University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Spring Semester

Tuesday, January 16th 2007
12:20 pm:
No seminar this week.
Subject: Organizational Meeting
2:30 pm:
No seminar this week.
Wednesday, January 17th 2007
4:00 pm:
Subject: No seminar this week.
Thursday, January 18th 2007
12:10 pm:
No seminar this week.
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mikhail Shifman, FTPI
Subject: "Flying saucer" solitons in supersymmetric Yang-Mills
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Matthew B. Stone, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Subject: Where the Spectrum Ends: Spectrum Termination and Reentrance in a Two-Dimensional Organometallic Magnet
Dr. Stone is a candidate for the condensed matter experimental position.
Speaker: Dr. Chao-Lin Kuo, California Institute of Technology. Dr.Kuo is a candidate for the Astrophysics faculty position.
Subject: CMB Beyond the Acoustic Peaks
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No seminar this week.
Friday, January 19th 2007
2:30 pm:
No seminar this week.
No seminar this week.
Monday, January 22nd 2007
Speaker: Liliya Williams
Subject: Detecting Dark Matter Caustics
Tuesday, January 23rd 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Jianjie Zhang
Subject: Electron-nuclear spin coupling in Fe/GaAs spin transport devices
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Professor Mark Engebretson, Augsburg College
Subject: "Pc 1-2 Waves and Energetic Particle Precipitation During and After Magnetic Storms: Superposed Epoch Analysis and Case Studies.
Wednesday, January 24th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Steve Pierson, Head of Government Relations, American Physical Society
Subject: China and India: A new Sputnik? Federal funding for physical sciences research
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 25th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Terry Jones, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexander A. Voronov, School of Mathematics
Subject: Quantum master equation in open-closed string theory
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Emilia Morosan, Princeton University
Subject: New properties in old materials: the layered dichalcogenides
Dr. Morosan is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Speaker: Dr. Vuk Mandic, California Inst. of Technology. Dr.Mandic is a candidate for the Astrophysics faculty position.
Subject: Searching for Stochastic Gravitational-wave Background with LIGO: Results and Implications
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
3:00 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Scott Bowman, University of Minnesota
Subject: T.B.A.
Friday, January 26th 2007
Speaker: Lisa Gannett, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University
Subject: Theodosius Dobzhansky, the Typological-Population Distinction, and the Question of Race
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m. Cosponsored by Studies of Science and Tech., the MN Cntr for Philosophy of Sci., the Consortium on Law & Values in Health, Env. & Life Sciences
Monday, January 29th 2007
Speaker: Jean-Philippe Uzan, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Subject: Gravity and the nature of dark energy
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Amy Connolly, UCLA, Candidate for the Astrophysics & Cosmology Faculty Position
Subject: Closing in on Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos with the Radio Detection Technique
Tuesday, January 30th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Jun Kyung Chung
Subject: Coarse grained molecular dynamics using frequency filtering
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
No seminar this week.
Wednesday, January 31st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Bolek Wyslouch - MIT
Subject: Heavy-Ion Physics with the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 1st 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Feasibility of Shading the Greenhouse with Dust Clouds at the Stable Lunar Lagrange Points
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Enrico Lunghi, Fermilab
Subject: Rare decays and dark matter in the MSSM from the GUT scale
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Michel Kenzelmann, ETH Zurich. Dr. Kinzelmann is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Competing interactions in quantum magnetic insulators
Speaker: Ignacio Taboada, Berkeley. Candidate for the Astrophysics & Cosmology Faculty Position
Subject: High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics: IceCube
Speaker: Jim Kneller, University of Minnesota
Subject: Temporal Evolution of the Supernova Neutrino Signal
Friday, February 2nd 2007
Speaker: Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
Subject: Metastable decay via quantum activation
Speaker: Roger Penrose, Oxford University
Subject: Before the Big Bang: A Radical Solution to a Profound Cosmological Mystery
Dr. Penrose will also discuss his new book at 7:00 pm at the University Bookstore.
Speaker: Helen Rozwadowski, Department of History, University of Connecticut
Subject: Science, Technology, and the 1960s Ocean: New Worlds of Exploration and Exploitation
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 3rd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Michael Marder, University of Texas, Austin
Subject: Rising above the gathering storm with U Teach
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, February 5th 2007
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Michael Dragowsky, Case Western Reserve University. Candidate for the Astrophysics & Cosmology Faculty Position
Subject: Dark Matter and Particle Astrophysics
Tuesday, February 6th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yu Chen
Subject: Transport in metallic nanowires
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Professor Terry Jones, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Fields in Galaxies
Wednesday, February 7th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Open Date
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 8th 2007
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Akin Wingerter, Ohio State University
Subject: A Heterotic Landscape [hep-th/0611095]
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Nuh Gedik, California Institute of Technology. Dr. Gedik is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Ultrafast structural dynamics observed with atomic scale resolution
2:00 pm:
Speaker: James Aguirre, a candidate for the Astrophysics & Cosmology faculty position
Subject: Studying the Evolution of the Universe with Submillimeter Astronomy
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No seminar this week.
Friday, February 9th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. James Leger, University of Minnesota
Subject: Managing Diffraction and Polarization: New Tools for Optical Scientists
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: Nina Lerman, Department of History, Whitman College
Subject: Jim Crow and the White Way: Thoughts on Race, Progress, and Early Electrification in the US.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, February 12th 2007
Speaker: Marco Peloso
Subject: The fate of SUSY flat directions, and their role at reheating
Tuesday, February 13th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Mun Chan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin Injection into Normal Metals
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
No seminar this week.
1:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Kenji Fukushima, Brookhaven National Laboratory, a candidate for the Nuclear Theory faculty position.
Subject: Exploring paradigms of QCD - Hot, Dense, and Energetic Matter
Wednesday, February 14th 2007
1:30 pm:
Ph.D. Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: K. H. Sarwa B. Tan
Subject: Electrical Transport in Indium Oxide Thin Films near the Magnetic Field-Induced Superconductor-Insulator Transition
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Grosberg
Subject: To knot or not to knot: making neckties of polymers
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 15th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Paul Edmon and Tom Jones, University of Minnesota
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jason Hancock, Stanford University. Dr. Hancock is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist
Subject: Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering: a new tool for the study of correlated-electron materials
2:00 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 133 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Richard Schnee, Dr. Schnee is a candidate for the Astrophysics faculty position.
Subject: What’s the Matter in the Universe? Looking for Wimps with the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Friday, February 16th 2007
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergei Dubovsky, Harvard University
Subject: Quantum Horizons of the Standard Model Landscape
Please note CHANGE IN TIME
No H.S.T. Colloquium this week.
Monday, February 19th 2007
Speaker: Chris Savage, University of Minnesota
Subject: The annual modulation of dark matter in the presence of streams
Tuesday, February 20th 2007
12:20 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Xuan Gao, Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Dr. Gao is a candidate for the Condensed Matter Experimentalist Position.
Subject: The Sensitivity Limits of Nanowire Bio-Sensors
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Lynn Wilson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Possible Dissipation Mechanisms of Interplanetary Shocks: Pilot Results from a Wind/WAVES Study
Wednesday, February 21st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Marco Peloso
Subject: Before and After Inflation
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 22nd 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Steve Warren, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Kazuhiro Tobe, Michigan State
Subject: Light MSSM Higgs boson scenario and its test at hadron colliders
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jian Huang, Princeton University
Subject: Novel transport behaviors in strongly correlated two-dimensional holes
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No seminar this week.
Friday, February 23rd 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Anil Seth, Harvard SAO
Subject: From the Inside Out: the Evolution of Late-Type Galaxy Nuclei & Disks
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: Eileen Reeves, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Subject: Mere Projections: Galileo and Scheiner on the Sunspots
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, February 26th 2007
Speaker: Larry Rudnick
Subject: The Role of Cosmic Rays in Galaxy Formation
Tuesday, February 27th 2007
12:20 pm:
Subject: APS March Meeting practice talks
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
The Space Physics Seminar will not be held this week. Please attend the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Wednesday instead.
Wednesday, February 28th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin
Subject: The Generation and Evolution of Astrophysical Magnetic Fields
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1st 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sean O'Neill and Elisha Polomski, both University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexei Yung, PNPI/FTPI
Subject: Confined non-Abelian monopoles in N=1 supersymmetric QCD
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Subject: APS March Meeting practice talks
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Misha Stephanov, University of Illinois, Chicago
Subject: AdS/QCD
Professor Stephanov is a candidate for the Nuclear Theory position at the associate professor level.
Friday, March 2nd 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Eric Hallman, CASA, Colorado
Subject: Simulating Large Area Galaxy Cluster Surveys
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: Mark Borrello, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota
Subject: There's no success like failure: 'Relative Significance' in Evolutionary Biology and the History of Evolutionary Biology
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, March 5th 2007
Speaker: Johannes Hubmayr
Subject: The Non-Gaussian Cold Spot in the 3-year WMAP Data
Tuesday, March 6th 2007
12:20 pm:
Due to the APS March meeting, there will be no sack lunch seminar.
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Tom Jones, University of Minnesota
Subject: Modeling Particle Acceleration at Shocks.
Wednesday, March 7th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Wick Haxton - University of Washington
Subject: What Nuclear Physicists Don't Know About Neutrinos
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 8th 2007
12:15 pm:
No seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
No Seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Feng Yuan, Brookhaven National Lab. Feng Yuan is a candidate for the Nuclear Theory Faculty position.
