Colloquia and Seminars

Spring 2006

DATE SPEAKER TITLE and ABSTRACT
Jan. 27 Michael Naughton
Boston College
Physics of Molecular Organic Conductors
Feb. 3 Michael Chapman
Georgia Institute of Technology
Quantum control of ultra-cold atoms: Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum gates and atom fibers
Feb. 10 Elisa Riedo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Nanomechanics: from nanotechnology to biology
Feb. 17 Len Sander
University of Michigan
Patterns and Growth in Highly Malignant Brain Tumors
Feb. 24 Philippe Coussot
Navier Institute
The physics of mud
March 3 Michael F. Shlesinger
Office of Naval Research
Pitfalls and Paradoxes in the History of Probability Theory
March 10 Rick Trebino
Georgia Institute of Technology
Frontiers in the Characterization of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
March 17 Spring Break
March 24 Carsten Krebs
Pennsylvania State University
Oxygen Activation by the alpha-Ketoglutarate-Dependent Dioxygenases
March 31 Peter Young
UC Santa Cruz
Do Spin Glasses have Phase Transitions?
April 7 Paolo De Los Rios
Laboratoire de Biophysique Statistique, Lausanne
Harnessing entropy to translocate proteins across membranes
April 14 John R. de Bruyn
University of Western Ontario
Drag in Yield-Stress Fluids
April 21 Jane Wang
Cornell University
Efficiency of flapping flight
April 28 Narayanan Menon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Squeezing some new facts out of glasses

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