Graduate And Professional

Condensed Matter Theory Seminar: Yves Kwan, University of Oxford, “Kekulé spirals in twisted bilayer graphene"

Abstract: Intense experimental efforts over the past few years have uncovered a rich phenomenology in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene (TBG). The search for a unifying theoretical framework is complicated by the variability of observations between different samples, which is often attributed to perturbations beyond the pristine limit. Among these is strain, which has been demonstrated via scanning tunnelling experiments to be ubiquitous in TBG devices.

Condensed Matter Theory Seminar: Benjamin Remez, University of Cambridge, “Collective Phenomena in Excitonic Matter”

Abstract: Bound electron-hole pairs, known as excitons, let us realize a plethora of bosonic correlated phases in the solid state. In recent years, the ability to manipulate excitonic states of matter has advanced significantly thanks to novel materials, most notably transition metal chalcogenides such as Ta2NiSe5, TiSe2, and WS2/MoS2 heterobilayers, providing us new access to this rich phase diagram.

The Kimball Smith Series, Sasha Brown, Marynel Vázquez, Wendall Wallach, "AI Ethics on the Global Stage"

AI Ethics on the Global Stage
Join us on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 4 PM in Watson Center (WTS) A74 for a moderated panel followed by small group discussions about artificial intelligence in the contemporary global climate.
The panel will feature experts Wendall Wallach (Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics), Sasha Brown (World Fellows Program) and Marynel Vázquez (Interactive Machines Group).
Attendees will learn about how AI works and is applied, key recent innovations, current ethical questions, and AI’s impact on the global economy and politics.

Particle Theory Seminar: Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology, "Symmetry in QFT and Gravity"

Speaker: Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech)
Title: Symmetry in QFT and Gravity
Abstract: I will review aspects of symmetry in quantum field theory and combine them with the AdS/CFT correspondence to derive constraints on symmetry in quantum gravity. The quantum gravity constraints to be discussed include the no-go theorem on global symmetry, the completeness of gauge charges, and the decomposition of high energy states into gauge group representations.

Dissertation Defense: David Stewart, Yale University, "Jet to Event Activity Correlations in Small System Collisions at STAR"

Heavy ion collisions at the LHC and RHIC produce a quark gluon plasma (QGP), in which quarks and gluons are deconfined into an extended medium. This “fourth phase” of matter is also believed to have been the first material phase of the universe following the Big Bang. In experiment, high energy partons scatter at short time scales and may subsequently lose energy, or are “quenched”, via interactions with the QGP.

NPA Seminar, Jay Hyun Jo, Yale University, “First search for an excess of electron neutrinos in MicroBooNE”

We present a measurement of electron-neutrino interactions from the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam using the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber to address the nature of the excess of low-energy interactions observed by the MiniBooNE collaboration. Three independent electron-neutrino searches are performed across multiple single-electron final states, including an exclusive search for two-body scattering events with a single proton, a semi-inclusive search for pionless events, and a fully inclusive search for events containing all hadronic final states.

NPA Seminar, Lee Hagaman & Giacomo Scanavini, Yale University, "First Test of the MiniBooNE Low Energy Excess Under a Single-Photon Hypothesis in the MicroBooNE Experiment"

Abstract TBA
In-person attendance will be capped at 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the current Yale policies.
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