Events Archive

Events Archive

EDI initiative "All Hands" meeting

Tue, Dec 7, 2021, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 2 pm - 3 pm

All working groups will present ~5-10 minutes of updates on their ongoing projects.  We're looking forward to seeing you all then!
(Check emails or the EDI Slack channel for an update on location and/or Zoom link.)


Biophysics Seminar: Andrew Gordus, Johns Hopkins University| Untangling the web of behaviors used in spider orb-weaving

Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 12:30 pm

Many innate behaviors are the result of multiple sensorimotor programs that are dynamically coordinated to produce higher-order behaviors such as courtship or architecture. Extended phenotypes such as architecture are especially useful for ethological study because the structure itself is a physical record of behavioral intent.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

PGI Fall Seminar Series| Sam Gralla| University of Arizona|"Surprises in Gravitational Scattering"

Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 12:30 pm

What happens when two masses scatter?  This deceptively simple question has produced a series of surprises that touch on deep issues in general relativity, such as the localizability of gravitational field energy, the notion of asymptotic flatness at timelike infinity, and observability of particle position.

Princeton Quantum Colloquium: Surprises in High-Temperature Transport

Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 12:30 pm

One might expect high-temperature transport to be incoherent and diffusive. However, many experimentally relevant one-dimensional systems, such as the Heisenberg and Hubbard models, feature long-lived quasiparticles that give rise to anomalous transport.


HET | It from Qubit Conference | Workshop on Quantum Information and Spacetime | Wolfensohn Hall

Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 8:00 am to Wed, Dec 8, 2021, 6:00 pm

This workshop will focus on quantum gravity with the goal of unraveling the quantum mechanical structure of spacetime. The Scientific Program will be held in-person and also via Zoom and YouTube livestream.

This workshop is sponsored by the Simons Foundation It from Qubit collaboration and is followed by the collaboration Annual Meeting...


HET Seminar | Pieter Bomans | "One-dimensional sectors from the squashed three-sphere" | PCTS 407 & Zoom

Fri, Dec 3, 2021, 1:45 pm

 I will show that every three-dimensional N=4 superconformal field theory on the squashed sphere contains a set of protected operators whose correlation functions are governed by a one-dimensional theory.


Special Seminar, Dicke Candidate Shengkai Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Field-mediated Interaction in Active Matter" December 3, 2021, Jadwin 481

Fri, Dec 3, 2021, 10:00 am

Like most physical systems, in active matter, the characteristics of interaction play an important role. For example, the extent of attraction can switch a collective of particles from a homogeneous mixture to phase-separated clusters.


Special Seminar, Dicke Candidate Ako Jamil, Yale University, "Light and Charge Transport in Liquid Xenon Detectors for Rare Event Searches" December 2, 2021 Jadwin 481

Thu, Dec 2, 2021, 10:00 am

Noble Liquid Time Projection Chambers are ubiquitously used in the field of rare events searches such neutrinoless double beta decay or dark matter. A detailed understanding of light and charge transport in liquid xenon or liquid argon is of the utmost importance when modeling the performance of these experiments.


Assembling an optical tweezer array of fully quantum-state controlled polar molecules

Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 3:00 pm

The ability to control particles in the quantum regime at the individual particle level has been a long sought goal in the
realm of quantum science for the past few decades. Such individually controlled entities could then serve as building
blocks for quantum simulators and computers. Of the many quantum objects developed in...

Special Seminar w/Dicke candidate Giovanni Scuri (Harvard): “Engineering exciton properties in atomically thin semiconductors via the twist angle"

Special Seminar w/Dicke candidate Cheng Zang (Caltech): “The development and deployment of the first BICEP Array receiver at 30/40 GHz"

Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Special seminar with Dicke fellowship candidate: Cheng Zang, Caltech University

PRISM/PCCM Seminar "Dynamic Speckle Holography: Probing Strain Fields in Fractured Materials"

Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

Speaker: Prof. David Weitz, Harvard, Department of Physics 
Hosts: Prof. Sujit Datta and Prof. Pierre-Thomas Brun, Princeton CBE


Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tues, Nov 30, 4:30 pm, Jadwin A-06, Simone Warzel, TU-Munich, “The Spectral Gap in Fractional Hall Systems”

Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 4:30 pm

In this talk I will give an overview of recent progress regarding mathematical questions and proofs of the spectral properties of Haldane pseudo-potentials.


HEP-Dicke Candidate-Kiley Kennedy-Columbia-"Spotlight on Supersymmetry at the LHC: The First ATLAS Search for Displaced and Delayed Diphoton Resonances"

Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 3:30 pm

To date, LHC searches have provided no definitive evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM). What if we’re looking in the wrong place? Long-lived particles (LLPs) arise from a variety of well-motivated BSM theories.

HET Seminar | Masataka Watanabe | "Quantum Information Theory of the Gravitational Anomaly" | Location: Zoom

Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 1:45 pm

I am going to argue that the non-vanishing gravitational anomaly in 2D CFT obstructs the existence of the well-defined notion of entanglement. As a corollary, we will also see that the non-vanishing gravitational anomaly implies the non-existence of the lattice regulator generalising the Nielsen-Ninomiya theorem.


Natural Superlattice Design of Quantum Materials

Tue, Nov 30, 2021, 12:30 pm

Connecting theoretical models for exotic quantum states to real materials is a key goal in quantum materials synthesis.  Two-dimensional model systems have been proposed to host a wide variety of exotic phases- historically a number of techniques have been used to realize these including thin film growth and mechanical exfoliation.  We describe...


HET Seminar | Netta Engelhardt, MIT | "Finding Pythons in Unexpected Places" | Zoom

Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 2:30 pm

PGI Fall Seminar Series| Aaron Held| Princeton University|"Black Holes Beyond General Relativity: Shadows, Stability, and Nonlinear Evolution"

Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 12:30 pm


Guided by the principles of effective field theory, I will discuss three consecutive avenues to constrain physics beyond General Relativity with black-hole observations.

University is Closed

Fri, Nov 26, 2021, 8:17 am


Thu, Nov 25, 2021, 8:16 am