University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 10th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 17th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Improving student understanding of quantum mechanics
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Kenneth Heller
Thursday, September 24th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Mikhail Voloshin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Exotic Mesons and Baryons
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Thursday, October 1st 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Lance Dixon, SLAC/Stanford
Subject: New Approaches to Quantum Scattering and the Payoff for the LHC
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, October 8th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Giovanni Zocchi, UCLA
Subject: Nature‚Äôs molecular machines: a materials science approach
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Jochen Mueller
Thursday, October 15th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Oleg Tchernyshyov, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: Mechanics of magnetic solitons
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, October 22nd 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: James Bullock, University of California, Irvine
Subject: Dwarf Galaxies, the Local Group, and Cosmology
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Thursday, October 29th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Claudia Scarlata, University of Minnesota
Subject: Galaxy formation from a different perspective
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Thursday, November 5th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Uwe Kortshagen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Luminescence, Doping, and Transport Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals produced via Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 12th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: James Wells, University of Michigan
Subject: Higgs bosons and superconductors in the lab and throughout the universe
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, November 19th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Joe Lykken, Fermilab
Subject: Neutrinos are Everywhere
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, November 26th 2015
Speaker: No Colloquium today due to Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, December 3rd 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Heather Wilkens, Manager of Business Development, ATA Engineering
Subject: Examining an Industrial Career Path in Physics
Refreshments to be served outside 230 SSTS after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Thursday, December 10th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
Speaker: Cancelled--No Colloquium today
Thursday, December 17th 2015
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 230 STSS/Bruininks Hall
There will be no colloquium this week.

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