Seminars

Upcoming Seminars



Astrophysics Seminar: High-resolution images of light dark matter — First results of the DAMIC-M experiment

Radomir Smida (University of Chicago)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E19

The DAMIC-M experiment will exploit the sub-electron resolution capabilities of skipper charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to search for light dark matter particles in a broad range of masses from 1 eV to 10 GeV. A…



High Energy Theory Seminar: Two dimensional QCD as a string theory

Ofer Aharony (Weizmann Institute of Science)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3W2

50 years after the duality of large N gauge theories to string theories was suggested, we still do not have a constructive method to find the string dual of a given gauge theory. I will review work in progress (in…



Astrophysics Seminar: "TBA"

Nick Law (University of North Carolina)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E19



High Energy Theory Seminar: "TBA"

Konstantinous Roumpedakis (UCLA)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3W2



High Energy Theory Seminar: "TBA"

Sebastian Franco (CUNY)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3W2

Past Seminars



High Energy Theory Seminar: Making massive spin-2 particles from gravity during and after inflation

Andrew Long (Rice University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3W2

The phenomenon of cosmological gravitational particle production (CGPP) occurs during and after inflation as quantum fields “feel” the cosmological expansion are excited out of their ground state.  CGPP is a…



Astrophysics Seminar: SPHEREx: An all-sky near-infrared spectral survey

Howard Hui (Caltech)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Center for Particle Cosmology Lounge

SPHEREx, an upcoming NASA medium-class Explorer Mission, will perform the first all-sky near infrared spectral survey. With a targeted launch date in early 2025, SPHEREx will map the entire sky at 6.2 arcsec from 0.…



High Energy Theory Seminar: Black Holes as the 21st century laboratory: New Tools and Prospects

Alfredo Guevara González (Harvard)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4N12

Recent breakthrough observations of black holes call for a new conceptual framework that unifies their analysis, from gravitational wave production to VLBI imaging of the photon ring. I will show how this is achieved…



Astrophysics Seminar: Synergies Between Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys for Cosmology

- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E19

Current and forthcoming sky surveys promise to deliver
datasets orders of magnitude better in quality and size than their
predecessors, but our ability to take advantage of these datasets is



Special Condensed & Living Matter Seminar: Mechanobiology in vivo and in 3D

Keng-hui Lin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N3

This talk will have two parts. The first part concerns the mechanical wave observed in the wound healing of zebrafish tailfin. Highly regenerative animals can regrow lost appendages and the rate of regrowth is…