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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. PRT SEM: Masaki Yamada (TUFTS) Strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP) and a strong U(1) gauge theory
    Start: 04:15pm – End: 05:15pm
    • 04:15pm

“A strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP) is a good candidate for dark matter (DM) because its self-interaction can address some astrophysical offsets, such as the “core vs cusp” problem and the “too-big-to-fail” problem. A low energy effective theory of a strongly interacting non-Abelian gauge theory gives a simple realization of the SIMP mechanism in a dark sector, though we need to introduce a nontrivial interaction between the Standard Model (SM) sector and the dark sector to maintain kinetic equilibrium. In this talk, I will first explain a SIMP model in a strong non-Abelian gauge theory with a singlet field in the hidden sector. Assuming a mixing between the singlet field and the SM Higgs field, we can maintain the kinetic equilibrium between the hidden and SM sectors. The mixing effect leads to signals for future collider experiments, direct DM detection experiments, and beam-dump experiments. Then I will explain a SIMP model in an Abelian gauge theory that is confined due to a monopole condensation. This model is much simpler because the monopole plays the roles of U(1) confinement and mediator between the hidden and SM sectors.”

  1. CMP Special Seminar: Arbel Haim (The Weizmann Institute), hosted by Bertrand Halperin
    Start: 03:00pm – End: 04:30pm
    • 03:00pm

Title: “Current aspects of topological superconductivity”

Abstract: Recent experiments have provided mounting evidence for the existence of Majorana bound states (MBSs) in condensed-matter systems. Until the long-term goal of braiding MBSs is achieved, one is prompted to ask: what is the next step in the study of topological superconductivity and MBSs? In my talk I will discuss two topics relating to this question. In the first part I will examine the possibility of, not only detecting the Majoranas, but also witnessing some of their exotic properties. In particular their non-local nature, or in other words, the fact that the MBS is half a fermion whose occupation is encoded in a nonlocal way. I will show that current cross correlations in a T-junction with a single MBS exhibit universal features, related to the Majorana nonlocality. This will be contrasted with the case of an accidental low-energy Andreev bound state. In the second part I will discuss the possibility of realizing a different topological phase hosting MBSs in currently available experimental platforms. This will be a topological superconducting phase which is protected by time-reversal symmetry, and which is characterized by having a Kramers’ pair of MBSs at each end. As I will discuss, repulsive interactions are a necessary ingredient for the realization of this phase. I will present a mechanism, based on the interplay between repulsive interactions and proximity to a conventional superconductor, which drives the system into the topological phase. The effect of interactions is studied analytically using both a mean-field approach and the renormalization group. We corroborate our conclusions numerically using DMRG.

[1] Arbel Haim, Anna Keselman, Erez Berg, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. B, 89, 220504(R) (2014)
[2] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Felix von Oppen, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 245112 (2015)
[3] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Felix von Oppen, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 166406 (2015)
[4] Arbel Haim, Konrad Wölms, Erez Berg, Yuval Oreg, Karsten Flensberg, Phys. Rev. B 94, 115124 (2016)
[5] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Karsten Flensberg, Yuval Oreg, arXiv:1605.07179

Thursday, October 27th

  1. CMP Seminar: Victor Galitski (University of Maryland), hosted by Eugene Demler
    Start: 12:00pm – End: 01:00pm
    • 12:00pm

Title: Soliton motion, dissipation, and death in quantum superfluids

Abstract: Solitons are fascinating non-linear phenomena that occur in a diverse array of classical and quantum systems. In particular, they are known to exist in quantum superfluids, and have been demonstrated experimentally in Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic superfluids. In this talk, I will first review the general theory of solitons in superfluids and present an exact solution to the problem of a moving soliton in a one-dimensional superconductor. Connections to the inverse scattering method and supersymmetric quantum mechanics will be emphasized. Using these exact methods, the full soliton spectrum will be derived along with its “inertial” and “gravitational” masses. The former will be shown to be orders of magnitude larger than the latter. This results in slow motion of the soliton, consistent with recent MIT experiments. In the second part of my talk, I will discuss the soliton decay and derive the quasiclassical equations of motion containing a non-local in time friction force. Interestingly, Ohmic friction is absent in the integrable setup and the Markovian approximation gives rise to the Abraham-Lorentz force (i.e. a term proportional to the derivative of the soliton’s acceleration), which is known from classical electrodynamics of a charged particle interacting with its own radiation. These Abraham-Lorentz equations famously contain a fundamental causality paradox, where the soliton/particle interacts with excitations/radiation originating from future events. We show, however, that the causality paradox is an artifact of the Markovian approximation, and our exact non-Markovian dissipative equations give rise to physical trajectories. In the end, I will show results of recent experiment that observed soliton diffusion and decay in superfluids, well described by our theory.

