BGU Physics Department

Colloquium schedule 2012/13

All colloquia are on Thursday 3:30 pm (except where noted).
Click on an underlined title to see the abstract for the colloquium.

Fall semester

October 25th, 2012
Anomalous diffusion of cold atoms in an atomic trap
David Kessler,  Bar Ilan University

November 1st, 2012
The Largest Hadrons collider searches and discoveries
Erez Etzion,  Tel Aviv University

November 8th, 2012
Oxide interfaces , perspectives for new physics and devices
Yoram Dagan,  Tel Aviv University

November 15th, 2012
Unifying theory for universal quake statistics: from compressed nanopillars to earthquakes
Karin Dahmen,  University of Illinois

November 22nd, 2012
New measurements of persistent currents in resistive metal rings
Jack Harris,  Yale University

November 29th, 2012
Physics of Hearing
Robijn Bruinsma,  University of California at Los Angeles

December 6th, 2012
Laser plasma accelerators: status and applications
Victor Malka,  Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, ENSTA- CNRS - Ecole Polytechnique

December 13th, 2012
Hydrodynamics of Fractional Quantum Hall Liquid
Paul Wiegman, University of Chicago

December 20th, 2012
The bacterial chemosensory cluster: dynamics and function
Ady Vaknin, Hebrew University

December 27th, 2012
Gamma-Ray Bursts: the Quest for the Progenitors
Elena Pian,  INAF, Trieste Astronomical Observatory, Trieste, Italy and  Scuola Normale Superiore,  Pisa, Italy

January 3rd, 2013
Cosmology from the Cosmic Microwave Background
Chuck Bennet, John Hopkins University

January 10th, 2013
Atomic and Molecular Processes  in Strong Fields at the LCLS  X-ray Laser
Phil Bucksbaum, Stanford University

January 17th, 2013

Three Perspectives on Transmission and Optical Conductance in Random Systems: Speckle, Modes, and Transmission Eigenchannels

Azriel Z. Genack, Queens College of the City University of New York

January 24th, 2013
Some Uses for Plasma Waves
Nethanel Fisch, Princeton University

Spring semester


April 4th, 2013
Geometric phases and dissipation: applications in pumping, spin dynamics and quantum computing
Alexander Shnirman,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten Materie

April 13th, 2013
Why are AGN so similar?
Ari Laor,  The Technion

April 20th, 2013
Friction, classical and quantum
Emil Polturak,  The Technion

April 27th, 2013
A colloidal dance: synchronizing motion of brownian particles
Tom Witten,  University of Chicago

May 2nd, 2013
An overview of topological insulators, topological superconductors, and the search for Majorana fermions
Gad Koren,  The Technion

May 9th, 2013
Long Coherence Times with Trapped Cold Atoms
Nir Davidson,  Weizmann Institute of Science

May 16th , 2013
Dark energy: a new view at the universe expansion
David Polarski,  University of Montpelier

May 23th , 2013
The Role of Duality in Transport in Imperfect Luttinger Liquid
Igor Lerner, University of Birmingham

May 30th , 2013
Wigner Crystal in an Electron Gas with Strong Spin-Orbit Interaction
Peter Silvestrov, Freie Universitaet Berlin

June 6th, 2013
Time Evolution and Stationary States of Macroscopic Systems: Classical and Quantum
Joel Leibowich,  Rutgers University

June 13th, 2013
Cosmology after Planck
David Spurgel, Princeton University

June 20th, 2013
Tailoring the properties of low dimensional electronic systems in van der Waals heterostructures
Andrea Young, MIT

June 27th, 2013

Exotic searches in the CMB

Nissan Itzhaky, Tel Aviv University