Departmental events

August 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2020. Previous/next year.
Aug08
Jonathan Wurtz (CMT)
Pizza will be served at 11:50am.
Summer Student Seminar Host: Eric Boyers
Aug14
David Zou
Search for Heavy 5/3 Charge Fermionic Top Quark Partner in Same-Sign Dilepton Final State using 13 TeV Data with the CMS Detector
Aug16
Brian Dawes (BIO) and David Long (CMT)
Pizza will be served at 11:50am.
Summer Student Seminar Host: Eric Boyers
Aug23
Aaron Greenberg (Photonics)
Pizza will be served at 11:50am.
Summer Student Seminar Host: Eric Boyers
Aug23
Department Social
Aug29
JJ Oon (CME) and Xiangyi Meng (CMT)
Pizza will be served at 11:50am.
Summer Student Seminar Host: Eric Boyers
Sep19
Graduate Student Council Meeting
Sep23
Yue Liu
Scale-Invariant Neural Dynamics for Cognition
Sep25
Chon Kit Pun (Jack)
Predicting Catastrophes: The Role of Criticality
Sep26
Dr. Denny Dahl
D-Wave Systems
Quantum simulation with the DW-2000Q Host: Anders Sandvik
Sep27
*Lunch will be provided*
Physics Department Annual Fall BBQ
Oct01
Rashi Verma
Data Ops Engineer at Tamr Inc.
Lunch will be provided
Physics Industry Lunch Host: Eric Boyers
Oct02
Sergey Buldyrev
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:50am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Oct02
Zhicheng Yang
Boston University Physics Department
Path to building quantum spin liquids and topological qubits within existing quantum hardware
Oct04
Ice Cream Social Host: Julian Ingham
Oct09
Brian Dawes (BIOE) and Nicholas Russo (CME)
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:50am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Oct09
Phil Crowley
Boston University
Topological classes of quantum dynamics in quasi-periodically driven systems
Oct10
David Zou
Search for Heavy 5/3 Charge Fermionic Top Quark Partner in Same-Sign Dilepton Final State using 13 TeV Data with the CMS Detector
Oct15
Jessica Aither
Boston University
Lunch will be provided
Title IX discussion and Q&A
Oct16
Deniz Aybas (PHO/CME)
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Oct16
Julian Ingham
Boston University, Physics Department
High temperature superconductivity in semiconductor artificial graphene
Oct18
Department Social Host: Julian Ingham
Oct23
Julian Ingham
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Oct23
Inti Sodemann
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Bosonization and the Shear Sound of Metals and The Non-linear Hall Effect in Time-Reversal-Invariant Materials Host: Claudio Chamon
Oct24
Graduate Student Council Meeting
Oct25
Costume Contest: 11:45AM - 12:15PM; Pumpkin Drop: 12:30PM
15th Annual BU Physics Pumpkin Drop 2019
Oct25
Viktor Novicenko 
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy Vilnius University
Floquet analysis of a quantum system with modulated periodic driving
Oct29
Gaoxiang Mei
Bioengineering and Analysis of Near-Infrared Absorbing Optogenetic Rhodopsins
Oct30
Julian Ingham
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Oct30
Garry Goldstein
Rutgers University
Extending the Gutzwiller approximation to intersite interactions Host: Claudio Chamon
Nov06
Sarang Gopalakrishnan 
The City University of New York
Anomalous transport in integrable spin chains Host: Anushya Chandran
Nov13
Roger Melko
University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute
How hard is it to learn a quantum state?
Nov18
Tiziano Camporesi
CMS Experiment, CERN
Elementary: Is This the Answer? (Poster)
Nov20
Stephen Carr (CMT)
Harvard University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Nov20
Hiroki Isobe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Many-body physics around Van Hove singularities: from twisted bilayer graphene to supermetal and non-Fermi liquid Host: Claudio Chamon
Nov21
Graduate Student Council
Graduate Student Council Meeting
Nov22
Graduate Student Council
Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Department Social
Nov25
Timothy Khouw
The Effect of Network Topology on an Agent-Based Asset Exchange Model
Dec02
John Quirk
Determining the Ejection Rate and Energy Spectrum of Protons after Muonic Capture on Alumnium
Dec03
Pranay Patil
Quantum Monte Carlo Studies of Phase Transitions
Dec04
Chon Kit Pun (Jack)
Predicting Catastrophes: the Role of Criticality
Dec04
Phil Weinberg
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am.
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Dec04
Daniel Arcaro
Dan Arcaro - Measurement of the Total and Differential Cross Section of Z Boson Production in Association with Jets in Proton-proton Collisions at Sqrt(s)= 13 TeV
Dec05
Lunch will be provided.
