University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

Thursday, January 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Harvey Brown, Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford
Subject: Quantum Bayesianism (QBism): the way to understand the quantum world
Thursday, January 25th 2018
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week
Thursday, February 1st 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Bell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nuclear Weapons and International Politics Today
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, February 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cristian Batista, University of Tennessee
Subject: Skyrmions and Vortices in Magnetic Systems
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, February 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Saffman (University of Wisconsin)
Subject: Quantum computing with simple and complex atoms
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Erez Berg (University of Chicago)
Subject: Critical Metals: Lessons from quantum Monte Carlo studies
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, March 1st 2018
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT
Subject: Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Joint Colloquium with Earth Sciences (Nier Lecture). Note later start time.
Thursday, March 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Tate Grand Opening
Thursday, March 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Subject: There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
Subject: Magic Angle Graphene: a New Platform for Strongly Correlated Physics
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, March 29th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: New perspectives on Jupiter’s novel space environment and aurora from NASA’s Juno mission
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, April 5th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alessandra Corsi, Texas Tech
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Thursday, April 12th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Doug Glenzinski, Fermilab
Subject: A Rare Opportunity - the Mu2e Experiment at Fermilab
Faculty Host: Dan Cronin-Hennessy
Thursday, April 19th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University.
Subject: TBD
Thursday, April 26th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bush, MIT
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Bub, Maryland
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen

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