BerkeleyiTHEMS Seminar
3 events

Semiclassical defect measures and observability estimate for Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero
October 30 (Wed) at 8:40  10:00, 2019
Dr. Keita Mikami (Research Scientist, iTHEMS)
Seminar will be held from 15:40 to 17:00 on Oct.29(PDT, the U.S. Pacific Daylight Time) as a Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Seminar.
Venue: UC Berkeley
Event Official Language: English

Physics of GammaRay Bursts: Emission Mechanism, Particle Acceleration, Nucleosynthesis, and Gravitational Waves
August 17 (Sat) at 12:00  13:00, 2019
Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Chief Scientist, Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR))
GammaRay Bursts (GRBs) are very powerful, special explosions of massive stars. In the explosions, highly relativistic jets are launched from progenitor stars and lots of gammarays are emitted from the jets. It is also suggested by gravitational wave detection with followup observations that (short duration) GRBs are triggered by neutron star mergers (NSMs). In this talk, physics of GRBs are introduced with some of our recent studies. I would like to introduce how the relativistic jets will emit bunch of gammarays, and how particle acceleration happens in the relativistic jets. I also would like to introduce our recent studies on rprocess nucleosynthesis & gravitational wave emission at NSMs. Location: 50A5132
Venue: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California)
Event Official Language: English

Three quantizations of conformal field theory
May 1 (Wed) at 15:40  17:30, 2019
Dr. Tsukasa Tada (Coordinator, iTHEMS / Vice Chief Scientist, Quantum Hadron Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Nishina Center for AcceleratorBased Science (RNC))
Needless to say, conformal field theory is elemental in the study of string theory, statistical quantum systems, and various quantum field theories. Twodimensional conformal field theory is usually quantized by the socalled radial quantization. However, this is not the only way. As a matter of fact, there are two other distinctive choices for the time foliation, or equivalently, the Hamiltonian. One of these choices yields the continuous Virasoro algebra, while the other choice leads to the Virasoro algebra on a torus. The former case corresponds to the recently found (and perhaps less known) phenomenon, sinesquare deformation. The latter yields the wellknown entanglement entropy. I will present a comprehensive treatment of these three quantizations and discuss its physical implications.
Venue: Old LeConte Hall 402, UC Berkeley
Event Official Language: English
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