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TUG/KFU Physics Colloquium Summer 2018


Tuesday 06 March 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Interface Chemistry for Organic Electronics and Opto-electronics
Prof. Seth Marder, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: Organic semiconductors have attracted interest for electronic applications due to their potential for use in low-cost, large-area, flexible electronic devices. Here we w ... more


Tuesday 20 March 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Statistical Physics Modeling of Disorder in Metallic Alloys
Prof. Yong W. Kim , Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

The majority of metallic alloys in use are structurally disordered. Their thermophysical properties evolve on exposure to thermal, chemical, or mechanical forcing; the changes are ... more


Tuesday 24 April 2018      KFU HS 05.01

17:00 - 18:00

Measurements with the CMS experiment at the HEPHY
Dr. Robert Schöfbeck , ÖAW - The Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY)

While the LHC commences operations in 2018 that will conclude its 2nd running period, it is a good time to review the status the important questions it set out to answer. The HEPH ... more


Tuesday 08 May 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Attosecond electron dynamics in solids and layered systems
Prof. Reinhard Kienberger, Technical University of Munich

The generation of isolated attosecond pulses in the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) allowed to trace electronic processes on the attosecond time-scale [1]. Photoelectrons generated by la ... more


Tuesday 15 May 2018      KFU HS 05.01

17:00 - 18:00

Exhaustivity of Answers to Questions. Computational Models of Interpretation in Linguistics
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Edgar Onea, Institut für Germanistik - Universität Graz

Consider the simple dialogue in (1). Experimental data show that around 70% of the times A will understand B as suggesting that John danced and nobody other than John did. This is ... more


Tuesday 29 May 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Fabrication of Biomimetic Complex Systems by Supersonic Cluster Beam Deposition: from Soft Actuation to Neural Computing
Prof. Paolo Milani, Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, University of Milano

The convergence of top-down microfabrication with bottom-up assembling of nano-objects makes compatible different length scales, architectures, materials, manufacturing methods. In ... more


Tuesday 05 June 2018      location change on KFU: Theoretical Lecture Hall 05.12

17:00 - 18:00

Quantum Field Theory after Revolution
Prof. Mikhail Shifman, University of Minnesota (Dirac Medal 2016)

So far Quantum Field Theory (QFT) is the basis of our understanding of Nature at the fundamental level. Dramatic changes occurred in QFT after the discovery of supersymmetry. Deep ... more


Tuesday 12 June 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Crystal plasticity as a mesoscopic theory of dislocations
Prof. Thomas Hochrainer, Institute of Strength of Materials, TU Graz

Plastic deformation of crystals is mostly due to the motion of dislocations. Dislocations are line-like lattice defects, which may move when subject to stresses. Dislocations inter ... more


Wednesday 13 June 2018      KFU HS 05.01

17:00 - 18:00

Optical properties of metallic nanoparticles: from field enhancement to molecular detection
Prof. Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Laboratoire IMMM UMR6283 - Université du Mans


Thursday 14 June 2018      PH01150

16:00 - 16:45

Ultrathin and Conformal Polymer Films for Organic Surfaces and Devices
Karen Gleason, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), as practiced by the semiconductor industry, typically utilizes high powers and high temperatures to drive non-selective chemistry. These aggressive ... more

17:00 - 17:45

Deposition of Functional Polymers onto Liquid Surfaces
Malancha Gupta, University of Southern California

This talk will present the mechanism, kinetics, and applications associated with the vapor phase deposition of functional polymers onto liquid surfaces with negligible vapor pressu ... more


Tuesday 19 June 2018      KFU HS 05.01

17:00 - 18:00

Models for Heterogeneous Catalysts: Complex Materials at the Atomic Level
H.-J. Freund, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Our understanding of catalysis, and in particular heterogeneous catalysis, is to a large extend based on the investigation of model systems. The enormous success of metal single cr ... more


Thursday 21 June 2018      KFU HS 05.01

17:00 - 18:00

Porous silicon: A versatile material for microelectronic devices and energy applications
Prof. M. Gael Gautier, GREMAN UMR-CNRS 7347, Université de Tours, INSA Centre Val de Loire, 16 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 37071 Tours cedex, France

Historically, electronics was the first discipline that exploited the properties of porous silicon (PSi) in the 1970’s. Two decades later, a huge development of the studies about P ... more


Tuesday 26 June 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Tracing the (trans)formation of minerals in aqueous systems – Elemental and stable isotope fractionation mechanisms
Prof. Martin Dietzel, Institute of Applied Geosciences, TU Graz

Structural, elemental and isotopes signatures of minerals are used to decipher individual formation conditions, precipitation kinetics and path ways as well as to reconstruct (pale ... more