Events Archive

Special Seminar

The Computational Challenges of Connectomics

Fri, Mar 16, 2012, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
According to a doctrine known as connectionism, brain function and dysfunction depend primarily on patterns of connectivity between neurons. Connectionism has been explored theoretically with mathematical models of neural networks since the 1940s. It has proved difficult to test these models through activity measurements alone.

Osamu Tajima, "Road to primordial B-modes -- KEK's strategy for CMB polarization"

Mon, Feb 27, 2012, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
ABSTRACT: Precise measurements of cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization, especially its odd-parity patterns (B-modes) at large angular scale, prove a scenario of inflationary universe. Many experiments are aiming to detect them.

Condensed Matter/High Energy Theory Seminar - Zhengcheng Gu, KITP - Duality between symmetry protected topological order & intrinsic topological order

Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Symmetry protected topological(SPT) phase is a generalization of topological insulator(TI). Different from the intrinsic topological phase, e.g., the fractional quantum hall(FQH) phase, SPT phase is only distinguishable from a trivial disordered phase when certain symmetry is preserved.

Special Seminar "The POLARBEAR Experiment"

Wed, Jan 4, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zigmund Kermish, UC Berkeley Abstract:We present the design and characterization of the POLARBEAR experiment.

The Cosmic Ray Climate Connection - From Geological time scales to the 20th Century - Prof. Nir Shaviv - Racah Institute of Physics

Mon, Aug 8, 2011, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Abstract: Cosmic Rays affect the climate though changes in the atmospheric ionization. This emerging theory is supported by evidence which has been accumulating over the past decade or so.

Experimental gravity with LIGO - Sam Waldman - Special Seminar

Tue, Mar 1, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The direct detection of gravitational waves (GWs) offers a revolutionary new probe of the most energetic processes in the universe and a test of general relativity in new regimes. The 4 km long LIGO interferometers have demonstrated the sub-attometer displacement sensitivity (< 10^{-18} m/ Hz^{1/2}) and continuous operation (> 75\%

Coherent Manipulations with Ultrafast Pulses and Trapped Ions: Special Seminar given by Wes Campbell

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The field of quantum information science promises computational methods that are more efficient than classical algorithms for certain calculations. In particular, the use of a well-controlled quantum

Quantum Information with Atoms and Light- Given by Steven Olmschenk

Fri, Feb 4, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: Rapid progress in coherent control of single trapped atomic ions and ensembles of ultracold atoms in optical lattices has enabled more precise atomic physics measurements, a probe of fundamental quantum

Special Seminar - Itay Yavin - "Very Weak Interactions"

Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Abstract: What lies beyond the Standard Model of particle physics? Are there very weakly interacting forms of matter and forces waiting to be discovered? In this talk I will describe some of the efforts underway to detect very weakly interacting particles, from dark matter to new forces.

Dr. Benjamin Lev - Exploring Strongly Correlated Matter with Exotic Atoms, Atom Chips, and Cavity QED

Tue, Feb 1, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Advances in the quantum manipulation of ultracold atomic gases are opening a new frontier in the quest to better understand strongly correlated matter.

David Weld - Thermometry and Cooling with Ultracold Spin Mixtures in Optical Lattices

Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Abstract: Ultracold atoms in optical lattices are expected to exhibit correlated magnetic quantum phases, but only below a Curie or Néel temperature which is typically less than 1 nanoKelvin. Realization and measurement of this low temperature is the most challenging obstacle on the path towards observation of quantum magnetism in lattice-trapped...

Sepcial Seminar - David Weld

Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 1:30 pm to Fri, Jan 14, 2011, 3:30 pm

Jeremy England - Analytical Approaches to the Protein Folding Problem

The Scientist in Society, Jeremiah Ostriker

Fri, Jan 7, 2011, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Responsbile Conduct of Research Training

Audience: First & Second Year Graduate Students

Dan Ward

Fri, Dec 17, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Ward Affiliation: Rice Title: Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular Nanojunctions

Neutrino Detection with Liquid Argon - Joshua Spitz Yale University PFEP SEMINAR

Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technol-ogy offers exceptional position resolution, total-absorption calorimetry, scalability, and efficient particle identification for neutrino detection.

Publishing and Data Rights: Ethics and Good Practive, Jill Knapp

Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 3:30 pm to Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 6:00 pm

Ofer Firstenberg

Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Ofer Firstenberg Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Title: Diffusion and Diffraction of Polaritons in Atomic Media

Grants and Financial Issues, Stewart Smith

Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Audience: First & Second Year Grad Students

Errors, Negligence and Misconduct - Curt Callan

Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Audience: First & Second Year Graduate Students