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Discrete Scale Invariance in Ultracold Atoms

Monday, 6th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Eric Braaten (The Ohio State University)

Measuring the Sivers Effect in the PHENIX Experiment at RHIC

Thursday, 16th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Zaffarano Hall A401
Mr. Feng Wei (Iowa State University) Experiments since 1989 have shown the spins of the quarks inside nucleons account for only 30% of the nucleons' overall spin. The later SIDIS experiments show anti-quarks mostly carry anti-aligned spin. The recent longitudinally polarized gluon measurements at RHIC show that gluons don't have significantly large contribution on the spin of the proton.

Topics in AdS/CFT

Thursday, 23rd Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A410 Zaffarano Hall
Dr. Bowen Xiao (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) In this talk, I would like to start with the introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence, and then briefly talk about its application to RHIC physics (energy loss and momentum broadening calculation). Then, the exact accelerating string solution of a heavy quark-antiquark pair in AdS_5 vacuum space as well as its connection with the well-known Unruh temperature is discussed.

SOM Assisted PDF Fitting

Thursday, 30th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A410 Zaffarano Hall
Heli Honkanen (Iowa State University) In this talk we discuss an exploratory Parton Distribution Function (PDF) fitting technique based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). SOMs are a class of clustering algorithms based on competitive learning among spatially-ordered neurons.

Probing the link between star-formation history and young x-ray binary populations: the case of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Friday, 28th Aug 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
Dr. Valsamo Antoniou, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

New detectors and colliders in high energy physics

Monday, 31st Aug 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
John Hauptman (Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

Glauber-Gribov approach to Deep Inelastic Scattering on nuclei in N=4 SYM

Thursday, 10th Sep 2009 @ 4:00 pm in Zaffarano A 401
Prof. Eugene Levin, Tel Aviv University

NSO IRES Program and Herbig Ae/Be Stars

Friday, 11th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Sarah Willis (Iowa State University)

Frustrated Pairs: Magnon BEC in Geometrically Frustrated Spin Dimer Compounds

Monday, 14th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Ian R. Fisher (Stanford University)

Experimental status of the CKM Matrix

Wednesday, 16th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A401, Zaffarano Hall
Soeren Prell (Iowa State University)

Trigger Simulations for the VERITAS Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Array

Friday, 18th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Arun Madhavan (Iowa State University)

Planetarium Show

Friday, 18th Sep 2009 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
The planetarium show is for all ages, followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

Color Glass Condensate and Glasma

Monday, 21st Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Larry McLerran (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Investigation of a d-electron Kondo insulator FeSb2

Thursday, 24th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Rongwei Hu (Ames Laboratory)

New Treasures of the Milky Way from Spitzer's Galactic Surveys

Friday, 25th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Chip Kobulnicky (University of Wyoming)

Discoveries From the First 2 years of VERITAS Observations

Monday, 28th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Frank Krennrich (Iowa State University)

Magnetism of pnictides: density functional theory point of view

Thursday, 1st Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
V.P.Antropov (Ames Laboratory)

Magnetic Properties of New Low Dimensional Spin Frustrated Systems

Monday, 5th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Yuji Furukawa (Iowa State University)

Deformation Behavior of Nanocrystalline and Amorphous Metals Measured by in situ X-ray Diffraction

Thursday, 8th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Ryan Ott (Ames Laboratory)

Coherence in high energy nuclear physics

Monday, 12th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
Kirill Tuchin (Iowa State University)

An Inclusive Search for H->WW at CDF

Wednesday, 14th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A401, Zaffarano Hall
Professor Matt Herndon, U. of Wisconsin, Madison

Review of "Mode lifetimes of stellar oscillations", Chaplin et al. (2009, A&A, 500, 21)

Friday, 16th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Riley Smith (Iowa State University)

ATLAS on top

Monday, 19th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Jim Cochran (Iowa State University)

Combined SM Higgs limits at the Tevatron

Wednesday, 21st Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A401, Zaffarano Hall
Dr. Nils Krumnack, Iowa State University

Structural, magnetic phase transitions and superconductivity in Ba(Fe1-xTMx)2As2 (TM=Co, Ni, Cu, Co / Cu, Rh and Pd) single crystals

Thursday, 22nd Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Ni Ni (Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory)

Sounding Stellar Interiors: Space-Based Asteroseismology with Kepler

Friday, 23rd Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Steve Kawaler, Iowa State University

