Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2010-2011 Program

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

10 Sep 2010 Kevin Pitts, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Three Decades of the CDF Experiment, Many Decades of Sensitivity
Host: Jim Proudfoot
17 Sep 2010 Amanda K. Petford-Long,CNM, Argonne
The role of interfaces in the behavior of magnetic tunnel junction structures
Host: Suzanne te Velthuis
24 Sep 2010 Linda Young, XSD, Argonne
Highlights and Future Directions in Hard X-Ray Sciences
Host: Ken Nollett
1 Oct 2010 Klaus Blaum, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg
Precision Penning Trap Experiments with Stored and Cooled Exotic Ions
Host: Peter Mueller
8 Oct 2010 David J. Dean, DOE Office of the Under Secretary for Science
Advancing Simulations for Science and Innovation
Host: Steven Pieper
15 Oct 2010 I-Yang Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
GRETINA: A gamma-ray energy tracking array
Host: Mike Carpenter
22 Oct 2010 ATLAS 25th Anniversary Celebration, no colloquium
29 Oct 2010 Aldo Antognini, Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
and Laboratory for Particle Physics, Paul Scherrer Institute.
The proton radius puzzle
Host: Peter Mueller
5 Nov 2010 Fall DNP Meeting
Santa Fe, 2--6 Nov
12 Nov 2010 Kathryn Levin, U. Chicago
What do high Tc superconductors teach us about ultracold Fermi gases and vice versa?
Host: Ken Nollett
19 Nov 2010 Fall 2010 Meeting of the Prairie Section of the APS
Illinois Institute of Technology, 18--20 Nov
26 Nov 2010 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
3 Dec 2010 Michael J. North, Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne
Introduction to Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
Host: Ken Nollett
10 Dec 2010 Christopher J. Keane, LLNL
Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Science Experiments at the National Ignition Facility
Host: Brad Micklich
17 Dec 2010 Craig D. Roberts, Physics Division, Argonne
The Paradox of Emptiness: Much Ado about Nothing
Host: Roy Holt
24 Dec 2010 Christmas - No colloquium
31 Dec 2010 New Year's - No colloquium
7 Jan 2011 James Kakalios, U. of Minnesota
The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books
Host: Suzanne te Velthuis
14 Jan 2011 Donald Hillebrand, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne
Electric Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Vehicles
Host: James Proudfoot
21 Jan 2011 Jens Dilling, TRIUMF and University of British Columbia
TITAN and the nuclear physics program at ISAC
Host: Mike Carpenter
28 Jan 2011 Michael Carpenter, Physics Division, Argonne
"Investigating" Changing Shell Structure in Neutron Rich Nuclei
Host: Birger Back
4 Feb 2011 David Schuster, U. Chicago
Quantum Optics with Circuits
Host: Ken Nollett
11 Feb 2011 Yousry Gohar, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne
Disposal of US Spent Nuclear Fuel Inventory Using Accelerator Driven Subcritical Systems
Host: Jerry Nolen
18 Feb 2011 Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Basic Physics with Millisecond Pulsars
Host: Ken Nollett
25 Feb 2011 No colloquium - Stuart Freedman will be giving a director's colloquium
4 Mar 2011 Andrew Sonnenschein, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Dark Matter Detection with Bubble Chambers
Host: Ernst Rehm
11 Mar 2011 Thomas Levenson, MIT
Isaac Newton and the Counterfeiter: Greed, Crime and the Birth of the Modern Idea of Money
Host: Ken Nollett
18 Mar 2011 Kawtar Hafidi, Physics Division, Argonne
Invisible Particles
Host: Roy Holt
25 Mar 2011 Michelle Povinelli, U. Southern California
Applications of Nanophotonics: Absorption Engineering and Optomechanical Circuits
Host: Ken Nollett
1 Apr 2011 Sergei Chekanov, HEP Division, Argonne
Tests of the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider
Host: Jimmy Proudfoot
8 Apr 2011 John Harris, Yale University
Recreating the Primordial Quark-Gluon Soup
Host: Roy Holt
15 Apr 2011 Berta Rubio, U. Valencia, Spain
Total Absorption Spectroscopy, a remedy against "Pandemonium"
Host: Kim Lister
22 Apr 2011 Eugene Chiang, U. of California, Berkeley
Relics of Planet Formation, Here and Abroad
Host: Ken Nollett
29 Apr 2011 April APS Meeting
Anaheim, Ca, 30 Apr - 3 May
6 May 2011 No Colloquium
13 May 2011 Carlos Wagner, HEP Division, Argonne
Searching for New Physics at the Tevatron and the LHC
Host: Ken Nollett
20 May 2011 Axel Hoffmann, Materials Science Division, Argonne
Pure Spin Currents: Discharging Spintronics (IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture)
Host: Suzanne te Velthuis
27 May 2011 Adam Bernstein, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Dual-Use Dual-Phase Noble Liquid Detectors
Host: Brad Micklich
3 Jun 2011 Mitchell Farmer, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne
Light Water Reactor Severe Accident Analysis and Experimentation at Argonne Related to the Nuclear Incident in Japan
Host: Ken Nollett

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2010-2011 Committee

Michael Carpenter ( carpenter@phy.anl.gov mail)
Calem Hoffman ( crhoffman@phy.anl.gov mail)
Roy J. Holt ( holt@anl.gov mail)
Jerry A. Nolen ( nolen@anl.gov mail)
Ken Nollett (Chair) ( nollett@anl.gov mail)
Brad Micklich ( bjmicklich@anl.gov mail)
James Proudfoot ( proudfoot@anl.gov mail)
Jim Truran ( truran@nova.uchicago.edu mail)
Suzanne te Velthuis ( tevelthuis@anl.gov mail)

Secretary Janet Bergman (630-252-4085, jbergman@anl.gov mail)
Secretary Colleen Tobolic (630-252-3663, tobolic@anl.gov mail)
Web Guy Steven Pieper (630-252-4232, spieper@anl.gov mail)