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

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
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
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 to February 4, 2009
12 Nov 2008 Michael Lemonick
Princeton University and Time Magazine
William Herschel, the First Observational
E. Prebys Abstract PPT Video
19 Nov 2008 David
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
Achieving Transformational Materials
Performance in a New Era of Science
L. Cooley Abstract PPT Video
14 Jan 2009 Gordon
Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
Note new location:
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
E. Prebys Abstract
28 Jan 2009 Nina
Singhal Hinrichs
University of Chicago
Modeling Molecular Dynamics from
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
The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow
of Time
R. Lipton Abstract PPT Video
18 Feb 2009 Christina
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
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
Exciting the Vacuum: From Glueballs to
W. Wester Abstract PPT Video
15 Apr 2009
22 Apr 2009 Dan Hooper
Charged Cosmic Rays and Particle Dark
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
C. Newman-Holmes Abstract PDF Video
13 May 2009 David G.
Ricoh Innovations and Stanford University
Did Early Renaissance Masters ‘Cheat’
Using Optics? Computer Science, Physics, and Art History Address a Bold
A. Para Abstract
20 May 2009 Ken Marken
Superconductivity Technology Center, Los
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
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
P. Lebrun Abstract PPT Video
10 Jun 2009 In conjunction with Muon Collider Week: Andrea Latina
CLIC Project Overview T. Schwartz Abstract Video
17 Jun 2009 Note new location: Auditorium
Arthur T. Benjamin
Mudd College
Mathemagics! (or “Secrets of Mental
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
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
Holographic Noise in Michelson
Interferometers: A Direct Experimental Probe of Unification at the Planck
R. Lipton Abstract PDF Video
29 Jul 2009 Yagmur Tourun Muon Colliders: The Next
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