Seminars & Colloquia

**All Spring colloquia and seminar and  have been postponed indefinitely, with the exception of limited virtual colloquia. Please check back for further information. **

2019-20 Department Colloquium

~ Tuesdays at 3:45pm in Broida 1640 ~

Spring 2020

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

3/31/20 3:45 PST Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh Physics, Materials Science and Engineering of Exotic Quantum Circuits Zoom Only
3/31/2020 3:45 pm  Federico Toschi, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven  TBA  Broida 1640

4/7/2020

3:45 pm 

 

TBA 

 

Broida 1640

4/21/2020

3:45pm

Mark Henle, Weave Grid 

TBA 

Broida 1640

4/28/2020

3:45pm

Nate Bastian, Liverpool John Moores University 

TBA

Broida 1640

5/5/2020

3:45pm

Luiza Angheluta, University of Oslo

TBA

Broida 1640

5/12/2020

3:45pm

Diego Melgar, University of Oregon 

TBA

Broida 1640

5/19/2020

3:45pm

TBA

TBA

Broida 1640

5/26/2020

3:45pm

Tim Tait, UC Irvine 

TBA 

Broida 1640

6/2/2020

3:45pm Shruti Puri, Yale  TBA 

Broida 1640

Winter 2020

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

1/14/2020 3:45 pm  Srivatsan Chakram, University of Chicago  Quantum information processing using multimode circuit-QED Broida 1640

1/16/2020

2:00pm

Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer, Caltech

Characterizing directly imaged planets in polarized light

Broida 3302

1/21/2020

3:45pm

Chenhao Jin, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science 

Moiré Excitons in 2D Semiconducting Superlattices

Broida 1640

1/23/2020

2:00pm

Garreth Ruane, Caltech

Getting to know the neighbors: Detecting and characterizing exoplanetary systems with high-contrast imaging and interferometry

Broida 3302

1/28/2020

3:45pm

Arkady Shehter, National High Magnetic Field

Strange metals at very high magnetic fields

Broida 1640

1/30/2020

2:00pm

Susan Clark, Institute for Advanced Study

The Magnetic Milky Way in Three Dimensions

Broida 3302

2/4/2020

3:45pm

Alp Sipahigil, Caltech

Optical photon generation from a superconducting qubit

Broida 1640

2/6/2020

2:00pm

Kirit Karkare, University of Chicago

Testing Inflation and Dark Energy with Next-Generation Millimeter-Wave Telescopes

Broida 3302

2/11/2020

3:45pm Juan Maldacena, IAS Black hole and quantum information

Broida 1640

2/18/2020

3:45pm Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of New Hampshire Making a Universe with Axions Broida 1640

2/21/20

10:00am Jeff Thompson, Princeton University

New platforms for quantum science with atoms in the solid-state

MRL 2050

2/25/2020

3:45pm Antonino Di Piazza, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics Modern Tests of Quantum Electrodynamic in the high-intensity regime Broida 1640
2/27/2020 2:30pm Nathalie de Leon, Princeton University Engineering new solid state quantum systems Elings Hall 1605

3/3/2020

3:45pm Shep Doeleman, Havard CFA The Event Horizon Telescope: Imaging a Black Hole Broida 1640

Fall 2019

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

10/1/19 3:45 pm  Chris Reynolds, University of Cambridge Particle physics beyond the Standard Model (and other fun) with clusters of galaxies Broida 1640

10/8/19

3:45 pm

Matthieu Wyart (EPFL)

Architecture and Co-Evolution of Allosteric Materials

Broida 1640

10/15/19

3:45pm

Joseph Checkelsky (MIT)

Entanglement entropy and superselection sectors

Broida 1640

10/22/19

3:45pm

Irene Chen (UCSB)

 

Broida 1640

10/29/19

3:45pm

Chandralekha Singh (Pittsburgh)

Facilitating thinking and learning in and beyond the physics classrooms

Broida 1640

11/5/19

3:45pm

Lucile Savary, ENS-Lyon

Magnets Meet Metals

Broida 1640

11/26/19

3:45pm

Nikta Fakhri, MIT

Thermodynamics of biological active matter 

Broida 1640

12/3/19

3:45pm

Jean-Luc Margot (UCLA)

Peale Lecture: Probing planetary processes and interior structre with high-precision rotation measurements

Broida 1640

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-20 Soft and Living Matter Seminar Series

-Fridays at 1:30pm in 1601 Elings unless otherwise noted-

Coordinated by Physics and Materials

Winter 2020

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Fri, Jan 10

1:30pm Dan Needleman, Harvard Cytoskeletal Energetics and Energy Metabolism   Elings Hall 1601

Fri, Jan 17

1:30pm

Dan Morse, UCSB 

To What Extent Does the Physics of Fluids Underly Reflectin's Dynamically Tunable Structure-Function Relationship?

