Physics Division Colloquium

Auditorium, Building 203, Argonne National Laboratory

Fridays at 11:00 AM

2011-2012 Program

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

9 Sep 2011 John P. Schiffer, ANL Physics Division
100th Anniversary of the Nucleus
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
16 Sep 2011 Margaret Gardel, U. of Chicago
Cellular Mechanics
Host: Ken Nollett
23 Sep 2011 Michael Wiescher, U. of Notre Dame
Nuclear Astrophysics Underground
Host: Kim Lister
30 Sep 2011 Daniel Baker, U of Colorado
The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy
Host: Ken Nollett
7 Oct 2011 Larry Nittler, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Hermeochemistry: The composition of Mercury from MESSENGER X-ray, Gamma-ray, and Neutron Measurements
Host: Ken Nollett
14 Oct 2011 Priyamvada Natarajan, Yale University
Mapping dark matter and dark energy in the Universe using gravitational lensing by clusters
Host: Ken Nollett
21 Oct 2011 Salman Habib, Argonne High Energy Physics Division
Precision Cosmology: Prospects and Challenges
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
28 Oct 2011 Fall DNP Meeting
East Lansing, MI, 26--29 Oct. 2011
4 Nov 2011 Martin Freer, University of Birmingham
Simplicity from Complexity: Clustering in Nuclei
Host: Kim Lister
11 Nov 2011 Jeffrey S. Hangst, Aarhus University
Trapped Antihydrogen - Stable, Neutral Antimatter
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
18 Nov 2011 Dam Thanh Son, University of Washington
Viscosity, quark gluon plasma, and string theory
Host: Carlos Wagner
25 Nov 2011 Thanksgiving - No colloquium
2 Dec 2011 C.W. Francis Everitt, Stanford University
Frame-Dragging, Cryogenics, and Space: The Gravity Probe B Experiment
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
9 Dec 2011 Walter Kutschera, University of Vienna
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Climate Change
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
16 Dec 2011 Timothy Gay, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Football Physics
Host: Stephen Pratt
23 Dec 2011 Christmas - No colloquium
30 Dec 2011 New Year's - No colloquium
6 Jan 2012
13 Jan 2012 Todd Ditmire, U. Texas, Austin
Petawatt to Exawatt Lasers: The Science and Technology of the Highest Power Lasers Ever Built
Host: Stephen Pratt
20 Jan 2012 Elena Shevchenko, Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials
Design of nanostructures: synthesis and properties
Host: Kawtar Hafidi
27 Jan 2012 Piers Coleman, Rutgers University
Magnetism and Superconductivity: A new era of convergence in condensed matter physics
Host: Craig Roberts
3 Feb 2012 Sebastian Schmidt , Forschungszentrum Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich: Highlights from the Present and Directions for the Future
Host: Craig Roberts
10 Feb 2012 Paul Debevec, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Understanding the Energy Challenge: Science, Technology, Economics and Policy
Host: Zach Conway
17 Feb 2012 Timothy C Beers , Kitt Peak National Observatory
Highly r-Process Enhanced Stars: New Perspectives on Old Stars
Host: Darek Seweryniak
24 Feb 2012 Mark A. Ratner, Northwestern University
Molecular Mesoscopics: Transport in Molecular Junctions
Host: Stephen Pratt
2 Mar 2012 Michael Pennington , Jefferson Lab
Can experiment distinguish a four-quark state, from a molecule, or a quark-antiquark meson?
Host: Kawtar Hafidi
9 Mar 2012 Fred Wietfeldt, Tulane University
Precision Neutron Scattering Length Measurements Using Neutron Interferometry
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
12 Mar 2012
Peter B. Littlewood, Argonne Physical Sciences & Engineering, U. of Chicago, and U. of Cambridge
Polariton Condensation and Collective Dynamics
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
23 Mar 2012 Jozef Dudek, Jefferson Lab and Old Dominion U.
Gluonic Excitations in QCD
Host: Craig Roberts
30 Mar 2012 April APS Meeting
Atlanta, Ga, 31 Mar -- 3 Apr
6 Apr 2012 Sudeep Das, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab & U. California, Berkeley
Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background: A New Frontier
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
13 Apr 2012 Stuart Henderson, Fermi National Accelerator Lab
The Future of High Intensity Hadron Accelerators
Host: Zachary Conway
20 Apr 2012 Lucas Platter, Argonne Physics Division
From cold atoms to light nuclei
Host: Craig Roberts
27 Apr 2012 Vivek Sharma, University of California at San Diego
The Hunt for the Higgs Boson at CERN
Host: Carlos Wagner
4 May 2012 Ann Nelson, U. Washington
Portals for New Physics at the Intensity Frontier
Host: Carlos Wagner
11 May 2012 Meredith Nettles, Columbia University
Geophysical Constraints on Glacial Earthquakes and Glacier Dynamics in Greenland
Host: Zachary Conway
18 May 2012 Brian DeMarco, U.of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3D Anderson Localization of Ultracold Matter
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak
25 May 2012 Nadya Mason , U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Using graphene to study superconductivity (new tricks for an old dog)
Host: Kawtar Hafidi
1 Jun 2012 Dmitry Budker, University of California
"Atomic physics" of nitrogen-vacancy ensembles in diamond
Host: Zheng-tian Lu
8 Jun 2012 David Schuster, University of Chicago
Cavity QED with electrons on helium
Host: Dariusz Seweryniak

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2011-2012 Committee

Zach Conway ( mail)
Kawtar Hafidi ( mail)
Kim Lister ( mail)
Ken Nollett ( mail)
Stephen Pratt ( mail)
Craig Roberts ( mail)
Andrew Rogers ( mail)
Dariusz Seweryniak (chair) ( mail)
Carlos Wagner ( mail)

Secretary Jeannie Glover (630-252-4020, mail)
Web Guy Steven Pieper (630-252-4232, mail)