Events Archive

April 4, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland)
Title:  Hawking radiation and the trans-Planckian puzzle: from black holes to rubidium condensatesAbstract:  A sonic analogy for Hawking radiation was introduced 36 years ago,...
March 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Undergraduate research is an important (and popular) factor of students’ education within physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh offers a diverse range...
March 28, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Cameron Reed (Alma College)
Title: The Manhattan Project: Beyond the PhysicsAbstract:The Manhattan Project was the United States Army’s effort to develop the first generation of nuclear weapons, which were used against...
March 28, 2016 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Cameron Reed Talk (Alma College)
Title: Simulating an Exploding Fission-Bomb Core with a Desktop ComputerAbstract:This colloquium will describe a program developed for a desktop computer which carries out a time-dependent simulation...
March 28, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Emil Sanielevici Lecture: Sylvia Ujwary
Title: Nanoscale Study of BSCCO on a LAO/STO InterfaceAbstract:In this project, we investigate the interaction between exfoliated flakes of the high temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (BSCCO...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
AstroLunch: Stella Kafka (AAVSO)
Title: The AAVSO Program: A Resource for Variable Star ResearchAbstract:The AAVSO was formed in 1911 as a group of US-based amateur observers obtaining data in support of professional...
March 22, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Condensed Matter Seminar: Jimmy Hutasoit (Penn State)
Title: TBAAbstract:TBA 
March 21, 2016 - 4:30pm
CANCELED: Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Allan MacDonald (UT)
Title: Electron-electron Interaction Physics in Two-Dimensional Materials Abstract:  Two-dimensional (2D) materials are interesting in part because their electron density can be varied in...
March 18, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PITT PACC Seminar: Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute)
Title: Gravitational wave are for real, now what?Abstract: The recent detection of gravitational waves has officially marked the beginning of ``gravitational wave astronomy''. This detection...
March 17, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Biophysics Seminar: Edo Kussell (NYU)
Title: Evolution of Genomic Binding Landscapes by Global Selection Abstract: Genomic composition with respect to short motifs impacts the ability of transcription factors to locate and bind...
March 16, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Can Kilic (UT Austin)
Title :  “Improving Mass Measurements With Many-Body Phase Space"Abstract: No conclusive evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model was discovered in run I of the LHC,...
February 28, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Marc Pinsonneault (OSU)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
February 24, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Jason Evans (KIAS)
Title: Naturalizing Supersymmetry with a Two-Field Relaxion MechanismAbstract: We present a supersymmetric version of a two- eld relaxion model that naturalizes tuned versions of supersymmetry....
February 22, 2016 - 4:30pm
Joint PITT-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Alexie Leauthaud
Title: Thinking Big (and Small) : Frontier Science in the Era of Wide Field Lensing SurveysAbstract:A fundamental goal in observational cosmology is to understand the link between the luminous...
February 17, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
HEP Seminar: Alex Kagan (University of Cincinnati)
Title: A light Higgs and parity doubling from vacuum misalignment in bosonic technicolorAbstract:Vacuum misalignment extends approximate Nambu-Goldstone protection to the  fundamental Higgs...