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  1. APR

    8

    Wednesday

    CSI Q Seminar

    "CANCELLED Quantum-driven classical optimization"

    Presented by Helmut Katzgraber, Microsoft Research

    1:30 pm, Training Room, Bldg 725

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:30 pm

    Hosted by: Layla Hormozi

    The advent of the first useful quantum computing devices has resulted in an arms race with classical algorithms on traditional computing hardware. While near-term quantum devices might revolutionize, e.g., optimization and quantum chemistry, tackling many applications will directly depend on either hybrid or purely classical computing techniques. Inspired by these recent exciting developments, a variety of new classical algorithms have emerged. In this talk an overview on quantum inspired methods and their applications is given.

  2. APR

    9

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "Maximizing the potential of neutrino experiments"

    Presented by Philip Rodrigues, University of Oxford

    3 pm, Webcast

    Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: Hanyu Wei

    Present and future neutrino experiments will search for CP violation in the lepton sector, detect neutrinos from a galactic supernova, and search for evidence of sterile neutrinos. I will discuss two strands of work aimed at maximizing the success of these experiments: on DUNE, developing the far detector trigger system is vital to achieving the physics goals of the experiment; while on the SBN project, neutrino cross section uncertainties are a major systematic in the sterile neutrino oscillation analysis.

  3. APR

    10

    Friday

    NT/RIKEN Seminar

    "A mode by mode approach to heavy ion collision"

    Presented by Eduardo Grossi, SBU

    9 am, Bluejeans: https://bnl.bluejeans.com/726276981

    Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

  4. APR

    10

    Friday

    HET Lunch Seminar

    "Update on double Higgs production"

    Presented by Sally Dawson, BNL

    12:15 pm, Webcast

    Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:15 pm

    Hosted by: Peter Denton

  5. APR

    17

    Friday

    Virtual NT/RIKEN seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Debasish Banerjee

    9 am, Webcast

    Friday, April 17, 2020, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

  6. APR

    23

    Thursday

    CFN Colloquium

    "CANCELED - Using Machine-Learning to Enable Autonomous X-ray Scattering"

    Presented by Kevin Yager, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

    4 pm, CFN, Bldg 735, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

    Thursday, April 23, 2020, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Deyu Lu

    Autonomous experimentation holds the promise of revolutionizing scientific studies and accelerating materials discovery, through instruments that can explore scientific problems without human intervention. This talk will introduce basic machine-learning concepts, and describe our ongoing development of autonomous experimentation at a synchrotron x-ray scattering beamline. Deep learning (convolutional neural networks) are used to classify x-ray detector images, with performance improving when "physics awareness" is included. To close the autonomous loop, we deploy a general-purpose algorithm that selects high-value experiments to conduct, attempting to minimize both uncertainty and experimental cost. Examples from recent autonomous experiments will be presented, including measuring nanoparticle ordering, combinatorial libraries of block copolymer materials, and real-time photo-thermal processing.

  7. APR

    30

    Thursday

    BERA - Free Gym Membership Orientation 2020

    "Orientation with Certified Personal Trainer"

    Claire Ondrovic

    5 pm, Gym/Weight Room, Bldg. 461

    Thursday, April 30, 2020, 5:00 pm

    Hosted by: Christine Carter

    Free Orientation 5-7pm on the following dates: Monday: 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/20, 5/11, 6/15 Thursday: 1/23, 2/13, 3/19, 4/30, 5/21, 6/18

  8. MAY

    12

    Tuesday

    Center for Functional Nanomaterials Seminar

    "Two Talks: System for the Research and Development at UNI: Nanosciences & Solar water purification at rural areas: From the lab to pilot applications"

    Presented by Dr. Juan M. Rodriguez & Dr. Walter F. Estrada, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieiría, Peru

    10 am, CFN, Bldg 735, Room A 1st Floor

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10:00 am

    Hosted by: Fernando Camino

  9. MAY

    12

    Tuesday

    Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Unitarity in meson spectroscopy: implications for experiment, lattice, and models"

    Presented by George Rupp, Instituto Superior Técnico

    11 am, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: Jin Huang

    The most fundamental cornerstone of the PDG tables is the uniqueness of S-matrix pole positions of unstable particles, as a consequence of quantum-field-theory principles. Therefore, the unitarity property of the S-matrix should ideally be respected in whatever description of meson resonances in experiment, lattice-QCD simulations, and quark models. However, mesons are still often analyzed using non-unitary Breit-Wigner parametrizations and treated as manifest bound states on the lattice or in models. In the present talk I shall demonstrate the huge discrepancies that may result from such naive approaches, with potentially dramatic consequences for meson spectroscopy and the inferred confining potential.

  10. MAY

    12

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Tae Min Hong, University of Pittsburgh

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: George Redlinger

  11. MAY

    15

    Friday

    NT/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Ayan Mukhopadhyay, IIT Madras

    2 pm, Building 510, CFNS Room 2-38

    Friday, May 15, 2020, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

  12. MAY

    21

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBA"

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3:00 pm

  13. MAY

    22

    Friday

    NT/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Shohini Bhattacharya, Temple University

    2 pm, Building 510, CFNS Room 2-38

    Friday, May 22, 2020, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

  14. JUN

    10

    Wednesday

    Blood Drive

    9 am, Brookhaven Center

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Patricia Edwards

  15. JUN

    11

    Thursday

    Blood Drive

    9 am, Brookhaven Center

    Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Patricia Edwards

  16. JUN

    29

    Monday

    Office of Educational Programs Event

    "Teacher Training: Biogeochemical Imaging in a New Light, June 29 to July 2, 2020"

    8 am, National Synchrotron Light Source II

    Monday, June 29, 2020, 8:00 am

  17. JUL

    17

    Friday

    NT/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Asmita Mukharjee, IIT Bombay

    2 pm, Building 510, CFNS Room 2-38

    Friday, July 17, 2020, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: Nikhil Karthik

  18. SEP

    17

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    Presented by Xin Zhou, Environmental & Climate Sciences Dept (BNL)

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: Mike Jensen

  19. SEP

    24

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:00 am

  20. OCT

    1

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis: patterns and diversity of plant responses to warming"

    Presented by Danielle Way, Western University, Canada

    2:30 pm, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, October 1, 2020, 2:30 pm

    Hosted by: Alistair Rogers

    Climate change will increase global temperatures 3-4 ?C by 2100. This warming will affect photosynthesis, a temperature-sensitive process that helps dictate plant growth. Warming-induced shifts in photosynthesis also affect the global carbon cycle, mitigating or accelerating further climate change. Understanding how photosynthesis acclimates to future temperatures is therefore critical for accurately predicting the trajectory of future climate change, as well as for estimating plant productivity in a warmer world. I'll discuss how elevated growth temperatures impact photosynthesis, using meta-analyses, modeling and results from my lab, highlighting both what we know and the key questions that remain to be answered.

  21. OCT

    8

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, October 8, 2020, 11:00 am

  22. OCT

    15

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, October 15, 2020, 11:00 am

  23. OCT

    22

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, October 22, 2020, 11:00 am

  24. OCT

    29

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 11:00 am

  25. NOV

    5

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, November 5, 2020, 11:00 am

  26. NOV

    12

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:00 am

  27. NOV

    19

    Thursday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "Date Available"

    11 am, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 490

    Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:00 am