Spring 2012 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.


January 05

Reinhard Schwienhorst

NOTE: Special Date

MI State Univ.

Top Quark Physics

January 12
Alex Levchenko
MI State Univ.

Quantum Rectification in Mesoscopic Circuits: Point Contacts, 2DEG Bi-layers, Giaever Transformers

S. Tessmer
January 19
Ray Devito
MI State Univ.

From Concept to Market: Commercialization of Academic Research

January 26
Carl Bromberg
MI State Univ.

Neutrino Oscillation Experiments at the Intensity Frontier

February 02
No Speaker

No Speaker

No speaker
February 09
Jack Bass
MI State Univ.

Current-Perpenduclar-to-Plane (CPP) Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) Studies at MSU

February 16
Scott Bogner
MI State Univ.

Putting on Blurry Glasses: Nuclei and Nuclear Matter at Low Resolution

February 23
Thomas Dietz
MI State Univ.

America’s Climate Choices: Reflections on Assessing the State of the Science

March 01
** APS March Meeting: no colloquium **
March 08
** Spring Break: no colloquium **
March 15
Richard Green
Mount Graham International Observatory

The Large Binocular Telescope - A New Era in Ground-Based Astronomy and Technological Innovation

March 22
Wade Fisher
MI State Univ.

The Fugitive Boson:  Higgs Hunting at Particle Colliders

March 29
Gary Bernstein

Cosmology without Cosmic Variance

April 05
Name withdrawn at speaker request
Univ. of Washington

Nuclear Waste Stalemate: DoesNuclear Power Have a Future?

April 12
Dean Lee
North Carolina State

Effective Field Theory on the Lattice: Ab Initio Calculations of Nuclei and Many-Body Systems

April 19
Roy Rajarshi
Univ. of Maryland

Synchronization in Real Networks: Chaos, Communicatin and Chimeras

April 26
Valerie Otero
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

Title: A Physics Department’s Role in Addressing National Crises in Physics Education


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