Events Archive

Events Archive

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tue, Oct 12, 4:30pm Jadwin A-06, Giorgio Cipolloni, PCTS, "Extension of Wigner's Vision to Quantum Chaos"

Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

After reviewing recent progress in random Hermitian and non-Hermitian matrix theory, we prove that eigenvectors of Wigner matrices satisfy the Eigenstate Thermalisation Hypothesis (ETH), which is a strong form of Quantum Unique ergodicity (QUE) with optimal speed of convergence.


HET Seminar | Patrick Jefferson, MIT | "New perspectives on 4D N=1 F-theory flux vacua with chiral matter" | PCTS 407 & via Zoom

Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 2:30 pm



PGI Fall Seminar Series|Zimo Sun|Princeton University| "Harish-Chandra characters, de Sitter Quasinormal Modes and Sphere Partition Functions"

Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 12:30 pm

Abstract: Harish-Chandra characters generalize the ordinary group characters  to infinite dimensional representations of noncompact Lie groups.

IAS High Energy Theory Seminar | Holmfridur Hannesdottir, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS | "Sequential Discontinuities of Scattering Amplitudes" | Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Fri, Oct 8, 2021, 1:45 pm

Abstract: In this talk, we explore new techniques to probe the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes in perturbative Quantum Field Theory. The goal of this approach is to leverage symmetries, limits, and analyticity in order to circumvent the explicit evaluation of multi-loop Feynman integrals.


Hamilton Colloquium Series, Howard Stone, Princeton University, "Classical fluid mechanics confronts modern research questions: Virus transport, a novel similarity solution, and an N-body problem"

Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 4:00 pm

I will provide a brief overview of recent projects in my group where we identify new analytical and physical features of flows common to modern research questions.


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Tuning the Elastic Properties of Lipid Nanoparticles for Efficient Delivery of RNA to Cells

Wed, Oct 6, 2021, 12:00 pm

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Jeffrey Schenker, Michigan State University, "Theory of Ergodic Quantum Processes"

Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 4:30 pm

Any discrete quantum process is represented by a sequence of quantum channels.


EDI initiative "All Hands" meeting

Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 5, 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.)


Condensed Matter Seminar/Toward Practical Quantum Advantage: Many-body Physics in the NISQ Era - Xiao Mi, Research Scientist, Google

IAS HET Seminar | Ignacio Cirac, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics | "Quantum Circuits, Cellular Automata and Tensor Networks" | Wolfensohn Hall

Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 2:30 pm

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.


PGI Fall Seminar Series|George Wong|Princeton University| "Probing Black Hole Spin and the Black Hole–Jet Connection"

Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 12:30 pm

The jet in M87 is likely powered by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy via the Blandford–Znajek (BZ) mechanism, through which energy can be siphoned away from a spinning black hole and converted into a Poynting flux jet.

HET Seminar | Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, University of Chicago | "Connecting CFTs via bootstrap deformations" | via Zoom

Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 1:45 pm

Abstract: In this talk I will explore the space of solutions to the conformal crossing equations. By recasting the conformal bootstrap as a non-linear optimization problem, we find an efficient way of converging to the solutions of these equations.


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Leveraging Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology to Make Concrete Greener and Tougher

Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 12:00 pm

Condensed Matter Seminar - TBD

Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 12:30 pm

IAS HET Seminar | Miguel Montero, Harvard University | "The anomaly that was not meant IIB" | Wolfensohn Hall & via Zoom

Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 2:30 pm

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.


PGI Fall Seminar Series|Andrew Chael|Princeton University|"Imaging Supermassive Black Hole Accretion Flows: Magnetic Fields, Jets, and Inner Shadows"

Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 12:30 pm



The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced images of both total intensity and polarized radiation from plasma around the supermassive black hole in M87 on event horizon scales.

Biophysics Seminar: Louise Jawerth, Leiden University| TBD|Zoom

Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 12:30 pm
Audience: A free lecture open to the public.

HET Seminar | Liam McAllister, Cornell | "Small Cosmological Constants in String Theory" | Wolfensohn Hall

Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 1:45 pm

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.


PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Interactions, Microstructure, Elasticity, and Aging of Colloidal Gels

Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at 12:00 noon in the Bowen Hall Auditorium for the next seminar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Eric Furst of the University of Delaware. A light lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. in the Bowen Hall Atrium immediately prior to the seminar.


Condensed Matter Seminar - "Interplay of correlations and topology in the narrow bands of twisted bilayer graphene" Oskar Vafek, Florida State University

Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 12:30 pm

I will present an overview of the current theoretical understanding of the remarkable phenomenology of the twisted bilayer graphene (TBG) near the magic angle.  This includes the early insights obtained using the 2D exponentially localized Wannier basis[1] which revealed a qualitative difference between the effect of the...