Physics Events

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Experimental Physics Seminar
    “Next-generation Atomic Clocks”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Speaker(s): G. Edward Marti, JILA

    Description: The accuracy of atomic clocks has improved a thousandfold over the last 15 years, driven by improvements in ultrastable lasers, quantum control, and our understanding of atomic interactions. The latest generation of optical lattice clocks are accurate enough to measure general relativity's gravitational redshift at the centimeter scale, to test physics beyond the Standard Model, and to reveal new emergent properties of quantum materials. In this talk, I will discuss the principles behind state-of-the-art optical lattice clocks and describe a clock that reaches a record accuracy of 1 mHz on an optical transition at 429 THz, a fractional frequency accuracy of 2 parts in 10^18. I will also discuss a next-generation clock that probes degenerate fermions in a three-dimensional optical lattice. By controlling atomic interactions and light shifts, this apparatus achieved a record atom-light coherence time of six seconds, reaching sub-100 mHz spectroscopic features. Finally, if time allows, I will discuss prospects for improved accuracy in a cryogenic strontium clock and for tests of fundamental physics with clocks.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    PCTS Presents the Director’s Lecturer
    “Time Symmetric Formulation of Quantum Theory”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room 407
    Time: 3:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Yakir Aharonov, Chapman University and Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “Multidimensional Phase Space Methods for Mass Measurements and Decay Topology Determination”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Matthew Klimek, University of Texas

    Description: The lack of conclusive evidence for new physics so far at the LHC suggests that future discoveries may manifest themselves with small numbers of signal events. In this case, it will be crucial to use analysis techniques that extract as much information as possible from a limited number of events. Collider events with multi-stage cascade decays fill out the kinematically allowed region in phase space with a density that is enhanced at the boundary. The boundary encodes all available information as regards the spectrum and is well populated even with moderate signal statistics due to this enhancement.

    I will discuss the improvement in the precision of mass measurements for cascade decays with one invisible particle that is possible when the full boundary information is used, as well as the possibility of determining decay topologies with this information.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Black Holes and Quantum Complexity”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Leonard Susskind, Stanford University

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    PCTS Presents the Director’s Lecturer
    “Novel Properties of Pre- and Post-Selected Quantum Systems”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room 407
    Time: 2:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Yakir Aharonov, Chapman University and Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “Non-local Phenomena in Quantum Mechanics”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A-10
    Time: 4:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Yakir Aharonov, Chapman University and Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel

    Description: I discuss in my talk a reformulation of quantum mechanics in which each quantum system at any time is described by two Hilbert space vectors rather than one. One of the vectors propagates from a past boundary condition towards the present and the other propagates back to the present from a future boundary condition. I will show that this reformulation uncovers a host of fascinating new phenomena, some of which will be described in detail within this talk. Finally, I will show that this new reformulation suggests a novel solution to the notorious problem of the Quantum Measurement.

  • Friday, February 24, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “The Second Law of Quantum Complexity”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Leonard Susskind, Stanford University

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Nonlinear Gravity from Entanglement”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Mark van Raamsdonk, University of British Columbia

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    The Precision Frontier Seminar
    “Searches for Pseudoscalar Dark Matter Coupled to Photons”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Yoni Kahn, Princeton University

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): JiJi Fan, Brown University

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    PCTS Workshop
    “Simons Collaboration Workshop on Numerical Bootstrap”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room, 4th Floor
    Time: 9:00 AM

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Jeff Murugan, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; University of Cape Town

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    PCTS Workshop
    “Simons Collaboration Workshop on Numerical Bootstrap”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room, 4th Floor
    Time: 9:00 AM

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “Neutrino Physics from the Polarized Microwave Background”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Jo Dunkley, Princeton University

    Description: Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation have taught us a great deal about the origins and content of the universe, but there is still more information to be extracted. In the next decade we anticipate using new polarized microwave background data, and other cosmological data, to measure both the total mass of the neutrino particles, and the number of neutrino or other relativistic species. I will discuss our path to making this indirect detection of the absolute neutrino mass scale using the gravitational lensing of the microwave background and the clustering of galaxies, which will complement direct measurements. This will progress from data taken with the Planck satellite and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Polarimeter in Chile, moving to new measurements made from the ground with the Simons Observatory and the CMB-S4 experiment, and from space with the PIXIE satellite.

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    PCTS Workshop
    “Simons Collaboration Workshop on Numerical Bootstrap”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room, 4th Floor
    Time: 9:00 AM

  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - CFT
    “New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present & Future (QHE)” workshop, held from March 8-10, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.

    While much has been known about CFTs in two space-time dimensions for a long time, the study of CFTs in more than two space-time dimensions has recently been undergoing significant progress. This workshop will include extensive studies of CFTs in three and higher dimensions, covering a variety of techniques such as the 1/N expansion, the epsilon expansion and the conformal bootstrap. CFT models have applications in condensed matter and statistical systems, but they are also very interesting for theoretical reasons, such as their relation to quantum gravity via the AdS/CFT correspondence.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Monday, March 6, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - CFT
    “New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present & Future (QHE)” workshop, held from March 8-10, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.

