Spring 2007

Previous schedules: Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004
Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006
Fall 2006

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

Colloquium Organizer: Gerald Wilemski
January 18, 2007 - No colloquium

January 25, 2007 - Dr. Irene D'Amico (University of York, United Kingdom)
Potential architectures for quantum dot based quantum computers
February 1, 2007 - No colloquium

February 9, 2007 - Prof. Masaru K. Kuno (University of Notre Dame)
Solution-based semiconductor nanowires: new opportunities in one dimension
Note Special Day: Friday
February 15, 2007 - Prof. Stephen Julian (University of Toronto)
The search for new quantum phases of matter
February 20, 2007 - Prof. Eugene Kogan (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Decay of a discrete state resonantly coupled to a continuum of finite width
Note Special Day: Tuesday
February 22, 2007 - Prof. Austen Angell (Arizona State University)
The glassy water controversy and supercooled water as the Rosetta stone for understanding glassformers
March 2, 2007 - 3rd Joint UMR/UMSL Physics Meeting:
Prof. Robert D. Mathieu (University of Wisconsin)
Star Clusters, Binary Stars, and
Stellar Collisions: Tracing the Interface Between Stellar Dynamics and Stellar Evolution
Note Special Day: Friday and Place: Physics Dept., UMSL Campus
March 8, 2007 - March Meeting, No colloquium
March 15, 2007 - Spring Recess, No Colloquium
March 22, 2007 - Prof. Gregory L. Comer (Saint Louis University)
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: A New Look at Neutron Stars
March 29, 2007 - Spring Break, No Colloquium
April 5, 2007 - Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship in Astronomy
Prof. Robert A. Knop (Vanderbilt University)
High-Velocity and Relativistic Gas Near the Supermassive Black Holes at the Cores of Galaxies
Note that besides the regular colloquium, there will be a public lecture in the evening.
Public Lecture (7:30 pm) : The Power of the Dark Side: the Exotic Material That Makes Up Most of Our Universe

April 12, 2007 - Dr. Ryan Feeler (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
Physicists in Industry: The Role of Physicists in the Laser Business
April 19, 2007 - Prof. William Klein (Boston University)
A Physicist's View of Earthquakes -- Postponed until Fall 2007
April 26, 2007 - Thirty Seventh Annual Harold Q. Fuller Prize Colloquium

April 30, 2007 - Prof. Thomas E. Mallouk (The Pennsylvania State University)
Catalytic Nanomotors and Pumps
Note Special Day: Monday