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**Category: Astroparticle Seminar**

**Category: Atomic Physics Seminar**

**Category: Biophysics Seminar**

**04/27/15**Biophysics Seminar - Jonathan Howard, Yale - “Ciliary and flagellar motility: From single molecules to collective motion"**04/13/15**Biophysics Seminar - Nikta Fakhri, MIT - "TBA"**04/06/15**Biophysics Seminar - Marc Gershow, NYU - "TBA"**03/30/15**Biophysics Seminar - Sidhartha Goyal, U. Toronto - “Finding the rules of blood regeneration”**03/23/15**Biophysics Seminar - Michael Levin, Tufts - “Endogenous voltage gradients among non-neural tissues encode large-scale patterning cues in embryogenes**03/09/15**Biophysics Seminar - Dan Larson, NIH - "Single-molecule imaging reveals switch between spurious and functional ncRNA transcription"**02/23/15**Biophysics Seminar - Yann Chemla, UIUC - “Measurement of Flagellar and Whole-cell Dynamics in Swimming E. coli Cells”**02/16/15**Biophysics Seminar - Coleen Murphy, Princeton - "Fatal Attraction: The links between mating, reproductive behavior, and longevity"**Category: Condensed Matter Seminar**

**05/20/15**Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Carlos Sa De Melo, Georgia Tech, "Effects of spin-orbit coupling on the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless ..."**05/04/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Inna Vishik, MIT, "Ultrafast dynamics in heavy fermions and electron-doped cuprates"**04/20/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Joel Moore, UC, Berkeley, "Dynamical consequences of non-Abelian gauge fields and non-Abelian particles in solids"**04/13/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT, "Dirac Electrons — Living on the Edge"**04/10/15**Special Condensed Matter Seminar - Chunhui Du, Ohio State U - " Spin Dynamics and Transport Studied by Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR) based Techniques"**04/09/15**Special Condensed Matter Seminar - Abhinav Kandala, Penn State U. - "Engineering dissipation-less transport in magnetic topological insulator systems"**04/06/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Allan MacDonald, UT, Austin, "Exciton Condensates are Super!"**03/30/15**Special Condensed Matter Seminar - T. Kontos, LPA, Ecole Normale Supérieure-"Coherent coupling of a single spin to microwave cavity photons"**02/26/15**Spec. Condensed Matter, SuYang Xu, PU & LBNL, "2D Topological Superconductors based on 3D Topological Insulators with Helical Pairing"**02/23/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, N. Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins,"Shining (low frequency) light on quantum magnets: Ising spin chains, quantum spin ice, an**02/13/15**Spec. Condensed Matter Seminar, SuYang Xu, PU & LBNL, "TBA"**02/12/15**Spec. Condensed Matter Seminar, SuYang Xu, PU & LBNL, "TBA"**02/09/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Dmitry Abanin, Perimeter Institute, "Many-body localization in periodically driven systems"**02/02/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Andrey Chubukov, U of Minn, "Charge order in the cuprates"**01/28/15**Condensed Matter Seminar, Carlos Sa De Melo, Georgia Tech,"Effects of spin-orbit coupling on the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition . . . .**Category: Gravity Group Seminar**

**05/01/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Suzanne Staggs, "Polarized ACT: A Review, an Update & the Outlook"**04/24/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Neal Dalal, "Backsplash in dark matter halos" & "Probing dark matter substructure using dusty galaxies"**04/17/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Lasha Berezhiani "How Likely are Constituent Quanta to Initiate Inflation?"**04/17/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Lasha Berezhiani "How Likely are Constituent Quanta to Initiate Inflation?"**04/10/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Kent Yagi, "I-Love-Q and Follicly Challenged Neutron Stars"**04/03/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Simon Dicker "High resolution imaging of the SZ effect using MUSTANG2"**03/27/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, David Spergel, "What polarization measurements will teach us about the early universe and fundamental physics"**03/13/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, SPIDER party: Overview of the science with personal stories from all the team members**03/04/15**Special Cosmology Seminar, Daniel Eisenstein, "Baryon Acoustic Oscillations: A Robust and Precise Route to the Cosmological Distance Scale"**02/27/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Sam Gralla "QED Plasma and Magnetars"**02/20/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Zoltan Haiman, "Electromagnetic Emission from Compact Supermassive Black Hole Binaries"**02/13/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Eiichiro Komatsu "Analytical Model for Non-thermal Pressure in Galaxy Clusters"**02/06/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Bill Jones, "Informal discussion of the Planck2015 and BICEP/KECK papers"**01/23/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Nick Battaglia, "Cross correlations with CMB secondaries: constraining cosmological parameters and cluster astrophysics"**01/16/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Ed Belbruno, "A Dynamical Mechanism for the Big Bang and an Alternative Time with w=1"**01/09/15**Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Vasileios Paschalidis "Numerical relativity: challenges, recent results and future applications"**Category: High Energy Experiment Seminar**

**Category: High Energy Theory Seminar**

**06/15/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Bengt Nilsson, Institute of Fundamental Phy. Chalmers U. of Tech. -"Gauging conformal field theories in three dimension"**06/03/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Juven Wang, MIT - “Geometric phase, string braiding statistics and spacetime surgery”**05/18/15**Institute for Advanced Study Joint Astrophysics / High Energy Theory Seminar - Lisa Randall, Harvard University - “Double Disk Dark Matter”**05/14/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Giorgio Parisi, University of Rome - "Fat diagrams: a topological expansion for lattice models"**05/12/15**High Energy Theory Special Seminar - John Schwarz, Caltech - "The superspace geometry of AdS_5 X S^5"**05/11/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Michele Del Zotto, Harvard University - “Aspects of 6D SCFTs and their Toroidal Compactifications”**05/08/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Zolton Fodor, University of Wuppertal - "Lattice QCD thermodynamics"**05/07/15**Informal High Energy Theory Seminar- IAS - Zolton Fodor, University of Wuppertal - "Ab Initio Calculation of the Neutron-Proton Mass Difference”**05/04/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - James Liu, University of Michigan - "Central charges and the superconformal index"**05/01/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Masahito Yamazaki, IAS - “Recursion Relation for Conformal Blocks”**04/27/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Neal Weiner, New York University - TBA**04/24/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Christoph A. Keller, Rutgers University - "2d holographic CFTs and permutation orbifolds"**04/20/15**High Energy Theory Seminar- Itzhak Bars, University of Southern CA - "Space-time Weyl Invariance and Dynamical String Tension"**04/17/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Maxime Gabella, IAS - “Network Operators and Quantum Moduli Space of Flat Connections”**04/16/15**Special High Energy Theory Seminar- IAS - Joseph Polchinski, University of California, Santa Barbara/KITP - “Precursor Puzzles”**04/13/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute - “Mirror Symmetry and Loop Operators”**04/06/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Robert Wald, University of Chicago - "Dynamic and Thermodynamic Stability of Black Holes and Black Branes"**04/03/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - David Vegh, IAS - “The Einstein-Rosen Bridge on the String”**03/30/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Bobby Acharya,ICTP Trieste & King's College London-Non-thermal Dark Matter--a Generic Prediction of String/M theory**03/27/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Matthew Buican, Rutgers University - "Conformal Manifolds and Argyres-Douglas Theories"**03/24/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (Bangalore) - Title below**03/23/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Andreas Stergiou, Yale University - "Trace anomaly on the conformal manifold"**03/20/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Gustavo Burdman, University of Sao Paulo - "“Colorless Top Partners, Naturalness and the Higgs”**03/19/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Dan Hooper, Fermilab - “Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Center (and in Dwarf Galaxies?)”**03/16/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Jacques Distler, University of Texas - “Tinkertoys for the E6 (2,0) Theory”**03/13/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Maria J Rodriguez, Harvard University - "Exact Solutions for Extreme Black Hole Magnetospheres"**03/09/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Marco Bochicchio, Sapienza University of Rome - An asymptotic solution of large-N QCD, and of large-N n=1 SUSY YM**03/06/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Nima Arkani-Hamed, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, IAS - “Cosmological Polytopes”**03/02/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Leonardo Rastelli, SUNY Stonybrook - TBA**02/27/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Victor Mikhaylov, Princeton University - "Notes on Supergroup Chern-Simons Theories"**02/23/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Xiaoliang Qi, Stanford University - “Exact Holographic Mapping, Tensor Networks and Space-time Geometry”**02/20/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Michael Dine, U. of CA, Santa Cruz - “Spontaneous CP Violation and $\theta_{qcd}$”**02/16/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Xi Yin, Harvard University - "On the UV completion of 6d SYM"**02/13/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Steve Gubser, Princeton University - "Holographic Fermi surfaces from top-down constructions"**02/09/15**High Energy Theory Seminar- Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University - Virasoro Conformal Blocks and Thermality from Classical Background Fields**02/06/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Johannes Henn, IAS -“The Three-Loop Cusp Anomalous Dimension in QCD”**02/03/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS-Sean Hartnoll,Stanford U-Holographically Inspired Thoughts on High Temperature Superconductors and other Bad Metals**01/26/15**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania-"“The Time Reversal Invariant Fractional Josephson Effect”**01/23/15**High Energy Theory Seminar - Ran Yacoby, Princeton University - " The Conformal Bootstrap for Maximally Supersymmetric Theories in Three Dimensions"**01/15/15**Informal High Energy Theory Seminar- IAS - Song He, Perimeter Inst.-“Scattering Equations and Matrices: Exploring the World of Massless Theories"**Category: Mathematical Physics Seminar**

