Colloquia Archive

Autumn 2009 - Spring 2016 Colloquia Videos
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2018 - 2019 School Year

Autumn Quarter 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 4pmSchmitz_thumb.jpg
Neutrino Physics at Long and Short Baselines: The DUNE and SBN Experiments at Fermilab
David Schimitz, University of Chicago
Host: Ed Blucher

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4pmpeople_stephan-meyer_thumb.jpg
Physics is for Everyone
Stephan Meyer
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4pm20130403_jeandalibard_021-small500_thumb.jpg
Exploring Flatland with cold atoms


Jean Dalibard, Collège de France
Host:Cheng Chin

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4pmwilliamphoto1p1_thumb.jpg
Spinning Top-ology
William Irvine, University of Chicago
Host: 

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4pmMarcos_Santander-200x267_thumb.jpg
Exploring the high-energy sky with neutrinos and gamma rays
Marcos Santander, The University of Alabama
Host: Scott Wakely

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4pmquinn_thumb.jpg
Science, Engineering and Art as well –why it is hard to teach science well
Helen Quinn, SLAC
Host: Young-Kee Kim

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Measuring gravity at short distances and other fun tricks with levitated microspheres
Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
Host: Luca Grandi

Thursday, November 22, 2018
No colloquium (Thanksgiving)

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 4pm
TBA

Host:

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4pmvieregg-pfc_thumb.jpg
Discovering the Highest Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos Using a Radio Phased Array
Abigail Vieregg, University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

2017 - 2018 School Year

Spring Quarter 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4pmChong-whiteboard2-small_thumb.jpg
Scaling up Quantum Computers
Fred Chong, The University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 4pmScreen Shot 2018-02-11 at 09.06.52_thumb.png
The quest to observe the Turbulent Cascade in real time
Michael Brenner, Harvard University
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4pmKnutson_Heather_6608_thumb.jpg
Seeking Clues to Explain the Diverse Architectures of Exoplanetary Systems
Heather Knutson, California Institute of Technology
Host: Cheng Chin

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4pmcitations_thumb.jpeg
TBA
Rama Ranganathan, The University of Chicago
Host: Arvind Murugan

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4pmzwierlein_martin_thumb.jpg
Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases under the Microscope
Martin Zwierlein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Jonathan Simon

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4pmlf56-profile_thumb.jpg
New frontiers in cryo-electron microscopy: From Probing Low Temperature Electronic Phases to Processes at Liquid/Solid Interfaces
Lena F. Kourkoutis, Cornell University
Host: David Schuster

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 4:30pmimage_normal_thumb.jpeg
The Emergent Fundamental – Exotic Collective Phenomena in Correlated Materials
Suchitra Sebastian, The University of Cambridge
Host: Erez Berg

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 4pmdmckinsey4directory_thumb.jpg
Probing Sub-GeV Dark Matter with Superfluid Helium
Daniel McKinsey, The University of California, Berkeley
Host: Luca Grandi

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4pmUnknown_thumb.jpeg
Catching and Reversing a Quantum Jump Mid-flight
Michel Devoret, Yale University
Host: David Schuster

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4pmUnknown_0_thumb.jpeg
Impurities in an ultracold Fermi sea: Quasiparticles, phase separation, and more
Rudolf Grimm, The University of Innsbruck
Host: Cheng Chin

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4pmUnknown_1_thumb.jpeg
Why is negative energy density bad, and how does quantum information constrain it
Thomas Faulkner, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Host: Dam Son

Friday, June 8, 2018, 2:30pmphoto_thumb.jpg
TBA
Stephanie Palmer, The University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Winter Quarter 2018

Thursday, Janurary 4, 2018, 4pmSimon_thumb.jpg
Exploring Matter Made of Light
Jon Simon, The University of Chicago
Host: Cheng Chin

Thursday, Janurary 11, 2018, 4pmcohen2_thumb.jpg
A Hundred Years of Modeling Solids
Marvin Cohen, The University of California Berkeley
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Thursday, Janurary 18, 2018, 4pmzelevinsky_thumb.jpg
Physics and Chemistry with Diatomic Molecules Near Absolute Zero
Tanya Zelevinsky, Columbia University
Host: Cheng Chin

Thursday, Feburary 1, 2018, 4pmholz_thumb.jpg
GW170817: Hearing and seeing a binary neutron star merger
Dan Holz, The University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

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In Proximity to Novel Physics: Topological Insulators coupled to Superconductors
Nadya Mason, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: David Schuster

Thursday, Feburary 15, 2018, 4pmMcEuen_0_0_2_thumb.jpg
The Future of Small
Paul McEuen, Cornell University
Host: Jiwoon Park, Vincenzo Vitelli

Thursday, Feburary 22, 2018, 4pmpicture-105-1357314174_thumb.jpg
Mesoscopic Optics
Hui Cao, Yale University
Host: Linda Young

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 4pmVitelli Foto_thumb.jpg
From LEGO to Active Fluids
Vincenzo Vitelli, The University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4pmWang_thumb.jpg
Future of Particle Physics: LHC and beyond
Liantao Wang, The University of Chicago
Host: Young-Kee Kim

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4pmimage2_thumb.jpeg
Computing in the Los Alamos Weapons Program
Bill Archer, Los Alamos Laboratory

Autumn Quarter 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4pmbarbara-jacak_thumb.jpg
Nuclear Physics: Then and Now
Barbara Jacak, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 4pmCarlo_Rubbia_thumb.jpg
Nuclear Energy (co-sponsored by the Enrico Fermi Institute)
Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize in Physics 1984

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4pmmelissa-franklin_thumb.jpg
Dear Maria, Oh My, How Particle Physics has Changed
Melissa Franklin, Harvard University

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4pmrobert.jacobs_thumb.jpg
The Fallout of Chicago Pile-1
Robert (Bo) Jacobs, Hiroshima Peace Institute and Hiroshima City University

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4pmchen_thumb.jpg
"Atoms for Peace" in Medicine and Biology
Chin-Tu Chen, University of Chicago

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:30pmrodney-ewing_thumb.jpg
Projecting Risk into the Future: Failure of a Geologic Repository and the Sinking of the Titanic
Rodney Ewing, Stanford University

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4pmEricIsaacs_thumb.jpg
CP-1: The 'Big Bang' of Big Science
Eric Isaacs, University of Chicago

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4pmhoerlin_segre_thumb.jpeg
Enrico Fermi:  The Pope of Physics
Bettina Hoerlin and Gino Segrè

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2016 - 2017 School Year

Spring Quarter 2017

Mar.   30   Wolfgang Ketterle
New forms of matter with ultracold atoms: synthetic gauge fields and supersolidity

Apr.   13   Steven Kivelson
Intertwined Order in Highly Correlated Electron Fluids

Apr.   20   Zoran Hadzibabic
Quantum gas in a box

Apr.   27   Cameron Reed
The Manhattan Project: A Look at the Physics

Apr.   28   Bob Wald
Black Holes, Thermodynamics, and Quantum Theory
Einstein Prize Lecture

May   4   Peter Littlewood
Physics of Sustainability

May   11   Lisa Manning
Jamming in biological tissues

May   18   Joseph Incandela
From the Higgs to dark matter: the search for the underlying code of our universe
Zachariasen Lecture

May   25   Erez Berg
Critical Metals: Lessons from quantum Monte Carlo studies

June   1      Jacob Bean
Towards the identification of Earth-like worlds with MAROON-X

Winter Quarter 2017

Jan.   12   John Marko
Self Organization of chromosomes and the loop-extrusion model"

Jan.   19   Sharon Glotzer
Physics of Polygons and 2D Melting

Jan.   26   Jeff McMahon
Mapping New Physics with Cosmic Microwave Background

Feb.   2   Shinsei Ryu
Topological insulators and superconductors -- from band theory to interacting system

Feb.   9   Jessie Shelton
The Higgs portal onto the dark universe

Feb.   16   Cheng Chin
Quantum Dynamics of Inflation

Feb.   23   Rainer Weiss
Observations of binary black hole mergers: the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy.

Mar.   2   Aharon Kapitulnik
Time Reversal Symmetry Breaking in Unconventional Superconductors

Mar.   9   Mayly Sanchez
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe with Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments

Autumn Quarter 2016

Sept.    29   David Miller
Seeing the unseeable: boosting discoveries at the LHC by imaging quarks and gluons with jets and jet substructure

Oct.   6      Elizabeth Hays
Exploring the Extreme Universe with Gamma Rays

Oct.   13   Jiwoong Park
Paper and Circuits, only Atoms Thick

Oct.   20   Hellmut Fritzche and panel discussion
Looking Back: A personal view

Oct.   27   Carlos Wagner
Understanding the Origin of Mass and Matter

Nov.   3   Elisabeth Krause
Dark Energy Science with the Dark Energy Survey, and Beyond

Nov.   10   Daniel Diermeier
Modeling Elections

Nov.   17    David Nygren
The Matter – Anti-matter Asymmetry of the Universe: Why is there something, rather than nothing?

