General Colloquium

Time: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm

Place: 340 West Hall

Organizers: Carl Akerlof and David Lubensky

 

FALL 2011

9/7/11

Brad Orr, University of Michigan

"State of the Department"
9/14/11

Jennifer Ogilvie,University of Michigan

"Snapshots of Biology with a Femtosecond Camera"
9/21/11

Dragan Huterer, University of Michigan

"Fundamental Physics from Large-Scale Structure"
9/28/11

Jim Liu, University of Michigan

"Recent Advances in Applied String Theory"
10/5/11

Cagliyan Kurdak, University of Michigan

"The 1/f Spectrum: A Not-So-Fundamental Noise Distribution?"
10/12/11

Finn Larsen, University of Michigan

"The Status of String Theory"
10/19/11

Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University

"The Demographics of Exoplanets with Gravitational Microlensing"
10/26/11

T.W. Hansch, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

Ta-You Wu Colloquium, "Laser-Spectrocopy of Hydrogen"
Note location change: Michigan League Ballroom with refreshments in the Michigan League Vandenberg room at 3:30 pm.

11/2/11

Daniel S. Fisher, Stanford University

"Can Evolutionary Dynamics Be Understood Quantitataively?"
11/9/11

Dave Hertzog, University of Washington

Helmut Baer Colloquium, "Precision Muon Phyics: Capturing a Moment in a Lifetime"
11/16/11

Lydia Bieri, University of Michigan

"The Discovery of the Expanding Universe"
11/23/11

Thanksgiving

 
11/30/11 Rachel Bean, Cornell University "Observing Brane Inflation"
12/7/11

Greogry D. Scholes, University of Toronto

"Lessons From Nature About Solar Light Harvesting"
     

Winter 2012

1/11/12

Alexander Grosberg, New York University

"Two Meters of DNA in Micron Size Cell Nucleus: The Role of Topological Constraints in Genome Folding"
1/18/12

Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory

CANCELLED "Polariton Condensation and Collective Dynamics"
1/25/12 Henriette Elvang, University of Michigan "Exciting New Approaches to Particle Scattering Amplitudes"
2/1/12 Robert Roser, Fermilab "From the Top Quark to the Higgs Boson - A Quest for Discovery at the Tevatron"
2/8/12 Stefan A. Maier, Imperial College London "Plasmonics: Oscillator physics on the nanoscale"
2/15/12 Jane Kondev, Brandeis University "How Cells Make Decisions and What Does Physics Have to Say About It"
2/22/12 David DeMille, Yale University "Tabletop Probes for TeV Physics: Searching for the Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron"
2/29/12 Spring Break  
3/7/12 Michael Flatté, University of Iowa "Solotronics: manipulation, control, and applications of a solitary dopant within a semiconductor"
3/14/12 Lene Hau, Harvard University "Quantum Control of Light and Matter... From the Macroscopic to the Nanoscale"
3/21/12 Chris Hirata, California Institute of Technology "Understanding the Cosmic Recombination Epoch"
3/28/12 Marija Drndic, University of Pennsylvania "Biomolecule Detection and Analysis with Nanopores in Graphene Membranes"
4/4/12 Frank von Hippel, Princeton University Ford Lecture
4/11/12 Junjie Zhu "Latest Results from the ATLAS Experiment"