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**07/19/16**Zohar Komargodski "Strings from Massive Higher Spins: The Asymptotic Uniqueness of the Veneziano Amplitude"**06/17/16**Kirk McDonald Retirement - Special Seminars**06/17/16**Special Seminar: "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe" Nigel S. Lockyer, Director Fermi National Laboratory**06/17/16**Special Seminar: "Neutrinos are Everywhere: Towards a New Understanding of the Quantum Universe" Nigel S. Lockyer, Director Fermi National Laboratory**06/16/16**Special Seminar: Pedram Roushan, Google: "Chiral ground-state currents of interacting photons in a synthetic magnetic field”**06/09/16**Special CM Seminar, David van Woerkom, Delft University of Technology, "Dynamics of Superconductor-Semiconductor Josephson junctions"**06/08/16**Special CM Seminar, Aris Alexandradinata, Yale, "The first nonsymmorphic topological insulator: prediction and discovery"**06/06/16**Special Seminar: Edoardo Baldini, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, "Exploring the Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Collective Excitations"**06/03/16**High Energy Theory Seminar David Kosower, PCTS Seminar Room 407**06/03/16**Special CM Seminar, Ahmet Avsar, National University of Singapore, "Electronic spin transport in gate-tunable black phosphorus spin valves"**06/01/16**Arnab Rudra, University of California, Davis | String theory low energy expansion and M theory amplitudes**05/27/16**Hear the Music of the Cosmos: strings, gravitational waves, and beyond! - Katerina Visnjic**05/27/16**Astroparticle Physics Seminar: Phillip Urquijo, Univ. of Melbourne**05/25/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Masahito Yamazaki, IAS**05/20/16**Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Gregor Jotzu, ETH, "Probing Topological Floquet-Bands and Quantum Magnetism with Ultracold Fermions"**05/20/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS - TBA**05/18/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Sangmin Lee , Member IAS, Bloomberg Hall Physics Library**05/18/16**Special CM Seminar, Shaffique Adam, Yale-NUS, "The role of electron-electron interactions in graphene†"**05/17/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Prateek Agrawal, Harvard, "The Cosmological Constant Problem in Scalar Gravity"**05/16/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Dmitri Khevshchenko, UNC, "Demystifying the Holographic Mystique"**05/16/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Hong Liu, MIT - “Effective Field Theory of Dissipative Fluids”**05/13/16**Atomic Physics Seminar, Vito Giovanni Lucivero, ICFO, "Quantum metrology with high density atomic vapors and squeezed states of light"**05/13/16**HET Seminar, Marko Simonivic, IAS, "Weinberg Soft Theorems from Weinberg Adiabatic Modes"**05/12/16**Special CM Seminar, Thomas Iadecola, Boston College, "Wire constructions of Abelian topological phases in three or more dimensions"**05/11/16**HET Seminar, Daniel Harlow, Harvard University, “Discussion about constraints on electromagnetism from quantum gravity”**05/10/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Andrea Tesi, U of Chicago, "The \digamma particle"**05/09/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Roderich Moessner, Max Planck, "Dynamics of a Kitaev spin liquid"**05/09/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Tarek Anous, MIT - "Black hole collapse in the 1/c expansion"**05/05/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Adam Brown, Stanford University - "Hot Bubbles of Nothing"**05/04/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion Group led by Edward Witten, IAS - "On Kevin Costello's Approach to Integrable Spin Systems”**05/03/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Jesse Thaler, MIT, "Probing the Core of QCD with Jet Substructure"**05/03/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Masahito Yamazaki, Kavli Institute - "Determinant Formulas for General CFTs"**05/02/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Ethan Dyer, Stanford University - "small black holes in near extremal gravity"**05/02/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Chetan Nayak, Microsoft, "Floquet Time Crystals: Spontaneously Broken Discrete Time-Translational Symmetry in Periodically-D**04/29/16**HET Seminar IAS - John J. Carrasco, IAS - “Efficiency=Geometry? Decoding the DNA of Prediction in Gauge, Gravity and Effective Field Theories”**04/29/16**Gravity Group Seminar, David Spergel (Princeton University) "NASA’s WFIRST mission"**04/29/16**Informal HET Seminar IAS - Arash Arabi Ardehali, University of Michigan - “High-Temperature Asymptotics of the 4d Superconfomal Index”**04/28/16**Neutrino Seminar - Diana Parno, U. of Washington, "Unmasking the Neutrino: The Standard Model and Beyond"**04/26/16**Math Physics Seminar, Roderich Tumulka, Rutgers U., "Probability Distribution of the Time at Which an Ideal Detector Clicks"**04/25/16**Biophysics Seminar - Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard "Linking Sensation to Action in the Olfactory System"**04/25/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Washington Taylor, MIT - “Elliptic Calabi-Yau Manifolds and the F-theory Landscape”**04/22/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Andrei Smilga - Subatech Research Lab - "Ultraviolet structure of 6D sypersymmetric gauge theories"**04/22/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Nick Battaglia (Princeton University), "Weak lensing mass calibration of SZ selected clusters from ACT"**04/21/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Harald Hess, HHMI Janelia Research Campus: "Innovating Microscopy: From Atoms to Biology"**04/20/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by Abhijit Gadde, Member IAS - “Conformal Constraints on Defects”**04/19/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Fiorenza Donato, U of Torino, "Dark matter and the cosmic radiation"**04/19/16**Math Physics Seminar, Phil Sosoe, Harvard, "Sharp quasi-invariance for the 4th order nonlinear Schroedinger equation"**04/18/16**High Energy Theory - Howard Schnitzer, Brandeis University - " Renyi Entropy for the SU(N)_1 WZW model on the torus"**04/18/16**Biophysics Seminar - John F. Brady, Caltech "The Swim Pressure of Active Matter"**04/18/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Qimiao Si, Rice U., "Frustrated Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides and Chalcogenides"**04/15/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Amber Miller (Columbia University) "EBEX - What we have learned, a surprise, and what comes next"**04/15/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Mark Mezei, Princeton University - "Spread of entanglement and chaos"**04/15/16**Special Event - Physics Recital**04/14/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Vladan Vuletic, MIT: "What does the Golden Ratio have to do with friction? An answer atom by atom."**04/13/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by Dionysios Anninos, Member IAS - “Replica Symmetry Breaking”**04/12/16**Pheno & Vino, Ken Van Tilburg, Stanford, "Searching for light scalar dark matter with rods and clocks"**04/11/16**Biophysics Seminar - Polly Fordyce, Stanford**04/11/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Chong Wang, Harvard University -“Charge-vortex duality and Dirac Fermions in (2+1)d”**04/11/16**Special seminar - Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute (Halle), “Domain Wall Spin-Orbitronics: Rise of Racetrack Memory!”**04/11/16**Seminar - Claudia Felser, Max Planck (Dresden), “Heusler compounds: Tunable materials with non-trivial topologies”**04/08/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Sebastian Franco, CUNY - "Branes and 2d (0,2) Gauge Theories"**04/08/16**Gravity Group Alessandra Buonanno, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics**04/08/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Alessandra Buonanno (MPI for Gravitational Physics) "GW150914 and the next challenges..."**04/07/16**41st Annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture: Gary Horowitz, UC-Santa Barbara, "Strange Views of Space and Time: From Einstein to String Theory"**04/06/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Juven Wang, Member IAS - “Quantum Statistics and Spacetime Topology”**04/05/16**Math Physics Seminar, Juerg Froehlich, ETH, Zurich, "Physical implications of the chiral anomaly -"**04/05/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Hermann Nicolai, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - "K(E10) as an R symmetry"**04/04/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - John Cardy, University of California, Berkeley - "Quantum Revivals after a Quench in CFT "**04/04/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Monika Aidelsburger, Col. of France, "Artificial gauge fields and topology with ultracold atoms in optical lattices"**04/01/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - David Kosower , IAS, CEA/Saclay- TBA**04/01/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Kris Sigurdson (IAS) "Gravity as a window onto new particle interactions in the dark Universe"**03/31/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - David Snoke, U. Pittsburgh: "Superfluids of light: Bose-Einstein condensation of polaritons in microcavities"**03/31/16**Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Panagiotis Kotetes, U. of Copenhagen, "Signatures of Majorana fermions in Shiba chains with or without spin-orbit in**03/29/16**Math Physics Seminar, David Brydges, U of British Columbia, "The lace expansion for $\phi^{4}$"**03/28/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Ahmed Almheiri, Stanford University - "Linearity of Holographic Entanglement Entropy”**03/25/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Andrew (Liam) Fitzpatrick, Boston University - “Conformal Bootstrap Bounds on Charged States in 2D CFTs at c>1”**03/25/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Chuck Bennett (Johns Hopkins University) "Cosmic Convergence?"