Colloquia and Special Seminars

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January - June, 2017
3/08, 3:30pm Doug Scalapino
Why did it take over 40 years from the experimental discovery of superconductivity to the BCS theory and will it take this long to understand the high Tc superconductors?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 4:00pm Federico Marinacci
Challenges and future directions in cosmological simulations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 4:00pm Xi Dong
Institute for Advanced Study
Spacetime and Gravity from Quantum Error Correction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/28, 12:30pm Chang-Goo Kim
Supernova driven galactic winds and synthetic observations using TIGRESS[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/27, 4:00pm Chang-Goo Kim
Galactic star formation rates regulated by star formation feedback[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 12:30pm Thomas Dumitrescu
How Many Degrees of Freedom Can Fit in a Quantum Field?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/16, 4:00pm Xuening Bai
Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation: A Microphysical Perspective[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/14, 12:30pm Mike McCourt
Adventures in Galaxy Gas Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 11:30am Marie Farge
(ENS Paris)
Laurette Tuckerman
Open Access Publishing: How to disseminate our articles as efficiently as possible? Is open access a good solution? (Informal discussion)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2016
11/30, 2:00pm Mike Zaletel
Symmetry constraints in quantum materials: making the most of seeing nothing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 2:00pm Lars Brink
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2016
6/15, 11:15am Charlie Marcus
New Materials for Quantum Computing
4/20, 2:00pm Yitang Zhang
Small gaps between prime numbers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 2:00pm Phillip Schewe
Univ. Maryland & KITP Journalist in Residence
Spacetraveler's Manifesto: the Other-worldly Career of Freeman Dyson[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/11, 2:00pm Rainer Weiss
100 Years of gravitational waves: The observation of a binary black hole collision[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 2:00pm Brandon Brown
University of San Francisco
The Historical Max Planck[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 2:00pm Jorge José
Indiana University
How the statistical properties of human motions reveal some of the workings of our nervous system[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 2:00pm Phillip Schewe
Univ. Maryland & KITP Journalist in Residence
Science and Sublime: Two ways of viewing the world[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/13, 2:00pm Phillip Schewe
Univ. Maryland & KITP Journalist in Residence
Physics by Press Conference: How discoveries get announced[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2015
10/28, 2:00pm Zohar Komargodski
Weizmann Inst.
The Space of Quantum Field Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 11:00am Zohar Komargodski
Weizmann Inst.
Comments on Disordered Conformal Field Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 2:00pm Ken Kosik
Everything known about Alzheimer's disease that a physicist might want to know[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2015
5/06, 2:00pm Peter Pesic
St. John's College and Harvard University
Music and the making of modern science[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 12:30pm Radu Coldea
University of Oxford
Experimental realization of Ising quantum criticality: Dirac spectrum and emergent E8 symmetry
2/18, 2:00pm Sheldon Lee Glashow
Harvard University, Boston University
A Parable of the Pure and the Practical: Why We Must Pursue Basic Scientific Research[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2014
11/14, 3:30pm Albert Libchaber
Rockefeller University
Microbes (bacteria and ciliates) in the soil ecosystem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2014
5/12, 1:30pm Kyle Shen
Shining Light on Correlated Quantum Materials: The Story from Einstein's Photoelectrons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 3:30pm David Gross
Yang-Mills Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 2:00pm Walter Kohn, Jim Klingshirn
Visual Distortions in Macular Degeneration: Quantitative Diagnosis and Correction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 2:00pm Mike Gazzaniga
Director of Sage Center for the
Study of Mind, UCSB
Unity in a Modular World
1/09, 3:30pm Satoru Nakatsuji
Institute for Solid State Physics
at the University of Tokyo
Emergent Quantum Phenomena in Novel Correlated Materials
1/08, 2:00pm Philip Kim
Columbia University
Bloch, Landau, and Dirac: Hofstadter's Butterfly in Graphene[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2013
11/26, 12:30pm Xi Dong
Holographic Entanglement Entropy for General Higher Derivative Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/30, 2:00pm Harry Nelson
First Science Results from the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) Dark Matter Experiment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/23, 4:00 p.m. Joe Incandela
Inauguration to the Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga Chair in Experimental Science[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2013
2/13, 2:00 p.m. Paul Hansma
UCSB, Physics
From Broida to Bedside: From Fundamental to Clinical Research on Bone Fracture[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2012
6/20, 2:00 p.m. Mark Dennis
University of Bristol
Knotting Nodes of Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 2:00 p.m. Bill Unruh
Measurement of the Hawking Temperature for an Analog Horizon[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
04/20, 2:00 p.m. Dam Thanh Son
Triangle Anomalies in Landau's Fermi Liquid Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
03/01, 3:30 p.m. Edward Seidel
The Data and Computer-Driven Transformation of Modern Science[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2011
10/19, 2:00 p.m. Joseph Avron
Baron von Munchhausen and the Cat: Swimming in Curved Space[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2011
5/18, 2:00 p.m. Kenneth Kosik
Encoding Contingency[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/13, 12:00 p.m. Avi Loeb
Harvard CfA
Future Frontiers in Astrophysics: Suggestions for Young Researchers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 2:00 p.m. John Learned
Univ. Hawaii
Review of Discoveries and Preview of Exciting Prospects in the Study of the Ghostly Neutrino[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/30, 2:00 p.m. Peter Mucha
University of North Carolina
Community Detection in Multislice Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/23, 2:00 p.m. Manfred Eigen
Max Planck, Gottingen
The Origin and Evolution of Life: A Physical Problem?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 4:00 p.m. Ed Bertschinger
Diversity and Excellence in Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2010
11/03, 2:00 p.m. Chuck Stevens
The Salk Institute
Physics-style Theory Can be Used to Discover a Universal Principle Governing the Design of Neural Network[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 2:00 p.m. Michael Hausser
Univ. College London
Using Light to Control Behaviour - the Promise of Optogenetics
9/01, 2:00 p.m. Chris Greene
Univ. of Colorado
Universality in Few-body Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2010
4/14, 2:00 p.m. Dieter Luest
Strings at the LHC[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/06, 3:30 p.m. David MacKay
University of Cambridge
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/24, 2:00 p.m. Robert Brandenberger
McGill Univ. & KITP
Testing String Theory with Cosmological Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00 p.m. Stanley Deser
Brandeis Univ. and Caltech
Quantum Gravity and Its (Dis)contents[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 4:00 p.m. Walter Kohn
A World Powered Predominantly by Solar and Wind Energy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 2:00 p.m. Miguel Eckstein
Linking Neurons to Individual Differences in Perceptual Skill[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2009
11/18, 2:00 p.m. Charles Bennett
Quantum Information and the Birth and Death of Complexity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2009
5/13, 2:00 p.m. Victor Yakovenko
Univ. of Maryland
New Developments in Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, and Wealth[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5/06, 2:00 p.m. Robijn Bruinsma
Physics and Mathematics of Cancer Metastasis[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/25, 2:00 p.m. Zohar Nussinov
Wash Univ.-St. Louis
Glassy Dynamics and Unusual Thermodynamics on Curved Surfaces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 2:00 p.m. Rajan Gupta
The Many Faces of the Global Energy Challenge Viewed Through a Global Observatory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2008
12/10, 2:00 p.m. Zvi Bern
Harmony in Scattering Amplitudes: From Quantum Chromodynamics to Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 2:00 p.m. Dennis Atterton, J. Kuchera-Morin
L. Putnam, C. Roads, & B. Sturm
Sonal Atoms - Atomic Decomposition/Composition of Sound and, Experiencing the Quantum Realm - Visualizing and Sonifying the Bloch Sphere and Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 2:00 p.m. Mehran Kardar
The Elusiveness of Polymer Knots[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 2:00pm Yoseph Imry
Weizmann Inst. of Science
Slow Relaxation and Aging in the Electron Glass[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 2:00 p.m. Luca Peliti
Univ. Federico II
The Puzzle of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/12, 5:00 p.m. Robert Socolow
Princeton Univ.
