Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, public outreach events such as talks from top scientists 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 and 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. 

Accessibly by anyone with internet, Perimeter aims to share the power and wonder of science with this free library.

 

  

 

Thursday Dec 08, 2011

After overviewing the fundamentals of magnetized relativistic jets production, I present the results of new global 3D general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of jet formation by black hole (BH) accretion systems. The simulations are designed to transport a large amount of magnetic flux to the center, more than the accreting gas can force into the BH. The excess magnetic flux remains outside the BH, impedes accretion, and leads to a magnetically arrested disc. We find powerful outflows.

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Thursday Dec 08, 2011
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Many interesting physical systems in condensed matter physics may be described in the language of error-correcting codes. In this talk, we illustrate the applications of coding theoretical techniques to problems in many-body physics by reviewing our recent works. In particular, we discuss (1) the classification of quantum phases via local quantum codes, (2) thermal stability of topological order and its relation to feasibility of self-correcting quantum memory, and (3) information storage capacity of discrete spin systems.

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Thursday Dec 08, 2011
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I will discuss how to construct a consistent effective field theory when the differing modes of the theory have the same invariant mass scale. I will sketch some phenomenological applications of the formalism relevant for the LHC.

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2011
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Wednesday Dec 07, 2011
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After a short introduction to general gauge mediation, we use the operator product expansion (OPE) to explore the dynamics of the hidden sector of SUSY breaking, much like the OPE is used in e+e- scattering to hadrons in QCD. Along the way we derive consequences that the N=1 superconformal symmetry puts on three-point functions of two current superfields with an arbitrary superconformal primary operator. Using those constraints we construct a ``supermultiplet'' of OPEs. Finally, we give approximations to soft masses, which can be used even in strongly-coupled theories.  

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2011
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I will present a class of models in which the dark matter particle carries flavor quantum numbers, and has renormalizable contact interactions with Standard Model fields. In particular, I will focus on models where the dark matter flavor is identified with lepton flavor in the Standard Model. The region of parameter space where the dark matter has the right abundance to be a thermal relic is accessible at current direct detection experiments.

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