Upcoming Department Colloquia

Thu, 2018-01-11 16:00 - 17:00
Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston U.)

In this talk I will introduce the concept of dynamical quantum phase transitions,
where the role of parameter, which drives the system across the transition is played
by time. Mathematically these transitions can be understood through singularities of
the Loschmidt type return amplitude, which serves as a natural real time
generalization of the partition function. Physically these transitions are related
to the singularities in the work distribution function after a quantum quench

Henning 201
Thu, 2018-01-18 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Joanne O'Meara (Guelph)
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-01-25 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Pisin Chen (Leung Institute)
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-02-01 16:00 - 17:00
Ted Bunn (U. Richmond)

Students are often not exposed to the main ideas of general relativity until relatively late in their education, due to the mathematical complexity of the theory. In particular, the Einstein field equation is generally presented in a way that obscures its geometrical meaning under a thicket of indices. I will show an index-free geometrical approach to the equation that is suitable for students unfamiliar with tensor calculus.

Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-02-08 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Hong Liu (MIT)
Henning 201
Thu, 2018-02-22 16:00 - 17:00
No Colloqium
Reading break
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-03-01 16:00 - 17:00
Stefano Vitale (Trento)
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-03-08 16:00 - 17:00

Come and support our graduate students as they compete to deliver the best summary of their research projects in just 3 minutes!

Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-03-15 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Frans Pretorius (Princeton)
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-03-22 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Jo Lister (ITER)
Hennings 201
Thu, 2018-04-05 16:00 - 17:00
TBA
Veronika Hubeny (UC Davis)
Hennings 201
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