Spring 2007 Colloquia

All colloquia are held at 4:30 p.m. in CW 102 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Institution Host Title of Colloquium Schedule
2/12 Jim Stack, Director KSU Biosecurity Research Inst. A. Chakrabarti The Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute  
2/19 Nathaniel Bowden Sandia National Laboratories G. Horton-Smith Neutrinos for Non-Proliferation  
2/22 Vladimir Burtman Univ. of Utah A. Chakrabarti Advances in Molecular Nanoelectronics: Phase Transition and Spintronic Studies in Organic Low Dimensional Systems Burtman (pdf)
2/26 Scott Crittenden Army Research Lab A. Chakrabarti Electrogenic Bacteria: Microbial Fuel Cells and Chemoelectric Biosensors Crittenden (pdf)
3/1 Ivan Smalyukh Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign A. Chakrabarti Self-organized and Optically-controlled Colloidal Structures in Ordered Matrices of Soft and Biomolecular Materials Smalyukh (pdf)
3/6 Vinod Kumarappan Aarhus Univ. L. Cocke Aligning Molecules with Strong Laser Fields Kumarappan (pdf)
3/12 Lawrence Krauss Case Western Reserve University B. Ratra Life, The Universe, and Nothing:  The Dismal Future in an Ever Expanding Universe  
3/12 Lawrence Krauss+ Case Western Reserve University B. Ratra Peterson Public Lecture - Einstein's Biggest Blunder?: A Cosmic Mystery Story+  
3/19 Spring Break
3/26 Alice Bean Univ. of Kansas T. Bolton The Quarked Project: How Elementary School Kids Learn Particle Physics  
4/2 Glenn Horton-Smith KSU Physics   Mid-Tenure Review - The Neutrino Revolution & What I've Been doing at K-State to Foment Another One  
4/3 Igor Litvinyuk KSU Physics   Mid-Tenure Review - Strong Field Atomic and Molecular Physics at J.R. Macdonald Laboratory  
4/9 Francis Robicheaux Auburn Univ. B. Esry Making and Holding(?) Atomic Anti-matter  
4/16 Rick Trebino* Georgia Institute of Technology K. Corwin The Musical Score, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra & the Measurement of the Shortest Events Ever Created  
4/23 Robert H. Austin* Princeton A. Chakrabarti Darwin Meets Nano  
4/30 John Thompson Univ. of Maine S. Rebello Student Understanding of Relationships Between Physics & Mathematics Concepts in Upper-Level Thermodynamics Schedule

*Leasure Hall - Room 13

+7:00 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center



Colloquium Committee:  Tim Bolton (Chair), Zenghu Chang, Jingyu Lin, Yuri Maravin, Fran Mateycik

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