Departmental events

August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018. Previous/next year.
Aug01
Maira Constantino
Investigating Effects of Morphology and Flagella Dynamics on Swimming Kinematics of Different Helicobacter Species Using Single Cell Imaging
Aug08
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
Pseudoparticle approach to strongly correlated systems Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug10
Marcus Muller
Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen Switzerland
The many body localization transition: A dynamical phase transition triggered by a quantum avalanche Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug11
Riccardo Zecchina
Out-of-equilibrium states and quantum annealing speed up in non-convex optimization and learning problems
Aug11
Asher Mullokandov
Statistical Physics, Financial and Complex Systems and Networks
Aug16
Sho Sugiura
University of Tokyo
Entanglement entropy of finite-temperature pure quantum states and thermodynamic entropy as a Noether invariant Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Aug17
Michael Manighalam
Continuum limits of Quantum Walks
Aug30
Ami Katz
Comprehensive Exams - Part 1
Aug31
Kevin Black/Mirtha Cabello
Incoming Graduate Students Orientation
Sep01
Ami Katz
Comprehensive Exams - Part 2
Sep07
Charles DeLisi, Metcalf Professor of Science and Engineering 
Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering - Boston University
Pizza lunch at 12:00pm prior to the talk at 12:30pm
Special Systems Biology Seminar: A Conversation About Climate Change
Sep11
Po-Hao Huang
COUPLED WIRE CONSTRUCTION OF NON-ABELIAN CHIRAL SPIN LIQUIDS
Sep12
Lei Zhang
Constructing Ultra-Slow Glasses in Lattice Models for Reversible Computing
Sep13
Michiel Wouters
University of Antwerp
Correlations in driven-dissipative quantum systems Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov, Dries Sels
Sep13
Pranay Patil
Numerical Signatures of Conformal Field Theory
Sep15
Stefanos Kourtis
Boston University, Physics Department
"Resonant x-ray spectroscopy of topological semimetals"
Sep18
Boston University, Physics Department
Monday, September 18th - 12:00pm
Physics Department Annual BBQ
Sep18
Chon Kit Pun
Market Bubbles: Collective Behavior in the Financial Market
Sep22
Christopher Baldwin
Boston University, Physics Department
"Interfering directed paths & the sign phase transition"
Sep25
Cenke Xu 
University of California - Santa Barbara
"Lieb-Schultz-Mattis Theorem and its generalizations from the Perspective of the Symmetry Protected Topological Phase" Host: Anders Sandvik
Sep27
Zhicheng Yang
Boston University, Physics Department
"Iterative Compression-Decimation Scheme for Tensor Network Optimization"
Sep28
Jason Christopher
Exploring Strain Physics in 2D Systems
Sep28
William Shain
SOLUTIONS TO LINEAR PROBLEMS IN ABERRATED OPTICAL SYSTEMS
Oct04
Walter Hahn
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow
"Stability of quantum statistical ensembles with respect to local measurements" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct06
Kartiek Agrawal
Princeton University
"Diabatic approach to creating ground states of certain critical models" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct13
Roman Mankowsky
Paul Scherrer Institute
"Coherent optical control and nonlinear probing of strongly correlated materials" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Oct16
Sumantra Sarkar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Physicochemical Conditions for Self-Replication" Host: Robert Marsland
Oct18
Louis Pecora
United States Naval Research Laboratory
"Cluster Synchronization of Chaotic Systems in Large Networks" Host: David Campbell
Oct20
Tamiro Villazon
Boston University, Physics Department
"Kibble-Zurek Dynamics of a Driven Dissipative System: Universality Beyond the Markovian Regime"
Oct23
Severine Atis
Harvard University
"On Growth and Form of Range Expansions at Liquid Interfaces" Host: Kirill Korolev
Oct23
Christopher Kachulis
Boosted Dark Matter at Super-Kamiokande
Oct24
Ivar Mar
Argonne National Lab
"Exciting dynamics in multiple time dimensions"
Oct25
Hui Shao
Beijing Computational Science Research Center
"Nearly deconfined spinon excitations in the square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet" Host: Anders Sandvik
Oct27
Boston University, Physics Department
Costume Contest: 11:45AM; Pumpkin Drop: 12:30PM
Physics Department Annual Pumpkin Drop
Oct27
Kin Chung Fong
Raytheon BBN Technologies and Harvard University
"Putting hydrodynamic into solid state" Host: Scott Bunch
Nov03
Ben Machta
Princeton University
"When and why is a simpler model better?" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov03
Alexandre Day
Learning and Optimizing Quantum Control Landscapes
Nov06
Masaki Oshikawa
University of Tokyo
"Polarization, Large Gauge Invariance, and Quantum Hall Effect on Lattice" Host: Anders Sandvik
Nov08
Zhen Bi
Pappalardo Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Instabilities of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model" Host: Zhicheng Yang
Nov13
Adam Iaizzi
Magnetic Field Effects in Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets
Nov13
Zak Frentz
Columbia University
"Fate and Chance in Microbial Communities" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov17
Carlos Bolech
University of Cincinnati
"A Bosonization Puzzle in Non-linear Transport"
Nov20
Adrian Whitty
Boston University, Chemistry Department
"A Quantitative View of RTK Signaling" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Nov20
Renzo Tamiro Villazon Scholer
Kibble-Zurek Dynamics of a Driven Dissipative System: Universality Beyond the Markovian Regime
Nov28
Carlos Castro 
Ohio State University
"Design, control, and applications of DNA nanomechanical devices" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec04
Ksenia Bravaya 
Boston University, Chemistry Department
Biophysics Seminar TBA
Dec06
Jason Christopher
RIVETING TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS: EXPLORING STRAIN PHYSICS IN ATOMICALLY THIN CRYSTALS WITH MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Dec15
Xi Dai
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Condensed Matter Seminar TBA Host: Wanzheng Hu