Events Archive

Events Archive

Tom Banks

Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Tom Banks Affiliation: University of California, Santa Cruz & Rutgers, The State University of NJ/IAS Title: A Quantum Theory of Stable de Sitter Space

Andrey Katz-UMD- "Jet substructure and the Search for Z' in Electroweak Boson Channels"

Thu, Dec 9, 2010, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: "Strongly coupled models at the TeV scale often predict one or more Z' bosons which have appreciable branching ratios into EW bosons. These Z's are usually believed to have multi-TeV mass due to electroweak precision constraints, placing them on the edge of the LHC discovery reach.

Giovanni Gallavotti , Title: Nonequilibrium: Thermostats, BBGKY Hierarchy, Fourier's Equation

Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Abstract: Review of rigorous results on thermostats. Families of exact formal solutions of the BBGKY hierarchy for hard sphere systems with free boundary conditions at collisions and Fourier equation emergence, to first order in the temperature difference, after boundary conditions are imposed.

Ofer Firstenberg

Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Ofer Firstenberg Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Title: Diffusion and Diffraction of Polaritons in Atomic Media

Alex Himmel-"Muon Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations at MINOS"

Tue, Dec 7, 2010, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
MINOS is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment with two detectors 734 km apart exposed to the Fermilab NuMI neutrino beam. By comparing the energy spectrum and beam composition at the two sites neutrino oscillations at L/E~500 km/GeV can be measured with precision.

Monica Guica

Tue, Dec 7, 2010, 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm
Speaker: Monica Guica, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies Title: Microscopic realization of the Kerr/CFT correspondence

Ashoke Sen

Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Ashoke Sen

Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: Wall Crossing from Boltzmann Black Hole Halos

Sebastian Schmidt

Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: Strongly correlated photons in coupled cavity/circuit QED systems Abstract: Motivated by the recent success of engineering strong light-matter interaction in various cavity/circuit QED architectures, there has been a surge of interest in realizing condensed matter-like systems with photonic systems.

Understanding Biological Fitness from First Principles - Eugene Shakhnovich Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Dusan Simic

Fri, Dec 3, 2010, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dusan Simic, Stanford Title: Metastable Warped Throats and Mini-Landscapes of String Vacua

Gavin Salam, CERN, Princeton & LPTHE Paris

Thu, Dec 2, 2010, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Peter Kleban, University of Maine

Wed, Dec 1, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Title“Hidden Symmetries at the Percolation Point in Two Dimensions

Rahul Roy

Wed, Dec 1, 2010, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Title & Abstract: TBA

Gary Horowitz

Mon, Nov 29, 2010, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Gary Horowitz Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara Title: The Role of Double Trace Deformations in AdS/CMT

From Molecular Motors to Membrane Proteins: Measuring Single Molecules with Optical Traps and Atomic Force Microscopes - Tom Perkins JILA, Universit

Michael Aizenman, Princeton University

Wed, Nov 24, 2010, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Title: "Rounding of 1st Order Quantum Phase Transitions in Low- Dimensional Systems with Quenched Disorder "

Emanuel Katz

Mon, Nov 22, 2010, 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker: Emanuel Katz Prof. at Boston University Title: CFT/AdS

Woowon Kang from the University of Chicago- "Experimental Study of Non-Abelian Statistics in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect"

Mon, Nov 22, 2010, 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Topological phases of matter, apart from being a fundamental phenomenon in quantum physics, has a potential application in fault tolerant quantum computation. The fractional quantum Hall effect to date is the most clearly established example of a topological phase. Topological phases are notable for possessing exotic particles as elementary...

Generating and Detecting Mechanical Force to Coordinate Cell Divison - Sophie Dumont Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School