Events Archive

January 30, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Colloquium: Joel Moore (UC Berkeley)
Title: New topological phases and effects in solids  Abstract: Much of condensed matter physics is concerned with understanding howdifferent kinds of order emerge from interactions between...
January 30, 2017 - 2:30pm
Astrolunch: Lluís Galbany (Pitt)
Title: "What's there? Using Integral Field Spectroscopy to study supernova environments"Abstract: Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS) has revolutionized the study of galaxy formation,...
January 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Physics Seminar: William Bialek (Princeton University)
Title: A century (or more) of entropy Abstract: One of the great triumphs of 19th -century science was the emergence of thermodynamics. This is a subject of great power and generality, setting...
January 18, 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Physics Public Lecture: William Bialek (Princeton University)
Title: The Galilean Imperative: A Physicist's search for SimplicityAbstract: Nearly 400 years ago, Galileo gave us the image of the great Book of Nature, lying open before us. We could read it,...
January 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Physics Undergraduate Luncheon: William Bialek (Princeton University)
A Luncheon with William Bialek for Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy majors 
January 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Physics Seminar: eshav M Dani (Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit Okinawa Inst. of Sci. & Tech. Graduate Univ.)
Title: Space – The ‘Final’ FrontierExploring electron dynamics in the spatial dimensions Abstract: Since the early days of studying electron dynamics in solid state systems,...
December 15, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PQI/ Condensed Matter Seminar: David Abergel (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Title: Dipolar exciton condensation in one-dimensional materials Abstract: We demonstrate that spatially separated populations of one-dimensional electrons and holes may form a true condensate...
December 15, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PQI/ Condensed Matter Seminar
Title: Dipolar exciton condensation in one-dimensional materials Abstract: We demonstrate that spatially separated populations of one-dimensional electrons and holes may form a true condensate...
December 14, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Kohta Murase (Penn State University)
Title: High-Energy Cosmic Particle Mysteries Abstract: New frontiers of particle astrophysics have just been opened by IceCube's discovery of cosmic high-energy neutrinos. Their origin is a...
December 6, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
PhD Defense: Adam Argondizzo
Title: Multi-Photon photoemission study of TiO2 for PhotocatalysisAbstract: Titanium Dioxide has been a material of interest for almost fifty years due to its ability to photocatalyze...
November 30, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Physics Seminar: Tim Adamo (University College London)
Title: New formulations of perturbative quantum field theoryAbstract: The S-matrix is among the most basic -- and most physically relevant -- observables in any quantum field theory. At tree-level,...
November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Physics Luncheon with Tim Adamo (For Physics and Math majors)
This is an informal lunch and meeting for Physics and Math majors who will get the opportunity to meet and network with Tim Adamo. 
November 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
PQI Seminar: John Nichol (University of Rochester)
Title: Quantum information processing with 4 electrons and 10^6 nuclei Abstract: Individual spins in semiconductors can retain their quantum phase coherence for times exceeding one second. Such...
November 9, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Akshay Ghalsasi
Title: TBDAbstract: TBD
November 3, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
PQI/ Condensed Matter Seminar: Rajdeep Sensarma (TIFR)
Title: Potential Inhomogeneities in Presence of Strong Interactions: Birth and Death of Superconductors

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