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.



Spring semester




April 23, 2009

Dephasing and noise in weakly-coupled Bose-Einstein condensates


Prof. Amichay Vardi, Department of Chemistry, Ben Gurion University


April 30, 2009

On The Geometrical properties of plasmonic lattices


Prof. Zeev Valy Vardeny, Department of Physics, University of Utah


May 3, 2009

From area laws to the simulation of quantum systems


Martin Plenio, Director, Quantum Information Programme Institute for Mathematical Sciences Imperial College, London.


May 14, 2009

What Lattice Bosons teach us about unconventional Superconductors


Prof. Assa Auerbach, Department of Physics, Technion


May 21, 2009

Baron von Munchaausen and the cat: Swimming in a curved space


Prof. Joseph E. (Yosi) Avron, Department of Physics, Technion


June 4, 2009

Spin reversal in molecular nanomagnets: tunneling and magnetic avalanches


Prof. Myriam Sarachik, CUNY, New York


June 11, 2009

Quasicrystals - Some of nature's most intriguing forms of matter


Prof. Ron Lifshitz, Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University


June 18, 2009

DNA and chromatin dynamics studied by single molecule methods and computer modeling


Prof. Dr. Jorg Langowski, University of Heidelberg


June 25, 2009

My life with molecules


Prof. David Gill, Deptartment of Physics, Ben Gurion University.


July 2, 2009

Adaptive response by state-dependent inactivation


Prof. Naama Brenner, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion


July 9, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action


Dr. Yael Roichman, Department of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University


July 16, 2009

Towards molecular modulation of electronic devices. New and renewed vistas for solar cells?


Prof. David Cahen, Department of Chemistry, Weizmann Institute