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Everyone is welcome to our Physics colloquia, which take place on Wednesdays at 3:30pm in ABB-102. Refreshments are served beforehand in ABB-273.
Suggestions for speakers can be sent to the colloquium chair (Christine Wilson: )
September 10, 2003 3:30 pm
Extreme Clusters in the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey

Dr. Mike Gladders, The Observatories of the Carnegie Insitution of Washington

September 17, 2003 3:30 pm
EXCHANGE-COUPLED FERROMAGNETIC/ANTIFERROMAGNETIC FILMS

Dr. David Venus , Department of Physics and Astronomy , McMaster University

September 22, 2003 4:00 pm
The Hidden Phases of Galaxy Formation

Dr. Tracy Webb, Sterrewacht Leiden, , Leiden Observatory

September 26, 2003 9:00 am
SPINTRONICS: FROM QUANTUM COMPUTATION TO OPTOELECTRONICS

Dr. Kimberley C. Hall, University of Iowa , Department of Physics & Astronomy

September 29, 2003 4:00 pm
Local Magnetic Properties of Geometrically Frustrated Magnets

Dr. Sarah Dunsiger, Los Alamos National Laboratory , Condensed Matter & Thermal Physics Group , Los Alamos, New Mexico

October 1, 2003 3:30 pm
The First Stars

Dr. Tom Abel , The Pennsylvania State University , Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

October 2, 2003 11:30 am
Magnetism on the Verge of Breakdown

Dr. May Chiao , Laboratory for Solid State Physics , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology , Switzerland

October 15, 2003 3:30 pm
Reflections on 50 Years in Low Temperature Physics

Dr. Russell Donnelly , University of Oregon , Department of Physics

October 20, 2003 8:00 pm
Network Origins Lecture:Life in Our Universe & Others

Dr. Martin Rees , Cambridge

October 21, 2003 7:30 pm
Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling & Trapping

Dr. Bill Phillips , NIST , Laser Cooling & Trapping Group , Physics Laboratory

October 22, 2003 3:30 pm
A Bose Condensate in an Optical Lattice:Cold Atomic Gases Meet Solid State Phys.

Dr. William D. Phillips , Laser Cooling and Trapping Group , Atomic Physics Division, Physics Laboratory , National Institute of Standards and Technology

November 5, 2003 3:30 pm
Kondo Effect in Quantum Dots

Dr. Leonid Glazman , University of Minnesota , School of Physics & Astronomy

November 13, 2003 8:00 pm
Network Origins Lecture: Molecular Autonomous Agents

Dr. Stuart Kauffman , Bios Group , Santa Fee

November 14, 2003 11:30 am
Understanding Genetic Regulatory Networks

Dr. Stuart Kauffman , Bios Group, , Santa Fe

November 19, 2003 3:30 pm
Recent Developments In The Theory Of Spin Glasses

Dr. A.P. Young , Physics Department , University of California, Santa Cruz

November 26, 2003 3:30 pm
Velocity, Diffusion, & Interaction Mapping of Adhesion Proteins in Living Cells

Dr. Paul Wiseman , Department of Chemistry , McGill University

December 1, 2003 8:00 pm
Network Origins Lecture: From The Big Bang to the Origins of Life -

Dr. James Ferris , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

December 2, 2003 2:00 pm
Photochemistry in the Atmosphere of Titan: Formation of Titan Haze

Dr. James Ferris , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Department of Chemistry

December 3, 2003 3:30 pm
Mining for Metals in the Early Universe

Dr. Sara Ellison , University of Victoria , Department of Physics & Astronomy

January 14, 2004 3:30 pm
Prediction of Protein Structure and Function on a Genomic Scale

Dr. Jeff Skolnick , Buffalo, Centre of Excellence Bioinformatics, , **CANCELLED**

January 21, 2004 3:30 pm
The Formation of Giant Planets

Dr. Alan Boss , Carnegie Inst. of Washington , Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism , Washington, DC

January 28, 2004 3:30 pm
The Abnormal Normal State of the High-Tc Superconductors....

Dr. Greg Boebinger , Los Alamos National Laboratory , Materials Science & Technology Division

February 4, 2004 3:30 pm
Friction Mechanisms at the Nanoscale

Dr. Martin Muser , University of Western Ontario , Department of Applied Mathematics

February 11, 2004 3:30 pm
Nature of Charge Carriers in Bad Metals

Dr. Barrett Wells , University of Connecticut

February 18, 2004 3:30 pm
To Be Arranged

Dr. Mid Term Recess

February 25, 2004 3:30 pm
EN ROUTE TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH AND OTHER INTERESTING SIDE TRIPS

Dr. Serge Desgreniers , Department of Physics , University of Ottawa

March 10, 2004 3:30 pm
Evolution in Formation & Information in Evolution

Dr. J.R. Stone , McMaster University , Department of Biology

March 17, 2004 3:30 pm
THE STUDY OF DROPLETS, ONE BY ONE, USING MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

Dr. David Weitz , Harvard University , Department of Physics

March 18, 2004 8:00 pm
A Molecular View of the Origin & Large-Scale Evolution of Life

Dr. Norman R. Pace, ORIGINS PUBLIC LECTURE , The University of Colorado , Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

March 31, 2004 3:30 pm
Understanding Stellar Core Collapse from Detection of Supernova Neutrinos

Dr. Richard Boyd , National Science Foundation , Ohio State University

April 7, 2004 3:30 pm
BREAKING ELECTRONS APART IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

Dr. Senthil Todadri , Department of Physics , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 26, 2004 3:30 pm
The Quenching of Galaxy Formation by Quasar Outflows

Dr. Evan Scannapieco , Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics , UCSB

July 20, 2004 3:30 pm
EXACT SOLUTION OF A LINEAR MOLECULAR MOTOR MODEL DRIVEN BY TWO-STEP

Dr. Hans C. Fogedby, Institute of Physics & Astronomy , University of Aarhus, Denmark

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