Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2013-2014 Program

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

6 Sep 2013 Madappa Prakash, Ohio University
Lessons from New Observations of Neutron Stars
Host: Bob Wiringa
13 Sep 2013 Kwang-Je Kim, University of Chicago and Accelerator Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
The Art of Producing Bright X-Rays and Its Current Revolution
Host: Brahim Mustapha
20 Sep 2013 Calem Hoffman, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
The Evolution of Shell Spacing in Light Nuclei
Host: Bob Wiringa
27 Sep 2013 Ian Cloët, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Images from Inner Space: Exposing the Quantum Mechanics within Nucleons and Nuclei
Host: Craig Roberts
4 Oct 2013 Nikhil Padmanabhan, Yale University
Towards 1% Measurements of Cosmological Distances with Cosmic Sound
Host: Katrin Heitmann
11 Oct 2013 Michael Rust, University of Chicago
Robust Circadian Rhythms from Three Proteins
Host: Paul Reimer
18 Oct 2013 Don Geesaman, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Nuclear Physics Serving Society
Host: Paul Reimer
25 Oct 2013 Fall DNP Meeting
Newport News, VA, 23--26 Oct 2013
1 Nov 2013 Chen-Yu Liu, Indiana University
Neutron Lifetime: What's the deal?
Host: Adrian Perez Galvan
8 Nov 2013 Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, University of California, Berkeley
Feedback-Regulated Star Formation on Galactic and Cosmological Scales
Host: Katrin Heitmann
15 Nov 2013 Matt Strassler, Harvard University
What the Large Hadron Collider Has Taught Us So Far
Host: Paul Reimer
22 Nov 2013 Lisa Kaufman, Indiana University
Back to the Salt Mines: The Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Xe-136
Host: Ben Kay
29 Nov 2013 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
6 Dec 2013 Dean Lee, North Carolina State University
Lattice Effective Field Theory Applied to Nuclear Physics
Host: Ian Cloët
13 Dec 2013 Hendrik Schatz, Michigan State University
X-ray Bursts, Palladium Oceans and Rare Isotope Crusts - the Strange World of Accreting Neutron Stars
Host: Ernst Rehm
20 Dec 2013 Cancelled
27 Dec 2013 Christmas break - No colloquium
3 Jan 2014 New Year break - No colloquium
10 Jan 2014 Ian Spielman, National Institute of Standards and Technology & University of Maryland
Gauge Fields with Cold Atoms
Host: Adrian Perez Galvan
17 Jan 2014 Mike Norman, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Monopoles, Anapoles, Skyrmions, Majoranas and Higgs - Welcome to the New World of Condensed Matter Physics
Host: Bob Wiringa
24 Jan 2014 Omar Benhar, Virginia Tech and INFN / Sapienza Univeristy, Rome
Towards a unified description of the electroweak nuclear response
Host: Bob Wiringa
31 Jan 2014 Lloyd Knox, University of California, Davis
Strength in Numbers: Studying the Cosmic Neutrino Background with Gravity
Host: Ian Cloët
7 Feb 2014 Francesco Pederiva, Univeristy of Trento
Auxiliary Field Diffusion Monte Carlo Methods: From Baryonic Matter to Quantum Wells
Host: Ian Cloët
18 Feb 2014
Klaus Blaum, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of Heidelberg
Fundamental tests of nature with cooled and stored exotic ions
Host: Ben Kay
21 Feb 2014 Lene Broeng Oddershede, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Long-range ordered vorticity patterns in living tissue induced by cell division
Host: Ben Kay
28 Feb 2014 Zheng-Tian Lu, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Global Groundwater/i>
Host: Bob Wiringa
7 Mar 2014 Larry Weinstein, Old Dominion University
Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Host: Bob Wiringa
14 Mar 2014 Zein-Eddine Meziani, Temple University
Quarks and Color Forces with a Spin
Host: Ian Cloët
21 Mar 2014 Evgeny Tsymbal, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Magnetoelectric Interfaces and Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions
Host: Amanda Petford-Long
28 Mar 2014 Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: The Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals
Host: Ian Cloët
4 Apr 2014 Adam Burrows, Princeton University
Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Host: Ernst Rehm
5 Apr 2014 APS April Meeting
Savannah, GA, 5--8 Apr 2014
11 Apr 2014 Oliver Jäkel, Heidelberg University
Hadron Cancer Therapy -- Relative Merits of X-ray, Proton, and Carbon Beams
Host: Jerry Nolen
18 Apr 2014 Bogdan Wojtsekhowski, Jefferson Laboratory
Nucleon Structure from Elastic Electron/Photon Scattering
Host: Ian Cloët
25 Apr 2014 Michael Romalis, Princeton University
Precision Measurements with Atomic Magnetometers
Host: Adrian Perez Galvan
2 May 2014 Peter Ostroumov, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Accelerator Perspectives for Nuclear Physics
Host: Brahim Mustapha
9 May 2014 Nadia Fomin, University of Tennessee
Nuclear Physics with Neutrons in Tennessee
Host: Adrian Perez Galvan
16 May 2014 William Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
EUREKA! The Archimedes Palimpsest
Host: Paul Reimer
23 May 2014 Matthew Shepherd, Indiana University
The Ongoing Quest to Understand the QCD Spectrum of Mesons
Host: Ian Cloët
20 Jun 2014 Zeev Vager, Weizmann Institute of Science
Molecular Handedness with Don Gemmell
Host: John Schiffer

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2013-2014 Committee

Ian Cloët ( mail)
Katrin Heitmann ( mail)
Benjamin Kay ( mail)
Brahim Mustapha ( mail)
Adrian Perez Galvan ( mail)
Amanda Petford-Long ( mail)
Karl Ernst Rehm ( mail)
Paul Reimer ( mail)
Robert Wiringa (Chair) ( mail)

Secretary: Colleen Tobolic (630-252-3663, mail)
Web Guys: Robert Wiringa (630-252-6134, mail)
                    Steven Pieper (630-252-4232, mail)