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Special Seminar

Special Seminar, Johanna Nagy "Probing Inflation with SPIDER, a Balloon-Borne CMB Polarimeter"

Wed, Dec 14, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
TITLE Probing Inflation with SPIDER, a Balloon-Borne CMB Polarimeter ABSTRACT

Special HET Seminar | Mario Martone, Cornell University | “Understanding the Landscape of N=2 Super-conformal Field Theories”

Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
In this talk I will argue that a systematic classification of 4d N=2 superconformal field theories is possible through a careful analysis of the geometry of their Coulomb branches. I will carefully describe this general framework and then carry out the classification explicitly in the rank-1, that is one complex dimensional Coulomb branch, case.

Special Seminar: Pietro Giampa/Queen's Univ. "Searching for Dark Matter with the DEAP-3600 Experiment"

Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Abstract: DEAP-3600 is a single phase liquid argon (LAr) dark matter experiment, located 2 km underground at SNOLAB, in Sudbury, Ontario. The detector has 1 tonne fiducial mass of LAr. The target sensitivity to spin-independent scattering of 100 GeV WIMPs is 10^{−46} cm^{2}.

Special Seminar, Jacob Covey, Colorado, "A quantum gas of polar KRb molecules in an optical lattice"

Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ultracold polar molecules allow for investigation of quantum-state-controlled chemistry as well as strongly correlated many-body dynamics. After the first realization of polar molecules in the quantum regime, chemical reactions immediately became apparent in our KRb system.

Special Seminar: "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe" Nigel S. Lockyer, Director Fermi National Laboratory

Fri, Jun 17, 2016, 4:30 pm to Mon, Jun 13, 2016, 6:00 pm
Fermilab has entered an exciting new phase, in which an international collaboration is designing and building the world’s most powerful source of neutrinos on the Fermilab site.

Special Seminar: "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe" Nigel S. Lockyer, Director Fermi National Laboratory

Fri, Jun 17, 2016, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
June 17 Jadwin Hall, Room A-10 Princeton University Department of Physics ~ Special Colloquium “Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe ” Speaker: Nigel S. Lockyer, Director Fermi National Laboratory Fermilab has entered an exciting new phase, in which an international collaboration is designing and building...

Kirk McDonald Retirement - Special Seminars

Fri, Jun 17, 2016, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
10:30 - Welcome and Introduction - Stew Smith 10:50 - "Lepton pairs from hadrons - then and now", Jim Pilcher, Enrico Fermi Institute 11:30 - "Physics with Pairs of Particles:Muons, Pions, Photons", Cristina Biino, University of Torino 12:10 - Break 2:00 - "Drell-Yan Studies in the 80's, and Muon Pairs Today", Sandro Palestini, CERN

Special Seminar: Pedram Roushan, Google: "Chiral ground-state currents of interacting photons in a synthetic magnetic field”

Thu, Jun 16, 2016, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
The intriguing many-body phases of quantum matter arise from the interplay of particle interactions, spatial symmetries, and external fields. Generating these phases in an engineered system could provide deeper insight into their nature and the potential for harnessing their unique properties.

Neutrino Seminar - Diana Parno, U. of Washington, "Unmasking the Neutrino: The Standard Model and Beyond"

Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
When nonzero neutrino mass was definitively established some fifteen years ago, these neutral,

Seminar - Claudia Felser, Max Planck (Dresden), “Heusler compounds: Tunable materials with non-trivial topologies”

Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Event Location: Taylor Auditorium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Special seminar - Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute (Halle), “Domain Wall Spin-Orbitronics: Rise of Racetrack Memory!”

Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Memory-storage devices based on the current controlled motion of a series of domain walls (DWs) in magnetic racetracks promise performance and reliability beyond that of conventional magnetic disk drives and solid state storage devices(1).

Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials - Liuyan Zhao, Caltech

Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 3:00 pm to Wed, Jan 20, 2016, 4:00 pm
Recently, there has been growing interest in electronic systems that exhibit both strong spin-orbit coupling and strong electron correlations.

Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials - Liuyan Zhao, Caltech

Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Recently, there has been growing interest in electronic systems that exhibit both strong spin-orbit coupling and strong electron correlations.

Search, discovery and measurements of the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel at CMS- Josh Bendavid, CERN

Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
The observation of a new particle with properties consistent with a Standard Model Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations in 2012 marked a major achievement in particle physics, fulfilling a major goal of the LHC program. Continuing measurements of the properties of the new boson constitute stringent tests of the Standard Model in...

Top quarks & beyond: probing new physics at the Large Hadron Collider- Louise Skinnari, CERN

Tue, Feb 2, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: The first run of the Large Hadron Collider has been a great success, most notably with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Despite the continued triumph of the Standard Model, important questions about how nature works on small scales remain unanswered. Top quarks play a central role in many extensions to the Standard Model proposed to...

Ultracold Quantum Matter of Strongly Dipolar Molecules - Sebastian Will, MIT

Thu, Jan 28, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Over the past decade, atomic quantum gases have successfully been employed as quantum simulators for strongly correlated many-body systems. However, the interactions between ultracold atoms typically have short-range character, limiting the spectrum of quantum phenomena to be explored.

Tailoring the flow of light at the nanoscale with hyperbolic metasurfaces - Alex High, Harvard University

Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Metamaterials, artificial optical media composed of sub-wavelength metallic and dielectric building blocks, can significantly enhance our ability to tailor the flow of light at nanoscale dimensions. However, three-dimensional (3D) metamaterials suffer from extreme propagation losses, limiting their practical utility.

A Light Dark Side - Yonit Hochberg, Berkeley

Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The exploration of dark matter beyond the WIMP is of vital importance towards resolving the identity of dark matter. Focusing on light dark matter, I will demonstrate this from two perspectives. From the theory side, I will present a new candidate for thermal dark matter in the form of Strongly Interacting Massive Particles (SIMPs).

Special seminar - Hao Ding, Tsinghua U., Bejing: "Exploring high-temperature superconductivity in FeSe/TiO2(001) heterostructure"

Fri, Jan 22, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Searching for new exotic quantum phenomena is one of the fundamental goals and driving forces of condensed matter physics. Recent advances in the atomic-scale controlled synthesis techniques enable us to design and fabricate heterostructures for generating new quantum states, such as the emergent high-temperature superconductivity (HTSC) in single...

Time-resolved optical probes of spin and valley physics in semiconductors - Luyi Yang, Los Alamos

Thu, Jan 21, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
dynamics of electrons and holes in semiconductors. The key to optical control is the strong spin-orbit selection rules that govern absorption near the bandgap, which permit photo-generation and detection of specific spin states (and in certain special cases, specific valley states).

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