BGU Physics Department

Colloquium schedule 2006/7

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 26, 2006

Percolation and propagation in living neural networks: Exploring the limits of neural cultures .


Prof. Elisha Moses, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science


November 2, 2006

Light at the beginning of the tunnel: the implications of photophysics in biological membranes to photodynamic therapy


Prof. Benjamin Ehrenberg, Dept. of Physics Bar Ilan University


November 9, 2006

Electrons in one dimension


Dr. Rafi de Picciotto, Bell-Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ.


November 16, 2006

Tsunami, how it happens. The physics.


Prof. Giora Shaviv, Dept. of Physics, Technion


November 23, 2006

A magnetic analog of the isotope effect in high temperature superconductors.


Prof. Amit Keren, Dept. of Physics, Technion


November 30, 2006

Phase transitions in Einstein's theory of gravity


Dr. Barak Kol, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University.


December 7, 2006

Strong electronic correlations far from thermal equilibrium


Prof. Avraham Schiller, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University.


December 14, 2006

The prospect of light emitting sources using hexagonal quantum dots


Prof. Dan Rich, Ben-Gurion University, Department of Physics.


December 21, 2006

Excitation of Pulsar Wind Nebulae.


Prof. Jonathan Arons, University of California at Berkeley.


December 28, 2006

Pattern formation in Non-linear Dynamic Systems


Prof. Steve Lipson, Dept. of Physics, Technion.


January 4, 2007

Nonlinear Physics of Water-Limited Ecosystems


Prof. Ehud Meron, Ben-Gurion University, Department of Physics.


January 11, 2007

Infrared transmitting AgClBr fibers and their applications


Prof. Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv University, School of Physics and Astronomy.




January 18, 2007

Predicting outcome in cancer: Hope, Hype, Physics and ... Biology


Prof. Eytan Domany, Dept of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science.




Special Colloquium:
January 28, 2007, 15:30 at the physics club

Application of the bulk HTS elements in electrical machines and magnetic levitation systems


Prof Dr. L. Kovalev, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow.