Biophysics/Condensed Matter

August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2018. Previous/next year.
Aug08
SCI 328
3:00pm
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
Pseudoparticle approach to strongly correlated systems Host: Claudio Rebbi
Aug10
SCI 328
11:00am
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
SCI 328
11:00am
Riccardo Zecchina
Out-of-equilibrium states and quantum annealing speed up in non-convex optimization and learning problems
Aug16
SCI 352
11:00am
Sho Sugiura
University of Tokyo
Entanglement entropy of finite-temperature pure quantum states and thermodynamic entropy as a Noether invariant Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Sep13
SCI 328
11:00am
Michiel Wouters
University of Antwerp
Correlations in driven-dissipative quantum systems Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov, Dries Sels
Sep15
SCI 352
12:00pm
Stefanos Kourtis
Boston University, Physics Department
"Resonant x-ray spectroscopy of topological semimetals"
Sep22
SCI 352
12:00pm
Christopher Baldwin
Boston University, Physics Department
"Interfering directed paths & the sign phase transition"
Sep25
SCI 328
11:00am
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
SCI 328
11:00am
Zhicheng Yang
Boston University, Physics Department
"Iterative Compression-Decimation Scheme for Tensor Network Optimization"
Oct04
SCI 328
11:00am
Walter Hahn
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow
"Stability of quantum statistical ensembles with respect to local measurements" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct06
SCI 352
12:00pm
Kartiek Agrawal
Princeton University
"Diabatic approach to creating ground states of certain critical models" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Oct13
SCI 352
12:00pm
Roman Mankowsky
Paul Scherrer Institute
"Coherent optical control and nonlinear probing of strongly correlated materials" Host: Wanzheng Hu
Oct16
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Sumantra Sarkar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Physicochemical Conditions for Self-Replication" Host: Robert Marsland
Oct18
SCI 328
11:00am
Louis Pecora
United States Naval Research Laboratory
"Cluster Synchronization of Chaotic Systems in Large Networks" Host: David Campbell
Oct20
SCI 352
12:00pm
Tamiro Villazon
Boston University, Physics Department
"Kibble-Zurek Dynamics of a Driven Dissipative System: Universality Beyond the Markovian Regime"
Oct23
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Severine Atis
Harvard University
"On Growth and Form of Range Expansions at Liquid Interfaces" Host: Kirill Korolev
Oct24
SCI 328
11:30am
Ivar Mar
Argonne National Lab
"Exciting dynamics in multiple time dimensions"
Oct25
SCI 328
11:00am
Hui Shao
Beijing Computational Science Research Center
"Nearly deconfined spinon excitations in the square-lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet" Host: Anders Sandvik
Oct27
SCI 352
12:00pm
Kin Chung Fong
Raytheon BBN Technologies and Harvard University
"Putting hydrodynamic into solid state" Host: Scott Bunch
Nov03
SCI 352
12:00pm
Ben Machta
Princeton University
"When and why is a simpler model better?" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov03
SCI 352
12:00pm
Ben Machta
Princeton University
"When and why is a simpler model better?" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov06
SCI 328
11:00am
Masaki Oshikawa
University of Tokyo
"Polarization, Large Gauge Invariance, and Quantum Hall Effect on Lattice" Host: Anders Sandvik
Nov08
SCI 328
11:00am
Zhen Bi
Pappalardo Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Instabilities of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model" Host: Zhicheng Yang
Nov10
SCI 352
12:00pm
Yue Cao
Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Shining Coherent X-rays on Quantum Materials" Host: Karl Ludwig
Nov13
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Zak Frentz
Columbia University
"Fate and Chance in Microbial Communities" Host: Robert Marsland
Nov17
SCI 352
12:00pm
Carlos Bolech
University of Cincinnati
"A Bosonization Puzzle in Non-linear Transport"
Nov20
CILSE 106C
12:30pm
Adrian Whitty
Boston University, Chemistry Department
"A Quantitative View of RTK Signaling" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Nov28
CILSE 106B
12:30pm
Carlos Castro 
Ohio State University
"Design, control, and applications of DNA nanomechanical devices" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec01
SCI 352
12:00pm
Alexandre Day
Boston University, Department of Physics
"Learning and optimizing quantum control landscapes"
Dec04
SCI 352
10:30am
Ganpathy Murthy
University of Kentucky
"Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism in $\nu=0$ Bilayer Graphene" Host: Anushya Chandran
Dec04
SCI 352
12:30pm
Ksenia Bravaya 
Boston University, Chemistry Department
"Simulating electron transfer in biomolecules: magnetosensing by cryptochromes" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Dec06
SCI 352
12:30pm
Rob Noble
ETH Zürich
"The mode and predictability of intra-tumour evolution"
Dec08
SCI 352
12:00pm
Jonathan Wurtz
Boston University, Department of Physics