Subject: A New Spin on the Proton: the Perspective from RHIC
Friday, March 9th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Subject: No Colloquium this week.
No colloquium: Spring Break
Monday, March 12th 2007
Spring Break - No ACLS Seminar this week
Tuesday, March 13th 2007
12:20 pm:
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 14th 2007
4:00 pm:
Spring Break: No Colloquium this week.
Thursday, March 15th 2007
12:10 pm:
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
12:15 pm:
Spring Break: No Seminar this week
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Spring Break: No Seminar this week.
Friday, March 16th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Spring Break: No Colloquium this week.
Spring Break: No Colloquium this week.
Monday, March 19th 2007
Speaker: Emir Gumrukcuoglu
Subject: Relic Anisotropy as a Source for CMB Anomalies
Tuesday, March 20th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Shun Wang
Subject: Investigating Incommensurate Nanoscale Helical Pitch in SmC_alpha* Phase by Differential Optical Reflectivity
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Slava Pilipenko, Space Research Institute, Moscow
Subject: Interaction of propagating magnetosonic and Alfven waves in longitudinally inhomogeneous gyrotropic plasma.
Wednesday, March 21st 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Professor Barry Barish - California Institute of Technology
Subject: "Probing Einstein’s Universe"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics following lecture
Thursday, March 22nd 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Martha Boyer and Bob Gehrz, both from the University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andre de Gouvea, Northwestern University
Subject: Neutrino Masses and New Physics at or Below the Electroweak Scale
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Greg McKusky
Subject: Double Magnetic Tunnel Junctions and Spin Diffusion Length Measurements
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Abhijit Majumder, Duke
Subject: Probing the structure of the strongly coupled Quark Gluon Plasma
Abhijit Majumder is a candidate for the nuclear theory faculty position at the assistant professor level.
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Barry C. Barish, Caltech
Subject: The Next Great Particle Accelerator: The International Linear Collider
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23rd 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Karen Leighly, Ohio State U, on sabbatical from the University of Oklahoma
Subject: Quasar Broad Line Region Emission and Kinetics
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: William Ashworth, Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, MO
Subject: Bucculentus: The Underside of the Scientific Revolution
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, March 26th 2007
Speaker: Crystal Austin
Tuesday, March 27th 2007
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Alfven wave propagation in the Io plasma torus.
Wednesday, March 28th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Gary Horowitz
Subject: Quantum Black Holes
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Gerry Ruch, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Joel Giedt, FTPI
Subject: Single-sector gauge mediation, warped extra dimensions, and the Large Hadron Collider
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Kevin Dorfman CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: DNA electrophoresis in periodically constricted geometries
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Alex Heger, Los Alamos National Lab and University of California, Santa Cruz
Subject: Nucleosynthesis in the First Stars
Alex Heger is a candidate for the faculty position
Friday, March 30th 2007
Speaker: C. Kenneth Waters, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Causes that Make a Difference"
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:00 pm:
Subject: Come meet some prospective graduate students in the Astronomy Reading Room
Refreshments served.
Monday, April 2nd 2007
Speaker: Michael DuVernois
Subject: ANITA and high-energy radio neutrino detection
Tuesday, April 3rd 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: LiDong Pan
Subject: Optical Investigation of Novel Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Phases
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Yukitoshi Nishimura, Tohoku University
Subject: Storm-time large-scale electric fields observed by the Akebono satellite
Wednesday, April 4th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: No speaker this week due to illness.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 5th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Helton and Chick Woodward, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ryuichiro Kitano, SLAC
Subject: Sweet Spot Supersymmetry
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota
Subject: Novel MRI using a swept radiofrequency
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No Seminar this week.
Friday, April 6th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Subject: No colloquium this week.
Subject: No Colloquium this week.
Monday, April 9th 2007
Speaker: Clay Hogen-Chin
Subject: Cosmic Ray Composition at High Energies: The TRACER Project
Speaker: Boris Ivlev - U. South Carolina/U. San Luis Potosi
Subject: Enhanced tunneling through nonstationary barriers
Tuesday, April 10th 2007
12:20 pm:
No seminar this week.
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Professor Roberta Humphries, University of Minnesota
Subject: Hypergiant Stars: The Evidence for Episodic Mass Loss, Convective Activity and Magnetic Fields.
Wednesday, April 11th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Aharon Kapitulnik
Subject: Search for Gravity-like Forces at sub-mm distance
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 12th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Pete Mendygral and Liliya Williams, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Chung, University of Wisconsin
Subject: Cuscuton: A New Constraint System Applied to Modifying Gravity
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
Subject: Polar Kerr Effect Measurements of Novel Superconductors: Evidence for Broken Time Reversal Symmetry in the Superconducting States
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Todd Springer, University of Minnesota
Subject: Cosmological Black Hole Formation and the QCD Phase Transition
Friday, April 13th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Knut Olson, CTIO. NOAO
Subject: The Structure and Kinematics of the LMC.
