Events Archive

PRISM/PCCM seminar: Chemically Controlled Shape-morphing of Elastic Sheets
Wed, Mar 23, 2022, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 12:00 noon for the webinar featuring Prof. Anna Balazs of The University of Pittsburgh.

Registration is required for this webinar:  Registration form(link is external)

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PRISM/PCCM seminar: Mid-Infrared Nanophotonics for Sensing and Nanoscale Manipulation
Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Registration is required. You can register using this form here(link is external).
All seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. in the Bowen Hall Auditorium Room 222. A light lunch is…

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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 am10:00 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. Further, particle concavity in shape-changing active systems can change…

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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 am10:00 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. In this talk I will present…

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Special Seminar w/Dicke candidate Giovanni Scuri (Harvard): “Engineering exciton properties in atomically thin semiconductors via the twist angle"
Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 1:30 pm1:30 pm

Special seminar with Dicke fellowship candidate: Giovanni Scuri, Harvard University

Abstract: The twist degree of freedom provides a powerful tool for engineering the electrical and optical properties of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures. In this talk, I will show how the twist angle between two…

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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 pm12:00 pm

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

The inflationary theory has been added into the picture of the well-established lambda cold dark matter (ΛCDM) standard model to explain the initial conditions of our universe. The quantum fluctuations in the early…

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PRISM/PCCM Seminar "Dynamic Speckle Holography: Probing Strain Fields in Fractured Materials"
Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

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

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PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Expanding the Compositional and Microstructural Space of Layered and 2D Materials (MAX phases and MXenes)
Wed, Nov 10, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 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.

This is a hybrid event—for…

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PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Elastohydrodynamic Friction: From Colloidal Networks to Haptic Materials
Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Abstract: The need to understand friction fundamentally at the microscale is increasingly important in technologies as diverse as soft robotics and consumer products. The first part of the talk focuses on the role of particle roughness in the rheology, structure, and dynamics of dense colloidal suspensions. Recent work from our group showed…

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PRISM/PCCM Webinar: Bespoke Biomaterials: Towards Personalized Tissue Mimics
Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Registration is required. You can register for this webinar using this form here.

Abstract: Each individual is unique, yet pharmaceutical companies design the same…

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PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Tuning the Elastic Properties of Lipid Nanoparticles for Efficient Delivery of RNA to Cells
Wed, Oct 6, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Registration is requiredYou can register using this form here(link is external).
Please note: All attendees must wear face coverings. Attendees at this event must be fully vaccinated against…

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PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Leveraging Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology to Make Concrete Greener and Tougher
Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Registration is requiredYou can register using this form here(link is external).

Speaker:  Dr. Ange-Therese Akono, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and…

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PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR: Interactions, Microstructure, Elasticity, and Aging of Colloidal Gels
Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 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.

Registration is required. 

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PRISM/PCCM Fall '21 Seminar Series Webinar, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lihua Jin, University of California, Los Angeles
Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Please join us Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at 12:00 noon for the next webinar of the PRISM/PCCM Fall ’21 Seminar Series featuring Prof. Lihua Jin of University of California, Los Angeles.

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A PGI Special Seminar, "What's on the horizon? A discussion on the scientific prospects of the next-generation Event Horizon Telescope"
Wed, Mar 10, 2021, 3:00 pm3:00 pm

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced the first image of a black hole for M87, opening the possibility to test general relativity and our understanding of black hole accretion and high-energy plasma physics. 

As the community is preparing to take the next steps, we want to discuss current challenges and future prospects of…

Special Seminar / Spacetime wormholes / Henry Maxfield / University of California, Santa Barbara
Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Low-energy quantum gravity has recently shown itself to be surprisingly powerful. Gravity provides geometric descriptions of quantum phenomena, with no reference to a UV completion such as string theory. In particular, the information content of an evaporating black hole and its Hawking radiation can be calculated, shedding new light on the…

Special Seminar/ A strategy for progress in particle physics/ Isabel Garcia-Garcia / Kavil Institute
Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

 

From dark matter to the strong CP problem to the dynamics behind the weak scale, a variety of observations make for a compelling case that the Standard Model is an incomplete description of subatomic physics. Yet none of these puzzles provides unambiguous guidance on how we should proceed to find what comes next.I will argue that…

Special Seminar / Dark Matter Interactions in Condensed Matter Systems / Yonatan Kahn / University of Illinois
Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

 As the gravitational evidence accumulates inexorably that dark matter comprises the vast majority of the mass of the universe, the particle nature of dark matter remains a mystery. New laboratory experiments are being commissioned to probe dark matter lighter than the proton mass, but the signature of dark matter in these detectors relies…

Special Seminar / Perturbative and non-perturbative effects on cosmological observables / Victor Gorbenko / Stanford University
Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Initial conditions for the cosmological evolution of the universe remain one of the biggest unresolved puzzles in nature. A large set of ideas pertaining to this puzzle are based on the theory of inflation — a period of an exponentially fast expansion of space. Despite its conceptual success and a number of experimental confirmations…

Special Seminar/ Phase transitions in non-reciprocal matter / Michel Fruchart/University of Chicago
Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 1:00 pm1:00 pm

 

Out of equilibrium, the lack of reciprocity is the rule rather than the exception. Non-reciprocity occurs, for instance, in active matter, nonequilibrium systems, networks of neurons, social groups with conformist and contrarian members, and directional interface growth phenomena. While wave propagation in non-reciprocal media has…