Relativistic electron scattering and QED

Abstract:
The results of non-perturbative relativistic electron-atom scattering calculations are presented. Hans Bethe’s work on relativistic electron scattering in the 1930’s is also discussed, together with various historical aspects of Enrico Fermi’s and Bethe’s early QED papers. The evolution of ideas related to the use of renormalization in quantum field theory are outlined.

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  • STR SEM: Sam McCandish (Stanford) A Stereoscopic Look into the Bulk
    Start: 04:15pm – End: 05:15pm
    • 04:15pm
    • We present the foundation for a holographic dictionary with depth perception. The dictionary consists of natural operators associated with CFT bilocals whose duals are simple, diffeomorphism-invariant bulk operators. These objects admit a description as fields in kinematic space, a phase space for such probes. The framework of kinematic space allows for conceptually simple derivations of many results known in the literature, including linearized Einstein’s equations, the relationship between conformal blocks and geodesic Witten diagrams, and the CFT representation of bulk local operators. Reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.03110

      Friday, October 28th

      Monday, October 31st

      1. Ali Yazdani (Princeton): Loeb Lecture in Physics: Spotting the elusive Majorana under the microscope
        Start: 04:15pm – End: 06:15pm
        • 04:15pm
        • View in Google Calendar
      2. Loeb Colloquium: Ali Yazdani (Princeton), Visualizing a nematic quantum liquid
        Start: 04:15pm – End: 06:00pm
        • 04:15pm

      The MORRIS LOEB LECTURES IN PHYSICS SERIES
      Speaker: Ali Yazdani,
      Class of 1909 Professor of Physics,
      Director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials
      Princeton University

      The lecture is free and open to the public
      https://www.physics.harvard.edu/events/loeb


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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    1. PRT SEM: Masaki Yamada (TUFTS) Strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP) and a strong U(1) gauge theory
      Start: 04:15pm – End: 05:15pm
      • 04:15pm

    “A strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP) is a good candidate for dark matter (DM) because its self-interaction can address some astrophysical offsets, such as the “core vs cusp” problem and the “too-big-to-fail” problem. A low energy effective theory of a strongly interacting non-Abelian gauge theory gives a simple realization of the SIMP mechanism in a dark sector, though we need to introduce a nontrivial interaction between the Standard Model (SM) sector and the dark sector to maintain kinetic equilibrium. In this talk, I will first explain a SIMP model in a strong non-Abelian gauge theory with a singlet field in the hidden sector. Assuming a mixing between the singlet field and the SM Higgs field, we can maintain the kinetic equilibrium between the hidden and SM sectors. The mixing effect leads to signals for future collider experiments, direct DM detection experiments, and beam-dump experiments. Then I will explain a SIMP model in an Abelian gauge theory that is confined due to a monopole condensation. This model is much simpler because the monopole plays the roles of U(1) confinement and mediator between the hidden and SM sectors.”

    1. CMP Special Seminar: Arbel Haim (The Weizmann Institute), hosted by Bertrand Halperin
      Start: 03:00pm – End: 04:30pm
      • 03:00pm

    Title: “Current aspects of topological superconductivity”

    Abstract: Recent experiments have provided mounting evidence for the existence of Majorana bound states (MBSs) in condensed-matter systems. Until the long-term goal of braiding MBSs is achieved, one is prompted to ask: what is the next step in the study of topological superconductivity and MBSs? In my talk I will discuss two topics relating to this question. In the first part I will examine the possibility of, not only detecting the Majoranas, but also witnessing some of their exotic properties. In particular their non-local nature, or in other words, the fact that the MBS is half a fermion whose occupation is encoded in a nonlocal way. I will show that current cross correlations in a T-junction with a single MBS exhibit universal features, related to the Majorana nonlocality. This will be contrasted with the case of an accidental low-energy Andreev bound state. In the second part I will discuss the possibility of realizing a different topological phase hosting MBSs in currently available experimental platforms. This will be a topological superconducting phase which is protected by time-reversal symmetry, and which is characterized by having a Kramers’ pair of MBSs at each end. As I will discuss, repulsive interactions are a necessary ingredient for the realization of this phase. I will present a mechanism, based on the interplay between repulsive interactions and proximity to a conventional superconductor, which drives the system into the topological phase. The effect of interactions is studied analytically using both a mean-field approach and the renormalization group. We corroborate our conclusions numerically using DMRG.

