University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Walter Kohn and the Creation of Density Functional Theory
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, September 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland College Park
Subject: Fundamental Physics and the Fifth Dimension
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, September 20th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Subject: Spotting the elusive Majorana under the microscope
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Monday, September 24th 2018
Speaker: Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota
Subject: The pursuit of Majorana fermions in Kitaev materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, September 27th 2018
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Subject: Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Thursday, October 4th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational wave detectors: past, present and future
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Monday, October 8th 2018
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Subject: The emergence of topology in strongly correlated many-body systems
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, October 11th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Subject: Topology and the electromagnetic responses of quantum materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, October 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Subject: Bacterial growth laws and the origin of dimensional reduction
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Thursday, October 25th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton
Subject: Number theory and spacetime
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Thursday, November 1st 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Robert Kleinberg, Columbia University & Boston University
Subject: mK to km: How Millikelvin Physics is Reused to Explore the Earth Kilometers Below the Surface
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Thursday, November 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Subject: Quantum Computing with Electron Spins in Silicon
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, November 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Physics of chromosome folding and disentanglement
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Thursday, November 29th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marco Velli, UCLA
Subject: Parker Solar Probe: Understanding Coronal heating and Solar Wind acceleration
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, December 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western
Subject: Dynamical Regularities in Galaxies and their Implications for Dark Matter
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Thursday, December 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week

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