Technologies for Living in a Greenhouse[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2008
5/22, 4:00 p.m. John Learned
Univ. of Hawaii
Hanohano: Mobile Neutrino Detectors for Mixing, Masses, Geology, and Reactor Snooping[Slides]
5/21, 2:00 p.m. David Awschalom
Engaging Diamonds in the Quantum Age -- UCSB Faculty Research Lectureship[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 2:00 p.m. Eva Silverstein
Stanford University
Inflationary Theory, String Theory and the CMB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 2:00 p.m. Eliezer Rabinovici
Hebrew Univ., Racah Inst
SESAME- Reality or a Parallel Universe?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/06, 2:00 p.m. Roni Harnik
The LHC, New Symmetries and New Forces[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2007
8/08, 2:00 p.m. Reinhard Genzel
Max Planck & UC Berkeley
The Nuclear Star Cluster and Central Massive Black Hole[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 2:00 p.m. Karin Dahmen
Crackling Noise: Learning from Magnets about Earthquakes?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 2:00 p.m. Doug Scalapino
UCSB, Physics
The Question of Pairing Glue in the Cuprate Superconductors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 2:00 p.m. David Hitlin
The Future of Heavy Flavor Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2007
4/11, 2:00 p.m. Stefania Tutino
Copernicanism and the Catholic Church in the Early Seventeenth Century: New and Old Science in Context[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 2:00 p.m. Ed van den Heuvel
University of Amsterdam
The European Discovery of Australia[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/04, 2:00 p.m. Yves Pomeau
Ecole Normale Sup, Paris
Optical Solitons as Quantum Objects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/23, 2:00 p.m. Burkhard Militzer
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Understanding the Interiors and Evolution of Giant Planets Through First-Principles Computer Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 2:00 p.m. Gabriela Gonzalez
Searching for Gravitational Waves[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2006
9/20, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Giuseppe Mussardo
Ludwig Boltzmann -- A Disordered Genius[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 2:00 p.m. Mr. George Johnson
Strange Beauty: The Unauthorized Biography of Murray Gell-Mann[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Shri Kulkarni
The Space Interferometer Mission: Parallaxes, Planets and More[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2006
1/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andreas Albrecht
UC Davis
Fun with Dark Energy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Morrison
Duke University
Decay of False Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ruth Gregory
University of Durham
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That String ... or, Can We Really Have Black Strings in Higher Dimensions?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ed van den Heuvel
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Historical Notes on the Dutch and American-Dutch "schools" in Astronomy and Their Relations with Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 12:15 p.m. Dr. John Clarke
UC Berkeley
Two-Coupled Flux Qubits with Controllable Interaction[Slides]
5/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Rajnish Mehra
UCSB & National Bureau of Economic Research
The Equity Premium: Why is it a Puzzle?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Bill Rice
Reproductive Interactions Between the Sexes: Sexual Conflict or Mutualistic Sexual Selection?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Hamilton
University Colorado
Inside Black Holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Adrian Parsegian
Van der Waals Forces for Geeks, Geckos, and Grad Students[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2005
9/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dave Morrison
KITP & Duke University
How Much Mathematics Does a Theoretical Physicist Need to Know?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. James Bjorken
From Dark Energy to the Multiverse[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alexei Kitaev
KITP & Microsoft
Anyons in an Exactly Solved Model and Beyond[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2005
1/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ralph Archuleta
Institute for Crustal Studies, UCSB
Earthquakes May be Even More Dangerous: Supershear Rupture Velocities[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Albert Libchaber
Some Physical Aspects of the Origin of Life and of Artificial Cells[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ned Wright
Fact and Fiction in the Cosmological Literature[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eric Siggia
Rockefeller University
Computing Evolution and Development from the Genome
4/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sara Diamond
Banff & UCLA
