BGU Physics Department

Colloquium schedule 2011/12

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

March 15th, 2012
Complex dynamics of transcriptional response: how do cells get on the fast lane ?
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute

March 22nd, 2012
New Electrodynamics of Pulsars
Andrei Gruzinov, New-York University

March 29nd, 2012
Quantum Dynamics of Ultracold Attractive Bose Gases
Ofir Alon, University of Haifa at Oranim

April 19th, 2012
Current fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems
Bernard Derrida, Ecole Normale Superieure

May 10th, 2012
Did the LHC discover the Higgs?
Yoram Rozen, Technion

May 17th, 2012
The sounds of the Big and the Little Bangs
Edward Shuryak, Stony Brook University

May 24th, 2012
Electron Interactions and THz studies in a Single-walled Carbon nanotube and in Graphene
Daniel Prober, Yale

May 31st, 2012
What do we really know about non-equilibrium steady states ?
Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Universite de Geneve

June 7th, 2012
The Search for Dark Matter with the XENON Experiment
Elena Aprile, Columbia University

June 14th, 2012
Magnetism in quantum gases
Dan Stamper-Kurn, Berkeley

June 21st, 2012
Hidden Symmetries of Scattering Amplitudes: or the Return of the Analytic S-Matrix
Andreas Brandhuber, University of London

June 28th, 2012
Laboratory Astrophysics with Storage Rings
Dirk Schwalm, Max Planck Institute and Weizmann Institute

Fall semester

November 3rd, 2011
Weak Values and Precision Measurements
John Howell, University of Rochester

November 10th, 2011
Time-Reversal-Symmetry-Breaking in Unconventional Superconductors
Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University

November 17th, 2011
The role of exact results in condensed matter physics
Yupeng Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

November 24th, 2011
Majorana fermions at Fermi velocities: a condensed matter perspective
Eytan Grsofeld, Ben Gurion University

December 1st, 2011
Magnetars: the Strongest Magnets in Nature
Jonathan Granot,  University of  Hertfordshire

December 8th, 2011
Transonic flow of light, sonic horizons and analogue gravity
Shimshon Barad,  Tel Aviv University

December 15th, 2011
The interplay between actin dynamics and membrane tension determines the shape of moving cells
Kinneret Keren,  The Technion
December 22nd, 2011
Harmony of scattering amplitudes: from collider physics to supergravity
Zvi Bern,  UCLA

December 29th, 2011
Quantum Origin of the Universe Structure
Viatcheslav Mukhanov, University of Munich
January 5h, 2012
SUSY searches at ATLAS
Natalia Panikashvili, University of Michigan &CERN

January 12h, 2012
Cosmic Fireworks
Tsvi Piran, Hebrew University

January 19h, 2012
Electrically tuned spin-orbit interactions in a semiconductor quantum dot
Yasuhiro Tokura, NTT Research Laboratories

January 26h, 2012
Protection and disorder on the surface of topological insulators
Ady Stern, Weizmann Institute