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Spring 2014-2015


The Physics Colloquia are designed to address a non-specialist, broad audience and introduce topics of contemporary research through lectures by leading experts. We warmly invite all members of the student body, including undergraduates enrolled in any programme.

Venue change! Each colloquium will be held in Mithat Çoruh Hall in the Engineering Faculty building (Click here to see the map, click here for the campus map and building codes).

day time location
Wednesdays 15:40 Mithat Çoruh Hall


Feb 11

Bernard Nienhuis — University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Has E8 Been Observed in the Laboratory? » more

Feb 25

Roland Netz — Freie Universtät, Berlin, Germany

Interfacial Water at Biological and Inorganic Surfaces: Super Capacitors, Aqueous Lubrication and Possible Health Issues of Radio-Frequency Radiation » more

Mar 04

Kishan Dholakia — St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK

Shaped Light for Imaging and Manipulation » more

Mar 11

Roland Bennewitz — Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany

Observing Atoms at Work – Nanomechanics Studies by Force Microscopy » more

Apr 08

Andreas Winter — Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Irreversibility in Quantum State Preparation and Discrimination
a.k.a. Quantum Data Hiding » more

Apr 15

Annalisa Fasolino — Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The Graphene Clan » more

Apr 29

Jens Limpert — Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena Germany

High Performance Ultrafast Fiber Laser Systems: Properties, Challenges and Potential » more

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