Department of Physics and Astronomy

Michigan State University

Fall 2008 Colloquium Schedule

Colloquia are presented at 4:10 pm on Thursdays in 1415 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg.
Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm in 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg.

September 4
University California Berkeley

Studying Neutrino Oscillation with Nuclear Reactors

September 11
September 18
University of Notre Dame
Expanding Universe and shrinking budgers: What do they mean for planning your research?
September 25
Michigan State University
My half-century with alkali metals-
from alkali metal anions to anionic electrons
Bill Pratt
October 2
IBM Almaden Research Center
The Quest for Spin Cascade Logic Circuits
October 9
Hard QCD- from the Tevatron to the LHC
October 16
Michigan State University
The Sources of Scientific Literacy in the United States
October 23
University of Minnesota
Statistical mechanics of ion channels, or why there is no life without entropy
October 30

November 6

University of Michigan
Ultrafast electronic dynamics in semiconductor quantum structures

November 13

Seoul National University
Realization of the ideal mean-field critical behaviour far from equilibrium with modulated cold atoms
November 20
McGill University
Measuring the Dense Matter Equation of State with the International
X-Ray Observatory
November 27
***No colloquium, Happy Thanksgiving ***
December 5
Cornell University
Science results from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission
No Schedule
Wolfgang Bauer
** Dr. Steve Squyres will be giving a special Colloquium on December 5, 2008. This special seminar will be held at 12:30 pm in
1415 BPS. There will be no time available for private meetings with the speaker. All are invited to attend this event ***

Map to the BioMedical & Physical Sciences Building
Building accessibility information

For travel arrangements, reimbursement questions or to make an appointment with the speaker please contact Kim Crosslan (884-5531 or

If you would like to attend lunch or dinner with the speaker please, contact the local host via email.

Last updated by Kim Crosslan on: 11/24/2008