Events and Activities

Explore current and upcoming events and activities happening at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feb
09
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

The Black Hole at Our Galactic Center
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lives a compact massive object called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) which is believed to be a black hole. Its mass, as inferred from the orbits of gravitationally bond stars as well as from direct images...

Feb
13
2023

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Spring Seminar Series

Fully Nonlinear ray-tracing in Cosmological Simulations with Numerical Relativity
Hayley Macpherson
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: High-precision cosmological surveys are due to deliver measurements accurate to the percent level. In order to ensure we correctly interpret these data, we need to be sure that our cosmological model is accurate. A key component of the...

Feb
14
2023

Princeton University Dark Cosmos Seminar

High-Precision Measurement of the W boson Mass with the CDF II Detector
Bo Jayatilaka
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall, Joe Henry Room

Abstract: The mass of the W boson, a mediator of the weak force between elementary particles, is tightly constrained by the symmetries of the standard model of particle physics. The Higgs boson was the last missing component of the model. After...

Feb
16
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Linking Force, Form and Function in Intestinal Organoids
Xavier Trepat
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: Intestinal organoids capture essential features of the intestinal epithelium such as crypt folding, spatial compartmentalization of different cell types, and cellular movements from crypt to villus. Each of these processes and their...

Feb
20
2023

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Spring Seminar Series

Geometric Optics Approximation for the Einstein Vacuum Equations
Arthur Touati
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: In this talk I will present recent work on the rigorous justification of the geometric optics approximation for the Einstein vacuum equations, and its link with the Burnett conjecture in general relativity. I will start by presenting the...

Feb
28
2023

Princeton University Dark Cosmos Seminar

Directly Detecting Light Dark Matter
Robert McGehee
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall, Joe Henry Room

Abstract: While the experimental program to detect ever lighter dark matter is proceeding full steam ahead, the theory of such light, detectable dark matter is at a crossroads. I will detail two examples of sub-GeV hadrophilic dark matter models...

Feb
28
2023

Princeton University Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Holography with End-of-the-World Branes and Quantum Entanglement
Tadashi Takayanagi
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: Holography relates quantum many-body systems to gravitational theories. Quantum entanglement plays a key role to explain how the spacetime geometries in gravity emerge from quantum systems. A new class of holography can be found by...