Robert S. Knox

University of Rochester

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

 

Tue., Dec. 18, 1956     Crystal structure calculations in solid rare gases, Physics Journal Club, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Jan. 9, 1957       On the Theory of the Luminescent system KCl:Tl, Solid State Seminar, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

 

Tue., Apr. 8, 1958       Exciton states in solid rare gases, Solid State Seminar, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

 

Fri., May 9, 1958        Exciton states in solid rare gases, Solid State Seminar, Physics Department, University of Illinois

 

Wed., Dec. 17, 1958    Classical Hall effect at high magnetic fields, Ionic Crystals Seminar, Physics Department, University of Illinois

 

Thu., July 16, 1959     Fine structure of optical absorption in simple ionic and molecular crystals, Seminar, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory

 

Tue., Sep. 29, 1959     Transfer of energy by excitons, Seminar, The Rockefeller Institute, New York, New York (title approximate)

 

Wed., Sep. 30, 1959    Configuration interaction in alkali halide phosphors, Seminar, Sylvania/GTE, Bayside, New York

 

Thu., Oct. 1, 1959       Configuration interaction in alkali halide phosphors, Seminar, General Electric Research Laboratory, Schenectady, New York

 

Fri., Oct. 14, 1959       Classical electrons in a modern crystal (AgBr), Physics Colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Tue., Jan. 17, 1961      The ultraviolet spectra of perfect insulators, Graduate Seminar, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

 

Wed., Apr. 12, 1961    Band structure of solid argon, Solid State Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Mon., Oct. 23, 1961     Excited states in rare gas crystals, Seminar, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Mar. 14, 1962    Theory of excitons I, in the Solid State Division Lecture Series, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

 

Thu., Mar 15, 1962      Theory of excitons II, as above

 

Thu., Mar. 15, 1962     Theory of excitons III, as above

 

Tue., May 22, 1962     Excitons in rare gas crystals, at the Exciton Symposium of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Thu., July 12, 1962     Theory of excitons I, Solid State Science Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill.

 

Tue., July 17, 1962      Theory of excitons II, as above

 

Thu., July 19, 1962     Theory of excitons III, as above

 

Tue., July 24, 1962      Theory of excitons IV, as above

 

Fri., July 27, 1962       Theory of excitons I, at the NATO International Summer Course on Solid State Physics:  Optical Properties of Semiconductors, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

 

Mon., July 30, 1962     Theory of excitons II, as above

 

Tue., July 31, 1962      Theory of excitons III, as above

 

Wed. Aug. 1, 1962      Theory of Excitons IV, as above

 

Mon., Aug 13, 1962     Excitons, at the Gordon Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Meriden, New Hampshire

 

Tue., Dec. 3, 1963       Solid rare gases, at a meeting of the Student Affiliates of ACS, University of Rochester Chapter

 

Wed., Jan 15, 1964      Modern applications of physics:  the laser, Canandaigua Scientific Association, Canandaigua, NY [date and title approximate]

 

Thu., Aug. 13, 1964    Electronic band structure of AgCl and AgBr, Seminar, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York

 

Fri., Oct. 2, 1964         Dispersion and absorption in solids, at a Symposium of the New York State Section, APS, SUNY-Cortland, Cortland, New York

 

Thu., Oct. 22, 1964     Electronic structure of silver chloride and bromide, Physics Colloquium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

 

Fri., Oct 30, 1964        Dispersion and absorption of light by solids, Physics Colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Mar. 4, 1965        Band structure and optical properties of AgCl and AgBr, Seminar, E. I. duPont de Nemours Co., Wilmington, Delaware

 

Wed., Aug. 4, 1965     Radiative exciton pair annihilation, Solid State Seminar, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York

 

Wed., Nov. 3, 1965     Radiative exciton pair annihilation, Solid State Seminar, Naval Research laboratory, Washington, DC

 

Fri., Nov. 5, 1965        Radiative exciton pair annihilation, Colloquium, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Wed., Mar. 9, 1966      Radiative exciton pair annihilation, Solid State Seminar, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

 

Thu., Mar 10, 1966      Polaritons, Colloquium, Department of Physics, Waterloo

 

Tue., Apr. 19, 1966     Radiative exciton pair annihilation,  Organic Crystal Symposium, ARPA/ ARO(D) review meeting,  Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Thu., Apr. 6, 1967       Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Physics Colloquium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts [date and title approximate]

 

Tue., July 18, 1967      Remarks on the theory of concentration quenching of fluorescence polarization, Solid State Seminar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

