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
Nov27
Janine Sciarappa
Pastry Chef
*Please contact Prof. Rama Bansil (rb@bu.edu) if you would like to attend.
PY 107 Physics of Food/Cooking Guest Lecture (Poster) Host: Rama Bansil, Karl Ludwig
Nov28
Carlos Castro 
Ohio State University
"Design, control, and applications of DNA nanomechanical devices" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec01
Alexandre Day
Boston University, Department of Physics
"Learning and optimizing quantum control landscapes"
Dec01
Alexander Becker
Asset Contagion as a Source of Systemic Risk in Banking Networks
Dec04
Ganpathy Murthy
University of Kentucky
"Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism in $\nu=0$ Bilayer Graphene" Host: Anushya Chandran
Dec04
Ksenia Bravaya 
Boston University, Chemistry Department
"Simulating electron transfer in biomolecules: magnetosensing by cryptochromes" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec06
Jason Christopher
Boston University, Department of Physics
RIVETING TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS: EXPLORING STRAIN PHYSICS IN ATOMICALLY THIN CRYSTALS WITH MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Dec06
Rob Noble
ETH Zürich
"The mode and predictability of intra-tumour evolution"
Dec06
Rashi Verma
Boston University, Department of Physics
Nucleation in Supercooled Liquids
Dec08
Jonathan Wurtz
Boston University, Department of Physics
"The Cluster Truncated Wigner Approximation in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems"
Dec11
Na Xu
DYNAMICAL PROPERTIES OF CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM SPIN SYSTEMS
Dec14
Grad Council
Holiday Party - Skit Event 2017
Dec15
Alex Sherman
Search for single top quark production in association with a Z boson using the ATLAS detector at 13 TeV
Dec15
Xi Dai
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
"Properties of Topological semimetals: Chiral magnetic effect and instability under magnetic field" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Dec20
Yuan Xin
Constraints on Flavored 2d CFT Partition Functions
Dec20
Mikhail Zvonarev
LPTMS, CNRS, Orsay, France
"Propagation of an impurity through a quantum medium"
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
Jul19
Manuel Buen Abad Najar
TBA - Manuel Buen Abad Najar