Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011
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We compute the partition function of quantum Einstein gravity in three dimensional de Sitter space. The Euclidean path integral is formulated as a sum over geometries, including both perturbative loop and non-perturbative instanton corrections coming from geometries with non-trivial topology.

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Tuesday Jun 21, 2011
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I would like to overview the progress of the EOS tables for core-collapse supernovae and their influence clarified by these EOS developments. Some topics I try to cover include the neutrino signal from the black hole formation as well as the composition in supernova cores. We would to like hear needs and comments from users of the series of Shen EOS tables for further developments. I would like to report also on recent development of our numerical code of the neutrino-transfer calculation in 3D.

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Tuesday Jun 21, 2011
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For approximately half a century, core-collapse supernovae have posed a vexing puzzle for theorists despite being a major ingredient (and uncertainty) in fields ranging from stellar and galaxy evolution to the interstellar medium. Historically, advances in core-collapse theory have been linked to advances in computing power and software. Supernovae are inherently multi-dimensional objects in which neutrino transport, gravity, hydrodynamic instabilities and convection play important roles.

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Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

Recent multidimensional supernova simulations seem to support an assumption that the neutrino-driven mechanism might work to blow up massive stars. However the explosion energies obtained in those simulations are usually not enough to account for the canonical explosion energy of 10^51 ergs.

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Tuesday Jun 21, 2011
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We explore the duality, conjectured in earlier work, between the wave function of the multiverse and a 3D Euclidean field theory on the future boundary of spacetime. We propose that a measure for the multiverse, which is needed in order to extract quantitative probabilistic predictions, can be derived in terms of the boundary theory by imposing a UV cutoff. In the inflationary bulk, this measure corresponds to a cutoff at surfaces of constant comoving apparent horizon.

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