Past Events

  • Workshop on Topology: Identifying Order in Complex Systems (Part 1)

    DRL 4N12

    David Srolovitz (UPenn)

    * 1:30pm, DRL 4N12, David Srolovitz (UPenn), Properties of Cellular Microstrucures: polycrystals, foams, and their idealizations Cellular structures are compact domains joined along codimension 1 interfaces to fill space. Such cellular microstructures are ubiquitous in materials science and biology. I will briefly review the basic theory of cellular structure evolution via capillarity (surface tension) forces and then discuss some recent simulation results for such evolving microstructures.

  • 60-Second lecture: "The Other 96% of the Universe"

    Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk

    Gary Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Join us this spring in a race against the clock. Follow our roster of faculty experts from the School of Arts and Sciences as they work to fit a world of knowledge and discovery into just one minute of time—more or less. Let the countdown begin!

  • The Higgs Particle: What Is It and How Has It Been Discovered?

    Irvine Auditorium, Café 58, 3401 Spruce Street

    Elliot Lipeles, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics

    Originally hypothesized by Peter Higgs nearly 50 years ago to explain why the constituents of matter have mass, the Higgs particle has finally been found. The discovery required billions of dollars, participation by more than 40 nations, and the construction of the 17-mile Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

  • High Energy Theory Seminar

    DRL 2N36

    Gregory Gabadadze (NYU)

  • Vlasov Equation Seminar: Inviscid damping for 2D Euler.

    DRL 4C8

    Nader Masmoudi, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

     We prove the equivalent of the Landau damping for the incompressible 2D Euler. Here the linear decay is much slower than in the Valsov case and we need a correction to the scattering. This is joint work with Jacob Bedrossian.   
  • HEP Experiment seminar: The Interplay Between the Top Quark and the Higgs Boson:

    3C2, DRL

    Christopher Neu, University of Virginia

    Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 in 3C2

    Speaker: Christopher Neu, University of Virginia

    Title:       The Interplay Between the Top Quark and the Higgs Boson:
                     How a discovery from a generation ago can help us understand the latest breakthrough in particle physics

  • Condensed Matter seminar: "Optics in the Natural World: Iridescent Colors of Butterflies and the Twisted Beetle!"

    DRL A4

    Mohan Srinivasarao, Georgia Tech

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology Seminar

    David Rittenhouse Laboratories (DRL), Room A6

    Nuala McCullagh, Johns Hopkins University

  • Science-Focused Workshops: Professorship at Different Institutions

    DRL 3W2

    Prof. Mark Trodden, UPenn, Physics; Prof. Paul Angiolillo, St. Joseph's University, Physics; Prof. Suzanne Amador Kane, Haverford College

    Each of these Science-Focused Workshops count toward the CTL Teaching Certificate:

    Please email Olivia Padovan-Merhar at if you have any questions about the workshops or the certificate.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology Seminar

    David Rittenhouse Laboratories (DRL), Room A6

    Scott Dodelson, Fermilab/University of Chicago