DRSTP NEWSLETTER - Thursday, 9 November 2017|
The DRSTP Newsletter is published every second Thursday of the month, except for the months June and July.
An overview of DRSTP events is available at: DRSTP Events calender.
Next issue: 14 December 2017
This newsletter contains:
1. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)
(29 January-9 February 2018) REGISTRATION EXTENDED
2. Debye Annual Lecture by Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Ben Feringa
(Thursday, 16 November 2017)
3. DRSTP National Seminar Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)
(Friday, 17 November 2017)
4. Mini Symposium Holography (Friday, 17 November 2017)
5. Delta ITP Triangle meetings: Holography + Quantum and Topological Matter
(Friday, 24 November 2017)
6. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Statistical Physics and Theory
of Condensed Matter (SPTCM) (12-23 March 2018)
7. Reminders (announced in previous Newsletter)
8. National seminars
9. Local seminars/colloquia
1. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) (29 January-9 February 2018)
Location: Mooirivier, Dalfsen
Organizers: Tomislav Prokopec (UU); Wouter Waalewijn (UvA); Melissa van Beekveld (RU)
week 1: Gia Dvali (LMU, Munchen; NYU); Stefan Vandoren (UU)
week 2: Eric Laenen (Nikhef/UvA/UU); Alessandra Silvestri (UL)
Stan Bentvelsen (Nikhef/UvA); Milan Petkovic (Philips Research & Eindhoven University of Technology)
Registration deadline has been extended; there are still rooms available.
2. Debye Annual Lecture by Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Ben Feringa (Thursday, 16 November 2017)
16h00: lecture Ben Feringa: The art of building small
The fascinating molecular motors and machines that sustain life offer a great source of inspiration to the molecular explorer at the nanoscale Among the major challenges ahead in the design of complex artificial molecular systems is the control over dynamic functions and responsive far-from-equilibrium behaviour. Chemical systems ultimately require integration of structure, organization and function of multi-component dynamic molecular assemblies at different hierarchical levels. A major goal is to achieve and exploit translational and rotary motion.
In this presentation the focus is on the dynamics of functional molecular systems as well as triggering and assembly processes. We design switches and motors in which molecular motion is coupled to specific functions. Responsive behaviour will be illustrated in self-assembly and photopharmacology. The design, synthesis and functioning of rotary molecular motors will also be presented with a prospect toward future dynamic molecular systems.
- Molecular Machines: Nature, September 2015
- Molecular Switches: Chemistry World, June 2016
3. DRSTP National Seminar Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) (Friday, 17 November 2017)
Location: Nikhef-WCW, Room Z011, Science Park 105, 1098 XG Amsterdam
Organizers: Ana Achúcarro (UL), Robert Fleischer (Nikhef/VUA), Diego Hofman (UvA)
10:15 Juan Rojo (VU and Nikhef): Discovering "new physics" within QCD: evidence for BFKL dynamics from inclusive HERA data
11:15 Guy Moore (Darmstadt): Axion as dark matter [Nikhef Colloquium]
14:00 Kallia Petraki (Paris and Nikhef): Dark matter
15:15 Thomas Grimm (UU): F-theory and the hidden geometry of particle physics
Website and route description: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/Seminars/THEP/2017/17nov2017.html
4. Mini-Symposium Holography (Friday, 17 November 2017)
On Friday 17 November 2017, there will be a Mini-symposium Holography at the Leiden University.
This meeting is serving the objective of bringing together the theoretical physics communities in Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht. The topic of this small symposium is holography and its applications to different physical systems.
Location: Oort Building Room 276 (same floor as Lorentz Institute), Leiden University
11h30: Andrey Parnachev (Trinity College Dublin): Einstein gravity from conformal field theory
We will analyse the Regge limit of certain four point functions in CFTs and will argue that holographic CFTs must be described by the Einstein gravity.
