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Department of Physics

Seminars & Colloquia

fall 2009

Date Speaker Title Sem./Coll.
09/04
Steve White
University of California, Irvine
"Typical Wavefunctions of a Quantum System at Finite Temperature"
Seminar
Host: Dr. Wang
09/07
Yan Chen
Fudan University, China
"Exploring Exotic Superfluidity of Polarized Ultracold Fermions in Optical Lattices"

Seminar
Host: Dr. Wang

09/22

Ying Ran
UC Berkeley and Boston College

"Dislocations in General Topological Band Structures"

Seminar
Host: Dr. Wang

09/23

Vidya Madhavan
Boston College

"STM Studies of Cuprates and Pnictides"

Colloquium
Host: The Department

09/30

Peter Riseborough
Temple University

"Are Continuous Structural Transitions Really Screened Ferroelectric Transitions?"

Colloquium
Host: Dr. Opeil, SJ
10/07

Kris Kempa
Boston College

"Plasmonics"

Colloquium
Host: The Department
10/21

Franz-Josef Haug
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

"Plasmon Excitation in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells"

Colloquium
Hosts: Drs. Naughton, Kempa & Solasta

10/28

Mike Naughton
Boston College

"The Boston College Nanocoax: A paradigm for Integrated Science" Colloquium
Host: The Department
11/04

Fio Omenetto
Tufts University

"Silk Photonics – A New Route for Silk"

Colloquium
Host: Dr. Padilla

11/11

Michael Murillo
LANL

"Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Ultracold Neutral Plasmas"

Colloquium
Host: Dr. Kalman

11/17

Patrick Ludwig
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Kiel, Germany

"Self-Organized Structure Formation in Finite-Sized Coulomb Systems" Seminar
Host: Dr. Kalman
11/18

Krishna Rajagopal
MIT

"Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC and LHC, and in String Theory" Colloquium
Host: Dr. Kalman
11/24

Andrea Damascelli
University of British Columbia, Canada

"In Situ Doping Control of the Surface of High-Temperature Superconductors"

Seminar
Host: Dr. Madhavan

11/30
3 pm

Luis Liz-Marzán
University of Vigo, Spain

"Design of nanostructured substrates for SERS detection"

Seminar
Hosts: Drs. Kempa and Naughton

12/02
11 am

Donglu Shi
University of Cincinnati

"Integrated Multifunctional Nanoparticle Systems for Biomedicine"

Seminar
Hosts: Drs. Naughton and Ren

12/02

Rudi Podgornik
University of Ljubljana
& Jožef Stefan Institute

"Strong and Weak-Coupling Electrostatic Interactions Between Macromolecules"

Colloquium
Host: Dr. Kalman

12/09

L. Mahadevan
Harvard University

"Random Problems"

Colloquium
Host: Dr. Herczynski