**03/24/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Michael Gullans, NIST/U. of MD, " Quantum Nonlinear Optics"**03/23/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Pavel Putrov, Member IAS - “Categorification of Chern-Simons Partition Function”**03/23/16**Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Alexey Soluyanov, ETH, "New Topological Excitations"**03/22/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Matthew Kleban, NYU, "Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Cosmology"**03/22/16**Math Physics Seminar, Robin Reuvers, U of Copenhagen, "The Bogoliubov free energy functional"**03/21/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Erik Tonni, SISSA - "Some geometrical aspects of entanglement in CFT & Holography"**03/21/16**Biophysics Seminar - Thierry Mora, ENS**03/21/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Haim Beidenkopf, Weizmann Institute, "Tantalizing Fermi arcs in a Weyl semi-metal"**03/18/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Sangmin Lee, IAS, Seoul National University - “2d (0,2) Gauge Theories and Calabi-Yau 4-fold Singularities”**03/16/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by Leonard Susskind, Stanford University - “ER=EPR and Copenhagen-Everett Duality”**03/14/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Leonard Susskind, Stanford University, “Complexity Behind the Horizon”**03/10/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago: "Surprises with Dirac fermions in condensed matter"**03/09/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by David Kosower, Member IAS;CEA/Saclay - “Integration By Parts for Feynman Integrals”**03/08/16**Math Physics Seminar, Jeffrey Schenker, Michigan State, "Localization in the disordered Holstein model"**03/08/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Marat Freytsis, "The B -> D(*) tau nu anomalies: facts and/or fictions"**03/08/16**Special Condensed Matter Seminar, Chaoxing Liu, Penn State, “Possible realization of bosonic symmetry protected topological phases in bilayer graphe**03/07/16**High Energy Theory - Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University - "F-theory Perspective of 6d/4d SCFT's"**03/07/16**Biophysics Seminar - Nicolas Desprat, ENS "The morphogenesis of bacterial microcolonies and its role in environmental adaptation"**03/04/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Mauricio Romo, IAS - “B-brane transport on (non-) abelian gauged linear sigma models”**03/04/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Sean McWilliams (W. Virginia University) "The Birth of Observational Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, and Its Future"**03/04/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Jean-Loup Puget (Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay)**03/04/16**Special Cosmology Seminar, Jean-Loup Puget (IAS, Orsay) "Low multipole polarization measurements from Planck"**03/03/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Kerstin Perez, Haverford: “In Search of Cosmic-Ray Antinuclei from Dark Matter”**03/02/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by David Simmons-Duffin, Member IAS - “Looking for a Bulk Point”**03/01/16**Math Physics Seminar, Michael Brenner, Harvard, "A Potential mechanism for a singular solution of the Euler Equation"**03/01/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Yuhsin Tsai, U. of Maryland, Exotic Signals in The Twin Higgs Model**02/29/16**Biophysics Seminar - Michelle Wang, Cornell "Single molecule mechanics – towards high throughput"**02/29/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University, “On Information Loss in AdS_3/CFT_2”**02/26/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Liang Dai (IAS, JHU) "Gravitationally lensed gravitational waves"**02/26/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Mykola Dedushenko, Princeton University - "Chiral algebras in 2d N=(0,2) theories"**02/25/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Joseph Curtin, Joseph Curtin Studios: “Can Stradivari’s Sound Be Measured?”**02/24/16**Special CMS, Michael Brenner, Harvard, "Towards artificial living materials"**02/24/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group led by Mauricio Romo, IAS - “Gauged Linear Sigma Models, B-branes and Hemispheres”**02/23/16**Math Physics Seminar, Lukas W. Schimmer, Princeton, "Asymptotics of the eigenvalues of operators for mirror curves"**02/23/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Jakub Scholtz, Harvard, "Flooded Dark Matter and core/cusp resolution with fermionic dark matter"**02/22/16**High Energy Theory - Wilke van der Schee, MIT - "Evolution of the jet opening angle distribution in holographic plasma"**02/22/16**Biophysics Seminar - Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee "Signalling and mechanics in the human mitotic spindle and the DNA damage response."