Past Events

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
Physics 278
Speaker: Shunsuku Horiuchi, Virginia Tech
It has been unknown whether most massive stars end their lives as supernova explosions, or whether a significant fraction collapse to black holes with only a limited optical transient. I will discuss recent supernova simulation results and on-going observational studies which is starting to paint a... Read More »
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:00am
Physics 298
Speaker: Francesco Ciccarello (NEST Pisa and University of Palermo, Italy)
The spectral density (SD) function has a central role in the study of open quantum systems (OQSs). We show a spectroscopic method for measuring the SD, requiring neither the OQS to be initially excited nor its time evolution to be tracked in time, which is not limited to the weak-coupling regime.... Read More »
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:00am
Physics 298
Speaker: Fu-Jiun Jiang (National Taiwan Normal University)
Using first principles quantum Monte Carlo simulations and the methods developed in arXiv:1502.02980, we study the real-time dynamics of large open quantum spin systems in two-spatial dimensions. In particular, the dynamics of the considered systems is entirely driven by dissipative processes.... Read More »
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00am
Physics 128
Term I classes begin
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Fred MacKintosh (VU University)
"Phase transitions and non-equilibrium behavior in biological systems" The mechanics of cells and tissues is largely governed by scaffolds of filamentous proteins such as collagen. Evidence is emerging that such structures can exhibit rich mechanical phase behavior. A classic example of a... Read More »
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: John Spence (Arizona State Univ)
"Femtosecond Hard X-ray Lasers for Imaging Atomic Structure and Dynamics" The recent invention of the hard X-ray laser has created a host of new opportunities for the study of atomic processes and dynamics in many fields. Since the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) started operation in late 2009... Read More »
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Environment Hall Field Auditorium
Speaker: Oak Ridge Natl Lab Directors
Please register to participate in the Duke-Oak Ridge Collaboration Building event, designed (in collaboration with Larry Carin and Robert Calderbank) to provide information about how to connect with Oak Ridge National Labs which can possibly benefit you in multiple ways through opportunities to... Read More »
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guided by Duke physicists. Everyone welcome. Weather dependent
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
Speaker: Michele Del Zotto, Harvard University
Duke - UNC joint seminar at UNC, Philips 277.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:30am
Physics 130
Spring session of a series of regional meetings on mathematical string theory. See event web page for details