Previous Years LITP Seminars

Title Speaker Affiliation Date Time Loaction
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