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Colloquia & Seminar Archive


2008-2009

High Energy Physics Seminars: Fall 2008

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
October 14 Haryo Sumowidagdo Top Quark Pair Production in Tau+Lepton Channel Fermilab, Chicago, IL
October 15 Hye-Sung Lee Stability of Proton and Dark Matter without R-parity UC Riverside
October 20 Prof. Probir Roy Four Zero Neutrino Yukawa Textures and their Consequences Saha Institute, India
October 22 Prof. Jose Wudka Portly Neutrinos at the LHC UCR
October 23 Andrew Ivanov The Truth the Top Quark is Hiding UC Davis / CDF
October 31 N/A
N/A N/A
November 6 Prof. Shaaban Khalil TeV Scale B-L Extension of the Standard Model Centre for Theoretical Physics, British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
November 13 Prof. Mu-Chun Chen Tri-bimaximal Neutrino Mixing and Quark CKM Matrix in a SU(5) x T' Model UC Irvine
November 19 Devin Walker Spontaneously Broken Hidden Gauge Symmetries Berkeley

Physics Colloquium Series: Fall 2008

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
October 2 Professor Marc Bockrath Carbon Nanoelectronics From Correlated Electrons to Sensors and Devices Caltech
October 9 Prof. Gabriela Canalizo On the Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies UC Riverside
October 16 Prof. Kirill Shtengel Non-Abelian Anyons: Where, How, and Why UC Riverside
October 23 Prof. Roland Kawakami The Anatomy of a Spintronic Device UC Riverside
October 30 Prof. Jeanie Lau Graphene Quantum Electronics UC Riverside
November 6 Dr. Moh El Naggar Living Conductors: The Nature and Impoictions of Electrical Transport in Bacterial Nanowires USC
November 13 Dr. Matthias Bode Imaging Magnetic Nanostructures with Atomic Spin Resolution Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL
December 4 Prof. Soucheng Zhang Quantum Spin Hall Effect Stanford University

Physics Colloquium Series: Winter 2009

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
January 8 Dr. Albert Migliori Use It, Lose It, Or Save It — The Science of Renewable Energy Storage NHMFL−LANL
January 22 Prof. Robert C. Dynes,
former president of the UC system
Josephson Scanning Tunneling Microscopy — A Probe of the Superconducting Order Parameter in High Tc Superconductors UCSD
January 29 Prof. Douglas D. Osheroff,
1996 Nobel Laureate
How Advances In Science Are Made Stanford University
February 5 Prof. Ernest Ma Plato's Fire & the Pattern of Neutrino Transformations UC Riverside
February 19 Prof. Asle Sudbø Unusual vortex states in mixtures of Bose−Einstein condensates Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway
February 26 Dr. Alan Bross Muon Acceleration Fermilab, Chicago
March 5 Prof. Joseph Orenstein N/A UC Berkeley

Physics Colloquium Series: Spring 2009

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
April 9 Prof. Graciela Gelmini In Search of Dark Matter Particles UCLA
April 23 Prof. Paco Guinea Electrons in Two Dimensions: Models for Graphene Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain
May 7 Prof. Allen Mills Positronium Bose-Einstein Condensation and Stimulated Annihilation UC Riverside
May 21 Prof. Richard Seto Cooking Nuclear Matter UC Riverside
May 28 Prof. Utpal Sarkar Astroparticle Physics, Neutrinos and LHC Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
June 4 Prof. Brad Marston The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Global Warming Brown University

2007-2008

Physics Colloquium Series: Fall 2007

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
October 4 Bahram Mobasher Latest Observational Constraints on Dark Energy, Dark Matter and the Acceleration of the Universe UC Riverside
October 11

Prof. Ludwig Bartels

Dynamics at the Single-Molecule Scale: Fundamental to Molecular Electronics and Molecular Machinery UC Riverside
October 18 Prof. R. Antonucci The Unified Model for Radio Galaxies and Quasars UC Santa Barbara
October 25 Prof. Manoj Kaplinghat Learning About Dark Matter from Our Neighbors UC Irvine
November 1 Prof. Ilya Gruzberg Random Shapes and Random Maps: Fractals and Multifractals in Statistical Mechanics and Stochastic Growth University of Chicago
November 8 Prof. Daniel Cox Consider a Spherical Mad Cow: A Physicist Looks at Prions UC Davis
November 15 Prof. N.C. Yeh Emergent Order from Competition and Fluctuations - A Perspective of High-Temperature Superconductivity Caltech
November 29 Prof. Betsy Barton Galaxy Evolution in the Lowest-Density Environments UC Irvine
December 6 Prof. Stephan von Molnar TBA Florida State University
December 13 TBA TBA TBA

