Michigan State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Fall 2001 Colloquium Schedule

Colloquia are presented at 4:10 pm on Tuesdays in 118 P-A.
Refreshments are served at 3:45 pm outside 224 P-A.






04 September

Dmitry Budker

University of California, Berkeley 

Resonant Nonlinear Magneto- and Electro-Optics 


11 September

Alan D. Krisch

University of Michigan 

Violent Collisions of Spinning Protons: Past, Present and Future


18 September

Thomas D. Rossing

Northern Illinois University 

Small and Large Amplitude Vibrations in Cymbals, Bells, and Steelpans

25 September

Leo Kadanoff

James Franck Institute 

Making a Splash, Breaking a Neck: The Development of Complexity in Physical Systems


02 October

Lawrence S. Cardman

Jefferson Laboratory 

CEBAF at Jefferson Lab: Recent Results and Plans for the Future

09 October

Stuart Solin

NEC Research Institute 

Extraordinary Magnetoresistance in Narrow-Gap Semiconductors: Fundamental Physics and Practical Applications


16 October 

Bertram Wolfe 

Physics and Society Lecture


23 October 

Steven Chu *
(1997 Nobel Prize in Physics)

Stanford University 

Biology at the Single Molecule Level

S. Pratt

* Dr. Chu speaks at this colloquium and also delivers a Public Lecture at 8:00 pm in the Kellogg Center Auditorium entitled Laser Cooling and Trapping: A Random Walk in Science as part of the MSU Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Lecture Series.

30 October 

Heinz-Jürgen Kluge

University of Heidelberg

Atomic Physics at Accelerators


06 November 

Bernard L. Cohen

University of Pittsburgh

Risk Analysis for Wastes from Electricity Generation


13 November

Lisbeth Gronlund

Union of Concerned Scientists

National Missile Defense: Will It Work and How Will We Know?

20 November 
  Thanksgiving Week: No Seminar

27 November

Edwin Kashy

Michigan State University

Demonstrations in Teaching: Can They be More Than Just Fun?

04 December 

Peter I. Mészáros

Pennsylvania State University

Gamma-Ray Bursts: The High-Energy Perspective

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