12h30: Lunch break
14h00: Saso Grosdanov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Generalised global symmetries in effective field theories and holography
In my talk, I will discuss the concept of generalized global symmetries and their applications. From the point of view of effective field theory, I will present a recent, comprehensive reformulation of magnetohydrodynamics and the theory of elastic media. To move beyond an effective theory of purely low-energy hydrodynamic modes, I will then discuss a way of coupling the theory of magnetohydrodynamics to dynamical, massive photons. In the second part of the talk, I will focus on holographic duality with higher-form bulk fields and show how they can be used to construct a dual of a theory with a generalised global symmetry, e.g. a plasma with dynamical electromagnetic interactions in the boundary field theory.
15h00: Coffee and tea break
15h30: Karl Landsteiner (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid): Weyl semi-metals and quenched chiral magnetic effect in holography
This talk will consist of two parts. First I will introduce a holographic model of a strongly interacting Weyl semi-metal state. I will compute the anomalous electric and axial Hall conductivities. The theory of anomalies predicts a factor of 1/3 between them. Holography reproduces this factor in quite non-trivial way along the holographic RG flow. In the second part I discuss the far from equilibrium chiral magnetic response due to the mixed anomaly in a holographic quantum quench. It turns out that the CME is strongly suppressed far from equilibrium.
17h00: Drinks and snacks
5. Delta ITP Triangle meetings: Holography + Quantum and Topological Matter (Friday, 24 November 2017)
Delta ITP Triangle meetings: Holography
Time & Place: 13h30-17h00 in Marinus Ruppert building, room Paars [purple], Utrecht
Local organizer: Umut Gursoy (Utrecht)
Delta ITP Triangle meetings: Quantum and Topological Matter
Time & Place: 13h30-17h00 in Marinus Ruppert building, room Rood [red], Utrecht
Local organizer: Lars Fritz (UU)
6. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Statistical Physics and Theory of Condensed Matter (SPTCM) (12-23 March 2018)
For your agenda!
Location: Mooirivier, Dalfsen
Organizers: Lars Fritz (UU); Edan Lerner (UvA)
Alexander Altland (Cologne University)
Philippe Cortoz (UvA)
The program will be available in due course. Registration deadline: 1 January 2018
7. Reminders (activities announced earlier in Newsletter)
* Delta ITP Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics II (Fall 2017)
* Kramers Course (13 September 2017 - 21 February 2018)
Time & Place: 09h00-13h00 in BBG 7.12
The "Kramers course: Field-theory methods in statistical physics" started on Wednesday, September 13th.
The lectures will be based on Mussardo's book "Statistical Field Theory", of which we have a copy in the library of the ITP. Note that even though the title is identical to our obligatory course, the topics are actually quite different, covering in particular conformal field theory and integrable systems.
From November 1st the lectures will be given by the Kramers professor Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste).
The lectures and exercise classes take place every Wednesday, 9am to 11am, and 11am to 1pm, respectively. Both will be held in BBG 7.12.
Organizer: Dirk Schuricht (UU)
8. National seminars
* Mark Kac: http://www.win.tue.nl/markkac/
As usual, speakers, titles, abstracts and locations will be published on our website as they become known, and announced by e-mail one week ahead of each seminar.
The Mark Kac seminar is supported by FOM (http://www.fom.nl/live/english/home.pag) and is an activity of the STAR stochastics cluster (http://www.eurandom.nl/STAR/).
* International Center for Workshops in the Sciences: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl
Anyone engaged in scientific research, anywhere in the world, can propose a workshop. In fact, the Center welcomes diversity of background and nationality in submissions.
We have two venues in Leiden, dedicated to groups of different sizes: The Lorentz Center@Oort for groups of up to 55 participants and the Lorentz Center@Snellius for smaller groups of up to 25 participants.
For detailed guidelines and advice, please see the Lorentz Center website.
* Delta ITP:
Theoretical Cosmology Meetings: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/theoretical-cosmology/upcoming.html
Delta ITP Holography Meeting: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/triangle-holography/upcoming.html
Quantum and Topological Matter Meetings: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/triangle-quantum-and-topological-matter/upcoming.html
9. Local seminars/colloquia/news and events
(UvA): http://iop.uva.nl/news-events/colloquia/colloquia.html; http://iop.uva.nl/news-events/newslist.html
(UL): http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/seminars.html; https://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/;
Last update: 09-11-2017, 16.14