Events Archive

Events Archive

Summer Research Talk Series for Undergraduates

Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 12:30 pm

The EDI committee for undergraduate recruitment is starting up our summer research talk series aimed at undergraduates. The goal of this series is to have graduate students and post-docs give accessible talks about their research and how they got involved in their particular field.


Special Condensed Matter Seminar - Yichen Huang, MIT, "Entanglement dynamics from random product states at long times"

Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 2:00 pm

We study the entanglement dynamics of quantum many-body systems at long times.


HET Seminar | Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik | "Quantum Computing and the Difficulty of Simulating Quantum Many-Body Systems" | via Zoom

Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 2:30 pm

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FPO - Benjamin Weiner - "The Physics of Spatial Differentiation in Living Systems"

Wed, May 26, 2021, 4:00 pm

Living systems exhibit spatial differentiation at every scale, from the functional compartments within cells to the biogeography of multi-species communities.

EDI initiative "All Hands" meeting

Wed, May 26, 2021, 3:00 pm

All working groups will present ~5-10 minutes of updates on their ongoing projects.  We're looking forward to seeing you all then!
(Zoom link will be sent via departmental email and the EDI Slack channel.)

Condensed Matter Zoom Seminar | Srinivas Raghu, Stanford | "Lattice constructions of a web of dualities in 3 spacetime dimensions"

Wed, May 26, 2021, 2:00 pm

Duality transformations have played a major role in our modern understanding of quantum phenomena.  In 3 spacetime dimensions, familiar examples of duality transformations include 1) Goldstone modes of the XY model being dual to a photon, and 2) dualities involving statistical transmutation.  It has become clear recently that both of these...


Reunion event - Blasts from the Past: PU Physics Highlights 2016-2021

Fri, May 21, 2021, 4:30 pm





FPO - Average Phan - "Swarm Intelligence in Natural and Synthetic Lives"

Fri, May 21, 2021, 10:00 am

Real world phenomenon are inherently nonlinear and complex in a way that usually cannot be understood from first principle. Yet intelligence behaviors appear in biological systems, which are shaped by billions years of evolution, to solve natural challenges.

Condensed Matter Zoom Seminar | Andrea Young, UCSB | "Orbital magnetism in graphene heterostructures"

Wed, May 19, 2021, 2:00 pm

I will describe experiments probing magnetic states based on the spontaneous alignment of electron orbitals.


HET Seminar | Francis Brown, Oxford University | "Superstring Amplitudes in Genus 0 and Double Copy" | via Zoom

Mon, May 17, 2021, 2:30 pm

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HET Seminar | Anatoly Dymarsky, University of Kentucky | "Quantum codes, conformal field theories, and holography" | via Zoom

Fri, May 14, 2021, 1:45 pm

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FPO - Damon Binder - On N=6 Superconformal Field Theories

Fri, May 14, 2021, 10:00 am

In this thesis we study N = 6 superconformal field theories (SCFTs) in three dimensions. Such theories are highly constrained by supersymmetry, allowing many quantities to be computed exactly.

PCTS: Polarized Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes

FPO - Junyi Zhang - "Study of Phases of Matter: Dipolar Dimer Liquid and Topological Metamaterials with Odd Elasticity"

Wed, May 12, 2021, 10:00 am

Phases of matter are splendid, and get more complicated from physical systems to biochemical systems. Simple physics principles are proposed to categorise various phases of matter. The phys- ical principles are often exemplified by simple idealised models. When they are applied to more complicated biochemical systems, some generalisations may...

PCTS: Polarized Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes

PCTS: Polarized Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes

Biophysics Seminar: Justin Kinney, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory| Massively parallel assays, machine learning, and the biophysics of gene regulation| Zoom

Mon, May 10, 2021, 12:15 pm

Gene expression in all organisms is controlled by short DNA and RNA sequences called cis-regulatory elements (CREs). Proteins in the cellular milieu bind to nucleic acid sequences present within CREs, interact with one another, and thus form macromolecular complexes that modulate the expression of nearby genes.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

PCTS: Polarized Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes

Gravity Group Lunch Seminar | Yilun Guan (Pittsburgh) & Brandon Hensley (Princeton) "The ACT View of the Galactic Center"

Fri, May 7, 2021, 12:00 pm

We present new maps of the Galactic Center in total intensity and polarization made with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). We combine dedicated, arcminute-resolution ACT observations over a 32 deg^2 field with Planck intensity and polarization data at similar frequencies to produce maps with fidelity on both small and large angular scales...

EDI Seminar Series: Advancing Diversity at the PhD Level in Physics and Astronomy - Dr. Norman

Thu, May 6, 2021, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Dara Norman, a Full Scientist and Deputy Director of the Community Science and Data Center at the NSF’s National Optical and Infrared Astronomical Research Laboratory (NOIRLab)