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 Lauri Niemi or David Weir to get added.

Autumn 2020 (remote)

  • 16.10 Daniel Cutting – Gravitational Wave Detection with Photometric Surveys [arXiv:2010.02218]
  • 23.10 Lauri Niemi – Quantum Mechanics of Gravitational Waves [arXiv:2010.08205, arXiv:2010.08208]
  • 30.10 Joonas Hirvonen
  • 6.11 Summer students
  • 13.11 Oscar Henriksson
  • 20.11 TBA
  • 27.11 TBA
  • 4.12 TBA
  • 11.12 TBA

Spring 2020

  • 17.01 Introduction (Term Organisation)
  • 24.01 Oliver Gould – Neural networks discovering physical laws [PRL 124, 010508]
  • 31.01 Oscar Henriksson – Fermions from Bosons [PRL 36, 1116; PRL 36 1119; PRL 36 1122]
  • 07.02 Eemeli Tomberg – Brains, decision theory quantum mechanics [arXiv:1407.5822]
  • 14.02 Tobias Rindlisbacher – Bubbles of nothing [paper]
  • 21.02 Niyati Venkatesan [Jyväskylä] – Semiclassical transport in Electroweak Baryogenesis
  • 28.02 Saga Säppi – Conundrum for the free energy of a holonomous gluonic plasmaat cubic order [arXiv:1911.10209]
  • 06.03 Kari Rummukainen – Effects of the QCD Equation of State and Lepton Asymmetry on PrimordialGravitational Waves [arXiv:1904.01046]
  • 13.03 Lauri Niemi – Electroweak symmetry non-restoration and high-scale baryogenesis [arXiv:1807.07578, arXiv:2002.05174]
  • 20.03 Bachelor Students
  • 27.03 Master Students
  • 03.04 Matti Heikinheimo

Unfortunately, due to the corona virus situation the pizza lunches 20.03.-03.04.2020 were cancelled.

Past speakers

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 – Bubble Nucleation [arXiv:1906.08684]
  • 08.11.2019 Chloe Gowling – Bridget Rileys stripes [paper]
  • 15.11.2019 Saga Säppi – Kirigami Tessellations [paper]
  • 29.11.2019 Mark Hindmarsh – Gravitational waves from turbulence in the very early Universe
  • 13.12.2019 Pizza Coffee Mini Workshop – Postdoc Edition

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 Saga 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 Saga 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 Saga 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.