Elings Hall 1601

Fri, Jan 24 1:30pm Sophie de Buyl, Vrije Unversiteit Brussel 

Stochastic logistic models reproduce experimental time series of microbial communities

Elings Hall 1601
Fri., Jan 31st 1:30pm Julia Steinburg, Harvard Univeristy

A new role for sparse expansion in neural networks

Elings Hall 1601
Fri, Feb 7 1:30pm Kevin Plaxco, UCSB  Proteins on surfaces Elings Hall 1601
Fri, Feb 14 1:30pm Adam Levi, UCSB  TBA  Elings Hall 1601
Fri, Feb 28 1:30pm Prerna Sharma, Indan Institute of Science  TBA  Elings Hall 1601
Fri, March 13 1:30pm  Ian Morgan, UCSB  Glassy dynamics and memory effects in an intrinsically disordered protein

Elings Hall 1601

Fri, March 20 1:30pm Cecilia Leal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  The endosomal escape of lipids assembled into periodic minimal surfaces  Elings Hall 1601

Fall 2019

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Fri, Oct 4

1:30pm Lisa Manning, Syracuse University How do collections of cells and fiber networks become rigid? 1601 Elings Hall

Fri, Oct 11

11:00am

 Matthieu Wyart, EPFL

Landscape and generalisation in deep learning

MRL 2053

Fri, Oct  25 1:30pm Mike Hagen, Brandeis University Simulating the assembly of viruses and bacterial microcompartments Elings Hall 1601
Fri, Nov 8 1:30pm Sarah Innes-Gold, UCSB Polyelectrolyte Conformation Controlled by Trivalent-Rich Ion Jacket Elings Hall 1601
Fri, Nov 15 1:30pm Kris Delaney, UCSB   Elings Hall 1601
         
Fri, Jan 10 1:30pm Dan Needleman, Harvard   Elings Hall 1601
 

2019-20 High Energy and Gravity Seminars

Tuesdays at 12:30pm in Broida 3302 and Thursdays at 2:00pm in KITP Small Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated.

https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/strings/seminars

Spring 2020

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Thurs, April 16 2:00PM Gaston Giribet, UBA/NYU

TBA

KITP SSR

Thurs, April 30

2:00PM  Vijay Balasubaramanian, U. Penn

TBA

KITP SSR

Thurs, May 7

2:00PM

David Meltzer, Caltech 

TBA

KITP SSR

Thurs, May 21 2:00PM Aalok Misra, IIT Rooke  TBA  KITP SSR

Winter 2020

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Tues, Feb 4 12:00PM Gabor Sarosi, CERN Chaos in the butterfly cone KITP Auditorium

Fall 2019

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Tues, Oct 1 12:30PM Steve Giddings, UCSB Gravitational dressing: soft changes, holography, and the quantum strcture of gravity  BROIDA 3302

Thurs, Oct 3

2:00PM  Geoffrey Penington, STANFORD

Entanglement Wedge Reconstruction and the Information Paradox

KITP Auditorium

Tues, Oct 15

12:30PM

Brianna Grado-White, UCSB 

Strong Subadditivity for Holography with a Cutoff

BROIDA 3302

Thurs, Oct 17 2:00PM Javier Magan, BALSERIO  Entaglement Entropy and Superselection Sectors  KITP SSR
Tues, Oct 22 12:30PM  David Berenstein, UCSB  Localized States in Global AdS in an Instant

BROIDA 3302

Thurs, Oct 24 2:00PM Bogdan Ganchev, CAMBRIDGE  Weak Cosmic Censorship in Einstein-Scalar theory in flat 4D KITP Auditorium
Tues, Oct 29 12:30PM Haoyu Sun, BERKELEY & KITP  Ising CFT on higher genus surfaces and its gravity dual

BROIDA 3302

Thurs, Oct 31 2:00PM  Silviu Pufu, PRINCETON Holographic correlators from bootstrap and supersymmetric localization KITP SSR 
Tues, Nov 5 12:30PM Gary Horowitz, UCSB  Corner Conditions and Traversable Wormholes  BROIDA 3302
Thurs, Nov 7  2:00PM Mudassir Moosa, CORNELL  The holographic dual of Renyi relative entropy KITP SSR
Tues, Nov 12 12:30PM Phil Saad, STANFORD Late time correlation functions, baby universes, and ETH in JT gravity BROIDA 3302
Thurs, Nov 14 2:00 PM John Cardy, BERKELY & OXFORD  TTbar Deformed Correlation Functions KITP SSR
Tues, Nov 19 12:30PM Jospehine Suh, CALTECH  Dynamics of black holes in Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity BROIDA 3302
Thurs, Nov 21 2:00 PM Hirosi Ooguri, CALTECH & TOKYO IPMU  The High Energy Behavior of Mellin Amplitudes KITP SSR 
Tues, Nov 26  12:30PM Xi Dong, UCSB  TBA  BROIDA 3302
Thur, Dec 12 2:00PM Onkar Parrikar, U PENN  TBA  KITP SSR
 

2019-20 ABC...z Seminar Series

http://abcz.physics.ucsb.edu/

Fall 2019

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Location

Thurs, September 26 3:45 Boris Tankhilevich, Magtera Inc. Compact Tunable Terahertz Source based on Spintronic Magnon Lasing Effect 1640 Broida 

Thurs, October 3

3:45 Lisa Manning, Syracuse University Predicting failure in disordered solids 1640 Broida