Dec.   1      Nima Arkani-Hamed
Future of High Energy Physics

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2015 - 2016 School Year

Spring Quarter 2016    
March 31

Charles Kane
 University of Pennsylvania

Symmetry, topology and electronic phases of matter

April 7 John Madey
University of Hawaii, Manoa

TBA

April 14

Michelle Dolinski
Drexel University

TBA

April 21

Anna Grassellino
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

TBA

April 28

Paul Sereno
University of Chicago

TBA

 May 5

  Jesse Thaler
Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)

TBA
May 12  Tadashi Tokeida
  University of Cambridge

TBA

May 19

Paul Steinhardt
Princeton University

TBA

May 26

  TBA 
 

TBA

June 2  Physics Student Awards

Physics Student Awards

Winter Quarter 2016    
January 7

Stephan Meyer
 University of Chicago

First results from the Fermilab Holometer testing space-time correlations at the Planck scale

January 14 Jason Ho
Ohio State University

Cold Atom Magic

January 21

Abhay Pasupathy
Columbia University,NY

Visualizing Spatially Ordered Phases in Complex Materials

January 28

Margaret Gardel
University of Chicago

TBA

February 4

Chris Monroe
University of Maryland

TBA

 February 11

  TBA

TBA
February 18  Subir Sachdev
  Harvard University

TBA

February 25

 Scott Wakely
University of Chicago

TBA

March 3

  David Biron 
University of Chicago

TBA

March 10  TBA

TBA

Autumn Quarter 2015    
October 1

Michael Levin
 University of Chicago

TBA

October 8 John Grunsfeld
University of Chicago

TBA

October 15

TBA

TBA

October 22

TBA

TBA

October 29

TBA

TBA

 November 5

  Wendy Freedman
  University of Chicago

TBA
November 12   Ayana Arce
  Duke University

TBA

November 19

  TBA

TBA

November 26   Thanksgiving

No colloquium

December 3   TBA

TBA

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2014 - 2015 School Year

Spring Quarter 2015    
April 2

Cristina Marchetti
Syracuse University


Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter

April 9 Paul Wiegmann
University of Chicago

Geometry in Physics: Fractional Quantum Hall Effect- a Case Study

April 10 

William Irvine
University of Chicago
Special Colloquium

TBA

April 16

Linda Young
Argonne National Laboratory

TBA

April 23

Ayana Arce
Duke University

TBA

April 30

John Goodenough
Zachariasen Lecture

Mott-Hubbard Transition in Ruthenium Perovskites
May 7 Gabriel Orebi
University of California, Berkeley

TBA

May 14

Ana Maria Rey
University of Colorado, Boulder

TBA

 May 21  Zheng-Tian Lu
University of Chicago

TBA

May 28 John Coster-Mullen

TBA

June 4

Laura Baudis
University of Zurich, Switzerland

TBA

Winter Quarter 2015    
Jan. 8

Bob Rosner
University of Chicago

TBA
 

Jan. 15 Marcela Carena
University of Chicago

TBA

Jan. 22 John Carlstrom
University of Chicago

TBA

Jan. 29

Jamie Carpenter 
James Carpenter Design Associates 

TBA

Feb. 5

Jamie Rosenzweig
UCLA

TBA

Feb. 12

Jenny Hoffman
Harvard University
TBA
Feb. 19 Vincenzo Vitelli
University of Leiden, Netherlands

TBA

Feb. 26

Amie Wilkinson
University of Chicago

TBA

 March 5  Sam Zeller
Fermilab

TBA

 March 12 Andrea Liu
University of Pennsylvania

TBA

Autumn Quarter 2014    
Oct. 2

Richard Hill 
University of Chicago

The proton and the future of particle physics
 

Oct. 9 Tom Witten 
University of Chicago

The twist matrix: a handle to organize asymmetric colloids

Oct. 16 Fabiola Gianotti 
CERN

The future of high-energy colliders

Oct. 23

David Gross
UCSB

TBA

Oct. 30

Henriette Elvang 
University of Michigan

TBA

Nov. 6

John Carlstrom 
University of Chicago
TBA
Nov. 13 Heinrich Jaeger
University of Chicago

TBA

Nov. 20

Margaret Murnane
University of Colorado,Boulder

TBA 

 Nov. 27  Thanksgiving

No Colloquium

 Dec. 4 Sue Coppersmith
University of Wisconsin, Madison

TBA

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2013 - 2014 School Year

Spring Quarter 2014    
April 3

Chang-Kee Jung

Observation of Electron Neutrino Appearance from a Muon Neutrino Beam 
State University Of New York,Stony Brook

April 10 William Irvine

Unraveling knotted fields
University of Chicago

April 17 David Weitz

Dripping, jetting, drops and wetting: the magic of microfluidics
Harvard University

April 24

 Adam Riess

The Hubble Constant and Dark Energy from Supernovae, Cepheids and Parallax
John Hopkins University

May 1

Gerald Guralnik

How Nambu's ideas led to The Guralnik, Hagen and Kibble prediction of the once Elusive Boson(Cancelled)
Brown University

May 8

Yannis Semertzidis Towards a final push in axion dark matter search in the 1-100 micro-eV mass range
 Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology(KAIST)
May 15  Aephriam Steinberg

Experimental measurement tradeoffs, from Heisenberg to Aharonov to quantum data compression
University of Toronto

May 22

Cancelled

 

 May 29  Serge Haroche

Controlling photons in a box and raising Schrodinger cats of light: when thought experiments become real 
College de France

 June 5 Krishna Rajagopal

The Hottest, and Most Liquid, Liquid in the Universe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Winter Quarter 2014    
January 9

Kurt Hinterbichler

TBA

January 16 David Awschalom

TBA

January 23 Slava G. Turyshev

TBA

January 30

TBA

TBA

February 6

Nai Phuam Ong

TBA

February 13

Steve Chu

TBA

February 20 TBA

TBA

February 27

Deborah Jin TBA
 March 6  No colloquium

 No colloquium

 March 13 Eugene Demler

TBA 

Autumn Quarter 2013    
October 3

Savdeep Sethi / Jeff Harvey

Some thoughts about how to define quantum gravity in an accelerating universe
University of Chicago

October 10 Daniel Holz / Robert Wald

Listening to the Universe with gravitational wave astrophysics
University of Chicago

October 17 J.C. Seamus Davis/Michael Levin

Gestalt of Strongly Correlated Superconductivity
Cornell University

October 24

Daniel Hooper / Steve Meyer

Status and prospects for DM detection
University of Chicago

October 31

Boris Kayser/Henry Frisch

Are We Descended From Heavy Neutrinos?                                   University of Chicago

November 7

Jason Alicea/Michael Levin

Majorana Materializes
California Institute of  Technology(Caltech)

November 14 Steve Girvin/David Schuster

Taming the World's Largest Schrodinger Cat
Yale University

November 21 Craig Hogan/Steve Meyer

Macroscopic Quantum Geometry:Testing the Fidelity of Space-time with Interferometry

University of Chicago

November 28

THANKSGIVING BREAK No Colloquium
 December 5  Michael Crowe / Henry Frisch

The History of Vector Analysis
University of Notre Dame

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2012 - 2013 School Year

Spring Quarter 2013    
April 4 Margaret Gardel / Scott Wakely

Living Matter: Elucidating mechanisms of the protein-based materials underlying cellular movement
University of Chicago

April 11 Bill Phillips / Cheng Chin

Atomtronic circuitry: A Bose-Einstein condensate in a ring
Nat'l Institute of Standards and Technology

April 18 Stefan Kuhr / Jon Simon

Probing strongly correlated quantum systems with single-atom resolution
University of Strathclyde

April 25

Scott Ransom / Scott Wakely

Basic (but cool!) Physics with Millisecond Pulsars
University of Virginia

May 2

Samuel Ting / Juan Collar

First Result from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station
MIT

May 9

Joel Moore / Jon Simon

Topological insulators and their implications for electronic order
University of California/Berkeley

May 16 Rick Gaitskell / Juan Collar

Large Liquid Xe Detectors Searching for Particle Dark Matter
Brown University

May 23 Lauren Hsu / Juan Collar

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search with Silicon Detectors
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

May 30

Cliff Cheung / Jon Simon Higgs and Dark Matter Variations
California Institute of Technology
June 6 Morgan Waskco / Scott Wakely

Using neutrino oscillation to study the matter/antimatter asymmetry of the universe
Imperial College, London

Winter Quarter 2013    
Jan 10 Michael Rust / Margaret Gardel

Robust Circadian Rhythms from Coupled CatalyticDomains
University of Chicago

Jan 17 Frank Krennrich / Scott Wakely

Probing the Universe with TeV Gamma Rays
Iowa State University

Jan 24 Jun Ye / Jon Simon

Ultracold molecules - New frontiers in quantum & chemical physics
JILA, National Inst. of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado

Jan 31

Birali Runesha / Scott Wakely

Big Computing or Big Data? Trends and Challenges Facing Researchers in the Third Pillar: An Intro. to the UChicago Research Computing Center
University of Chicago

Feb 7

Sergei Nagaitsev / Young-Kee Kim

Integrable Systems for Accelerators
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Feb 14

Giorgio Gratta / Juan Collar

EXO and the quest for Majorana Neutrino Masses
Stanford University

Feb 21 Markus Aspelmeyer / Jon Simon

Quantum optomechanics: a mechanical platform for quantum foundations and quantum information processing
University of Vienna

Feb 28 Andrey Kravstov/ Scott Wakely

Order out of chaos:towards understanding galaxy formation in the cosmological context
University of Chicago

Mar 7 Lian-Tao Wang / Scott Wakely

New Physics at the LHC: Higgs and beyond
University of Chicago

Mar 14 Kathryn Zurek / Juan Collar

TBA
University of Michigan

Mar 21 Steve Block

Optical Tweezers:Gene Regulation, Studied One Molecule at a Time
Stanford University

Autumn Quarter 2012    
Oct 4 Detlef Lohse /Tom Witten

Turbulent Rayleigh-B\'enard and Taylor-Couette flow
University of Twente

Oct 11 Steve Barwick / Scott Wakely

Progress in the development of the ARIANNA high energy neutrino detector
UC Irvine

Oct 25 Xiang Zhang / Jon Simon

Optical Metamaterials: Negative Refraction, Superlens and Plasmon Lasers
UC Berkeley

Nov 1

Jim Pilcher/Scott Wakely

Discovering the Higgs Boson - latest results from the CERN LHC
University of Chicago

Nov 8

Dietrich Müller / Scott Wakely

Hundred Years of Cosmic Rays:  Some Reflections on the Research in Chicago 
University of Chicago

Nov 15

Savas Dimopoulos

What has the Large Hadron Collider done to Theory?
Stanford University
William H. Zachariasen Memorial Lecture

Nov 22 THANKSGIVING BREAK

No colloquium

Nov 29 Randy Hulet / Cheng Chin

Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices
Rice University 

Dec 6 Jonathan Simon

Engineering Quantum Materials from Cold Atoms: Mott Insulators to Emergent Crystals
University of Chicago

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2011 - 2012 School Year

Spring Quarter 2012    
March 29 Eric Isaacs

Cancelled

April  5 David Biron

Do worms sleep?
University of Chicago

April 12

Gerald Gabrielse
Host: Cheng Chin

Probing The Structure of the Electron
Harvard
APS Lilienfeld Prize Lecture

April 19 Martin van Hecke
Host: Wendy Zhang

Extreme Physics of Marginal Matter
University of Leiden

April 26

Peter Zoller
Host: Stephen Berry

 

Open System Quantum Simulation with Atoms,
Molecules and Ions
University of Innsbruck
Fano Lecture

May  3

Ann Nelson
Host: Carlos Wagner

Portals for New Physics at the Intensity Frontier
University of Washington 

May 10

Graham Fleming

The Biophysics of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting and its Regulation
UC Berkeley
Joint Biophysics & Physics 

