University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Ilya Krivorotov, UC Irvine
Subject: Spin-orbitronics in metallic nanostructures
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, January 29th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
Subject: The Physics of the Global Energy Problem and Possible Solutions
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 150 Tate Lab of Physics
Speaker: Don Gurnett, University of Iowa
Subject: The strange rotational modulation of Saturn's magnetosphere.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Diandra Leslie-Pelicky
Subject: The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast isn't as Easy as You Think
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 19th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Fabrycky, University of Chicago
Subject: The Timing of Planetary Systems
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Maria Gini, University of Minnesota
Subject: Distributed Decision Making for Robots
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, March 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Gerrit L. Verschuur, University of Memphis
Subject: On the Relationship between Galactic HI Structure and Small-scale Structure in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Kris Davidson
Wednesday, March 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell
Subject: Solving the Mystery of High Temperature Superconductivity
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, March 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alessandra Lanzara, UC Berkeley, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Subject: Controlling superconductivity with light
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Lavrentovich, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University
Subject: Lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals: From viscoelasticity to topological turbulence
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Wednesday, April 9th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tim Tait, UC-Irvine
Subject: Searches for Particle Dark Matter
Resfreshments will be served in Room 216 Physics after collquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, April 16th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chandra Varma, UC Riverside
Subject: Higgs Bosons in Superconductors, in Cold Bosons, and Elsewhere
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 30th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Simon Billinge, Columbia
Subject: How the cat got its stripes, and how hard it is to see them: search for fluctuating local C2 symmetry states in correlated oxides
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, May 7th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Misha Shifman, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Mikhail Shifman

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