    While much has been known about CFTs in two space-time dimensions for a long time, the study of CFTs in more than two space-time dimensions has recently been undergoing significant progress. This workshop will include extensive studies of CFTs in three and higher dimensions, covering a variety of techniques such as the 1/N expansion, the epsilon expansion and the conformal bootstrap. CFT models have applications in condensed matter and statistical systems, but they are also very interesting for theoretical reasons, such as their relation to quantum gravity via the AdS/CFT correspondence.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    The Precision Frontier Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Alyson Brooks, Rutgers University

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - CFT
    “New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present & Future (QHE)” workshop, held from March 8-10, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.

    While much has been known about CFTs in two space-time dimensions for a long time, the study of CFTs in more than two space-time dimensions has recently been undergoing significant progress. This workshop will include extensive studies of CFTs in three and higher dimensions, covering a variety of techniques such as the 1/N expansion, the epsilon expansion and the conformal bootstrap. CFT models have applications in condensed matter and statistical systems, but they are also very interesting for theoretical reasons, such as their relation to quantum gravity via the AdS/CFT correspondence.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - Quantum Hall Effect
    “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present and Future”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with the “New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions” workshop, held from March 6-8, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.

    The quantum Hall effect remains the cornerstone of our understanding of topological physics. One of the reasons for its continued relevance is consistent experimental progress, including new materials (e.g., graphene and zinc oxide) and even new platforms (optical cavities and photonic devices). It is also experiencing a theoretical revival due to a new understanding of the half-filled Landau level, and to intense interest in the interplay between quantum Hall states and geometry. This workshop will focus on recent advances in quantum Hall physics, with the aim to bring together different experimental and theoretical communities.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - Quantum Hall Effect
    “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present and Future”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with the “New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions” workshop, held from March 6-8, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.

    The quantum Hall effect remains the cornerstone of our understanding of topological physics. One of the reasons for its continued relevance is consistent experimental progress, including new materials (e.g., graphene and zinc oxide) and even new platforms (optical cavities and photonic devices). It is also experiencing a theoretical revival due to a new understanding of the half-filled Landau level, and to intense interest in the interplay between quantum Hall states and geometry. This workshop will focus on recent advances in quantum Hall physics, with the aim to bring together different experimental and theoretical communities.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    PCTS Workshop - Quantum Hall Effect
    “The Quantum Hall Effect: Past, Present and Future”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Note: FREE, but REQUIRED REGISTRATION is limited and available online

    Description: This workshop will be held in conjunction with the New Developments in Conformal Field Theory Above Two Dimensions workshop, held from March 6-8, 2017; Room 407 Jadwin Hall, PCTS.The quantum Hall effect remains the cornerstone of our understanding of topological physics. One of the reasons for its continued relevance is consistent experimental progress, including new materials (e.g., graphene and zinc oxide) and even new platforms (optical cavities and photonic devices). It is also experiencing a theoretical revival due to a new understanding of the half-filled Landau level, and to intense interest in the interplay between quantum Hall states and geometry. This workshop will focus on recent advances in quantum Hall physics, with the aim to bring together different experimental and theoretical communities.
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Mauricio Romo, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Monday, March 13, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “$T\overline T$ and LST”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): David Kutasov, University of Chicago

    Description:
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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Jo Dunkley, Princeton University

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Bartek Czech, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS; Stanford University

  • Friday, March 17, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Dionysios Anninos, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Abhijit Gadde, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Nikolay Bobev, KU Leuven

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Jennifer Lin, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Friday, March 31, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room, 4th Floor
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Netta Engelhardt, Princeton University

  • Monday, April 3, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Rob Myers, Perimeter Institute

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Yotam Soreq, MIT

  • Friday, April 7, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, April 10, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Philip Kim, Harvard University

  • Monday, April 17, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Six Point String Scattering: Simulation of Horizon Infallers”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Eva Silverstein, Stanford University

  • Friday, April 21, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, April 24, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Onkar Parrikar, University of Pennsylvania

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): James Olsen, Princeton University

  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, May 1, 2017
    PCTS Seventh Annual Lecturer
    “TBA”

    Location: TBA
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

    Description: Schedule of Talks and Seminars will be announced soon.

  • Monday, May 1, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    PCTS Seventh Annual Lecturer
    “TBA”

    Location: TBA
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

    Description: Schedule of Talks and Seminars will be announced soon.

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Brian Batell, University of Pittsburgh

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    PCTS Seventh Annual Lecturer
    “TBA”

    Location: TBA
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

    Description: Schedule of Talks and Seminars will be announced soon.

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    Donald R. Hamilton Lecture
    “TBA”

    Location: McDonnell, Room A02
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

  • Friday, May 5, 2017
    PCTS Seventh Annual Lecturer
    “TBA”

    Location: TBA
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Speaker(s): Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

    Description: Schedule of Talks and Seminars will be announced soon.

  • Friday, May 5, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, May 8, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, May 15, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Monday, May 22, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA

  • Friday, May 26, 2017
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): TBA, TBA