May 17  

No colloquium

May 24 Andreas Kronfeld
Host: Carlos Wagner
Twenty-first Century Lattice Gauge Theory: Consequences of the QCD Lagrangian
Fermilab
May 31 Dmitry Budker
Host: David Schuster

Physics Exotica: Some New Results and Ideas
UC Berkeley

June 7  Geoff Marcy

ExoPlanets: From Jupiters to Earths
Joint Physics, Astronomy & KICP

Winter Quarter 2012    
Jan 12 Todd Ditmire
Host: Carlos Wagner

Petawatt to Exawatt Lasers: The Science and Technology of the Highest Power Lasers Ever Built
University of Texas

Jan 19 Matthew Tirrell
Host: Wendy Zhang

Multivalent Ionic Interactions in Multicomponent Polyelectrolyte Mixtures: From New Physics to New Materials
University of Chicago

Jan 26

Young-Kee Kim
Host: Paolo Privitera

The Intensity Frontier on the Great Plains: Fermilab's Current Programs and Future with Project X
University of Chicago, Fermilab

Feb 2 Jasper Kirby
Host: Paolo Privitera

Cosmic Rays, Climate and the CERN CLOUD Experiment
CERN

Feb 9

Franz Proebst
Host: Paolo Privitera

Results from the latest run of the CRESST-II Dark Matter Search
Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik

Feb 16

Hubert Saleur
Host: Ilya Gruzberg

Charge Transmutation in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
Saclay 

Feb 23

Shivaji Sondhi
Host: Paul Wiegmann

Spin Ice, Monopoles, Fractionalization and Topological Order
Princeton

Mar 1 Ian Low
Host: Carlos Wagner

The Higgs Identity
Northwestern University, Argonne

Autumn Quarter 2011    
Sept. 29 André de Gouvêa

The Brave nu World
Northwestern University

Oct. 6 Richard Hill

Effective field theory and the 2011 Standard Model
University of Chicago

Oct. 13 Christophe Salomon

The Measurement of Time in the 21st Century
Ecole Normale Superieure

Oct. 20 Karin Dahmen

Deformation of crystals, granular materials, and earthquakes:
Using simple models to understand slip avalanches, crackling noise, and universal noise statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana

Oct. 27

Ned Kahn

Granular Landscapes
Ned Kahn Studios

Nov. 3 Marc Kastner

Zachariasen Lecture
The Kondo Effect in a Single Electron Transistor:  Learning New Physics using Nano-Technology

MIT

Nov. 10

Meredith Nettles

Geophysical Constraints on Glacial Earthquakes and Glacier Dynamics in Greenland
Columbia University

Nov. 17  D. T. Son

Viscosity, quark gluon plasma, and string theory
University of Washington, Seattle

Nov. 24  

Thanksgiving - No Colloquium

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2010 - 2011 School Year

Spring Quarter 2011    
Mar. 31 Jonathan Rosner

Unfinished Business in Particle Physics
University of Chicago

Apr.  7 Carlos Wagner

High Energy Physics at the beginning of the LHC Era
University of Chicago

Apr. 14 Florencia Canelli

Recent Results from Collider Experiments
University of Chicago

Apr. 21 Rob Phillips/Scott Wakely

How Viruses Make New Viruses: A Single Molecule View
Caltech

Apr. 28

Mark Saffman/Cheng Chin

Strongly interacting Rydberg atoms: from quantum gates to matter wave solitons
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison

May 5 Frans Pretorius/Wendy Zhang

Black Holes: Probes of the Cosmos and Fundamental Physics
Princeton University

May 12

Aldo Antognini/Florencia Canelli The proton radius puzzle
May 19  

No Colloquium

May 26 Stuart Henderson /Florencia Canelli

Accelerators Across Physics and Society
Fermilab

June 2  

No Colloquium

Winter Quarter 2011    
Jan.  6 Walter Lawrence
Host: Levin

Quantum Information and Paradoxes of Physics
Dartmouth 

Jan. 13 Paolo Privitera
Host: Wakely

Tuning the Radio to Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
University of Chicago

Jan. 20

David Schuster
Host: Wagner

Cavity QED with electrons on helium
University of Chicago

Jan. 27 Charles Kane
Host: Levin

Topological Insulators and Topological Band Theory
University of Pennsylvania

Feb.  3

Hugh Montgomery
Host: Canelli

Jefferson Lab - The Next Ten Years and Beyond
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
CANCELLED

Feb. 10 William Irvine

Curved crystals and knotted fields
University of Chicago 

Feb. 17

Brian de Marco
Host: Chin
Experiments with Dirty Bosons
University of Illinois, Urbana
Feb. 24 Dirk Bouwmeester
Host: Witten

Towards quantum superpositions of a mirror
Santa Barbara

Mar.  3 Xiao Gang Wen
Host: Levin

From highly entangled quantum matter to a unification of light and electrons
MIT

Mar. 10 Ben Newling
Host: Wakely

THE SOUND OF SCIENCE
University of New Brunswick

Autumn Quarter 2010    
Sept. 30 Scott Wakely

 

Eyes on the TeV Sky: Astrophysics with VERITAS
University of Chicago

Oct. 7 Margaret Gardel

 

Cellular Mechanics
University of Chicago

Oct. 14 Roger Penrose/Carlos Wagner

Conformal Cyclic Cosmology: latest results
Oxford University

Oct. 21 Tony Tyson/Florencia Canelli

LSST and the physics of the dark universe
University of California, Davis

Oct. 28

George E. Smith/Ed Blucher

Zachariasen Lecture
The Invention and Early History of the CCD 

Nov. 4

Laura Greene/Kathy Levin

High-Temperature Superconductivity: Emergent Phases, Broken Symmetries, and the Power Grid
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov. 11

Nima Arkani Hamed/C. Wagner

Space-Time, Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes
Institute for Advanced Study

Nov. 18

Greg Tarlé

Cosmic Antimatter
University of Michigan

Nov. 25   Thanksgiving - No Colloquium
Dec. 2 Sacha Kopp/F. Canelli

Quantum Mechanics With Neutrinos
University of Texas

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2009 - 2010 School Year

Spring Quarter 2010    
April 1 S. C. Zhang/P. Wiegmann

 

Topological insulators and topological superconductors
Stanford University

April 8 Lian-Tao Wang/C. Wagner

 

Using LHC Data to Explore New Physics at the Terascale
Princeton University

April 15 Helmut Dosch/Y.-K. Kim

Grand Challenges for Megafacilities
DESY

April 22 Michael Ramsey-Musolf/J. Rosner

The Precision Frontier and the New Standard Model
University of Wisconsin, Madison

April 29

Gennady Stupakov/M. Oreglia

Using echo effect in accelerators: how to measure diffusion 
and multiply harmonics
SLAC

May 6

Philip Kim/W. Kang

Graphitic Carbon Nanostructures: From Analogy of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics to Carbon Based Electronics
Columbia University

May 13

Neil Turok/L. Kadanoff

Was the Big Bang the Beginning?
Perimeter Institute

May 20

Evan Finch/F. Merritt

Recent results from STAR at RHIC
Yale University

May 27 Paul Goldbart/F. Merritt Strands of Superconductivity at the Nanoscale
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 3 Guy Savard/F. Merritt

 The CARIBU facility: making r-process nuclei available in the laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago

June 10 *Robert Kirshner/M. Turner

 *Joint Astronomy/KICP/Physics Colloquium 

The Past, Present, and Future of Supernova Cosmology
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Winter Quarter 2010    
Jan. 7 Fred MacKintosh/T. Witten

 

Non-equilibrium aspects of the cytoplasm: the cell as an active state of soft matter
Vrije Universiteit

Jan. 14 Robert Wald

 

Self-Force on a Classical Point Charge
University of Chicago

Jan. 21 Woowon Kang

Topological quantum computing
University of Chicago

Jan. 28 James Evans/T. Witten

The Google Effect on Science and Scholarship: By broadening individual reach, the Internet narrows global understanding 
University of Chicago

Feb. 4

John Galayda/K.-J. Kim

Report of Early Experience with the Linac Coherent Light Source as a User Facility
(SLAC)

Feb. 11

Jim Pilcher

Opening a new window - the start of the LHC physics program
University of Chicago

Feb. 18

Z. X. Shen/K. Levin

Photoemission in strongly correlated systems
Stanford

Feb. 25 Christopher Stubbs

Confronting the Dark Energy Crisis in Fundamental Physics
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Mar. 4 Kameshwar Wali

Cremona Violins: A Physicist’s Quest for the Secrets of Stradivari. William F. “Jack” Fry
Syracuse University

Mar. 11 Dan Hooper

The Hunt For Dark Matter Continues
University of Chicago

Autumn Quarter 2009    
Oct. 1 Stuart Freedman/J. Rosner

 

The Decade of the Neutrino
UC-Berkeley and LBNL

Oct. 8 Cheng Chin

Having your cake and seeing it too - Exploring quantum criticality and critical dynamics in ultracold atomic gases
University of Chicago 

Oct. 15 Ali Yazdani/K. Levin

Visualizing Pair Formation on the Nanometer Scale and the Riddle of High-Temperature Superconductivity
Princeton

Oct. 21 Kip Thorne

Gravitational Waves: A New Window onto the Universe
Caltech

Oct. 22 Yves Couder/P. Wiegmann 

Droplets walking on a liquid interface;a macroscopic type of wave-particle duality
Université Paris Diderot

Oct. 29

John Grunsfeld/R. Wald

On the fly: A Hubble Story
NASA/Johnson Space Center
Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 5

Craig Hogan

Holographic Noise in Michelson Interferometers: a Direct Experimental Probe of Unification at the Planck Scale
University of Chicago

Nov. 12 Carlos Bustamante/R. Wald

Grabbing the Cat by the Tail: Single molecule studies of a viral DNA packaging motor
UC-Berkeley

Nov. 19 Bill Atwood/F. Merritt

Fermi-LAT: The First Year
UCSC

Nov. 26  

Thanksgiving - No colloquium

Dec. 3 Anthony Leggett/K. Levin

Bell's theorem, entanglement, quantum teleportation and all that
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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2008 - 2009 School Year

Spring Quarter 2009    
Apr. 2 Wendy Zhang Memory as vibration in a disconnecting air bubble
University of Chicago
Apr. 9 L. Mahadevan Geometric mechanics: from the atomic to the tectonic
Harvard University
Apr. 16 Ben Kilminster

