Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Physics Colloquium

SPRING 2010 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. 


Feb. 21
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"
Feb. 28
Purim Holiday
No Colloquium
Mar. 7
Dr. Ido Yavetz
Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University
"Almost...: Unexploited potentials in the history of physics"
Mar. 14
Prof. Cobi Sonnenschein
School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University
"Stringy holography: A modern view of QCD and hadron physics"
Mar. 16
Special Colloquium - Note special time and place
Dr. Eran Sela
Dept. of Physics, University of Cologne
"From conformal field theory to quantum dot experiments"
Mar. 21
Prof. Idan Segev
Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, The Hebrew University
"Simulation-based brain research: The new agenda"
Mar. 28
Apr. 4
Passover Holiday
No Colloquium
Apr. 11
Prof. Rosario Nunzio Mantegna
Dip. Fisica e Tecnologie Relative, Universita' di Palermo
"Econophysics: Some traits of a hybrid discipline"
Apr. 18
Prof. Re'em Sari
Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University
"Planet formation and collisional cascades"
Apr. 25
Eisenberg Memorial Lecture
Prof. Wolfram Weise
Physics Department, Technical University of Munich
"Phases of strongly interacting matter: From nuclei to the quark-gluon plasma"
May 2
Dr. Shahal Ilani
Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
"Electrons living on a cylinder: The coupling of spin and orbit in carbon nanotubes"
May 9
Dothan Memorial Lecture
Prof. Herbert Neuberger
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
"The "hard" problem of strong interactions"
May 16
Ne'eman Memorial Lecture
Prof. Yisrael Aumann
The Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University
Recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics
"Pure and applied science"
May 23
Prof. Stefano Boccaletti
CNR - Institute of Complex Systems, Firenze
and Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Israel

"Sync. vs. Link: The intimate relationship between structure and function of complex networks"
May 30
Prof. Art Hebard
Department of Physics, University of Florida
"Magnetocapacitance and the physics of solid state interfaces"
June 6
Prof. Eric Akkermans
Dept. of Physics, Technion
"Casimir effect and quantum mesoscopics from the Shannon information viewpoint"
June 13
Special Post-Semester Colloquium
Prof. Herman Winick
SLAC, National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford
"SESAME - A 3rd generation synchrotron light source promoting peace and understanding through scientific cooperation in the Middle East"

Previous Semesters
Fall 2000 Spring 2001
Fall 2001
Spring 2002
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010

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