Past Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:00am
Physics 278
Speaker: Alexandre Deur (Jefferson Lab)
We will discuss a correlation seen between the dark matter content and the ellipticity of elliptical galaxies. The analysis method for this investigation will be described and the origin of the correlation -whether it is physical or an observational/methodological bias- will be discussed. If of... Read More »
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Lisa Manning (Syracuse University)
For important biological functions such as wound healing, embryonic development, and cancer tumorogenesis, cells must initially rearrange and move over relatively large distances, like a liquid. Subsequently, these same tissues must undergo buckling and support shear stresses, like a solid. Our... Read More »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Pol Bernard Gossiaux (SUBATECH Nantes)
Discovering a new state of matter is always a major event for the scientific community. As the science moves forward, those new states are always more difficult to discover andand need increasing effort to be understood. The field of nuclear physics does not make exception to this rule: more then... Read More »
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Sara Haravifard (U. Chicago and Argonne NL)
SrCu2(BO3)2 (SCBO) has corner-sharing Cu2+ spin-1/2 dimers lying on a square lattice, corresponding to the two-dimensional Shastry-Sutherland model. I will present the results of the first single-crystal neutron scattering measurements at high pressure at the Spallation Neutron Source, which... Read More »
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Sara Haravifard (Univ of Chicago and ANL)
** Please note this event is on MONDAY not Wednesday. ** The interactions that define how spins arrange themselves in a material play a fundamental role in a wide variety of physical phenomena from quantum magnetism to quantum critical phenomena to exotic superconductivity. My talk will build on... Read More »
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:30pm
Physics 278
Speaker: Matt Toups (MIT)
There is a broad effort in the U.S. neutrino physics community to develop the technologies necessary to build a kiloton scale liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) detector for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE). Liquid argon scintillation light collection is an essential... Read More »

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Karl-Ludwig Kratz (Mainz U.)
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Matthieu Wyart (NYU)
Complex systems are characterized by an abundance of meta-stable states. To describe such systems statistically, one must understand how states are sampled, a difficult task in general when thermal equilibrium does not apply. This problem arises in various fields of science, and here I will focus... Read More »
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
Raleigh N.C.
Speaker: Felipe J. Llanes-Estrada (Universidad Complutense, Madrid)
The apparent finding of a 125-GeV light Higgs boson closes unitarity of the minimal Standard Model (SM), that is weakly interacting: this is an exceptional feature not generally true if new physics exists beyond the mass gap found at the LHC up to 700 GeV. Such new physics induces departures of the... Read More »
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Kun Zhao (UCLA)
** Please note this event is on MONDAY not Wednesday and will be held at 3:00pm not 3:30pm. ** Many complex mesoscopic systems, ranging from synthetic colloids to active biological cells, exhibit a rich variety of pattern-forming behavior. In this talk, I will show you how anisotropy in two model... Read More »

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