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Einstein’s Light Quanta: Then and Now
Speaker Prof. A. Douglas Stone, Yale University
Date 5 December 2019 (Thursday)
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Venue Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Photonic Topological Anomalies
Speaker Prof. Henning Schomerus, Lancaster University
Date 5 December 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:00
Venue Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Non-Equilibrium Strongly Hyperuniform Fluids with Large Local Density Fluctuations - Towards Perfect Photonic Fluids
Speaker Prof. Ran Ni, Nanyang Technological University
Date 28 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time 15:00 - 16:00
Venue Room 2303 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Metamaterials in Space and Time (Cancelled)
Speaker Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
Date 14 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time 10:30 - 12:00
Venue Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Search for New Physics with Dibosons in ATLAS (Cancelled)
Speaker Dr. Yee Chinn Yap, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Date 13 November 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 10:30 - 11:30
Venue (to be confirmed)
The Universe, Life and Everything - 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Cancelled)
Speaker Prof. George Smoot, HKUST
Date 11 November 2019 (Monday)
Time 16:00 - 17:30
Venue Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Visualizing Correlated and Topological Quantum Phases of Matter
Speaker Dr. Berthold Jäck, Princeton University
Date 7 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time 11:00 to 12:00
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
How Can Physics Contribute to the Advancement of Bio-medical Science? A Personal Journey
Speaker Prof. Donald C. Chang, HKUST
Date 6 November 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 15:30 - 16:30
Venue Room 2303 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Recruitment Talk by Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
Speaker Dr. Chun Zhang, Director of Sensing Devices and Integration (SDI), IoT and Sensors (IOTSEN), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI),
Ms. Michelle Cheung, ASTRI
Date 4 November 2019 (Monday)
Time 16:00 - 17:00
Venue Lecture Theatre H (Lifts 27-28), HKUST
Benchmarking DFT with Experiments and Vice Versa: h-BN and Graphene on Ir(111) at the Nano-scale
Speaker Dr. Ari Seitsonen, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Date 29 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 16:00 - 17:00
Venue Room 2405 (Lift 17-18), HKUST
Probing Light Matter Interaction at the Atomic Scale: Quantum Coherence of Single Molecules
Speaker Dr. Shaowei Li, University of California, Berkeley
Date 9 October 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 15:00 - 16:00
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
de Sitter Vacua in the Swampland Era
Speaker Dr. Pablo Soler Gomis, Heidelberg University
Date 10 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Tail of Gravitational Waves, Quasi-normal Modes
Speaker Dr. Sam Wong, Columbia University
Date 15 August 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Controllable Growth and Electronic Structures of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Thin Films
Speaker Prof. Yi Zhang, Nanjing University
Date 9 August 2019 (Friday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 2463 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Recent Developments in Ultra-light Axion Dark Matter
Speaker Prof. Lam Hui, Columbia University
Date 8 August 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Testing Light-axion and LIGO-like Black Hole Predictions for Dark Matter
Speaker Prof. Thomas Broadhurst, University of the Basque Country
Date 8 August 2019 (Thursday)
Time 15:30 - 17:00
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
New Indirect Search for Dark Matter and Baryogenesis
Speaker Dr. Fapeng Huang, Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe, Institute for Basic Science
Date 7 August 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Behaviour of a Colloid Close to an Air-water Interface: Interactions and Dynamics (Updated)
Speaker Prof. Maurizio Nobili, Université Montpellier
Date 31 July 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 10:30 to 12:00
Venue Room 4502 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Perturbative Frictional Jamming (Cancelled)
Speaker Prof. Maruthi Mahesh Bandi, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Graduate University
Date 30 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 15:30 - 17:00
Venue Room 4502 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
The Origin of Classical General Relativity and Gauge Theory
Speaker Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University
Date 30 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Venue Cheung On Tak Lecture Theater (LT-E), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Mobility of Chromium in High-Temperature Crustal and Upper Mantle Fluids
Speaker Miss Jingyi Huang, Johns Hopkins University
Date 25 July 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 4503 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
de Sitter Thermodynamics from Bulk and Edge Characters
Speaker Mr. Albert Yuk-ting Law, Columbia University
Date 18 July 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Decaying Warm Dark Matter and Structure Formation
Speaker Prof. Kingman Cheung, National Tsing Hua University
Date 15 July 2019 (Monday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Atomically Thin Magnetic Metal Halides and Chalcogenides Grown by
Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Speaker Prof. Dingyong Zhong, Sun Yat-sen University
Date 11 July 2019 (Thursday)
Time 10:00 to 11:30
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Effective Field Theory Approach to Lepton Number Violation: Dimension Seven Operators
Speaker Prof. Yi Liao, Nankai University
