Introduction to Research Seminar

semester, 2017


Friday, January 20th 2017
There will be no seminar this week.

Friday, January 27th 2017
Speaker: Jos Uffink, University of Minnesota

Friday, February 3rd 2017
Speaker: Woods Halley, University of Minnesota

Friday, February 10th 2017
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota

Friday, February 17th 2017
Speaker: Mo Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Silicon Photonics: Integrated Playground for Novel Optical Physics, Materials, and Applications

Friday, February 24th 2017
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota

Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota
Subject: DNA programmed dynamical systems outside cells: from gene circuits to self-assembly

Friday, March 10th 2017
Speaker: Paul Crowell

Friday, March 17th 2017
No seminar, Spring Break

Friday, March 24th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Shaul Hanany, University of Minnesota
Subject: From the status of the Universe to the status of the planet, the best research group around
Note change of location for this week only.

Friday, March 31st 2017
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Noise in Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems

Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: Carolyn Bishoff, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Sciences Librarian
Subject: Workshop on data management

Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian
Subject: Workshop on copyrights

Friday, April 21st 2017
Panel on career options

Friday, April 28th 2017
Group presentations #1

Friday, May 5th 2017
Group presentations #2

Friday, September 8th 2017
Speaker: Lindsay Glesener, University of Minnesota
Subject: Course Introduction

Friday, September 15th 2017
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.

Friday, September 22nd 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven, University of Minnesota
Subject: Doped Mott insulators and unconventional superconductors: exciting experimental research opportunities

Friday, September 29th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Origin of the Elements and A Supernova Trigger for the Formation of the Solar System

A brief introduction to nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution will be given. Production of stable and radioactive nuclei by supernovae will be discussed in connection with the trigger for the formation of the solar system.


Friday, October 6th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Pat Kelly, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Using Transients and Gravitational Lensing to Probe Stellar Astrophysics, Dark Matter, and Cosmology"

Friday, October 13th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nano/meso scale magnets and fundamental statistical mechanics

Friday, October 20th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Subject:  The big questions in particle physics

Friday, October 27th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jian-Ping Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.

Friday, November 3rd 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota

Friday, November 10th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: To be announced.

Friday, November 17th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.

Friday, November 24th 2017
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday, December 1st 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.

Friday, December 8th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: To be announced.

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