TRIUMF Talks

Simulating Spacetime

Speaker: 
Matthew Choptuik (UBC/CIFAR)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-10-06 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


In the 100 plus years since Einstein formulated general relativity, his theory has proven truly remarkable in the scope and breadth of its predictions concerning the gravitational interaction and the degree to which those predictions are borne out by experiment and observation.

The Dark Side of the Universe

Speaker: 
Pauline Gagnon
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-10-13 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Cancelled - Nuclear Physics for the Astrophysical r-Process

Speaker: 
Matthew Mumpower (Los Alamos)
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 2016-10-12 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Colloquium Cancelled

Speaker: 
Charles Gale (McGill)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-09-08 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

 

When the Universe was Hot and Sticky

The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There are currently vibrant experimental and theoretical programs that concentrate on the production, study, and characterization of the quark-gluon plasma: a fundamental state of matter that existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang. I will describe the theoretical aspects of this endeavour, and highlight some of the surprises uncovered along the way.

40 Years of Lattice QCD

Speaker: 
G. Peter Lepage (Cornell)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-06-09 14:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Double Beta Decay and the Challenges It Poses for Nuclear Physics

Speaker: 
Wick Haxton (UC Berkeley)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-05-12 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Theranostics: The future of nuclear medicine

Speaker: 
Steven Larson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 2016-05-04 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Arrested relaxation in an isolated molecular ultracold plasma

Speaker: 
Edward Grant (UBC)
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 2016-04-27 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


The eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) holds that the energy eigenstates underlying an evolving superposition mimic thermal states of the system [1, 2]. Thus, in this picture - despite the deterministic nature of the Schroedinger equation and the absence of outside perturbations - an arbitrarily prepared isolated quantum system relaxes to a thermal equilibrium that is somehow hardwired in its eigenstates. Indeed, ergodic dynamics have been found in a quantum system as small as three transmon qubits [3].

Underground Nuclear Astrophysics - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Speaker: 
Frank Strieder (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-06-02 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

 

Amazing Paper - the art, science and future opportunities

Speaker: 
Mark Martinez (UBC)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-04-14 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

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