Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2003-2004 Program

Please contact the host if you wish to arrange a discussion with the speaker.

5 Sep 2003 Jainendra K. Jain, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
The role of analogy in unraveling the fractional quantum Hall effect mystery
Host: Back,
12 Sep 2003 Andrew Cumming, University of California, Lick Observatory
Neutron Stars on Fire
Host: Roberts,
19 Sep 2003 Rolf Ent, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
The Science Driving the Jefferson Lab 12-GeV Upgrade
Host: Hafidi,
26 Sep 2003 RNB-6 Meeting - No Colloquium
3 Oct 2003 Takeshi Oka, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dept. of Chemistry and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
The Ubiquitous H3+, from Giant Planets to Star Forming Regions
Host: Young,
10 Oct 2003 Sam Bader, Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Nanoscience – A Source of Innovation for the 21st Century
Host: Young,
17 Oct 2003 Robert L. Park, American Physical Society and University of Maryland
Being there: the Rise of the Virtual Astronaut
Host: Back,
24 Oct 2003 Daniel Lidar, Toronto University
Quantum Computers and Decoherence: Exorcising the Demon from the Machine
Host: Paul Benioff,
31 Oct 2003 Fall DNP Meeting - No colloquium
7 Nov 2003 Juan Collar, University of Chicago
Low-background Detector Development at EFI: WIMPs, Axions, Neutrinos and other Sneaky Beasts
Host: Hafidi,
14 Nov 2003 George Sterman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Perturbative QCD: the Phenomenology of Quarks and Gluons

Host: Roberts,
21 Nov 2003 Maria Spiropulu, University of California Santa Barbara
Space Exploration with Colliders
Host: Back,
28 Nov 2003 Thanksgiving -- No Colloquium
5 Dec 2003 Monica Valluri, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics,University of Chicago
Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
Host: Fischer,
12 Dec 2003 Norman Christ, Columbia University (Joint with the Mathematics and Computer Science Division) 
QCD on a chip
Host: Teh,
19 Dec 2003 Charles Falco, University of Arizona
The Science of Optics; The History of Art
Host: Pardo,
26 Dec 2003 Christmas/New Year Holiday - No colloquium
2 Jan 2004 Christmas/New Year Holiday - No colloquium
9 Jan 2004 Howard Georgi, Harvard University
Women and the Future of Physics
Host: Hafidi,
16 Jan 2004 Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology
Probing the Universe for Gravitational Waves
Host: Pardo,
23 Jan 2004 James  F. Miller, Chemical Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Hydrogen - The fuel of the future
Host: Khoo,
30 Jan 2004 Zheng-tian Lu, Argonne National Laboratory
Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Egypt
Host: Hafidi,
6 Feb 2004 Chris Quigg, Fermilab
The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics
Host: Roberts,
13 Feb 2004 Mitio Inokuti, Argonne National Laboratory
The Lindau Meeting
20 Feb 2004 Roy Holt,Argonne National Laboratory
Frontiers at the Femtoscale
Host: Back,
27 Feb 2004 Spencer Wells, National Geographic Society
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
Host: Back,
5 Mar 2004 Larry McLerran, Brookhaven National Laboratory
What is the Experimental Evidence for the Color Glass Condensate?
Host: Back,
12 Mar 2004 Louis-Gregory Strolger, Space Telescope Science Institute
Supernovae and the Accelerating/Decelerating Universe
Host: Back,
19 Mar 2004  Thomas Bjørnholm, Nano Science Center, University of Copenhagen
Organic molecules in electronic devices
Host: Back,
26 Mar 2004 S. R. Kulkarni, California Institute of Technology
Cosmic explosions
Host: Pardo,
2 Apr 2004 Robert M. Key, Princeton University
A Global Ocean Carbon Climatology: Results from GLODAP
Host: Pardo,
9 Apr 2004 Mike Wilde, Argonne National Laboratory
The Virtual Data Grid: A New Model and Architecture for Data-Intensive Collaboration
Host: Teh,
16 Apr 2004 Isao Tanihata, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
A New View of Nuclear Structure: Studies with Radioactive Ion Beams in Japan
Host: Back,
23 Apr 2004 Geoffrey L. Greene, University of Tennessee
Parity Violation, Time Reversal, and the Neutron…New Physics Opportunities at the Spallation Neutron Source
Host: Pardo,
30 Apr 2004 Ernst Rehm, Argonne National Laboratory
'Per aspera ad astra' - Nuclear astrophysics with radioactive beams
Host: Khoo,
7 May 2004 Daniel Akerib, Case Western University
Looking for WIMPs in the Galactic Halo: the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (and some other dark matter experiments)
Host: Back,
14 May 2004 Joel Karp, University of Pennsylvania
Positron Emission Tomography (PET): Present and Future Technology
Host: Fischer,
21 May 2004 Al Seckel, California Institute of Technology
 The World's Most Powerful Illusions: An Interactive Journey Through Your Mind's Eye
Host: Roberts,
28 May 2004 Lee Smolin, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada
Loop Quantum Gravity
Host: Back,
4 Jun 2004 Lynne Osman Elkin,  California State University at Hayward
Rosalind Franklin and the Double Helix
Host: Teh,
11 Jun 2004 P.-G. Reinhard, Universitaet Erlangen-Nurnberg
Exotic Nuclei – A Challenge for Nuclear Structure Models
Host: Khoo,




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2003-2004 Committee

Birger Back, Chairman (252-3618, mail)
Susan Fischer (252-3890, mail)
Kawtar Hafidi (252-4012, mail)
Teng-Lek Khoo (252-4034, mail)
Richard Pardo (252-4029, mail)
Craig Roberts (252-4095, mail)
Ken Teh (252-3073, mail)
Linda Young (252-8878, mail)

Phone numbers are areacode 630


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