University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 21st 2015
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Subject: Ultracold Polar Molecules
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Hugh Hudson, UC Berkeley
Subject: Solar Flares, X-ray Astronomy, and Black Swans
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: John Wygant
Wednesday, February 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Thomas, University College London
Subject: Neutrino Oscillations at Work
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Wednesday, February 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota
Subject: The centenary of general relativity: How did Einstein find his gravitational field equations?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adam Cohen, Harvard University
Subject:  Bringing Bioelectricity to Light
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Jochen Mueller
Wednesday, March 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Wednesday, March 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Philip Schuster, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Subject: Accelerating our Understanding of Dark Matter
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, March 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Subject: Spring Break - No colloquium
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Allan MacDonald, University of Texas, Austin
Subject: Exciton Condensates are Super!
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Wednesday, April 1st 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Laura Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Deciphering Electron Matter in Unconventional Superconductors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, April 8th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker:  Reinhardt Schuhmann, Physical Review Letters
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 22nd 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Margaret J. Geller, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Subject: The Ultimate Mass of Galaxy Clusters
Refreshments served in Tate Foyer after colloquium. This is the more technical portion of the Van Vleck Lecture series. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 29th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leslie Rosenberg
Subject: ADMX Experiment and Axions
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, May 6th 2015
Speaker: David Brain
Subject: Mars
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

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