University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

semester, 2010

Wednesday, January 20th 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, January 27th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Subject: Dark Forces
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 3rd 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, February 10th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nemanja Kaloper
Subject: Out of Darkness: The Quest for Lambda
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Tuesday, February 16th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Prof. A. Yu. Grosberg, NYU
Subject: Fractal organization of DNA in the cell: theoretical prediction, experimental confirmation, computer simulation ... and still many open questions.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Prof. A. Yu. Grosberg, NYU
Subject: Fractal organization of DNA in the cell: theoretical prediction, experimental confirmation, computer simulation ... and still many open questions.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Prof. A. Yu. Grosberg, NYU
Subject: Fractal organization of DNA in the cell
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 17th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Jordan and the wave-particle duality of light.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 24th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Orbach, Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin
Subject: Energy Security: From Deal Killers to Game Changers
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 3rd 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Haiyan Gao, Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory
Subject: A New Search for Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM)
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 10th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Takashi Imai, Mcmaster University and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Subject: Iron: the most unlikely suspect for high temperature superconductivity
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 17th 2010
3:35 pm:
No colloquium this week. Spring Break
Wednesday, March 24th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Predictive Atomistic-to-Continuum Coupling Methods
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 31st 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vladimir Savinov, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Probing the Nature of Neutrinos and Other Fun Stuff with ATLAS at the LHC.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 7th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dam Thanh Son, University of Washington
Subject: Viscosity, quark gluon plasma, and string theory
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 14th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Albert Libchaber, The Rockefeller University
Subject: The Origin of Life: from geophysics to biology?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 21st 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chandra Varma, UC Riverside (Honorary Doctorate of Science Presentation)
Subject: Quantum Phase Transitions or You Gotta Love Singularities.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 28th 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, May 5th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leo Kadanoff, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago and the Perimeter Institute Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Subject: Phase Transitions: Scales, Universality, Singularities, and Renormalization
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, May 12th 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, September 8th 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, September 15th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Julio Navarro, University of Victoria
Subject: Dark Matter under a Numerical Microscope
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 22nd 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: N. David Mermin, Cornell University
Subject: What has quantum mechanics to do with factoring?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 29th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jenny Hoffman, Harvard University
Subject: Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy and Vortex Imaging in the Iron-Pnictide High-Tc Superconductors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 6th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Subject: The Birth of Topological Insulators
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 13th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Guido Mueller, University of Florida
Subject: The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 20th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota
Subject: Development of an artificial cell to study some information and self-organization processes.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, October 27th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeremiah Mans , University of Minnesota
Subject: First Physics Results from the LHC
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 3rd 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven
Subject: Unconventional magnetism in the copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 10th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: William Hendee Medical College of Wisconsin;
Subject: Medical Physics: The Past and the Present
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 17th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Eric Hudson, MIT
Subject: Stability in a Turbulent (Fermi) Sea: The Ever More Remarkable High Temperature Superconductors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 24th 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, December 1st 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Wednesday, December 8th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Prof. Csaba Csaki, Cornell University
Subject: Searching for the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, December 15th 2010
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Uwe-Jens Wiese, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Bern University, Switzerland
Subject: Discrete Quantum Systems and Emergent Field Theories: From Graphene to Antiferromagnets and QCD
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week. Finals week.

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