# Previous Years LITP Seminars

Title | Speaker | Affiliation | Date | Time | Loaction |
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Gravitational Waves as Astronomical Messengers | Alessandra Buonanno | 2017-06-07 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 | |

The Secret Relationship of the Top Quark and the Higgs Boson | Prof. Michael E. Peskin | 2017-04-24 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) | |

Exploring Randall-Sundrum models of gauge-Higgs unification | Michael Peskin | SLAC | 2017-04-23 | 11:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Topological superconductivity between one and two dimensions | Ady Stern | Weizmann | 2017-04-23 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Learning from microbial evolution experiments and DNA sequencing of populations | Daniel Fisher | Towards understanding of evolutionary dynamics | 2017-03-29 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

How much sex is enough? | Daniel Fisher | Stanford University | 2017-03-28 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Can evolution be understood quantitatively? | Prof. Daniel S Fisher | 2017-03-27 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) | |

The quantum way of doing computations | Prof. Rainer Blatt | Innsbruck University | 2017-03-20 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Variations on a (rococo) theme by Cauchy | Prof. Uriel Frisch | Laboratoire Lagrange, OCA, Universite Cote d'Azur | 2017-03-08 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Universality in numerical computations with random data. Case studies. | Prof. Percy Deift | New York University | 2017-01-16 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Quantum Gravity in the sky? Interplay between fundamental theory and Observations | Prof. Abhay Ashtekar | The Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos, and Physics Department Penn State | 2017-01-11 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Hundred Years of General Relativity: A global perspective | Prof. Abhay Ashtekar | Pennsylvania State University | 2017-01-09 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Future Prospects for High Energy Particle Accelerators | Prof. Barry Barish | Caltech, LIGO | 2016-11-24 | 14:00 | Lidow, 620 |

Einstein, Black Holes and Cosmic Chirps | Prof. Barry Barish | Caltech | 2016-11-21 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Singular Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SSPDE): the case of Fluctuating Hydrodynamics | Prof. Gianni Jona-Lasinio | Sapienza University of Rome | 2016-11-09 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Thermodynamic transformations | Prof. Gianni Jona-Lasinio | Sapienza University of Rome | 2016-11-06 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Quantum computing for and from quantum field theory. | Keith Lee | University of Waterloo | 2016-11-06 | 16:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Foundations and applications of the macroscopic fluctuation theory | Prof. Gianni Jona-Lasinio | Sapienza University of Rome | 2016-11-01 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Understanding non-equilibrium: some recent advances and a challenge for the future | Prof. Giovanni Jona-Lasinio | Sapienza University of Rome | 2016-10-31 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Minimizing diabatic errors of topological quantum gates | Vlad Streltsin | Technion | 2016-07-03 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Large deviations in nonequilibrium systems | Prof. Kirone Mallick | Institut de Physique Th´eorique CEA, France | 2016-06-29 | 13:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics: an Overview | Prof. Kirone Mallick | Institut de Physique Th´eorique CEA, France | 2016-06-27 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

The Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process, a Review | Prof. Kirone Mallick | Institut de Physique Th´eorique CEA, France | 2016-06-26 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Galaxy Groups I | Prof. Brent Tully | Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii | 2016-06-08 | 14:30 | |

Laniakea, Our Home Supercluster of Galaxies | Prof. Brent Tully | Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii | 2016-06-06 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Theory and Practice of Quantum Computing | Dr. John Smolin | IBM | 2016-05-22 | 16:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Persistence and superresolution | Prof. Sir Michael Berry | H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK | 2016-05-22 | 14:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Statistics -Thursday | Prof. Sir Michael Berry | H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK | 2016-05-19 | 14:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Optical vorticulture | Prof. Sir Michael Berry | H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK | 2016-05-18 | 12:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Analytic aspects | Prof. Sir Michael Berry | H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK | 2016-05-18 | 13:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Basics, shifted Fourier transforms | Prof. Sir Michael Berry | H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK | 2016-05-17 | 14:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

