Events Archive

Special Seminar, Tuesday Dec. 12 @ 4:00pm, Jadwin 303,Leire Larizgoitia, "NuESS, A New Opportunity for CEvNS at the ESS"
Tue, Dec 12, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The recent detection of the coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEνNS) opens the possibility to detect neutrinos with small-size detectors and with different techniques, opening a new window to explore possible BSM physics.

The CEνNS process generates signals at the few-keV level, requiring sensitive detection…

Dark Cosmos Seminar - Decoding Dark Matter through the Lens of Machine Learning - Jadwin Joseph Henry room - 4 PM
Tue, Dec 12, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The particle nature of dark matter and its role in galactic structure formation, especially at the small scales, are among the greatest outstanding questions in Lambda-CDM cosmology. Notable challenges include the core-cusp problem in dwarf galaxies and the potential discrepancies in the high-redshift galaxy abundance observed by the James Webb…

Faculty, post docs, grads
Special Seminar - Building topological materials from thermodynamic topological defects - Jadwin 343 - 1 PM
Tue, Dec 12, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Topological defects in thermodynamic phases are characterized by winding
numbers of order parameters. Similarly, topological phases in the tenfold
classification of insulators and superconductors are characterized by Chern and
winding numbers. We show that both situations can be described by a single
formalism, using…

Faculty, post docs, grads
Tranquil Tuesday
Tue, Dec 12, 2023, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Escape the reading week hustle and holiday season stress by joining us for Tranquil Tuesday!

Date: Dec. 12th

Time: 12pm

Location: Joseph Henry Room, 1st floor

This exclusive event is designed for ALL members of the physics…

Faculty, Staff, Grads, Postdocs, Undergrads
Special Seminar - Non-Bloch band theory in arbitrary dimensions: the stable and the fragile - Jadwin A09 - 2 PM
Mon, Dec 11, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The non-Hermitian skin effect (NHSE) is a phenomenon that occurs in non-Hermitian lattice systems, in which eigenstates are massively squeezed to the boundary. In our recent works, we propose a universal solution to the NHSE under open boundary condition in any spatial dimensions (arXiv: 2212.11743), borrowing the concept of amoeba from…

Faculty, post docs, grads
Biophysics Seminar: Daniel Goldman | Georgia Institute of Technology | Life at Low Coasting Number
Mon, Dec 11, 2023, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

In 1974 Purcell authored a paper “Life at Low Reynolds Number” to describe the counterintuitive world of microscopic organisms in which viscous dissipation so dominates inertia that “coasting” is impossible, and that the geometry of a path in an internal movement space dominates self-propulsion. It is typically assumed that a key difference…

A free lecture open to the public.
Princeton Gravity Initiative - Symmetry Algebras and Black Holes in Self Dual Gravity - Noah Miller - Harvard University
Mon, Dec 11, 2023, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

This talk will explore recent insights into the structure of classical self dual gravity and non-Kerr-Newman black holes from the study of celestial holography and scattering amplitudes. “Self dual gravity” refers to a theory in which the Riemann curvature 2-form is required to be invariant under the Hodge star operator. Such spacetimes are…

Faculty, post docs, grads
IAS HET Seminar | Qianshu Lu, Institute for Advanced Study | “The Quality/Cosmology Tension for a Post-Inflation QCD Axion” | Bloomberg Lecture Hall (IAS) & Zoom
Fri, Dec 8, 2023, 11:00 am12:00 pm

 Post-inflationary QCD axion is an attractive solution to the Strong CP problem because of the possibility to uniquely predict the axion mass if axion makes up all of dark matter. On the other hand, QCD axion models often suffer from the so-called axion quality problem, where the axion shift symmetry is…

Special Seminar w/Dicke Candidate Aashrita Mangu(UC Berkeley): Mapping the cosmic microwave background with Simons Observatory, Dec 6, 2023 at 1:00pm, JH Room
Wed, Dec 6, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a powerful probe into the history of our universe. The Simons Observatory (SO) is a currently-deploying CMB survey located in the Atacama Desert in Chile at an elevation of 5200 meters, consisting of an array of three 0.42-meter small aperture telescopes (SATs) and one 6-meter…

Dark Cosmos - Stringent constraints on intra-galactic substructure and the primordial power spectrum from ultra-faint dwarf dynamics - Joseph Henry - 4 PM
Tue, Dec 5, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Decades of direct, indirect and collider searches of dark matter have set stringent constraints pushing us to entertain the possibility that dark matter interacts with us purely gravitationally. In this nightmare scenario, the underlying particle physics of dark matter as well as our cosmological history could still be discerned purely…

