Physics Events

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “Introduction to Four-Dimensional Chern-Simons Theory”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Masahito Yamazaki, KIPMU

    Description: I will discuss an approach to integrable models from a four-dimensional Chern-Simons-type gauge theory. For introduction please have a look at E. Witten arXiv:1611.00592 or K. Costello arXiv:1308.0370. It might be interesting to look into some Feynman diagram computations in my paper arXiv:1709.09993 with Edward and Kevin (e.g. section 4 and section 5.2). If I have time I can come to more recent developments.

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Princeton University Department of Physics Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series
    “Metabolic Networks from Genomes to Ecosystems”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room A10
    Time: 4:30 PM
    Speaker(s): Daniel Segre, Boston University

    Description: Microbial ecosystems and their metabolic activity play a fundamental but poorly understood role at multiple scales, from human health to biogeochemical cycles. In fact, metabolism, in addition to being the engine of every living cell, mediates competition and cross-feeding between different species, and dictates how cells interact with their surrounding environment. In our lab, we use genomic information to build models of the metabolic networks of different microbes, and we perform spatio-temporal simulations of microbial community dynamics. These models provide insight into how metabolic secretions can promote the diversity of natural microbial consortia, and how they can be harnessed for the design of synthetic ecosystems. The ensuing ecosystem-level view of metabolism may also help understand the ancient history of life on our planet.
    https://phy.princeton.edu/events/donald-r-hamilton-colloquium-series

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
    High Energy Theory Seminar
    “Higgs Parity, Strong CP Problem and Unification”

    Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Keisuke Harigaya, Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

    Description: The quartic coupling of the Standard Model Higgs nearly vanishes at a high energy scale. We show that this is explained by the parity symmetry and its spontaneous break down by the condensation of the parity partner of the Higgs. The parity can solve the strong CP problem. The theory is embedded into SO(10) unification and the precise gauge coupling unification is achieved.

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Physics Group Meeting
    “TBA”

    Location: Bloomberg Hall Physics Library
    Time: 1:45 PM
    Speaker(s): Nima Arkani-Hamed, Faculty, School of Natural Sciences, IAS

    Description:  

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Brian Shuve, Slac - Stanford

    Description:  

  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/x1gqBdpioGPF4hPt2

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019 workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://phyindico.princeton.edu/indico/event/13/timetable/#20190114

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/x1gqBdpioGPF4hPt2

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019 workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://phyindico.princeton.edu/indico/event/13/timetable/#20190114

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    PCTS Workshop
    “Novel Ideas for Dark Matter”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Fourth Floor, Room 407, PCTS Seminar Room
    Time: 8:30 AM
    Note: Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/x1gqBdpioGPF4hPt2

    Description: Dark matter research is undergoing a paradigm shift. Over the last few years, many novel theories have been proposed that challenge the standard assumptions made about dark matter. At the same time, new observations and simulation results are providing valuable clues regarding the most fruitful directions moving forward.

    The Novel Ideas for Dark Matter 2019 workshop at Princeton University attempts to bridge the gap between communities working on non-standard solutions to the dark matter problem. Plenary talks on theory, observations and simulations will be structured into a three day schedule that will provide a broad overview of research avenues of this type. The workshop aims to promote conversations between research communities with ample time for open discussion.

    Organizing committee:
    Oren Slone - oslone@princeton.edu
    Mariangela Lisanti - mlistanti@princeton.edu
    Tomer Volansky - tomerv@post.tau.ac.il
    http://phyindico.princeton.edu/indico/event/13/timetable/#20190114

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Pheno & Vino Seminar
    “TBA”

    Location: Jadwin Hall, Room 303
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Speaker(s): Kim Boddy, Johns Hopkins University

    Description: