January 18: Dr. Carol Johnstone, Fermilab, "Future Accelerators, from Green Energy to Cancer Therapy"
February 1: Dr. Igor Beloborodov, California State University Northridge, "New Frontiers in Materials Science: Superconductive Mesosolids"
February 8: Dr. Charles Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Lab, "Jamming and Clogging Transitions for Systems with Quenched Disorder"
February 22: Dr. Mandy Rominsky, Fermilab, "New Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab"
March 8: Dr. Eva Andrei, Rutgers University, "Fractional quantum Hall effect and insulating phase of Dirac electrons in graphene"
March 22: Dr. Johann Rafelski, University of Arizona, "Laser-electron Scattering at the Critical Force Limit"
March 29: Dr. Tatyana Baturina, Novosibirsk, Russia, "Coexistence and interplay of superconductivity and localization in two dimensions"
April 5: Dr. Valerii Vinokour, Argonne National Lab, "Transport in nano-structured materials"
April 12: Dr. David Rasmussen, Oak Ridge National Lab, "The ITER International Partnership: Demonstrating the Scientific and Technological Feasibility of Fusion Energy"
April 19: Dr. George Coutrakon, NIU, Quantum Reality and Schrodinger's Cat
April 26: Awards Ceremony and Student Presentations. Presentation of awards by Chair Laurence Lurio; Harsha Panuganti "Generation of Electron Bunches using Photo- and Field Emission"; James A. Maloney, "Muon Collider Physics and Muon Cooling".
Friday, February 10: Dr. Steve Martin, NIU. The Acceleration of the Expansion of the Universe: Physics Nobel Prize 2011.
Friday, February 17: Dr. Young-Min Shin, NIU. Advanced Microwave and THz Vacuum Electron Beam Devices.
Friday, February 24: Dr. George Coutrakon, NIU. Quantum Reality and Schrodinger's Cat: An Historical Perspective.
Friday, March 2: Dr. Sean Mattingly, Bank of America. Business for Poets: Physics Careers Outside of Physics.
Friday, March 23: Dr. Uwe Bergmann, SLAC. Archimedes' Oldest Writings under X-ray Vision.
Friday, April 6: Dr. Jianguo Wen, Argonne. Sub-Angstrom Transmission Electron Microscopy with Aberration Correction.
Friday, April 13: Dr. Bogdan Dabrowski, NIU. Search and Discovery of Strongly Coupled Multi-Ferroic Perovskites Sr1-xBaxMnO3.
Friday, April 20: Dr. Mark Pankuch, Director of Medical Physics and Dosimetry, CDH ProCure Proton Therapy Facility. The Clinical Use of Accelerated Protons: Proton Radiotherapy.
Friday, April 27: Senior Seminar. (1) Michael Wesley (Faculty Mentor: Professor Yasuo Ito). Observation of Fe doped SrRuO3 Thin-Films. (2) Zachary Johnson (Faculty Mentor: Professor Carol Thompson). Magnetic Force Microscopy of Materials. (3) Anthony M. Schroeder (Faculty Mentor: Professor Zhili Xiao). A Guided Inquiry into Nano-Scale Hydrogen Sensors.
Friday, August 19: Safety Orientation.
Friday, August 26: LAS State of the College address.
Friday, September 16: Welcome picnic for new graduate students, 12-2 pm.
Friday, September 16: Prof. Lobat Tayebi, University of Oklahoma. Biomaterial Multilayer Assemblies.
Friday, September 23: All-day symposium in honor of Prof. Clyde Kimball.
Friday, September 30: Dr. Jeffrey Lynn, NIST Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Magnetic Moments in Superconductors: From Assassin to Facilitator.
Friday, October 14: Dr. Andreas Glatz, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Thermoelectric and Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Mesoscopic Meta-materials.
Friday, October 21: Dr. Rajendran Raja, Fermilab. Nuclear Energy Using Accelerator Driven Sub-critical Systems - The Thorium Option.
Friday, October 28: Dr. Michael Turner, University of Chicago. Quarks and the Cosmos.
Friday, November 4: Dr. Jyotsana Lal, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems Measured by High Energy Resolution Neutron Scattering Techniques.
Friday, November 11: Dr. D. N. Kafle, Argonne National Laboratory. Aerosol Optical Depth Derived from Micropulse Lidar Data at Various ARM Sites World-wide.
Friday, November 18th. Dr. Linda Young, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. Exploring the frontier of ultrafast/ultraintense x-ray interactions with matter.
Friday, December 2nd. Dr. Jian-rong Gao, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. Phase relations in La-Fe-Si alloys for magnetic refrigeration applications.
Friday, January 28: Dr. Roland Winkler, NIU. Graphene: The Ultimate Flatland. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010.
Friday, February 4: Probing Itinerant Ferromagnetism with Spin Waves. Dr. Vincent Vlamnick, Argonne.
Friday, February 18: Ultrananocrystalline Diamond for MEMS and NEMS: Opportunities and Challenges. Dr. Anirudha V. Sumant, Argonne.
Friday, March 4: Size Matters: Palladium Nanostructures for Fast and Sensitive Hydrogen Detection. Prof. Zhili Xiao, NIU.
Friday, March 11: New Experiments with Antiprotons. Dr. Daniel Kaplan, IIT.
Friday, March 18: Spring Break.
Friday, April 1: Dr. Joel Moore, University of California, Berkeley. New Topologically Ordered Phases of Condensed Matter.
Friday, April 8: Dr. Rocky Kolb, University of Chicago. Taking Sides on Dark Energy.
Friday, April 15: Dr. Wayne Newhauser, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. High Performance Computing for Proton Radiation Therapy.
Friday, April 22: Dr. Christophe Royon, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay. First Results from the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC and the ATLAS Forward Physics Project.
Friday, April 29: Senior Seminar. Talks will be followed by awards ceremony and reception.
Friday, May 6: Dr. Heinlich Jaeger, University of Chicago. Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Monolayers.
Friday, September 3: Dr. Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, University of Chicago. Sparse Density of States in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Tuning Energy Relaxation and Transport.
Friday, September 17: Dr. David Hedin, NIU. Understanding our Asymmetric Universe: Evidence for an Anomalous Like-Sign Dimuon Asymmetry.
Friday, September 24: Dr. G. P. Yeh, Fermilab. The Energy Transformation.
Friday, October 1: Dr. Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago. The Life and Death of a Drop: Topological Transitions and Singularities in Fluids
Friday October 15: Dr. James Rabchuk, Western Illinois University. A Mechanical Demonstration Illustrating Parametric Resonance.
Friday October 22: Dr. Matt Bellis, Stanford University: Searching for Baryon Number Violation in the BaBar Dataset.
Friday October 29: Dr. Alexander Yarin, University of Ilinois at Chicago. Thorny Devil Nanofibers: The Way to Cooling Rates of the Order of 1 kW/cm2.
Friday November 12: Dr. Robert Hirosky, University of Virginia. The CMS Detector: Peformance and First Physics.