Events Archive

Events Archive

David Weitz

Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Chris Tully

Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Chris Tully, Princeton University & IAS Title: LHC Status and Results

Anirvan Sengupta (Rutgers) - Title tba

Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Ralf Bundschuh (Ohio State) - Title tba

Mon, Apr 4, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Saul Perlmutter

Thu, Mar 31, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Albrecht Ott (Saarland) - Title tba

Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Nick Buchler (Duke) - Title tba

Mon, Mar 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

David Skinner

Mon, Mar 14, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: David Skinner, Perimeter Institute Title: Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space Abstract: I'll explain how to tie your shoelaces in three complex dimensions, and what that's got to do with BCFW recursion.

Xiao-Liang Qi Title: TBA

Mon, Mar 14, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: TBA

Sergei Dubovsky

Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Sergei Dubovsky, NYU Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Christophe Salomon

Thu, Mar 10, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Michael Douglas

Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Douglas, State University of New York, Stony Brook Title: Holographic Dual of Free Field Theory

Shinsei Ryu, Berkeley

Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

John Beggs (Indiana) - Condensed Gray Matter: Is the brain operating near a critical point?

Thomas Hartman

Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Thomas Hartman, IAS Title: Minimal Holography: Higher Spin Gravity from 2d CFTs

Y. Avron (Technion) Geometry of quantum response in open systems

Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
I shall describe a theory of adiabatic response for controlled open systems governed by Lindblad evolutions. The theory gives quantum response a geometric interpretation induced from the geometry of Hilbert space projections. For a two level system the metric turns out to be the Fubini-Study metric and the symplectic form the adiabatic curvature.

Chris Herzog

Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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\%

Hirosi Ooguri

Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Hirosi Ooguri, Caltech Title: Spatially Modulated Phases Abstract: In the large N_c QCD, it is expected that the generic finite density ground state breaks translational invariance. In this talk, I will show a spatially modulated instability exists in the Sakai-Sugimoto model.

Vijay Pande (Stanford) - Some Surprises in the Biophysics of Protein Dynamics

Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The self-assembly of proteins ("protein folding") is one of the key steps in the function of proteins, such as enzymes and antibodies. The mechanism by which this assembly occurs has been an outstanding question in molecular biophysics for decades. Also, protein misfolding has been linked to numerous diseases, such as Alzhemier's and Huntington'...