​​Date & Abstract


Oct' 24th

Dr. Maoz Shamir

Dept. of Physiology an​​d Cell Biology, BGU

​Emergence of oscillatory activity via spike timing dependent plasticity

Oct' 31st

Dr. Yoni Toker 

Dept. of​ Physics, BIU

​Watching isolated molecules change their shape

Nov' 7th

The Internat​ional Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD) ​ ​

Nov' 14th

Prof. Kinneret Keren

Dept. of Physics, Technion

Mechanical Aspects of Hydra Morphogenesis

Nov' 21st

Prof. Bob Weisberg 

College of Marine Science, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg, USA

​Power Generation Potential for Florida by Mechanical and Solar Means

Nov' 28th

Prof. Avi Marmur

Dept. of Chemical Engineering


​There is plenty of room at the bottom

Dec' 5th

Dr. Liran Goren

Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, BGU

​Tectonics, climate and fluvial relief: forward and inverse problems and solutions​

Dec' 12

Prof. Sefik Suzer, Chemistry Department, Bilkent Univ., 06800 Ankara, Turkey

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), a Chemical Analysis Tool for Electrical Characterization of Materials and Devices

Dec' 19th

Prof. Michael Urbakh

Dept. of Chemistry, TAU

​Atomic Scale Friction: From Understanding to Control

Dec' 26th

Prof. Eytan Katzav

Dept. of Physics, HUJI

​Stability and roughness of crack paths in 2D heterogeneous brittle materials

Jan' 2nd

Prof. Elisha Moses

Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann

​The structure of a brain: Percolation in space and oscillations in time

Jan' 9th

Dr. Idan Hod

Dept. of Chemistry, BGU

​Metal-Organic Frameworks as an Heterogeneous Platform for Electrocatalytic Reactions

Jan' 16th

Prof. Dan Oron

De​pt. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann

​From quantum dots and halide perovskite nanoparticles to hybrid quantum dot-perovskite solar cells

March 6, 2018

Symposium on Solar Electricity Production 2018 ​

March 13, 2018

Einat Aharonov, The Hebrew University, Institute of Earth Sciences

A steady-state physics-based rock-friction constitutive law: predicting friction dependence on temperature, stress and slip rate.

​March 20, 2018

​Itamar Procaccia, Weizmann,

Dept. of Chemical Physics

Training, Memory and Universal Scaling in Amorphous Frictional Granular Matter

March 27, 2018

​Koby Rubinstein, Technion,

Dept. of Mathematics

Two applications of caustics

​April 10, 2018

Arik Yochelis, YDSEEP

 Electrically charged self-assembly: Gradient flow media with non-equilibrium properties

​April 17, 2018

​Shahaf Armon, Stanford,

Dept. of Bioengineering, USA

Ultra-fast contractility dynamics in an ancient epithelium, and the “active cohesion” hypothesis

​April 24, 2018

​Dan Gorbonos, Weizmann,

Dept. of Chemical Physics

Long-range Acoustic Interactions in Insect Swarms - An Adaptive Gravity Model

​May 1, 2018

​Saar Rahav, Technion,

Faculty of Chemistry

The copying fidelity of a polymerase facing an obstacle

​May 6, 2018

special Seminar

​Vladimir Dyakonov, University of Wurzburg, Germany

​Charge Carrier Recombination and Trap States in Perovskite Solar Cells

​May 8, 2018

​Michal Leskes, Weizmann,

Dept. of Materials and Interfaces

​Probing bulk materials properties and the electrode-electrolyte interface with high sensitivity solid state NMR spectroscopy

​May 15, 2018

​Yasmine Meroz, Tel-Aviv University, School of Plant Sciences &Food Security, The Center for Physics and Chemistry of Living Systems

Uncovering Organismal Memory Phenomena: From Cellular Chemotaxis to Plant Tropisms”

​May 22, 2018

​Leeor Kronik, Weizmann, Dept. of Materials and Interfaces

Understanding Molecular and Hybrid Crystals from First Principles

​May 29, 2018

​Erez Gilad, Ben-Gurion University, The Unit of Nuclear Engineering

The challenge of designing safe experiments for future nuclear reactors

​June 5, 2018

Haim Suchowski, Tel-Aviv University, School of Physics and Astronomy

Broadband and ultrafast near-field spectroscopy and imaging

​June 7, 2018

Prof. Vladimir Oliker, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

​Freeform multifocal lenses designed with the supporting quadric method

​June 12, 2018

​Anne Bernheim, BGU, Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Spontaneous buckling of contractile poroelastic actomyosin sheets

​June 19, 2018

Paul Ben Ishai, Ariel, Dept. of Physics

Water in the ultra-confinement of natural minerals - Evidence of a 1D structural glass transition