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.

 

  

 

Monday Jun 04, 2012
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We study the isotropization of a homogeneous, strongly coupled, non-Abelian plasma by means of its gravity dual. We compare the time evolution of a large number of initially anisotropic states as determined, on the one hand, by the full non-linear Einstein's equations and, on the other, by the Einstein's equations linearized around the final equilibrium state. The linear approximation works remarkably well even for states that exhibit large anisotropies. For example, it predicts with a 20% accuracy the isotropization time, which is of order 1/T, with T the final equilibrium temperature.

 

Sunday Jun 03, 2012
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Neutron scattering can provide unique atomic scale information about structural and dynamical properties of frustrated magnetism. In this lecture I will give a brief description of theoretical and practical aspects of the technique. Experiments on frustrated magnets that illustrate the capabilities of new instrumentation at the Spallation Neutron Source and NIST will serve as examples.

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Sunday Jun 03, 2012
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We provide a brief introduction to quantum spin liquid and review current status of theoretical and experimental progresses on this subject. Spin liquid phases that arise in different situations are examined in the light of both theoretical models and experimental systems.

 

Sunday Jun 03, 2012
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Artificial spin ice was invented in 2006 by Peter Schiffer's group as a large-scale model of pyrochlore spin ice. Their system, an array of mesoscopic magnets with submicron dimensions, offered a way to observe the physics of ice rules at the level of individual, albeit large, spins. Today we have artificial magnetic arrays that follow the ice rules almost flawlessly, which makes them better ice models than their natural counterparts. We will highlight both similarities and differences between natural and artificial versions of spin ice.

 

Sunday Jun 03, 2012
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In the last few decades, there has been a marked rise in the diversity of compounds studied with frustrated networks of spins. This was clearly not the case in the early days of this field, where only a handful of “model” systems were being studied (ie.

 

Friday Jun 01, 2012
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This talk will be about non-equilibrium many-body physics in integer quantum Hall edge states far from equilibrium. Recent experiments have generated a highly non-thermal electron distribution by bringing together at a point contact two quantum Hall edge states originating from sources at different potentials. The relaxation of this distribution to a stationary form is observed as a function of distance downstream from the contact [Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 056803 (2010)]. I will discuss the broader context for the experiments and a physical picture of the equilibration process.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012
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The space of convex polyhedra can be given a dynamical structure. Exploiting this dynamics we have performed a Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization of the volume of a tetrahedral grain of space, which is in excellent agreement with loop gravity. Here we present investigations of the volume of a 5-faced convex polyhedron. We give for the first time a constructive method for finding these polyhedra given their face areas and normals to the faces and find an explicit formula for the volume. This results

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