Seminars and colloquia
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar
You are invited to the Spring 2017 Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar: Monday May 15, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. in Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330.
The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Spring 2017 Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar. The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department and around the world through short talks and discussions. The Seminar is held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.
- • Rahul Roy - "Topology and phases of non-equilibrium driven systems"
- • Dolores Bozovic - "Physics of Hearing”
Download the seminar flyer here (PDF format).
- • Tuesday April 18, 2017, 4:00pm, Faculty Center California Room:
Sudip Chakravarty (UCLA)
- • Tuesday February 7, 2017, 4:00pm, Kerckhoff Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall:
Frank Wilczek (MIT)
Augmenting Reality: Axions, Anyons, and Entangled Histories
- • Tuesday January 24, 2017, 4:00pm, Kerckhoff Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall:
Claudio Pellegrini (Stanford & UCLA)
Exploring matter at the angstrom-femtosecond space and time scales with X-ray free-electron lasers
- • Tuesday December 6, 2016, 4:00pm, Faculty Center California Room:
Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study)
Unification and Fundamental Physics: A Status Report
Conferences and workshops
Topical Workshop on QCD Structure of Nucleons in the Modern Era
May 4-6, 2017 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department
The fundamental laws of QCD are elegantly concise; however, understanding the structural complexity of nucleons in terms of quarks and gluons governed by those laws is one of the most important challenges facing subatomic physics today, and is of fundamental importance in science. There have been tremendous advancements and breakthroughs following the vast investigations in the last few decades. Current and future projects at world facilities, such as RHIC at Brookhaven National Lab and CEBAF at Jefferson Lab, and the planed electron-ion collider (EIC) in the US, will undoubtedly provide new opportunities to further deepen our understanding of the fundamental questions associated with QCD structure of nucleons. In particular, the EIC will provide unprecedented precision in exploring the nucleon structure and address many of the outstanding questions. In line with these experimental advances and future plans, we envision that the theory developments must follow.
We intend to gather a small group of experts working on QCD to discuss the current status of the theoretical developments, and future perspectives. We will mainly focus on recent developments on the nucleon tomography, in particular theory and phenomenology of confined motion of quarks and gluons inside the nucleons, encoded in the transverse momentum dependent distributions (TMDs). The meeting will be organized in an informal way, mainly focusing on the exchange of ideas.
Organizers: Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), Jianwei Qiu (JLab), Feng Yuan (LBL).
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Weekly Bhaumik Institute tea
The Bhaumik Institute hosts a weekly tea on the 4th floor bridge between PAB and Knudsen most Tuesdays from 3:30PM to 4:00PM. On some weeks a Bhaumik seminar or other Institute event will follow. Everyone in the Department is invited. Faculty, postdocs and graduate students in all areas of theoretical physics are especially encouraged to attend.