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Subject: No Colloquium this week.
Monday, April 16th 2007
No seminar this week.
Tuesday, April 17th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Eric Garlid
Subject: The Spin Hall Effect in Fe/GaAs Heterostructures
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Lei Dai, University of Minnesota
Subject: Hall conductivity in a collisionless plasma.
Wednesday, April 18th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado
Subject: Exploring the Giant Magnetosphere of Jupiter
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Shea Brown, University of Minnesota
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Joshua Elliott, McGill Univ./Univ. of Chicago
Subject: 3D N=1 SYM with a Chern-Simons term on the Lattice
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: What is a Fermi-Luttinger liquid?
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Philippe de Forcrand, ETH Zurich and CERN
Subject: The QCD Phase Diagram at Finite Temperature and Density
Friday, April 20th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Sumner Starrfield, Arizona State University
Subject: The 2006 Oubturst of RS Oph - A Hot Flash on a Degenerate Dwarf
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: Alan Beyerchen, Department of History, Ohio State University
Subject: Clausewitz and the Quest for a Science of War
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 23rd 2007
Speaker: Taylor Childers
Subject: Preliminary data from the 1st and 2nd CREAM flights: Reaching the knee of the cosmic ray energy spectrum with a balloon experiment
Speaker: Igor Lerner, Birmingham University
Subject: Resonant Level in a Luttinger Liquid
Tuesday, April 24th 2007
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Charlie Blackwell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Effects of nanocrystalline inclusions on the electronic properties of thin film amorphous silicon
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Prof. Doug Ernie, ECE Department, U of M
Subject: Plasma Induced Neutral Flows - Theory and Applications
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in Physics Room 435
Speaker: Xiaohua Lou
Subject: Electrical detection of spin transport in ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures
Wednesday, April 25th 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Meigan Aronson, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University
Subject: Increasing Faculty Diversity: The Michigan Experience
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 26th 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sebastian Hidalgo, University of Minnesota
Subject: Theoretical planetary mass spectra - a prediction for COROT
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jim Cline, McGill University
Subject: Imprints of Tachyonic Preheating on the CMB
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Meigan Aronson, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University
Subject: Neutron scattering investigations of exchange biased Co/CoO core shell nanoparticles
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No seminar this week.
Friday, April 27th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Subject: No Colloquium this week.
Subject: No Colloquium this week.
Monday, April 30th 2007
No Seminar this week.
Tuesday, May 1st 2007
12:20 pm:
No seminar this week.
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
Speaker: Prof. Paul Kellogg, University of Minnesota
Subject: The in-situ plasma wave experiment on STEREO
Wednesday, May 2nd 2007
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Ivan Schuller, University of California-San Diego
Subject: Pathological Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3rd 2007
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Tea Temim and Yong Qian, University of Minnesota
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Physics Room 435
Speaker: Ben Speakman
Subject: Atmospheric Electron Neutrinos in the MINOS Far Detector
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ivan Schuller, University of California-San Diego
Subject: Superconducting-Magnetic Hybrids
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
No Seminar this week.
Friday, May 4th 2007
09:00 am:
Subject: Bio '07: Physics Inspired by Biology
May 4 - 6, 2007, www.ftpi.umn.edu/bio07/
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Rogier Windhorst, Arizona State University
Subject: The James Webb Space Telescope: How can it measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?
Refreshments served following the talk in the Astronomy Reading Room, 358 Physics
Speaker: Jessica Wang
Subject: Social Science and the American State: From the Social Survey to the New Deal
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, May 7th 2007
No seminar this week.
Tuesday, May 8th 2007
12:20 pm:
No seminar this week.
1:00 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 236A Physics
No seminar this week.
Wednesday, May 9th 2007
4:00 pm:
This colloquium will resume in the fall.
Thursday, May 10th 2007
12:10 pm:
This seminar will resume in the fall.
12:15 pm:
No seminar this week
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Jianping Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: New magnetic nanoparticles and spintronic devices
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
This seminar will resume in the fall.
Friday, May 11th 2007
3:35 pm:
Astrophysics Colloquium in 210 Physics
This colloquium will resume in the fall.
This colloquium will resume in the fall.
Tuesday, May 29th 2007
1:00 pm:
Ph. D Thesis Defense in Physics Room 170
Speaker: Hyuk-Jae Jang
Subject: Magnetization Reversal Study on Patterned Ferromagnetic and Exchange-Biased Systems
2:00 pm:
Physics Seminar in Physics 166
Speaker: Vladimir Rekovic, University of New Mexico
Subject: Search for Chargino/Neutralino Production Using Low Pt Di-Muon Triggers of CDF on Tevatron
Thursday, May 31st 2007
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Martin Reiris (MIT)
Subject: Large scale behavior of cosmological models
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