Physics & Astronomy Colloquium 2013-2014

"Cells as Bits: Biomedical Diagnostics Inspired by Physics and Data Communication Techniques" by Bahram Jalali (UCLA)

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: 
Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)" by James Larkin (UCLA)

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Beyond the Higgs Boson: Further questions and expectations for the Large Hadron Collider" by Michael Peskin (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Tuning the Ground State of Fe Pnictide Supercondicutors" by Ni Ni (UCLA)

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Breaking Badly: Forecasting California Earthquakes" by Morgan Page (USGS)
 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Many-Body Localization: What is It and What are Its Implications?" by Chetan Nayak (UCSB)

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Tau Protein Directed Assembly in Neuronal Systems" by Cyrus Safinya (UCSB)

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Reactions, Interactions and Dynamics in Model Biological Membranes: Vesicles to Brains" by Steven G. Boxer (Stanford University)

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Precision Measurements and Collisional Physics with Heavy Cold Molecules" by Emil Kirilov (University of Innsbruck)

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Touch the Dark Matter" by Harry Nelson (UCSB)

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

CANCELLED: "Design of a Superconducting Quantum Computer" by John Martinis (UCSB)

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Topological phases: From band topology to quantum band geometry" by Rahul Roy (UCLA)

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Of Elephants and Oscillations" by Janet Conrad (MIT)

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Asteroid Freaks" by David Jewitt (UCLA)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)

Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)

For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.


"Calculation of Normal Shock Waves in Boiling Liquids" by Tore Haug-Warberg (NTNU)

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)

For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.


"Music of the Spheres" by Lu Sham (UCSD)

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Dark Energy: constant or time variable? (... and other open questions)" by Bharat Ratra (Kansas State University)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract of talk

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:  Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, , and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.


"Progress towards ignition on the National Ignition Facility" by Omar Hurricane (LLNL)

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:  Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"New Ideas for Axion Detection" by Peter Graham (Stanford University)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"TBA" by Maria Zuber (MIT)

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"Experimental Test of Landauer's Principle in a Feedback Trap" by John Bechhoefer (Simon Fraser University)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"TBA" by Brad Ramshaw (LANL)

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract available soon
 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"TBA" by Brian Skinner (Argonne National Laboratory)

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract available soon
 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"TBA" by Eric Aldeberger (Washington University)

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract available soon
 
1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

"TBA" by Mark Newman (University of Michigan)

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Abstract available soon

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (campus map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.(unless otherwise posted)
 
For more information,
contact Roberto Peccei
 
We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception: Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Rainer Wallny, and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.