Events Archive

Events Archive

HET Seminar | David Meltzer, Cornell | "Dispersion Formulas for AdS/CFT and Inflation" | Zoom

Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 2:30 pm

Dispersion formulas explain how fundamental consistency conditions, such as causality and unitarity, constrain low-energy physical observables. In this talk I will discuss how dispersion formulas in Minkowski, de Sitter, and Anti-de Sitter space are related.

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PGI Fall Seminar Series|Hsin-Yu Chen-Einstein Fellow, MIT|"Gravitational-wave Multimessenger Observations from the Production of Gold to the Expansion of the Universe"

Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 12:30 pm

Over last six years, the LIGO-Virgo detections of gravitational waves from compact binary mergers have underlined their promise as an independent and powerful tool to explore the Universe.

EDI seminar with Kasey Wagoner: "Simons-NSBP Scholars Program"

Wed, Nov 17, 2021, 4:00 pm

Please join us for the first in-person installment of the Seminar Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted by the Department of Physics and the Department of Astrophysics. Guest speaker, Kasey Wagoner, will discuss the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program. 

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Fast Scramblers: from Black Holes to Computation on Encrypted Data

Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 12:30 pm

We examine the scrambling speed of random reversible classical circuits with long-range gates. In particular, we ask the following question: how short can a classical reversible circuit be and still represent ciphers that cannot be distinguished from a random permutation with a polynomial number of queries.

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IAS HET Seminar | Shai Chester, Weizmann Institute of Science | "Bootstrapping N = 4 super-Yang-Mills on the conformal manifold" | Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 2:30 pm

Abstract:  We study the = 4 SYM stress tensor multiplet 4-point function for any value of the complexified coupling tau, and in principle any gauge group (we focus on SU(2) and SU(3) for simplicity).

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Biophysics Seminar: Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology| Emergent phases of ecological diversity and dynamics mapped in microcosms

Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 12:30 pm

Natural ecological communities display striking features, such as high biodiversity and a wide range of dynamics, that have been difficult to explain in a unified framework.

Audience: A free lecture open to the public.
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PGI Fall Seminar Series| Stefan Czimek| Brown University|"The Characteristic Gluing Problem of General Relativity"

Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 12:30 pm

In this talk, we introduce and solve the characteristic gluing problem for the Einstein vacuum equations. We prove that obstructions to characteristic gluing come from an infinite-dimensional space of conservation laws along null hypersurfaces for the linearized equations at Minkowski.

IAS HET Seminar | Ahsan Z Khan, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | "TBA" | Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Hamilton Colloquium Series, Subir Sachdev, Harvard University, "Planckian Metals and Black Holes"

Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 4:00 pm

Many modern materials feature a “Planckian metal”: a phase of electronic quantum matter without quasiparticle excitations, and relaxation in a time of order Planck's constant divided by the absolute temperature.

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High Energy Physics Seminar- Xin Qian-BNL-"Search for an Anomalous Excess in Neutrino-Induced Interactions in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber"

Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

   The MicroBooNE experiment was designed primarily to explore the nature of the previously observed low-energy excess in electron neutrino candidates in the MiniBooNE experiment located in the Booster Neutrino Beamline at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Expanding the Compositional and Microstructural Space of Layered and 2D Materials (MAX phases and MXenes)

Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 12:00 noon in the Bowen Hall Auditorium for the next seminar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Christina Birkel of Arizona State University. A light lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. in the Bowen Hall Atrium immediately prior to the seminar.

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Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tue Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. Jadwin A-06 - Simon Becker, Courant Institute, "Mathematical Properties of Twisted Bilayer Graphene"

Tue, Nov 9, 2021, 4:30 pm

Twistronics is the study of how the angle (the twist) between layers of two-dimensional materials can change their electronic structure.

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Pseudo-Gauge Field in Dirac/Weyl Materials/ Chaoxing Liu/ Pennsylvania State University

HET Seminar | Minjae Cho | "A few applications of String Field Theory" | PCTS 407 & Zoom

Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 2:30 pm

String field theory is usually considered to be a difficult and complicated object to understand and study. However, due to its field-theoretic nature, it provides a useful framework to address physical questions which are in particular natural from field theory perspective.

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To Be Re-scheduled-Biophysics Seminar: Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania|TBD

Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 12:30 pm
Audience: A free lecture open to the public.
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PGI Fall Seminar Series| Georgios Moschidis| Princeton University|"The Instability of Anti-de Sitter Spacetime for the Einstein-scalar Field System"

Princeton Quantum Colloquium: "Many-body physics in the NISQ era": Professor Vedika Khemani (Stanford)

Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 12:30 pm

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HET Seminar | Victor Rodriguez | Postdoctoral Research Associate FFPF Fellow | "Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Aspects of 2D Type 0B String Theory" | PCTS (Room 407) & Zoom

Fri, Nov 5, 2021, 1:45 pm

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Hamilton Colloquium Series, Eliot Quataert, Princeton University, “Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves and the Origin of the Elements”

Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 4:00 pm

The discovery of compact object mergers by LIGO has opened up a new window into the Universe’s most exotic objects, neutron stars and black holes. Maximizing the scientific return of this new window requires connecting gravitational wave detections to the wealth of electromagnetic data on similar...

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Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tues, Nov 2, 4:30pm, Jadwin A06, Jacob Shapiro, Princeton University, “Depinning in the integer-valued Gaussian field and the BKT phase of the 2D Villain model”

Tue, Nov 2, 2021, 4:30 pm

It is shown that the Villain model of two-component spins over two dimensional lattices exhibits slow, non-summable, decay of correlations at any temperature at which the dual integer-valued Gaussian field exhibits depinning.

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