# Past Events

• ## Jacopo Viti

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

Emptiness Formation Probability and the Painleve V equation

Abstract: The Emptiness Formation Probability is the probability of finding L consecutive down spins in the ground state of a spin 1/2 chain.
It represents perhaps the simplest correlator that can be calculated in a quantum spin chain. I will discuss this quantity in the XY spin chain, including the best-known example of the Ising spin chain in transverse field. It is shown, in particular,  that in the scaling limit, the Emptiness Formation Probability is the tau-function of a Painleve V equation.
• ## Bio-Physics Seminar:"An adaptive-threshold mechanism for odor sensation and animal navigation"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Wed, 22/01/2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

Lecturer: Sagi Levy
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• ## Astrolunch: Itamar Reis (TAU)

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 12:30 to 13:30

Modeling the 21cm signal
Upcoming observations of the 21cm signal will probe the properties of the first stars and galaxies that formed in the universe. As the signal is shaped by many different processes, modeling will be required in order to extract information about these first radiation sources. In the talk I will describe ongoing efforts of modeling the signal, focusing on effects that are commonly neglected, but are found to have a significant impact on predictions.
• ## Condensed-Matter Seminar:"Macroscopic entanglement in strongly correlated superconductors"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Tue, 21/01/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

Lecturer: Elio Johannes Koenig-Tarasevich
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• ## The Bekenstein Memorial Lecture: "Black Holes and Thermodynamics"

Location:
Levin building, Lecture Hall No. 8
Mon, 20/01/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

Lecturer: Robert Wald, (University of Chicago)
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• ## Condensed Matter Seminar:"Interplay between superconductivity and non-Fermi liquid above a quantum critical point in a metal"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Thu, 16/01/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

Lecturer:  Andrey V Chubukov,   Universityof Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
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I discussthe interplay between non-Fermi liquid behaviour and superconductivity near aquantum-critical point (QCP) in a metal. The tendencies towards superconductivity

• ## Nonlinear Physics Seminar:"Active fluids with odd viscosity"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Wed, 15/01/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

Lecturer: Anton Souslov, University of Bath in the UK
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• ## Bio-Physics Seminar:"Phase transitions in membranes and gels, and their potential function in living cells"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Wed, 15/01/2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

Lecturer: Matan Mussel, NIH
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• ## Special Nonlinear Physics Seminar:"The reference map technique for simulating complex materials and multi-body interactions"

Location:
Danciger B building, Seminar room
Tue, 14/01/2020 - 14:30 to 15:30

Lecturer: Prof. Chris H. Rycroft from Harvard University
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• ## Astrolunch: Carina Fian (HCTPA)

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 12:30 to 13:30

Applications of gravitational lensing: Revealing the structure of quasars
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