Colloquium schedule 1997/8


All colloquia are Thurday 330 pm (except where noted). Click on an underlinedquit title to see an abstract for the seminar.

Winter Semester

November 6th, 1997

The Status of the standard Model of Particles and Fields in light of the recent results from the e+ e- collider LEP

Professor Gideon Alexander,Tel Aviv University

November 13th, 1997

Exotic atoms and exotic stars

Professor Eli Friedman, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

November 20th, 1997

The Physics of Star Formation

Professor Oded Regev, The Technion, Haifa

November 27th, 1997

Superparamagnetic clustering of data - The definitive solution of an ill posed problem

Professor Eytan Domany, The Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth

December 4th, 1997

No Colloqium, Yom Ben Gurion

December 11th, 1997

Solar Lasers and their applications

Professor Amnon Yogev, The Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth

December 18th, 1997

Computer Simulations of Granular Flow

Professor Dennis C. Rapaport, Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University

December 25th, 1997

Universality in Turbulence: The Myth, The Facts and The Hopes

Professor Itamar Procaccia, The Weizmann Inst., Rehovoth

January 1st, 1998

A New Approach to Quantum Mechanics

Professor Yakir Aharonov, Tel Aviv University

January 8th, 1998

Experiments and Theory on Pattern Formation during the drying of thin Water Films

Professor Stephen G. Lipson, Technion, Haifa

January 15th, 1998

Why is the Universe So Clumpy at High Redshifts?

Professor George Blumenthal, University of California Santa Cruz

(Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University)

January 22nd, 1998

Twisting and stretching single DNA molecules

Professor David Bensimon, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique

Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France

(On Sabbatical leave at the Weizmann Inst.)

January 29th, 1998

Static and Dynamic Characteristics of vortices in Superconductors

Local Magnetic Measurements

Professor Yosi Yeshurun, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan

Semester Break

February 19th, 1998

Special colloquium

Quantum Indistinguishability

Professor Sir Michael Berry, F.R.S.

Recepient of the Wolf Prize for 1998

H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, U.K.

Spring Semester

March 19th, 1998

The Solar Neutrino Problem

Professor Arnon Dar, The Technion, Haifa

March 26th, 1998

What Happens to the Quantum Hall Effect in Three Dimensions?

Professor J.T. Chalker, Dept. of Theoretical Physics,

Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.

April 2nd, 1998

Questions of Age: Interdisciplinary Conflicts

Dr. Eli Sarid, N.R.C. Negev.

April 23rd, 1998

Self assembly of nanometer scale electronix by biotechnology

Professor Erez Braun, The Technion, Haifa.

May 7th, 1998

Cosmic Flows - Is the Universe Bound?

Professor Avishai Dekel, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

May 14th, 1998

How to use biological information

Professor Albert J. Libchaber, Rockefeller University, N.Y., U.S.A.

May 21st, 1998

Time Series Prediction by Neural Networks

Professor Ido Kanter, Physics Dept. , Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan

June 4th, 1998

Electron dephasing in mesoscopic systems, some new problems and ideas.

Professor Yoseph Imry, Dept. of Condensed Matter, Weizmann Inst.

June 11th, 1998

Symmetry Breaking in Physics

Professor Francois Englert, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

June 18th,1998

Accelerator-based radiation sources from the far infrared to hard X-rays

Dr. Peter Rullhusen, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Mol, Belgium.

June 25th,1998


Inorganic fullerene-like materials and nanotubes: from concept to applications

Professor Reshef Tenne, Dept. of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Inst.