Events Calendar

 February 2024        
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Ken Van Tilburg, Wake Forces (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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Digvijay (Jay) Wadekar, New black hole mergers from a search pipeline for gravitational waves with higher-order harmonics (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Rashmish Mishra, Holographic Phase Transitions in the early Universe (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Andrea Al├╣, Extreme Control of Light and Sound with Metamaterials (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Chiara Toldo, Thermodynamics of near-extreme Kerr (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Glennys Farrar, Breakthough on the origin of UHECRs (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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, Grad Pheno Journal Club (3:30 PM - 4:45 PM)

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Daniel Lecoanet, Understanding Fluid Processes in Astrophysics & Geophysics via Numerical Simulation (9:00 AM - 10:25 AM)

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, HEP/Pheno Journal Club (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Daniel Lecoanet (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Antonio Davide Polosa, The X(3872) oddities and exotic hadrons. (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Marcus DuPont, The Life and Death of Stars (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

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Will Farr, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics from Stellar Mass Binary Black Holes (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Sam Hadden, The Causes and Consequences of Chaos and Instability in Planetary Systems (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Marieke Van Beest, Fermion-Monopole Scattering and Generalized Symmetries (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Andrei Bernevig, Exotic Phases in Moire Systems (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Luca Comisso, Unraveling Space Weather: Explosive Events and the Genesis of Energetic Particles (10:00 AM - 11:15 AM)

-- Abstract: Space weather encompasses the dynamic conditions in Earth's space environment, strongly influenced by the Sun's activity and its interactions with planetary magnetic fields and the atmosphere. Solar flares, coronal mass ejections, geomagnetic storms, and solar energetic particles are all key components of space weather. Understanding and forecasting space weather is paramount for safeguarding spacecraft and satellites, preserving the integrity of radio communications and GPS systems, ensuring astronaut safety, and preventing disruptions to Earth's power grids. In this presentation, I will highlight novel insights derived from solving the relevant partial differential equations using a particle-in-cell method. This method couples a particle-based algorithm for the Vlasov equation describing the time evolution of the distribution function of the plasma species with a grid-based method for computing the Maxwell equations to obtain self-consistent electromagnetic fields. Leveraging a powerful combination of first-principles kinetic simulations and innovative statistical analyses, I will underscore the role of magnetic reconnection and turbulence processes in triggering coronal mass ejections, solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and the generation of energetic particles. I will show how the timescales, distribution of particles, as well as other critical observables, are linked to plasma conditions. Building from here, I will delineate the next steps necessary to embark on a new era of truly predictive space weather modeling and forecasting. Furthermore, I will discuss how understanding space weather around Earth will enhance our comprehension of conditions on other planets, including those in other stellar systems.

Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Nicole Shibley, From the Arctic to Europa: Fluid Dynamics for Earth and Planetary Climates (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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, Grad Pheno Journal Club (3:30 PM - 4:45 PM)

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, HEP/Pheno Journal Club (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

Ofer Aharony, Two dimensional QCD as a string theory (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Brad Marston, Waves of Topological Origin in the Fluid Earth System and Beyond (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Anirban Roy, Multi-line Intensity Mapping: A Bridge Between Astrophysics and Cosmology (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)

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Matthew Buican, Some Applications of Free Supersymmetric Fields (2:30 PM - 3:45 PM)

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Foteini Oikonomou, News from the search for the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays: Insights from the maximum rigidity distribution and a possible new source class (2:00 PM - 3:15 PM)

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Mariangela Lisanti, How to Destroy a Galaxy with Dark Matter (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Jun Kono, Quantum Vacuum Dressed Materials (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Popov (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Zare (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)