TBA | Prof. Gilad Gour | University of Calgary | 2016-05-15 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Electronic transport in interacting quantum wires, superconductors and topological insulators | Abhiram Soori | ICTS, Bengaluru, India | 2016-04-11 | 13:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Quench dynamics in low-dimensional quantum models of many-body systems | Natan Andrei | Rutgers University | 2016-01-17 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Atom-like impurities in solid-state: new science and applications | Prof.Mikhail Lukin | Harvard University | 2016-01-13 | 12:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Strongly interacting atoms and photons | Prof. Mikhail Lukin | Harvard University | 2016-01-12 | 14:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science | Prof. Mikhail Lukin | Physics Harvard University | 2016-01-11 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Entanglement and Surface states of Spin Chains and Semimetals | Ari Turner | Johns Hopkins University | 2016-01-10 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Topological superconductivity in interacting systems | Tami Pereg Barnea | McGill University | 2015-12-27 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Mobile metallic domain walls in an all-in-all-out magnetic insulator | Zhi - Xun Shen | Stanford University | 2015-12-23 | 13:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Novel Materials Physics at Atomically Thin Limit | Zhi - Xun Shen | Stanford University | 2015-12-22 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

High Temperature Superconductivity - Insights from Einstein's Electrons modern physics | Prof. Zhi Xun Shen | Stanford University | 2015-12-21 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Perplexing states of unentangled polymers | Guy Bunin | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | 2015-12-20 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Anomalous Transport from Equilibrium Partition Functions | Dr. Eugenio Megias Fernandez | Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich, Germany | 2015-10-08 | 12:30 | |

Mesoscopic correlations in diffusion: Controlling transmission and absorption of waves in strong scattering media. | Prof. Douglus Stone | Yale University | 2015-07-19 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Neutral Modes and the Undoing of Anyonic Interferometry | Yuval Gefen | Weizmann | 2015-06-14 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The internal structure of a vortex and its exited states in a two dimensional superfluid | Oded Agam | Hebrew University | 2015-05-31 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The depinning transition in presence of disorder | Prof. Benard Derrida | ENS Paris | 2015-04-26 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Searching for transition paths | Prof. Henri Orland | Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay | 2015-02-19 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Composite Dirac liquids: parent states for symmetric surface topological order | Dr. David Mross | Caltech | 2015-01-07 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The discrete quantum origin of the Lorentz group and the Z3-graded ternary algebras | Richard Kerner | Universite Pierre-et-Marie Curie, Paris | 2014-05-15 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Prediction of catastrophes: a worked example | Prof. Yves Pomeau | ENS, Paris | 2014-02-18 | 14:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Physical Applications of Heat Kernels on Fractals | Professor Gerald Dunne | University of Connecticut | 2014-01-26 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The fate of the vacuum - from Galileo to dark energy and dark matter | Jean Zinn-Justin | CEA, IRFU and Institut de Physique Théorique, Centre de Sacla | 2014-01-13 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Quench dynamics in isolated quantum systems in 1-d. | Natan Andrei | Rutgers University, USA | 2013-12-29 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Unavoidable CMB Spectral Features and Blackbody Photosphere of Our Universe | Prof. Rashid Sunyaev | Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany | 2013-11-20 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Non-Hermitian Approach in Physics and Biology | Professor Gennady Berman | Los Alamos National Laboratory | 2013-11-03 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Superluminous supernovae | Professor Roger A. Chevalier | University of Virginia | 2013-06-03 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Quantum random walks of interacting particles and the graph isomorphism problem | Prof. Susan Coppersmith | Wisconsin University, Madison | 2013-05-22 | 13:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Biologically Controlled Assembly of Mother-of-Pearl | Prof. Susan Coppersmith | Wisconsin University, Madison | 2013-05-19 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

TBA | Peter Eggelton | 2013-05-01 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 | |

Exact nonparaxial transmission of subwavelength detail using superoscillations | Michael Berry | Bristol University | 2013-05-01 | 13:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Binary stellar evolution - simultaneous solution for both stars | Peter Eggelton | LLNL | 2013-04-25 | 15:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Duality and metal-insulator transition in imperfect Luttinger liquids coupled to phonons | Prof. Igor Lerner | School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham | 2013-04-23 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Black Hole Spin, Accretion and Relativistic Jets | Professor Ramesh Narayan | Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | 2013-04-22 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Structural characterisation of porous and granular materials | Rebecca (Riki) Hihinashvili | Imperial College London | 2013-03-07 | 11:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Efficient Descriptions of Many-body quantum systems | Prof. Ignacio Cirac | Max Planck | 2012-12-05 | 13:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Dissipation: a new tool in quantum information science | Professor Dr. J.Ignacio Cirac | Max-Planck Ins. for Quantum Optics | 2012-12-03 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Bootstrap in the space of quantum field theories | Dr. Shlomo Razamat | Institute for Advanced Study | 2012-12-02 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Quantum Exponential Instabilities | Professor Italo Guarneri | Universita' dell'Insubria, Como | 2012-11-26 | 16:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Viscosity and black hole physics | Professor Dam T. Son | University of Washington | 2012-11-15 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Bacterial growth: defects, elasticity and plasticity | Dr. Ariel Amir | Harvard | 2012-11-11 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