Science and the Art of Visualization[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
Spacetime in String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Petr Hořava
Universality in Fermi Liquids, D-Branes and K-Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2004
8/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tom Siegfried
Reporter, Dallas Morning News
Scientists and Journalists: Worlds in Collision, or Ships Passing in the Dark[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. W. Patrick McCray
Planning Astronomy's Next Big Machines: Reflections on Some Recent History[Slides][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2004
1/20, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Bob Kirshner
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Stop and Go Universe: Observing the Era of Cosmic Deceleration[Aud][Cam]
1/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nate Lewis
The Future of Power and Energy in the World[Aud][Cam]
2/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Arkady Vainshtein
University of Minnesota
Can the Graviton Have Mass?[Aud][Cam]
2/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstone
Quantum Algorithms[Aud][Cam]
3/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Zvi Bern
Magic Tricks for Scattering Amplitudes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
Space, Time and Information[Aud][Cam]
3/10, 4:00 p.m. Dr. David Pine
Colloidal Molecules and Finite Sphere Packings[Aud][Cam]
4/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Duncan Haldane
KITP & Princeton
Exotic Photonics[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brad Marston
Brown University
The Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alex Filippenko
Evidence from Type Ia Supernovae for a Decelerating, then Accelerating Universe and Dark Energy[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jason Ho
KITP & Ohio State University
The Exploding Field of Quantum Gases[Aud][Cam]
5/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ila Prasad Fiete
From Neural Activity to Behavior: Dynamics and Learning in the Brain
5/18, 2:15 p.m. Dr. Alain Aspect
Institut d'Optique, Universitaire d'Orsay
Einstein Podolsky Rosen Correlations, Bell's Theorem, and Quantum Entanglement: The Naive View of an Experimentalist[Slides][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 0:00 Dr. Victor Yakovenko
University of Maryland
Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, and Wealth[Slides][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2003
7/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
KITP & University of Missouri
A Model for Perceptual Space[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Gabriele Veneziano
The Beginning of String Theory or: How Nature Deceived Us in the Sixties[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 0:00 Dr. Eshel Ben-Jacob
KITP & Tel-Aviv University
Unfolding of Recorded Brain Activity
9/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Herbert Levine
Non-Equilibrium Physics Underlying Biological Function: The Case of Bacterial Colony Patterns[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tom Banks
UC Santa Cruz and Rutgers University
Quantum Theories of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Albert Wheelon Corona: The First Reconnaissance Satellites[Aud][Cam]
10/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Leda Cosmides, UCSB
Dr. John Tooby, UCSB
Coalitional Psychology and Social Categorization[Aud][Cam]
11/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Pierre Coullet
KITP & University of Nice
Hooke and Newton[Aud][Cam]
11/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Leonard Sander
University of Michigan
Epidemics, Disorder, and Percolation[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tamás Vicsek
Eötvös University, Hungary
Networks in Life: From Cellular Metabolism to Co-Authorship[Slides][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2003
1/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Baltimore
Controlling Gene Expression in Immune Cells and Neurons[Aud][Cam]
1/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lewis Wolpert
University College London
Evolutionary Psychology of Depression[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lewis Wolpert
Triumph of the Embryo[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Hong Liu
The Challenging Cosmological Singularity[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ilya Nemenman
A New Kind of Science?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Pierre-Gilles De Gennes
Paris Collège de France & Institute Curie
The Dynamics of Cellular Adhesion[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Murray Gell-Mann
Santa Fe Institute
Distant Relationships Among Human Languages[Aud][Cam]
4/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Marc Mézard
CNRS - Université Paris Sud
Glass Phases in Optimization Problems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Brenner
The Ongoing Saga Surrounding the Velocity Fluctuations in Sedimentation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2002
