Past Events

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: Yonggang Ke, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
A key challenge in nanotechnology is to design and fabricate nanostructures and nanodevices, which can be used as general platforms for basic science research (e.g. material sciences, structural biology, molecular biology, etc.), and for practical applications. Owing largely to its programmable... Read More »
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Prof. Eric Braaten (The Ohio State University)
The particle that makes up the dark matter of the universe could be an extremely light boson called the axion.A significant fraction of the axion dark matter could be in the form of bound Bose-Einstein condensates of axions.The condensates are called "axion stars" if they are bound by gravity and "... Read More »
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Latifa Elouadrhiri (Jefferson Lab)
"The pressure distribution inside the proton" The origin of quark confinement is one of the most important questions in modern particle and nuclear physics because confinement is at the core of what makes the proton a stable particle and thus provides stability to the Universe. The internal quark... Read More »
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Florent Krzakala (University Pierre et Marie Curie)
"Some tricks from theoretical physics to solve some computer problems" The study of disordered system in statistical mechanics has stimulated a large amount of theoretical activity. While spin glass materials are still not fully understood, their theoretical analysis has spawned powerful techniques... Read More »
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Jessica McIver (Caltech)
"Exploring the Universe with gravitational waves" Large-scale interferometric detectors including LIGO and Virgo sense gravitational waves; minuscule fluctuations in space-time from the most extreme phenomena in the Universe. The first detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole... Read More »
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Gross Hall 103
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborova (French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission)
"Statistical physics of computational problems" - What are the problems we can solve using a computer? is one of the very fundamental questions in science. We will describe how do we use statistical physics to address this question. We will discuss what insights does physics bring to the field of... Read More »
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
Gross Hall 103
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborova (French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission)
"Statistical physics of computational problems" What are the problems we can solve using a computer? is one of the very fundamental question in science. We will describe how do we use statistical physics to address this question. We will discuss what insights does physics bring to the field of... Read More »
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Elisa Chisari (University of Oxford)
"Cosmology with weak gravitational lensing: challenges and opportunities" 69% of the energy density of the Universe today is in the form of a mysterious dark energy component which seems to be driving its accelerated expansion. To elucidate the nature of this component, and to assess whether it is... Read More »
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Zohreh Davoudi (University of Maryland)
"The Road to Nuclear Physics from Standard Model" At the core of nuclear physics is to make predictions for complex phenomena occurring in the hottest and densest environments in nature, to determine how ordinary matter interacts with mysterious dark matter or other new particles, and to reveal any... Read More »
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Yao-Yuan Mao (University of Pittsburgh)
"Linking galaxies with dark matter structures" In our standard model of cosmology, dark matter constitutes the cosmic structures, commonly known as halos, that galaxies form within. The relation between visible galaxies and dark matter halos not only informs us of how galaxies form and evolve, but... Read More »

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