University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Spring Semester

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.
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

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