NYU Arts & Science

All Scheduled Events

November 30, 2020 Monday 12:30 PM  +
Zeum
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Noemie Globus and Sasha Migdal
New York University

Research updates



December 1, 2020 Tuesday 2:00 PM  +
zum
Astrophysics and Relativity Seminars (astro)


Melodie Kao
Arizona State University

TBA



December 2, 2020 Wednesday 12:30 PM  +
zum
Other Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Events (ccpp)

Astro Ph
Astro Ph

Astro Ph



December 2, 2020 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Katia Bertoldi
Harvard University

Multistable structures - from deployable structures to robots

Multistable structures can reversibly change between multiple stable configurations when a sufficient energetic input is provided. While originally the field focused on understanding what governs the snapping, more recently it has been shown that these systems also provide a powerful platform to design a wide range of smart structures. In this talk, I will first show that pressure-deployable origami structures characterized by two stable configurations provide opportunities for a new generation of large-scale inflatable structures that lock in place after deployment and provide a robust enclosure through their rigid faces. Then, I will demonstrate that the propagation of transition waves in a bistable one-dimensional linkage can be exploited as a robust mechanism to realize structures that can be quickly deployed. Finally, while in the first two examples multistability is harnessed to realize deployable architectures, I will demonstrate that bistable building blocks can also be exploited to design crawling and jumping robots. Unlike previously proposed robots that require complex input control of multiple actuators, a simple, slow input signal suffices to make our system move, as all features required for locomotion are embedded into the architecture of the building blocks.


December 3, 2020 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Frans Pretorius
Princeton University

Testing General Relativity with Black Hole Mergers

Testing the predictions of general relativity in the dynamical strong-field regime, in particular black holes and their dynamics, has only recently become possible with LIGO/Virgo observations of black hole mergers. I will review some of the tests that have been performed to date. However, one obstacle to extracting the most stringent constraints possible is the lack of predictions of what black hole coalescence should "sound" like in modified gravity theories (or theories that offer exotic alternatives to black holes). To make things worse, there are doubts as to how well-posed many modified gravity theories are that have been claimed would give observably different merger waveforms. One such theory is Einstein-dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet (EdGB) gravity. I will describe results trying to address the well-posedness of EdGB gravity in the non-linear regime. Restricting to gravitational collapse in spherical symmetry, we find that there is an uncomfortably small region of parameter space in the strong-field regime where EdGB gravity can still make sense as a classical extension to general relativity.


December 7, 2020 Monday 12:30 PM  +
zoom
Other Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Events (ccpp)

CCPP Brown Bag
Tea Temim
Space Telescope Science Institute long-term visitor



December 9, 2020 Wednesday 10:00 AM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Wilson Poon
Edinburgh University

Soft Matter Science and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Much of the science underpinning the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic lies in the soft matter domain. Coronaviruses are composite particles with a core of nucleic acids complexed to proteins surrounded by a protein-studded lipid bilayer shell. A dominant route for transmission is via air-borne aerosols and droplets. Viral interaction with polymeric body fluids, particularly mucus, and cell membranes controls their infectivity, while their interaction with skin and artificial surfaces underpins cleaning and disinfection and the efficacy of masks and other personal protective equipment. The global response to COVID-19 has highlighted gaps in the soft matter knowledge base. I will survey these gaps, especially as pertaining to the transmission of the disease, and suggest questions that can (and need to) be tackled, both in response to COVID-19 and to better prepare for future viral pandemics.


December 9, 2020 Wednesday 12:30 PM  +
zum
Other Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Events (ccpp)

Astro Ph
Astro Ph

Astro Ph



December 9, 2020 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
zoom
High Energy Physics Seminars (hep)


Devin Walker
Dartmouth University

TBA



December 11, 2020 Friday 11:00 AM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Eberhard Bodenschatz
Gottingen

TBA



December 16, 2020 Wednesday 12:30 PM  +
zum
Other Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Events (ccpp)

Astro Ph
Astro Ph

Astro Ph



January 27, 2021 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Emanuela Del Gado
Georgetown University

TBA

TBA


January 28, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


William Oliver
MIT

TBA



February 3, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Roberto Di Leonardo
Università di Roma

TBA



February 4, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Feryal Ozel
ASU

TBA



February 10, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Andela Saric
University College London

TBA



February 11, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Marcelle Soares-Santos
Michigan

TBA



February 17, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Marco Polin
University of Warwick

TBA



February 19, 2021 Friday 11:00 AM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Hiranya Peiris
London

TBA



February 25, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Peter Graham
Stanford

TBA



March 3, 2021 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Karen Daniels
NC State University

TBA



March 4, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Leonardo Rastelli
SUNY SB

TBA



March 10, 2021 Wednesday 2:00 PM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Heinrich M. Jaeger
University of Chicago

TBA



March 11, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Andrew Wray
New York University

TBA



March 24, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM  +
https://nyu.zoom.us/s/91857577418
Soft Condensed Matter Seminars (csmr)


Hartmut Löwen
Universität Düsseldorf

TBA



March 25, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Aizenberg Joanna
Harvard

TBA



April 1, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Vijay Balasubramanian
University of Pennsylvania

TBA



April 8, 2021 Thursday 12:16 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Tanniemola Liverpool
Bristol

TBA



April 15, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Chetan Nayak
Microsoft

TBA



April 22, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Eva Andrei
Rutgers

TBA



April 29, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


David Weitz
Harvard

TBA



May 6, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Cumrun Vafa
Harvard

TBA



May 13, 2021 Thursday 4:00 PM  +
Zoom
Physics Colloquia (colloquia)


Vashti Sawtelle
Michigan State

TBA