Pizza Lunch

Particle Theory Pizza Lunch

What? A journal club over lunch (usually pizza). One person speaks each week for about twenty minutes on a paper or papers of their choice. The paper can be a recent appearance on the arXiv or a classic work, and need not be in the speaker’s area of specialism.
Where? HIP coffee room, A311
When? Fridays at around 12.00

Please refer to emails for the latest updates to the schedule, and for a message when the pizza has arrived! If you do not receive the emails at the moment, please contact Asier Lopez-Eiguren or David Weir to get added.

Autumn 2019

  • 04.10.2019 Introduction (Term Organisation)
  • 11.10.2019 Oscar Henriksson – Flying Spiders [arXiv:1309.4731, experimental check]
  • 18.10.2019 Oliver Gould – How does a bike work?
  • 25.10.2019 Mark Hindmarsh
  • 08.11.2019 Chloe Gowling
  • 15.11.2019 Matias Säppi
  • 22.11.2019 Venus Keus
  • 29.11.2019 Kari Rummukainen
  • 13.12.2019 Mini Workshop

Past speakers

Spring 2019

Autumn 2018

  • 14.9.2018 Introduction – no speaker
  • 21.9.2018 Jarkko Järvelä – Scalable quantum simulation of molecular energies [arXiv:1512.06860]
  • 28.9.2018 Oliver Gould – Electroweak bubble wall speed limit [arXiv:1703.08215]
  • 5.10.2018 Eemeli Tomberg – Particle creation by black holes [Project Euclid link]
  • 12.10.2018 Oscar Henriksson – An SU(2) anomaly [Phys.Lett. B117 (1982) 324-328]
  • 19.10.2018 Jere Remes – Strong lensing with superfluid dark matter [arXiv:1809.00840]
  • 26.10.2018 Toni Mäkelä – Jet flavour corrections and top mass
  • 2.11.2018 David Weir – Dark quark nuggets [arXiv:1810.04360] [notes]
  • 9.11.2018 Ahmed Salami – Photonic Maxwell’s demon [arXiv:1510.02164]
  • 16.11.2018 [no lunch]
  • 23.11.2018 [no lunch; Particle Physics Day]
  • 30.11.2018 Jose Manuel Penín [Santiago de Compostela] – Existence of vacuum counterexamples to cosmic censorship in AdS [arXiv:1805.06469]
  • 7.12.2018 Timo Kärkkäinen – Destruction of nuclear bombs using ultra-high energy neutrino beam [hep-ph/0305062]
  • 14.12.2018 Matias Säppi – Operator-based ‘thermofield dynamics’ formalism of thermal quantum field theory [hep-th/1801.08097 / hep-th/1605.05165]

Spring 2018

  • 12.1.2018 Tyler Gorda – Analytic structure of nonhydrodynamic modes in kinetic theory [arXiv:1712.04376]
  • 19.1.2018 Asier Lopez-Eiguren – Evolution of semilocal string networks [arXiv:1704.00991]
  • 26.1.2018 Risto Paatelainen – A simple mechanical toy model for the post-merger GW signal
  • 9.2.2018 Eemeli Tomberg – Why Boltzmann brains are bad [arXiv:1702.00850]
  • 16.2.2018 Jere Remes – A critical look at the de Broglie-Bohm Theory
  • 23.2.2018 Daniel Cutting [Sussex] – Gravitational wave emission from collisions of compact scalar solitons [arXiv:1802.06733]
  • 9.3.2018 Eemeli Annala – Two famous results of Einstein derived from the Jarzynski equality [arXiv:1704.07805]
  • 16.3.2018 Niko Jokela – Generalized global symmetries and dissipative magnetohydrodynamics [arXiv:1610.07392]
  • 23.3.2018 Venus Keus – MATHUSLA (MAssive Timing Hodoscope for Ultra Stable neutraL pArticles)

Autumn 2017

  • 15.9.2017 Introduction – no speaker
  • 22.9.2017 Tommi Markkanen [KCL]
  • 29.9.2017 David Weir
  • 6.10.2017 Sara Tähtinen
  • 13.10.2017 Esko Keski-Vakkuri
  • 20.10.2017 [no lunch; Particle Physics Day]
  • 27.10.2017 Tobias Rindlisbacher
  • 3.11.2017 Timo Kärkkäinen
  • 10.11.2017 Viljami Leino
  • 17.11.2017 Matti Heikinheimo
  • 24.11.2017 Matias Säppi
  • 1.12.2017 Ville Keränen
  • 8.12.2017 Oscar Henriksson

Spring 2017

  • 27.1.2017 Ville Keränen
  • 3.2.2017 Aleksi Vuorinen
  • 10.2.2017 Kari Rummukainen
  • 17.2.2017 David Weir
  • 24.2.2017 Aurora Meroni
  • 3.3.2017 Matti Heikinheimo
  • 10.3.2017 Tommi Tenkanen [QMUL]
  • 17.3.2017 Niko Jokela
  • 24.3.2017 [no lunch; Physics Days]
  • 31.3.2017 Kimmo Tuominen
  • 7.4.2017 Tobias Rindlisbacher
  • 21.4.2017 Jarkko Järvelä
  • 28.4.2017 Viljami Leino
  • 5.5.2017 Eemeli Annala
  • 12.5.2017 Arttu Pönni
  • 19.5.2017 Daniel Cutting [Sussex]
  • 2.6.2017 Matias Säppi
  • 9.6.2017 Mark Hindmarsh

History

Pizza lunch has been running sporadically since November 2013. However, it has been a more regular fixture since Autumn 2016.