COLLOQUIA/SEMINAR WINTER 2005 ARCHIVES


COLLOQUIA
  Winter Quarter, 2005
MONDAY 4:10 p.m., 55 Roessler Hall

January 10, 2005
4:00 pm
Prof. John Rundle, UC Davis
" The Physics of Natural Disasters:
Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Other Extreme Events in Complex Earth Systems
"

January 24, 2005
Prof. Gordy Kane, Victor Weisskopf Collegiate Professor of Physics, University of Michigan
" Particle physics today - what might Dirac think? "
Abstract

January 31, 2005
Prof. Mathew Fisher, UC Santa Barbara
" Quantum Choreography: Exotica inside Crystals "
Abstract

February 07, 2005
Prof. David Thouless, University of Washington
" Vortices in superfluids and superconductors. "
Abstract

February 14, 2005
Prof. Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley
" Evidence from Type Ia Supernovae for a Decelerating, then Accelerating Universe and Dark Energy "
Abstract

Febrauary 28, 2005
Prof. Andrea Ghez, UCLA
" Unveiling a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy " Abstract

March 14, 2005
Prof. Rocky Kolb, FNAL & University of Chicago
" Thoughts on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Inflation "
Abstract



HIGH ENERGY/ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR
  Winter Quarter, 2005
TUESDAY 4:10 p.m., 416 Physics/Geology


January 18, 2005
Prof. James Wells
" PeV-Scale Supersymmetry "
Abstract

January 25, 2005
Dr. Alexei Safonov, UC Davis
" Physics with Taus at CDF "
Abstract

February 15, 2005
Dr. Javier Ferrandis, UC Berkeley
" Supersymmetry breaking as the origin of flavor "
Abstract

February 18, 2005
Prof. Marco Battaglia, UC Berkeley
" Physics Requirements and R&D Opportunities for Tracking Detectors at the ILC "

March 1, 2005
Prof. David Williams, UC Santa Cruz
" A Wide-Aperture View of the TeV Gamma-Ray Sky: Results from Milagro"
Abstract

March 8, 2005
Prof. Steve Blusk, Syracuse University
" CLEO: A Beautiful Past and a Charming Future "
Abstract



NUCLEAR SEMINAR
  Winter Quarter, 2005
WEDNESDAY 4:10 p.m., 416 Physics/Geology

January 19, 2005
Dr. Ramona Vogt, UC Davis
" Open and Hidden Charm Production in Heavy Ion Collisions "
Abstract

March 2, 2005
<<<SPECIAL LOCATiON - 525 PHY/GEO>>>
Prof. Huan Huang, UCLA
" Is There a Theta++ State? "
Abstract

March 9, 2005
Dr. Ernst Sichtermann, LBNL
" Physics with Polarized Protons at RHIC "
Abstract



COSMOLOGY
  Winter Quarter, 2005
Thursday 12:10 p.m., 416 Physics/Geology

January 13, 2005
Prof. Justin Khoury, MIT
" Chameleon Scalar Fields: Detecting Dark energy with Tests of Gravity "
Abstract

January 20, 2005
Dr. Mark Jackson, Fermilab
" Detecting Cosmic (Super)strings "
Abstract

January 25, 2005   <<< NOTE SPECIAL DAY, TIME & LOCATION >>>
Tuesday, Phy/Geo 432, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Neal Dalal, IAS
" Gravitational lensing as a probe of dark matter halos "
Abstract

January 26, 2005   <<< NOTE SPECIAL DAY, TIME & LOCATION >>>
Wednesday Phy/Geo 525, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  <<< NOTE TIME CHANGE >>>
Dr. Alessandro Fabbri, INFN, Bologna
" Cutoff AdS/CFT duality and the quest for braneworld black holes "
Abstract

February 3, 2005
Dr. Greg Taylor, NRAO/KIPAC
" The Future of Very Long Baseline Interferometry and AGN surveys at milliarcsecond resolution "
Abstract

February 10, 2005
Marusa Bradac, Stanford
" Strong and Weak Lensing United: The puzzle of the most X-ray luminous cluster RXJ1347.5--1145 "
Abstract

February 22, 2005   <<< NOTE SPECIAL DAY >>>
Dr. Eric Gawiser, Yale University
" The MUSYC Census of Protogalaxies at z=3 "
Abstract

March 10, 2005
Dr. Dragan Huterer, University of Chicago
" Is the large-scale microwave background cosmic? "
Abstract

March 17, 2005, 432 Phy/Geo
Prof. Eugene Chiang, UC Berkeley
" Resonant Rings: The Kuiper Belt and Beyond "
Abstract



CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR
  Winter Quarter, 2005
Thursday 4:10 p.m., 416 Physics/Geology

January 06, 2005
Alan Kyker, UC Davis
" Numerical Study of Coexistence of Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism "
Abstract

January 13, 2005
Prof. Oleg Sushkev, University of New South Wales
" Theory of Incommensurate Magnetic Correlations Across the
Insulator-Superconductor Transition in Underdoped La2-XSRxCuO
"
Abstract

January 20, 2005
Prof. Frank (Bud) Bridges, UC Santa Cruz
" Unusual Local Distortions in Crystals:
the Underlying Cause for Many Observed Macroscopic Properties
"
Abstract

February 3, 2005
Dr. Karoline Wiesner, UC Davis
" Ozone - flexible and sensitive "
Abstract

February 10, 2005
Prof. Vladimir Safonov, UC San Diego
" Microscopic mechanisms of magnetization damping and reversal "
Abstract

February 17, 2005
Prof. R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley
" Multifunctional Complex Oxide Heterostructures "
Abstract

February 24, 2005
Prof. Ram Seshadri, UC Santa Barbara
" New Magnetic Materials for Applications in Spintronics "
Abstract
March 17, 2005, 1:30 pm, 416 Phy/Geo
Dr. Helmut Katzgraber, ETH Zurich
" Equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of spin glasses in a field "
Abstract

March 17, 2005, 4:10 pm, 416 Phy/Geo
Prof. Ross McKenzie, University of Queensland
" Interplay of unconventional superconductivity and frustrated antiferromagnetism in layered organic molecular crystals "
Abstract



PHYSICS EDUCATION
PHYSICS 298-23 SEMINAR
  Winter Quarter, 2005
Friday 12:00p.m., 113 Walker Annex



STUDENTS ONLY SEMINAR
  Winter Quarter, 2005
Wednesday 12:30p.m., 416 Physics/Geology