Events - Weekly
November 2013 >>
|Sunday, November 10|
|Monday, November 11|
Biophysics Seminar Series - Jie Xiao (Johns Hopkins University)
“Gene regulation at the single molecule level”
Jadwin 111 · 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
High Energy Theory Seminar - IAS - Abhijit Gadde, California Institute of Technology - “(0,2) Trialities”
Motivated by the connection between 4-manifolds and 2d N=(0,2) theories, we study the dynamics of a fairly large class of 2d N=(0,2) gauge theories. We see that physics of such theories is very rich, much as the physics of 4d N=1 theories. We discover a new type of duality that is very reminiscent of the 4d Seiberg duality. Surprisingly, the new 2d duality is an operation of order three. We study the low energy physics and use elliptic genus to detect dynamical supersymmetry breaking.
Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study · 2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
|Tuesday, November 12|
Special Seminar - Double Disk Dark Matter - Lisa Randall - Professor, Harvard University
Jadwin A06 · 2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Math Physics Seminar, Nicolas Rougerie, "Structure of large bosonic systems: the mean-field approximation and the quantum de Finetti theorem"
I will discuss a general strategy to derive Hartree's theory for the ground state of a generic interacting many-bosons system with mean-field scaling. The validity of the mean-field approximation is interpreted as a consequence of the structure of the set of bosonic density matrices with large number of particles, in particular of the so-called quantum de Finetti theorem. The approach is general and applies for example to famous examples such as the trapped Bose gas, bosonic atoms and boson stars
Jadwin A06 · 4:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
|Wednesday, November 13|
|Thursday, November 14|
Informal HET Seminar - IAS - Timothy Cohen, Stanford University, “On Heavy Supersymmetry”
The discovery of a 125 GeV SM-like Higgs boson along with the absence of additional new physics signals have reinvigorated studies of "simple" supersymmetry breaking sectors. One such paradigm relies on anomaly plus gravity mediation; this model favors 3 TeV wino dark matter and gluinos in the O(10 TeV) range. Given these large masses, this model is difficult to test. In this talk, we will review the status of this scenario, followed by a description of two concrete experimental probes. An existing search for line photons emanating from the center of the galaxy will be used to challenge the wino dark matter hypothesis. Estimates for the reach of a future 100 TeV proton collider will be shown. This will demonstrate the potential to probe much of the interesting parameter space using human buildable technology.
Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study · 1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Hamilton Colloquium Series - Cristiano Galbiati, Princeton University: "What about dark matter?"
I will discuss the status of direct dark matter searches and the prospects for the DarkSide program.
Jadwin A10 · 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
|Friday, November 15|
High Energy Theory Seminar - Wei Song, Princeton University, "Thermodynamics of higher spin black holes"
PCTS Seminar Room · 1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.
|Saturday, November 16|