BGU Physics Department

Colloquium schedule 2008/9

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

Winter semester

October 30, 2008

MechanoBiology of Genome Assembly & Regulation

Dr. G. V. Shivashankar, National Center for Biological Sciences Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

November 17, 2008

Crossing the P and the T and doting the alpha: chasing small symmetry violations at Berkeley

Professor Dmitry Budker, Department of Physics University of California at Berkeley and Nuclear Science Division, LBNL

November 20, 2008

Effect of Elasticity and Thermal Fluctuations on Binding of Proteins to DNA

Prof. Yitzhak Rabin, Dept. of Physics, Bar Ilan University

November 27, 2008

The mean field theory of spin glasses: the heuristic replica approach and recent rigorous results

Prof. Giorgio Parisi, Dept. of Physics, University of Rome

December 04, 2008

Semi-linear response theory of energy absorption: from electronic systems to cold atom physics

Prof. Doron Cohen, Dept. of Physics, BGU

December 11, 2008

Encoding of color information by the retina

Dr. Ronen Segev, Dept. of Life Sciences, BGU

December 18, 2008

Biological strategies of skeletal assembly and disassembly
A lesson in nanotechnology

Prof. Lia Addadi, Dept. of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science

December 25, 2008

Kinetic Theory for Fun and Profit

Prof. J. Robert Dorfman, Dept. of Physics, University of Maryland

January 1, 2009

Thermo-magnetic instability of vortex matter in type II superconductors: Experiment and theory

Prof. Yuri Galperin, Dept. of Physics, University of Oslo

January 22, 2009

Nonlinear Waves in Photonic Lattices: from Lattice Solitons and Photonic Quasi-Crystals to Anderson Localization of Light

Prof. Moti Segev, Dept. of Physics, Technion

January 29, 2009

Relativistic jets from astrophysical sources

Prof. Yuri Lyubarsky, Dept. of Physics, BGU

February 5, 2009

Transport in Almost Perfectly Conducting Correlated Electron Systems

Prof. Efrat Shimshoni, Dept. of Physics, Bar Ilan University

February 12, 2009

Can one count the shape of a drum?

Prof. Uzi Smilansky, Dept. of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

February 19, 2009

LHC and Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Prof. Ehud Duchovni, Dept. of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science

February 26, 2009

Simulations of self-assembly of cationic lipids and DNA into structured complexes

Dr. Oded Farago, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben Gurion University