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Princeton University Holiday Lecture- Good Vibrations, How We Communicate
Sat, Dec 18, 2010, 1:00 pm4:00 pm




Princeton University Holiday Lecture- Good Vibrations, How We Communicate
Sat, Dec 18, 2010, 10:00 am12:00 pm




Dan Ward
Fri, Dec 17, 2010, 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Dan Ward Affiliation: Rice Title: Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular Nanojunctions Abstract: Electrical conduction at the single molecule scale has been studied extensively with molecular nanojunctions. However, our understanding is hindered by a lack of methods for simultaneous local imaging or spectroscopy to…
Neutrino Detection with Liquid Argon - Joshua Spitz Yale University PFEP SEMINAR
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technol-ogy offers exceptional position resolution, total-absorption calorimetry, scalability, and efficient particle identification for neutrino detection. ArgoNeuT, a 170 liter LArTPC neu-trino detector set in the NuMI neutrino beamline at Fermilab, has recently collected thousands of low energy (~3…
Enrico Pajer
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 11:00 am12:00 pm
Speaker: Enrico Pajer, Cornell Title: Resonant Non-Gaussianity

Mathieu Lewin (Universite de Cergy-Pointoise) "Geometric methods for nonlinear quantum many-body systems"
Tue, Dec 14, 2010, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Geometric techniques have played an important role in the seventies, for the study of the spectrum of many-body Schrödinger operators. In this talk I will present a formalism which also allows to study nonlinear systems. I will in particular define a weak topology on many-body states, which appropriately describes the physical behavior of the…
Seth Zenz- "Track Jets and their Applications: Soft QCD, Jet Quenching, and Beyond"
Tue, Dec 14, 2010, 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Jets produced in collisions at the CERN LHC can be reconstructed using the charged-particle tracks measured in the ATLAS Inner Detector. Jets are produced copiously at the LHC, and can be used to study the details of the strong interaction, the hot dense medium produced in heavy ion collisions, and new fundamental particles. Track-based jet…
Dam Thanh Son
Mon, Dec 13, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker(s): Dam Thanh Son, University of Washington Title: Deconstructing Holographic Liquids

Publishing and Data Rights: Ethics and Good Practive, Jill Knapp
Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 3:30 pmFri, Nov 12, 2010, 6:00 pm

Tom Banks
Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 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 pm3:00 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. In my talk I will discuss the possibility of…
Giovanni Gallavotti , Title: Nonequilibrium: Thermostats, BBGKY Hierarchy, Fourier's Equation
Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 2:00 pm6:00 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. Formal means that the solutions are given by…
Ofer Firstenberg
Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Speaker: Ofer Firstenberg Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Title: Diffusion and Diffraction of Polaritons in Atomic Media Abstract: We investigate the non-local optical response in a medium of diffusing atoms, where the spectra exhibit motional broadening and narrowing features. Light-matter polaritons traversing the…
Alex Himmel-"Muon Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillations at MINOS"
Tue, Dec 7, 2010, 3:00 pm4:00 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. We present measurements of the atmospheric mass splitting and mixing…
Monica Guica
Tue, Dec 7, 2010, 12:40 pm1:40 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 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Ashoke Sen
Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 2:45 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: Wall Crossing from Boltzmann Black Hole Halos Abstract: By representing the potentially unstable bound states as multi-centered black hole solutions in N=2 supergravity, we provide explicit formula for the change in the (refined) index across a wall of marginal stability. The main physical insight behind our…
Sebastian Schmidt
Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 1:15 pm6:00 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. One of the most…