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.
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.
"Light and Charge Transport in Liquid Xenon Detectors for Rare Event Searches"
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.
Arizona State University, School of Molecular Sciences
Expanding the Compositional and Microstructural Space of Layered and 2D Materials (MAX Phases and MXenes)
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.
Lilian Hsiao, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University
Elastohydrodynamic Friction: From Colloidal Networks to Haptic Materials
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.
Eric Furst, Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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...
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.
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.