Past Seminars and Colloquia

SPECIAL Seminars

SPECIAL SCHWINGER100 SEMINAR, Monday February 5, 2018, 2:00pm, PAB 4-708: Bob Finkelstein (UCLA) presents Are Dyons the Preons of the Knot Model

Monday, February 5th at 3:00 PM in PAB 4-330: Gabriele Veneziano (CERN) presents Spontaneous CP breaking and the axion potential: an effective Lagrangian approach

Monday, December 4th at 3:00 PM in PAB 4-708: Emily Nardoni (UCSD) presents Anomalies for 4d SCFTs from M5-branes

Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar series. The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department through short talks and discussions. The Seminar is usually held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Pietro Musumeci presents Time-resolved transmission electron microscopy using relativistic electrons and Jay Hauser presents Physics of the High Luminosity LHC

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Michalis Bachtis presents Recent results from the TeV di-boson resonance search in CMS and Alexander Levine presents The mechanics of cells: A marriage of mechanics, fluctuations, and geometry

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Troy Carter presents The Physics of Turbulent, Collisionless Plasmas

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Rahul Roy presents Topology and phases of non-equilibrium driven systems and Dolores Bozovic presents Physics of Hearing

Monday, March 21, 2017 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Shenshen Wang presents Wonders of the adaptive immune system and Paul Hamilton presents Prescision AMO tools for fundamental physics and David Saltzberg presents Large-Area Particle Physics: Borrowing from Stokes' Theorem and Stealing from Accelerator Physics

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:50AM in PAB 4-330: Smadar Noaz presents AstroDynamics Here and There, AstroDynamics Everywhere and Robijn Bruinsma presents The use of quantum mechanics to solve traffic problem on biopolymers and Wes Campbell presents The Swiss Army Knife of Experimental Physics

Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS)

Our new seminar series, the Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS) launched in Fall of 2017. The goal of this seminar is to learn about exciting new ideas from up-and-coming scientists in the department and from around the world.

Spring BLYSS, Friday, June 8th, 2018, 11:50 AM, PAB 4-330: Daniel Gilman and Christoph Uhlemann

Winter BLYSS Friday, March 2nd, 11:50AM, PAB 4-330: Adam West and Bao Minh Hoang.

Fall BLYSS, Friday, October 20th, 11:50AM, PAB 4-330: Justin Christensen and Se Kwon Kim.


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.