The following events of interest to the group are coming up in the next week:

20/09/2018
  • Cosmology Journal Club

    Time: 20/09/201811:00 - 12:00

    Location: C4.278, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Description: Weekly cosmology journal club. Papers can be posted here.

  • IoP Colloquium: Sebastian Huber

    Time: 20/09/201816:00 - 17:00

    Location: Turingzaal, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

    Title: Topological Mechanics

    Abstract: The elastic properties of materials are determined by a few material constants such as the Young's modulus. Using super-structures one can effectively change these "constants". In this way, we obtain functionalities such as wave-guiding, acoustic lensing or programmable failure. I will show how topological band theory, known from the description of electrons in solids, provides us with a powerful design principle for such mechanical metamaterials. Moreover, mechanical metamaterials offer a powerful platform for the study of fundamentally new phenomena that are hard to observe in other arenas. Here, I will highlight the first measurement of a quadrupole topological insulator in a silicon-based metamaterial and the implementation of an axial gauge field in an acoustic Weyl system.

21/09/2018
  • String Journal Club

    Time: 21/09/201812:30 - 14:00

    Location: C4.278, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Description: Weekly string theory journal club with paper discussion and talk by a group member. Papers can be posted here.

    Talk: Pau Figueras: Towards the Endpoint of the Small Black Hole Instability in AdS(5)xS^5

24/09/2018
  • GRAPPA Journal Club

    Time: 24/09/201813:30 - 14:30

    Location: C4.174, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Description: Weekly GRAPPA journal club. Papers can be posted here. Lunch is provided, but sign-up is required by the end of Wednesday the week before.

A complete list of events can be found in our calendar.