TBA | Dan Arovas | 2012-06-24 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) | |

SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES IN THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE ERA | Prof. John Kormendy | Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-28 | 12:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

The Evolution of Isolated Disk Galaxies | Professor John Kormendy | Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-24 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF ELLIPTICAL, S0, AND SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES. II | Prof. John Kormendy | Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-23 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF ELLIPTICAL, S0, AND SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES. I. | Prof. John Kormendy | Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-21 | 13:30 | Lidow, 620 |

DARK MATTER HALOS OF LATE-TYPE AND DWARF SPHEROIDAL GALAXIES: STRUCTURE, SCALING LAWS, AND GALAXY FORMATION | Prof. John Kormendy | Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-20 | 13:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Transport and dynamical properties of some rarely interacting particle systems | Thomas Gilbert | Universite Libre de Bruxelles | 2012-05-17 | 09:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

TBA | Doron Cohen | Ben Gurion University | 2012-05-17 | 12:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

TBA | Irene Gamba | University of Texas at Austin | 2012-05-16 | 09:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Complex dynamics with selection | Jorge Kurchan | ESPCI | 2012-05-16 | 11:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Inelasticity induced Brazil nut effect | Ricardo Brito | Complutense University of Madrid | 2012-05-15 | 09:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Plasticity in Amorphous Solids with Implications to the Glass Transition | Itamar Procaccia | Weizmann Institute | 2012-05-15 | 12:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Granular materials jam under shear: Why friction matters, and what Isaac Goldhirsch told us | Robert Behringer | Duke University | 2012-05-15 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Coefficient of normal restitution and its impact on dissipative many-particle systems | Thorsten Poeschel | Universlity of Erlangen-Nuremburg | 2012-05-15 | 16:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

What do we really know about non-equilibrium steady states? | Jean-Pierre Eckmann | Geneva University | 2012-05-14 | 11:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Noise in One Dimension | Yuval Gefen | Weizmann Institute | 2012-05-14 | 16:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The narrow escape problem | Zeev Schuss | Tel Aviv University | 2012-05-14 | 17:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

The exquisite sensitivity of polarization | Professor Sir Michael Berry | University of Bristol | 2012-04-22 | 11:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Andersol model: Eigenvalue and Egenfunction related bounds | Alexander Rivkind | Technion | 2012-01-29 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Infrared observations of supernovae-- a path to better knowledge of dark energy | Professor Robert Kirshner | Harvard University | 2011-12-26 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Exploding Stars and the Accelerating Universe | Professor Robert P. Kirshner | Harvard University | 2011-12-22 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Dark vs. luminous matter in the local (z | Igor Karachentsev | Special Astrophysical Observatory RAS, Russia | 2011-12-21 | 09:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Panning For Gold In Complex Data | Marvin Weinstein | SLAC | 2011-09-20 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Dirichlet forms and derivations on fractals | Luke Rogers | University of Connecticut | 2011-06-29 | 10:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Weak ergodicity breaking in single molecule tracking | Eli Barkai | Bar Ilan University | 2011-06-29 | 11:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Complex aperiodic nanophotonics: Engineering complexity on Optical Chips | Luca Dal Negro | Boston University | 2011-06-29 | 15:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Optics in Fractal Dielectric Structures | Eli Levi | Technion | 2011-06-29 | 16:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Round table: Open discussion on common problems in physics and mathematics of fractals | 2011-06-29 | 16:40 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) | ||

A look inside the Hofstadter spectrum | Gilles Montambaux | Orsay | 2011-06-28 | 09:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Laplacians on Compact Metric Spaces | Jean Bellissard | Georgia Institute of Technology | 2011-06-28 | 10:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

First-passage statistics in scale invariant media and search strategies | Raphael Voituriez | Jussieu University, Paris | 2011-06-28 | 11:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Asymptotic safety and the fractal spacetimes of quantum Einstein gravity | Martin Reuter | University of Mainz | 2011-06-27 | 11:30 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

