Events

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Dark Matter Superfluidity"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Justin Khoury (University of Pennsylvania)

    In this talk I will discuss a theory of superfluid dark matter. The scenario matches the predictions of the standard Lambda-Cold-Dark-Matter (LambdaCDM) model on cosmological scales while simultaneously reproducing the MOdified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) empirical success on galactic scales.

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  • Physics Department Colloquium: "Statistical Physics of Complex Polymeric Molecules"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory - A8

    Robijn Bruinsma (UCLA) hosted by Joe Kroll

    Statistical physics methods have been applied with great success to simple polymeric molecules such as linear polymers, polymer brushes, and gels. The application of these same methods to polymeric molecules with branching and circuits, such as large RNA molecules and other biomolecules, has however proven to more difficult. In the colloquium, I will discuss recent progress that was made in the study of such molecules by combining graph-theoretical concepts with statistical physics methods and large-scale computation.

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  • High Energy Theory Seminar: (TBA)

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36

    Levon Pogosian (Simon Fraser University)

  • HET & HEE Joint Seminar: (TBA)

    Center for Particle Cosmology

    Csaba Csaki (Cornell University)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "TBA"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Abhay Pasupathy (Columbia University)

  • High Energy Theory Seminar: (TBA)

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36

    Robert Penna (Columbia University)

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Striped Ground States in the Hubbard Model"

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

    Steve White (University of California, Irvine)

    Solving the 2D Hubbard model is one of the most well-known outstanding problems in theoretical condensed matter physics. Various simulation techniques, such has DMRG and quantum Monte Carlo, have made dramatic strides in recent years, but they have still not provided clearcut answers for the nature of the ground state of the strong-coupling doped model.

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  • High Energy Theory Seminar: (TBA)

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36

    Matthew Reece (Harvard)

  • Physics Colloquium - Rittenhouse Lecture

    David Rittenhouse Laboratory - A8

    Art McDonald