University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week. Please note the permanent change in the colloquium time.
Wednesday, September 10th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vuk Mandic, UMN
Subject: LIGO: Status and Recent Results
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 17th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: James Kakalios, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Materials Science of Superheroes (All New! All Different!)
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 24th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: P. James E. Peebles, Princeton University
Subject: The Cosmological Tests
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 1st 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mikhail Katsnelson, Radboud University Nijmegen
Subject: New bridge between condensed matter physics and quantum electrodynamics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 8th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, UMN
Subject: Exploring the Neutrino Frontier
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 15th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Ames Laboratory
Subject: Emergent symmetries and dimensionality reduction at quantum critical points
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 22nd 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: George Fuller, UCSD
Subject: Neutrinos: Stealthy Agents of Destruction and Creation in the Cosmos
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 29th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Salman Habib, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Subject: The Dark Universe Challenge
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 5th 2008
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week. There will be no refreshments.
Wednesday, November 12th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Charles Dermer, US Naval Research Laboratory
Subject: Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray Origin in Light of First Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 19th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Konstantin Matveev, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: Charge and spin propagation through quantum wires
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 26th 2008
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, December 3rd 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Gerardo Ortiz, Indiana University
Subject: Physics and Quantum Computation
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, December 10th 2008
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Anna Hayes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Subject: Application of Nuclear Physics to Energy and National Security
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, December 17th 2008
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.

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