Colloquium Spring 1999



January 25

Imaging Unconventional Vortices in Unconventional Superconductors
John Kirtley
IBM Watson Research Center
1998 Buckley Prize

February 1

Pairing Symmetry, Non-Equilibrium Superconductivity, and Magnetic Pair Breaking in High-Temperature Superconductors
Nai-Chang Yeh
Condensed Matter Physics , Caltech

February 8

Quantum Computing and Quantum Communication: Theory and Experiment
Steven van Enk
Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Caltech


Scattering in Presence of an External Confinement and Low-Dimensional Exotic Collective Systems in Magnetic Traps
Maxim Olshanii
Atomic Physics, Harvard University

February 22

String Theory and the Fabric of Space Time
Brian Greene
Department of Physics, Cornell

March 1

How can a single photon kick several electrons out of an atom?
Hugo van der Hart
JILA, University of Colorado

March 8

Teleporting an Atomic Wavepacket
Scott Parkins
Dept. of Physics, University of Auckland

March 15


March 22


March 29

Not the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect: 2D Electrons of a Different Stripe
Jim Eisenstein
Condensed Matter Physics , Caltech

April 5

The Structure of Magnetic Flux Quanta in Superconductors
Kathryn Moler
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

April 12

Bose-Einstein Condensation: The Fate of Trapped Atoms
Tao Pang
Physics Department, University of Nevada
"An Introduction to Computational Physics"

April 19

What is the Fundamental Plan of the Brain?
Larry Swanson
Dept. of Biological Sciences, USC

April 26

Optical Signatures of the Spin Gap in Low-Dimensional Cuprates and Vanadates
Dirk van der Marel
Department of Physics, University of Groningen

May 3

Black Holes in Diverse Dimensions
Chiara Nappi
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

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