Events Archive

Physics Colloquium - Is it the Higgs Boson?
Thu, Sep 20, 2012, 4:30 pm5:30 pm
Jim Olsen On July 4 the CMS and ATLAS experiments operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle with a mass of 125 GeV. From its observed decay to two photons, we know this particle has intrinsic spin equal to 0 or 2, and must therefore be a boson. There is also strong…
High Energy Theory Seminar - Simone Giombi - Princeton University - "Chern-Simons vector models and higher spin theories"
Mon, Sep 17, 2012, 2:30 pm3:30 pm
I will review recent progress in uncovering the dualities between 3-dimensional large N vector models coupled to Chern-Simons gauge fields and higher spin gravity theories in 4-dimensional AdS space.

Special Seminar- by Neta Bahcall
Wed, Aug 8, 2012, 4:15 pmMon, Aug 6, 2012, 6:00 pm
Special Seminar by Neta Bahcall on cosmology (dark matter) and neutrinos (story of John Bahcall and Ray Davis, a presentation to the Italian high school students of the Gran Sasso-Princeton Physics Summer School.

Condensed Matter Seminar - Dr. Justin J.T. Ye, University of Tokyo
Mon, Aug 6, 2012, 1:30 pm2:45 pm
"Driving metal-insulator transitions by liquid gating”

Special Seminar: US-China Trade and its Global Impact, Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Mon, Jul 23, 2012, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
In a global economy, role of US, China, and India is becoming increasingly important. Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a noted India academician, politician, and economist, a former professor at Harvard and Indian Institute of Technology, one of the longest serving parliamentarian, and a former federal Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Law in India, talks…
Open to the Public
**Special PCTS Seminar** - Prof. Chris Tully - Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 3:00 pmFri, Jul 6, 2012, 6:00 pm

**Special PCTS Seminar**
Mon, Jul 9, 2012, 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Professor Chris Tully, Princeton University, Discovery of the Higgs Boson PCTS,Seminar Room, 407 Jadwin Hall

Class Day Reception
Mon, Jun 4, 2012, 2:45 pm5:00 pm
June 4th

Special Reunion Seminar: The Joy of Physics: A Recital of Entertaining Physics Demonstrations
Fri, Jun 1, 2012, 4:30 pm5:30 pm
The Princeton Physics Department has a longstanding tradition of teaching physical concepts through live demonstrations. This lecture will present some of the "greatest hits" from the department's extensive catalog of physics demonstrations. Included will be perennial favorites such as the Monkey Shoot, the Nose Pendulum, the Glass…
Particle-Astro Special Seminar
Tue, May 29, 2012, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Special Seminar: “Detecting WIMPs using molecular biology methods” Andrzej Drukier Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) may make up most of the matter in the universe. While there are intriguing results from DAMA/LIBRA, CoGENT and CRESST-II, there is not yet a compelling detection of dark matter. The ability to detect direction of…
Quantum Sciences Seminar - C. Kloeffel, University of Basel, Switzerland - Strong spin-orbit interaction and helical hole states in Ge/Si nanowires
Wed, May 23, 2012, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

I will present our recent work [1], where we study theoretically the low-energy hole states of Ge/Si core/shell nanowires. The low-energy valence band is quasidegenerate, formed by two doublets of different orbital angular momenta, and can be controlled via the relative shell thickness and via external fields. We find that direct (dipolar)…

Condensed Matter Seminar, Dr. Sungkun Hong, "Nanoscale Magnetic Imaging Using Single Electronic Spins in Diamond"
Mon, May 21, 2012, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
It has been a long standing goal to detect individual spins with nanoscale spatial resolution. Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers have recently been considered as an promising candidate for such sensing, as their spins have long coherence times even at room temperature and are localized on atomic lengthscales. In this talk I will present our…
High Energy Theory Seminar - IAS - Adam Rej, IAS - “Integrability of the Deformed CP^{N-1} Sigma Model”
Fri, May 18, 2012, 1:30 pm2:30 pm
In this talk I will discuss a deformation of the CP^{N-1} sigma model. Bosonic and fermonic formulations of the deformed model will be presented and conditions for which the theory appears to be quantum integrability will be spelled out. Interestingly, the N=4 fermonic model appears in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Quantum Sciences Seminar Series - Jacob M. Taylor (JQI/NIST) - Photons and phonons for quantum simulation and metrology
Mon, May 14, 2012, 1:00 pm2:30 pm

Advances in high quality optical, electrical, and mechanical systems have led to the observation of quantum coupling between photons and phonons in both the radio frequency and optical domain. This opens up new frontiers, including circuit quantum electrodynamics, ground state cooling of macroscopic mechanical systems, and the coherent…