 

Thu., July 20, 1967     Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Solid State Seminar, Watson Research Laboratories, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York

 

Tue., Oct. 17, 1967      Excitation transfer in Condensed Systems, Ingen Housz Colloquium, Wassenaarseweg, Univ. of Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Wed., Nov. 1, 1967     Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Physics Colloquium, Inst. f. Theor. Physik der Universität Frankfurt, Robert-Mayer Strasse 8, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Fri., Nov. 3, 1967        Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Seminar in the International Course on the Theory of Condensed Matter at the International Center for Theoretical Physics, 6 Piazza Oberdan, Trieste, Italy

 

Mon., Nov 6, 1967      Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Physics Colloquium, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

 

Wed., Mar. 13, 1968    Thermodynamic limitations on photosynthetic efficiency, Photosynthese- Contactbijeenkomst, Philips Research Laboratory, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 

Wed., Apr. 24, 1968    Two kinetics studies in photosynthesis:  excitons and photons, Solid State Theory Seminar, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw, Hoza 69, Warsaw, Poland

 

Thu., Apr. 25, 1968     Excitation transfer in condensed media, colloquium, same location as above

 

Mon., May 13, 1968    Excitation transfer in condensed systems, Seminar, Laboratories de Spectroscopie et d’Optique du Corps Solide, Institute de Physique, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

 

 Wed., May 15, 1968   Physics and photosynthesis, joint Physics-Plant Physiology Seminar, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium [title approximate]

 

Mon., Oct. 28, 1968     Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

 

Fri., Jan. 17, 1969       Physics and photosynthesis, Joint Physics-Biology Colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Mon., Feb. 3, 1969      The physics of photosynthesis, Epsilon Pi Sigma Lecture, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York

 

Tue., Mar. 11, 1969     Physics and photosynthesis, Solid State Science Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois

 

Thu., Mar. 13, 1969     Physics and photosynthesis, Joint Physics and Botany-Biophysics Colloquium, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

 

Mon., Mar. 31, 1969    Physics of photosynthetic efficiency, Seminar, Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory, Yellow Springs, Ohio

 

Thu., Apr. 10, 1969     Physics and photosynthesis, Colloquium, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Fri., Apr. 25, 1969       Physics and photosynthesis, Colloquium, Physics Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

Tue., Aug. 11, 1970     Thermodynamics and the primary processes in photosynthesis, three lectures at the Summer School on Biophysical Aspects of Photosynthesis, Liege, Belgium

 

Thu., Aug. 13, 1970    Excitation migration and trapping, three lectures, as above

 

Mon., Aug. 17, 1970    Thermodynamics of photosynthesis, Seminar, Biophysical Laboratory, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Tue., Aug. 18, 1970     Exciton kinetics and dynamics in chlorophyll systems, Leiden, as above

 

Tue., Jan. 26, 1971      “Monopole” effects on resonance transfer between large molecules, at Rochester Symposium on Atomic and Molecular Optics, Rochester, New York. (Paper by Robert S. Knox and Jane C. Chang.  Informally published; see unpublished item 1)

 

Tue., Apr. 11, 1972     Photons, excitons, and photosynthesis, at Symposium of the Division of Chemical Education, Inc., American Chemical Society annual meeting, Boston, MA

 

Thu., May 11, 1972     Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, New York University (Bronx Campus), New York, NY [date approximate]

 

Tue., Sep. 5, 1972       Transfer of excitation energy in condensed systems, lecture LI4 at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Primary Molecular Events in Photobiology,” Badia Fiesolana, Fiesole, Florence, Italy (Sep. 4-16). Notes published (see no. 44)

 

Fri., Sep. 15, 1972       Physics and photosynthesis, Physics seminar, Institut für Festkorperphysik, Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany

 

Fri., Mar. 15, 1974      The physics of photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York

 

Wed., July 17, 1974     Theory of fast and slow excitation transfer rates, Solid State Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois

 

Fri., Sep. 27, 1974       Theory of fast and slow excitation transfer, Group Seminar, Institute for Fundamental Studies, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Nov. 13, 1974    Theory of fast and slow excitation transfer rates, Seminar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

 

Mon., Mar. 3, 1975      Why do rare gases defy Max Born?, Group Seminar, Institute for Fundamental Studies, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Mar. , 1975        Theory of fast and slow excitation transfer rates, Colloquium, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Wed., Apr. 9, 1975      Theory of excitation transfer, Seminar, IBM Watson Laboratories, Yorktown Heights, New York

