Events and Activities

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

Oct
03
2022

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Fall Seminar Series

Spin Signatures in VLBI Images of Supermassive Black Hole Accretion Flows
Daniel Palumbo
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: The Event Horizon Telescope has released total intensity images of the Messier 87* and Sagittarius A* accretion flows; polarized images have been released for M 87*, and are imminent for Sgr A*. These images are a rich source of...

Oct
06
2022

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Special Seminar

Black Holes Are Watching You
Gautam Satishchandran
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: We show that if a massive body is put in a quantum superposition of spatially separated states, the mere presence of a black hole in the vicinity of the body will eventually destroy the coherence of the superposition. This occurs because...

Oct
06
2022

Princeton University Department of Physics Donald R. Hamilton Colloquium Series

Superconductivity in Infinite-Layer Nickelates
Harold Hwang
4:00pm|Jadwin Hall A-10

Abstract: 

Finding unconventional superconductors in proximity to various strongly correlated electronic phases has been a recurring theme in materials as diverse as heavy fermion compounds, cuprates, pnictides, and twisted bilayer graphene. The...

Oct
10
2022

Princeton University Gravity Initiative Fall Seminar Series

Bulk-boundary Correspondence for Vacuum Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Spacetimes
Arick Shao
12:30pm|Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom

Abstract: The AdS/CFT conjecture in physics posits the existence of a correspondence between gravitational theories in asymptotically Anti-de Sitter (aAdS) spacetimes and field theories on their conformal boundary. In this presentation, we prove a...