University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

semester, 2007

Wednesday, January 17th 2007
4:00 pm:
Subject: No seminar this week.
Wednesday, January 24th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Steve Pierson, Head of Government Relations, American Physical Society
Subject: China and India: A new Sputnik? Federal funding for physical sciences research
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Bolek Wyslouch - MIT
Subject: Heavy-Ion Physics with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3rd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Michael Marder, University of Texas, Austin
Subject: Rising above the gathering storm with U Teach
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Open Date
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Grosberg
Subject: To knot or not to knot: making neckties of polymers
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Marco Peloso
Subject: Before and After Inflation
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin
Subject: The Generation and Evolution of Astrophysical Magnetic Fields
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Wick Haxton - University of Washington
Subject: What Nuclear Physicists Don't Know About Neutrinos
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th 2007
4:00 pm:
Spring Break: No Colloquium this week.
Wednesday, March 21st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Professor Barry Barish - California Institute of Technology
Subject: "Probing Einstein’s Universe"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics following lecture
Thursday, March 22nd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Barry C. Barish, Caltech
Subject: The Next Great Particle Accelerator: The International Linear Collider
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Gary Horowitz
Subject: Quantum Black Holes
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: No speaker this week due to illness.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Aharon Kapitulnik
Subject: Search for Gravity-like Forces at sub-mm distance
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado
Subject: Exploring the Giant Magnetosphere of Jupiter
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Meigan Aronson, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University
Subject: Increasing Faculty Diversity: The Michigan Experience
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2nd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Ivan Schuller, University of California-San Diego
Subject: Pathological Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9th 2007
4:00 pm:
This colloquium will resume in the fall.
Wednesday, September 12th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Juan Collar, Enrico Fermi Institute
Subject: Something Old, Something New
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Nigel Cooper, Cambridge University
Subject: Spinning Topological Phases out of Cold Atomic Gases
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Susan Coppersmith
Subject: Quantum computing: Opportunities and challenges
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3rd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Leo P. Kadanoff
Subject: The Good, the Bad and the Awful - Scientific Simulation and Prediction
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Bonnie Fleming
Subject: Unexpected Results from MiniBooNE
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Ed Smith, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA
Subject: The Heliospheric Magnetic Field: Origin, Structure and Interaction with the Solar Wind and Interstellar Medium
Refreshments moved to Main Hall in front or room 148 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24th 2007
4:00 pm:
No Colloquium This Week
Wednesday, October 31st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, Liliya Williams, Marco Peloso, Shaul Hanany, Shea.Brown
Subject: The CMB, Dark Energy, and the Giant Void in the Universe
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Walter Gekelman
Subject: Three-dimensional current systems produced by colliding plasmas in a background Magnetoplasma
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Prof.Earl Peterson and Prof.Keith Ruddick
Subject: History of High Energy Physics at Minnesota
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21st 2007
4:00 pm:
No Colloquium This Week
Wednesday, November 28th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Timothy Newman, Arizona State University, Center for Biological Physics
Subject: Discrete, mesoscale, stochastic dynamics in biological systems: applications to embryogenesis and biochemical networks
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Thomas Delworth, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Subject: Decadal-scale changes in the Atlantic Ocean - natural variability and human-induced climate change
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Bob Pepin, U of M
Subject: Stardust Mission
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19th 2007
This event will resume spring semester.

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