Events Archive

Events Archive

Seok Kim

Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Seok Kim, Seoul National University Title: Holography of mass-deformed M2-branes Abstract: We find and study the gravity duals of the supersymmetric vacua of mass-deformed N=6 Chern-Simons-matter theory for M2-branes. Propetries of the vacua and elementary excitations are discussed.

Pinghan Chu

Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Pinghan Chu Title: The Neutron EDM and the Dressed Spin

Jonathan Feng "WIMPS and beyond"

Thu, Feb 24, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: A quarter of the Universe is composed of dark matter, but the particle identity of dark matter remains a deep mystery. I will review recent progress in resolving this puzzle, focusing on several leading classes of dark matter candidates, including WIMPs and related possibilities.

Michelangelo Mangano

Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano, CERN Title: The First Year of the LHC: What We Have Learned

Sir Michael Berry (Univ Bristol) Singularity - dominated strong fluctuations

Tue, Feb 22, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
The fluctuations of a physical quantity can be described by its moments. In many cases, these diverge as an asymptotic parameter becomes large (or small), through the influence of geometric singularities. These large moments are described by power laws whose exponents can be determined from a knowledge of the singularities.

Steven Weinberg

Tue, Feb 22, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Speaker(s): Steven Weinberg, University of Texas at Austin Title: Pions in Large N Quantum Chromodynamics

Sir Michael Berry, Hamiltonian Lecturer

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

John Toner (U Oregon)-The flocks in you: liquid and crystalline flocking in cell membrane actin

Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Flocking - the collective motion of large numbers of organisms or other self-propelled entities - exhibits a number of strange and baffling phenomena.

Subir Sachdev

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Subir Sachdev, Harvard University Title: Fermi Surfaces and Gauge-Gravity Duality

Young Jin Kim

Fri, Feb 18, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Young Jin Kim at the Indiana University, Bloomington Title: An experimental search for the electron Electric Dipole Moment in Gadolinium Gallium Garnet

Hamilton Lecture-Sir Michael Berry-"Making light of mathematics"

Thu, Feb 17, 2011, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm




Simone Giombi

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR WILL BE IN 343 JADWIN Speaker: Simone Giombi, Perimeter Title: Precision tests of AdS/CFT integrability from strings in the AdS light-cone gauge

Sir Michael Berry, Hamiltonian Lecturer

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Erez Lieberman-Aiden (Harvard)-How the Genome Folds

Mon, Feb 14, 2011, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
I describe Hi-C, a novel technology for probing the three-dimensional architecture of whole genomes by coupling proximity-based ligation with massively parallel sequencing. Working with collaborators at the Broad Institute and UMass Medical School, we used Hi-C to construct spatial proximity maps of the human genome at a resolution of 1Mb.

Ho-Ung Yee

Fri, Feb 11, 2011, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Ho-Ung Yee Title: Waves of chiral anomaly in quark-gluon plasma Abstract: We will discuss recent proposals of having effects coming from triangle anomalies of QCD in the plasma created in relativistic heavy ion collisions, such as chiral magnetic effect, chiral shear waves and chiral magnetic waves.

David Stork-Ricoh Innovations "Computer vision and optics in the study of fine art"

Thu, Feb 10, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
New rigorous computer vision algorithms have shed light on a number of problems and controversies in the history and interpretation of fine art.

High Energy Physcis Seminar- Jocelyn Monroe-MIT

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Directional Detection for Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics"

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

Olaf Hohm

Tue, Feb 8, 2011, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Speaker: Olaf Hohm, MIT Title: Geometry of Double Field Theory

Oren Bergman

Mon, Feb 7, 2011, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Oren Bergman, Technion Title: A holographic quantum Hall fluid Abstract: TBA