"The Cluster Truncated Wigner Approximation in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems"
Dec15
SCI 352
11:00am
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
SCI 328
11:00am
Mikhail Zvonarev
LPTMS, CNRS, Orsay, France
"Propagation of an impurity through a quantum medium"
Jan29
SCI 328
11:00am
Danny Podolsky
Technion
"Buckling transition and antiferromagnetic liquids in two dimensions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Feb02
SCI 352
12:30pm
Pranay Patil 
Boston University, Physics Department
"Quantum Annealing to Solve 3-Regular 3-XORSAT on a Lattice"
Feb05
SCI 328
12:30pm
Robert Marsland
Boston University, Department of Physics
“Statistical Mechanics of Microbial Communities”
Feb12
SCI 328
11:00am
Sagar Vijay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Operator Spreading and the Quantum Butterfly Effect in Random Unitary Circuits" Host: Philip Crowley
Feb12
SCI 117
4:00pm
Nils G. Walter
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Single Molecules Come Into Focus: Understanding RNA-Driven Regulation From First Principles" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Feb16
SCI 352
12:00pm
Zhicheng Yang 
Boston University, Physics Department
Entanglement Spectrum in Quantum Many-Body Dynamics and Braiding of Non-Abelian Anyons
Feb23
SCI 352
12:00pm
Dries Sels
Boston University, Physics Department
"Draining a superfluid hose"
Feb26
SCI 328
11:00am
Jay Sau
University of Maryland
"Physics of spin-orbit coupled wires in magnetic field: Majorana modes and Lifshitz transitions" Host: Anushya Chandran
Feb26
SCI 352
12:30pm
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
Mar02
SCI 352
12:00pm
Pierre E. Jacob
Harvard University
"Unbiased Markov chain Monte Carlo with couplings joint work with John O'Leary, Yves F. Atchadé"
Mar12
SCI 352
12:30pm
Benjamin Allen
Emmanuel College
"Evolutionary dynamics on any population structure" Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar19
SCI 328
11:00am
Garry Goldstein
University of Cambridge
"Quantum dimer models for high temperature superconductors"
Mar19
SCI 352
12:30pm
Daniel Amor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The fate of microbial invaders in multi-stable laboratory ecosystems" Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar26
SCI 352
12:30pm
Katja Taute
Rowland Institute at Harvard
“High-throughput 3D tracking enables multiscale analysis of bacterial motility behavior” Host: Kirill Korolev
Mar28
SCI 328
1:00pm
Mark Srednicki
UCSB
"Aspects of ETH in various systems"
Mar29
SCI 117
3:30pm
Derek Lovley
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Electrically Conductive Protein Nanowires: A Revolutionary Electronic Material"
Apr02
SCI 328
11:00am
Eduardo Fradkin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Chiral Phases in Frustrated 2D Antiferromagnets and Fractional Chern Insulators" Host: Christopher Laumann
Apr09
SCI 328
12:00pm
Juan Felipe Carrasquilla
Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
"Towards learning quantum states with generative models" Host: Alexandre Day
Apr09
SCI 352
12:30pm
Vijaya Kolachalama
Boston University School of Medicine
Biophysics Seminar TBA Host: Kirill Korolev
Apr13
SCI 352
12:00pm
Ching-Hao Wang
Boston University, Department of Physics
"Biophysical constraints on cellular computation"
Apr20
SCI 352
12:00pm
Mark Mineev-Weinstein
Natal
"Laplacian Growth" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Apr23
SCI 328
11:00am
Yi Li
Johns Hopkins University
"Monopole harmonic superconductivity" Host: Anushya Chandran
Apr23
SCI 352
12:30pm
Ashley Carter
Amherst College
"Studying the dramatic looping of DNA in sperm using single molecule assays" Host: Maria Kamenetska
Apr27
SCI 352
12:30pm
Ivan Schuller
University of California, Santa Barbara
CANCELLED: CM Friday Seminar TBA Host: Kevin Smith
Apr30
SCI 328
11:00am
Sergey Frolov
University of Pittsburgh
"Status of the Search for Majorana Fermions in Semiconductor Nanowires" Host: Alexander Sushkov
Apr30
SCI 352
12:30pm
Christopher Gabel
Boston University School of Medicine
"THE BREAKDOWN OF NEURAL CIRCUIT FUNCTION UNDER VOLATILE ANESTHESIA: IN VIVO, MULTINEURONAL IMAGING IN C. ELEGANS"
May07
SCI 352
12:30pm
Carey Nadell
Dartmouth College
"Cooperation and competition for space in bacterial biofilms" Host: Kirill Korolev
May11
SCI 352
12:00pm
Federico Tonielli
University of Cologne, Germany
"Fate of Orthogonality Catastrophe in driven-open quantum systems" Host: Anatoli Polkovnikov
Jul17
SCI 328
12:00pm
Theo M. Nieuwenhuizen
Institute for Theoretical Physics University of Amsterdam
Dynamics of quantum measurement and the measurement problem.
Jul24
SCI 352
2:00pm
Keisuke Ishihara
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, & Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
"Topological transitions of epithelial tissues"
Jul25
SCI 328
12:30pm
Adolfo Grushin
Institut Neel, CNRS and Universite Grenoble Alpes, F-38042 Grenoble, France
Large and quantized non-linear responses in chiral topological metals. Host: Claudio Chamon
Jul31
SCI 328
12:00pm
Tal Einav
Caltech
Efficacy of HIV Antibodies: Why Two Arms are Better than One