Date 9 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Tailor the Line-shapes of Coupled Photonic Systems and Topological Phase Transitions in Spin-orbit Photonics
Speaker Prof. Lei Zhou, Fudan University
Date 9 July 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 2405 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Condensed Matter Physics in a (Nano-) Nutshell: Phase Transitions in Nanometer Sized Confinements on Surfaces (Updated)
Speaker Prof. Thomas Andreas Jung, Paul Scherrer Institute
Date 8 July 2019 (Monday)
Time 10:00 to 11:30
Venue Room 2503 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Topology from Chaos: Quantum Hall Physics, Haldane Conjecture and Beyond
Speaker Prof. Chushun Tian, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Date 28 June 2019 (Friday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Superconductors with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling --- Spin Supercurrent and Majorana Modes
Speaker Dr. James Jun He, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Date 26 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Ab Initio Theories of Liquid Water and Ion Solutions by Climbing up
Jacob’s Ladder of Density Functional Theory
Speaker Prof. Xifan Wu, Temple University
Date 25 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 10:00 to 11:30
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Inside Nature Materials and Nature Reviews Materials – Editors’ Perspective (Updated)
Speaker Dr. Daniel McNally, Nature Materials
Dr. Giulia Pacchioni, Nature Reviews Materials
Date 21 June 2019 (Friday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue Lecture Theatre H (Lifts 27-28), HKUST
A Dialogue with Dr. Athanasios Chantis, Managing Editor of
Physical Review Materials
Speaker Dr. Athanasios Chantis, Physical Review Materials
Date 20 June 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue Room 4503 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Room Temperature Continuous-wave Excited Strong Biexciton Emission in Perovskite Nanoplatelets in Plasmonic Nanocavity
Speaker Prof. Xinfeng Liu, Nantional Center for Nanoscience and Technology
Date 17 June 2019 (Monday)
Time 10:00 to 11:30
Venue Room 2463 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Charges, Charge Regulations and Charge Fluctuations
Speaker Prof. Rudolf Podgornik, University of Chinese Academy of Sicences
Date 10 June 2019 (Monday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 4504 (Lift 25-26), HKUST
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Opens Systems
Speaker Mr. Suro Kim, Kobe University
Date 4 June 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Extension of Scalar-tensor Theories and Spatially Covariant Gravity
Speaker Prof. Xian Gao, Sun Yat-sen University
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 10:00 - 10:45
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
The Partition Function of 3D Gravity from Chern-Simons Theory
Speaker Mr. Cedric Yu, New York University
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 10:45 - 11:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Weak Gravity Conjecture from Unitarity and Causality
Speaker Prof. Toshifumi Noumi, Kobe University
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 11:30 to 12:15
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Leptogenesis from Heavy Higgs Relaxation
Speaker Dr. Yi-Peng Wu, The University of Tokyo
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 14:45
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Heavy Spinning Particles from Signs of Primordial Non-Gaussianities
Speaker Mr. Suro Kim, Kobe University
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:45 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Wave Events
Speaker Mr. Yifan Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 16:00 - 16:45
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Probing GHz Gravitational Waves with Graviton-magnon Resonance
Speaker Mr. Asuka Ito, Kobe University
Date 30 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 16:45 - 17:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
The Higgs Trilinear Coupling and the Scale of New Physics
Speaker Prof. Spencer Chang, University of Oregon
Date 23 May 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS2042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Higgs Physics and Future Opportunities
Speaker Dr Kirill Prokofiev, HKUST
Date 6 May 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
Machine Learning the Universe: Opening the Pandora Box
Speaker Prof. Shirley Ho, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute
Date 16 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Tetraphenylphosphonium Bromide Single-Crystalline Microfiber for Multiple-Color Stimulated Raman Scattering
Speaker Prof. Yan Ren, Shandong University
Date 12 April 2019 (Friday)
Time 15:30 - 17:00
Venue Lecture Theatre H (Lifts 27-28), HKUST
General Introduction to Stochastic Quantization and Its Different Formulations (Updated)
Speaker Prof. Laurent Baulieu, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies (LPTHE), CNRS
Date 11 April 2019 (Thursday)
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Stochastic Quantization of Quantum Gravity, and Its Physical Predictions (Updated)
Speaker Prof. Laurent Baulieu, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies (LPTHE), CNRS
Date 11 April 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Unraveling Fluctuations, Dissipation and Nonlinearities in Nanotube and Graphene Mechanical Resonators
Speaker Prof. Joel Moser, Soochow University
Date 9 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 10:30 - 12:00
Venue Room 4472 (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
What Makes Magic: High Order van Hove Singularity in Tunable Moire Superlattices
Speaker Dr. Noah Fan Qi Yuan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date 9 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue Room 5583 (Lifts 29-30), HKUST
Nanophotonics of Superoscillations or Can We See λ/1000 with a School Microscope?
