RUTGERS
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

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Colloquium Schedule  (2013-2014)
Colloquia take place in the Physics Lecture Hall
at 4:45 pm Wednesday afternoons
Tea and cookies served at 4:30pm

Fall 2013
Date
Speaker
Title
Host
9-11-13 Bill Barletta
MIT

Future Capabilities of Accelerator Based Science Gershtein
9-18-13 Helen Quinn
SLAC

Next Generation Science Standards --what are they? do they matter to you? Banks/Etkina
9-25-13
12:00 pm
Wright Lab Auditorium

Note differnet venue and time !!
Astronomy-Geology  joint colloquium
Sally Dodson-Robinson
U . Delaware

Giant Planets in Dusty Disks: How Solids Affect Planet Formation
Somerville
10-2-13 Tom Banks
Rutgers
New Information from Old Black Holes  Zamick
10-9-13 Eva Andrei
Rutgers

Graphene - a  Physicist's View of the "Wonder Material" 

Coleman
10-16-13 Piers Coleman
Rutgers
The Rise of Topology Andrei E
10-23-13 Tommaso Treu
UC Santa Barbara

What is the nature of dark energy
and dark matter?
Keeton
10-30-13 BOYD colloquium
 
Steven Koonin
NYU
The Promise of Urban Science
Zamick
11-6-13 Eun-Suk Seo
U. Maryland

Recent Discoveries of Cosmic Ray Anomalies Gershtein
11-13-13
Maura Mclaughlin
University of West Virginia
A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory Baker
11-20-13 Kate Scholberg
Duke
Neutrinos at the Intensity Frontier Gershtein
11-27-13 Thanksgiving  break
no colloquium

12-4-13
Sam Wang
Princeton

Genes, Brain Circuits, and the Mind: From Optical Imaging to Genomics
Bhanot
12-11-13 Markus Raschke
U. Colorado Boulder

Ultrafast nano-optics: accessing structure, function, and dynamics of matter on its natural length and time scales

Andrei

Spring 2014
1-29-14
Marc Kamionkowski
Johns Hopkkins University

Cosmic Beauty and Blemishes Gawiser
2-5-14 Vidya Madhavan
Boston College

Coexistence of Massless and Massive Dirac Fermions in Topological Crystalline Insulators

Andrei
2-12-14 Steve Dierker
BNL 
NSLS-II: Status, Plans, and Opportunities
Blumberg
2-19-14 Ramesh Narayan
Harvard

Black Hole Accretion Sellwood
2-26-14 Daniel Dessau
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Phun" with Photoelectrons, or What Sets the Tc
in Cuprate High-Temperature Superconductors?

Oh
3-5-14 Stephen Avery
U. Penn

Proton Therapy
Zamick
3-12-14 Gordon Baym
University of Illinois

Special Robbins Lecture
Neutron stars and the properties of matter at extreme densities
Coleman
3-19-14 Spring Break


3-26-14 Barbara Jacak
Stony Brook
Strongly coupled QCD matter: super hot and just about perfect Salur
3-29-14
IRONS LECTURE
Margaret Murnane
U. Colorado Boulder
Tabletop X-Ray Lasers: From Star Wars to Nanotechnology
Baker & Feldman
4-2-14 Senior Honors seminar 

Pryor
4-9-14 Joseph Incandela UCSB 

Discovery of the Higgs, recent updates and prospects. Gershtein
4-16-14 Suzanne Brahmia
Rutgers

Adapting to a changing world: Teaching challenges and learning opportunities in large introductory physics courses Etkina
4-23-14
Princeton University
Zamick
4-30-14 Victor Yakovenko
U. Maryland
Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption Kotliar
For the previous colloquium schedule, click here.