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Special Seminar

From building blocks to large galaxies: Towards understanding the formation of the Milky Way - Anna Frebel, MIT- Special Seminar

Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Abstract: The early chemical evolution of the Galaxy and the Universe is vital to our understanding of a host of astrophysical phenomena. Since the oldest, most metal-poor stars are relics from the high-redshift universe; they probe the chemical and dynamical conditions of a time when large galaxies first began to assemble.

Special Seminar - Gene-Wei Li (UCSF)

Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"Principles underlying cellular protein production"
Audience: LSI, MOL, Biophysics.

Special Seminar:Solving the Relativistic Inverse Stellar Structure Problem - Lee Lindblom, Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech

Wed, Aug 14, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: The inverse stellar structure problem determines the equation of state of the stellar matter from a knowledge of the stars' observable macroscopic properties, like their masses and radii. This seminar will discuss different approaches to solving this problem, including some new results based on spectral methods.

Results of a Dark Matter Search with the Silicon Detectors of the CDMS II Experment - Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, MIT

From molecules to development: revealing simple rules of biological clocks - Qiong Yang, Stanford University

Tue, Mar 26, 2013, 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Organisms from cyanobacteria through vertebrates make use of biochemical and genetic oscillators to drive repetitive processes like cell cycle progression and vertebrate somitogenesis. Oscillators also allow organisms to anticipate natural environmental rhythms, as exemplified by the circadian clock.

Harnessing the Atom-like Properties of Single Spins in Diamond - Lee C. Bassett, Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation, University of Califor

Mon, Mar 25, 2013, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
The past decade has seen remarkable progress in the isolation and control of single spins in solid state devices. With electron spin coherence times in some materials now measured in seconds, single spins provide many features formerly unique to atomic systems in a form amenable to engineering complex integrated devices through semiconductor...

Towards a Predictive Science of Network-Based Systems - Dani Bassett - UCSB

Fri, Mar 8, 2013, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Abstract: Many real world systems utilize networks of mechanical, electrical, or informational signals to perform complex functions.

Physics Group Meeting IAS - Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS - “Locality and Unitarity from Positivity - Part 2”

New prospects for cold molecular physics - Kang-Kuen Ni - JILA

Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
The role of molecular spectroscopy in the broader interests of physics has evolved over the years. It was traditionally the study of molecular structure and its underlying quantum mechanics.

Condensed Matter Physics with Ultracold Atoms: from Mott Insulators to Topological Superfluids - Waseem Bakr - MIT

Mon, Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: Recent advances in probing and controlling ultracold atomic gases have allowed access to rich physics from the realm of condensed matter. In the first part of this talk, I will describe quantum gas microscopy, a new tool for imaging and manipulating strongly interacting quantum gases containing thousands of atoms at the single atom level.

Lessons from a high-Tc superfluid: probing local quantities in a strongly interacting Fermi gas - Yoav Sagi JILA

Tue, Dec 4, 2012, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The collective behavior of an ensemble of strongly interacting fermions is central to many physical systems including liquid 3He, high-Tc superconductors, quark-gluon plasma, neutron stars, and ultracold Fermi gases.

Special Seminar: US-China Trade and its Global Impact, Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Mon, Jul 23, 2012, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
In a global economy, role of US, China, and India is becoming increasingly important. Dr.
Audience: Open to the Public

**Special PCTS Seminar** - Prof. Chris Tully - Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 3:00 pm to Fri, Jul 6, 2012, 6:00 pm

**Special PCTS Seminar**

Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Professor Chris Tully, Princeton University, Discovery of the Higgs Boson PCTS,Seminar Room, 407 Jadwin Hall

Quantum Sciences Seminar - C. Kloeffel, University of Basel, Switzerland - Strong spin-orbit interaction and helical hole states in Ge/Si nanowires

Wed, May 23, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

I will present our recent work [1], where we study theoretically the low-energy hole states of Ge/Si core/shell nanowires. The low-energy valence band is quasidegenerate, formed by two doublets of different orbital angular momenta, and can be controlled via the relative shell thickness and via external fields.

Quantum Sciences Seminar Series - Jacob M. Taylor (JQI/NIST) - Photons and phonons for quantum simulation and metrology

Mon, May 14, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Advances in high quality optical, electrical, and mechanical systems have led to the observation of quantum coupling between photons and phonons in both the radio frequency and optical domain.

PPPL COLLOQUIUM: A Slightly Longer History of E=mc2, Or How I Came to Hate 4/3

Wed, May 2, 2012, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
According to popular mythology, the equivalence of mass and energy was suddenly conceived of and proven by Einstein in 1905. In fact, serious attempts to connect mass and energy went back at least to J.J. Thomson in 1881 and over the next two decades became the subject of numerous investigations by Maxwellians such as Heaviside, Abraham and...

Gravity Group Special Seminar, "Early Science from the Jansky Very Large Array"

Mon, Apr 30, 2012, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Speaker: Dale Frail, Assistant Director NRAO

Quantum Sciences Seminar - Greg Fuchs, Cornell University - Quantum control and coherence of single electronic and nuclear spins in diamond

Fri, Apr 6, 2012, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The spin of individual nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond is a promising solid-state platform for quantum information processing and precision metrology at room temperature. Understanding and using the built-in resources of these point defects is critical to achieving these goals. I’ll describe two experiments with that aim.

Quantum Sciences Seminar - Xuedong Hu, University of Buffalo - Optimizing Electron-spin-cavity coupling via a double quantum dot

Thu, Mar 29, 2012, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

We investigate how to couple an electron spin in a semiconductor double quantum dot to a microwave cavity via the electrically driven spin resonance technique. Spin degree of freedom is accessed here through either the spin-orbit interaction or an inhomogeneous magnetic field.