University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Fall Semester

Monday, September 2nd 2013
Tuesday, September 3rd 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Organizational Meeting
Note change of time and day, this semester.
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, September 4th 2013
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 5th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
To be announced. Note change of time, day and room for this semester.
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, September 6th 2013
Speaker: Dr. David Cook, U Wyoming
Subject: ANGST X: Clustered Star Formation in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
2:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Ke-Jung (Ken) Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: The First Supernovae
This is the public portion of Mr. Chen's thesis defense.
There will be no colloquium this week.
3:35 pm:
There will be no physics education seminar this semester.
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, September 9th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ke-Jung (Ken) Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Mind the GAP: Microphysics behind the Large Scale Structure
Tuesday, September 10th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Clint Young, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measuring temperature with dileptons in heavy-ion collisions
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Changjiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Electrical detection of ferromagnetic resonance in Ferromagnet/GaAs heterostructures
1:25 pm:
To be announced.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: John Eichorst, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Optimization of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) for Studying the Activity of Enzymes in Live Cancer Cells
Wednesday, September 11th 2013
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 12th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
To be announced.
Speaker: Dinesh Shenoy and Terry J. Jones
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Z. Chacko (UMD)
Subject: The Dilaton, the Radion, and Duality
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Traian Dumitrică, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nanomechanics with Objective Molecular Dynamics
Friday, September 13th 2013
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Speaker: Jessica Wang, Department of History, University of British Columbia
Subject: The Telling of the Case: Rabies Narratives, Autopsy, and Medical Community in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, September 16th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Marco Peloso, University of Minnesota
Subject: Inflation, primordial non-gaussianity, and Planck
Tuesday, September 17th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Professor Huaiyu Duan, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Subject: Collective Neutrino Oscillations
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yang Tang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Neutron scattering and its applications
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, September 18th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Charles Falco, University of Arizona
Subject: The Science of Optics; The History of Art
Refreshments served in 216 Physics after colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, September 19th 2013
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Tom Dunn, University of Minnesota
This is the public portion of Mr. Dunn's thesis defense.
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Brian O'Neill and Evan Skillman
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Fedor Bezrukov (U. of Connecticut)
Subject: Higgs inflation, its self consistence and predictability
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: D.M. Gangardt, University of Birmingham, UK
Subject: Correlation functions in one-dimensional superfluids at finite temperatures
Friday, September 20th 2013
Speaker: Fedor Bezrukov (U. of Connecticut)
Subject: Particle physics and inflation after LHC and Planck results
NOTE: Seminar starts at 1:30 pm.
Speaker: Dr. Ema Dimastro, U Minnesota, Physics
Subject: Axions in Inflation
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Tony Gherghetta, University of Minnesota
Subject: Theoretical Particle Physics in the LHC era
Monday, September 23rd 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jens Chluba, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: Science with CMB spectral distortions: a new window to the early Universe
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Tuesday, September 24th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Mikhail Voloshin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Exotic Quarkonium
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Michael Schecter, University of Minnesota
Subject: Casimir interaction between mobile impurities in quantum liquids
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Nicole Ruckstuhl
Subject: The inclusive cross-section for prompt same-sign muon pairs in ATLAS .
Faculty Host: Yuichi Kubota
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Adam Hoppe, South Dakota State University
Subject: New approaches for imaging the nanoscale interplay of receptor signaling and membrane topography in living cells
7:00 pm:
Misel Family Lecture in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: Eric Cornell, University of Colorado at Boulder
Subject: Why is Warm Glass Stickier Than Cold Glass?
Wednesday, September 25th 2013
Speaker: Eric Cornell, University of Colorado at Boulder
Subject: How Symmetric is the Electron? Looking for Out-of-Roundness of 10 -15 Femtometers
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after Lecture
Thursday, September 26th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Alexa Halford, Dartmouth College
Subject: Space Physics with Balloons: A look at the first results from BARREL
Speaker: Eric Bullock and Larry Rudnick
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Kile (Northwestern U.)
Subject: H->gamma gamma, Gauge Invariance, and the Hierarchy Problem
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dmitri Talapin, University of Chicago
Subject: Charge transport in nanocrystal arrays: a chemist's perspective
Friday, September 27th 2013
Speaker: Dr. Marco Viero, Caltech
Subject: The Role of Large Herschel Surveys in the Fields of Galaxy Evolution and Cosmology
Speaker: Richard Keller, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: Chasing Ghosts: Risk and Marginalization in the 2003 Heat Wave Disaster
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven, University of Minnesota
Subject: The physics of complex quantum material
Monday, September 30th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chaoyun Bao, University of MInnesota
Subject:  Detection of Lensing B-mode with SPT Data
3:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Shivaraj Kandhasamy
Subject: Searches for stochastic gravitational waves and long gravitational wave transients in LIGO S5 data
This is the public portion of Mr. Kandhasamy's thesis defense.
