University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Fine Theoretical Physics Institute Seminar

Fall Semester

Friday, September 8th 2006
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Fernando Marchesano, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Subject: Coisotropic D8 branes and model building
Friday, September 15th 2006
Speaker: Dietrich Bodeker, Bielefeld University
Subject: Can a thermal medium cure the cosmological moduli problem?
Monday, October 30th 2006
Speaker: Francesco Nitti, CPHT- Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: Massless 4D gravitons from Asymptotically AdS_5 spacetimes
Friday, November 10th 2006
Speaker: Liliana Velasco Sevilla, FTPI - University of Minnesota
Subject: Large hierarchies in Yukawa matrices and soft leptogenesis
Monday, November 20th 2006
The seminar will not be held this week.
Monday, November 27th 2006
Speaker: Thomas Curtright, University of Miami
Subject: Biorthogonal Quantum Systems
Friday, December 1st 2006
10:00 am:
Special FTPI Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Eran Sela, Weizmann Insitute, Israel
Subject: Fractional Shot Noise in the Kondo Regime
Speaker: Alexander Turbiner, National University of Mexico
Subject: Anharmonic oscillator and double-well potential: how to approximate eigenfunctions (tentative)
Monday, December 11th 2006
Speaker: David Pekker, University of Illinois
Subject: Superconducting Nanowires in Quantum Interference Devices and Under Magnetic Impurities
*Please note early start time.
Friday, December 15th 2006
Speaker: Matthew Wingate, Cambridge
Subject: General coordinate invariance and conformal invariance in nonrelativistic physics: Unitary Fermi gas
Monday, December 18th 2006
Speaker: Adilet Imambekov, Harvard University
Subject: Interference of low dimensional Bose gases

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