Departmental events

View all events from the academic year.
Jan29
Danny Podolsky
Technion
"Buckling transition and antiferromagnetic liquids in two dimensions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Feb02
Pranay Patil 
Boston University, Physics Department
"Quantum Annealing to Solve 3-Regular 3-XORSAT on a Lattice"
Feb05
Robert Marsland
Boston University, Department of Physics
“Statistical Mechanics of Microbial Communities”
Feb07
Mahsa Mokhtarzadeh
Nano-Patterning by Ion Bombardment
Feb12
Sagar Vijay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Operator Spreading and the Quantum Butterfly Effect in Random Unitary Circuits" Host: Philip Crowley
Feb12
Nils G. Walter
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Single Molecules Come Into Focus: Understanding RNA-Driven Regulation From First Principles" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Feb15
This event is for all BU Physics Undergrads. Pizza will be served at this event.
Life After a Physics Bachelor's (Poster)
Feb16
Manuel Buen Abad Najar
Partially Cannibalistic Dark Matter
Feb16
Zhicheng Yang 
Boston University, Physics Department
Entanglement Spectrum in Quantum Many-Body Dynamics and Braiding of Non-Abelian Anyons
Feb23
Dries Sels
Boston University, Physics Department
"Draining a superfluid hose"
Feb26
Jay Sau
University of Maryland
"Physics of spin-orbit coupled wires in magnetic field: Majorana modes and Lifshitz transitions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Feb26
Matthias Schneider
Medical and Biological Physics - Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
From Physics to Living Systems: Pulses, Fluctuations, Transitions and the Living State. Host: Shyamsunder Erramilli
Feb28
Joseph Boales
Nonlinear Mechanics and Nonlinear Material Properties in Micromechanical Resonators
Mar02
Pierre E. Jacob
Harvard University
"Unbiased Markov chain Monte Carlo with couplings joint work with John O'Leary, Yves F. Atchadé"
Mar11
Boston University, Physics Department
Non-thermal Quantum Systems Conference 2018 (Poster)
Mar12
Benjamin Allen
Emmanuel College
"Evolutionary dynamics on any population structure" Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar13
Immanuel Bloch 
Max Planck Institue of Quantum Optics
Public Lecture: Realizing Feynman’s Dream of a Quantum Simulator (Poster)
Mar19
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
"Quantum dimer models for high temperature superconductors"
Mar19
Daniel Amor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The fate of microbial invaders in multi-stable laboratory ecosystems" Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar22
This event is for all BU Physics Undergrads. Pizza will be served at this event.
Life After a Physics Bachelor's
Mar23
Graduate Student Open House
Mar26
Katja Taute
Rowland Institute at Harvard
“High-throughput 3D tracking enables multiscale analysis of bacterial motility behavior” Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar28
Mark Srednicki
UCSB
"Aspects of ETH in various systems"
Mar29
Kyle Vigil
High Numerical Aperture Subsurface Microscopy
Mar29
Derek Lovley
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Electrically Conductive Protein Nanowires: A Revolutionary Electronic Material"
Mar30
Christopher Kachulis
Boosted Dark Matter at Super-Kamiokande
Apr02
Eduardo Fradkin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Chiral Phases in Frustrated 2D Antiferromagnets and Fractional Chern Insulators" Host: Christopher Laumann
Apr04
Rajita Menon
Network Topology and Community Function in Spatial Microbial Communities
Apr05
Dylan Rankin
Search for Heavy Resonances Decaying to a Top Quark and a Bottom Quark in Proton-Proton Collisions at 13 TEV with the CMS Experiment
Apr09
Juan Felipe Carrasquilla
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
"Towards learning quantum states with generative models" Host: Alexandre Day
Apr09
Vijaya Kolachalama
Boston University School of Medicine
Biophysics Seminar TBA Host: Kirill Korolev
Apr12
This event is for all BU Physics Undergrads. Pizza will be served at this event.
Life After a Physics Bachelor's (Poster)
Apr13
Efe Yigitbasi
Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Higgs Boson Decaying to b-bbar at 13 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment
Apr20
Mark Mineev-Weinstein
Natal
"Laplacian Growth" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Apr23
Yi Li
Johns Hopkins University
"Monopole harmonic superconductivity" Host: Anushya Chandran
Apr23
Ashley Carter
Amherst College
"Studying the dramatic looping of DNA in sperm using single molecule assays" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Apr27
Ivan Schuller
University of California, Santa Barbara
CANCELLED: CM Friday Seminar TBA Host: Kevin Smith
Apr30
Sergey Frolov
University of Pittsburgh
"Status of the Search for Majorana Fermions in Semiconductor Nanowires" Host: Alexander Sushkov
Apr30
Christopher Gabel
Boston University School of Medicine
"THE BREAKDOWN OF NEURAL CIRCUIT FUNCTION UNDER VOLATILE ANESTHESIA: IN VIVO, MULTINEURONAL IMAGING IN C. ELEGANS"
May02
Rashi Verma
A SUPERCOOLED STUDY OF NUCLEATION AND SYMMETRIES
May07
Carey Nadell
Dartmouth College
"Cooperation and competition for space in bacterial biofilms" Host: Kirill Korolev
May11
Federico Tonielli
University of Cologne, Germany
"Fate of Orthogonality Catastrophe in driven-open quantum systems" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Jun11
Jilin Wang
Critical Dynamics and Self-organization in Bursts of Brain Rhythms as a Fundamental Hallmark of Physiological Function
Jul19
Manuel Buen Abad Najar
TBA - Manuel Buen Abad Najar