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School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Summer Semester

Monday, June 2nd 2014
2:30 pm:
The School of Physics and Astronomy cordially invites you to a gathering to welcome our 2014 REU participants. Please stop by to say hello and enjoy some refreshments!
Wednesday, June 11th 2014
Speaker: Kevin Klapoetke
Subject: Measurements of Z Transverse Momentum Shape Using a Novel Variable at the CMS Detector
Friday, June 13th 2014
Monday, June 16th 2014
Tuesday, June 24th 2014
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 210 Tate
Speaker: Chad Geppert, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electromotive force generated by spin accumulation in ferromagnet/n-GaAs heterostructures
This the public portion of Mr. Geppert's thesis defense.
Friday, July 4th 2014
Monday, July 7th 2014
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Chien-Te Wu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Proximity Effects in Ferromagnet/Superconductor Layered Heterostructures with Inhomogeneous Magnetization
This is the public portion of Mr. Wu's PhD thesis defense
Wednesday, July 9th 2014
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Tianran Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Disorder Effects on Electron Transport in Nanocrystal Assemblies and Topological Insulators.
This the public portion of Ms. Chen's PhD thesis defense.
Friday, July 11th 2014
Monday, July 14th 2014
Monday, July 21st 2014
08:00 am:
NOvA Collaboration Meeting in various locations in Tate and PAN
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014
08:00 am:
NOvA Collaboration Meeting in various locations in Tate and PAN
10:00 am:
Academic Calendar in NHH 2-101 
Speaker: Jesse McCaffrey, Biochem, Molec Biol/Biophysics, University of Minnesota
Subject: Elucidating the Structural Dynamics of SERCA-PLB Regulation by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
This is the Public Portion of Mr. McCaffrey's thesis defense
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014
08:00 am:
NOvA Collaboration Meeting in various locations in Tate and PAN
Thursday, July 24th 2014
08:00 am:
NOvA Collaboration Meeting in various locations in Tate and PAN
Friday, July 25th 2014
08:00 am:
NOvA Collaboration Meeting in various locations in Tate and PAN
11:00 am:
Speaker: Andrew W. Howard, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii - Manoa
Subject: Earth-sized Exoplanets
Saturday, July 26th 2014
08:00 am:
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Sunday, July 27th 2014
08:00 am:
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Monday, July 28th 2014
08:00 am:
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Tuesday, July 29th 2014
08:00 am:
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Wednesday, July 30th 2014
08:00 am:
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Wednesday, August 6th 2014
09:00 am:
Please stop by and view Powerpoint presentations by the students in the 2014 REU program, poster session ends at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7th 2014
12:00 pm:
REU Poster Session in 110 PAN
Please stop by and view posters by the students in the 2014 REU program, poster session ends at 1:30 p.m.
1:00 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Kyung-Won Suh
Subject: A catalog of AGB stars, and models for silicate carbon stars
Dr. Suh works on dust shell models for evolved stars and is a former Astronomy graduate student here at the UofM
Friday, August 8th 2014
Wednesday, August 13th 2014
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Mike Schecter, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dynamics of Mobile Impurities in One-Dimensional Quantum Liquids
Speaker: Joe Pastika
Subject: Search for a Heavy Right-Handed W Boson and Heavy Neutrino of the Left-Right Symmetric Standard Model
Friday, August 15th 2014
11:00 am:
"Electrostatic Screening in Nanostructures" in Room 435 Tate Laboratory 
Speaker: A. V. Chaplik, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Kyle Zilic, University of Minnesota
Subject: Calibration and Design of the E and B EXperiment (EBEX) Cryogenic Receiver
This the public portion of Mr. Zilic's thesis defense.
Thursday, August 21st 2014
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Sean Bartz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Meson Spectra from a Dynamical Three-Field Model of AdS/QCD
This is the public portion of Mr. Bartz's thesis defense.
Friday, August 22nd 2014
Sunday, August 24th 2014
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, U Texas-San Antonio

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