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The O’Raifeartaigh Lecture

The O’Raifeartaigh Lecture is held annually in honour of Lochlainn O’Raifeartaigh (1933 – 2000). This year’s O’Raighfeartaigh Lecture will be given by Prof. Duncan Haldane, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics at… Read More

2018 Spring Seminar Schedule

Unless stated otherwise seminars will be held at 2.30pm in the STP Lecture Theatre, 10 Burlington Road May 28-29, Irish Quantum Foundations 2018 will be held at DCU May 15, Alessio Marrani (U. Padova) May 8, Ricardo Schiappa… Read More

Thursday 3rd May: STP Seminar – “Black Holes, Stokes Flows & Transport at Strong Coupling”

Title: Black holes, Stokes flows and transport at strong coupling Speaker: Aristomenis Donos (U. Durham) Abstract: Certain strongly coupled materials, such as the cuprate superconductors exhibit fascinating, yet hard to explain transport properties. Holography provides a consistent framework to study the… Read More

Thursday 19th April: STP Seminar – “Non-equilibrium Dynamics in Isolated Quantum Systems”

Title: Non-equilibrium Dynamics in Isolated Quantum Systems Speaker: Masud Haque (NUI Maynooth) Abstract: Quantum many-body physics has traditionally focused on equilibrium properties and low-energy excitations. However, in recent years, motivated by novel experimental possibilities, the study of quantum matter far from… Read More

Tuesday 10th April: STP Seminar – “Explorations in non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems: work and heat statistics”

Title: Explorations in non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems: work and heat statistics Speaker: John Goold (TCD) Abstract: This talk will be an overview of some research I have been doing in the field of non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems… Read More

Tuesday 27th March: STP Seminar – “The Wave Mechanics of Large-scale Structure”

Title: The Wave Mechanics of Large-scale Structure Speaker: Peter Coles (U. Cardiff & NUI Maynooth) Abstract: There has been been a resurgence of interest recently in an idea, originally raised in a seminal paper by Widrow & Kaiser (1993), that the… Read More

Tuesday 20th March: STP Seminar – “From Hilbert’s 16th Problem to Physics”

Title: From Hilbert’s 16th Problem to Physics Speaker: Charles Nash (NUI Maynooth) Abstract: We shall describe a link between Hilbert’s sixteenth problem (part (i)) concerning real algebraic curves and condensed matter physics. The central result is some work of Kenyon and… Read More

Tuesday 6th March: STP Seminar – “Quantum Correlations in Space & Time”

Title: Quantum Correlations in Space & Time Speaker: Joe Fitzsimons (Singapore University of Technology and Design) Abstract: In ordinary, non-relativistic, quantum physics, time enters only as a parameter and not as an observable: a state of a physical system is specified… Read More

Tuesday 27th February: STP Seminar – “Anomalous Transport”

Title: Anomalous Transport Speaker: Karl Landsteiner (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Abstract: The concept of symmetry is one cornerstone of modern theoretical physics, quantum mechanics is another. Sometimes they are incompatible with each other. These incompatibilities are called anomalies. They constrain possible… Read More