Spring 2008 Colloquia

All colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. in CW 102 unless otherwise stated.

Date Speaker Institution Host Title of Colloquium
1/28 Yurii Maravin Kansas State Univ.   Bring on the LCH
2/12 Brian Washburn Kansas State Univ.   Lasers, Amplifiers and Combs: Nonlinear Physics in Optical Fibers
2/18 Thomas Pfeifer UC-Berkeley D. Zollman Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Control with Coherent Attosecond Soft-X-Rays: Novel Techniques and Applications
2/21 Hiromichi Niikura

National Research Council D. Zollman Attosecond and Angstrom Science

2/25 Mette Gaarde Louisiana State Univ. B. Esry How to Control and Optimize the Generation of Coherent, Ultrafast XUV Radiation
2/26 Eleftherios Goulielmakis Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics D. Zollman Tracking Electronic Processes with Sub-100-Attosecond Resolution

3:30 p.m.
K-State Alumni Center
William D. Phillips NIST/Univ. of Maryland B. Esry Peterson Public Lecture: Time and Einstein in the 21st Century:  The Coolest Stuff in the Universe
3/4 William D. Phillips NIST/Univ. of Maryland B. Esry A Bose Condensate in an Optical Lattice:  Cold Atomic Gases as Solid State Systems
3/10 Katsumi Midorikawa RIKEN/Japan Z. Cheng Nonlinear Physics with Intense High-order Harmonic Pulses
3/11 Brett Flanders Oklahoma State University D. Zollman The Development of Nanomaterials for Electrophysiological Applications
3/17 Spring Break
3/24 Robert Szoszkiewicz Columbia University D. Zollman Single-molecule and Local Studies of Mechanical (un)folding of Proteins, Enzymatic Catalysis, and Water Structure at Solid Surfaces
3/27 Alexy Snezhko Argonne National Lab D. Zollman Emergent Behavior, Self-Assembly and Novel Properties of Generated Phases in Magnetic Granular Ensembles
3/31 Philip Bucksbaum Stanford University L. Cocke Neff Lecture: Ultrafast Quantum Control
4/7 Michael Vogeley Drexel University B. Ratra Cosmic Voids and Void Galaxies
4/10 Michael Dickson University of South Carolina T. Bolton Quantum Reference Frames and the Origins of Uncertainty
4/14 Min Xiao Univ. of Arkansas Z. Chang Controlling Nonlinear Optical Processes in Coherent Atomic Media
4/21 Neville W. Reay The Ohio State Univ. T. Bolton Clickers in Classrooms
4/28 Barry Dunning Rice Univ. U. Thumm Designer Atoms: Engineering Rydberg Atoms Using Pulsed Electric Fields
5/5 Ramanath Cowsik Washington Univ. St. Louis B. Ratra Dynamical Probes of Dark Matters of the Universe

Colloquium Committee:  Tim Bolton (Chair), Hongxing Jiang, Igor Litvinyuk, Bharat Ratra, Wang He

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