
Calendar of Physics Talks Vienna
Network Science: From structure to control 
Speaker:  AlbertLászló Barabási (Center of Complex Networks Research, Harvard,) 
Abstract:  Systems as diverse as the world wide web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex topology. Recent studies indicate that these networks are the result of selforganizing processes governed by simple but generic laws, resulting in architectural features that makes them much more similar to each other than one would have expected by chance. I will discuss the order characterizing our interconnected world and its implications to network robustness, and control. Indeed, while control theory offers mathematical tools to steer engineered and natural systems towards a desired state, we lack a framework to control complex selforganized systems. I will discuss a recently developed analytical framework to study the controllability of an arbitrary complex directed network, identifying the set of driver nodes whose timedependent control can guide the system’s dynamics. 
Date:  Mon, 13.04.2015 
Time:  17:30 
Location:  TU WienFreihaus, Hörsaal 5, 2. Stock, grüner Bereich 
Contact:  J. Schmiedmayer 
Clusters at surfaces: concepts for tuning their stability and activity 
Speaker:  Ulrich Heiz (Clusters at surfaces: concepts for tuning their stability and activity) 
Abstract:  The study of sizeselected clusters on surfaces has been growing into a vital research field within cluster science and catalysis since the discovery of the astonishing sizedependent activity of small gold clusters for the oxidation of CO in the late nineties. More than one decade of research in a combined effort between theory and experiment has resulted in a detailed understanding of cluster’s structural, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties. Furthermore, several chemical, catalytic, and photocatalytic processes on clusters are understood on a molecular level, today. This exciting advancement was only possible by a parallel development and introduction of novel, stateoftheart methods, both in experiment and theory. In the first part this talk strategies for optimizing cluster stability against ripening will be presented, where both, the binding of the clusters to the surfac 
Date:  Tue, 14.04.2015 
Time:  16:00 
Location:  Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Angewandte Physik, E134 yellow tower „B“, 5th floor, Seminarraum 134A (room number DB05L03) 1040 Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 810 
Contact:  Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Diebold 
Chiral power counting of one and twobody currents, isospin violation, and the pionnucleon sigmaterm 
Speaker:  Martin Hoferichter (TU Darmstadt) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Teilchenphysikseminar: Nuclear matrix elements are crucial ingredients for the consistent interpretation of direct
detection experiments searching for dark matter. In the talk I will discuss how chiral power counting provides a scheme to organize the
calculation of these matrix elements, both concerning the relative
scaling of different onebody operators and the suppression of
operators where the (putative) darkmatter particle interacts
with multiple nucleons. Moreover, I will show how the combination of
recent precision measurements in pionic atoms and general constraints
from analyticity, unitarity, and crossing symmetry imposed in the form
of RoySteiner equations leads to a very ccurate determination of the
pionnucleon sigmaterm, which measures the scalar matrix ements of
upand downquarks.

Date:  Tue, 14.04.2015 
Time:  16:15 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Fakultät für Physik, ErwinSchrödingerHörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stock 
Contact:  A. Hoang, H. Neufeld 
Introduction to tractor calculus and BGG complexes 
Speaker:  Callum Sleigh (Universität Wien) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Seminars in Geometric Analysis and Physics (GAP Seminar):
Using the example of projective differential geometry, I will give an
introduction to a collection of geometric tools known as "the tractor
calculus" (following the etymology of 'vector', 'tensor','spinor',
'twistor' etc.) I will show how to use this calculus to construct
complexes of invariant differential operators and discuss applications.
No knowledge beyond elementary Riemannian geometry will be required. 
Date:  Thu, 16.04.2015 
Time:  11:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Fakultät für Mathematik, OskarMorgensternPlatz 1,1090 Wien, 2. Stock, Besprechungszimmer 
Contact:  M. Bauer (Fak. Math, U.V.), V. Branding (Fak. Math, T.U.), D. Fajman (Fak. Phys, U.V.), J. Joudioux (Fak. Phys, U.V.) 
Introduction to a Local Thermal Interpretation of the Unruh Effect 
Speaker:  Albert Georg Passegger (Vienna) 
Abstract:  im Rahmen des Literaturseminars: Based on the algebraic setting of the Unruh effect discussed in the previous talk ("Algebraic Foundations of the Unruh Effect"), I present recent results by D. Buchholz and C.
Solveen on a new interpretation of the thermal aspects of the Unruh
effect for scalar free fields. If the notion of temperature is defined
using socalled local thermal observables, the local temperature of the
Minkowski vacuum is zero also for the accelerated observer. Finally, I
mention some open physical questions in this approach. 
Date:  Thu, 16.04.2015 
Time:  14:00 
Location:  Arbeitsgruppe Gravitation, Währinger Strasse 17, Seminarraum A, 2. Stock, 1090 Wien 
Contact:  P.T. Chrusciel 
Atom interferometry in an optical waveguide” 
Speaker:  Gordon McDonald ( Quantum Sensors Group, Australian National University) 
Abstract: 
“Atom interferometry is a promising tool for acceleration measurement, with applications to navigation, gravity sensing and magnetic field gradient measurements. In the course of my PhD I have been working on atom interferometry using BoseEinstein condensates in a horizontal optical waveguide, as a testbed for developing new tools for inertial sensing.
The sensitivity to acceleration of an atom interferometer increases with the momentum separation of the two trajectories in the interferometer. We have demonstrated the largest momentum separation to date in an acceleration sensitive atom interferometer of 80 photon recoils between the two interfering paths. We use this large momentum separation to create an interferometer with a faster scaling in acceleration sensitivity than has been shown previously.
The sensitivity to acceleration also increases along with the fringe visibility of the interference. We have demonstrated a nondispersive atom cloud, a bright soliton, in an atom interferometer. The soliton is shown to maximise the fringe visibility and coherence time of the interferometer."

Date:  Thu, 16.04.2015 
Time:  16:00 
Duration:  60 min 
Location:  Atominstitut, Seminarraum, Stadionallee 2, Wien 2 
Contact:  J. Schmiedmayer 
Prospects for a new Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Search using a Pulsed Beam 
Speaker:  Florian M. PIEGSA (ETH Zürich, Institute for Particle Physics, Switzerland) 
Abstract:  Recently, a novel concept to search for a CPviolating neutron electric dipole moment has been presented [F.M. Piegsa, Phys. Rev. C 88, 045502 (2013)]. It employs a pulsed neutron beam instead of the established use of storable ultracold neutrons (UCN). The technique takes advantage of the high peak flux and the time structure of a nextgeneration pulsed spallation source (e.g. the planned European Spallation Source ESS) to directly measure the previously limiting systematic v×Eeffect. Such an experiment would be complementary to experiments with UCN and could compete with their sensitivities. In this talk, I will describe this alternative approach including possible systematic effects and first test experiments.

Date:  Fri, 17.04.2015 
Time:  15:30 
Location:  Atominstitut, Hörsaal, Stadionallee 2, Wien 2 
Contact:  H. Abele 