Massive search pushes Higgs particle into corner at Fermilab
Fermilab

Apr. 23 Tim Tait Unravelling the Nature of Dark Matter
Northwestern University and Argonne

Apr. 30

Cary B. Forest

Turbulent Liquid Metal Dynamo Experiments
University of Wisconsin - Madison

May 7

V. Ramanathan

Strategies for containing climate change below dangerous levels
University of California, San Diego

May 14 R. Sekhar Chivukula The Symmetries of QCD
Michigan State University
May 21 TBA  
May 28 Jack Cowan

Statistical Mechanics of Large-Scale Brain Activity
University of Chicago

June 4 Piergiorgio Picozza

Searching for Dark Matter with Cosmic Antiparticles: the PAMELA  Experiment
INFN and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Winter Quarter 2009    
Jan.  8 David Raizen

When the wiggling stops: round worm quiescence as a model for sleep
University of Pennsylvania

Jan. 15  

No colloquium today

Jan. 22 Edward Stone

Zachariasen Lecture

Voyager's Journey to Interstellar Space
Caltech

Jan. 29 Eric Weeks Colloidal crystals, liquids and glasses: Insights from microscopy
Emory University

Feb.  5

Wei-Shu Hou

CP violation for the heaven and the earth
National Taiwan University

Feb. 12

O. W. Greenberg

The discovery of color; a personal perspective
University of Maryland, College Park

Feb. 19 Debbie Jin Making Ultracold Polar Molecules
JILA, NIST/University of Colorado
Feb. 26 Hamish Robertson Neutrino Physics for the Masses
University of Washington, Seattle
Mar. 5 Blayne Heckel

Recent Results from a Search for the Permanent Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) of 199Hg 
University of Washington

Mar. 12 John Thomas Searching for perfect fluidity in an Atomic Fermi Gas
Duke University
Autumn Quarter 2008    
Oct. 2 Mark Raizen

Comprehensive Control of Atomic and Molecular Motion
University of Texas at Austin

Oct. 9 Ilya Gruzberg

Critical wave functions, conformal invariance, and theories for quantum Hall transitions.
University of Chicago

Oct. 16 Joseph Lykken Is it SUSY? - first steps after an LHC discovery
Fermi National Laboratory
Oct. 23 Rajendran Raja Nuclear Energy using Accelerator Driven Sub-Critical systems--The Thorium Option 
Fermi National Laboratory
Oct. 30 John Learned New Directions in Neutrino Research:
Mobile Detectors for Geology, Neutrino Mixing and Mass Hierarchy, Neutrino-astrophysics and Anti-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Nov. 6 J.C. Séamus Davis

How the Cooper Pairs vanish as the Mott Insulator state is approached in High-TSuperconductors
Cornell University

Nov. 13 Robin Santra High-intensity laser control of x-ray processes
Argonne National Laboratory
Nov. 20 Perry Wilson The 
Physics 
Underlying 
RF 
Breakdown
 in
 Accelerating 
Structures 
at 
High
 Gradients

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
Nov. 27  

Thanksgiving - No Colloquium

Dec. 4 Elena Aprile The Search for Dark Matter with the XENON Experiment    
Columbia University

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2007 - 2008 School Year

Spring Quarter 2008    
April 3 Burton Richter
Mark Oreglia

Energy in the 21st Century
Stanford Linear Accelerator

April 10 Elena Aprile
Juan Collar

CANCELLED

April 17 Steve Ritz
Scott Wakely
GLAST: Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope
Goddard Space Flight Center
April 24 Angela Belcher
Tom Witten
From Nature and Back Again...Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, and the Environment
MIT
May 1 Bill Phillips
Cheng Chin
Rotating atoms with light: a new twist on coherent deBroglie-wave optics
NIST
May 8 Joseph R. Dwyer
Scott Wakely
X-ray Emission from Thunderstorms and Lightning
Florida Institute of Technology
May 15 Roy Schwitters
Mark Oreglia

Imaging Large Objects with Cosmic Rays: Lessons Being Learned in the UT Maya Muon Project
University of Texas at Austin

May 22 Stanislas Leibler
Tom Witten
Fluctuations, Information, and Survival: Some Lessons learned from Bacteria
The Rockefeller University
May 29 Ian Foster
Tom Witten
Computation and Knowledge
University of Chicago
June 5 Tim Hallman
Mark Oreglia
Characterizing the new state of strongly interacting quark-gluon matter discovered at RHIC
Brookhaven National Lab
June 12 Kip Thorne
Bob Wald
The Warped Side of the Universe
California Institute of Technology
Winter Quarter 2008    
Jan. 10 Wim Leemans
Mark Oreglia

High energy particle accelerators that can fit on a (large) tabletop by using lasers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jan. 17 Phil Bucksbaum
Scott Wakely

Ultrafast Quantum Control
Stanford University

Jan. 24 Joseph Silk
Scott Wakely
Formation of the Galaxies: A Primer for Physicists
University of Oxford
Jan. 31 Arjun Yodh
Sidney Nagel
Functional Imaging and Spectroscopy With Diffuse Light
University of Pennsylvania
Feb. 7 Zheng-Tian Lu
Mark Oreglia
Simple Atom, Extreme Nucleus: Laser Trapping and Probing of Helium-8
Argonne and UChicago
Feb. 14 Abhay Ashtekar
Bob Wald

Quantum Nature of the Big Bang in Simple Models
Pennsylvania State University

Feb. 21 David J. Pine
Tom Witten
Random Organization: A Nonequilibrium Phase Transition in Periodically Sheared Suspensions
New York University
Feb. 28 Seth Putterman
Mark Oreglia
Energy Concentration Phenomena: From Sonoluminescence To Crystal Fusion

University of California at Los Angeles
Mar. 6 Margaret Gardel
Tom Witten
Mechanisms of Force Transmission in Metazoan Cells
University of Chicago
 
Autumn Quarter 2007
Sept. 27 Scott Wakely

Our Violent Universe: Gamma-ray Astrophysics with VERITAS
University of Chicago

Oct. 2 Serge Haroche

Counting photons without destroying them: an ideal measurement of light
College de France

Oct. 4 Juan Collar Something Old, Something New
University of Chicago
Oct. 11 Thomas Bogdan Space Weather
NOAA
Oct. 18 Olgica Bakajin Carbon Nanotube Nanofluidics
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Oct. 25 Thomas Halsey 

Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Carbon Capture and Storage
Exxon-Mobile

Nov. 1 Don Lamb New Insights into Type Ia Supernova Explosions from Large-Scale Simulations
University of Chicago
Nov. 8 Laurence Yaffe Strongly Coupled Plasmas and Gauge/String Duality

University of Washington
Nov. 22   Thanksgiving Day - No Colloquium
Nov. 29 Nod Lipson

Cognitive Robotics and other self-modeling physical systems
Cornell University

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2006 - 2007 School Year

Spring Quarter 2007

Date

Speaker
Institution

Title

Mar. 29

Marvin L. Cohen

Univ. of California, Berkeley

Zachariasen Lecture - "The World Year of Physics, Einstein, Nanoscience, and Superconductivity"

Apr. 5

Gabriella Sciolla
MIT

Beauty in the Mirror: Looking for New Physics in CP Violation

Apr. 12

Paul McEuen
Cornell

Nano carbon: from molecular transistors to atomic drumheads

Apr. 19

Eric Cornell
Univ. of Colorado

Set My Vortices Free: Observing the Kosterlitz-Thouless Crossover in an Optical Lattice

Apr. 26

Boris Shklovskii
Univ. of Minnesota

Entropy driven insulator-metal transition in ion channels and nanopores

May 3

Jean-Francois Joanny
Institut Curie

Active gels: toward a generic approach of cell mechanics

May 10

Eric Adelberger
Univ. of Washington

Recent Gravitational Experiments and their Implications for Particle Physics

May 17

Keith Schwab
Cornell

Quantum Electro-Mechanics

May 24

Steve Girvin
Yale

Circuit QED:What is the Electric Field of a Single Photon?

May 31

Janet Conrad
Columbia

Catch me if you can! Sterile Neutrinos and the MiniBooNE Experiment

June 7

John Hopfield
Princeton

The brain as a physical dynamical system

Winter Quarter 2007

Date

Speaker
Institution

Title

Jan. 11

Peter Lepage

Cornell University

The Fall and Rise of Lattice QCD: High-Precision Numerical QCD Confronts Experiment

Jan. 18

Werner Hoffman
Max-Planck Institute

The Galaxy in a New Light: High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy with H.E.S.S.

Jan. 25

Charles Falco
Univ. of Arizona

The Science of Optics; The History of Art

Feb. 1

Philippe Guyot-Sionnest
Univ. of Chicago

Nanophysics with colloidal materials

Feb. 8

Gabriela Gonzalez
LSU

Searching for Gravitational Waves: news from the front

Feb. 15

Dan Eisenstein
Univ. of Arizona

Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound

Feb. 22

David Saltzberg
UCLA

TBD

Mar. 1

Paul Horn
IBM

TBD

Mar. 8

Warren Washington
NCAR

Climate Modeling of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Mar. 15

TBD

TBD

Autumn Quarter 2006

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Sep. 28

Philippe Cluzel

University of Chicago

From Random Walks to Predictive Biology

Oct. 5

Wendy Zhang

University of Chicago

Memory in Topological Transitions on Liquid Interfaces

Oct. 12

Lisa Randall

Harvard University

Warped Geometry: Consequences and Signatures

Oct. 19

Dietrich Müller

University of Chicago

Surprises with Cosmic Rays

Oct. 26

Carl Wieman

University of Colorado

Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science

Nov 2

Peter Freund

University of Chicago

A Physicist's Narratives

Nov 9

Randy Hulet

Rice University

Fermion Pairing with Ultracold Atoms

Nov 16

Ed Witten

Princeton University

Many Faces of Duality

Nov 23

Thanksgiving

No Colloquium today

Nov. 30

Pier Oddone

Fermi Lab

TBD

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2005 - 2006 School Year

Spring Quarter 2006

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Mar. 30

Sav Sethi

University of Chicago

From the Beginning to the End of Time

Apr. 6

Stephan Meyer

University of Chicago

Three Year WMAP Results

Apr. 13

Moses Chan

Penn State

Can a solid be a superfluid?