Planetarium Show

Friday, 23rd Oct 2009 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows will start at 7 pm, 7:45 pm and 8:30 pm. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

The Use of Coherent X-ray beams in studying the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter

Monday, 26th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Sunil K. Sinha (University of California, San Diego)

Magnetism and Superconductivity in the iron-arsenides: The peculiar case of CaFe2As2

Thursday, 29th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Alan I. Goldman (Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory)

Models of the Intergalactic Gas in Stephan's Quintet

Friday, 30th Oct 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall 3
Jeong-Sun Hwang, Iowa State University

High temperature superconductivity: from complexity to simplicity

Monday, 2nd Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Sudip Chakravarty (UCLA)

Interplay between magnetic, electronic and elastic degrees of freedom in the iron pnictides

Thursday, 5th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Rafael Fernandes (Ames Laboratory)

Abundance Analyses of Extreme Metal-Poor Stars

Friday, 6th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall 3
Sung-Ju Kang, Iowa State University

Simulating Emission Line Profiles for Superhumping Cataclysmic Variables

Friday, 6th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall 3
Josh Cardenzana, Iowa State University

The Bottom(onium) Line

Monday, 9th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, room 5
Soeren Prell (Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy: New Insights into Blazar Astrophysics

Tuesday, 10th Nov 2009 @ 2:10 pm in Physics, room 18/19
Robert Marcus Wagner (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Germany)

Quarkonium Production at Hadron Colliders

Wednesday, 11th Nov 2009 @ 3:00 pm in A401, Zaffarano Hall
Professor Matthew Jones, Purdue University

Exploring the Extreme Universe with Very High Energy Gamma Rays

Wednesday, 11th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, room 5
Amanda Weinstein (University of California, Los Angeles)

The Future of Heavy Flavor Studies in Heavy Ion Collisions

Thursday, 12th Nov 2009 @ 3:00 pm in A401 Zaffarano Hall
Alan Dion, Iowa State University * * NOTE SPECIAL TIME * *

Physics seminar

Friday, 13th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall 3
"A Two Zone Model of Nonthermal Radiation from SNR RX J1713.7-3946," Song Park, graduate student, ISU physics and astronomy.

Planetarium Show

Friday, 13th Nov 2009 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows will start at 7pm, 7:45pm and 8:30 pm. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 pm. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

Gamma-Ray Astrophysics at the Energy Threshold of Cherenkov Telescopes

Monday, 16th Nov 2009 @ 2:10 am in Physics, room 18/19
Nepomuk Otte (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Investigating Scientific Misconduct and the Hendrik Schoen Affair: A Unique Life Experience

Monday, 16th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
Malcolm Beasley Stanford University

Unraveling the Extragalactic Gamma-ray Sky in the Era of Fermi and VERITAS

Wednesday, 18th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, room 5
Luis Reyes (University of Chicago/Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics)

Extragalactic Astrophysics with VERITAS

Thursday, 19th Nov 2009 @ 10:10 am in Physics, room 3
Jeremy Perkins (Harvard-Smithsonian)

Experimental Study of Quarkonium Production Mechanisms at RHIC

Thursday, 19th Nov 2009 @ 3:00 pm in A401 Zaffarano Hall
Cesar Luiz da Silva, Iowa State University * * NOTE SPECIAL TIME * *

Studying Very-high-energy Cosmic Particle Accelerators with Ground-based Cherenkov Telescopes

Monday, 30th Nov 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, room 3
Matthias Beilicke (Washington University)

Graphene - a nearly perfect fluid

Thursday, 3rd Dec 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Rm 5, Physics Building
Joerg Schmalian, Iowa State University

Graphene - a nearly perfect fluid

Thursday, 3rd Dec 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 5
Joerg Schmalian, Iowa State University

Polishing (our understanding of) the Ring (Galaxies) and Hunting for More in the Galaxy Zoo (.org)

Friday, 4th Dec 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics Hall, Room 3
Curt Struck, Iowa State University

Planetarium Show

Friday, 4th Dec 2009 @ 7:00 pm in ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
Planetarium shows start at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. The shows are suitable for all ages, and are followed by a star-gazing session (weather permitting).

The Physics of Super-Heroes

Monday, 7th Dec 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
James Kakalios University of Minnesota