University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

semester, 2016

Wednesday, January 6th 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 120
Speaker: Chen Hou, University of Minnesota
Subject: One-dimensional turbulence model of PRE bursts.
This is the public portion of Mr. Hou's thesis defense. His adviser is Alexander Heger.
Monday, January 18th 2016
Wednesday, January 20th 2016
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 337 Amundson Hall
Speaker: Gaurav Shukla, University of Minnesota
Subject: Thermoelastic properties of iron- and aluminum-bearing bridgmanite at high pressures and temperatures
This is the public portion of Mr. Shukla's thesis defense. His adviser is Renata Wentzcovitch, CEMS
Thursday, January 21st 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 334 PAN
Speaker: Semere Tadesse, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Nano-Optomechanical System based on Microwave Frequency Surface Acoustic Waves"
This is the pulbic portion of Mr. Tadesse's thesis defense. His advisor is Mo Li, ECE
Friday, March 18th 2016
Thursday, March 24th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 210
Speaker: Dominick Rocco, University of Minnesota
Subject: Muon Neutrino Disappearance in NOvA with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network Classifier
This is the public portion of Mr. Rocco's thesis defense.
Tuesday, April 12th 2016
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 130 PAN
Speaker: Nicholas Raddatz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Muon Neutrino Disappearance in NOvA
This is the public portion of Mr. Raddatz's thesis defense. His adviser is Dan Cronin-Henessy
Monday, April 25th 2016
10:30 am:
Thesis Defense in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Ivan Gordeli, University of Minnesota
Subject: Singlet Glueballs in Klebanov-Strassler Theory
This is the public portion of Mr. Gordeli's thesis defense. His advisor is Arkady Vainshtein.
Thursday, April 28th 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in Civil Engineering 213
Speaker: Charles McEachern, University of Minnesota
Subject: Field Line Resonance in "Tuna Half" Dimensions
This is the public portion of Mr. McEachern's thesis defense. His advisor is Bob Lysak.
Friday, May 6th 2016
Last day of instruction before final exams.
2:30 pm:
Poster Session in PAN Lobby
Students in Phys 4052 will present their class projects.
4:00 pm:
Henry Erikson Lecturer in 101 Fraser Hall
Speaker: Dr. Jay Marx, Senior Advisor, LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Subject: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes
Friday, May 13th 2016
Students staff and faculty are invited to join the celebration.
Monday, May 23rd 2016
Friday, May 27th 2016
3:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Jin Chen, University of Minnesota
This is the public portion of Jin Chen's thesis defense. Chen's advisor is Arkady Vainshtein.
Monday, May 30th 2016
Friday, June 10th 2016
08:00 am:
Monday, June 13th 2016
Monday, July 4th 2016
Friday, July 22nd 2016
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Adam Peterson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Low energy dynamics of non-perturbative structures in high energy and condensed matter systems
This is the public portion of Mr. Peterson's thesis defense.
Saturday, July 30th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Gooseberry Falls State park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Friday, August 5th 2016
10:00 am:
Theis Defense in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Marcos Garcia, University of Minnesota
Subject: No-scale inflation
This is the public portion of Mr. Garcia's thesis defense. HIs adviser is Keith Olive.
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Barry Costanzi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Emergent 1/f noise in systems of oscillating nanomagnetic dots
This is the public portion of Mr. Costanzi's thesis defense. His adviser is Dan Dahlberg.
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Father Hennepin State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Saturday, August 6th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Friday, August 12th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lake Maria State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Saturday, August 13th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Thursday, August 25th 2016
09:00 am:
CSE at the Minnesota State Fair in Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Friday, August 26th 2016
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 120
Speaker: Terry Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport in ionic liquid gated and superconducting nanostructures
This is the public portion of Mr. Bretz-Sullivan's thesis defense. His advisor is Allen Goldman.
Monday, September 5th 2016
Tuesday, September 27th 2016
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Vincent Hall 364
Speaker: Jared Turkewitz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with a J/psi meson with the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV
This is the public portion of Mr. Turkewitz's thesis defense.
Saturday, October 8th 2016
12:00 pm:
SPA Fall Picnic in Boom Island Park Shelter
Thursday, October 13th 2016
3:15 pm:
Group Photo in Civil Engineering Building Courtyard
Refreshments will be served in PAN Lobby prior to group photo. Come get a cookie and then have your picture taken with the group.
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
7:00 pm:
Eleventh Annual Misel Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
Wednesday, October 26th 2016
12:00 pm:
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
11:30 am:
Time to apply for a major? Consider Physics!
Thursday, November 10th 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 130
Speaker: Changjiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dynamic Detection of Spin Accumulation by Ferromagnetic Resonance
This is the public portion of Mr. Liu's thesis defense.
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Friday, November 25th 2016
Monday, December 12th 2016
08:30 am:
Thesis Defense in Appleby Hall, Room 319
Speaker: Mark Pepin, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Low-Mass Dark Matter Search Results for the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
This is the public portion of Mr. Pepin's thesis defense. His advisor is Priscilla Cushman.
Tuesday, December 13th 2016
Thursday, December 15th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Brent Perreault, University of Minnesota
Subject: Identifying a Kitaev spin liquid
This is the public portion of Mr. Perreault's thesis defense. His advisor is Fiona Burnell.
Friday, December 16th 2016
11:15 am:
Thesis Defense in Akerman Hall 313
Speaker: Alberto Hinojosa Alvarado, University of Minnesota
Subject: Time-reversal symmetry breaking superconductivity in the coexistence phase with magnetism in Fe pnictides
This the public portion of Mr. Alvarado's thesis defense. His advisor is Andrey Chubukov.
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Room 162 Amundson Hall
Speaker: Yanjun Yang, University of Minnesota
Subject: An Attempt to Synthesize Mn-doped Pyrite Thin Films
This is the public portion of Mr. Yang's Masters Thesis Defense. His advisors are Prof. Chris Leighton, Prof. Eray S. Aydil
Monday, December 19th 2016
08:00 am:
Tuesday, December 20th 2016
08:00 am:
Wednesday, December 21st 2016
08:00 am:
Thursday, December 22nd 2016
08:00 am:
Friday, December 23rd 2016
Monday, December 26th 2016
Thursday, December 29th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in M10 library, Mesonic Memorial Building
Speaker: Pamela Sooriyan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dose enhancement in bone due to the 16O(γ,n)15O reaction
This is the public portion of Ms. Sooriyan's thesis defense. Her thesis advisor is John Broadhurst.

The weekly calendar is also available via subscription to the physics-announce mailing list, and by RSS feed.