University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

CM Journal Club

semester, 2009

Monday, September 21st 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Chad Geppert, University of Minnesota
Subject: M. Greiner, O. Mandel, T. Esslinger, T. W. Hansch, and I. Bloch. Quantum phase transition from a superfluid to a mott insulator in a gas of ultracold atoms. Nature, 415(6867):39–44, January 2002.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, September 28th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Sean Bartz, University of Minnesota
Subject: K. Adcox, et al. Suppression of hadrons with large transverse momentum in central au + au collisions at snn = 130gev. Phys. Rev. Lett., 88(2):022301, Dec 2001.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, October 5th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Alexey Finkel, University of Minnesota
Subject: Q. R. Ahmad et al. Direct evidence for neutrino flavor transformation from neutral-current interactions in the Sudbury neutrino observatory. Phys. Rev. Lett., 89(1):011301, Jun 2002.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, October 12th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Shanxu Shi, University of Minnesota
Subject: B. P. Abbott et al. An upper limit on the stochastic gravitational-wave background of cosmological origin. Nature, 460(08278):990-994, August 2009. This is the paper written by our very own Vuk Mandic
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, October 19th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Tianran Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: A. K. Geim and K. S. Novoselov. The rise of graphene. Nat Mater, 6(3):183–191, March 2007.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, October 26th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Ryo Namba, University of Minnesota
Subject: Tomi Koivisto and David F. Mota. Accelerating cosmologies with an anisotropic equation of state. TheAstro- physical Journal, 679(1):1-5,2008.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, November 9th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Adam Schreckenberger, University of Minnesota
Subject: K. Lang. Neutrino Oscillations Results from MINOS, 2006
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, November 16th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Michael Schecter, University of Minnesota
Subject: P. M. Platzman and M. I. Dykman. Quantum Computing with Electrons Floating on Liquid Helium. Science,284(5422):1967–1969, 1999.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, November 23rd 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
There will be no journal club this week.
Monday, November 30th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Miranda Pihlaja, University of Minnesota
Subject: Steven J. Pollock and Noah D. Finkelstein. Sustaining educational reforms in introductory physics. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4(1):010110, Jun 2008.
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, December 7th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
Speaker: Joffrey Peters, University of Minnesota
Subject: D. J. Kapner, T. S. Cook, E. G. Adelberger, J. H. Gundlach, B. R. Heckel, C. D. Hoyle, and H. E. Swanson. Tests of the gravitational inverse-square law below the dark-energy length scale. Physical Rev
Students are welcome to read the paper and come discuss! (Professors are less welcome.)
Monday, December 14th 2009
3:35 pm:
Student Journal Club in 140 Physics
There will be no journal club this week.

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