Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2008-2009 Program

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

29 Aug 2008 James M. Lattimer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
The Equation of State in Astrophysical Applications
Host: Thomas Klähn
5 Sep 2008 Akif Baha Balantekin, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Neutrinos: Ghostly Messengers of Earth and Heavens
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
12 Sep 2008 Aron M. Bernstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chiral Dynamics: New Experimental Tests
Host: Harry Lee
19 Sep 2008 Anna Frebel, University of Texas at Austin
Observing the Signatures of the r-Process in Metal-Poor Stars
Host: Jason Clark
26 Sep 2008 FUSION08 Conference
Chicago, IL, 22-26 Sep
3 Oct 2008 Mark G. Raizen, University of Texas at Austin
Comprehensive Control of Atomic and Molecular Motion
Host: Jason Clark
10 Oct 2008 Rajat Mittal, The George Washington University
Computational Modeling and Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics of Competitive Swimming
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
14 Oct 2008
Tuesday
11:00am
Inez Fung, University of California at Berkeley
The Warming Will Accelerate the Warming
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
24 Oct 2008 Fall DNP Meeting
Oakland, CA, 23-26 Oct
31 Oct 2008 Hong Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Understanding the Quark-gluon Plasma via String Theory
Host: Ross Young
7 Nov 2008 Andrew W. Sandorfi, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory
Novel Physics with Frozen-Spin Polarized Solid Hydrogen
Host: Kim Lister
14 Nov 2008 James L. Nagle, University of Colorado
What have we learned about the Quark Gluon Plasma? And what does it mean?
Host: Roy Holt
21 Nov 2008 Dan Hooper, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Hot On The Trail of Particle Dark Matter
Host: Harry Lee
28 Nov 2008 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
5 Dec 2008 Ross Young, Argonne Physics Division
Strange quark currents in the electromagnetic structure of the nucleon
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
12 Dec 2008 George Crabtree, Argonne Materials Science Division
Superconductivity as an Energy Carrier
Host: Mike Kelly
19 Dec 2008
Postponed
26 Dec 2008 Christmas - No colloquium
2 Jan 2009 New Year's - No colloquium
9 Jan 2009 Daniel R. Stinebring, Oberlin College
Detecting Gravitational Waves with Pulsars
Host: John Schiffer
16 Jan 2009 Stephen Kuhlmann, Argonne High-Energy Physics Division
The Dark Energy Survey
Host: Barry Wicklund
23 Jan 2009 Marc A. Baldo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
High Efficiency Organic Solar Concentrators
Host: Ross Young
30 Jan 2009 B. Alex Brown, Michigan State University
The Nuclear Shell Model: Pushing the Limits of Theory and Computation
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
6 Feb 2009 Jason Clark, Argonne Physics Division
Star Bombs in the Lab: Using Nuclear Physics to Model Stellar Explosions
Host: Mike Kelly
13 Feb 2009 Dragan Huterer, University of Michigan
Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe
Host: Barry Wicklund
20 Feb 2009 Deborah Jin, JILA, University of Colorado
Making Ultracold Polar Molecules
Host: Zheng-Tian Lu
27 Feb 2009 Andrey Kravtsov, University of Chicago
Cosmological Constraints from Cluster Abundance Evolution
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
6 Mar 2009 Blayne Heckel, University of Washington
Recent Results from a Search for the EDM of 199Hg
Host: Zheng-Tian Lu
13 Mar 2009 Khalil Amine, Argonne Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Advanced High Power and High Energy Systems for HEV and PHEVs applications
Host: Mike Kelly
20 Mar 2009 Yanbei Chen, California Institute of Technology
Gravitational-Wave Astronomy
Host: Ross Young
27 Mar 2009 Carlos Wagner, Argonne High Energy Physics Division
Cosmology and the LHC
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
3 Apr 2009 Alain Haché, Université de Moncton
Ice Hockey Seen Through the Lens of Physics
Host: Jason Clark
10 Apr 2009 Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
Quantum Criticality and Black Holes
Host: Harry Lee
17 Apr 2009 John Arrington, Argonne Physics Division
Clusters, Correlations and Quarks: a High-Energy Perspective on Nuclei
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
24 Apr 2009 Boldizsár Jankó, University of Notre Dame
Universal Emission Intermittency in Quantum Dots, Nanorods and Nanowires
Host: Ken Teh
1 May 2009 Spring APS Meeting, Denver, CO, 2-5 May
8 May 2009 Prabhakar Nair, UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company
Biofuels: Unlocking the Potential
Host: Jason Clark
15 May 2009 Robin Santra, Argonne Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
High-Intensity Laser Control of X-Ray Processes
Host: Mike Kelly
22 May 2009 David Kaplan, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
Nuclear Physics and Effective Field Theory
Host: Ross Young
29 May 2009 Murray Peshkin, Argonne Physics Division
Reflections on Wartime Los Alamos and Some of Its People
Host: Teng Lek Khoo
19 Jun 2009 Derek B. Leinweber, University of Adelaide
Visualizations of the QCD vacuum
Host: Ross Young

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2008-2009 Committee


Jason Clark (252-4035, jclark@phy.anl.gov mail)
Don Geesaman (252-4059, geesaman@anl.gov mail)
Mike Kelly (252-4039, kelly@phy.anl.gov mail)
Teng Lek Khoo (Chair) (252-4034, khoo@anl.gov mail)
T.-S. Harry Lee (Past chair) (252-4094, lee@phy.anl.gov mail)
Ken Teh (252-3073, teh@anl.gov mail)
Barry Wicklund (HEP) (252-6215, abw@hep.anl.gov mail)
Ross Young (252-4092, ryoung@anl.gov mail)
Secretary Janet Bergman (252-4085, jbergman@anl.gov mail)
Secretary Colleen Tobolic (252-3663, tobolic@anl.gov mail)
Web Guy Robert Wiringa (252-6134, wiringa@anl.gov mail)
Phone numbers are area code 630