2009-2010 COLLOQUIUM SPEAKERS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
Arun Bansil
Physics Department, Northeastern University
Modeling Highly Resolved Spectroscopies of Complex Materials: From Qualitative to Quantitative

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009
David A. Williams
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics &
Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz
Very High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with VERITAS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009
Peter Young
Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz
The Complexity of the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
Scott Ransom
National Radio Telescope Observatory, University of Virginia
Detecting Gravitational Waves (and doing other cool physics) with Millisecond Pulsars

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009
Graham Kribs
Physics Department,
University of Oregon
Dark Matters

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Howie Haber
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics &
Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz
The Higgs Hunter's Guide at the Dawn of the LHC Era

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Darren Croton
Center for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
What *don't* we know about galaxy formation?

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Eric Heller
Harvard University
Stalking the 2D electron

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Steve Ritz
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics &
Physics Department, UC Santa Cruz
Fermi at 17 Months

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
Eric Siggia
Rockefeller University &
Cornell University
Geometry, Genetics, and Evolution

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
Jennifer Klay
California Polytechnic Institute
Making subatomic soup with nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
Peter Peumans
Physics Department,
Stanford University
Approaches to lowering the cost of solar energy conversion

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
Tim Tait
Physics Department, UC Irvine
Unraveling the Nature of Dark Matter

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
Steve Kivelson
Physics Department
Stanford University
Theory of high superconducting transition temperatures

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
David Thouless
University of Washington
Topological quantum numbers, measurement standards, and relations between fundamental constants

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Joel E. Moore
Physics Department
UC Berkeley
New Topologically Ordered Phases of Condensed Matter

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Winfried W. Wilcke
IBM Almaden Research Center
Rechargeable Lithium-air Batteries

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
Chetan Nayak
Microsoft Station Q/ Physics Department, UC Santa Barbara
Topological Quantum Computing

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
Kevin T. Lesko
DUSEL Project Office,UC Berkeley
The Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at Homestake and its Physics Programs

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
Art Ramirez
School of Engineering, UCSC
How Organic Semiconductors Work

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010
Wick Haxton
Physics Department, UC Berkeley
Solar Neutrinos, Metals, and the Planets

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
Hank Crawford
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Observation of an antimatter hypernucleus
The STAR Collaboration

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
Joel Primack
Physics Department, UCSC
A Brief History of Dark Matter

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
Pablo Saz Parkinson
SCIPP, UC Santa Cruz
Fermi Large Area Telescope Results on Gamma-ray Pulsars

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
Richard Easther
Physics & Astronomy Department
Yale University
Fingerprints of the Early Universe

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
Manoj Kaplinghat
Physics & Astronomy Department
UC Irvine
Cores, Cusps and Self-interactions in the dark sector

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
Holger Müller
Physics Department, UC Berkeley
Precision Measurements with Atom Interferometers using large Momentum Transfer

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
Herbi Dreiner
SCIPP, UCSC &
Bonn University
A Physics Show Performed by Students for Kids Aged 9-99

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Stephen H. Schneider
Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies & Professor of Biology, Stanford University
Global Warming: Motivating Game Changing Actions in an Era of Spin and Confusion