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Stochastic phenomena in physics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985)
Emergent collective phenomena in V. Cholerae biofilms, mixed human-autonomous fleets, and nascently multicellular bodies
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-07)
Here I focus on the physics of the evolution of multicellularity and division of labor, the cyberphysical risks of hacked internet connected vehicles, and diffusive motion that arises from cell reproduction and lysis (cell ...
Function through form in soft matter: The influence of bounded geometries in heated gels and fluctuating proteins
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-07-31)
The ability to control the behavior of a material through the prescription of spatial inhomogeneity is of increasing interest in condensed matter physics. Examples of materials such as auxetic metamaterials, which widen ...
Loop Quantum Gravity: A Bird’s Eye View
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-13)
After a brief overview of quantum gravity as a whole, Dr. Ashtekar will explain the basics of Loop Quantum Gravity and its applications to some long standing questions: the nature of the very early universe and the ultimate ...
Statistical mechanics of the phase transition to turbulence: zonal flows, ecological collapse and extreme value statistics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-21)
How do fluids become turbulent as their flow velocity is increased? In recent years, careful experiments in pipes and Taylor-Couette systems have revealed that the lifetime of transient turbulent regions in a fluid appears ...
The American Physical Society Report on the Status of LGBT People in Physics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-16)
In this talk, I’ll discuss climatic issues faced by LGBT people in Physics, informed by findings of the recent American Physical Society report on the status of LGBT people in Physics. This report was prepared for the APS ...
Strange and subtle states of matter – the topological ideas behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-14)
The gases, liquids, and solids that humans have known and harnessed since prehistory are human-scale reflections of how atoms and molecules are organized at the atomic scale. This organization is driven by the forces exerted ...
Celebration of 2018 Physics Nobel Prize: Lighting the way with microscopic tractor beams and sculpted laser pulse
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-23)
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes two breakthrough inventions in laser physics. The first, optical tweezers, allows scientist and engineers to use lasers like the tractor beams of Star Trek to manipulate everything ...
Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-15)
The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves ...
Will Evolution and Information Theory Provide The Fundamentals Of Physics?
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-02-26)
This presentation will describe an arc in the mathematical/theoretical physics research of the presenter that has traversed concept spaces from equations, to graphical imagery, to coding theory error-correction, and pointing ...