    [1] Arbel Haim, Anna Keselman, Erez Berg, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. B, 89, 220504(R) (2014)
    [2] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Felix von Oppen, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 245112 (2015)
    [3] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Felix von Oppen, Yuval Oreg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 166406 (2015)
    [4] Arbel Haim, Konrad Wölms, Erez Berg, Yuval Oreg, Karsten Flensberg, Phys. Rev. B 94, 115124 (2016)
    [5] Arbel Haim, Erez Berg, Karsten Flensberg, Yuval Oreg, arXiv:1605.07179

    Thursday, October 27th

    1. CMP Seminar: Victor Galitski (University of Maryland), hosted by Eugene Demler
      Start: 12:00pm – End: 01:00pm
      • 12:00pm

    Title: Soliton motion, dissipation, and death in quantum superfluids

    Abstract: Solitons are fascinating non-linear phenomena that occur in a diverse array of classical and quantum systems. In particular, they are known to exist in quantum superfluids, and have been demonstrated experimentally in Bose-Einstein condensates and fermionic superfluids. In this talk, I will first review the general theory of solitons in superfluids and present an exact solution to the problem of a moving soliton in a one-dimensional superconductor. Connections to the inverse scattering method and supersymmetric quantum mechanics will be emphasized. Using these exact methods, the full soliton spectrum will be derived along with its “inertial” and “gravitational” masses. The former will be shown to be orders of magnitude larger than the latter. This results in slow motion of the soliton, consistent with recent MIT experiments. In the second part of my talk, I will discuss the soliton decay and derive the quasiclassical equations of motion containing a non-local in time friction force. Interestingly, Ohmic friction is absent in the integrable setup and the Markovian approximation gives rise to the Abraham-Lorentz force (i.e. a term proportional to the derivative of the soliton’s acceleration), which is known from classical electrodynamics of a charged particle interacting with its own radiation. These Abraham-Lorentz equations famously contain a fundamental causality paradox, where the soliton/particle interacts with excitations/radiation originating from future events. We show, however, that the causality paradox is an artifact of the Markovian approximation, and our exact non-Markovian dissipative equations give rise to physical trajectories. In the end, I will show results of recent experiment that observed soliton diffusion and decay in superfluids, well described by our theory.

    Relativistic electron scattering and QED

    Abstract:
    The results of non-perturbative relativistic electron-atom scattering calculations are presented. Hans Bethe’s work on relativistic electron scattering in the 1930’s is also discussed, together with various historical aspects of Enrico Fermi’s and Bethe’s early QED papers. The evolution of ideas related to the use of renormalization in quantum field theory are outlined.

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  • STR SEM: Sam McCandish (Stanford) A Stereoscopic Look into the Bulk
    Start: 04:15pm – End: 05:15pm
    • 04:15pm
    • We present the foundation for a holographic dictionary with depth perception. The dictionary consists of natural operators associated with CFT bilocals whose duals are simple, diffeomorphism-invariant bulk operators. These objects admit a description as fields in kinematic space, a phase space for such probes. The framework of kinematic space allows for conceptually simple derivations of many results known in the literature, including linearized Einstein’s equations, the relationship between conformal blocks and geodesic Witten diagrams, and the CFT representation of bulk local operators. Reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.03110

      Friday, October 28th

      Monday, October 31st

      1. Ali Yazdani (Princeton): Loeb Lecture in Physics: Spotting the elusive Majorana under the microscope
        Start: 04:15pm – End: 06:15pm
        • 04:15pm
        • View in Google Calendar
      2. Loeb Colloquium: Ali Yazdani (Princeton), Visualizing a nematic quantum liquid
        Start: 04:15pm – End: 06:00pm
        • 04:15pm

      The MORRIS LOEB LECTURES IN PHYSICS SERIES
      Speaker: Ali Yazdani,
      Class of 1909 Professor of Physics,
      Director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials
      Princeton University

      The lecture is free and open to the public
      https://www.physics.harvard.edu/events/loeb


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    Dr. Sekula is known internationally and nationally for his development of microvascular techniques, which provide patients with improved outcomes, reduced complications, and easier recoveries. He has performed more than 1,500 procedures for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and other cranial neuralgias. He has also developed techniques in brain surgeries of all types that reduce patients’ hospital stays to one or two days without the need for the intensive care unit after the procedure.

    He has been recognized with numerous honors, including The American Association of Neurological Surgeon’s Young Investigator Award, The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Fellowship Award, and Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and “Best Doctor’s” Award.

