Colloquia 2012 - 2013

The Colloquia of the Department of Physics take place in the 3rd floor Seminar Room of the Physics Bldg., every Thursday at 5:00pm during the academic year. Occasionally, Special Colloquia are scheduled at alrernative days and times. The talks are in english, should be general and cover topics from all areas of physics and related sciences. The typical audience consists of members of the physics faculty, researchers, visitors, and graduate students as well as other members of the academic and research community of University of Crete and FORTH.

During the academic year 2012-2013 the colloquia were supported in part by the project "Ads - CMT - Holography and Condensed Matter Physics (ERC - 05), MIS 374071", co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund, ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning'' of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) under "Funding of proposals that have received a positive evaluation in the 3rd and 4th Call of ERC Grant Schemes''.

Fall Semester

September 13 - Prof. R. Gianconni, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA, Nobel Prize in Physics 2002 - Special Colloquium
50 years of X-ray Astronomy [PDF]

September 27 - Prof. I. Kominis, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete
Tweeting Quantum Biology [PDF]

October 1 - καθ. M. Segev, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel - Special Colloquium
Complex Nonlinear Opto-Fluidics: Controlling Flow with Light and Vice-Versa [PDF]

October 4 - Dr. G. Korchemsky, Institut de Physique Theorique, CEA Saclay, Γαλλία
Beauty of scattering amplitudes in gauge theories [PDF]

October 11 - No colloquium

October 18 - G. Nikolopoulos, IESL/FORTH
Engineering of Quantum Networks in the Quest for the Quantum Computer [PDF]

October 25 - Prof. P. Savvidis, Dept. of Material Science, Univ. of Crete
Manipulating polariton condensates on a chip [PDF]

November 1 - Dr. T. Rõõm, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia
Small-molecule endofullerenes: a quantum rotor in a box [PDF]

November 8 - Prof. E. Iliopoulos, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete

Novel Applications of III-Nitride Semiconductor Nanostructures [PDF]

November 15 - No colloquium

November 22 - Dr. I. Contopoulos, RCAAM/Academy of Athens
Astrophysical Jets from "Hairy" Black Holes [PDF]

November 29 - D. Angelakis, Technical Univ. of Crete
Photonic quantum simulators: Mimicking condensed matter and high-energy physics with light [PDF]

December 6 - Prof. A. Zezas, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete
What can we learn from studies of extragalactic accreting binaries? [PDF]

December 13 - Prof. L. Tsetseris, National Technical University of Athens
Ribbons, fences, crossroads, and scrolls: Building blocks in the nano-world [PDF]

December 20 - Prof. D. Charalambidis, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Crete
News and recollections from the attosecond frontier [PDF]


Spring Semester

February 7 - P. Sfikas, Univ. of Athens
The quest for the Higgs boson and the LHC [PDF]

February 14 - No colloquium

February 21 - Prof. S. Rotter, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University for Technology, Austria
Taming waves in theory and experiment [PDF]

February 28 - Prof. J. Iliopoulos, École Normale Supérieure, France
Spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Englert-Brout-Higgs mechanism [PDF]

March 7 - Prof. G. Petekidis, Univ. of Crete
Using colloids to study the physics of the mesoscopic world [PDF]

March 14 - Prof. D. Christopoulos, Technical University of Crete
Gaussian Field Theory as a Tool for Spatial Data Processing [PDF]

March 21 - No colloquium

March 28 - Prof. V. Harmandaris, Univ. of Crete
Studying Soft Condensed Matter Physics through Hierarchical Multi-scale Modeling [PDF]

April 4 - Dr. T. Venters, NASA/GSFC, USA
The Gamma-Ray Perspective of the Mystery of the Origin of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays [PDF]

April 11 - Prof. P. Rakitzis, Univ. of Crete
Atomic Parity Violation as a Probe of Nuclear and High- Energy Physics [PDF]

April 18 - Prof. L. Gammaitoni, Univ. of Perugia, Italy
There's plenty of energy at the bottom: micro and nano scale nonlinear noise harvesting [PDF]

April 25 - Dr. J. Bernard-Salas, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, France
Circumstellar and Interstellar Fullerenes [PDF]

May 16 - Prof. A. Stern, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Quantum computation using topological states of matter [PDF]

May 30 - Prof. I. Jex, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Optical Implementation of 1D and 2D Quantum Walks [PDF]

June 06 - Dr. T. Belloni, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy
Black Holes and Neutron Stars in our Galaxy as Laboratories for Strong Gravity [PDF]

June 13 - Dr. J. Bartlett, Universite Paris Diderot, France
Results from Planck [PDF]

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