University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Summer Semester

Monday, June 7th 2010
Wednesday, June 9th 2010
Thursday, June 10th 2010
1:30 pm:
Ph. D. Thesis Defense in Physics 157
Speaker: Shun Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Investigating the orientational order in liquid crystals
This is the public portion of Shun Wang’s Thesis Defense
Friday, June 11th 2010
3:00 pm:
Monday, June 14th 2010
Monday, June 21st 2010
1:30 pm:
Ph. D. Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Eric Garlid, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electrical Detection of the Spin Hall Effect in Ferromagnet-Semiconductor Heterostructures
Monday, July 5th 2010
Friday, July 9th 2010
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 402 Walter Library 
Speaker: Dan Weisz, University of Minnesota
Subject: The History of Star Formation in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
This is the public portion of Mr. Weisz's Ph.D. final oral exam.
Tuesday, July 13th 2010
10:30 am:
Speaker: Ruihua He, Stanford University
Subject: Experimental Studies of High-Tc Cuprate Superconductors with Density Wave Correlations
Tuesday, August 10th 2010
12:00 pm:
Special Lecture in Physics 210
Speaker: Hans Courant, University of Minnesota
Subject: First-hand account of the Manhattan Project
Note change of venue, again!
Wednesday, August 11th 2010
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Brian Andersson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Lecture demonstration apparatus demonstrated
Monday, August 23rd 2010
Thursday, August 26th 2010
08:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in Carousel Park Stage, Minnesota State Fair

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