Physics Colloquium Series: Winter 2008

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
January 17 T. Heidarzadeh From the Comets to the Cosmos: History of Comets and Cosmology between the 16th and 19th Centuries UC Riverside
January 24

L.J. Sham

Quantum Decoherence and Maxwell Angels UC San Diego
January 31 S. Villeux Galactic Winds University of Maryland
February 7 M. Bolte Future of Astronomy at UC and the Thirty Meter Telescope Director, UC Observatories, UC Santa Cruz
February 14 Deniel Stern Obscured Quasars at High Redshift Jet Propulsion Laboratory
February 21 Tao Han Hi Energy Physics: The Next Two Decades University of Wisconsin
February 28 A. Yazdani TBA Princeton University
March 6 Jason Rhoads SNAP Project: A Dark Energy and Gravitational Lensing Mission Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 13 Meg Urry Latest on Active Galactic Nuclei and Black Holes Chair, Physics and Astronomy Dept., Yale University

Physics Colloquium Series: Spring 2008

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
April 10 Prof. Stu Wolf Exploration and Development of New Materials for Spintronics University of Virginia
April 17

Dr. Steven Beckwith

The First Two Billion Years: What the Hubble Space Telescope Tells Us About the Early Universe UC System VP for Research
April 24 Distinguished Prof. William Gelbart Making Viruses, and Virus-like Particles UCLA
May 1 Prof. Hitoshi Murayama The Big World of Little Neutrinos UC Berkeley and Director, Inst. for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo
May 8 Prof. Ralf Bundschuh From the Ising Model to Biological Sequence Analysis Ohio State
May 15 Dr. Zoltan Ligeti From B Meson Factories to the Large Hadron Collider Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 22 Prof. Cristina Marchetti Hydrodynamics and Rheology of Active Suspensions and Gels William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chair, Syracuse University
May 29 TBA TBA TBA
June 5 Dr. John Preskill Putting Wierdness to Work: Quantum Information Science California Institute of Technology

2006-2007

Physics Colloquium Series: Fall 2006

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be tea at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
October 5

Dr. Ranga-Ram Chary

An Overview of Galaxy Evolution Over 13 Billion Years of Cosmic Time Caltech
October 12 Professor William Klein A Physicist's View of Earthquakes Boston University
October 19 Dr. Marianne Vestergaard First Steps Toward Constraining Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Early Galaxy Evolution University of Arizona
October 26 Dr. Alex Levine The Mechanics of Semiflexible Networks: Implications for the Cytoskeleton UC Los Angeles
November 2 Dr. Bahram Mobasher Observational Constraints on Dark Energy and the History of Cosmic Expansion Space Telescope Science Institute
November 9 Professor, Ilya Krivorotov Magnetization Dynamics Excited by Spin-Polarized Current UC Irvine
November 16 Professor, Dolores Bozovic Amplification and Spontaneous Oscillations in Inner Ear Hair Cells UC Los Angeles
November 30 Dr. Konstantin Arutyunov Quantum Fluctuations in Ultranarrow Superconducting Nanowires University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
December 7 Professor Ken Barish Results from RHIC: The Current Picture UC Riverside

Physics Colloquium Series: Winter 2007

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
January 11

Dr. A. Kapitulnik

Search for Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry States in Novel Superconductors Stanford
January 18 Dr. G. Wilson The SpARCS Survey: High Redshift Clusters of Galaxies in the Spitzer SWIRE Legacy Fields Spitzer Science Center
January 25 Dr. Sunil K. Sinha Resonant X-Ray Scattering as a Probe of Ordering at Surfaces and Interfaces UC San Diego
February 1 Dr. J.D. Thompson Superconductivity and Magnetism Los Alamos Natl. Lab
February 8 Thorsten Ritz Magnetic Sensing in Animals: Mysteries, Myths, and Biophysical Mechanisms UC Irvine
February 15 Dr. C. Nayak Topological Quantum Computing UCLA and Microsoft Quantum Computing, UCSB
February 22 Dr. R. Bruinsma Counter-Ion Condensation of DNA Bundles : a quantum phase transition?' UCLA
March 1 Dr. S. Ramanath Decision Making in MAP Kinase Signaling Harvard University
March 8 Professor Umar Mohideen Brain Teasers Using Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy UCR
March 15 Dr. A. Kaminski Fascinating Properties of Cuprates Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
March 16 Professor Harald Fritzsch Fundamental Constants in Physics and Their Time Dependence Universitaet Muenchen