Apr. 20

Matias Zaldiarriaga

Harvard-Smithsonian

Center for Astrophysics

TBD

Apr. 27

Subir Sachdev

Harvard

TBD

May 4

Christopher Monroe

Univ. of Michigan

TBD

May 11

Robert Wald

University of Chicago

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

May 18

Leo Kadanoff

University of Chicago

Making a Splash; Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Physical Systems

May 25

Leo Stodolsky

Max-Planck-Institut

Bursts from the early universe and seeing the very beginning

June 1

 

TBD

Winter Quarter 2006

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Jan. 5

George Gollin

UIUC

Hijacking Liberia and Other Acts of Piracy: Diploma Mills in a Networked World

Jan. 12

Daniel Fisher

Harvard Univ.

Is evolution understood? Quantitative questions from a statistical mechanic

Jan. 19

Frank Wilczek

MIT

Zachariasen Lecture "The Universe is a Strange Place"

Jan. 26

Stephan Meyer

Univ. of Chicago

TBA

Feb. 2

Peter Garnavich

Univ. of Notre Dame

Measuring Dark Energy with Supernovae

Feb. 9

 

TBA

Feb. 16

Jun Ye

TBA

Feb. 23

Benoit Mandelbrot

IBM, Yale

TBA

Mar. 2

Gordon Baym

UIUC

TBA

Mar. 9

 

TBA

Autumn Quarter 2005

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Sept. 29

Sidney Redner

Boston University

Statistical Physics of Citations

Oct. 6

Ilya Gruzberg

University of Chicago

Multifractals in condensed matter and field theory: new approaches and results

Oct. 13

Paolo Privitera

University of Rome

Exploring the cosmic rays energy frontier with the Auger Observatory

Oct. 20

Mark Wise

Caltech

Naturalness and the Laws of Nature

Oct. 27

Ramamurti Shankar

Yale University

Dots for dummies

Nov. 3

Lawrence Krauss

Case Western

Life, the Universe, and Nothing: The Future of Life in an Ever Expanding Universe..

Nov. 10

Douglas Stone

Yale University

Einstein's unknown insight and the problem of quantizing chaotic motion

Nov. 17

Vladan Vuletic

MIT

Single photons stored in many entangled atoms

Nov. 24

 

THANKSGIVING - No Colloquium

Dec. 1

Paul Langacker

Univ. of Pennsylvania/Fermilab

The Standard Theory and Beyond

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2004 - 2005 School Year

Spring Quarter 2005

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Mar. 31

Sean Carroll

University of Chicago

Why is the Universe Accelerating?

Apr. 7

 

Colloquium cancelled

Apr. 14

Neal Lane

Rice University

One perspective on American science - some trouble ahead!

Apr. 21

Robert Deck

University of Toledo

The Connection between Spin and Statistics in Quantum Mechanics

Apr. 28

Melanie Mitchell

Portland State University

The Effects of Spatial Distribution in Coevolutionary Learning

May 5

Peter Sarnak

Princeton

Zeta functions and random matrix theory

May 12

Kathy Levin

University of Chicago

The New Fermi Superfluids: From High Temperature Superconductors To Ultracold Atomic Gases

May 19

Arthur Miller

University College London

Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

May 26

Ron Walsworth

Harvard-Smithsonian 

Center for Astrophysics

Multidisciplinary Applications of State-Selected Atoms

June 2

Neal Weiner

New York University

Neutrino Mass and Dark Energy

June 9

Carlos Bustamante

Univ. of California, 

Berkeley

Single Molecule Observation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA Helicase at Work

Winter Quarter 2005

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Jan. 6

Scott Hughes

MIT

Gravitational waves: A tool for studying black hole physics

Jan. 13

Eugene Beier

University of Pennsylvania

The Revolution in Neutrino Physics

Jan. 20

Samir Mathur

Ohio State

What is inside a black hole?

Jan. 27

Charles Marcus

Harvard

Quantum Circuits

Feb. 3

Ed Blucher

University of Chicago

Searching for Clues to the Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with Kaons and Neutrinos

Feb. 10

Robert Geroch

University of Chicago

Faster than light?

Feb. 17

George Crabtree

Argonne

TBD

Feb. 24

Maria Spiropulu

CERN

Physics at 14 TeV

Mar. 3

Cheng Chin

University of Chicago

Convert a Bose-Einstein condensate into a Cooper-paired degenerate Fermi gas

Mar. 10

Gordon Cates

University of Virginia

TBD

Autumn Quarter 2004

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Oct. 7

Juan Collar

University of Chicago

COUPP, the Chicago Observatory for Underground Particle Physics (and other groping in the dark)

Oct. 14

Igor Novikov

Nordita

Problems of the Internal Structure of Black Holes

Oct. 21

Gabrielle Lyon

University of Chicago, 

Project Exploration

tba

Oct. 28

Seth Grae

Thorium Power

A forward-looking perspective on nuclear non-proliferation policy and how it will affect basic and applied science

Nov. 4

Savas Dimopoulos

Stanford

tba

Nov. 11

Norman Birge

Michigan State University

tba

Nov. 18

Deborah Jin

University of Colorado

tba

Nov. 25

 

No colloquium today, Thanksgiving holiday

Dec. 2

Jonathan Feng

University of Calif., 

Irvine

Dark Matters

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2003 - 2004 School Year

Spring Quarter 2004

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Apr. 1

Thomas A. Prince

Caltech

Astronomy and Physics with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)

Apr. 8

Michael Turner

University of Chicago, NSF

A Cosmologist Goes to Washington: Report from the Front Lines

Apr. 15

Roger Angel

University of Arizona

Seeing and analyzing extra-solar planets: a new challenge for astronomical telescopes

Apr. 22

Ian Shipsey

Purdue University

Bringing Hearing to the Deaf - Cochlear Implants: a Technical and Personal Account

Apr. 29

Thomas Humphrey

Exploratorium

TBD

May 6

Alexei Abrikosov

Bell Laboratories

Argonne Nat. Lab.

Superconductivity:history and modern state

May 13

Jerry Gollub

Haverford College

TBD

May 20

Peter Galison

Harvard University

Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps

May 27

TBD

 

 

 

 

Winter Quarter 2004

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Jan. 8

Alexei Abrikosov

Bell Laboratories

Argonne National Lab

Superconductivity:history and modern state

Jan. 15

Jim Eisenstein

Caltech

Quantum Hall Effect Meets Bose Condensation: Long Sought Superfluid Found?

Jan. 22

Robert Kirshner

Harvard University

The ESSENCE of the Universe: what is the dark energy?

Jan. 29

Stephen I. Schwartz

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Nuclear Weapons: Not Just for Deterrence Anymore?

Feb. 5

Randy Hulet

Rice University

Conversion of an Atomic Fermi Gas to a Molecular Bose Gas

Feb. 12

Sajeev John

University of Toronto

Photonic Band Gap Materials: Semiconductors of Light

Feb. 19

David DeMille

Yale University

Fundamental physics with diatomic molecules: from CP violation to quantum computation

Feb. 26

James Cronin

University of Chicago

Zachariasen Lecture "Fermi Remembered"

Mar. 4

Wayne Hu

University of Chicago

TBD

Mar. 11

 

 

Autumn Quarter 2003

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

Oct. 2

Eric Isaacs

Bell Laboratories

Lucent Technologies

X-ray Nano-Vision of Solids

Oct. 9

Savdeep Sethi

University of Chicago

Time and String Theory

Oct. 16

Eugene Parker

University of Chicago

Spontaneous Discontinuities in Magnetic Fields

Oct. 23

Brad Marston

Brown University

The Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming

Oct. 30

Mark Newman

University of Michigan

Epidemics, Erdos numbers, and the Internet: The structure and function of networks

Nov. 6

Francis Halzen

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

High Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Results from the South Pole

Nov. 13

Hermann Grunder

Argonne National Laboratory

What Can and Should Nuclear Energy Contribute to the Energy Mix

Nov. 20

Uzi Landman

Georgia Institute of Technology

SMALL IS DIFFERENT 

Emergent phenomena in the nonscalable regime

Nov. 27

No colloquium today

Happy Thanksgiving

Dec. 4

Eric Siggia

Rockefeller University

The genome as parts list and assembly manual

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2002 - 2003 School Year

Spring Quarter 2003

Apr. 3

Matthew Fisher

UC Santa Barbara

Cuprates Amiss: Subtle simplicity or a matted mess?

Apr. 10

Arnold Levine

IAS/Rockefeller

The Human Genome Project

Apr. 17

Aron Pinczuk

Columbia University

Illuminating Electron Liquids in Quantum Structures

Apr. 24

David Weinberger

 

May 1

Raymond Chiao

UC Berkeley

Photon tunneling times and superluminality

May 8

David Awschalom

UC Santa Barbara

Manipulating Quantum Information with Semiconductor Spintronics

May 15

William A. Zajc

Columbia University

 

May 22

Raman Sundrum

 

May 29

Frank Wilczek

MIT

 

Jun. 5

Roger Hildebrand

University of Chicago

 

Winter Quarter 2003

Jan. 9

Chris Quigg

Fermi Lab

The Futures of Particle Physics

Jan. 16

Valery Nesvizhevsky

Institute Laue-Langevin

Grenoble, France

Quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field and interaction of neutrons with nanoparticles

Jan. 23

Herman Verlinde

Princeton University

Holography and Gravitational Collapse

Jan. 30

Leonid Glazman

University of Minnesota

Kondo Effect in Quantum Dots

Feb. 6

Steve Simon

Lucent Technologies

The Unexpected Physics in Modern Wireless Communication: Replicas, Diffusions, and Supersymmetry for fun and profit.

Feb. 13

Harry L. Swinney

Univ. of Texas at Austin

Patterns and shock waves in rapid granular flows

Feb. 20

Carlos Wagner

Argonne National Lab.

Supersymmetry, the Baryon Asymmetry and the Origin of Mass

Feb. 27

Zheng-Tien Lu

Argonne National Lab.