 

Thu., Apr. 10, 1975     Theory of excitation transfer, Seminar, Physics Department, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York

 

Wed., Aug. 27, 1975    Theory of fast and slow excitation transfer, in Symposium on Energy Transfer Mechanisms:  Biological Systems, American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois (paper 77)

 

Thu., Sep. 4, 1975       Remarks on the memory function approach to coherence, paper I4-2 [informal group-discussion meeting] of the International Conference on Luminescence, Tokyo, Japan

 

Mon., Sep. 8, 1975      Theory of resonance transfer and the diffusion of excitation energy, Colloquium, Physics Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Wed., Oct. 15, 1975     Molecular spectra and exciton coherence, Seminar, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York

 

Thu., Apr. 1, 1976       Excitation transfer and trapping in the photosynthetic unit, Symposium on Electronic Excitation transfer in Bio-organic Systems, Division of Biological Physics APS Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Wed., May 5, 1976      Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

 

Wed., Aug. 4, 1976     Photosynthesis, Lecture in Special Program for High School Students, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Aug. 13, 1976      Studies in exciton coherence, Seminar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

 

Thu., Sep. 23, 1976     Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

 

Thu., Oct. 21, 1976     Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, SUNY at Buffalo, Amherst, New York

 

Fri., Jan 21, 1977        Physics and photosynthesis:  some puzzles in the spectra of chlorophylls, Seminar, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey

 

Thu., Jan. 27, 1977      Physics and Photosynthesis, Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Feb. 25, 1977       Physics and the future, Lecture to AC Chapter of PEO International, Pittsford, New York

 

Thu., Mar. 17, 1977     Physics and photosynthesis, Colloquium, Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

 

Sun., Mar. 20, 1977     Overview on photosynthetic efficiency, antenna structures, and mechanics of excitation transfer to reaction centers, APS/DBP Short Course, San Diego, California

 

Tue., Mar. 22, 1977     Physics and Photosynthesis, Chemical Physics Seminar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

 

Tue., May 31, 1977     Theoretical studies on exciton coherence, at VIIIth Molecular Crystals Symposium, Santa Barbara, California (Authors:  V. M. Kenkre and R. S. Knox)

 

Tue., June 21, 1977     Distinction between spin and orbital coherence of excitons, invited paper at the Gordon Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Solids, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire

 

Tue., Oct. 4, 1977       Primary physical processes in naturally green systems, Condensed Matter Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Sat., Nov. 5, 1977       Remarks on localized and delocalized tunneling states, at the conference Tunneling in Biological Systems, Johnson Research Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Wed., Feb. 8, 1978      Emission characteristics of light-harvesting chlorophyll-protein complexes:  implications for excitons in the photosynthetic unit, at Ciba Foundation Symposium No. 61, London, UK. (Authors:  R. S. Knox and R. L. Van Metter) (see article no. 53)

 

Tue., Mar. 28, 1978     Exciton dynamics in light-harvesting chlorophyll systems, paper De-2/Tu-AM-2S at a joint symposium of APS and the Biophysical Society, Washington, DC

 

Wed., Apr. 26, 1978    Structure and efficiency of light-harvesting systems in photosynthesis, joint colloquium of the Department of Physics and the Bartol Research Foundation, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

 

Thu., Apr. 27, 1978     Structure and efficiency of light-harvesting systems in photosynthesis, Physics department Colloquium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Wed., Oct. 11, 1978     Physics and photosynthesis, Seminar, Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland

 

Fri., Oct. 13, 1978       Optical properties of spinach light-harvesting chlorophyll-proteins, Seminar, Biophysics Department, Huygens Laboratory of the State University of Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Mon., Oct. 16, 1978     Conversion of light into free energy, working paper, Dahlem Konferenzen workshop on Light-Induced Charge Separation, Berlin (West), Germany.  [Paper not formally presented as such, but discussed.  See article no. 55]

 

Mon., Oct. 23, 1978     Excitons in chlorophyll-protein complexes, Colloquium, Institute of Physics, Poznan (Poland) Polytechnic Institute

 

Wed., Oct. 25, 1978     Excitons in chlorophyll-protein complexes, Colloquium, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

 

Fri., Oct. 27, 1978       Physics and photosynthesis, Biophysics Colloquium, University of Ulm, Germany

 

Fri., Oct. 27, 1978       Recent [exciton-] theoretical work at the University of Rochester, Solid State Physics Seminar, Abt. f. Theoretische Physik I, University of Ulm, Germany

