Hiroomi Umezawa Lecturer

Hiroomi Umezawa (1924 - 1995) theoretical physicist who worked and lived in Japan, United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, United States and Canada. A life-long scholar in Quantum Field theory and its applications, Dr. Umezawa was Killam Memorial Professor of Science at the University of Alberta (1975 - 1992). His family, friends and students established in his memory the Umezawa Fund to support studies in physics.

The Hiroomi Umezawa Memorial Distinguished Lecturer is hosted by the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Alberta.

Hiroomi Umezawa Memorial Distinguished Lecturers

Distinguished Lecturer
Institution Talk
October 2019 Steven M. Block Stanford University Optical Tweezers: Biophysics in a New Light
May 2017
Patrick H. Diamond
University of California, San Diego
Pattern formation in magnetically confined plasmas: why it matters
October 2016 Jorge E. Hirsch
University of California, San Diego Meissner Effect in Superconductors: an Unrecognized Puzzle
March 2016 William Phillips
University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pushing and Twisting Atoms with Light
March 2014
Philipp Podsiadlowski
University of Oxford
From Supernova to Hypernova: Understanding Diversity
February 2013
Sebastien Balibar
École Normale Supérieure
When Matter Waves Become Visible: Superfluidity and Supersolidity
September 2010
Leonard Susskind
Stanford University
Quantum Mechanics, Horizons, and the Puzzle of Eternal Inflation
September 2007
Gordon Baym
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 2005
Gordon Sawatsky
University of British Columbia

March 2005
Dennis Prieve
Carnegie Mellon University

March 2005
Bill Unruh
University of British Columbia

September 2004
Leo Kadanoff
James Franck Institute, University of Chicago

March 2004
Barry Barish
LIGO Laboratory, Caltech

Eric Adelberger
University of Washington

2000 Akira Tonomura
Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan