Events Archive

November 10, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
CANCELLED! Special Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Jeff Newman (PITT)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
November 9, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Venkatraman Gopalan (Penn State University)
Title: Hidden Symmetries in DistortionsAbstract:Symmetry is a fundamental tool in physical sciences. An introductory course in materials science, solid-state physics, or chemistry begins with an...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Jessie Runnoe (PSU)
Title: Now you see them, now you don't: the (dis)appearing central engines of changing-look quasarsAbstract: Changing-look quasars are high-luminosity active galactic nuclei where we observe...
November 5, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Condensed Matter Seminar: Kin Fai Mak (Penn State University)
November 4, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Tathagata Ghosh (Texas A&M University)
Title : Neutralinos and Sleptons at the LHC in Light of Muon (g−2)Abstract:In this talk I'll present the study of the neutralinos and sleptons in various multi-lepton final states at the...
November 3, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Special Colloquium: Michel Janssen, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (University of Minnesota)
Title:The arch and the scaffold: How Einstein found the field equations of general relativity (based on joint work with Jürgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, published...
November 2, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Laura Lopez (OSU)
Title: Investigating the Symmetry and Progenitors of Supernova RemnantsAbstract:Supernovae (SNe) play an essential role in the Universe. They are routinely detected through dedicated robotic...
October 30, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Lado Samushia (KSU)
October 29, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
David Lederman (West Virginia U.)
Title: Probing the Surface States of Topological InsulatorsAbstract:  There has been much recent interest in a new class of materials called three-dimensional topological insulators, where the...
October 26, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Jeff Byers (Naval Research Laboratory)
Title: The Physics of DataAbstract:All around us data is being collected by governments, corporations and individuals in staggering amounts.  Entire industries are emerging to collect and...
October 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Tim Hamilton (Swanee State)
Title: A New Class of Active Galaxy:  Testing the formation of jets with gamma-ray bright Narrow Line Seyfert 1’sAbstract:The Fermi spacecraft has discovered gamma-ray emission from...
October 21, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
High Energy Physics Seminar: Min-Seok Seo (ISB Center for Theoretical Physics)
Title: Z'-portal for dark mesons in the SIMP scheme Abstract:Recently, it has been proposed that dark mesons with Wess-Zumino-Witten term realizes the SIMP scheme, in which dark matter relic...
October 21, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Cristobal Sifon (Leiden)
Title:Subhalos in the real Universe: satellite galaxy-galaxy lensingAbstract:I present galaxy-galaxy lensing measurements of the total masses of satellite galaxies in galaxy groups and clusters,...
October 19, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: William Charles Louis III (LANL)
Title: Short-Baseline Neutrino Anomalies & the Evidence for Sterile NeutrinosAbstract:The LSND and MiniBooNE short-baseline neutrino experiments have provided evidence for neutrino oscillations...
October 16, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab)
Title: Searching for dwarf galaxies in optical and gamma raysAbstract: The population of Milky Way satellite galaxies includes the least luminous, least chemically evolved, and most dark matter...