Physics Graduate Student Town Hall
Dec05
Nickolas Kinnaird
Muon Spin Precession Frequency Extraction and Decay Positron Track Fitting in Run 1 of the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment
Dec06
Brian Skinner
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ohio State University
The Unprecedented Thermoelectric Properties of Nodal Semimetals in a Magnetic Field Host: Julian Ingham
Dec09
Cris Moore
Santa Fe Institute
The Planted Matching Problem
Dec09
Phillip Weinberg
Finite-Size Scaling in Quantum Annealing with Decoherence
Dec11
Ashish George
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 11:45am.
Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Dec11
Torsten Zache
Heidelberg University
Quantum simulation of high-energy physics - microscopic and macroscopic approaches
Dec12
Jingjin Wei
Heterogeneous Connectivity in E/I Network Allows Entrainment to a Wide Range of Frequencies
Dec13
Jonathan Wurtz
Variational Schrieffer-Wolff Transformations for Quantum Many-Body Dynamics
Jan24
Graduate Student Council
Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Department Social
Jan29
Graduate Student Council
Graduate Student Council Meeting
Jan31
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/3Mph5aBADEUc2ibL7
Physics Undergraduate Major Spring Social (Poster) Host: Kelly Capri
Feb01
BU PRO (Physics REU) Open House (Poster)
Feb07
Andreas Hartmann 
University of Innsbruck
Counterdiabatic and inhomogeneous driving in lattice gauge quantum computing and heat engines
Feb07
Graduate Student Council
Doughnut and Hot Chocolate Social Host: Christopher Cosby, Victoria Kovalchuk
Feb12
James Propp
UMass Lowell
A macro-meso-microscopic view of disk packing Host: Julian Ingham
Feb19
Dominik Juraschek
Harvard University
Dynamical Materials Design Host: Wanzheng Hu
Feb20
Eric Boyers
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
Realizing a synthetic topological insulator with a quasi-periodically driven qubit Host: Eric Boyers
Feb21
Graduate Student Council
Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Department Social
Feb27
Anirudh Chandrasekaran, Mohit Pandey, and Shiyu Zhou
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
Student March Meeting Talks Host: Eric Boyers
Mar04
Christopher Palmer
Princeton University/FNAL
Observation of the Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks at CMS (Poster) Host: James Rohlf
Mar05
Timothy Khouw
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
Physics in Industry: Finance, Pharmaceuticals, and Machine Learning Host: Eric Boyers
Mar06
Graduate Student Council
Doughnuts and hot chocolate will be provided
Doughnut and Hot Chocolate Social Host: Christopher Cosby, Victoria Kovalchuk
Mar16
All in-person events canceled until April 13th
Mar18
Adarsh Ganesan
US National Institute of Standards and Technology
CANCELLED: Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics, MEMS, Quantum Information Science and Material Nanoscience Host: Christopher Laumann
Mar19
Graduate Open House (Virtual)
Mar20
Lei Zhang
Boston University, Physics Department
Nonuniversal entanglement level statistics in projection-driven quantum circuits
Mar25
Yuan Xin
Boston University, Physics Department
Virtually: https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/516244667
Solving Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theory - Part 1
Mar26
Deniz Aybas
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
CANCELLED: Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Mar30
Yuan Xin
Boston University, Physics Department
Virtually: https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/303084746
Solving Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theory - Part 2
Apr01
Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP)
Lunch will be provided
CANCELLED: SARP Interrupt Workshop Host: David Long
Apr01
David Sperka
Boston University, Physics Department
CANCELLED: Collider Search Candidate Seminar - Title TBA
Apr01
Srinivas Raghu
Stanford University
CANCELLED: CMT Seminar - Title TBA Host: Claudio Chamon
Apr01
BU Physics Student Remote Coffee Hour
Apr03
Bernardo Zubillaga Herrera
Boston University Physics Department
https://zoom.us/j/590832246
The Statistical Mechanics of Societies: Opinion Formation Dynamics and Financial Markets
Apr03
Graduate Student Council
CANCELLED: Ice Cream Social
Apr06
Ashish Bino George
Boston University, Physics Department
Eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbial populations with heterogeneous growth and dispersal
Apr09
Chiara Salemi
MIT
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
CANCELLED: Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Apr15
Sean Foster
Boston University, Physics Department
Title TBD
Apr17
Graduate Student Council
Snacks and refreshments will be provided
CANCELLED: Department Social
Apr23
David Long
Boston University
Pizza will be served at 12:15pm
CANCELLED: Student Seminar Series Host: Eric Boyers
Jul20
Andras Eke
Semmelweis University & Yale University
Assessing fractality for empirical temporal signals with application to brain dynamics Host: Plamen Ivanov