Physics Colloquium Series: Spring 2007

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be refreshments at 3:10 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
April 12

Prof. Rogier Windhorst

Did Galaxy Assembly and Supermassive Black-Hole Growth go Hand in Hand? Arizona State University
April 19 Prof. Mehran Kardar The Shape Dependence of Fluctuation-Induced Forces Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 26 Prof. James G. Bartlett Cosmology: Where We Are - Where We Want to Go Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris
May 3 Prof. Randy Knight Moving Physics Education Research from the Laboratory to the Classroom California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
May 10 Professor Gabriela Canalizo The Role of Mergers, Star Formation, and AGN Feedback in Quasar Host Galaxies UCR
May 17 Dr. Peter Steinberg Hotter, Denser, Faster, Smaller... and Nearly-Perfect: What's the Matter at RHIC? Brookhaven National Laboratory
May 23 Prof. Rupak Mahapatra Dark Matter Rare Search by CDMS: Turning a 1-in-a-Billion Odds in Favor with Exquisite Background Rejection UC Santa Barbara
May 24 Prof. Hongkun Park TBA Harvard University
May 31 Prof. Alan Weinstein Status of the Search for Gravitational Waves with LIGO Caltech

2005-2006

Physics Colloquium Series: Fall 2005

Thursdays at 3:45 pm in the Physics Reading Room
There will be tea at 3:30 pm in the Barkas Lounge

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
October 6

Bill Gallagher

Magnetic Tunnel Junctions and their Potential for a Spintronic Universal Computer Memory IBM, New York
October 13 Zi Qiu PEEM study of magnetic stripe domains UC Berkeley
October 20 Michael Derivian Finding Earths is Hard - and We've Been Looking for 2500 Years JPL
October 27 Linda Spilker Cassini Science Highlights at Saturn JPL
November 3 Dan Mattis
University of Utah
November 10* Jagadeesh S. Moodera Spin polarized tunneling: Towards spin electronics and in-between Francis Bitter Magnet Lab, MIT
November 17 Chandra Varma A Probable Solution to the High Tc Problem UC Riverside
December 1 Daniel Lidar Quantum Computers and Decoherence: Exorcising the Demon from the Machine University of Southern California
December 8 Scott Chambers Fundamental Investigations of Candidate Ferromagnetic Oxide Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Physics Colloquium Series: Winter 2006

Thursdays at 3:45 pm in Statistics B650
There will be tea at 3:20 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
January 12

Professor Ed Stone

Exploring the Final Frontier of the Solar System California Institute of Technology
January 19 Professor John Clarke The Ubiquitous SQUID: From Axions to Magnetic Resonance Imaging UC Berkeley
January 26 Professor David MacFarlane Exploring Matter-Antimatter Asymmetries at the B Factories
SLAC
February 2 Professor Jerry Blazey News from the Microscopic Universe and the Energy Frontier University of Northern Illinois
February 9 Professor Dmitri Basov High-Tc superconductivity: summing up UC San Diego
February 16 Dr. Jorge Morfin The Fermilab Main Injector Neutrino Program Fermilab
February 23 Professor Hong Wen Jiang Novel Physics of a Two-Dimensional Electron System Containing Two-Subbands UCLA
March 2 Professor Carlos Bustamante Grabbing the Cat by the Tail: Studies of DNA Packaging by Single Ø29 Bacteriophage Particles Using Optical Tweezers UC Berkeley
March 9 Professor Jason Ho The "Exploding" Field of Quantum Gases Ohio State University
March 16 Professor Rene Ong The Landscape of Particle Astrophysics
UCLA

Physics Colloquium Series: Spring 2006

Thursdays at 3:40 pm in Engineering Bldg, Unit 2, Room 138
There will be tea at 3:20 pm in the Barkas Lounge (Physics Building)

