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Physics and Astronomy

Department Colloquia Spring 2009

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.

January 30
Faculty Host:

February 6*
Joint with Chemistry
Note Room Change, CP137, 3:30pm
Dr. Robert Cava
Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
Insulator to Correlated-Metal Transition in doped VO2
Faculty Host: Gang Cao

Refreshments will be served in CP139 at 3:15pm

February 13

February 20
Dr. Al Shapere
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kentucky
Can String Theory Predict the Standard Model?

February 27
Dr. David Tucker-Smith
Department of Physics
Williams College
Inelastic Dark Matter in light of DAMA/LIBRA

March 6*Public Lecture
Dr. David Axon
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology
Probing the Sub-parsec Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei with Spectropolarimetry
Faculty Host: Moshe Elitzur

March 13

March 20
Academic Recess -- Spring Break
No Colloquium

March 25* Special Colloquium
Dr. Stephen Wilson
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The nature of the magnetic and structural phase transitions in BaFe2As2
Faculty Host: Lance Delong

March 27
Dr. Frithjof Karsch
Lattice Gauge Theory Group
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Lattice Gauge Theory and Heavy Ion Collisions

April 3* Dr. Klaus Bartschat
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Drake University
Few-cycle Intense Laser Interactions with Complex Atoms
Faculty Host: Nick Martin

April 10
Dr. Sandeep Trivedi
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Accelerating Universes and the Emerging Landscape of String Theory
Faculty Host: Sumit Das

April 17
Dr. Frank Wilczek
Center for Theoretical Physics
Majorana Fermions: From Romance to Reality
Faculty Host: Al Shapere

April 24
Dr. Jeremy Darling
Department of Astrophysics
University of Colorado
Cosmic Evolution of Physical Constants: Precision Astronomical Measurements and the Search for High Redshift Molecules
Faculty Host: Moshe Elitzur

May 1
Dr. Michael Kohl
Department of Physics
Hampton University
Elastic Nucleon Form Factors: Still a Developing Story
Faculty Host: Renee Fatemi


Spring 2009 Colloquium Schedule
Fall 2008 Colloquium Schedule

The following seminar links will open in new windows:
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