Events Archive

February 28, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
PQI Event: Rajiv Singh (UC Davis)
Title: Kagome Spin Liquids and nuclear relaxation rates in HerbertsmithitesAbstract:The Kagome Lattice Heisenberg Model is one of the simplest realistic spin models with a quantum spin-liquid ground...
February 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PITT PACC Seminar: Annika Peter (OSU)
Title: All Mergers Great and Small Abstract: Of the many particle properties of dark matter that remain unknown, the self-collisional cross section is one that may be possible to measure using...
February 27, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Colloquium: Rajiv Singh (UC Davis)
Title:From conjectures to paradigms: the evolving influence of field theory and topology in Condensed Matter. Abstract:The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics to Kosterlitz, Thouless and Haldane honors...
February 13, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Joint PITT-CMU Colloquium: Matthew Headrick (Brandeis University)
Title: Quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime Abstract: Recent developments in the study of quantum gravity have revealed a surprising and beautiful connection between quantum...
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,...

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