 

Mon., Oct. 30, 1978     Physics and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Physikalisches Institut, Teil 3, University of Stuttgart, Germany

 

Thu., Mar. 15, 1979     Excitons in light-harvesting chlorophyll, joint Biophysics-Physics Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Wed., Apr. 4, 1979      Excitons and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

 

Thu., Apr. 19, 1979     Light and life:  1979, at a meeting of the Society of Physics Students, University of Rochester (NY) chapter

 

Thu., May 3, 1979       Excitons and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, Arizona State University, Tempe

 

Fri., May 4, 1979        Excitons and photosynthesis, Physics Colloquium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

 

Fri., June 22, 1979       Exciton states in Chlorophyll-protein complexes, Physics seminar, University of California at Irvine.

 

Tue., June 26, 1979     Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, paper TAM-B2 in a Symposium of the American Society of Photobiology, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California

 

Tue., Aug. 14, 1979     Three mini-talks:  The J or J2 question in tunneling; Mobility of holes in solid rare gasses; Photosynthetic antenna complexes, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO

 

Tue., Sep. 13, 1979     Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, seminar, Physics Department, Kyoto University, Japan

 

Tue., Sep. 25, 1979     Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, seminar, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

 

Fri., Sep. 28, 1979       Structure and efficiency of light-harvesting systems in photosynthesis, Colloquium, Physics Department, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

 

Mon., Oct. 8, 1979      Physics and photosynthesis, Colloquium, Physics Department, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

 

Tue., Oct. 9, 1979       Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, seminar, Physics Department, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

 

Fri., Oct. 12, 1979       Relaxation of electronic excitation in biology:  the processing of photon energy and information, in a symposium “Relaxation of Elementary Excitations,” Taniguchi International Symposium series, at the Fuji Institute of Education and Training, Susono, Japan

 

Tue., Oct. 23, 1979      Physics and photosynthesis, Colloquium at Kiken (Research Institute for Fundamental Physics), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Thu., Oct. 25, 1979     Excitation transfer and the structure of light-harvesting chlorophyll systems, Invited lecture in a symposium on photosynthesis at the meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan, at the Industrial Trade Center, Nagoya, Japan

 

Tue., Nov. 6, 1979      On the rate of triplet excitation transfer, talk 7-1 of the International Symposium on Quantum-Chemical Aspects of Biomolecules: Their Structure and Function (Post-congress symposium of the Third International Congress on Quantum Chemistry), Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan

 

Wed., Nov. 7, 1979     Structure and efficiency of light-harvesting systems in Photosynthesis, Colloquium at Kisoko (Faculty of Engineering Science), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

 

Thu., Nov. 8, 1979      Exciton physics in 1979, special seminar, Physics Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Fri., Nov. 9, 1979        Optical properties of light-harvesting chlorophyll proteins, seminar, Biophysics Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Tue., Nov. 13, 1979     Relaxation of electronic excitation in photosynthetic systems, at a topical conference "Relaxation of excitations in solids," Shofu-en Hotel, Ajiro, Japan

 

Wed., Dec. 5, 1979      Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, Solid State Colloquium, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

 

Tue., Dec. 11, 1979     Excitons in the photosynthetic unit, seminar, Webster Research Center, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York

 

Sun., Apr. 20, 1980     Symmetry in music, special lecture to Physics of Music Group, University of Rochester, Gannett House, Naples, New York

 

Fri., May 2, 1980        Fast electronic relaxation processes in photobiology, seminar, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Mar. 20, 1981      Symmetry, at a dinner meeting of the University of Rochester alumni, Scottsdale Hilton, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Mon., Apr. 6, 1981      Picosecond exciton processes in chlorophyll proteins, University of Rochester special symposium “A Sampling of Biophysics Research at the University of Rochester,” Rochester, New York

 

Thu., May 7, 1981       Picosecond exciton processes in chlorophyll proteins, Physics Colloquium, SUNY-Buffalo, Amherst, New York

 

Fri., May 8, 1981        Symmetry, at a dinner meeting of the River Campus Alumni Board, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

 

Wed., June 3, 1981      Electronic structure of excitons and their interactions with phonons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Thu., June 4, 1981       Exciton interactions with photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Fri., June 5, 1981        Special topics in exciton physics (exciton diffusion, biexciton processes, excitations in molecular complexes), Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Wed., June 17, 1981    Picosecond exciton processes in chlorophyll proteins, seminar, Solid State Group, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

 

