University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 8th 2016
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 15th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vuk Mandic
Subject: First Direct Detections of Gravitational Waves
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Lucy Fortson
Subject: Blazar Observations with VERITAS: expanding the cosmic gamma-ray horizon
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, September 29th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Greg Pawloski
Subject: Looking at the weird building blocks of the universe with the NOvA detectors
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, October 6th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tommaso Treu, UCLA
Subject: The other 95%: insights from strong gravitational lensing
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Thursday, October 13th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes
Subject: High-temperature superconductivity near a quantum critical point
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, October 20th 2016
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Information and Spacetime
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, October 27th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby, Harvard University
Subject: A New Spin on Superconductivity
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux
Subject: DNA programmed dynamical systems outside cells: from gene circuits to self-assembly
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, November 10th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret, Yale University
Subject: Fighting Decoherence with Dissipation
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, November 17th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Fai Mak, Penn State University
Subject: Superconductivity in single-layer van der Waals’ metals
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 1st 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Kohlstedt
Subject: From Reaction-driven to Stress-driven Melt Segregation – Formation of High-permeability Paths through Earth’s Mantle
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Thursday, December 8th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Poland, Yale University
Subject: Critical Phenomena and the Conformal Bootstrap
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta

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