University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

semester, 2017

Thursday, January 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, January 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mary K. Gaillard, University of California, Berkeley
Subject:  A Singularly Unfeminine Profession
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, February 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bowers, UCSB
Subject: Heterogeneous Photonic Integration on Silicon
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Thursday, February 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Yongzhong Qian
Subject: Did a Low-Mass Supernova Trigger the Formation of the Solar System? Clues from Stable Isotopes and Be-10
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Thursday, February 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
Subject: String theory in the bathtub
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Economic and Societal Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: IceCube: Cosmic Neutrinos and More
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, March 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Superfluidity, phase coherence and the new Bose-condensed alkali gases
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, March 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Thursday, March 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
Subject: New Paradigms for Superconductivity
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, March 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, April 6th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Particle Physics Beyond Colliders
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, April 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton
Subject: Measurements of Composite Fermion Geometric Resonance
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
Special Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Moos Health Science Tower 2-650
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments at SNOLAB
Note change of day and location this week only for Van Vleck Lecture -- Refreshments to be served after the colloquium.
Thursday, April 27th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: The Large Binocular Telescope from first stars to exoplanets: challenges and results.
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Thursday, May 4th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: The Study of Neutrinos and Nucleon Decay in Japan
Student Awards will be presented at the start of Colloquium. Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Thursday, September 7th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 14th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeremy Mans, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Look at LHC Physics beyond the Higgs Discovery
Thursday, September 21st 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Yan Song, University of Minnesota
Subject: Formation of Alfvenic Electromagnetic Plasma Structures and Auroral Particle Acceleration: -- Exploring Theory of High Energy Plasma Physics
Thursday, September 28th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: A New Calibration of the Hubble Constant
Fall 2017 Misel Lecturer
Thursday, October 5th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Kaiser, MIT
Subject: Testing Bell’s Inequality with Astrophysical Observations
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 12th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke, University of Minnesota
Subject: Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World
Thursday, October 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paula Heron, University of Washington
Subject: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers: The PHYS21 Report
Faculty Host: Kenneth Heller
Thursday, October 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: Interferometry in a Strong Light
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton University
Subject: Statistical Mechanics, Localization and Periodically Driven Quantum Systems
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, November 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Physics on the Light Front: A Novel Approach to Quark Confinement and QCD Phenomena
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Thursday, November 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cory Dean, Columbia University
Subject: From 3D to 2D and Back Again
Note the room change for this week only
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard University
Subject: Unusual quasiparticle correlation in graphene
Fall 2017 Van Vleck Lecturer
Thursday, December 7th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Bowick, KITP Santa Barbara
Subject: Fragile Objects: The Hard Science of Soft Matter
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, December 14th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.

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