Archive 2008 – 2009

Colloquium – Archive

Fermilab Colloquium Calendar 2008-2009

Lectures begin at 4:00 p.m. in 1 West

Orange titles are more technical; Green titles are less technical.

Date Speaker/Institute Title Host Abstract PDF Video
3 Sep 2008 Lee
Roberts

Boston University
Muon (g-2): A Probe of the Standard
Model and Beyond
E. Prebys Abstract PPT Video
10 Sep 2008 No Colloquium          
17 Sep 2008 No Colloquium          
24 Sep 2008 Andrey Lomako
DALSA Corporation
In conjunction with the Pixel 2008 Workshop
Solid State Imagers in Space and Scientific Applications –
DALSA Technology
R. Lipton Abstract    
1 Oct 2008 Paolo Brenni
CNR – FST – IMSS, Florence, Italy
The Telephone: An Invention with Many
Fathers
E. Barzi Abstract PPT Video
8 Oct 2008 George
H. Atkinson, former Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretaries of
State Powell and Rice

Institute of Science for Global Policy
Science and Technology in Global 21st
Century Societies
E. Barzi Abstract PPT Video
15 Oct 2008 Robert Garisto
Physical Review Letters
Half a Century of Physical Review
Letters
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PDF Video
22 Oct 2008            
29 Oct 2008 Thomas K.
Gaisser

University of Delaware
IceCube–A New Detector for Neutrino
Astronomy and Particle Astrophysics
P. Lebrun Abstract PPT Video
5 Nov 2008 John Rogers
U of I, Urbana/Champaign
RESCHEDULED
Rescheduled to February 4, 2009        
12 Nov 2008 Michael
Lemonick

Princeton University and Time Magazine
William Herschel, the First Observational
Cosmologist
E. Prebys Abstract PPT Video
19 Nov 2008 David
Hitlin

Caltech
Searching for New Physics at SuperB –
The Super Flavor Factory
W. Wester Abstract PPT Video
26 Nov 2008 Thanksgiving No Colloquium        
3 Dec 2008 Bruce
Winstein

University of Chicago
CMB Polarization, the QUIET Experiment,
and an Inside View of Gravity Wave Searches in the CMB
W. Wester Abstract PPT Video
10 Dec 2008            
17 Dec 2008 Chris Holland
UC San Diego
Simulation of Fusion Plasmas P. Lebrun Abstract PPT Video
24 Dec 2008 Christmas Holiday No Colloquium        
31 Dec 2008 New Year’s Holiday No Colloquium        
7 Jan 2009 John Sarrao
LANL
Achieving Transformational Materials
Performance in a New Era of Science
L. Cooley Abstract PPT Video
14 Jan 2009 Gordon
Kane

Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
Note new location:
Auditorium
LHC – a “Why” Facility M. Albrow Abstract PPT Video
21 Jan 2009 Apostolos
Georgopoulos

Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry,
University of Minnesota
Brain Mechanisms of Cognitive
Processing
E. Prebys Abstract    
28 Jan 2009 Nina
Singhal Hinrichs

University of Chicago
Modeling Molecular Dynamics from
Simulations
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PPT Video
4 Feb 2009 John A.
Rogers

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Materials for Stretchable Electronics –
Electronic Eyeballs, Brain Monitors and Other Applications
R. Lipton Abstract PPT Video
11 Feb 2009 Sean
Carroll

Caltech
The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow
of Time
R. Lipton Abstract PPT Video
18 Feb 2009 Christina
Frederick-Recascino

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
and
Doug Sweigard
Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Integrated Airport: Building a
Successful NextGen Testbed
D. Hooper Abstract PPT Video
25 Feb 2009 David
Larbalestier

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida
State University
The Superconductors That Magnets Really
Want: What Stands in the Way?
L. Cooley Abstract   Video
4 Mar 2009 Simon
Swordy
Heinrich
Jaeger

