University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 21st 2009
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Wednesday, January 28th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Misha Voloshin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spontaneous and induced creation of semi-classical objects. (Is it safe to run high-energy colliders?)
Wednesday, February 4th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Crowell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin Transport
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 11th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Misha Shifman, University of Minnesota
Subject: From superconductivity to quark confinement
Wednesday, February 18th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Thomas, University of Minnesota
Subject: Structural dynamics of muscle proteins resolved simultaneously on nanosecond and millisecond time scales
Wednesday, February 25th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Keith Olive, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dark Matter: From Cosmology to Colliders
Wednesday, March 4th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Juan-Carlos Campuzano (Univesity of Illinois in Chicago)
Subject: Pairing above $T_c$ in the high temperature superconductors
Wednesday, March 11th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeremiah Mans, University of Minnesota
Subject: Year Zero at the LHC
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 18th 2009
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, March 25th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Konrad Gelbke, Michigan State University
Subject: Plans for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University
Wednesday, April 1st 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Prof. Gary J. Ferland, University of Kentucky
Subject: What powers the intra-cluster filaments in large clusters of galaxies?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 8th 2009
Speaker: Albert Fert, 1Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, 91767 Palaiseau, and Université Paris-Sud
Subject: Spintronics: electrons, spins, computers and telephones
Reception to follow lecture in Physics 216
Thursday, April 9th 2009
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Albert Fert, 1Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, 91767 Palaiseau, and Université Paris-Sud
Subject: Carbon nanotubes, graphene, molecules : promising materials for spintronics
Note different day for the colloquium, this week only. Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 15th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dmitri "Mitya" Chklovskii (Janelia Farm, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Subject: Statistical physics meets neurobiology: Is your brain wired optimally?
Wednesday, April 22nd 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Canfield (Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory)
Subject: Ending of the tyranny of copper: Intermetallic superconductivity in the post copper-oxide age.
Wednesday, April 29th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Eva Andrei (Rutgers)
Subject: Graphene: the magic of electrons in flatland
Tuesday, May 5th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leo Kadanoff, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, May 6th 2009
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Eric Donovan, University of Calgary
Subject: Using the Aurora to Remote Sense Plasma Physical Processes in Near-Earth Space
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:00 p.m. this week only.
Wednesday, May 13th 2009
3:35 pm:
No Colloquium this week--Finals week.

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