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