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Monday, August 13, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics & Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford

Are we seeing Hawking Points in the CMB Sky?

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Friday, July 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Valeriya Korol, Graduate Student, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University

Multi-messenger study of the Milky Way with LISA, Gaia and LSST

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Yossef Zenati, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Technion

Neutron Star - White Dwarf Mergers: Early Evolution, Physical Properties and Outcomes

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, July 13, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jia Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

MassiveNuS: Cosmology with Massive Neutrinos

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ileyk El Mellah, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Centre for Mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics , K.U. Leuven

Wind accretion in Supergiant X-ray binaries

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, June 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sean Ressler, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley

Multi-scale Hydrodynamic Simulations of Wind-Fed Accretion Onto Sagittarius A*

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, June 1, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vivian U, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine

Galactic Collisions: The Growth and Merger of Supermassive Black Holes

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, June 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aaron Chew, Graduate Student, Alicea Group

Fermionized Parafermions and Symmetry-Enriched Majorana Modes

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, June 1, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Matthew Heydeman, Caltech

Unifying Tree Super-Amplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, May 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alessia Franchini, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Measuring black hole spins in TDEs: a QPO in ASASSN-14 li

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, May 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Christoph Keller, University of Arizona

Holographic Orbifold CFTs

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, May 25, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Volker Schomerus, DESY

TBD

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, May 18, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sasha Philippov, Einstein Fellow, Department of Astronomy, UC Berkeley

How do pulsars shine?

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Akira Furusawa, Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo

A time-domain multiplexed measurement-based large-scale optical quantum computer

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Xiaoliang Qi, Stanford University

2D eternal traversable wormhole

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, May 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elena Murchikova, Graduate Student, TAPIR, Caltech

The Accretion Disk Around Milky Way's Galactic Center Black Hole

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Juan Atalaya, Postdoctoral Scholar, Korotkov Group, UC Riverside

Bacon-Shor code with continuous measurement of non-commuting observables

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, May 11, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Markus Luty, UC Davis

A positive sum rule for the c anomaly in 4D conformal field theory

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Nicole Yunger Halpern, Graduate Student, Preskill Group

Quantum information in quantum cognition

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Michael Geracie, UC Davis

Categories of Line Operators in 3d N=4 Theories

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maria (Masha) Okounkova, Graduate Student, TAPIR, Caltech

Choosing the start time of binary black hole ringdown

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jacques Distler, UT Austin

Tinkertoys for E8

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, April 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irina Zhuravleva, Phys Sci Res Assoc, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University

Physics of Hot Gas in Galaxy Clusters on Macro and Micro Scales

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, April 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis

Entropy production via an inflow mechanism

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Daniel Litinski, PhD Candidate, von Oppen Group, Freie University Berlin

Topological Quantum Computing with and without Majoranas

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: West Bridge 265
Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Alp Sipahigil, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Painter Group

Solid-state hybrid quantum systems

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, April 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lorenzo Di Pietro, Perimeter Institute

Perturbative Approaches for QED3

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hyosub Kim, Department of Physics, KAIST, South Korea

Reconfigurable single-atom array for Rydberg atom quantum simulation

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, April 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Arbel Haim, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics

Toward realizing a time-reversal-invariant topological superconductor

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, April 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ning Bao, UC Berkeley

Generalized holographic entanglement of purification

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Victor Albert, Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics

Filling cavities to prevent decay: bosonic quantum error correction

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, March 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Anastasia Fialkov, ITC Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Shining Light into the Cosmic Dark Ages

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, March 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Feng Xu, UC Riverside

On relative entropy in CFT

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, March 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thaddeus Ladd, senior research scientist, HRL Laboratories, LLC

Isotopically Enhanced Triple-Dot Qubits in SiGe

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 201
Friday, March 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Xi Yin, Harvard University

Old stringy tales revisited

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Thursday, March 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Charisi Maria, Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy, TAPIR, Caltech

Quasars with periodic variability as sub-parsec Supermassive Black Hole Binary candidates

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cheng-Wei Qiu, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Hybridized metasurfaces: A new twist in flat optics

Applied Physics Seminar Series
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Friday, March 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clément Bonnerot, Postdoctoral Scholar, Theoretical Astrophysics, Caltech

Streams collision as a precursor of double tidal disruption events

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, March 9, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aron Wall, Stanford University

How Low can the Energy Density Go?

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, March 2, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Michael Ferguson, ETH Zurich

Spin-coherent dot—cavity electronics

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, March 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brian Swingle, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Scrambling in quantum spin chains

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, February 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Oriol Romero Isart, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information , Austrian Academy of Sciences

Levitated Nanomagnets in the Quantum Regime: Theory and Applications

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, February 23, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Yan-Fei Jiang, KITP Fellow, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Three Dimensional Radiation Hydrodynamic Simulations Reveal the Mysteries of Massive Stars

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Friday, February 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pavel Putrov, Institute for Advanced Study

Topological terms in Yang-Mills theory with time-reversal symmetry

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Evert van Nieuwenburg, Postdoctoral Scholar, Refael Group

Machine Learning and Quantum Physics

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: East Bridge 114
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sasha Zhiboedov, Harvard University

Correlation Functions in CFTs with Weakly Broken Higher Spin Symmetry

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, February 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Camille Avestruz, KICP and Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago

CANCELLED DUE TO FLU -- TO BE RESCHEDULED

TAPIR Seminar Series
Location: Cahill 370
Friday, February 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dan Xie, Harvard University

Seiberg-Witten differential via primitive forms

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469
Friday, February 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jacob Covey, Richard Chace Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group

A quantum gas of polar KRb molecules in an optical lattice

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
Location: Annenberg 105
Friday, February 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mario Martone, University of Texas - Austin

On singularities of super-conformal field theories

High Energy Theory Seminar Series
Location: Lauritsen 469

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