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Department Colloquia Fall 2008

Chem-Phys 155
Fridays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments are served in Chem-Phys 155 at 3:15 PM

Colloquia distinguished by a shift in time or place are indicated by an *. Please see the accompanying links for details.

Some links may not be active until the week of the talk.

August 28
Dr. Tom Troland
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Massive Stars - The Smoking Guns of Star Formation in the Universe Today
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Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

September 5
Dr. Herbert Fertig
Department of Physics
Indiana University
Graphene: A New Electronic Material
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Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

September 12
Dr. Vidya Madhavan
Department of Physics
Boston College
Unsolved Mysteries in High Temperature Superconductors: Clues to the Pairing Mechanism
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Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

September 19
Dr. Gary Ferland
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Orion: Star formation in a magnetized medium
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Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

September 26
Dr. Y. T. Cheng
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington
From Nano to Macro: Examples from Studies of Nanostructured Materials for Automotive Applications
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Faculty Host: Gang Cao

October 3
Dr. Bruce O'Hara
Department of Biology
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Molecular, Behavioral, and Engineering approaches towards an understanding of Sleep
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Faculty Host: Moshe Elitzur

October 10
Dr. Hermann Nicolai
Max Planck Innstitute for Gravitational Physics
Potsdam, Germany
Quantum Gravity for Beginners: An Introductory Survey
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Faculty Host: Sumit Das

October 16
Umbrella Program on Nanoscale Enigineering Colloquium
Lexmark Room, Main Building, 3:30pm
Dr. Michael Mischenko
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
New York
NASA Glory Mission: fundamental physics, societal benefits, and taxpayers money
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Pinar Menguc

October 17
Dr. Smitha Vishveshwara
Department of Physics
University of Illinois, Urbana
Probing fractional statistics in quantum Hall systems: Anyon there?
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Ganpathy Murthy

October 24
Dr. Daniel Hooper
Theoretical Astrophysics Group
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Direct and Indirect Searches For Particle Dark Matter (the discovery era begins)
Abstract…
Faculty Host: Al Shapere

October 31
Dr. Nahum Arav
Department of Physics
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
Measuring Kinetic luminosity of quasar outflows: results from VLT observations, and implications to AGN feedback
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Faculty Host: Moshe Elitzur

November 7
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November 14
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November 21
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December 4

Van Winter Memorial Lecture
Prof. Percy Deift
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York
Universality for mathematical and physical systems
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Faculty Host: Peter Perry, Mathematics

December 5
Dr. Joseph Patterson
Center for Backyard Astrophysics
Columbia University
THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF CATACLYSMIC VARIABLES
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Faculty Host: Gary Ferland

December 12
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Fall 2008 Colloquium Schedule
Spring 2009 Colloquium Schedule

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Astrophysics Seminar Schedule
Condensed Matter Seminar Schedule
Nuclear Physics Seminar Schedule
String Theory Seminar
High Energy and Particle Theory Seminar Schedule
Center for Computational Sciences Seminar
The Van Winter Lectureship in Mathematical Physics