Department of Physics and Astronomy

Johns Hopkins University

Colloquium schedule for Spring 2010

The colloquia are held on Thursdays at 3:00 pm in the Schafler Auditorium of the Bloomberg Center, unless indicated otherwise.
Refreshments are served in the third floor lounge at 2:45 pm.
Directions to the department.

February 4
Joint Colloquium with the Department of Biophysics
Speaker: Robert Austin (Princeton University)
Host: Nina Markovic
Title: The Physics of Cancer

February 11
Colloquium cancelled due to snow.

March 4
Speaker: Hans-Walter Rix (MPA Heidelberg)
Host: Colin Norman
Title: The Tiniest Galaxies

March 11
Speaker: Paul Canfield (Iowa State University)
Host:Collin Broholm
Title: Cooking, Fishing and Jogging through Phase Space: A Practical Guide to Discovering (and Understanding) New Materials

March 25
Speaker: Dimitar Sasselov (Harvard University)
Host: Colin Norman
Title: Kepler and Habitability od Exoplanets

April 1
Speaker: Jeff Kruk (JHU)
Host: Colin Norman
Title: The Nine Lives of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer: A crash course in spacecraft pointing control

April 8
Speaker: John Harris (Yale University)
Host: Andrei Gritsan
Title: Recreating the Primordial Quark-Gluon Soup

April 15
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi (Ohio State University)
Host: Nina Markovic
Title: Cold Atoms in Optical Lattices: What are the challenges to mapping out quantum phase transitions?

April 22
Speaker: Jennifer Wiseman (GSFC)
Host:Colin Norman
Title: Exploring Other Worlds: NASA's Exoplanet Program

April 29
Speaker:Victor Yakovenko (University of Maryland, College Park)
Host: Nina Markovic
Title: Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, and Wealth

May 6
Speaker: Leo Kouwenhoven (Delft University of Technology)
Host: Nina Markovic
Title: Quantum Opto-Electronics with Semiconducting Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes

Colloquium talks are aimed at the general audience in the Department, including graduate students and staff in all fields. We rely on your suggestions to improve future colloquia. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Nina Markovic at 410-516-6422 or email nina at