Past Events

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Responsive Materials by Buckling of Soft Elastic Sheets"

    Room A4, DRL

    Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts

    Soft elastic solids placed under compressive stress can undergo a variety of geometry-dependent mechanical shape instabilities, providing opportunities for tailoring the structure and properties of stimuli-responsive materials. In one example, we study the surface ‘creasing’ instability of thin layers confined in two-dimensions by attachment to a more rigid foundation.

  • Astrophysics and Cosmology Seminar "Characterization of Exoplanetary Atmospheres and Interiors"

    DRL, Room A6

    Nikku Madhusudham, Yale University

  • Special NBIC Seminar

    LRSM Reading Room

    Robert Hołyst, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

    "BIOLOGISTICS : mobility of ligands, proteins and plasmids in cytoplasm of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells"

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "The Physics of Electron-Conducting Microbial Nanowires"

    Room A4, DRL

    Mark Tuominen , University of Massachusetts

    This talk will discuss the experimental investigations of “natural organic metals” -- nanowires produced from amino acids by a common soil bacteria, Geobacter sulfurreducens. These protein nanofilaments, pili, extend outside of the cell for long distances and tangle into a network. Electron conductivity is observed in bacterial biofilms, and also in networks of pili extracted from the bacteria.
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology Seminar

    DRL, A6

    Elisa Chisari, Princeton


  • High Energy Theory Seminar


    Simone Giombi (Princeton)

  • Dissertation Defense for Julia Sandell Meo

    "PDT in the Thoracic Cavity: Spectroscopic Methods and Fluence Modeling for Treatment Planning" Room 2N36 DRL

  • Condensed Matter Seminar: "Single-molecule force spectroscopy: Theory meets experiment"

    Room A4, DRL22

    Olga Dudko, U.C. San Diego

    Single-molecule biophysical tools are making it possible to measure the response of individual biomolecules to external force – in real time and with unprecedented resolution – revealing information that is typically lost when studied though traditional “bulk” methods. I will present a general analytical theory of force-induced molecular transitions. The theory is based on Kramers picture of diffusive barrier crossing and on a generalization of this picture to many dimensions.

  • High Energy Theory Seminar

    DRL 2N36

    Maria J. Rodriguez (Harvard)