Fri., June 19, 1981       Picosecond exciton processes in chlorophyll proteins, seminar, Scuola Normale, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

 

Sun., June 21, 1981     Exciton physics I, II, lectures at the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Collective Excitations in Solids,” 5th course of the School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, E. Majorana Institute for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy

 

Fri., June 26, 1981       Exciton physics III, Erice, as above

 

Sat., June 27, 1981      Picosecond exciton processes in chlorophyll proteins and chloroplasts, Erice, as above

 

Fri., Oct. 23, 1981       Light and life 1981, at the University of Rochester Alumni Reunion Forum “Sun Dogs, Lasers, Leaves, and Stars,” Hoyt Hall, Rochester, New York

 

Sun., Mar. 7, 1982       Symmetry, at a dinner meeting of University of Rochester alumni, Dallas, Texas

 

Wed., Mar. 31, 1982    Symmetry in the Sciences and the Arts, in the series Wednesday Nights at the University, Hubbell Auditorium, University of Rochester, New York

 

Thu., May 27, 1982     Time resolved studies of exciton dynamics in biosystems, Rochester Condensed Matter Symposium VI, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

 

Tue., Oct. 19, 1982      Ultrafast physical processes in Photobiology, Condensed Matter Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Wed., Oct. 20, 1982     Ultrafast physics in biological systems, Colloquium, Physics Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

 

Thu., Nov. 18, 1982    Symmetry, SUNY-Geneseo Physics Club Presentation, Geneseo, New York

 

Fri., Dec. 3, 1982        Symmetry in the Sciences and the Arts, Science and Technology Review Seminar, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Jan 12, 1983      Ultrafast processes in photosynthesis, Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Tue., Feb. 8, 1983       Picosecond fluorescence of chlorophyll-proteins and chloroplasts, invited poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Physiochemical Aspects of Photosynthesis, Ventura, California

 

Sat., Feb. 12, 1983      Symmetry, at a dinner meeting of University of Rochester alumni, San Francisco, California

 

Thu., Mar. 10, 1983     Ultrafast physics in photobiology, Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

 

Tue., Nov. 8, 1983      Ultrashort light pulses and their uses, University Forum series, University of Rochester, presented jointly with Dr. J. M. Forsyth

 

Fri., Mar. 16, 1984      Symmetry, Greece High School Teachers' Forum, Greece, NY

 

Wed., July 11, 1984     Chlorophyll-protein absorption and fluorescence and excitation dynamics, informal seminar, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, Colorado

 

Thu., Sep. 27, 1984     Symmetry, Science Educators' Conference, sponsored by the Science Educators’ Association, Inc., and the Central Western Section of ‘STANYS’, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, New York

 

Thu., Jan 17, 1985       Time-resolved studies of biological systems using fast spectroscopy, Radiation Sciences Department seminar, Armed Forces Radiological Research Institute, Bethesda, MD

 

Fri., Feb. 15, 1985       Biophysical research with ultrashort light pulses, graduate research seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Thu., May 23, 1985     Fluorescence of light-harvesting systems in the picosecond region, paper 237 in a symposium at the Middle Atlantic Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Monmouth College, West Long Branch, New Jersey

 

Fri., June 7, 1985        High densities of excitons in molecular aggregates:  nonlinear kinetic effects in picosecond time-resolved fluorescence, special seminar, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey

 

Mon., June 24, 1985    Studies of rapid energy transfer in photosynthetic membranes, paper MAM-C1 (Warren Butler memorial symposium), ASP annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Fri., July 12, 1985       Excitation dynamics in biomolecular systems.  I.  Introduction, at the Enrico Fermi Summer School Excited-state spectroscopy in solids, Corso XCVI, Italian Physical Society, Varenna-sul-Lago-di-Como, Italy

 

Sat., July 13, 1985       Excitation dynamics in biomolecular systems. II. Excited states of molecular aggregates, Varenna, as above

 

Mon., July 15, 1985     Excitation dynamics in biomolecular systems. III. Applications, Varenna, as above

 

Fri., July 19, 1985       Excitons in photosynthesis, seminar, Laboratoire de Physique et applications des semiconducteurs (PHASE), Centre de Reserches Nucléaires, Strasbourg, France

 

Tue., Oct. 29, 1985      Biophysical excitons and solitons in the picosecond regime, Physics colloquium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Fri., Nov. 1, 1985        Energy transfer in biological systems:  observations and speculations, Chemistry colloquium, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

 

Sat., Mar. 14, 1987      Biological physics in the ultrafast regime, in a short course on biological physics sponsored by the American Physical Society, New York, NY