Tuesday, October 1st 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Qianhui Shi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Giant Negative Magnetoresistance in High-Mobility 2D Electron Gas
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, October 2nd 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
Subject: Quantum criticality in the high-temperature superconductors
Refreshments served in 216 Physics after colloquium.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 3rd 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Zahra Forootaninia and Robert Gehrz
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Radovan Dermisek (Indiana U.)
Subject: Insensitive Unification of Gauge Couplings, Muon g-2 and Higgs Decays
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Skinner, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Friday, October 4th 2013
Speaker: Dr. Brian Siana, U California, Riverside
Subject: Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Studying Faint Galaxies in the Early Universe via Gravitational Lensing
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetotransport in high Landau levels of quantum Hall systems
Monday, October 7th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yann Mambrini, LPT Orsay
Subject: Dark matter in common extensions of the Standard Model from LHC to the Sky
Tuesday, October 8th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Kevin Bradley Dusling, North Carolina State University
Subject: Imaging the proton with multi-particle correlations at the LHC
Faculty Host: Clint Young
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Chun Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Topological FFLO Superfluidity in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fermi Gases
1:25 pm:
To be announced.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker:  Dr. Melissa Gardner Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development University of Minnesota
Subject: Evolving tip structures can explain age-dependent microtubule catastrophe
Wednesday, October 9th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Liliya Williams, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dark Matter Halos from First Principles
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, October 10th 2013
09:00 am:
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Julie Vievering, University of Minnesota
Subject: Low altitude emissions of Energetic Neutral Atoms from Precipitating Ring Current Ions: IMAGE/HENA Observations during Extremely Quiet Geomagnetic Days (2001-2005)
Speaker: No Journal Club - FTPI Gamma Ray Workshop
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Richard Lebed (Arizona State U.)
Subject: Lee-Wick Phenomenology: Negative-Norm States Beyond the Standard Model
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Norman Yao, Harvard University
Subject: Realizing Fractional Chern Insulators with Dipoles
Friday, October 11th 2013
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Norman Yao, Harvard University
Subject: Room-temperature Quantum Memory and Field Sensing with Diamond Defects
Speaker: No colloquium
Subject: See - http://www.ftpi.umn.edu/workshops/2013-2014/GRS2013/index.html
3:35 pm:
History of Science,Technology, and Medicine Colloquium in NOTE LOCATION: 155 Nicholson Hall
Speaker: William Harper, Department of Philosophy, Western University, Ontario, Canada
Refreshments served in Room 155 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 12th 2013
Monday, October 14th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Subject: Non-Gaussianity in Inflation
Speaker: Egor Babaev
Subject: Fractional vortices, Hopfions, violation of Meissner-London effect and phase transitions in multicomponent superconductors.
Tuesday, October 15th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Zhen Yuan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Reconstructing the Evolution of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies: Sculptor and Fornax
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Barry Costanzi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport Measurements in Novel Double Tunnel Junctions
1:25 pm:
To be announced.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, October 16th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Charles Lawrence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Subject: The Universe According to Planck
Refreshments served in 216 Physics after colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Thursday, October 17th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Keith Dienes (U. Arizona)
Subject: Dynamical Dark Matter: A New Framework for Dark-Matter Physics
Speaker: Charles Lawrence, JPL
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
7:00 pm:
Special Public Lecture in Bell Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Professor Evan Skillman
Subject: Insider's Look at Andromeda & Citizen Science Kick-Off
Attendance is free
Friday, October 18th 2013
Speaker: Dr. Amit Kashi, U Minnesota, MIfA
Subject: Transient eruptions powered by a binary interaction
Speaker: Wijnand Mijnhardt, Descartes Center, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Subject: The History of Science and Its Problems
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, October 21st 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lawrence Rudnick, University of Minnesota
Subject: Gamma Ray Limits and the Physics of Galaxy Cluster Plasmas
Tuesday, October 22nd 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Aleksey Cherman, University of Minnesota
Subject: Resurgence in quantum field theory: handling the Devil's invention
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Kevin Christie, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin injection in Co2MnSi/GaAs heterostructures
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, October 23rd 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Sun Kwok, The University of Hong Kong
Subject: Organic Nanoparticles in Space
Refreshments served in 216 Physics after colloquium.
Faculty Host: Kris Davidson
Thursday, October 24th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
To be announced.
