembly has allowed for the generation of large atomic qubit registers with zero defect entropy. When the atoms in such a system are excited to Rydberg states, they experience long-range interactions that enable many-body interatomic entanglement of their internal...


Special Seminar | CMB instrumentation and data analysis with CLASS | Matthew Petroff | Johns Hopkins

Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 1:00 pm

The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) is an array of polarization-sensitive millimeter wave telescopes that observes ∼70% of the sky at frequency bands centered near 40GHz, 90GHz, 150GHz, and 220GHz from the Atacama desert of northern Chile.

PRISM / PCCM Seminar Series Fall 2020

Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) co-sponsor a seminar series that is held on Wednesdays throughout the semester.

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students

Special Seminar | Turning light into matter: observing photon-induced WW production at the LHC with ATLAS | William McCormack | LBL

Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 2:30 pm

After the Higgs mechanism breaks the SU(2)xU(1) symmetry of the Electroweak sector of the Standard Model, we find trilinear and quartic terms coupling photons and W bosons.  This leads to the experimentally testable prediction that two colliding high-energy photons can convert into two W bosons.  Measuring this interaction would be a unique...


Special Seminar | Searching for Clues to a Matter Dominated Universe with Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers | Yeon-Jae Jwa | Columbia University

Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 1:30 pm

We live in a matter-dominated Universe. Sakharov's famous argument listed three necessary conditions for such a manifestation of matter dominance: There needs to be a baryon number violating process; CP symmetry violation; and interactions out of thermal equilibrium.


PRISM / PCCM Seminar Series Fall 2020

Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 12:00 pm

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) co-sponsor a seminar series that is held on Wednesdays throughout the semester.

Audience: Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students