Colloquium Spring 2002



January 14

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Cluster Anions
Kit Bowen
Department of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University

January 21

Martin Luther King Day, University Holiday

January 28 This Week Only: Room SLH 200

String Theory, Past and Future
Ed Witten
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

February 4

From Newtonian Cosmology to the Inflationary Universe I
Gerd Bergmann
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, USC

February 11

From Newtonian Cosmology to the Inflationary Universe II
Gerd Bergmann
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, USC

February 18

President's Day, University Holidy

February 27 -- Wednesday, Note Special Day

Spin Transport in S=1/2 Quantum Heisenberg Chain
Takashi Imai
Department of Physics, MIT

March 4

Putting the Electron's Spin to Work
Dan Ralph
Dept. of Physics, Cornell University

March 11

Spring Recess

March 18

Why is Mars Red?
Gary Peterson
Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University

March 25

Electron Attachment TOF Mass Spectrometry: Geometrical Shell Closings in van der Waals Aggregates
Alec Wodtke
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB

April 1

The Puzzle of the Arrow of Radiation
Mathias Frisch
Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University

April 8


April 15


April 22

Mechanisms of Survival in Evolution
Steven Finkel
Department of Molecular & Computational Biology, USC

April 29

The Evolution of the Chemical Composition in Stars
Sylvain Turcotte
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

May 6 -- 4:45 pm, Note Special Time

Gravitational Lensing Studies at Keck Observatory
Richard Ellis
Department of Astronomy, Caltech, and
Director, Mt. Palomar Observatory

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