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e and Michael Rutkowski
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Scott Watson (Syracuse)
Subject: Supersymmetry, Non-thermal Dark Matter and Precision Cosmology
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Inti Sodemann, University of Texas
Subject: Broken SU(4) Symmetry and The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene
Friday, October 25th 2013
Speaker: Gianni Tallarita (University of La Plata)
Subject: Aspects of Holographic Superconductivity
Speaker: Dr. Charles (Chip) Kobulnicky, U Wyoming
Subject: Probing the Secrets of Massive Stars: The Cygnus OB2 Radial Velocity Survey
Speaker: James Cortada, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
Subject: China Embracing IT in Changing Times
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Symmetry and topology in condensed matter physics
Monday, October 28th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Keith Olive, University of Minnesota, TPI
Subject: Inflation in Supergravity
1:45 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Yeonbae Lee, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electrostatic modification of novel materials
This is the public portion of Mr. Lee's thesis defense
Tuesday, October 29th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Azwindini Muronga
Subject: Third order relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics for nuclear collisions
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Terence Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport Measurements of Ionic Liquid Gated SrTiO3 Nanowires
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Subject: CHIPS
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, October 30th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Azwinndini Muronga, University of Johannesburg
Subject: Scientific endeavour in South Africa: Threats and opportunities
Refreshments served in 216 Physics after colloquium.
Faculty Host: Joseph Kapusta
Thursday, October 31st 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Prof. Mark Engebretson, Augsburg College
Subject: Multi-instrument Observations from Svalbard of a Traveling Convection Vortex, Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Wave Burst, and Proton Precipitation Associated with a Bow Shock Instability
Speaker: Melanie Noble and Kyle Willett
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sungjay Lee (Univ. of Chicago)
Subject: Sphere partition function and its applications
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Kun Yang, Florida State University and NHMFL
Subject: Bulk Thermoelectric and Thermodynamic Probes of non-Abelian Anyons in Topological Systems
7:00 pm:
Gradphi Halloween Party in 216 Physics
Friday, November 1st 2013
No colloquium this week.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jessica Pfeifer Department of Philosophy University of Maryland—Baltimore County
Subject: Fitness, Abstraction, and the Environment
Note different location, this week only
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marco Peloso, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced
Monday, November 4th 2013
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, November 5th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Greg Pawloski,University of Minnesota
Subject: MINOS+: Going where there be dragons
2:30 pm:
Biohysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: X.L. Wu, Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: On Bacterial Motility Patterns and Chemotactic Strategy
Faculty Host: Jochen Mueller
Wednesday, November 6th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research
Subject: Ultra-High Resolution AM-AFM in Liquids with Small Cantilevers
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Thursday, November 7th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
To be announced.
Speaker: Kyle Dolan and Kristy McQuinn
12:15 pm:
Speaker: R. Allahverdi (University of New Mexico)
Subject: Non-thermal Supersymmetric Dark Matter
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Zhigang Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Magnetoplasmons and magnetophonons in graphene and graphite
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Friday, November 8th 2013
Speaker: Dr. Sasha Hinkley, Caltech
Subject: The New Era of Exoplanet Direct Imaging
Speaker: Joe Cain, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
Subject: Honeymoon Caked in Mud: George Gaylord Simpson and Anne Roe in the Field, 1938
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, November 11th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, University of Minnesota
Subject: Neutrinos and the Origin of the Elements
Tuesday, November 12th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Michael Albright, University of Minnesota
Subject: Excluded volume hadron gas model
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Boyi Yang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ionic liquid gated complex oxides, process beyond electrostatic doping
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Teihui Ted Lui, FNAL
Subject: Tracking Trigger Challenges at High Luminosity LHC -- the view from science and technology
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, November 13th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Takashi Imai, McMaster University
Subject: NMR as a low energy probe of condensed matter
Refreshments served in atrium of Physics and Nano Building. Please use main entrance on the southwest corner of the building.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, November 14th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Sheng Tian, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Comparisons of Earthward Poynting flux and the upgoing ion kinetic energy flux from the Polar spacecraft on cusp magnetic field lines."
Speaker: Skyler Grammer
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sera Cremonini (Texas A&M/Cambridge)
Subject: Probing the deep infrared of scaling geometries
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Takashi Imai, McMaster University
Subject: Growing Frustration
Friday, November 15th 2013
Speaker: Dr. Marc Rafelski, Caltech
Subject: Metallicity Evolution and Star Formation Properties of HI Rich Galaxies at High Redshift
Speaker: Ofer Gal, Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney
Subject: Passionate Knowledge: The Dilemmas and Anxieties that Shaped Modern Science
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jochen Mueller, University of Minnestoa
Subject: Biological physics of cells and viruses
Monday, November 18th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Terry Jones, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Fields in the Early Universe
Speaker: Benedict von Harling (SISSA Trieste)
Subject: The NMSSM and naturalness
Tuesday, November 19th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Paulo Bedaque University of Maryland
Subject: Dense matter and triplet pairing
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Peter Martin, University of Minnesota
Subject: Photoresistance of a two-dimensional gas at sub-terahertz frequencies
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Bryan Dahmes, University of Minnesota.
