Past Seminars and Colloquia

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).


Biological Physics Public Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Center for Biological Physics and the UCLA Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics

From Blackboard to Bedside: How Theory Helped Change the Outcome of HIV Infection
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6pm, UCLA Lenart Auditorium at the UCLA Fowler Museum

Abstract: Although mathematics and theoretical physics are sometimes thought of as being abstract and not of much practical use, theoretical ideas expressed mathematically changed the way we think about viral infections and their treatment. I will show how this approach lead to the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy that has converted HIV from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease. I will end by discussing the current state of the art efforts to cure HIV.


You are invited to the Winter 2017 Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar:
Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 12:00pm in Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330.

The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Winter 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.

  • • Shenshen Wang - "Wonders of the adaptive immune system"
  • • Paul Hamilton - "Precision AMO tools for fundamental physics”
  • • David Saltzberg - "Large-Area Particle Physics: Borrowing from Stokes's Theorem and Stealing from Accelerator Physics”

Download the seminar flyer here (PDF format).


We invite you to the Inaugural Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar series, November 28, 2016 in PAB 4-330 at 12:00pm.

The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is happy to introduce the Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar series. The goal of the Seminars is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department and around the world through a series of short talks and discussions. The Seminar will be held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.

  • • Smadar Naoz "AstroDynamics Here and There AstroDynamics Everywhere"
  • • Robijn Bruinsma "The use of quantum mechanics to solve traffic problem on biopolymers"
  • • Wes Campbell "The Swiss Army Knife of Experimental Physics"

Download the seminar flyer here (PDF format).