University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Wednesday, September 10th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Greg Aldering, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California
Subject: Some Fault is in our Stars: Bias on the Road to Cosmological Concordance
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Speaker: Andrei Linde, Stanford University
Subject: Inflation and cosmological attractors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 24th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, New York University
Subject: Some small steps toward Artificial Life
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota
Subject: Complex Oxides: From Minerals, to Electronic Heterogeneity, to Oxide Electronics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, October 8th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Henessey
Subject:  The Neutrino: Nature‚Äôs Most Unusual Fermion
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, October 15th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke
Subject: Detection of B-mode polarization at 150GHz and degree angular scales by BICEP2
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetotransport in two-dimensional systems
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, University of Amsterdam
Subject: Communicating the Heisenberg relations: Niels Bohr and the forgotten Einstein-Rupp Experiments
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ben Bederson, NYU & Susan Seestrom, Texas A&M
Subject: Hans Courant's 90th Birthday Symposium:Highlights of the Physics Challenges during the Manhattan Project
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Albrecht Karle
Subject: IceCube Neutrinos
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Subject: Thanksgiving Week
Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Saulson
Subject: Advanced LIGO
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, December 10th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

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