Subject: Finding and keeping it at the LHC
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Paul W. Wiseman, Departments of Physics & Chemistry McGill University
Subject: Exploring membrane receptor protein transport and domain confinement in living cells using k-space image correlation spectroscopy
Wednesday, November 20th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Wiseman, McGill University
Subject: Mapping protein dynamics in living cells via fluorescence fluctuation and image correlation analysis in space, time and reciprocal space
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Jochen Mueller
Thursday, November 21st 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: John Dombeck, University of Minnesota
Subject: Characteristics of Auroral Electron Precipitation from FAST Satellite Data
Speaker: Micaela Bagley and Claudia Scarlata
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ines Aniceto (University of Lisbon)
Subject: Resurgent Analysis in Quantum Theories: Perturbative Theory and Beyond
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alexey Bezryadin, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Quantum tunneling and co-tunneling between macroscopically distinct states in superconducting nanostructures
Friday, November 22nd 2013
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Wave-Particle Duality in Neutrino Experiments
Speaker: Vincent Vennin (IAP)
Subject: The best inflationary models after Planck
Speaker: Dr. Amanda Kepley, NRAO
Subject: Constraining the Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies Using the JVLA and GBT
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux
Subject: Synthesis of a minimal cell from scratch: synthetic biology and biological physics
Monday, November 25th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Claudia M. Scarlata, University of Minnesota
Subject: News from the Lyman alpha world
Tuesday, November 26th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Wave-Particle Duality in Neutrino Experiments
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Bjoern Penning ,University of Chicago and Fermilab
Subject: Discovering Dark Matter at the LHC
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, November 27th 2013
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Thursday, November 28th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: No Journal Club - Thanksgiving holiday
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Thanksgiving - NO SEMINAR
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week. University is closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 29th 2013
Speaker: No colloquium - Thanksgiving holiday break
There will be no colloquium this week..
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, December 2nd 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker:  Priscilla Cushman, University of Minnesota
Subject: The challenges of WIMP Direct Detection
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Rajan Gupta, University of Minnesota
Subject: Probing TeV physics from low energy experiments"
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Semere Tadesse, University of Minnesota
Subject: Surface acoustic wave modulated one dimensional photonic crystal cavity
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, December 4th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Allan Franklin, University of Colorado
Subject: The Road to the Neutrino
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, December 5th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
Speaker: Viacheslav Pilipenko, Space Research Institute in Moscow and Augsburg College
Subject: Possibility of electromagnetic sounding of planetary interior from a low-orbiting probe.
Speaker: Michael Gordon and Tom Jones
12:15 pm:
Speaker: R. Franceschini (University of Maryland)
Subject: Post-LHC R-Parity Violating Supersymmetry"
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Gabor Csathy, Purdue University
Subject: Novel Quantum Liquids in the Two-Dimensional Electron Gas
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Gerrit Verschuur, University of Memphis
Subject: The Cosmological WMAP Controversy: Our Galaxy Against the Universe?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Friday, December 6th 2013
Speaker: Mohamed Anber (U. Toronto)
Subject: Gauge theory/ affine XY spin models and deconfinement
Speaker: Dr. Jeremiah Murphy, Florida State U
Subject: A Theory for Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions
Speaker: Allan Franklin, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Subject: What Makes a Good Experiment? Mendel, Millikan, and Others
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, December 9th 2013
12:15 pm:
Speaker:  Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins, Caltech
Subject: Dark matter signals from the Inner Galaxy?
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
2:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in Rapson Hall 13 
Speaker: Christopher West, University of Minnesota
Subject: Metallicity-Dependent Isotopic Abundances and the Impact of Helium Rate Uncertainties in Massive Stars
This is the public portion of Mr. West's thesis defense.
Tuesday, December 10th 2013
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week. Christopher West will give his thesis defense on Monday instead.
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Oleg Krichevsky, Ben-Gurion University
Subject: Reaction-diffusion kinetics in the system of immune cells.
Wednesday, December 11th 2013
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Krichevsky, Ben-Gurion University
Subject: DNA as an exemplary polymer
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Vincent Noireaux
Thursday, December 12th 2013
11:15 am:
Space Physics Seminar in 157 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Seminar cancelled
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, December 13th 2013
There will be no Colloquium this week.
There will be no Colloquium this week.
4:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 157 Tate 
Speaker: Qing Xu Ryan, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
Subject: Computer coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics
This is the public portion of Ms. Xu Ryan's thesis defense
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, December 16th 2013
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in Physics 210
Speaker: Damon Farnsworth
Subject: Investigating the Thermal and Nonthermal Properties of Galaxy Clusters with Radio Observations
This is the public portion of Mr. Farnsworth's PhD thesis defense.

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