Events

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Topological Origin of Equatorial Waves"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Brad Marston, Brown University

    Topology sheds new light on the emergence of unidirectional edge waves in a variety of physical systems, from condensed matter to artificial lattices. Waves observed in geophysical flows are also robust to perturbations, which suggests a role for topology. We show a topological origin for two celebrated equatorially trapped waves known as Kelvin and Yanai modes, due to the Earth’s rotation that breaks time-reversal symmetry. The non-trivial structure of the bulk Poincare ́ wave modes encoded through the first Chern number of value 2 guarantees existence for these waves.

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  • Experimental Particle Physics Seminar: "Solar neutrino sensitivity of DUNE"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2C2

    Shirley Li, SLAC

  • Astronomy seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    David Kipping, Columbia University

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Taming Quantum Entanglement"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Matthew Fisher, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Non-local quantum entanglement - “spooky action at a distance” - is the key feature that dis- tinguishes quantum from classical systems. The entanglement-entropy provides a measure of en- tanglement and for many-body systems is intimately connected to the thermal-entropy. Out of equilibrium, in a driven system or after a quantum quench, entanglement spreads ballistically with maximal entropy attained at long times - that is, complete disorder reigns. But not (always!) with life on earth! Why?

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  • Experimental Particle Physics Seminar: "Recent results from T2K"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2C2

    Alysia Marino, University of Colorado

  • Astronomy seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Barth Netterfield, University of Toronto

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Anthony (Tony) Dinsmore, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Astronomy seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittehouse Laboratory, A6

    Benjamin Racine, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

    Keith Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Experimental Particle Physics Seminar: "Short-range correlation studies in nuclei"

    David Rittehouse Laboratory, 2C2

    Or Hen, MIT