Spring 2006 Colloquia


Date   Time Location Speaker Institution Host Title of Colloquium
Jan 19 1:30 pm Little Theatre Chuck Greenfield General Atomics D. Zollman and Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Advances and New Developments in Fusion Energy Research Using the Tokamak
Jan 23 4:30 pm CW 102 Steve Gao KSU Geology D. Zollman Seismology and Seismic Exploration of the Earth's Interior
Jan 26 1:05 pm CW 102 Robert Kirshner Harvard B. Ratra Supernova Cosmology: Why Astronomers Think the Universe is Accelerating
Jan 30 4:30 pm CW 102 Franz Kaertner MIT B. Washburn Octave Spanning Lasers and Phase Control
Feb 13 4:30 pm CW 102 William Romig - Nichols Lecturer Norfolk Southern Corporation D. Zollman Ernest Fox Nichols Lecture

The Value of a Physics Education in the Business World

Feb 27 4:30 pm CW 102 Deepak Mathur Tata Institute, Mumbai L. Cocke Matter in Strong Optical Fields: From Molecules and Clusters to Living Cells
Mar 2 4:30 pm CW 102 Henrik Stapelfeldt Aarhus University L. Cocke Alignment of Molecules by Strong Laser Pulses
Mar 6 4:30 pm CW 102 Ken Heller Univ. of Minnesota S. Rebello

Building an Introductory Physics Course for Biology Majors

Mar 7 4:30 pm CW 102 George Gibson Univ. of Connecticut L. Cocke Extreme Multiphoton Physics: Are 20-photon Transitions Really Possible?
Mar 13 4:30 pm CW 102 Kristan Corwin KSU Physics   Optical Frequency References: Putting a Frequency Ruler in Your Pocket
Mar 20 Spring Break
Mar 27 4:30 pm CW 102 Manijeh Razeghi Northwestern University  J. Lin

Quantum Sensing Through Nano-Optoelectronics: Inspiration from Nature

Apr 3 4:30 pm CW 102 Mathias Brust Liverpool University T. Rahman

Gold Nanoparticles with Chemical and Biomolecular Functionality

Apr 10 4:30 pm CW 102 Abdelkader Kara KSU   Structure, Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Nanostructured Metals


Colloquium Committee:  Chii-Dong Lin (Chair), Zenghu Chang, Jingyu Lin, Eckhard Von Toerne


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