Speaker Prof. Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton
Date 8 April 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:15 - 12:45 [Time Changed]
Venue IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Data-driven Inverse Problems in Complex Systems and
Nonlinear Dynamics
Speaker Prof. Jie Sun, Clarkson University
Date 2 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 2303 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Soft Matter at Interfaces
Speaker Dr. Yu Chai, University of California, Berkeley
Date 28 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
Structure and Dynamics of Topological Defects in Active Liquid Crystals
Speaker Dr. Rui Zhang, The University of Chicago
Date 26 March 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 2303 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Quantifying Anomalous Single-molecule Dynamics in Living Cells and Beyond
Speaker Prof. Jae-Hyung Jeon, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Date 22 March 2019 (Friday)
Time 15:30 - 17:00
Venue Lecture Theatre H (Lifts 27-28), HKUST
2D Monochalcogenides: From Ferroelectricity to Valleytronics
Speaker Dr. Kai Chang, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
Date 21 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
Exotic Electronic States in Kondo Systems
Speaker Dr. Ziji Xiang, University of Michigan
Date 19 March 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4472 (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
Helical Edge States in Parity-time Symmetric Photonic Crystals
Speaker Prof. Ruey-Lin Chern, National Taiwan University
Date 18 March 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
Multimarginal Optimal Transport, Density Functional Theory, and Convex Relaxation (Cancelled)
Speaker Dr. Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University
Date 14 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time 15:00 - 16:00
Venue Room 2405 (Lifts 17-18), HKUST
Entanglement Branes, Modular Flow and Extended Topological Quantum Field Theory
Speaker Dr. Gabriel Wong, Fudan University
Date 7 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Discovery of Log-peoriodic Quantum Oscillations
Speaker Prof. Jian Wang, Peking University
Date 6 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 15:00 - 16:30
Venue Room 5562 (Lifts 27-28), HKUST
A Novel Gravitational Coupling in Einstein Gravity
Speaker Prof. Chunshan Lin, University of Warsaw
Date 28 February 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Universality in the Epsilon-expansion
Speaker Dr. Alessandro Codello, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Date 26 February 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 - 15:30
Venue IAS4042, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Solid Capillarity and Surface Dynamics at Soft Interfaces
Speaker Dr. Qin Xu, ETH Zurich
Date 25 February 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Lecture Theatre G (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
Attosecond Optical Spectroscopy: A Brief Historical Development and
Future Opportunities
Speaker Dr. Tran Trung Luu, ETH Zurich
Date 11 February 2019 (Monday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Lecture Theatre G (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Laser-induced Field Emission from
a Tungsten Tip
Speaker Dr. Hirofumi Yanagisawa, Ludwig-Maximilians University
Date 31 January 2019 (Thursday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 4334 (Lift 3), HKUST
Quantum Computing: Dream or Nightmare?
Speaker Prof. Bei Zeng, University of Guelph
Date 30 January 2019 (Wednesday)
Time 14:30 - 16:00
Venue Room 4475 (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
Liquid Crystals in Capillary Tubes (Cancelled)
Speaker Prof. Joonwoo Jeong, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Date 15 January 2019 (Tuesday)
Time 11:00 to 12:30
Venue Room 4472 (Lifts 25-26), HKUST
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