Aspects of heat kernel asymptotics on p.c.f. self-similar fractals | Naotaka Kajino | University of Bielefeld | 2011-06-27 | 15:00 | Lidow, Asher Peres (502) |

The Approach to Equilibrium in Macroscopic Systems: Quantum and Classical. | Prof. J. Lebowitz | Rutgers | 2011-06-20 | 13:00 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Current fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems | Prof. B. Derrida | ENS Paris | 2011-06-19 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Macroscopic versus microscopic approaches to non-equilibrium systems | Professor Bernard Derrida | Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France | 2011-06-16 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

State preparation and reconstruction in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics: an experimental study of Schrödinger's cat | Prof. Serge Haroche | ENS, Paris and College de France | 2011-05-31 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Non destructive photon counting and quantum feedback experiments in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics | Prof. S. Haroche | Paris | 2011-05-29 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Fundamental tests of quantum physics with atoms and photons in a box | Professor Serge Haroche | College de France (Paris) | 2011-05-26 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Gluon Scattering from Weak to Strong Coupling in N=4 Super-Yang-Mills Theory | Prof. Lance Dixon | SLAC/CERN | 2011-04-12 | 10:30 | Neve Shalom |

Amplitudes and Ultraviolet Behavior of N=8 Supergravity | Prof. Lance Dixon | SLAC/CERN | 2011-04-11 | 14:30 | Lidow, 620 |

Fluctuation properties of 1/f noise: from Statistical Mechanics to Burgers turbulence, Random Matrices, and Riemann-zeta function | Prof. Yan Fyodorov | University of Nottingham | 2011-04-10 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

New Tools for Forecasting Old Physics at the LHC | Professor Lance Dixon | Stanford | 2011-04-07 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Fate of bright solitary waves in attractive low-dimensional BECs | Dr. Alexej I. Streltsov | Heidelberg University | 2011-03-28 | 10:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Many-body localization and phase diagram of weakly interacting disordered bosons in one dimension | Igor Aleiner | Columbia Univ, New York | 2010-12-28 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Many-body localization | Professor Igor Aleiner | Columbia University | 2010-12-23 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Entanglement spectrum of a topological phase in one dimension | Dr. Erez Berg | Harvard | 2010-12-19 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Sound propagation of a fluid in a cylindrical trap | Prof. Lev Pitaevskii | University of Trento, Italy | 2010-11-22 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Dynamics of thin solitons | Prof. Lev Pitaevski | Trento | 2010-11-21 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Universal liquid: Ultracold Fermi gas at Feshbach resonance | Professor Lev Pitaevskii | University of Trento | 2010-11-18 | 16:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Minimal Code and Minimal Cell: Molecular Translation and Cellular Self Replication | A. Libchaber | Rockefeller University | 2010-11-15 | 14:30 | |

Planar Waveguide Structures as Universal Platforms for Exciting Experiments in Biology and Physics | Professor Gerd Marowsky | Laser Laboratorium Gottingen, Germany | 2010-09-06 | 12:30 | Solid State, Seminar Room |

Stokes geometry for the quantum Henon map | Prof. Akira Shudo | Tokyo Metropolitan University | 2010-05-12 | 12:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Some fundamentals of complex dynamical systems in several variables and chaotic tunneling | Prof. Akira Shudo | Tokyo Metropolitan University | 2010-05-10 | 16:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Transport investigation of topological insulators | Phuan Ong | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton | 2010-05-04 | 14:30 | Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300) |

Cooper pairing above and below Tc in the cuprates | Phuan Ong | Department of Physics, Princeton University | 2010-05-02 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Vorticity and phase fluctuations in cuprate superconductors | Phuan Ong | Department of Physics, Princeton University | 2010-04-29 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Central Limit theorems for Statistical Mechanics | Thomas Spencer | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton | 2010-03-15 | 14:30 | |

A Phase transition for a supersymmetric hyperbolic sigma model | Thomas Spencer | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton | 2010-03-14 | 14:30 | Lewiner, Seminar Room (412) |

Classical models of Quantum localization | Thomas Spencer | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton | 2010-03-11 | 14:30 | Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323) |

Central Limit theorems for Random Surfaces | Thomas Spencer | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton | 2010-02-16 | 11:30 | |

Quantum Information and Communication | Charles H. Bennett | IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New-York | 2009-03-24 | 13:30 |