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Previous Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureships

The inaugural Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship was held at the Dept. of Physics at Case Western Reserve University in April of 1997. This Prize, established by Profs. Lawrence Krauss and Glenn Starkman, is awarded annually to a junior scholar active in any field of physics. Each Fall, nominations are solicited from advisors and mentors at institutions throughout the U.S. Each year, a young scholar is chosen by the MPPL Committee based upon merit and recommendation, and is invited to spend one week in residence at CWRU, presenting one Colloquium and three Seminars to the department of Physics. The Prize carries an honorarium plus travel and local expenses.

MPPL has clearly become established as one of the premier awards for young Ph.D.s in physics in the country.

Here are the talks from previous MPPL winners.

Coordinator: Harsh Mathur
Date MPPL Lecturer Title/Abstract (if available)
Nov 4, 2013
12:30 PM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Wei-Cheng Lee
University of Illinois
Orbital Aspect of Iron-based Superconductivity
Nov 5, 2013
11:30 AM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Wei-Cheng Lee
University of Illinois
Novel Collective modes in Unconventional Superconductors
Nov 7, 2013
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Wei-Cheng Lee
University of Illinois
To Superconduct or Not to Superconduct; That is the Question?
Nov 8, 2013
12:30 PM
Miller Room, Rock 221
Wei-Cheng Lee
University of Illinois
New Possibilities in Transition-metal oxide Heterostructures
Mon Oct 15, 2012
4:15 p.m.
Rock 309
Kin Fai Mak
Cornell
Novel two-dimensional systems: graphene and beyond
Tue Oct 16, 2012
11:30 a.m.
Miller Room
Kin Fai Mak
Cornell
Optics with Dirac electrons
Thu Oct 18, 2012
4:15 p.m.
Rock 301
Kin Fai Mak
Cornell
Beyond graphene: band insulators and topological insulators
Fri Oct 19, 2012
2:30 p.m.
Nord 410
Kin Fai Mak
Cornell
Manybody interactions in two-dimensional crystals
Monday, May 2, 2011
4:15 PM
Miller Room
Lindley Winslow
MIT
The Neutrino and Oscillation: A Revolution
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Lindley Winslow
MIT
Three Neutrino Oscillation - The Missing Pieces
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Lindley Winslow
MIT
Colloquium: It's Chooz Time Folks!
Friday, May 6, 2011
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Lindley Winslow
MIT
To the GUT Scale - the Majorana Neutrino
Monday, May 10, 2010
12:30 p.m.
Miller Room
David Hanneke
NIST
Entangled Mechanical Oscillators and a Programmable Quantum Computer: Adventures in Coupling Two-Level Systems to Quantum Harmonic Oscillators
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
11:30 a.m.
Miller Room
David Hanneke
NIST
Optical Atomic Clocks
Thursday, May 13, 2010
4:15 p.m.
Rockefeller 301
David Hanneke
NIST
Cavity Control in a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron: An Improved Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment
Friday, May 14, 2010
12:30 p.m.
Miller Room
David Hanneke
NIST
High-Energy Physics with Low-Energy Symmetry Studies
April 13, 2009
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Johan Alwall
SLAC Theory Group
Hunting for New Physics at the LHC
April 14, 2009
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Johan Alwall
SLAC Theory Group
Fundamentals of the LHC
April 15, 2009
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Johan Alwall
SLAC Theory Group
New Physics at the LHC
April 16, 2009
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Johan Alwall
SLAC Theory Group
Simulation, signatures and backgrounds at the LHC
Mon May 5, 2008
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Roberto Trotta
Oxford University
Bayes in the sky - Advanced statistical tools for cosmology
Tue May 6, 2008
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Roberto Trotta
Oxford University
Probing dark energy with cosmology
Wed May 8, 2008
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Roberto Trotta
Oxford University
Precision cosmology for the 21st century
Fri May 9, 2008
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Roberto Trotta
Oxford University
Astrophysical probes of dark matter
Mon Apr 30, 2007
4:00 PM
Miller Room
Adam Bolton
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Modern Practice of Optical Astronomy
Wed May 2, 2007
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Adam Bolton
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
All I Really Need to Know about Elliptical Galaxies
Thu May 3, 2007
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Adam Bolton
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Theory and Phenomenology of Strong Gravitational Lensing
Fri May 4, 2007
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Adam Bolton
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Finding and Using Strong Galaxy-Galaxy Lenses in the SDSS
May 1, 2006
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Nicole Bell
California Institute of Technology
