University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Monday, September 2nd 2019
Thursday, October 10th 2019
7:00 pm:
Kaufmanis Public Lecture in Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Speaker: Professor Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley
Subject: Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Elements
Afterwards, if the weather allows, telescope viewing on the patio! Graduate students will present astronomy demonstrations
Tuesday, October 15th 2019
1:25 pm:
Special Public Lecture in B-75 Amundson Hall
Speaker: Sabine Hossenfelder Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Subject: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
12:20 pm:
Thesis Defense in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Justin Wilmert, University of Minnesota
Subject: Constraining Inflationary B-modes with the BICEP/Keck Array Telescopes
This is public portion of Mr. Willmert's thesis defense. His advisor is Clem Pryke.
5:30 pm:
Speaker: Michael Cvelbar Campus Relations Manager Intel Corporation.
Subject: Ph.D. Tech Talk
Grad students are encouraged to bring their resumes. Food will be provided.
Monday, November 25th 2019
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Pan 110
Speaker: Biqiong Yu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Studies of Complex Oxides
This is the public portion of Ms. Yu's thesis defense. Her advisor is Martin Greven.

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