Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2005-2006 Program

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

9 Sep 2005 David Campbell, Boston University
From Fermi Pasta Ulam (FPU) to Intrinsic Localized Modes (ILMs)
Host: Eliane Lessner - 252-4911
16 Sep 2005 Dmitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
Crossing the P's (and T's) and Dotting the α: an Update on Fundamental-Symmetry Tests at Berkeley.
Host: Zheng-Tian Lu - 252-0583
23 Sep 2005 Fall DNP Meeting, Hawaii, 18-22 Sep
30 Sep 2005 Francis L. Halzen, University of Wisconsin
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Towards Kilometer-Scale Neutrino Observatories
Host: Petr Ostroumov
7 Oct 2005 Robert Lang
From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami
Host: Paul Reimer - 252-4037
14 Oct 2005 Rocky Kolb, Fermilab & University of Chicago
Thoughts on Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Host: James Truran
21 Oct 2005 Elizabeth J. Beise, University of Maryland & National Science Foundation
Strange and Not So Strange Things about the Proton
Host: David Potterveld
28 Oct 2005 Donald F. Geesaman, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know in Nuclear Science
Host: Robert Janssens
4 Nov 2005 Ruprecht Machleidt, University of Idaho
The Nuclear Force Problem: Is the Never-Ending Story Coming to an End?
Host: Robert Wiringa
11 Nov 2005 John Millener, Brookhaven National Laboratory
The p-Shell: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Host: Robert Wiringa
18 Nov 2005 James P. Vary, Iowa State University / LLNL / SLAC
Solving Hamiltonians for Nuclei and for Quantum Field Theory
Host: Robert Wiringa
25 Nov 2005 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
2 Dec 2005 Blayne Heckel, University of Washington
Testing the Gravitational Inverse Square Law at Sub-Millimeter Distances
Host: Zheng-Tian Lu - 252-0583
9 Dec 2005 Victor Flambaum, University of New South Wales & Argonne National Laboratory
Parity and Time Reversal Violation in Atoms and Nuclei and Tests of the Standard Model
Host: Murray Peshkin
16 Dec 2005 Donald Q. Lamb, University of Chicago
Exciting Recent Discoveries About Gamma-Ray Bursts
Host: James Truran
23 Dec 2005 Christmas Eve - No colloquium
30 Dec 2005 New Year's Eve - No colloquium
6 Jan 2006 Guy Savard, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago
High-Precision Mass Measurements, Vud , and the Status of the CKM Unitarity
Host: Robert Janssens
13 Jan 2006 Hui Cao, Northwestern University
Chaotic Mircolasers
Host: Murray Peshkin
20 Jan 2006 Fausto Cattaneo, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
and University of Chicago
The Magneto-Rotational-Instability and Angular Momentum Transport
Host: Robert Wiringa
27 Jan 2006 Michael J. Pellin, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Atoms Returned from Our Sun: First Measurements from the Genesis Spacecraft
Host: James Truran
3 Feb 2006 Michael Thoennessen, Michigan State University
Exploring the Neutron Dripline with MoNA
Host: Robert Janssens
10 Feb 2006 Augusto O. Macchiavelli, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gammasphere: the First Ten Years
Host: Robert Janssens
17 Feb 2006 Arlene Lennox, Fermilab and Northern Illinois University
Neutrons Against Cancer
Host: David Potterveld
24 Feb 2006 Roland Diehl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching
High-Energy Astrophysics with Gamma-Ray Telescopes
Host: James Truran
3 Mar 2006 Garry Rumbles, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Excitonic Solar Cells: from Quantum Dots and Proteins to Carbon Nanotubes
Host: David Potterveld
7 Mar 2006
Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New Forms of Quantum Matter Near Absolute Zero Temperature
Host: Zheng-Tian Lu - 252-0583
10 Mar 2006 Michael Paul, Hebrew University
Laboratory View on Extinct Radioactivities, Galactic Radioactivities and Star Dust
Host: Robert Janssens
17 Mar 2006 March APS Meeting, Baltimore, 13-17 Mar
24 Mar 2006 Michael Peshkin, Northwestern University
Kinesthetically Linked Dyads: Are Two Motor-Control Systems Better Than One?
Host: Murray Peshkin
31 Mar 2006 Stephen L. Dewey, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brain Function by PET Scan
Host: Richard Pardo
4-7 Apr 2006 3rd ANL/MSU/INT/JINA RIA Theory Workshop
14 Apr 2006 Adam Burrows, University of Arizona
New Ideas Concerning the Mechanism for Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions
Host: Robert Wiringa
21 Apr 2006 Spring APS Meeting, Dallas, 22-25 Apr
28 Apr 2006 CANCELLED
5 May 2006 Roland LaForge, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver
Seismic Hazard Characterization - A Brief History
Host: Robert Wiringa
12 May 2006 Kenneth M. Nollett, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Nuclear Physics in the pp Chain, r-Process, and x-Process
Host: Robert Wiringa
19 May 2006 Kawtar Hafidi, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Honey, I Shrunk the rho
Host: Robert Wiringa
26 May 2006 Matthew Strassler, University of Washington
Magical Metamorphoses: Duality in Quantum Theory
Host: John Arrington
2 June 2006 Evelyn L. Hu, University of California at Santa Barbara
Quantum Dots in Photonic Crystal Cavities: Tuning the Optical Environment at the Nanoscale
Host: Murray Peshkin
16 June 2006 Michael S. Lubell, City University of New York & The American Physical Society
Science on a National Agenda: the Road Forward
Host: Don Geesaman

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2005-2006 Committee

John Arrington (252-3619, mail)
Robert Janssens (252-8426, mail)
Petr Ostroumov (252-4897, mail)
Murray Peshkin (252-4061, mail)
David Potterveld (252-6589, mail)
Guy Savard (252-4024, mail)
James Truran (773-702-9584, mail)
Robert Wiringa, chairman (252-6134, mail)
Secretary Janet Bergman (252-4085, mail)
Phone numbers are areacode 630


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