Fall 2002

Previous schedules: Fall 2000 , Spring 2001 , Fall 2001 , Spring 2002
Future Schedules: Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005,

Thursdays 4:00 p.m., Room 104 Physics
Refreshments served at 3:40 p.m.

Colloquium Organizer: Thomas Vojta

 
August 29, 2002 - Prof. Giovanni Vignale (University of Missouri - Columbia)
Many-body effects in spin transport and spin density functional theory
September 5, 2002

September 12, 2002 - Prof. Joerg Schmalian (Iowa State University, Ames)
Self generated inhomogeneities in correlated systems
September 19, 2002 - Prof. James Heyman (Macalester College, St. Paul, MN)
Terahertz Charge Oscillations in Semiconductors
September 24, 2002 - Dr. Dan Neumann (NIST Center for Neutron Research)
Inelastic neutron scattering and the dynamics of biomolecules
(Note Special Date: Tuesday 4:00 p.m.)
October 3, 2002 - Prof. Brett Esry (Kansas State University)
Solving the time-dependent Schrodinger equation for fun and profit
October 11, 2002 - Homecoming colloquium Dr. David R. Schultz (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

October 17, 2002 - Dr. Andrew Kortyna (Lafayette College, Easton, PA)
Taking quantum mechanics to the limit -- the threshold behavior of electron-molecule scattering at ultralow collision energies
October 24, 2002 - Prof. Agnes Vojta (University of Missouri - Rolla)
Cracks or holes? Failure of varistor ceramics
October 31, 2002 - Dr. Matthias Vojta (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Quantum phase transitions in antiferromagnets and superconductors
November 7, 2002 - No colloquium - Academic audit

November 14, 2002 - Prof. Louis Bruch (University of Wisconsin)
Dimers and Trimers of Helium
November 21, 2002 - Prof. Bradley M. Stone (San Jose State University)
Recent Spectroscopic Work in the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center
November 28, 2002 - Thanksgiving vacation, no colloquium

December 3, 2002 - Advanced Laboratory Presentations
Note Special Time and Date: Tuesday 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
December 5, 2002 - Nineth Annual Laird D. Schearer Prize Colloquium

December 12, 2002 - Prof. Jon Machta (University of Massachusetts)
Complexity in Statistical Physics and Computer Science