**02/22/16**Condensed Matter Seminar, Steve Kivelson, Stanford, "Electron Nematic Phases in Highly Correlated Electron Systems"**02/19/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Carlos Mafra, IAS - "Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes in String and Field Theory"**02/18/16**CANCELLED: Hamilton Colloquium Series**02/17/16**Physics Group Meeting IAS - Discussion Group Led by Jennifer Lin, Member, IAS - TBA**02/16/16**Math Physics Seminar, Simone Warzel, TU, Munich, "Decay of correlations and absence of superfluidity in the disordered Tonks-Girardeau gas"**02/16/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Raffaele D'Agnolo, IAS, "Light Dark Matter from Boltzmann Tails"**02/12/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University) "The Quest for the Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics"**02/12/16**Special Cosmology Seminar, Soichiro Isoyama (U. of Guelph) "Hamiltonian dynamics of large-mass-ratio binaries: the self-force approach"**02/12/16**High Energy Theory Seminar - Aitor Lewkowycs, Princeton University - "Modular hamiltonians and relative entropies for holographic states"**02/11/16**Hamilton Colloquium Series - Sebastian Seung, Princeton University: "Structure and function of the retina"**02/11/16**How to Be a Male Ally to Women in STEM - Dr. Christopher Kilmartin**02/09/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Yoni Kahn, Princeton, "A Broadband Approach to Axion Dark Matter Detection"**02/08/16**High Energy Theory - John Gracey, University of Liverpool - "Higher dimensional quantum field theories - old methods for the modern arena"**02/05/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Ellis Ye Yuan, IAS - “Tree and One-Loop Amplitudes from Scattering Equations”**02/05/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Chris Tully "Status of PTOLEMY for Calorimeter-based Relic Neutrino Detection and Neutrino Mass Measurement"**02/04/16**Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials - Liuyan Zhao, Caltech**02/04/16**Search, discovery and measurements of the Higgs boson in the diphoton decay channel at CMS- Josh Bendavid, CERN**02/04/16**Revealing Hidden Orders in Spin-Orbit Coupled Correlated Materials - Liuyan Zhao, Caltech**02/03/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS - “The Diphoton Excess and Physics Beyond the Standard Model”**02/02/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Sam McDermott, Stony Brook, "Inflatable Dark Matter"**02/02/16**Top quarks & beyond: probing new physics at the Large Hadron Collider- Louise Skinnari, CERN**02/01/16**Biophysics Seminar - Alexandra Zidovska, NYU "Mechanism and Function of Chromatin Positional Dynamics in Interphase"**02/01/16**High Energy Theory Seminar IAS - Marcus Spradlin, Brown University, "Landau Singularities and Symbology”**01/29/16**Astroparticle Seminar: "Neutrino Physics faces Cosmology"- Carlos Peña Garay**01/28/16**Ultracold Quantum Matter of Strongly Dipolar Molecules - Sebastian Will, MIT**01/28/16**Astroparticle Seminar:Canfranc Laboratory-speaker Aldo Ianni**01/27/16**Tailoring the flow of light at the nanoscale with hyperbolic metasurfaces - Alex High, Harvard University**01/25/16**A Light Dark Side - Yonit Hochberg, Berkeley**01/22/16**High Energy Theory IAS - Matthew Low, IAS - “Possibilities for the 750 GeV Excess”**01/22/16**Special seminar - Hao Ding, Tsinghua U., Bejing: "Exploring high-temperature superconductivity in FeSe/TiO2(001) heterostructure"**01/21/16**Time-resolved optical probes of spin and valley physics in semiconductors - Luyi Yang, Los Alamos**01/20/16**Special Cosmology Seminar, James Mertens (Case Western) "Inhomogeneous Cosmological Spacetimes in Numerical Relativity"**01/20/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Ellis Ye Yuan, IAS, “Soft Gravitons”**01/20/16**Shaking up statistical physics in interacting quantum systems - Anushya Chandran, Perimeter Institute**01/19/16**Pheno & Vino Seminar, Csaba Csaki, Cornell, "Displaced Higgs decays and flavor bounds in twin Higgs models"**01/18/16**Long-range entangled many-body states - Jeongwan Haah - MIT**01/15/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Jeff Peterson (Carnegie Mellon) "Fast Radio Bursts"**01/14/16**Symmetry protection in strongly interacting 3D bosonic systems - Fiona Burnell,**01/14/16**Symmetry protection in strongly interacting 3D bosonic systems - Fiona Burnell**01/13/16**Physics Group Meeting - IAS - Discussion group led by Carlos Mafra, IAS, “Perturbative String Scattering Amplitudes with the Pure Spinor Formalism**01/12/16**Symmetry meets topological order - Meng Cheng, Microsoft Q**01/08/16**Gravity Group Seminar, Marius Lungu (UPenn) "Mapping the Polarized Microwave Sky with ACTPol"**01/07/16**Special CM Seminar, Felix Flicker, UC Berkeley, "Charge Order, Quasicrystals, and the Quantum Hall Effect"**01/07/16**Atomic Physics Seminar, Ashok Ajoy, MIT, “Quantum assisted metrology with Nitrogen Vacancy centers in diamond”