Events Archive

Physics Department Recital
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 7:00 pm7:00 pm
The Gravity Initiative Spring Conference | Weak Gravity and Cosmic Censorship: Conjectures and Connections
Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 8:15 amFri, Apr 12, 2019, 4:00 pm

Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS; Oscar Campos Dias, University of Southampton, Mihalis Dafermos, Princeton; Frederik Denef, Columbia; Roberto Emparan, University of Barcelona; Isabel Garcia Garcia, UCSB; Gary Horowitz, UCSB; Jonathan Luk, Stanford; Hirosi Ooguri, CALTECH; Matt Reece, Harvard; Tom Rudelius, IAS; Ed Witten…

The Gravity Initiative Inaugural Meeting | PCTS Fourth Floor
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 9:00 am9:00 am

The Princeton Gravity Initiative was founded to elevate local research exploring the mysteries of gravity across the disciplines of mathematics, physics and astrophysics. Our inaugural conference celebrates this theme, bringing together leading experts from nearby institutions, and highlighting the work of the next…

Celebration of Frank Calaprice
Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 9:00 am9:00 am


9:00                      Arrive

9:30-10:30           Art McDonald, Queen's University & Aksel Halling, University of Alberta


Gravity Initiative Seminar, Eliu Huerta (UIUC) "Frontiers in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: Harnessing the Data Revolution with Gravitational Wave Astrophysics and Large Scale Astronomical Surveys"
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 2:30 pm2:30 pm

Abstract: The convergence of gravitational wave astrophysics, large scale astronomical surveys, deep learning and large scale computing provide an emergent paradigm to fully realize Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. I will present recent results of this program at the interface of numerical relativity and deep learning to increase the depth and…

Physics Pumpkin Toss 2018!
Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:30 pm3:30 pm
AND THE WINNER IS...          THE UNDERTAKERS! Congratulations to the Physics Undergrads who scored three perfect "10" pointers to sweep the competition!  Check out Princeton Facebook Live with 19,000 views.
Free and open to the public
Evnin Public Lecture - Nergis Mavalvala, MIT
Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 7:00 pm7:00 pm

The Evnin Lectures were established with a gift from Anthony B. Evnin '62 to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the critical roles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in all aspects of human endeavor. Since 1991, the Council on Science and Technology has invited luminaries in the fields of STEM and science…


CMB Cosmology for Kids!
Sat, Sep 8, 2018, 10:00 am10:00 am

Come make speakers, play with polarizers, take cool thermal images, and learn why and how scientists take their telescopes to the edges of the world to the beginning of the universe!

This is a free event that is sponsored by the CMB-S4 collaboration and Princeton University. It is intended for middle-school students, but it will be…

Kevin Pisciella (EHS) "A Discussion: Emergency Preparedness for the Campus Community"
Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Kevin Pisciella (EHS) and Captain Creegan (DPS) will talk with us regarding how we can prepare for different types of campus emergencies. This will provide you with an opportunity to talk about actions you can take to enhance your safety and the safety of others during an emergency, as well as how to stay informed leading up to, during and…

"Physics from a Firehose, a Rapid Tour of Lecture Demonstrations"
Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 4:00 pm4:00 pm


Princeton Research Day
Thu, May 10, 2018, 11:30 am11:30 am

Please support our students on Research Day at Frist Campus Center.  A schedule of events can be found here.

Students participating:

Joe Abate
Grace Sommers
Bianca Swidler
Sara Anjum

Physics Recital
Fri, Apr 27, 2018, 7:00 pm7:00 pm

Here is a partial list of our performers for the evening:

Lauren McGough

Grace C. McKenzie-Smith

Steven S. Gubser

David Liao

Yinan Zhang

Bill Yan Huang

Simons Observatory, Detectors Design Review, Jadwin 202
Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 8:30 am8:30 am
Dicke Candidate Seminar | William Terrano | "Exploring New Physics with Fermionic Spins" | Jadwin A09
Wed, Jan 10, 2018, 2:00 pm2:00 pm

Abstract:   Precision measurements of large, coherent ensembles of aligned fermionic spins are powerful probes of many fundamental physics question, such as tests of Lorentz violation, one of the pillars of general relativity; searches for new sources of CP-violation to explain the baryon asymmetry of the universe; and probes of high energy…


Dicke Candidate Seminar | Zurab Guguchia | "Probing the superconducting and magnetic properties of strongly correlated and topologically non-trivial materials" | Jadwin 303
Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 4:00 pm4:00 pm

In this talk a selection of some results of the hydrostatic pressure and impurity effects on structural, magnetic
and superconducting properties in the stripe phase of La214 cuprates [1] and in the Weyl semimetal phase of
MoTe2 [2] will be presented.
Cuprate high-temperature superconductors (HTSs) have complex phase diagrams…


Dicke Fellowship candidate seminar: Xiaomeng Liu, Harvard; "Exciton condensation in graphene double-layer heterostructure"
Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 1:30 pm1:30 pm

Excitons are electron-hole pairs bound by the Coulomb attraction, which can form Bose-Einstein condensates at low temperatures. By placing electrons and holes in spatially separated layers, a double-layer electronic system prevents electron-hole recombination and enables exciton condensation in equilibrium. Recent development of 2D material…


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Dicke Candidate Seminar | Claudio Savarese | "A Novel Light Detector for DarkSide-20K" | Jadwin A09
Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 2:30 pm2:30 pm

Abstract:  The DarkSide collaboration aims for a dark matter direct detection using Argon-based dual-phase Time
Projection Chambers (TPCs), capable of observing both the scintillation and the ionization signals of
recoiling nuclei. The DarkSide “zero-background” strategy exploits the pulse shape discrimination
intrinsic of…