Research Opportunities for Graduate Students 2011

Introduction to Research Meeting
Department of Physics, UMass, Amherst
January 28 (Friday), LGRT 1033, 1:00pm

Session 1
Robert Hallock, Quantum Fluids and Solids
Anthony Dinsmore, Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Donald Candela, Granular and Soft Matter; Quantum Fluids and Solids
Narayanan Menon, Experiments on Nonequilibrium Systems
Carlo Dallapiccola, Ben Brau, and Stephane Willocq, Experimental Elementary Particle
Physics: The ATLAS Experiment at CERN
Maria Kilfoil, Cell Mechanics and Cell Biophysics
Jennifer Ross, Ross Lab: Biophysics of Microtubules and Motors
Lori Goldner, Single Molecule Biophysics
Adrian Parsegian, Forces Organizing Biological and Other Soft Matter
Nick Darnton, Bacterial Locomotion
Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati, Krishna Kumar, Gravitation and Particle Astrophysics

Session 2

Murugappan Muthukumar (PSE), Polymer Physics
Mike Barnes (Chem), Single-molecule photophysics of semiconducting nanomaterials
Rory Miskimen, David Kawall, and Krishna Kumar, Experimental Nuclear Physics
Mark Tuominen, Physics of Nanoscale Devices and Materials
Jonathan Machta, Statistical Physics of Complex and Disordered Systems
Christian Santangelo, The Geometry of Complex Fluids and Soft Materials
Benny Davidovitch, Theory of Soft Matter - Mechanics, Geometry, Dynamics
Boris Svistunov for Egor Babaev, Novel Quantum States of Matter
Boris Svistunov, Nikolay Prokof’ev, Unbiased Methods for Correlated Quantum Matter
Lorenzo Sorbo, Jennie Traschen, John Donoghue, Barry Holstein, Eugene Golowich,
and David Kastor, The High Energy Theory Group at UMass


Previous years: 2010 and 2007