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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, March 2nd 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian - University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Tuesday, March 3rd 2015
There will be no sack lunch this week due to APS March Meeting
To be announced.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 4th 2015
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
To be announced.
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week.
Thursday, March 5th 2015
Speaker: Marco Bochicchio (INFN, Rome)
Subject: An asymptotic solution of large-N QCD, and of large-N n=1 SUSY YM
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week due to APS March Meeting
Speaker: Evan Nuckolls and Liliya Williams
Friday, March 6th 2015
Speaker: Charles Steinhardt, IPAC
Speaker: Andrea Woody, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington
Subject: A Methodological Role for Explanation in Science: Mechanistic Explanation and the Functional Perspective
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Bohacek, Sibley Senior High
Subject: Using Generation-2 Direct Measurement Videos for student inquiry
Speaker: Boris Shklovskii, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, March 9th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Marco Pelosa, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, March 10th 2015
Speaker: Yangmu Li, UMN
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Sabrina Savage, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Subject: Solar Flares
Wednesday, March 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Philip Schuster
Subject: Dark Sector dark matter
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, March 12th 2015
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Robert Lysak
Speaker: Marc Sher (William & Mary)
Subject: The Instability of the Standard Model Vacuum
Friday, March 13th 2015
Speaker: Natalia Toro
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Speaker: Ed Loh, Michigan State
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, March 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Subject: Spring Break - No colloquium
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, March 19th 2015
Speaker: No Seminar, SPRING BREAK
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Eugene Levin, Iowa State
Subject: Recent findings for the Seebeck effect in thermoelectric tellurides
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: No Journal Club - Spring Break
Friday, March 20th 2015
Speaker: No colloquium - Spring Break
Monday, March 23rd 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young - University of Minnesota
Tuesday, March 24th 2015
Speaker: Chun Chen, UMN
Wednesday, March 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Allan MacDonald
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Thursday, March 26th 2015
Speaker: Clay C√≥rdova (Harvard)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Taryn Heilman and Amit Kashi
Friday, March 27th 2015
Speaker: Brant Robertson, U Arizona
Speaker: Kristin Peterson, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Subject: Transcontinental Drug Traffic: Chemical Arbitrage, Speculative Capital, and Pharmaceutical Markets in Nigeria
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, March 30th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tova Yoast Hull - University of Wisconsin
Tuesday, March 31st 2015
Speaker: Gordon Stecklein, UMN
Wednesday, April 1st 2015
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Laura Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 2nd 2015
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e
Speaker: Chris Brust (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, April 3rd 2015
Speaker: Kris Davidson, MIfA
Speaker: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Subject: Rural Health and Striking Urban Doctors: The Aftermath of Mexico's Attempt to Provide Healthcare for All
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Monday, April 6th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jason Evans, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, April 7th 2015
Speaker: Xiaoyu Wang, UMN
Wednesday, April 8th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 9th 2015
Speaker: Matt Gomer
Speaker: David McGady (Princeton)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Steve Kivelson, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, April 10th 2015
Speaker: Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State
Speaker: Mazviita Chirimuuta, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Subject: Ontology of Colour, Naturalized
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 13th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tanner Prestegard - University of Minnesota
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker:  Reinhardt. Schuhmann, American Physical Society
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Speaker: Tony Young
Speaker: Francis-Yan
Subject: Caltech/JPL
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: David Hsieh, Caltech
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Friday, April 17th 2015
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Speaker: Francesca Bray, Social Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara/University of Edinburgh
Subject: Happy Endings: Narratives of Reproduction in Late Imperial China
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 20th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Evan Skillman - University of Minnesota
Tuesday, April 21st 2015
Speaker: Biqiong Yu, UMN
Wednesday, April 22nd 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Margaret J. Geller, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Subject: The Ultimate Mass of Galaxy Clusters
Refreshments served in Tate Foyer after colloquium. This is the more technical portion of the Van Vleck Lecture series. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 23rd 2015
Speaker: Cody Carr and Kristy McQuinn
Speaker: Natsumi Nagata (Minnesota)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alan Goldman, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
7:00 pm:
Speaker: Margaret J. Geller, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Subject: Click: The 3D Universe
This is event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to last an hour.
Friday, April 24th 2015
Speaker: Chat Hull, Center for Astrophysics
Speaker: Leslie Tomory, History and Classical Studies, McGill University
Subject: London's Water Supply before 1800 and the Origins of Network Modernity
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 27th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mark Pepin - University of Minnesota
Tuesday, April 28th 2015
Speaker: Joseph Sobek, UMN
Wednesday, April 29th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leslie Rosenberg
Subject: ADMX Experiment and Axions
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 30th 2015
Speaker: Vihang Mehta and Claudia Scarlata
Speaker: Erich Poppitz (Toronto)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Konstantin Reich, UMN
Subject: Accumulation layer in SrTiO_3
Friday, May 1st 2015
Speaker: John Vaillancourt, SOFIA
Speaker: Erik Angner, Department of Philosophy, George Mason University
Subject: There Is No Problem of Interpersonal Comparisons
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: J. Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, May 5th 2015
Speaker: Danqing Deng, UMN
Wednesday, May 6th 2015
Speaker: David Brain
Subject: Mars
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, May 7th 2015
Speaker: Brian O'Neill and Bob Gehrz
Speaker: Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Premala Chandra, Rutgers University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, May 8th 2015
Speaker: Josh Feinberg, U Minnesota, Earth Sciences
Thursday, May 14th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Gia-Wei Chern, LANL
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Saturday, March 26th 2016
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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