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  1. DEC

    12

    Today

    Physics Colloquium

    "The "self-stirred" genome: Bulk and surface dynamics of the chromatin globule"

    Presented by Alexandra Zidovska, New York University

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

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:30 pm

    Chromatin structure and dynamics control all aspects of DNA biology yet are poorly understood. In interphase, time between two cell divisions, chromatin fills the cell nucleus in its minimally condensed polymeric state. Chromatin serves as substrate to a number of biological processes, e.g. gene expression and DNA replication, which require it to become locally restructured. These are energy-consuming processes giving rise to nonequilibrium dynamics. Chromatin dynamics has been traditionally studied by imaging of fluorescently labeled nuclear proteins and single DNA-sites, thus focusing only on a small number of tracer particles. Recently, we developed an approach, displacement correlation spectroscopy (DCS) based on time-resolved image correlation analysis, to map chromatin dynamics simultaneously across the whole nucleus in cultured human cells [1]. DCS revealed that chromatin movement was coherent across large regions (4–5μm) for several seconds. Regions of coherent motion extended beyond the boundaries of single-chromosome territories, suggesting elastic coupling of motion over length scales much larger than those of genes [1]. These largescale, coupled motions were ATP-dependent and unidirectional for several seconds. Following these observations, we developed a hydrodynamic theory of active chromatin dynamics, using the two-fluid model and describing the content of cell nucleus as a chromatin solution, which is subject to both passive thermal fluctuations and active (ATP-consuming) scalar and vector events [2]. In this work we continue in our efforts to elucidate the mechanism and function of the chromatin dynamics in interphase. We investigate the chromatin interactions with the nuclear envelope and compare the surface dynamics of the chromatin globule with its bulk dynamics [3]. Furthermore, we explore the rheology of the chromatin inside the cell nucleus using the native subnuclear structures [4]. [1] Zidovska A, Weitz DA, Mitchi

  2. DEC

    15

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Nobuo Sato, Jlab/University of Connecticut

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Andrey Tarasov'

  3. JAN

    5

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Sourav Raha, University of Florida

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:00 pm

  4. JAN

    19

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Felix Ringer, LBL

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, January 19, 2018, 2:00 pm

  5. FEB

    2

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Mohamed Anber, Lewis & Clark College

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, February 2, 2018, 2:00 pm

  6. FEB

    27

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "The Multi-Messenger Picture of a Neutron Star Merger"

    Presented by Brian Metzger, Columbia University

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

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: ''Peter Petreczky''

    On August 17 the LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave observatories detected the first binary neutron star merger event (GW170817), a discovery followed by the most ambitious electromagnetic (EM) follow-up campaign ever conducted. A gamma-ray burst (GRB) of short duration and very low luminosity was discovered by the Fermi and INTEGRAL satellites within 2 seconds of the merger. Within 11 hours, a bright but rapidly-fading thermal optical counterpart was discovered in the galaxy NGC 4993 at a distance of only 40 Mpc. The properties of the optical transient match remarkably well predictions for kilonova emission powered by the radioactive decay of heavy nuclei synthesized in the expanding merger ejecta by the r-process. The rapid spectral evolution of the kilonova emission to near-infrared wavelengths demonstrates that a portion of the ejecta contains heavy lanthanide nuclei. Two weeks after the merger, rising non-thermal X-ray and radio emission were detected from the position of the optical transient, consistent with delayed synchrotron afterglow radiation from an initially off-axis relativistic jet with the properties consistent with those of (on-axis) cosmological short GRB. I will describe a unified scenario for the range of EM counterparts from GW170817 and their implications for the astrophysical origin of the r-process and the properties of neutron stars. I will preview the upcoming era of multi-messenger astronomy, once Advanced LIGO/Virgo reach design sensitivity and a neutron star merger is detected every few weeks.

  7. APR

    13

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Andreas Schmitt, University of Southampton

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:00 pm

  1. Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "High-pt Hadron Production in Au+Au and d+Au Collisions at sqrt (s) = 200 GeV"

    Presented by Sasha Milov, Stony Brook University

    Tuesday, July 1, 2003, 11 am
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  2. Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Production of Lambda (1520) at RHIC at sqrt (s) = 200 GeV"

    Presented by Ludovic Gaudichet, Subatech, France

    Tuesday, July 15, 2003, 11 am
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  3. Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Induced Criticality of Non-Order Parameter Fields"

    Presented by Agnes Mocsy, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

    Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 11 am
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  4. Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Strangeness Production in Au+Au Collisions at RHIC"

    Presented by Ben Norman, Kent State University

    Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 11 am
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  5. Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Hydrodynamic Afterburner for Color Glass Condensate"

    Presented by Yasushi Nara, University of Arizona

    Friday, August 8, 2003, 2 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  6. High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Strong Interaction Effect on Muon g-2"

    Presented by Masashi Hayakawa, RIKEN/BNL Research Center

    Sunday, August 10, 2003, 1:30 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  7. High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Elitzurs Theorem and the Sign Problem"

    Presented by Kim Splittorff, Stony Brook University

    Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 1:30 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  8. Instrumentation Division Seminar

    "Development of Novel Silicon Stripixel Detectors for High energy and Nuclear Physics Experiments"

    Presented by Zheng Li, Instrumentation Division

    Wednesday, September 10, 2003, 2:30 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 535

  9. Nuclear Physics Seminar

    "Discovery of Penta Quarks"

    Presented by Prof. Ken-chi Imai, Kyoto University, Japan

    Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 11 am
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

  10. RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

    "Collective Flow and QGP Properties"

    Monday, November 17, 2003, 9 am
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510