Astrophysical Neutrinos: Revealing Neutrino Properties at the Highest Energies
May 2, 2006
11:30 AM
Miller Room
Nicole Bell
California Institute of Technology
Cosmological Neutrinos: Relic Neutrino Abundance and Neutrino Mass Constraints
May 3, 2006
4:15 PM
Rock 301
Nicole Bell
California Institute of Technology
Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics: What we have learned and what we would like to discover
May 5, 2006
12:30 PM
Miller Room
Nicole Bell
California Institute of Technology
Neutrino Magnetic Moments/ Galactic Positrons and Annihilating Dark Matter
May 9, 2005
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
Harvard University
Spontaneously-Symmetry-Broken Archimedes Screws
May 10, 2005
Miller Room, 11:30 PM
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
Harvard University
Electron Interference and Correlations as Seen by Momentum-Conserving Tunneling in 1D
May 12, 2005
Rock 301, 4:15 PM
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
Harvard University
Collective Spin Dynamics in Magnetic Nanostructures
May 13, 2005
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
Harvard University
Luttinger Liquid and Beyond: Crystallization and Free-Spin Regime in 1D
April 26, 2004
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Karsten Heeger
LBNL
Evidence for Neutrino Oscillation and Massive Neutrinos: The Resolution of the Solar Neutrino Problem at SNO and KamLAND
April 28, 2004
Rockefeller 301, 4:15 PM
Karsten Heeger
LBNL
Recent Discoveries in Neutrino Physics
April 29, 2004
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Karsten Heeger
LBNL
Measuring ϴ13 and the Search for Leptonic CP Violation
April 30, 2004
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Karsten Heeger
LBNL
Understanding the Particle Nature of Neutrinos
April 28, 2003
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Brian DeMarco
NIST
Quantum Information Processing using Atomic and Optical Systems
April 30, 2003
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Brian DeMarco
NIST
An Atomic Turing Machine: Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions at NIST
May 1, 2003
Rockefeller 301, 4:15 PM
Brian DeMarco
NIST
Quantum Behavior of an Atomic Fermi Gas
May 2, 2003
Miller Room, 12:30 PM
Brian DeMarco
NIST
Behind the Scenes with Ultracold Atom Gases and BEC
April 2, 2002
Miller Room, 11:30 AM
Re'em Sari
Caltech
Phenomenology of Gamma Ray Bursts
April 3, 2002
Miller Room, 12:30PM
Re'em Sari
Caltech
Theory and Observations of the Afterglow of Gamma Ray Bursts
April 4, 2002
Rock 301, 4:15 PM
Re'em Sari
Caltech
Exciting The Eccentricity of Extrasolar Planets
April 5, 2002
Miller Room, 1:30PM
Re'em Sari
Caltech
Beaming and Jets in Gamma Ray Bursts
Apr 2001Jonathan Feng
MIT, Center for Theoretical Physics
About The Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer
Apr 16, 2001
Seminar
Jonathan Feng
MIT, Center for Theoretical Physics
Focus Point Supersymmetry
Apr 17, 2001
Seminar
Jonathan Feng
MIT, Center for Theoretical Physics
Particle Physics Implications for Dark Matter
Apr 19, 2001
Colloquium
Jonathan Feng
MIT, Center for Theoretical Physics
The Search for Supersymmetry
Apr 20, 2001
Seminar
Jonathan Feng
MIT, Center for Theoretical Physics
The Cosmological Constant and Brane Nucleation
May 2000Keith Schwab
NSA, University of Maryland
Overview: The 2000 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectures
May 8, 2000
Seminar
Keith Schwab
NSA, University of Maryland
SQUID's and SET's: Introduction to Quantum Limited Amplifiers and their Application
May 9, 2000
Seminar
Keith Schwab
NSA, University of Maryland
The Josephson Effect in Superfluids
May 11, 2000
Colloquium
Keith Schwab
NSA, University of Maryland
Measurement of the Universal Quantum of Thermal Conductance
May 12, 2000
Seminar
Keith Schwab
NSA, University of Maryland
Nanofabrication for Fundamental Physics
Apr 5, 1999
Seminar
Joe Mohr
University of Chicago
Regularity and Complexity: The Dual Nature of Galaxy Clusters
Apr 6, 1999
Seminar
Joe Mohr
University of Chicago
Cluster Regularity as a Tool to Study Cosmology
Apr 8, 1999
Colloquim
Joe Mohr
University of Chicago
Connections Between Galaxy Clusters and Cosmology
Apr 9, 1999
Seminar
Joe Mohr
University of Chicago
Probing the Distant Universe With the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Feb 2, 1999
Seminar
Christopher Fuchs
Caltech
Optimal Quantum Measurements and the Distinguishability of Quantum States
Feb 4, 1999
Seminar
Christopher Fuchs
Caltech
Sending Classical Information on Noisy Quantum Mechanical Channels
Feb 5, 1999
Colloquium
Christopher Fuchs
Caltech
What Can You Do with Quantum Entanglement?
Feb 6, 1999
Seminar
Christopher Fuchs
Caltech
Quantifying Entanglement
Apr 14, 1998
Seminar
Thomas Walther
Texas A & M
UV-IR and IR-UV Double Resonance Experiments for the Study of Molecular Dynamics
Apr 16, 1998
Seminar
Thomas Walther
Texas A & M
Remote Velocity and Temperature Profiling in the Ocean
Apr 17, 1998
Colloquium
Thomas Walther
Texas A & M
A Novel Approach to Testing Bell Inequalities
Apr 18, 1998
Seminar
Thomas Walther
Texas A & M
A Spectroscopic High Energy Particle Detector and a Search for WIMPS