University of Chicago
Current Research at the University of
Chicago Enrico Fermi Institute and James Franck Institute
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PPT Video
11 Mar 2009 Sekhar
Chivukula

Michigan State University
The Symmetries of QCD B. Dobrescu Abstract PDF Video
18 Mar 2009 Rajendran Raja
Fermilab
Accelerator Driven Nuclear Energy – The
Thorium Option
E. Prebys Abstract PDF Video
25 Mar 2009 Brian
Uzzi

Northwestern University
Network Complexity and Human Creativity:
The Case of High Impact Science
T. Schwarz Abstract    
1 Apr 2009 Isabelle
Grenier

CEA/Univ. Paris VII, France
The Animated Gamma-ray Sky Revealed by
the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
M. Albrow Abstract PDF Video
8 Apr 2009 Michael Albrow
Fermilab
Exciting the Vacuum: From Glueballs to
Higgs
W. Wester Abstract PPT Video
15 Apr 2009            
22 Apr 2009 Dan Hooper
Fermilab
Charged Cosmic Rays and Particle Dark
Matter
R. Lipton      
29 Apr 2009 Lefteri
Tsoukalas

Purdue University
Inventing an Energy Internet: Concepts,
Architectures and Protocols for Smart Energy Utilization
P. Lebrun Abstract PPT Video
6 May 2009 Paul
Ginsparg

Cornell University
Open Access: From Myth to
Paradox
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PDF Video
13 May 2009 David G.
Stork

Ricoh Innovations and Stanford University
Did Early Renaissance Masters ‘Cheat’
Using Optics? Computer Science, Physics, and Art History Address a Bold
Theory
A. Para Abstract    
20 May 2009 Ken Marken
Superconductivity Technology Center, Los
Alamos
From Ions to Wires to the Grid: The
Transformational Science of LANL Research in High-Tc Superconducting Tapes
and Electric Power Applications
L. Cooley Abstract PPT Video
27 May 2009 Tim Meyer
TRIUMF
Being Relevant in Tough Times: TRIUMF’s
Five-Year Plan
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PPT Video
5 Jun 2009 Special Outreach Colloquium in the Auditorium, 12 Noon: Michael
Turner

University of Chicago (Note new date, location and
time)
Communicating the Excitement of
Science
P. Lebrun Abstract PPT Video
10 Jun 2009 In conjuction with Muon Collider Week: Andrea
Latina
Fermilab
CLIC Project Overview T. Schwartz Abstract   Video
17 Jun 2009 Note new location: Auditorium
Arthur T. Benjamin
Harvey
Mudd College
Mathemagics! (or “Secrets of Mental
Math”)
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract    
24 Jun 2009 Kwang-Je Kim
Argonne National Laboratory
Progress and Prospects for X-ray Free
Electron Lasers
R. Lipton Abstract PPT Video
1 Jul 2009            
8 Jul 2009 Joseph
Dwyer

Florida Institute of Technology
X-ray Emission from Thunderstorms and
Lightning
E. Prebys Abstract PDF Video
15 Jul 2009 In Conjunction with the Neutrino Summer School:Yossi
Nir
Weizmann Institute of Science
Flavour Physics in the LHC Era B. Dobrescu Abstract PDF
22 Jul 2009 Craig Hogan
Fermilab
Holographic Noise in Michelson
Interferometers: A Direct Experimental Probe of Unification at the Planck
Scale
R. Lipton Abstract PDF Video
29 Jul 2009 Yagmur Tourun Muon Colliders: The Next
Frontier
A. Para Abstract   Video
5 Aug 2009 David Kaplan
Johns Hopkins University
Exciting (the) Vacuum: Possible
Manifestations of the Higgs particle at the LHC
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PDF Video
12 Aug 2009            
19 Aug 2009            
26 Aug 2009 Hendrik Schatz
Michigan State University
Rare Isotopes in Cosmic Explosions and
Accelerators on Earth
P. Lebrun Abstract   Video