Catching Rare Atoms with Light

Mar. 6

Hitoshi Murayama

UC Berkeley

TBD

Mar 13

William Bialek

Princeton University

TBD

Autumn Quarter 2002

Oct. 3

John Carlstrom

University of Chicago

Detection of Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization with DASI

Oct. 10

Ali Yazdani

UIUC

Fine-Tuning Electronic States in Carbon Nanotubes

Oct. 17

Juan Collar

University of Chicago

 

Oct. 24

Daniel Tsui

Princeton University

Zachariasen Lecture

Oct. 31

Alan Watson

University of Leeds, CFCS

The Highest Energy Particles in Nature

Nov. 7

Valery Nesvizhesky

 

Nov. 14

Horst Stormer

Columbia University

 

Nov. 21

Ilya Gruzberg

University of Chicago

 

Nov. 29

 

No colloquium today

Dec. 5

Robert Austin

Princeton University

 

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2001 - 2002 School Year

Spring Quarter 2002

Mar. 28

Eric J. Heller

Harvard University

Making Waves: Quantum Billiards to Concert Halls

Apr. 4

John Beacom

Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Fermilab

Supernova Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Apr. 11

Norval Fortson

University of Washington

T-violation and a new search for a permanent electric dipole moment of the Hg atom

Apr. 18

Nat Fisch

Princeton University

Uses of High Power Electromagnetic Waves in Plasma

Apr. 25

Eric Adelberger

University of Washington

Sub-millimeter Tests of the Gravitational Inverse Square Law

May 2

Janna Levin

DAMTP, Cambridge

Chaos, black holes and gravitational waves

May 9

Maria Spiropulu

University of Chicago

There is something about SUSY

May 16

Thomas F. Rosenbaum

University of Chicago

Tunable Tunneling in Spin Solids, Liquids and Glasses

May 23

TBD

 

May 30

Peter Freund

University of Chicago

 

Winter Quarter 2002

Jan. 3

 

No colloquium today

Jan. 10

Anthony J. Leggett

University of Illinois

at Urbana-Champaign

Introduction to High-energy Low-temperature Physics

Jan. 17

John Marko

University of Illinois

at Chicago

Direct Micromechanical Study of Single Biomolecules:

Molecular Biology Meets Soft Condensed Matter Physics

Jan. 24

Michael Turner

University of Chicago

 

Jan. 31

 

 

Feb. 7

Dava Sobel

Author of Longitude

and Galileo's Daughter

 

Feb. 14

 

 

Feb. 21

Jayanth R. Banavar

Pennsylvania State Univ.

 

Feb. 28

David Kestenbaum

National Public Radio

 

Mar. 7

Philippe Cluzel

University of Chicago

 

Autumn Quarter 2001

Oct. 4

Nergis Mavalvala

California Institute of Technology

Gravitational Wave Detection with Interferometers:

Present to Future

Oct. 11

David G. Grier

University of Chicago

The Guiding Light:

Kinetics, Dynamics and Controlled Motion 

in Holographic Optical Tweezer Arrays

Oct. 18

Michael E. Peskin

Stanford Linear

Accelerator Center

A Decade of Precision Electroweak Measurements

Oct. 25

Yoichiro Nambu

University of Chicago

The Formative Years of Particle Physics

2001 Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 1

Jack Cowan

University of Chicago

Towards a Mathematically Tractable Model

of the Action of the Visual Cortex

Nov. 8

Gregory R. Snow

Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln

The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project:

A Statewide Outreach and Education Experiment in Nebraska

Nov. 15

Leon Balents

Univ. of Calif./Santa Barbara

Splitting the Electron

Nov. 22

Thanksgiving

No colloquium today

FRIDAY

Nov. 30

R.G. Hamish Robertson

University of Washington

SNO Flies: The Solar Neutrino Problem Resolved

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2000 - 2001 School Year

Spring Quarter 2001

Mar. 29

Martin Klein

Yale University

100 Years Post Planck

Apr. 5

Donald G. York

University of Chicago

Continuing Results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey:

The Farthest, the Coolest, and the Darkest

Apr. 12

Gerald Gabrielse

Harvard University

First Positron Cooling of Antiprotons:

Getting Closer to Cold Antihydrogen

Apr. 19

Laura H. Greene

University of Illinois/

Urbana-Champaign

Detecting Broken Symmetries in High-Temperature Superconductors

Apr. 26

William Cochran

University of Texas 

at Austin

Making Sense of Extra-Solar Planets

May 3

Steven Chu

Stanford University

What can Biology do for Physics?

N.B. Special Time: 2:30 p.m. (tea at 2:00 in KPTC 206)

May 10

Hamish Robertson

University of Washington

Solar Neutrinos Meet 1000 Tonnes of Heavy Water: 

Report from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

May 17

James W. Cronin

University of Chicago

Some Vignettes from the History of Cosmic Rays

May 24

Patricia R. Burchat

Stanford University

Recent Results on CP Violation in B Decays from BABAR

May 31

Marc Kamionkowski

California Institute

of Technology

The First 10-38 Seconds

N.B. Fri., 6/1, EFI Mini-symposium, "Polarization of the CMBR"

Winter Quarter 2001

Jan. 4

Paul Chaikin

Princeton University

Trillions of Quantum Dots, Fingerprints, Nanolithography with Diblock Copolymers, and the Formation of Striped Patterns

Jan. 11

Steven M. Kahn

Columbia University

First Results from the Reflection Grating Spectrometer 

on the XMM-Newton Observatory

Jan. 18

Suzanne Staggs

Princeton University

A Limit on the Polarized Anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background at Subdegree Angular Scales

Jan. 25

Janet Conrad

Columbia University

The Front Page Nu's

Feb. 1

Theodore Postol

Massachusetts Institute 

of Technology

Scientific Fraud in the National Missile Defense Program

Feb. 8

Mark Oreglia

University of Chicago

Have We Caught a Glimpse of the Higgs Boson?

(Comments by a Cautious Participant)

Feb. 15

Sean Carroll

University of Chicago

What do we (really) know about the expansion of the universe?

Feb. 22

David DiVincenzo

IBM T. J. Watson 

Research Center

Alternatives for Solid State Quantum Computing

Mar. 1

W. E. Moerner

Stanford University

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy,

from Quantum Optics to Molecular Motors

Mar. 8

Richard Gaitskell

University College London

Whither WIMPs:

A Review of CDMS, and Other Experiments, 

Looking for 30% of the Missing Mass of the Universe

Autumn Quarter 2000

Sept. 28

James Buckley

Washington University

TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy:

The Most Violent Places in the Universe

Oct. 5

Woowon Kang

University of Chicago

Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism

in a Two-Dimensional Electron System

Oct. 12

Savdeep Sethi

University of Chicago

Strings and Related Things

Oct. 19

Roger Penrose

Oxford University

The Problem of Space-Time Singularities

Oct. 26

Albrecht Wagner

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

(DESY)

TESLA:

e+e- Collider and X-ray Free Electron Laser

Scientific Potential and Technological Challenge

Nov. 3

John Bahcall

IAS/Princeton University

Solar Neutrinos: Where we are, Where we are going

joint Physics/Astronomy colloquium

Nov. 9

Lisa Randall

Massachusetts Institute 

of Technology

New Dimensions to Einstein's Gravity

Nov. 16

Alvin Weinberg

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Zachariasen Lecture

Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future?

Nov. 23

Thanksgiving

no colloquium today

Nov. 30

Nigel Goldenfeld

University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign

My Manhattan Project:

A Physicist's Adventures on Wall Street

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1999 - 2000 School Year

Spring Quarter 2000

Mar. 30

Jacob Klein

Weizmann Institute

Entropic Forces: From Colloids to Biolubrication

Apr. 6

Sunil Sinha

Argonne National Laboratory APS

Watching Competing Fluctuations in Novel Magnetic Systems

Apr. 13

Sidney Nagel

University of Chicago

Breaking Away, Selective Withdrawal and Islets in the Stream:

Encapsulation with Threads of Fluid

Apr. 20

Robert Rosner

University of Chicago

Turbulent Mixing in Astrophysical Flashes

Apr. 27

Andrew Lange

California Institute of Technology

Imaging the Early Universe:

Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background

May 4

Aris Floratos

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Combinatorial Pattern Discovery in Biological Data

May 18

Wolfgang Ketterle

Massachusetts Institute 

of Technology

Bose-Einstein Condensation:

Quantum Mechanics at Zero Temperature

May 25

Raymond Pierrehumbert

University of Chicago

The Physics of Global Warming

June 1

Kurt Gottfried

Cornell University;

Union of Concerned Scientists

US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Is the Cold War Over?

Winter Quarter 2000

Jan. 6

Lourdes Monteagudo

Teachers Academy for 

Mathematics & Science

The Challenges of Teaching Math and Science 

in an Urban Environment

Jan. 13

Robert B. Griffiths

Carnegie-Mellon University

Quantum Mechanics and Measurements

Jan. 20

Michael Witherell

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics

Jan. 27

Harvey Tananbaum

Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory

First Scientific Results from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

joint Physics/Astronomy & Astrophysics colloquium

Feb. 3

Joseph Lykken

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

The Search for Extra Dimensions

Feb. 10

Stuart Freedman

University of California/Berkeley

Solving the Solar Neutrino Puzzle in the Laboratory: 

Experiments with KamLAND

Feb. 17

Matthew Choptuik

University of British Columbia

Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse

Feb. 24

Steven Vogel

Duke University

Feather Shafts and Daffodil Stems:

Twisting in the Wind without Getting Bent out of Shape

Mar. 2

John Simpson

University of Chicago

The Cosmic Radiation: Past, Present, and Future

Mar. 9

Maurice Goldhaber

Brookhaven National Laboratory

A Student at the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1930s

Autumn Quarter 1999

Sept. 30

Juan Maldacena

Harvard University

The Large N Limit of Gauge Theories

Oct. 7

Martin Gutzwiller

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Can You See Classical Chaos in Quantum Mechanics?

Oct. 14

Edward Blucher

University of Chicago

Investigating the Difference Between Matter and Antimatter

Oct. 21

Christopher Lobb

Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Josephson-Junction Arrays as Coherent Sources:

A Superconducting Laser?

