Seminars



Astronomy seminar; "Cosmology in the multi-messenger era"

Macarena Lagos (University of Chicago)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

We have great certainty on how gravity works around our Solar System, but on large scales we still have a considerable lack of understanding about the constituents of our universe. Furthermore…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Materials that learn from examples"

Arvind Murugan (University of Chicago)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

We usually design materials to target desired behaviors that are defined in a top-down manner. Learning theory offers an alternative when desired behaviors are hard to define but easy to give examples of.



Mathematical Biology seminar: "Fertilization Regulatory Networks"

Gustavo Martínez-Mekler (Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, UNAM)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

Fertilization is one of the fundamental processes of living systems. Here I will address marine external fertilization and comment on recent work on mammals. I will show…



Astronomy seminar

Adi Nusser (Technion)
- David Rittehnouse Laboratory, A6



Astronomy seminar

Adi Nusser (Technion)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: Title: "Understanding Glass Transition through Interfacial Properties"

Zahra Fakhraai (University of Pennsylvania)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

The dramatic slow-down of the dynamics and viscosity of a liquid upon super-cooling without a significant structural signature, has been the topic of intense theoretical debate. Growing local correlations…



Mathematical Biology seminar

Sean Sun (John Hopkins University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6



Astronomy seminar

Patick Breysse (CITA)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar

Gil Rephael (California Institute of Technology)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4



Astronomy seminar

Armin Rest (STSCI)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

Past Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "A touch of non-linearity: mesoscale swimmers and active matter in fluids"

Daphne Klotsa (University of North Carolina)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Living matter, such as biological tissue, can be seen as a nonequilibrium hierarchical assembly of assemblies of smaller and smaller active components, where energy is consumed at many scales. The…



Astronomy seminar: "The Formation of Massive Galaxies: deep, high-redshift spectroscopy from the LEGA-C Survey and Beyond"

Rachel Bezanson (University of Pittsburgh)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A6

Today’s massive elliptical galaxies are primarily red-and-dead, dispersion supported ellipticals. The physical process(es) driving the shutdown or “quenching” of star formation in these…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Collective behavior underlying the mechanobiology of tissues"

Moumita Das (Rochester Institute of Technology)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Living cells and tissues are highly mechanically sensitive and active. Mechanical forces and stimuli influence the shape, motility, and functions of cells, modulate the behavior of tissues,…



Astronomy seminar: "Evidence for CII diffuse line emission at redshift z~2.6"

Shengqi Yang (New York University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A2

CII is one of the brightest emission lines from star-forming galaxies and is an excellent tracer for star formation. Recent work measured the CII emission line amplitude for redshifts 2<z<3.2…



High Energy Theory seminar

Xingang Chen, Harvard University
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36