**10/06/15**Math Physics Seminar, Daniel Sternheimer, Rikkyo U & U de Bourgone"The reasonable effectiveness of mathematical deformation theory in physics..."**09/29/15**Math Physics Seminar, Pavel Exner, Dopplier Institute, Prague "Quantum Graphs and Neumann Networks"**04/28/15**Math Physics Seminar, Yoshiko Ogata, U of Tokyo, "A class of gapped Hamiltonians on quantum spin chains and its classification"**04/21/15**Math Physics Seminar, Barry Simon, Caltech, "Singular Eigenvalue Perturbation Theory"**04/07/15**Math Physics Seminar, Wendelin Werner, ETS, Zurich, "'A simple renormalization flow setup for FK-percolation models"**03/31/15**Math Physics Seminar, Grisha Falkovich, Weizmann Inst., "When the Dust Settles"**03/24/15**Math Physics Seminar, Simone Warzel, TU-Munich, "On the decay rates of determinantal correlation functionals"**03/03/15**Math Physics Seminar, Senya Shlosman, U Marseille, "Airy diffusion and N^{1/3} fluctuations in the 2D Ising model"**02/24/15**Math Physics Seminar, Subhro Ghosh, Princeton, "Rigidity phenomena in random point sets"**02/10/15**Math Physics Seminar, Michael Kiessling, Rutgers, "A novel quantum-mechanical interpretation of the Dirac equation"**02/03/15**Math Physics Seminar, Alessandro Giuliani, U. of Rome 3, "Height Fluctuations in Interacting Dimers"**Category: Particle Physics Seminar**

**05/14/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Ben Safdi, MIT, "The Fermi GeV excess: annihilating dark matter or millisecond pulsars?"**05/11/15**Particle Physics Seminar, David Curtin, U. of Maryland, "Probing Colorless Naturalness"**05/01/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Sonia El Hedri, U. of Mainz, "Perturbative Unitarity Constraints on Dark Sectors"**04/17/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Eric Kuflik, Cornell, "TBA"**04/10/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Illias Cholis, FNAL, "WIMP ante portas? The Fermi galactic center excess."**04/03/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Jeremy Mardon, Stanford, "Ultra light vectors -- a journey from inflation to the lab"**03/27/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Spencer Chang, U. of Oregon, "Phenomenology of Induced Electroweak Symmetry Breaking"**03/10/15**Special Particle Physics Seminar, Daniel Whiteson, UC Irvine, "Observing Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with Smartphones"**03/06/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Hyung Do Kim, UMN, "Quantum Electroweak Symmetry Breaking"**02/27/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Matthew Baumgart, Carnegie Mellon, "De Sitter Wavefunctionals and the Resummation of Time"**02/20/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Yue Zhao, Stanford U."The Solution of (Little) Hierarchy Problem in AdS3/CFT2 Avatar"**02/13/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Matthew Low, U of Chicago, "TBA"**02/06/15**Particle Physics Seminar, Jack Kearney,FNAL "Explaining the "Inexplicable:" Achieving dark sector mass relations via renormalization group focusing."**Category: PCTS Seminar**