 

Thu., Apr. 30, 1987     Exciton Physics, paper THBB1 in the XV International Quantum Electronics Conference, Baltimore, MD

 

Sat., Aug. 15, 1987      Effects of source correlations on acoustical spectra, Physics Seminar, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

Thu., Oct. 15, 1987     Time resolution and kinetics of “F680” at low temperatures in spinach chloroplasts, at a workshop “Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems:  structure and function,” Freising, Munich, FRG

 

Thu., Nov. 5, 1987      Theory of transport between quantum wells,  at a URI Review, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

Mon., Nov. 16, 1987    A search for nonthermal transport of vibrational energy in proteins, Physics Seminar, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

 

Tue., Nov. 17, 1987     Light and Life: 1987, Watkins Lecture, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

 

Wed., Nov 18, 1987     Ultrafast processes in biological physics, Chemistry Colloquium, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

 

Thu., Nov. 19, 1987    Effects of source correlation on spectra:  the Wolf shift, Physics Seminar, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

 

Sat., Nov. 21, 1987      A proposed experimental search for the Davydov soliton, at a Weekend Workshop  Nonlinear Excitations in Condensed Matter:  Envelope Solitons, UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA

 

Wed., Feb. 10, 1988    Search for coherent vibrational transport in proteins, Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Mar. 2, 1989      Experimental approaches to the Wolf shift, Physics Colloquium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

 

Fri., July 21, 1989       How light and life are related, Summer High School Program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Sep. 21, 1989     Effects of source correlation on spectra: experimental aspects of the Wolf shift, Physics Colloquium, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Tue., Nov. 7, 1989      The mystery of symmetry, Forum Lecture Series, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Mar 8, 1990       Primary antenna fluorescence from chloroplasts and  Chlamydomonas, Photosynthesis seminar, Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

Fri., Apr. 27, 1990       Effects of source correlation on spectra: experimental approaches to the Wolf Shift, Physics Colloquium, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

Mon., Apr. 30, 1990    Symmetry:  an introduction to almost everything, Lecture in Undergraduate Forum Series, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

 

Wed., Jan. 16, 1991     Solitons and excitons in biomolecular systems, NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Coherent and Emergent Phenomena in Biomolecular Systems,” Tucson, AZ

 

Mon., Mar. 18, 1991    Excitation flow in photosynthesis, paper A5 1 in a symposium, American Physical Society March Meeting, Cincinnati, OH

 

Fri., Apr. 12, 1991       Excitation flow in the antennas of higher plants and algae, Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole, MA

 

Wed., Oct. 30, 1991     Strong coupling of excitations in the photosynthetic antenna, Biophysics seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

Thu., Apr. 2, 1992       Theory of polarized fluorescence from molecular pairs:  Förster transfer can occur in the strong coupling regime [coauthor D.  Gülen], at a workshop “Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems:   structure and function,” Freising, Munich, FRG

 

Thu., Feb. 11, 1993     Transfer of excitation between chromophores: the weak-strong coupling puzzle, seminar to AFRC Photosynthesis Group, Imperial College, London, UK

 

Fri., Mar. 12, 1993      Electronic excitation flow in photosynthetic antennas:   revisiting the question of weak vs. strong coupling, seminar, Department of Biophysics, CEN-Saclay, Paris, France

 

Wed., Mar. 17, 1993    Excitons in photosynthetic antennas: revisiting the question of weak vs. strong coupling, colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Thu., Mar. 25, 1993     Energy and human life in the biosphere, special lecture to undergraduates, Department of Biochemistry,  Imperial College, London, UK

 

Thu., Apr. 22, 1993     Quantitative aspects of the light-harvesting process in photosynthesis, seminar, Centre for Photomolecular Sciences, Department of Biology, Imperial College, London, UK

 

Wed., Mar 23, 1994     How fast does a photosynthetic exciton move?, paper J3 2, Pittsburgh APS meeting (Prize lecture); BAPS 39, 512-512 (1994)

 

Thu., May 5, 1994       How fast does a photosynthetic exciton move?, Physics Colloquium, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Thu. May 5, 1994        Energy and Human Life in the Biosphere, SPS (Sigma Pi Sigma) banquet, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Fri., July 8, 1994         How fast does a photosynthetic exciton move?  Lecture in a symposium “Excitons,” Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK

 

Wed., July 20, 1994     Energy and Human Life in the Biosphere:  understanding the limits to growth, Special Physics Colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Wed., July 27, 1994     A Global View of Global Warming, Model class for parents, University of Rochester

