Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Physics Colloquium

FALL 2009 Schedule

The colloquium is held at Melamed Hall (Room 6) in the Shenkar Physics Building, every Sunday at 16:10. Light refreshments are served outside Melamed Hall at 15:50. 


Oct. 18
Dr. Meir Shimon
Dept. of Physics, University of California, San Diego
"Cosmic microwave background and fundamental physics"
Oct. 25
Prof. Yaron Silberberg
Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
"Tight-binding in a new light: Photons in periodic and disordered lattices"
Nov. 1
Prof. Itamar Procaccia
Dept. of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Recipient of the 2009 Israel Prize in Physics
"Statistical mechanics of the glass transition"
This talk was postponed to the second semester
Nov. 8
Prof. Ofer Lahav
Astrophysics Group, University College London
"Astro-statistics: from cosmology to exo-planets"
Nov. 15
Dr. Tomer Volansky
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
"News from the dark world"
Nov. 22
Dr. Henri Orland
Director, Institut de Physique Theorique, CEA-Saclay
Fellow of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies
"RNA folding: a physicist's perspective"
Nov. 29
Prof. Leonard Susskind
Dept. of Physics, Stanford University
"What lies beyond the horizon?"
Dec. 6
Special Colloquium in honor of Professor Itzhak Kelson's 70th birthday
Prof. Marco Durante
GSI Biophysics Department and Technical University of Darmstadt
"Ion therapy for cancer treatment"
Dec. 13
55th Annual Meeting of the Israel Physical Society, Bar Ilan University
No Colloquium
Conference site
Dec. 20
Bahcall Memorial Lecture
Prof. Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
"Formation of massive galaxies"
Dec. 27
Dr. Guy Ron
Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
"Nucleon form factors and their modification in the nuclear medium"
Jan. 3
Prof. Allen Caldwell
Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich
"Proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration"
Jan. 10
Prof. Barak Kol
Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University
"Solving the two body problem in Einstein's gravity"
Jan. 17
Prof. Elisha Moses
Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
"Computing with neurons"

Past Semesters
Fall 2000 Spring 2001
Fall 2001
Spring 2002
Fall 2007 Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Spring 2009

For more information or for directions to Melamed Hall please contact:
Chava Balson  03-6408636

To suggest potential speakers or register feedback contact: Ron Lifshitz  03-6405145, Ehud Nakar  03-6405385, or Nissan Itzhaki  03-6406490.

Sponsored by:   The Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, The Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.