9/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Barbara Romanowicz
Global Seismic Tomography: A Window into the Earth's Deep Interior[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jim Peebles
Princeton University
Problems with the Standard Cosmological Model[Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Charles Townes
Why Didn't We Have Lasers 25 Years Sooner?[Aud][Cam]
10/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Christian Jacob
University of Calgary
If Darwin Had Been a Programmer -- Evolutionary Design by Computers[Aud][Cam]
10/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Hsu
Institute of Theoretical Science, University Oregon
Superconductivity in Quark Matter[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lawrence Krauss
Case Western Reserve
Life, The Universe and Nothing: The Future of Life in and Ever-Expanding Universe[Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Julie Theriot
Crawling Cells & Comet Tails[Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Dickinson
How Flies Fly[Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2002
1/9, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Pierre Ramond
Univ of Florida
Neutrinos: Windows Beyond the Standard Model[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Washington Taylor
Nonperturbative Approaches to String Theory[Slides]
1/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Brewer
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Holding Global Warming in Check? Advances in the Science of Deep Ocean CO2 Sequestration[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/31, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Philippe Nozières
Institut Laue Langevin
On the Bose Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. William Rice
Evolutionary Conflict Between the Sexes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/14, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Paul Wiegmann
James Franck Institute
Viscous Fingering and a Shape of an Electronic Droplet in the Quantum Hall Regime[Aud][Cam]
2/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
Caltech & Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Theoretical and Experimental Aspects in the Search for Gravitational Waves[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ben Owen
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The r-Mode Instability, or: How the Coriolis Force Makes Gravitational Waves[Aud][Cam]
3/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Matthew W. Choptuik
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UBC
Simulating Black Hole Spacetimes: Successes and Challenges[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
3/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sean Carroll
Enrico Fermi Institute
Dark Energy and the Preposterous Universe[Slides][Aud]
4/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Stephen Hawking
University of Cambridge
Why Does Inflation Start at the Top of the Hill?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Terrence Sejnowski
Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Salk Institute
Visual Awareness: Back to the Future[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Birgitta Whaley
Flying Cryostats: Superfluid Solvation and Molecular Motions in Helium Droplets[Slides][Aud][Cam]
July - December, 2001
9/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Serge Haroche
École Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, Paris
Manipulating Entanglement in Cavity QED Experiments[Slides]
10/08, 4:00 p.m. Dr. A. Yacoby
Weizmann Institute
Tunneling Spectroscopy of Elementary Excitation in 1D
10/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mehran Kardar
The `Friction' of Vacuum, and other Fluctuation-Induced Forces[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ilya Nemenman
Predictability, Complexity and Learning[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Victor Gurarie
Disorder Symmetry and Universality Classes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. J. E. Mooij
ITP & Delft Technical University
Persistent-Current Quantum Bits[Aud][Cam]
10/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. S. C. Zhang
Stanford University
A Four Dimensional Generalization of the Quantum Hall Effect[Aud][Cam]
11/05, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Neil Turok
A Cyclic Model of the Universe[Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Kay Wiese
Disordered Systems and the Functional Renormalization Group[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. J. E. Mooij
ITP & Delft University of Technology
Macroscopic Quantum Effects in Josephson Junction Circuits[Aud][Cam]
11/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Boris Shraiman
Bell Labs
Statistical Mechanics in Modeling of Transcription Control Networks
11/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Art Wolfe
Does the Fine Structure Constant Vary Over Cosmological Time Scales?[Slides][Aud]
12/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mark Raizen
ITP & University of Texas
New Frontiers in Controlling Matter with Light[Slides][Aud][Cam]