**04/16/15**PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: Entropy and information**04/14/15**PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: Perturbation and Response**04/09/15**PUBLIC LECTURE "The Ambiguity of Time's Arrow"**04/07/15**PCTS Seminars by Gavin Crooks, LBNL: The fluctuations of dissipation**Category: Phenomenology Seminar**

**Category: Physics Colloquium**

**04/30/15**40th annual Donald Hamilton Lecture: Deborah Jin, University of Colorado; "Fun with Ultracold Atoms"**04/16/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series- Pasquale Blasi, INAF-Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence,Italy,"Cosmic Rays: a journey from accelerators to Earth"**04/02/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder, "Interferometry in a strong light"**03/26/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Ali Yazdani, Princeton University, "Spotting the elusive Majorana under the microscope"**03/12/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Per Helander, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany, title: tba**03/12/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series-Per Helander, Max-Planck Ins.Plasma Physics,"Theory of non-symmetric plasma confinement and a new large physics experiment**02/19/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania, "Topological Boundary Modes from Quantum Electronics to Classical Mechanics"**02/12/15**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Zheng-Tian Lu, ANL, U. Chicago, "Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Global Groundwater"**Category: Public Lecture**

**04/21/15**PCTS Public Lecture - Introduction by Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University**04/20/15**PCTS Public Lecture - Introduction by Mikko Haataja, Princeton University**03/05/15**Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Daniel Eisenstein "Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound"**Category: Quantum Computing Seminar**

**Category: Quantum Sciences Seminar Series**

**Category: Special Event**

**10/11/15**Gandhi Jayanti by SAAG Employee Reasource Group**05/15/15***Special Seminar* Symposium and Memorial Concert for Val Fitch 1923-2015**04/18/15**Special Event - Physics Recital**03/05/15****Cancelled**Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Daniel Eisenstein "Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound"**Cancelled****Category: Special Seminar**

**06/16/15**Einstein's equations in a (3+1)-split: the gravitoelectric Gauss law and the gravitomagnetic Ampere law**05/29/15**Special Seminar - Reunions - Physics Demonstrations: What could go Wrong? - Prof. Steve Gubser**04/17/15**Special seminar – Nayoon Woo, University of Chicago, "Interplay of disorder and geometrical frustration in doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet"**02/25/15**Special Seminar - "Hostile and Benevolent Sexism: A Discussion for Women and Men in STEM." - Susan Fiske - Princeton University**02/09/15**Special Seminar - " Cosmology from the Planck satellite and beyond" - Joanna Dunkley**02/04/15**Special Seminar - Magnetic resonance with Single-Nuclear-Spin Sensitivity - Alex Sushkov, Harvard University**02/02/15**Special Seminar -Fingers, toes and tongues: the anatomy of interfacial instabilities in viscous fluids - Irmgard Bischofberger, University of Chicago**01/15/15**Special Seminar -Chris Martin-Johns Hopkins University-What did we find? Characterizing a new particle using 4l events from the CMS Experiment.**01/14/15**Special Seminar - Higgs boson physics at ATLAS from the WW perspective - Corrinne Mills**01/13/15**Special Seminar - The MAJORANA Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector - Graham Giovanetti**01/06/15**High-resolution imaging of ordering in Rydberg many-body systems - Peter Schauss**Category: Statistical Mechanics Seminar**