 

Mon., Aug. 29, 1994    How fast does a photosynthetic exciton move?  The current state of the slow-fast transfer question, at the European Research Conference “Biophysics of Photosynthesis,” University of York, York, UK

 

Wed., Sep 28, 1994     How fast does a photosynthetic exciton move?  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Mar. 3, 1995        Theories of Excitation Transfer,  Two-part lecture in “Photoprocesses in Organic Molecules,” a physics and chemistry graduate course, University of Trondheim (Norway)

 

Sat., Mar. 4, 1995        Förster and Davydov processes, two-part lecture as above

 

Mon., Mar. 6, 1995      Excitation migration in photosynthesis, two-part lecture as above

 

Wed., Mar. 29, 1995    Symmetry, Lecture series, Society of Physics Students, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Mar. 31, 1995      Coherence in a classical oscillator model for fluorescence, Informal Theory Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Apr. 14, 1995       Physics in photosynthesis:  history and some current problems, Physics Colloquium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 

Wed., June 28, 1995    Light and life, 1995:  the physics of photobiology, Special physics colloquium, University of Rochester

 

Tue., Nov. 7, 1995      The spectral Kennard-Stepanov temperature:  a possible new signature for excited-state relaxation processes, Applied Physics/Biophysics Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

 

Fri., Dec. 15, 1995       The universal relation between emission and absorption:  a new look, Informal Theory Seminar, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Aug. 14, 1996    Excitons and their equilibration, Plenary lecture, Second International Conference on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter (EXCON ‘96), Kurort Gorisch, Germany

 

Thu., Apr. 17, 1997     Molecular warming and global warming: two studies on temperature, Frank J. Feigl Lecture, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

 

Fri., May 2, 1997        Molecular warming and global warming: two studies on temperature, Science and Technology Review Seminar, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Sep. 18, 1997     Molecular warming and global warming: two studies on temperature, Physics colloquium, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

 

Sat., Nov. 15, 1997      Equilibration of excitation energy in chromophores and antennas, US/Japan Seminar on Molecular Organization of Photosynthetic Antennas (a. k. a.  US/Japan Seminar on Principles of Light Energy Capturing in Photosynthesis: Implication of Symmetric Structure of the Pigment-Protein Complexes and the Role of Proteins), Kailua-Kona, HI

 

Fri., Jan. 23, 1998       Should we worry about global warming?   Lecture to AC Chapter of PEO International, Rochester, New York

 

Tue., Mar. 31, 1998     Two studies on temperature:  molecular warming and global warming, Department of Physics Seminar, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Amherst, NY

 

Tue., May 26, 1998     Global warming or global cooling?  Retired Chemists Luncheon Meeting talk, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Honeoye Falls, NY

 

Fri., July 17, 1998       Molecular warming and global warming: two studies on temperature, seminar, Institute of Physics, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Tue., July 21, 1998      Physical aspects of global warming, seminar, Physics Department, Polytechnika PoznaĖska, Poznan, Poland

 

Thu., July 23, 1998     Does femtobiology exist?   Contribution to a panel on the temporal limits of chemistry and biology, Jablonski Centennial Symposium, Torun, Poland

 

Sat., July 25, 1998       Excited-state equilibration and the fluorescence-absorption ratio, plenary lecture, Jablonski Centennial Symposium, Torun, Poland

 

Fri., Aug. 14, 1998      Global warming or global cooling?   Lecture in the high school summer research program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Nov. 12, 1998    Global warming or global cooling?   Luncheon seminar, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester

 

Fri., July 23, 1999       Greenhouse effect and global warming, Lecture in the high school summer research program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Thu., Oct. 7, 1999       Albert Rose revisited:  will increasing the use of non-solar energy warm the planet?  Colloquium, Physics Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Fri., Oct. 8, 1999         A new characterization of the relaxation of excited electronic states with application to chlorophyll a,  Seminar, Physics Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Thu., Jan. 20, 2000      Global warming – facts and lots of hot air, After-dinner talk, 2000 Annual Dinner Meeting of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society, Rochester, NY

 

Thu., Apr.6, 2000        Albert Rose revisited:  will increasing the usage of non-solar energy warm the planet?  Colloquium, Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

Tue., July 25, 2000      Global warming, Lecture in the REU summer program, Department of Physics an Astronomy, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Sep. 29, 2000       Can global warming be stopped?  a view from science,  Lecture in the Cultural Life Committee series, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

