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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Tuesday, March 31st 2015
Speaker: Gordon Stecklein, UMN
Subject: Spin Transport in CVD Graphene Using Co/AlOx contacts
To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Location of excitation of whistler-mode waves during geomagnetic storms: van Allen Probes observations of unusually low frequency chorus
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in 236A Tate
Speaker: Brent Perreault
Subject: Classifying Fractionalization
Wednesday, April 1st 2015
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker:  Projjwal Banerjee (U. Minnesota)
Subject: Origin of Short-Lived Isotopes in the Early Solar System
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Laura Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Deciphering Electron Matter in Unconventional Superconductors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 2nd 2015
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chris Brust (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: Resurgent SUSY, Accidental SUSY and String Theory
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Subject: Magnetoresistance near a quantum critical point
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, April 3rd 2015
Speaker: Pasha Bolokhov
Speaker: Kris Davidson, MIfA
Subject:  The Great Impostor Trying to Recover
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.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
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
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Broughton, Dartmouth University
Ground and Space Observations of Auroral Medium Frequency Radio Emissions
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
12:15 pm:
Speaker: David McGady (Princeton)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Steve Kivelson, Stanford University
Subject: Enhancement of superconductivity near a nematic quantum critical point
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, April 10th 2015
Speaker: Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State
Subject: The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Clusters from Explosion Environments and Galactic Binaries
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, Physical Review Letters
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Speaker: Tony Young
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Caltech/JPL)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: David Hsieh, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, CIT
Subject: Subtle structural distortions and a hidden magnetic phase in Sr2IrO4 revealed using nonlinear optical measurements
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
12:15 pm:
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
Subject: From Filaments, to Core, to...Filaments?! The Role of Magnetic Fields in Multi-Scale, Filamentary Star Formation
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
Speaker: Alexander Gorsky
Subject: Condensates and instanton-knot duality
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
12:15 pm:
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
Subject: The Polarized, Dusty Interstellar Medium
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
12:15 pm:
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
Thursday, October 1st 2015
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: D. Basov, UCSD
Speaker: D. Basov, UCSD
Saturday, March 26th 2016
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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