Eric Sembrat's Test Bonanza

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Physics CRA Seminar - Prof. Rahul Prasad Nigam

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We will discuss the observations that necessitate a detail study of wind noise effects on the LIGO-India structure and different ways we plan to mitigate such a noise.

CRA Seminar - Dr. Katherine J. Mack

Abstract

Large extra dimensions have been proposed as an explanation for the anomalous weakness of the gravitational force. In this work, I present a new kind of constraint on a range of extra dimension models that derives from recent theoretical work exploring the possibility that our Higgs vacuum is meta-stable, leading to possibilities for catastrophic vacuum decay, either spontaneous or triggered by evaporating black holes.

CRA - Professors Jason Gallicchio and Brian Shuve

Quantum entanglement, described by Einstein as "spooky action at a distance," is both fascinating philosophically and is the basis for quantum computing and quantum encryption. For this reason, it deserves to be tested in experiments that push entanglement to its limits. The inferred power of entanglement rests on several assumptions, including that the measurement chosen for one particle can be made independent of any influence that can affect the other particle.

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