Colloquium Fall 1999



Labor Day

September 13

Paramagnetic Reentrance from the Meissner State in Mesoscopic Normal Metal - Superconductor Proximity Structures
Ana Celia Mota
Institute for Solid State Physics , ETH Zurich

September 20

Quasiclassical Theory of Vibrational to Translational Energy Transfer at Low and Ultralow Temperatures
Evguenii E. Nikitin
Technion Israel Institute of Technology

September 27

A Tour of Hot Subjects in the Physics of Finance
Didier Sornette
Department of Earth and Space Sciences , UCLA

October 4

String Theory And The Quest For Unification
Edward Witten
Institute for Advanced Study , Princeton University

October 11

What Do We Learn from Earthquakes?
Leon Teng
Earth Sciences, USC

October 18

Phases and Phase Transitions in the Quantum Hall Effect
Dunghai Lee
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley

October 25

Quantum Dot Based Artificial Solids
Jim Heath
Dept. of Chemistry, UCLA

November 1

Probing the Limits of Fundamental Approximations in Soft-X-Ray Photoemission
Dennis Lindle
Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

November 8

Probing High-Tc Superconductivity on the Atomic Scale by High Resolution Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Seamus Davis
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley

November 15

Quantum Percolation on the Square Lattice: Crystal Growth, Neutron Scattering, and Quantum Monte Carlo
Martin Greven
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

November 22

Nonlinear Magneto-Optics: New Twists in an Old Plot
Dmitry Budker
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley

November 29

Hysteresis and Relaxation in Disordered Magnets
Gergely Zimanyi
Department of Physics, UC Davis

December 6

Exotic Quantum Effects in Low Dimensional Magnets
Ian Affleck
Department of Physics, University of British Columbia

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