 

Fri., Nov. 10, 2000      A physicist’s guide to global warming, Seminar at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

 

Mon., Nov. 13, 2000    The optical reciprocity theorem and relaxation in excited states, Informal seminar at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

 

Tue., Nov. 14, 2000     A physicist’s guide to global warming, Seminar at the Department of Biophysics, University of Milan Bicocco, Milan, Italy

Wed., Apr. 18, 2001    Global warming:  is CO2 a pollutant or a foodstuff?   After-dinner talk, Rochester Chapter of Torch Club International, Rochester, NY

 

Fri., Aug. 17, 2001      FRET stands for Förster Resonance Energy Transfer,  “historical” talk at LHC2001, a workshop on light harvesting chlorophyll proteins, Surfers Paradise, Australia.

 

Thu., Oct. 24, 2002     Electronic excitation transfer between molecules in condensed matter, Colloquium in a series “Physics of nonmetallic solids” to honor W. Beall Fowler, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

 

Fri., Mar. 14, 2003      Non-radiative energy transfer in the earth’s atmosphere, Research Review seminar, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester [co-presenter, H. L. Helfer]

 

Wed., Oct. 1, 2003      What can be learned from a truly elementary model of climate energetics?  Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester [co-presenter, H. L. Helfer]

 

Fri., June 25, 2004       Greenhouse effect and global warming, Lecture in the high school summer research program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

 

Tue., Mar. 15, 2005     Global warming update,    After-dinner talk, Rochester Chapter of Torch Club International, Rochester, NY

 

Thu., Apr. 21, 2005     Is Earth’s climate changing?   Luncheon talk, Rochester alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, Rochester, NY

 

Thu., Oct. 27, 2005     From global warming to climate change,  senior seminar, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, SUNY at Brockport, NY

 

Fri., Nov. 18, 2005      Is Earth’s climate changing?   Lecture to AC Chapter of PEO International, Rochester, New York

 

Fri., Nov. 3, 2006        Simplified global temperature models: problems and successes    Colloquium, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester

 

Fri., Dec. 1, 2006        Climate Change:  comparing energy balance model and large computer model predictions with data   S&T Seminar, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester (presented jointly with D. H. Douglass)

 

Wed., Apr. 4, 2007      Comments on the film An Inconvenient Truth, as panel member at a town meeting “Going Green in Brighton and Beyond,” Brighton Town Hall, Rochester, NY.  Other panel members:  Ben W. Ebenhack, Ram Shrivastava, Paul Tankel, and John Tarduno

 

Mon., Apr. 9, 2007      Simplified global temperature models:  problems and successes    Colloquium, Physics Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

 

Wed., June 27, 2007    Global warming: What is the consensus on climate change?   Lecture, for the alumni event “Slater College,” University of Rochester

 

Thu., June 28, 2007     Cause and effect in global warming:  can we do anything about the climate?   Lecture in a University of Rochester extension course at The Highlands, Pittsford, NY

 

Fri., Aug. 27, 2007      Science and global warming:  Lecture in the high school summer research program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester

                                

Tue., Oct. 30, 2007      Elementary climate models:  problems and successes. Colloquium, Physics Department, Rochester Institute of Technology, Henrietta, NY

 

Wed., Nov. 14, 2007    Cause and effect in global warming:  can we do anything about the climate?   Repeat of June 28 lecture in the UR extension course at The Highlands, Pittsford, NY

 

Tue., Jan. 15, 2008      Predicting Earth’s temperature: successes and failures.  Talk to Rochester Section of the Optical Society of America, at the UR Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY

 

Tue., Jan. 22, 2008      Cause and effect in global warming:  can we do anything about the climate? or What is the “consensus” on climate change?  Lecture to Men in Transition society at the Jewish Community Center, Pittsford, NY

 

Thu., Apr. 2, 2009       Elementary Climate Modeling and Global Temperatures,  Lecture in the Cultural Enrichment Lecture Series, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

 

Mon., Apr. 20, 2009    Elementary Climate Models:  Successes and Limitations, Lecture to Undergraduate Chemistry Council, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 

Wed., Sep. 2, 2009      Can climate be predicted?  Lecture to Retired Kodak Executives Group, Oak Hill Country Club, Pittsford, NY

 

Thu., Mar. 10, 2011     Förster’s Theory of Resonance Transfer: Not Just a Formula,  Keynote lecture in the symposium “FRET at 65: A Celebration of Förster,” W. M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA