Colloquium schedule 2001/2

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All colloquia are Thursday 330 pm (except where noted).


Winter Semester


October 25th, 2001

The perception of complex sounds pitch: a nonlinear dynamics perspective.

Professor Oreste Piro, Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, Universitat de Illes Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. CANCELLED


November 1st, 2001

Accretion Disks - some basic problems.

Professor Oded Regev, Department of Physics, The Technion, Haifa.


November 8th, 2001

Polaritons in Semiconductor Microcavities

Professor Elisha Cohen, Department of Physics, The Technion, Haifa.


November 15th, 2001

String Theory, Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics

Professor Amihay Hanany, Physics Department, MIT, Mass., U.S.A.


November 22nd, 2001

New insights into the meteor phenomenon

Dr. Noah Brosch, Director of the Wise Observatory,Tel Aviv University


November 29th, 2001

From solar system to solitons and vortices: Emergence of Coherent Patterns by Synchronization

Professor Lazar Friedland, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


December 6th, 2001

How the bacterium finds its waist

Dr. Itzhak Fishov, The Biology Department, Ben Gurion University.


December 13th, 2001

bacterial cybernetic

Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob, Physics Department, Tel Aviv University.


December 20th, 2001

Galaxy Formation: Crises and Possible Resolutions

Professor Avishai Dekel, Racah Inst. of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


December 27th, 2001

The atom chip: Manipulation of ultra cold atoms on nano-fabricated surfaces

Dr. Ron Folman, University of Heidelberg, Germany.


January 3rd, 2002

New variants and new calculations of the Casimir effect.

Professor Shmuel Nussinov, Physics Department, Tel Aviv University.


January 10th, 2002

The Geometry of Fractures via Iterated Conformal Maps

Professor Itamar Procaccia, The Wezmann Inst. of Science, Rehovoth.


January 17th, 2002

How do Solids Melt?

Professor Emil Polturak, Department of Physics, The Technion, Haifa



Spring Semester


March 14th, 2002

Counting Nodal Domains - from Chladni to Quantum Chaos

Professor Uzy Smilanski,Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems. Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth.


March 21nd, 2002

Desert Story Patched Together

Professor Ehud Meron, Dept. of Environmental Physics, Sde Boker campus and Physics Dept. ,Ben Gurion University.


April 11th, 2002

Polymers: points, lines and ribbons

Professor Yitzhak Rabin,Dept. of Physics, Bar-Ilan University.


April 18th, 2002

Curvature unveils information - in the WWW and other networks

Professor Elisha Moses,Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems. Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth.


April 25th, 2002

Probing giant Black Holes with Giant X-ray telescopes

Professor Hagai Netzer,School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.


May 2nd, 2002

Excitation spectrum of a Bose-Einstein condensate

Dr. Nir Davidson,Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems. Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth.


May 23st, 2002

Effects of the ionosphere on electromagnetic wave propagation

Professor Nathan Blaunstein, Information System Engineering Dept. Ben Gurion University


May 30th, 2002

Semiconductor Industry Roadmap And Some Relevant Inspection Technologies

Dr. Radel_Ben-Av, Applied Materials Ltd., Rehovoth.


June 6th, 2002

Nonlinear Quantum Resonances in Atom Optics

Professor Samuel Fishman,Dept. of Physics, The Technion, Haifa.


June 13th, 2002

Extrasolar Planets

Dr. Reem Sari, Theoretical Astrophysics Dept., Caltech, Passadena,CA., U.S.A.


June 20th, 2002

Pulsar radio emission

Professor Michael Gedalin, Physics Dept., Ben Gurion University.