University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

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: TBA
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: TBA
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: TBA
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: TBA
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: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
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, 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: TBA
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: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian

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