January - June, 2001
2/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Kleinfeld
Phase Oscillators and Traveling Electrical Waves in Cortex[Slides][Aud]
2/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steven Girvin
ITP & Indiana University
Physical Realizations of Quantum Bits: Trapped Ions and Cooper Pair Boxes[Slides][Aud]
3/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Angela Olinto
U. Chicago
The Highest Energy Cosmic Rays[Slides][Aud]
3/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Henry W. Sobel
University of California, Irvine
Neutrino Mass from Super-Kamiokande[Slides][Aud]
4/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Peskin
A Decade of Precision Electroweak Experiments[Slides][Aud]
4/13, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Michael H. Freedman
A Two-Dimensional Antiferromagnet Which "Knows" Chern-Simons Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Junk
Searches for the Higgs Boson at LEP[Slides][Aud]
5/18, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Alain Connes
Noncommutative Geometry[Aud]
5/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alex Filippenko
UC Berkeley
Einstein's Biggest Blunder? The Case for an Accelerating Universe[Slides][Aud]
5/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Schwarz
Early History of String Theory: A Personal Perspective[Slides][Aud]
August - December, 2000
8/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Friedman
ITP & University Wisconsin
Gravity Waves from Fast Pulsars: Surprise and Speculation[Slides][Aud]
9/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Neil Turok
Cambridge University
Before Inflation[Slides][Aud]
9/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mark Newman
Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University & Santa Fe Institute
The Structure of Scientific Collaboration Networks[Slides][Aud]
10/11, 0:00 Dr. H. Orland
ITP & Saclay
Protein Folding: Simple Models[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 0:00 Dr. Steven Girvin
ITP & Indiana University
Physics of "Which Layer?" Uncertainty[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. James Cordes
ITP & Cornell
Extraterrestrial Intelligence? Should We Search For It?[Slides][Aud]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kevin Plaxco
Protein Folding Kinetics Made Simple(r)[Slides][Aud]
11/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Darwin Chang
Overview on CP Violation[Slides][Aud]
11/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raymond Jeanloz
High-Pressure Physics and Planetary Interiors[Slides][Aud]
12/6, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Donald G. Saari
University of California, Irvine
An Election Year Mess! Finding Relief through Tools of Chaos and Symmetry from Physics and Mathematics[Slides][Aud]
January - June, 2000
1/19, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Luciano Pietronero
Non Adiabatic Super Conductivity in Fullerenes and Oxides[Slides][Aud]
1/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Rene Ong
University of Chicago
Astronomy of the Very High Energy Universe[Slides][Aud]
2/2, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Huchra
ITP & Harvard Smithsonian CfA
Mapping the Nearby Universe: Cosmic Flows, the Density Field and the 2 Micron All Sky Survey[Slides][Aud]
2/9, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eric Siggia
Analysis of Gene Expression in Yeast[Slides]
2/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Marc Kamionkowski
The First 10-36 Seconds[Aud]
3/8, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Akikazu Hashimoto
Non-Commutative Geometry[Slides][Aud]
3/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Harald Fritzsch
Universitaet Muenchen
The Problem of Mass for Quarks and Leptons[Slides][Aud]
4/5, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Leslie Rosenberg
Searching for Dark Matter Axions[Aud]
4/6, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Freedman
Quantum Computation and the Localization of Modular Functors[Slides][Aud]
4/26, 2:00 p.m. Professor J. C. Seamus Davis
Imaging the Effects on Superconductivity of Individual Impurity Atoms[Aud]
5/3, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Meg Urry
Blazars, Jets, and the Black Hole - Galaxy Connection[Slides][Aud]
5/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Keith Moffatt
ITP & Cambridge
Euler's Disk: A Physics Toy; Theory and Experiment[Aud]
6/7, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Henry Abarbanel
U.C. San Diego
Small Networks of Biological and Electronic Neurons[Slides][Aud]
July-December, 1999
7/27 10:15 a.m. Dr. Amanda Peet
Recent Developments in String Theory[Slides]
9/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Kivelson
UCLA and Stanford
Stripe Phases in High-Temperature Superconductors[Slides][Aud]
10/6, 2:00 p.m. Dr. E. Sterl Phinney
LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna):the Gravitational Wave Detector Both Physicists and Astronomers Can Love[Aud]
10/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Paul Hansma
UCSB Physics Dept.
