Events Archive

October 5, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Brian D'Urso (PITT)
Title: Quantum Nanomechanics: from Graphene to Flying FrogsAbstract:We set out to study a system which couples a nanomechanical harmonic oscillator to a single spin. While individual spins are...
October 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
AstroLunch: Bob Scherrer (Vanderbilt)
Title: How Well Do Dark Energy Parametrizations Match Physical Models?Abstract:   In modeling dark energy, we are faced not with a lack of models, but with an excess.  Scalar fields,...
October 1, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Special Condensed Matter Seminar: Dr. Jeremy Levy (PITT)
Title: Etch-a-Sketch Nanoelectronics *Reception to Follow 
October 1, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Condensed Matter Seminar: Prof. Mark Novotny (Mississippi State)
 Title: How Ubiquitous is Total Electron Transmission through Nanostructures (Quantum Dragons)? Abstract:  The transmission as a function of the energy of an incoming electron, T(E),...
September 30, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
High Energy Physics Seminar - Ira Rothstein (CMU)
Title: “Marginal Fermi Liquids from Singular Fermi Surfaces” Abstract: The Marginal Fermi Liquid (MFL) paradigm was designed to  reproduce the strange metal behaviour of...
September 28, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Jorge Morfin (FNAL)
Title: When Neutrinos Encounter Nuclei Abstract:The experimental discovery of the last component of the nucleus and the theoretical prediction of the neutrino occurred within a few years of each...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
AstroLunch: Daniel Scolnic (KICP)
Title: What's Next for Cosmology with Type Ia Supernovae Abstract:We are currently in the midst of a huge explosion in the number of Type Ia Supernovae we've found to better determine...
September 24, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Condensed Matter Seminar: Prof. Jun Zhu (Pennsylvania State University)
Title: Bilayer graphene: band gap, mass and valley Hall edge states Abstract:  Valley and layer degrees of freedom are distinguish characteristics of atomically thin two-dimensional...
September 23, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
PITT PACC Seminar: Simon Eidelman (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)
Title:  Two-photon physics at B factories Abstract:We discuss various aspects of the two-photon physics using the results from the Belle and BaBar experiments at the B factories. They...
September 23, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Medium Energy Seminar - Bernd Surrow (Temple University)
Title: Precision measurements of the proton spin structure in high-energy polarized p+p collisions at RHIC
September 22, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
*CANCELLED*AstroLunch: Bhuvnesh Jain (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Title: Lensing measurements of galaxies and voids Abstract:  I will show weak lensing results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey. From Sloan data we use new...
September 21, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint Pitt-CMU Physics Colloquium: Scott Franklin (R.I.T.)
Title: Entangled Granular MaterialsAbstract: A jumble of clothes hangers is a nightmare to untangle, as the individual hangers hook onto and become entangled with one another. Entanglement-...
September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
AstroLunch: Adrienne Erickcek (North Carolina)
Title: TBAAbstract: TBA
September 15, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
PITT PACC Seminar: Patrick Stengel (University of Hawaii)
Title: Variations on a WIMPAbstract:A stable particle with a weak scale mass and coupling is a well motivated dark matter candidate; one which arises in a variety of models for new physics,...
September 14, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint Pitt-CMU Physics and Astronomy Colloquium: Snezhana Abarzhi (CMU, Qatar)
Title: Rayleigh-Taylor instability and inter-facial mixing Abstract: Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) develops when fluids of different densities are accelerated against their density...