Oct. 28

Lincoln Wolfenstein

Carnegie Mellon University

1999 Zachariasen Lecture

Fermi's Little Neutron, the Neutrino, 65 Years Later

Nov. 4

Neal Koblitz

University of Washington

From Fermat's Last Theorem to Cryptography

Nov. 11

Joshua Frieman

Fermi Nat'l Accelerator Laboratory

Early Science Results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Nov. 18

Corbin Covault

University of Chicago

Tracking the Elusive Blazar

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving

no colloquium today

Dec. 2

Savas Dimopoulos

Stanford University

Sub-millimeter Size Dimensions and Quantum Gravity at a TeV

 

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1998 - 1999 School Year

Spring Quarter 1999

Apr. 1
Yau Wah
University of Chicago
Symmetry and Conservation Laws:
New Results from Kaon and Pion Decays

Apr. 8
Thomas J. Greytak
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic Hydrogen

Apr. 15
Donald Saari
Northwestern University
Math of Different Dimensional Spaces

Apr. 22
Michael Marder
University of Texas/Austin
How Things Break

Apr. 29
David Griffiths
Reed College
The Power of Instruction: Teaching and Writing about Physics

May 6
Gordon A. Thomas
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
The Physics Behind an Optical Communications Breakthrough

May 13
J. Craig Wheeler
University of Texas
Asymmetric Supernovae, Magnetars, and Gamma-Ray Bursts

May 20
Steven Kivelson
University of California/Los Angeles
Relieving the Frustration:
High Tc superconductivity in Doped Antiferromagnets

May 27
Norbert F. Scherer
University of Chicago
The Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and
a Tale of Biology Impacting Chemical Physics

June 3
Roland Winston
University of Chicago
The Fluid Mechanics of Light

Winter Quarter 1999

Jan. 7
Michael Paesler
North Carolina State University
Near Field Microscopy

Jan. 14
Narkis E. Shatz
Science Applications lnt'l Corp.
Advances in Global Optimization with Application to the Physical Sciences

Jan. 21
H. Jeff Kimble
California Inst. of Technology
Quantum Information Science: The Promise, the Problems, and the Plumbing

Jan. 28
Kwang-Je Kim
Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago
From Synchrotron Radiation to Free Electron Lasers:
Current and Future Light Sources

Feb. 4
Thomas E. Henkel
Wagner College
Cooling with the Sun: Solar-Powered Thermal Air Conditioning

Feb. 11
Rainer Weiss
Mass. Inst. of Technology
An Update on LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory

Feb. 18
Thomas A. Witten
The University of Chicago
Crumpling: How Smooth Space Makes Sharp Structures

Feb. 25
Allan Kaufman
Univ. of California/Berkeley
Ray Phase-Space Methods for Wave Conversion Processes
in Plasma Physics and Oceanography

Mar. 4
Robert Littlejohn
Univ. of California/Berkeley
Falling Cats, Phases, and the N-Body Problem

Mar. 11
Emil Wolf
University of Rochester
The Development of Optical Coherence Theory

Autumn Quarter 1998

Oct. 8
Heinrich Jaeger
University of Chicago
Mesoscopic Self-Assembly with Polymers

Oct. 15
Harvey Moseley
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Submillimeter Probe of the Evolution of Cosmic Structure (SPECS)

Oct. 22 Jerome Friedman
Mass. Institute of Technology
New Horizons in Particle Physics
Zachariasen Lecture

Oct. 29
Type Ia Supernovae Conference Sessions
Alexei Filippenko, Univ of California/Berkeley
Cosmology with Type Ia Supemovae by the High-z Supenova Search Team
Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Measurements of Omega and Lambda from 42 High-Redshift Supenovae:
Is the Universe Really Accelerating?

Nov. 5
Paul Chaikin
Princeton University
Hard Spheres in Space

Nov. 12
Robert Sachs
University of Chicago
Gibbs, Von Neumann, and the "QCD Vaccuum"

Nov. 19
Evan Evans
Univ of British Columbia
Using Dynamic Force Spectroscopy to Explore Energy Landscapes
of Biomolecular Bonds and Structural Cohesion

Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 3
Roger Hildebrand
University of Chicago
The Polarization Spectrum: Magnetic Fields and Embedded Stars

Dec. 10
Lawrence R. Sulak
Boston University
Discovery of Neutrino Oscillations...
First Indication of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

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1997 - 1998 School Year

Spring Quarter 1998

Apr. 2
R. Stephen Berry
University of Chicago
Topographies and Dynamics in Many Dimensions: Clusters and Protein Models

Apr. 9
Paul C. Sereno
University of Chicago
Bones, Ashes, and Island Continents: A Global Look at Dinosaur Evolution

Apr. 16
Valentine L. Telegdi
University of California/San Diego
Leo Szilard as an Inventor: Accelerators and More

Apr. 23
Cumrun Vafa
Harvard University
Strings, Geometry and Physics

Apr. 30
Edward Farhi
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Computational Speedup from Quantum Mechanics

May 7
Paul Steinhardt
University of Pennsylvania
Penrose Tiling and Quasicrystals Revisited

May 14
Kevin Corlette
University of Chicago
Harmonic Maps between Surfaces

May 21
Peter Galison
Harvard University
Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics

May 28
Astronomy & Astrophysics Bishop Lecture
Scott Tremaine
Princeton University
The Case for Massive Black Holes in the Centers of Nearby Galaxies

June 4
Michael A. Weiss
University of Chicago
The Polymer Physics of DNA: Beyond the Flexible Worm

June 11
George Zweig
Los Alamos Nat'l Laboratory
Listening to the Ear

Winter Quarter 1998

Jan. 5
Steven M. Block
Princeton University
Using Optical Tweezers to Study Biological Motors

Jan. 15
Emil J. Martinec
University of Chicago
Gravitons, Membranes, Black Holes, and Matrix Mechanics

Jan. 22
Patrick A. Lee
Mass Inst. of Technology
High Tc Superconductors:
Unconventional Normal State & Newly Conventional Superconducting State

Jan. 29
Alan T. Dorsey
University of Florida
From Dendrites to Labyrinths:
The Morphology of Magnetic Flux Patterns in Superconductors

Feb. 5
James W. Dufty
University of Florida
Statistical Mechanics, Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics of Uniform Shear Flow

Feb. 6
Steven Chu
Stanford University
Experiments with Single Biomolecules

Feb. 12
Robert M. Wald
University of Chicago
Black Holes, Thermodynamics, and the Information "Paradox"

Feb. 19
Charles Marcus
Stanford University
Small Electronics and Quantum Chaos

Feb. 26
Alexander L. Fetter
Stanford University
Physics of Dilute Bose-Einstein Trapped Condensates

Mar. 5
Stephen L. Sass
Cornell University .
The Substance of Civilization: Materials Through the Ages

Mar. 12
Yuhai Tu
IBM Watson Research Center
Dynamics of Flocking: How Birds Fly Together

Autumn Quarter 1997

Oct. 2
René Ong
University of Chicago
Exploring a New Window in Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Oct. 9
Woowon Kang
University of Chicago
Probing the Unknowns of Sonoluminescence with Magnetic Fields

Oct. 16
David Grier
University of Chicago
Microscopic Origins of Macroscopic Phenomena in Model Condensed Matter Systems

Oct. 23
Elizabeth Simmons
Boston University
Why is This Quark Different from All Other Quarks?

Oct. 30
John N. Bahcall
Inst for Advanced Studies
What Have We Learned about Solar Neutrinos?

Nov. 6
Elizabeth Praton
Franklin & Marshall College
At the Center of the Bull's-Eye: A Curious Illusion in Galaxy Maps

Nov. 13
Marvin L. Goldberger
Univ of Califomia/San Diego
The Chicago Atom Bomb Project and Its Legacy
Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 20
William Purcell
Ball Aerospace Corp.
Galactic Positron Production and Annihilation Processes

Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Holiday
no colloquium

Dec. 4
Jonathan Widom
Northwestern University
Biophysical Studies of Chromosomes:
Structure and Function of DNA, from Angstroms to Meters

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1996 - 1997 School Year

Spring Quarter 1997

Apr. 3
Mark Oreglia
University of Chicago
A Guide to Electron-Positron Annihilation Physics:
The Past, Present, and Future at LEP

Apr. 10
Charles Steidel
California Institute of Technology
The Epoch of Galaxy Formation: Found?

Apr. 17
Alan Dressler
Carnegie Observatories
Galaxy Evolution:
Clues from the Hubble Space Telescope about the Role of Environment

Apr. 24
David R. Nelson
Harvard University
Localization and Population Biology

May 1
No colloquium today, deferring to U of C Ryerson Lecture
Eugene N. Parker
Probing Space Through Measurements and Meditations on Your Porch

May 8
Fred C. Adams
University of Michigan
A Dying Universe: The Long Term Fate and Evolution of Astrophysical Objects

May 15
Albert Libchaber
Rockefeller University
Playing with DNA: Information Retrieval and Computation

May 22
John Carlstrom
University of Chicago
Imaging the Sunyaev Zel'dovich Effect: Measuring the Age of the Universe

May 29
David Black
NASA Lunar Planetary Inst
The Search for Habitable Planets in Other Planetary Systems

June 5
Sidney Coleman
Harvard University
Quantum Mechanics in Your Face

June 12
Carl Wieman
Univ of Colorado at Boulder
Parity Violation in Atomic Cesium:
Atomic, Particle, and Nuclear Physics on the Same Table

Winter Quarter 1997

Jan. 9
Paul Mackenzie
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Progress in Lattice QCD

Jan. 16
Brian Greene
Cornell University
Strings, Black Holes, and the Structure of Spacetime

Jan. 23
Gerald Gabrielse
Harvard University
CPT Tests with Antiprotons and Antihydrogen

Jan. 30
James Shapiro
University of Chicago
Bacterial Pattem Formation: Does It Hold Lessons for Physics?

Feb. 6
Donald Schneider
Pennsylvania State Univ
Scanning for Violence at the Edge of the Universe

Feb. 13
David Goodstein
Calif Inst of Technology
The Big Crunch: The End of Expansion in Science

Feb. 20
Sidney Nagel
University of Chicago
Granular Liquids, Gases and Solids: What is Sand Anyway?

Feb. 27
Kenneth Lane
Boston University
TECHNICOLOR or How We Learned to Replace Ugly Higgs Bosons
with Beautiful New Strong Forces at High Energies

Mar. 6
Richard Garwin
IBM Watson Research Center
Adventures of a Physicist in National Security Technology and Policy
Zachariasen Lecture

Mar. 7
Steven Chu
Stanford University
Ultra-high Precision Atom Interferometry

Mar. 13
Henry Frisch
University of Chicago
The Top Quark and Beyond

Autumn Quarter 1996

Oct. 3
Peter Saulson
Syracuse University
Prospects for Gravitational Wave Detection at LIGO '

Oct. l0
Andrew Strominger
University of California/Santa Barbara
String Theory and Black Holes

Oct. 17
Corbin Covault
University of Chicago
Gamma-Ray Astronomy with Solar Towers: Cracking men the Window

Oct. 24
David Kutasov
University of chicago
New Phenomena in Strongly Coupled Field and String Theories

Oct. 31
Special colloquium in honor of John Simpson
Eugene Parker, Heinrich Vök, Edward Stone, Roald Sagdeev, Juan Roederer, Reimar Lüst

Nov. 7
Stephan Meyer
University of Chicago
Precision Mapping of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) Anisotropy

Nov. 14
Chryssa Kouveliotou
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Gamma-Ray Bursts: A Three-Decade Mystery

Nov. 21
Kenneth Wilson
Ohio State University
Building a 2 lst Century Research University

Nov. 28
Thanksgiving

Dec. 5
Gregory Boebinger
AT&T BellLabs
Correlated Electrons in a Million Gauss

Dec. 12
Abhay Ashtekar
Penn State University
Quantum Theory of Geometry

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1995 - 1996 School Year

Spring Quarter 1996

March 28
Roger Penrose, FRS
University of Oxford
Twistors and General Relativity: Some New Developments

Apri1 4
James P. Wolfe
University of Illinois
Seeing Sound in Solids

April 11
Alain Connes
Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette
Gravity Coupled with Matter and the Spectral Action Principle

April 18
James W. Cronin
University of Chicago
The Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatories

April 25
Susan N. Coppersmith
University of Chicago
Force Fluctuations in Granular Materials

May 2
Robert P. Geroch
University of Chicago
Whither Path Integrals?

