Physics Events

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Continuous 2-group symmetry of 6d N=(1,0) LST and T-dualities”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Kantaro Ohmori, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

    Description: It is recently recognized that the global symmetry of a theory can be a nontrivial mixture of 0-form and 1-form global symmetries, called 2-group symmetry. A place where 2-group symmetry ubiquitously exists is 6d N=(1,0) little string theories. In this talk I will describe some formulas computing structure constants of the continuous part of the 2-group symmetry of 6d LSTs, and will demonstrate in examples the fact that the structure constants beautifully matches among the LSTs that are expected to be T-dual to each other.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Higher algebraic Structures in SUSY QFT”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis

    Description: In a TQFT of homological type, such as arises from the topological twist of a supersymmetric theory, it is well known that the local operators form an algebra, associative in dimension d >= 1 and commutative in d >= 2. The product comes from collision of operators. I will explain how modern mathematical ideas in TQFT (in particular, the notion of $E_d$ algebras) lead to the existence of a *secondary* product in any dimension d, which acts as a generalized Lie bracket, and has a simple physical definition in terms of topological descent. In d=2, the secondary product is familiar as part of the L-infinity structure of local operators; in d >= 3 it has been relatively unexplored. I will use the secondary product to give a topological interpretation of the physical idea that "Omega background leads to quantization." Time permitting, I will explain some generalizations of the secondary product to line and surface operators, with interesting applications in d=3 and d=4. (Based on joint work with C. Beem, D. Ben-Zvi, M. Bullimore, A. Neitzke.)

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “Detecting Dark Matter from Supernovae”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Gustavo Markes Tavares, Stanford University

    Description: The central region of Supernovae are one of the hottest and densest regions in the Universe. Due to the high temperatures, particles with sub-GeV masses can be copiously produced if they have non-negligible couplings to the Standard Model. If dark matter has sub-GeV mass it will be produced in the hot Supernovae core and it will have sufficiently large momenta to be detectable in direct detection experiments. In this talk I discuss the sensitivity of current and future Xenon based direct detection experiments to a simplified model of dark matter which interacts with the Standard Model via the dark photon portal.

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “Machine Learning and Applications”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Kyle Cranmer, Junior Visiting Professor, School of Natural Sciences; Professor, University of Maryland

  • Friday, October 26, 2018
    Princeton University Physics Pumpkin Toss 2018

    Location: Jadwin Hall Plaza
    Time: 3:30 PM

    Description: The Department of Physics will host its second annual Physics Pumpkin Toss competition at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 on the Jadwin Hall Plaza. Teams will compete against each other to launch pumpkins off the roof of Jadwin Hall and aim to hit a target. Faculty members from the department will serve as judges. The winning team will receive a prize.  Join us for this fun event! Wear your Princeton gear, PU colors, or Halloween costume#PrincetonPHYSevents
    https://phy.princeton.edu/events/physics-pumpkin-toss-2018

  • Monday, October 29, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “QNEC etc.”

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

  • Friday, November 2, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, November 5, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Sergei Dubovsky, New York University

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Rodolfo Capdevilla, University of Notre Dame

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “Introduction to Integrability”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Shota Komatsu, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
    Princeton University Department of Physics Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “Probabilistic Approach to Critical Phenomena in Statistical Physics”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Hugo Duminil Copin, IHES

    Description: The talk will present some of the recent progress in mathematical studies of critical phenomena of classical statistical mechanical systems. Through the relation of quantum systems to classical systems in d+1 dimensions, some of these new results also yield new understanding of the ground states of a class of quantum spin chains with a projection based Hamiltonian.
    https://phy.princeton.edu/events/donald-r-hamilton-colloquium-series

  • Friday, November 9, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, November 12, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Arvin Shahbazi Moghaddam, University of California, Berkeley

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Liam Fitzpatrick, Boston University

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Edward Witten, Faculty, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Princeton University Department of Physics Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “Probabilistic Approach to Critical Phenomena in Statistical Physics”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Hugo Duminil Copin, Institut des Hautes √Čtudes Scientifiques (IHES)

    Description: The talk will present some of the recent progress in mathematical studies of critical phenomena of classical statistical mechanical systems. Through the relation of quantum systems to classical  systems in d+1 dimensions, some of these new results also yield new understanding of the ground states of a class of quantum spin chains with a projection based Hamiltonian. 
    https://phy.princeton.edu/events/donald-r-hamilton-colloquium-series

  • Friday, November 16, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, November 19, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Gabor Sarosi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, November 26, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Daniel Jafferis, Harvard University

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Hongwan Li, MIT

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Nima Arkani-Hamed, Faculty, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

  • Friday, November 30, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    Qubit Conference

    Time: 6:00 AM

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    Qubit Conference

    Time: 6:00 AM

  • Friday, December 7, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, December 10, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 2:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Erich Poppitz, University of Toronto

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “TBA”

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

  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30X77lY09RVrDcsx98KJJkRoy3akoR5TCQESS101MoT2Y5g/viewform

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019” workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts/current_future_programs.html

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30X77lY09RVrDcsx98KJJkRoy3akoR5TCQESS101MoT2Y5g/viewform

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019” workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts/current_future_programs.html

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf30X77lY09RVrDcsx98KJJkRoy3akoR5TCQESS101MoT2Y5g/viewform

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019” workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://pcts.princeton.edu/pcts/current_future_programs.html