Single Molecule Biomechanics: A Theoretical Opportunity?[Slides][Aud]
11/3, 2:00 p.m. Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Dr. Curtis Roads
CREATE, Department of Music, UCSB
New Frontiers in Electronic Music
12/1, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lev Okun
ITEP, Russia
Mass, Photons, Gravity[Aud]
12/6, 2:00 p.m. Dr. William Clark
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UCLA
Sex and the Origin of Death[Slides][Aud]
January - June, 1999
Time Speaker Title
2/24 2:00 p.m. Dr. Walter Kohn
UCSB Physics
Electronic Structure of Matter: Wave Functions and Density Functionals[Aud]
3/3 2:00 p.m. Dr. James Langer
UCSB Physics
How Solids Break[Aud]
3/24 2:00 p.m. Dr. Thibault Damour
IHES, France
Experimental Tests of Relativistic Gravity[Slides][Aud]
4/14 2:00 p.m. Dr. James Bardeen
ITP & Univ Washington
Fractal Landscape with Fractal Rivers[Slides][Aud]
4/21 2:00 p.m. Dr. Frank Wilczek
QCD in Extreme Conditions
4/28 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Wikswo
Vanderbilt Univ.
Cardiac Electrodynamics - the Good, the Bad, the Non-linear[Slides][Aud]
4/29 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Wikswo
Vanderbilt Univ.
Wavevector Dynamics and Reentrant Activation in the Heart
5/5 2:00 p.m. Dr. Deborah Fygenson
Why is a Microtubule a Tube?[Slides][Aud]
5/13 3:00 p.m. Dr. Marcel Franz
Johns Hopkins Univ.
Dirac Fermions, Gauge Fields, and the Mixed-state Electronic Structure of the High T_c Cuprates
5/20 3:30 p.m. Dr. Martin Zirnbauer
ITP & Universitat Koln
Conformal Field Theory of the Integer Quantum Hall Plateau Transition
6/2 2:00 p.m. Dr. Savas Dimopoulos
Physics Dept.
Sub-millimeter Size Dimensions and Quantum Gravity at a TeV[Slides][Aud]
September - December, 1998
Time Speaker Title
11/4 2:00 Dr. Mark Srednicki
UCSB, Physics
Many Body Quantum Chaos[Slides][Aud]
11/18 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brad Marston
ITP & Brown Univ
The Quantum Mechanics of Global Warming[Slides][Aud]
January - June, 1998
Time Speaker Title
2/19 2:00 Dr. Christine Davies
Univ of Glasgow
The Physics of Bottom and Charm: Theory Confronts Experiment[Slides]
2/20 3:00 Dr. Chris Quigg
Physics with a Millimole of Muons[Slides][Aud]
2/25 2:00 Dr. Leon Balents
From meV to MeV and Back: Capitalizing on Field Theory in One-dimensional Correlated Insulators[Slides]
3/4 2:00 Dr. Philip Lubin
The Next Generation Cosmic Microwave Background Measurements and What We Hope to Learn About the Early Universe[Slides][Aud]
3/10 4:00 Dr. Stephen Shenker
ITP & Rutgers
M Theory and Matrix Mechanics[Slides]
3/18 2:00 Dr. Anthony Leggett
ITP & Univ of Illinois
Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics?[Slides][Aud]
4/1 1:30 Dr. Andrew Strominger
ITP & Harvard
Six-Dimensional String Theories[Slides]
4/8 2:00 Dr. Leo Radzihovsky
Univ of Colorado
Elasticity, Shape Fluctuations and Phase Transitions of Anisotropic Membranes[Slides][Aud]
4/15 2:00 Dr. Stephen Hawking
ITP & Cambridge Univ
Inflation: An Open and Shut Case[Slides][Aud]
5/6 2:00 Dr. Steven Kivelson
Topological Doping[Slides][Aud]
5/8 2:00 Dr. N. Katherine Hayles
How We Became Posthuman: Humanistic Implications of Recent Research into Cognitive Science and Artificial Life[Slides][Aud]
5/20 2:00 Dr. Leda Cosmides
UCSB, Evolutionary Psychology
Dr. John Tooby
UCSB, Anthropology Dept.
Has Natural Selection Shaped How Humans Reason?[Aud]

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