Faculty, post docs, grads
IAS HET Seminar | Erez Urbach, Weizmann Institute of Science | “The Black Hole/String Transition in anti de Sitter Space” | Bloomberg Lecture Hall (IAS) & Zoom
Mon, Dec 4, 2023, 2:30 pm3:30 pm

String stars, or Horowitz-Polchinski solutions, are string theory saddles with normalizable condensates of thermal-winding strings. In the past, string stars were offered as a possible description of stringy (Euclidean) black holes in asymptotically flat spacetime, close to the Hagedorn temperature. I will discuss the…

Dicke Candidate - The Magic Family- Jadwin Hall 343 - 2 PM
Mon, Dec 4, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Strong interactions between electrons in solids lead to emergent quantum phenomena that can unveil important principles of physics. Recently, the observation of superconducting and correlated insulator states in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene has promoted two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures as a novel platform for studying…

Princeton Gravity Initiative - Dynamics of gaseous stars - Juhi Jang (University of Southern California)
Mon, Dec 4, 2023, 12:30 pm1:30 pm

In astrophysical fluid dynamics, stars are considered as isolated fluid masses subject to self-gravity. A classical model of a self-gravitating Newtonian star is given by the gravitational Euler- Poisson system, while a relativistic star is modeled by the Einstein-Euler system. In the talk, I will review some recent progress on the local and…

Faculty, Postdocs, graduate students
Dicke Candidate-Yiran Zhang - Spin-Orbit Enhanced Superconductivity in Graphene Heterostructures - Jadwin 111 - 2 PM
Fri, Dec 1, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Two-dimensional materials, analogous to Lego on the atomic scale, offer unprecedented opportunities for designing exotic quantum phases through gating, stacking, and angle twisting. The unrivaled tunability gives rise to the flat electronic bands of moiré and crystalline graphene, promoting various correlated states including unconventional…

Hamilton Colloquium Series, Andrei Bernevig, Princeton, "Fractional Chern Insulators ", Nov 30th, Jadwin A10
Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

The Fractional Quantum Hall effect is one of the most fundamental phenomena of quantum physics. Under a very large magnetic field, and at fractional filling of a Landau level, when electrons are “supposed” (by simple band theory) to form a metal, one finds a gapped insulating state that is “topologically ordered” and hosts a huge array of…

A free lecture open to the public.
Dicke Candidate - Xing Yan Chen - A degenerate Fermi gas of polar molecules with tunable long-range interactions - Jadwin 111 - 11:15 AM
Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 11:00 am12:30 pm

Ultracold polar molecules provide a unique platform for simulating quantum many-body systems with long-range interactions. However, their complex internal structures and susceptibility to collisional losses present a significant challenge in both cooling them to quantum degeneracy and controlling their interactions. In this talk, I will present…

Special Seminar - Dicke Finalist - Farrah Simpson - The Search for the Vector-Like Quark, X5/3, at the Large Hadron Collider And the Future with the High Luminosity LHC
Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 10:00 am11:00 am

The discovery of the Higgs boson by the CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron
Collider (LHC) was a monumental achievement, as it confirmed one of the core predictions of the
Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. However, there are still many discrepancies within the
SM, motivating the need for new physics beyond…

Special Seminar w/Dicke Candidate Diego Venegas Vargas (UTK): "Final Results from the PROSPECT-I Reactor Antineutrino Experiment" , Nov 29, 2023 at 2:00pm, JH Room
Wed, Nov 29, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

The discovery of the neutrino stands as pivotal milestone in the annals of modern physics. Following the initial detection of neutrinos, a diverse array of experiments employing both natural and artificial sources of neutrinos have played a crucial role in shedding light on the elusive nature of these particles, including their intriguing…

Special Seminar - Dicke Finalist - Sam Bright-Thonney - Adventures in the LHC’s “Wild West” Era
Wed, Nov 29, 2023, 11:00 am12:00 pm

Despite a decade of careful searching, signs of new physics at the LHC remain maddeningly elusive. Without a clear frontrunner theory, a rich landscape of creative and innovative searches has emerged around two broad themes: using our detectors in unconventional ways to reconstruct challenging final states, and employing deep learning to gain…

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Tues, Nov 28, 4:30pm, Jadwin A07, Nikita Sopenko, IAS,"Anomalous Symmetries of Quantum Spin Chains and Generalization of Lieb-Schultz-Mattis Theorem"
Tue, Nov 28, 2023, 4:30 pm5:30 pm

I will discuss how symmetries of quantum spin systems can be realized. For a given realization of a symmetry group G of a 1d spin system, I will define the anomalous index that takes values in the cohomology H^4(BG) of the classifying space of the group. I will show that a G-invariant system with a non-trivial anomalous index can not have a…