May 9
Marc Kastner
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phase Transitions in a Droplet of 30 Electrons

May 16
Jabez McClelland
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nanofabrication Using Atom Optics

May 23
John Clarke
University of California/Berkeley
High-Tc SQUIDS: An Emerging Technology

May 30
Anthony J. Tyson
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Weighing the Universe with Weak Lensing

June 6
David T. Wilkinson
Princeton University
Even Closer Looks at the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

 

Winter Quarter 1996

Jan. 4
No colloquium
Happy new year!

Jan. 11
Michael Brenner
Mass. Inst. of Technology
Bouncing Through Minefields: A Bubble's Route to Sonoluminescence

Jan. 18
A. Polyakov
Princeton University
Turbulence and Quantum Field Theory

Jan. 25
Woowon Kang
University of Chicago
What is a Composite Fermion, Anyway?

Feb. 1
Jeffrey Harvey
University of Chicago
Duality in Field, Sting and Brane

Feb. 8
David Schramm
University of Chicago
Shadows of Creation: The Dark Matter of the Universe

Feb. 15
Gabriel Aeppli
NEC Research Institute
From Insulator to Superconductor with Hot and Cold Neutrons

Feb. 22
Robert Laughlin
Stanford University
Numerical Evidence for Strong Interaction Physics in Quantum Antiferromagnets

Feb. 29
AkiraTonomura
Hitachi, Ltd. Advanced Research Lab
Electron Holography

Mar. 7
Boris Altshuler
NEC/MIT
From Anderson Localization to Quantum chaos

Autumn Quarter 1995

Oct. 5
Robert Eisenstein
National Science Foundation
The Times, They Are a-Changin'

Oct. 12
Carl Wieman
University of Colorado
Bose-Einstein Condensation in an Ultracold Gas

Oct. 19
Research Institutes' 50th Anniversary Symposium
A two-day program, Oct. 19-20, at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology: Past Experience and Prospects for the 21st Century

Oct. 26
Robert L. Jaffe
Mass. Institute of Technology/Harvard University
Quantum Mechanics in Twisting Tubes

Nov. 2
Christopher Hill
Fermi Nat'l Accelerator Lab
The Top Quark and the Origin of Mass

Nov. 9
T-D- Lee
Columbia University
Symmetry and Asymmetry
Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 16
Norval Fortson
University of Washington
Using Atoms to Probe the Particle Physics Frontier

Nov. 23
Thanksgiving

Nov. 30
David B. Malament
University of Chicago
An Old Question about Newtonian Gravitation Theory

Dec. 7
Hellmut Fritzsche
University of Chicago
Puzzling Interactions of Light with Matter

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1994 - 1995 School Year

Spring Quarter 1995

Mar. 30
Michael Zeller
Yale University Studying Decays of the Other K Meson

Apr. 6
Alexei Abrikosov
Argonne National Laboratory
Quantum Phenomena in Conductivity and Mesoscopics

Apr. 13
Walter F. Henning
Argonne National Laboratory
Nuclei Far from Stability: Physics Opportunities with Radioactive Beams

Apr. 20
Leonard Mandel
University of Rochester
Quantum and Non-local Effects in Optical Interference

Apr. 27
Nathan Seiberg
Rutgers University
Exact Results in Four Dimensional Field Theory

May 4
Sidney Drell
Stanford University
Technical Issues of a Test Ban

May 11
Owen Gingerich
Harvard -Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Circles of the Gods: Copemicus, Kepler, and the Ellipse

May 18
Robert Kirshner
Harvard University
Taking the Measure of the Universe

May 25
William Beckman
University of Wisconsin
Impact on a Utility, Utility Customers, and the Environment of an Ensemble of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

June 1
Eugene Parker
University of Chicago
Spontaneous Discontinuities in Magnetic Fields. The Optical Analogy and Stellar X-ray Emissions

Winter Quarter 1995

Jan. 5
Carlos Bustamante
University of Oregon
Measurement of Elastic Response of Single DNA Molecules Using Magnetic Beads

Jan. 12
Charles K. Rhodes
University of Illinois at Chicago
"Since We Must Be Strong, We Must Also Be One": Coherence Decree for X-ray Amplification

Jan, 19
Michael Turner
University of Chicago
Toward a Grander Big Bang Model

Jan. 26
Leonid Levitov
Mass. Institute of Technology
Plants, Packing, and Number Theory

Feb. 2
Earl Peterson
University of minnesota
Do Neutrinos Oscillate?

Feb. 9
Gene F. Mazenko
University of Chicago
Science in the National Interest: Directions for US Science Policy

Feb, 16
C. Robert O'Dell
Rice University
The First Year of the Repaired Hubble Space Telescope

Feb. 23
David DiVencenzo
IBM/Yorktown Heights
Quantum Computing Using Spins

Mar.2
John Kirtley
IBM Yorktown Heights
Half-integer Flux Quanta and the Symmetry of the High-T c Superconducting Order Parameter

Mar. 9
Boris Shklovskii
University of Minnesota
How Perfect is he Quantum Hall Effect?

Autumn Quarter 1994

Oct. 6
S. Chandrasekhar
University of Chicago
The Series Paintings of Claude Monet and the Landscape of General Relativity

OCT 13
Robert Janssens
Argonne Nat'l Laboratory
Superdeformation and New Nuclear Symmetries

Oct. 20
Elias Snitzer
Rutgers University
Fiber optics

Oct. 27
Marshall Rosenbluth
Univ, of Calif./San Diego
Physics Issues for Fusion Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 3
Eric Mazur
Harvard University
Understanding or memorization: Are we Teaching the Right Thing?

Nov. 10
James Hartle
Univ. of Calif./Sta. Barbara
Quantum Mechanics in the Light of Quantum Cosmology

Nov. 17
Aron Pinczuk
AT&T; Bell Laboratories
Roton Excitations in Quantum Hall Systems

Nov. 24
Thanksgiving

Dec. 1
Hugh Wilson
University of Chicago
Non-linear Dynamics and Human Retinal Function

Dec. 8
Robert Sachs
University of Chicago
Schroedinger's Cat Revisited: Relation between Theory and Experiment in Physics

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1993 - 1994 School Year

Spring Quarter 1994

Mar. 31
Dale Meade
Princeton University
Deuterium-Tritium Fusion Experiments in Princeton

Apr.7
Lincoln Wolfenstein
Carnegie Mellon University
Lepton-Hadron Symmetry and Neutrino Mass

Apr. 14
Carl Fichtel
NASA Goddard Space Center
High Energy Gamma Ray Astrophysics: Results from the Compton Observatory

Apr. 21
Konrad Mauersberger
University of Minnesota Another Ozone Problem?

Apr. 28
Brian Schwartz
APS/Brooklyn College
Life After the Ph.D.

May 5
Melvyn Shochet
University of Chicago
A view from the Top

May 12
Malcolm Beasley
Stanford University
Experimental Tests of the Symmetry of the Pair Wave Function in High-Temperature Superconductors

May 19
David Grier
University of Chicago
Interactions, Microsttucture, and Dyuarnics in Colloidal Phase Transitions

May 26
Christopher Stubbs
University of California/Sauta Barbara
Searching for Baryonic Dark Matter: A Report from the MACHO Collaboration

June 2
Pierre Sokolsky
University of Utah
Joules from the Sky: Fly's Eye Results on Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays

Winter Quarter 1994

Jan. 6
George Crabtree
Argonne National Laboratory
Vortex Melting Phenomena in Superconductors

Jan. 13
David Kutasov
University of Chicago
QCD and String Theory

Jan. 20
David Thouless
University of Washington
Topological Quantum Numbers and the Quantum Hall Effect

Jan. 27
John Schiffer
University of Chicago/ Argonne National Laboratory
A Unique Form of Matter in the Condensed State: Cold Classical Coulombic Systems

Feb. 3
Andre Leclair
Cornell University
On the Universality of Exact Solvability in Two Dimensional Physics

Feb. 10
Karl Rubin
Ohio state University
The Solving of Fermat's Last Theorem

Feb. 17
Stephan Meyer
University of Chicago
Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy

Feb. 24
Edward Witten
Institute for Advanced Study
Reflections Concerning the Fate of Space-Time

Mar. 3
A. C. Newell
University of Arizona
Do Resonantly Forced Internal Solitary waves Protect the fuel of Hurricanes?

Mar. 10
Morris Swartz
Stanford Linear Accel. Center
A Precise Test of the Electroweak Standard Model at the Polarized SLC

Autumn Quarter 1993

OCT 7
Michael J. O'Donnell
University of Chicago
Electronic Publication, Refereeing, and the Economy of Attention

Oct. 14
Albert Libchaber
Princeton University
Playing with Proteins: Polymers and Motors

OCT 21
no colloquium
Inaugural week

Oct. 28
E. Flanagan
Calif. Inst. of Technology
Gravitational Waves from Coalescing Compact Binaries and the Information They Carry

Nov. 4
Stephen H. Shenker
Rutgers University
Random Matrices and Random Surfaces

Nov. 11
Mildred S. Dresselhaus
Mass. Inst. of Technology
Fullerenes, Tubules and Their Unique Properties
Zachariasen Lecture

Nov. 18
Geoffrey Grinstein
IBM/Watson Research Center
Coherent Periodic Oscillations in Noisy Systems

Nov. 25
no colloquium
Thanksgiving

Dec. 2
Leo P. Kadanoff
University of Chicago
From lnterfaces to Singularities

Dec. 9
Jeffrey Harvey
University of Chicago
Black Holes and Quantum Mechanics