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
April 6

Professor Kimball A. Milton

Where Have All the Monopoles Gone? University of Oklahoma
April 13 Dr. Daniel R. Cormier Satellite Navigation and the Ionosphere: Landing Airplanes in Bad Space Weather Raytheon Company
April 20 Professor Paul H. Frampton Theoretical Cosmology University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
April 27 Professor Andrew Cleland Can One Weigh a Single Proton? UC Santa Barbara
May 4 Professor W. Robert Binns Wolf-Rayet Stars, OB Associations, and the Origin of Galactic Cosmic Rays Washington University
May 11 Dr. Lifan Wang Supernova Studies and Cosmic Expansion Lawrence Berekely National Laboratory
May 18 Professor Lydia Sohn Artificial Pores
From Immunoassays to Cytometry
UC Berkeley
May 25 Dr. W. Thomas Vestrand RAPTOR Results on the Early Optical Emission from Gamma Ray Bursts Los Alamos National Laboratory
June 1 Dr. Natalie Mingo The flow of interacting phonons through nanowires, nanotubes, and molecular junctions NASA
June 8 Professor David Goldhaber-Gordon Designer Hamiltonians in the Laboratory: Observation of Many Body Physics in a
Semiconductor Nanostructure
Stanford University

2004-2005

Physics Colloquium Series: Fall 2004

Thursdays at 3:45 pm in the Physics Reading Room
There will be tea at 3:30 pm in the Barkas Lounge

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
September 30

Dr. Eric Linder

Dark Energy and the Dynamics of the Universe LBNL, Berkeley
October 7 No Colloquium    
October 14 No Colloquium    
October 21 Dr.Stefan Kretzer A Global Picture of Parton Physics LBNL, Berkeley
October 28 Dr.Emil Mottola Dark Energy and Condensate Stars A Quantum Alternative to Classical Black Holes Los Alamos
November 4 Prof. Jose Wudka Physics in a Higher-Dimensional Universe UC Riverside
November 10* Professor Stuart Freedman Direct Evidence for Neutrino Oscillations from KamLAND UC Berkeley / LBNL
November 18 Prof. Gary Zank Our Place in the Galaxy UC Riverside
November 25 Thanksgiving    
December 2 Prof. Jerome Schultz Bioengineering Trends And Outlook for the Future UC Riverside

Physics Colloquium Series: Winter 2005

Thursdays at 3:45 pm in the Physics Reading Room
There will be tea at 3:30 pm in the Barkas Lounge

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
January 6

Kirill Shtengel

Non-Abelian Anyons, Topological Order and Quantum Computation Caltech
January 13 Anton Burkov Superfluid-Insulator Transition in Two-Dimensional Superfluids UC Santa Barbara
January 20 TBA

January 27 Artem Abanov Quantum Criticality. The Fate of Adiabaticity. Los Alamos National Lab
February 3 Igor Zutic Spin-polarized transport in semiconductors: Lessons from superconductivity University of Maryland
February 10 Sergey Khlebnikov Strong CP problem Purdue University
February 17* Stanley Brodsky Novel Features of High Energy Diffraction Stanford University
February 24 Ivar Martin Quantum coherence in nanomechanical systems Los Alamos National Lab
March 3 Anthony Leggett Introduction to High Energy Low Temperature Physics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
March 10 George Chapline Event Horizons and Quantum Criticality Lawrence Livermore National Lab
March 17 Tony Heinz Probing and Controlling Electric Fields on the Femtosecond Time Scale: THz Time-Domain Spectroscopy and its Applications Columbia University

Physics Colloquium Series: Spring 2005

Thursdays at 3:45 pm in the Physics Reading Room
There will be tea at 3:30 pm in the Barkas Lounge

Date Speaker Title Affiliation
April 14

Alexander Korotkov

Continuous Quantum Measurement of Solid-state Qubits and Quantum Feedback UC Riverside
April 21 No Colloquium

April 28 No Colloquium

May 5 Robert Haddon Resonating Valence Bond (RVB) Ground State in Phenalenyl-Based Neutral Radical Molecular Conductors UC Riverside
May 12 Ann Nelson Experimental Tests of Dark Energy from Mass Varying Neutrinos via Neutrino Oscillation Experiments University of Washington
May 19 Harry Nelson Listening for the Dark UC Santa Barbara
May 26 TBA NA NA
June 2 Anne Kernan TBA UC Riverside

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