High Energy Experiment Seminar: Track-triggering at CMS for the High-Luminosity LHC

Louise Skinnari (Northeastern University)

The high luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), scheduled for 2025-2027, will significantly increase the instantaneous luminosity of the LHC collisions. The resulting large proton-proton…

Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Exploiting the Singh Center’s Nanoscale Characterization Facility in Condensed Matter Research"

Eric Stach (University of Pennsylvania)
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Over the past several years, there have been significant investments in instrumentation for electron and ion microscopy in the Singh Center. I spoke to this group in the Fall of 2017, outlining what were then ‘plans…

Astronomy Seminar: Assembly bias of cosmic neutral hydrogen with neural networks and symbolic regression

Jay Wadekar (NYU)

Hydrodynamic simulations have a huge computational cost (~10 million CPU hours for 0.001 Gpc^3 volume), and cannot therefore be directly used in predictions for upcoming cosmological surveys which…

Mathematical Biology seminar: "Multiscale inference and modeling of cell fate via single-cell data"

Qing Nie (University of California, Irvine)

Cells make fate decisions in response to dynamic environmental and pathological stimuli as well as cell-to-cell communications.  Recent technological breakthroughs have enabled to gather data in…

Thesis Defense: “Constraints on Self-Interacting Dark Matter Models from the Structure of Milky-Way-Mass Galaxies and the Dynamics of the Solar Neighborhood”

Davis Varghese (University of Pennsylvania)
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Committee Members: Robyn Sanderson (Advisor), Gary Bernstein, Mariangela Bernardi, Mark Devlin, Josh Klein

Chair (for Defense): Mariangela…

High Energy Experiment Seminar: Searching for the Supersymmetric Partner to the Top Quark at ATLAS: Don't Stop Believin'

Stephanie Majewski (University of Oregon)

The discovery of the stop — the Supersymmetric partner of the top quark — is a key goal of the ATLAS physics program enabled by the Large Hadron Collider. I will review the status of the search for direct…

Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Controlling quantum information in room-temperature, solid-state devices"

Lee Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)
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Quantum science and technology rests on our understanding and control of matter and information at the smallest scales. Devices based on individual atoms or complexes of a few atoms represent the ultimate limit in a…