Colloquium schedule 1998/9

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


Spring Semester


March 25th, 1999

Why is the Sky Non thermal?

Professor David Eichler, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheba


April 15th, 1999

Gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic-rays and neutrinos.

Dr Eli Waxman, The Weizman Inst., Rehovoth.


April 22nd, 1999

The Large Scale Smoothness of the Universe

Professor Ofer Lahav, The Racah Institute, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


April 29th, 1999

The Strange World of Rapid Granular Flows

Professor Isaac Goldhirsch, Dept. of Fluid Mechanics, Tel Aviv University


May 6th, 1998

Scaling Laws for Late Time Nonlinear evolution of Hydrodynamic instabilities

Dr. Dov Shvarts, N.R.C., Negev.


May 13th, 1999

Patterns in Oscillated Sand: Squares, Hexagons, Stripes and Oscillons.

Professor Harry L. Swinney,University of Texas, Austin.


May 27th, 1999

Near field microwave microscope with high spatial resolution and its application to study superconductors, semiconductors and dialectrics.

Professor Dan Davidov, The Racah Inst., The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


June 3rd, 1999

Phase Transition in Non Equilibrium Systems.

Professor David Mukamel, The Weizmann Ins., Rehovoth.


June 10th, 1999

Nonlinear Atom Optics: Four Wave Mixing with Coherent Matter Waves.

Professor Yehuda Band, Department of Chemistry, Ben Gurion University.


June 17th,1999

Understanding Melting with Solid Helium.

Professor Emil Polturak, Physics Department, Technion.


June 24th,1999

Large Magnetoresistance in Perovskite-Related Manganates.

Professor Martha Greenblatt, Deptartment of Chemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A. CANCELED