Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Physics Colloquium

FALL 2011 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. 30
Prof. John C. Howell
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
"Entropy, entanglement, and compressive sensing"
Nov. 6
Dr. Roee Ozeri
Dept. of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute
"Open quantum system dynamics with trapped ions and flying photons"
Nov. 13
Ceremony for the New Dean of Exact Sciences
No Colloquium
Nov. 20
Prof. Todd Ditmire
Dept. of Physics, University of Texas at Austin
"Petawatt to exawatt lasers: The science and technology of the brightest light sources in history"
Nov. 27
Prof. Ido Braslavsky
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Ohio
and Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University

"Superheating of ice crystals in the presence of antifreeze proteins"
Dec. 4
Dr. Guy Ron
Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The proton radius — Nuclear physics' newest puzzle"
Dec. 11
Dr. Eytan Katzav
Dept. of Mathematics, King's College London
"Packing problems — A statistical physics approach"
Dec. 18
The 2012 John Bahcall Lecture in Astrophysics
Prof. Christopher F. McKee
Depts. of Astronomy and of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
"The formation of massive stars"
Dec. 21 14:00
Special Colloquium - Note the special date and time
Prof. Robert P. Kirshner
Clowes Professor of Science, Harvard University
Guest of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Harvard-TAU Astrophysics Initiative
Distinguished Lecturer of the Lewiner Institute of Theoretical Physics, Technion

"The Nobel surprise: How exploding stars led to dark energy"
Dec. 25
57th Annual Meeting of the Israel Physical Society, The Technion
No Colloquium
Conference site
Jan. 1
Dr. Dvir Yelin
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Technion
"Optical nano-manipulations of malignant cells"
Jan. 8
Prof. Yasushi Ishii
Dept. of Physics, Chuo University, Tokyo
"Phasons in quasicrystals: From statics to dynamics"
Jan. 15
Prof. Gerald H. Pollack
Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle
"The Secret Life of Water: E = H2O"
Jan. 22
Prof. Yuval Oreg
Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute
"What are Majoranas and where to find them"
Jan. 29
Prof. Issachar Unna
Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Albert Einstein and the birth of the quantum measurement problem"

Past Semesters
Fall 2000 Spring 2001
Fall 2001
Spring 2002
Fall 2006 Spring 2007 Fall 2008 Spring 2009
Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011

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.

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