SMU DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Seminar Schedule for Fall 2000 
and 
Spring 2001

Unless otherwise specified, all seminars are on Mondays at 4:00 pm in room 110 of Fondren Science Building.

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FALL 2001

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29 Jan  Yudi Santoso
            Texas A&M
            Title: "Supersymmetry, Phenomenology and Dark Matter"

5-Feb  Elliott Cheu
          University of Arizona
           Title "The Search for Direct CP Violation"
            
The predominance of matter over antimatter in the
                     Universe is one of the more intriguing puzzles confronting
                     particle physics. One of the key ingredients to understanding
                     this asymmetry is through the study of CP violation. Although
                     CP violation was discovered in 1964, its origins remain unclear.
                     Also, until recently, CP violation has only been observed in
                     mixing in the neutral kaon system. In this talk I will discuss
                     a recent measurement of a new form of CP violation and its
                     implications for understanding the abundance of matter
                     in the Universe.

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Special Pizza seminar: 
Friday 9-Feb, 12:00-12:50, FS Room 123.
Title: "Computer Simulation and  New  Technologies of Oil & Gas Reservoirs"
Speaker: A. H. Dogru,Ph.D, Supervisor, Technology Division, Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
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12-Feb  Pavel Nadolsky 
           Michigan State U.
           Title: "Multiple Parton Radiation in Semi-Inclusive
                   Deeply Inelastic Scattering"

19-Feb  Zack E. Sullivan
                  Argonne National Lab.
            
Title: "Direct Probes of R-Parity Violation at the Tevatron"
 
26-Feb Bill Kilgore
          Brookhaven National Lab.
          Title: Inclusive Higgs Production at Next-to-next-to 
                  Leading Order

19-Mar Fred Browning 
                UIC 
          Title: "CP violation of Selectron and Higgs decay in the     
                  MSSM"


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23-Mar Prof. J.Q. Liang
          Bartol Research Institute
          University of Delaware
          Title:  The Aharonov-Bohm Phase and the Dirac Monopole
                   (A lecture accessible to undergraduates)
          Time:  3:00 pm, FS 110

26-Mar  Nikolaos Kidonakis
           Physics Dept., Florida State University
           Title: QCD corrections for top quark and single-jet 
                   production at the Tevatron

16-Apr   Kay Kinoshita
           Department of Physics
           University of Cincinnati
           Title: CP Asymmetries in B Meson Decay

23-Apr  Chung Kao
            Department of Physics
            University of Oklahoma
            Title: Indirect Search for Neutralino Dark Matter
                               with High Energy Neutrinos

 

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30-Apr  Carlos Ordonez
           Department of Physics
           University of Houston 
           Title: To be announced.

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                              FALL 2000

4-Sept ******** LABOR DAY-HOLIDAY ********* 

9-Oct Lorenzo Diaz Cruz
        Department of Physics
        University of California at Berkeley
        Title: Rare Decays of the Top Quark and Supersymmetry

16-Oct ******** UNIVERSITY FALL BREAK ********* 

30-Oct William R. Molzon
          Department of Physics and Astronomy
          University of California, Irvine
          Title: To be announced

6-Nov Kaladi Babu
        Department of Physics
        Oklahoma State University
        Title:  To be announced (general topic: neutrino physics)

13-Nov William S Burgett
          Department of Physics
          University of Texas at Dallas
          Title:  Introduction to Fluid Turbulence
          Abstract:
          Fluid turbulence is one of the great unsolved problems
          of theoretical physics. This talk begins with a short review
          of some basic properties of fluids and fluid flows that
          highlight the intrinsic calculational difficulties. Then,
          examples of various flows are shown including naturally
          occurring turbulent flows spanning more than 23 orders
          of magnitude in size. Finally, a brief description is given
          of a methodology based on the Feynman Path Integral
          formulation of statistical dynamics that appears capable
          of surmounting some of the technical challenges.