    Dr. Sekula received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following a surgical internship and residency in neurological surgery, he completed advanced training in minimally invasive neurosurgery and a fellowship with neurosurgical pioneer, and former University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery chairman, Peter Jannetta, MD. Following his training, he became assistant, and then co-director, of the Cranial Nerve Disorders Center with Dr. Jannetta in Pittsburgh.

    Dr. Sekula is also a renowned teacher of neurological surgery and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally. He has been awarded the annual faculty teaching award by the department’s residents in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Sekula has authored or co-authored many original journal articles and book chapters, and is coeditor of the textbook Microvascular Decompression Surgery . a comprehensive look at MVD surgery, widely accepted as an effective remedy for cranial nerve hyperexcitability disorders including hemifacial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

    Specialized Areas of Interest

    Minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, brain and skull base tumors.

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery

    Hospital Privileges

    UPMC Hamot
    UPMC Mercy
    UPMC Passavant
    UPMC Presbyterian

    Professional Organization Membership

    Allegheny County Medical Society
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    AANS/CNS Section on Pain
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Facial Pain Association
    Medical Advisory Board of TNA
    Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society

    Education Training

    BA, Classics, University of Virginia, 1994
    MD, Georgetown, 2000
    Residency, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 2004
    Residency, Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, 2006
    Fellowship, Microvascular Skull Base Surgery, 2006
    MBA, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009

    Honors Awards

    Pittsburgh Magazine “Best Doctors” Award, 2014-15
    Department of Neurological Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, 2015.

    Selected Publications

    Foster KA, Shin SS, Prabhu B, Fredrickson A, Sekula RF Jr. Calcium phosphate cement cranioplasty decreases the rate of CSF leak and wound infection compared to titanium mesh cranioplasty: retrospective study of 672 patients. World Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print], 2016.

    Hughes MA, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF, Zhu X, Sekula RF Jr. MRI of the Trigeminal Nerve in Patients With Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Vascular Compression. AJR Am J Roentgenol 206(3):595-600, 2016.

    Panczykowski DM, Frederickson AM, Hughes MA, Oskin JE, Stevens DR, Sekula RF Jr. A Blinded, Case-Control Trial Assessing the Value of SSFP MRI in the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia. World Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print], 2015.

    Thirumala P, Frederickson AM, Balzer J, Crammond D, Habeych ME, Chang YF, Sekula RF Jr. Reduction in high-frequency hearing loss following technical modifications to microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm. J Neurosurg 123(4):1059-64, 2015.

    Hughes MA, Branstetter BF, Taylor CT, Fakhran S, Delfyett WT, Frederickson AM, Sekula RF Jr. MRI findings in patients with a history of failed prior microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm: how to image and where to look. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 36(4):768-73, 2015.

    Thomas KL, Hughes MA, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF 4th, Vilensky JA, Sekula RF. Hemifacial spasm caused by an aberrant jugular branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery. Br J Neurosurg [Epub ahead of print], 2014.

    Sekula RF Jr, Frederickson AM, Branstetter BF 4th, Oskin JE, Stevens DR, Zwagerman NT, Grandhi R, Hughes MA. Thin-slice T2 MRI imaging predicts vascular pathology in hemifacial spasm: a case-control study. Mov Disord 29(10):1299-303, 2014.

    Sekula RF Jr, Frederickson AM, Arnone GD, Quigley MR, Hallett M. Microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm in patients 65 years of age: an analysis of outcomes and complications. Muscle Nerve 48(5):770-6, 2013.

    Frederickson AM, Sekula RF Jr. The utility of calcium phosphate cement in cranioplasty following retromastoid craniectomy for cranial neuralgias.
    Br J Neurosurg 27 (6):808-11, 2013.

    Sekula RF Jr, Arnone GD, Crocker C, Aziz KM, Alperin N. The pathogenesis of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. Neurol Res 33(3):232-9, 2011.

    A complete list of Dr. Sekula’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

    Media Appearances

    Chapter Profile: Pitt Neurosurgery Interest Group
    Winter 2016
    Young Neurosurgeons News

    UPMC OnTopic Videos

    Microvascular Decompression in the Treatment of Cranial Nerve Disorders
    Dr. Sekula discusses the recent improvements and refinements made to the microvascular decompression procedure.

    Hemifacial Spasm
    Dr. Sekula speaks about microvascular decompression treatment for hemifacial spasm.

    Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Dr. Sekula speaks about microvascular decompression treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.


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