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Monday, October 27th 2014
12:15 pm:
To be announced.
1:00 pm:
CM Journal Club in 210 Tate
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
Speaker:  Abdul Malmi-Kakkadi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dislocation Mobility and Anomalous Shear Modulus in Quantum Crystals
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Matt Kistler (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford)
Subject: Implications of the first high-energy astrophysical neutrino events in IceCube
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, University of Amsterdam
Subject: Communicating the Heisenberg relations: Niels Bohr and the forgotten Einstein-Rupp Experiments
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 30th 2014
Speaker: Mehdi Lemee'
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Liam Fitzpatrick (Stanford U.)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Thomas Vojta, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Subject: Quantum phase transitions and disorder: Griffiths singularities, infinite randomness, and smearing
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
3:35 pm:
Thesis Defense in PaN 110
Speaker: Kevin Christie, University of Minnesota
Subject: Non-equilibrium spin accumulation in Co_2 Fe_x Mn_(1-x) Si/GaAs heterostructures
This is the public portion of Mr. Christie's thesis defense.
7:00 pm:
The Inaugural MIfA Public Lecture in Bell Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Clem Pryke, Professor, U of Minnesota
Subject: Viewing the Birth of the Universe from the Bottom of the World
Friday, October 31st 2014
Speaker: Liam Fitzpatrick (Stanford U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Ivan Linscott, Stanford
Subject: The Radioscience Experiment (REX), on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, History of Science, University of Amsterdam/Utrecht University
Subject: A Virtuous Theorist’s Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics versus Mathematics and Experience versus Unification
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Subject: Theory of correlated materials: from high-temperature superconductors to quantum magnets
Monday, November 3rd 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Kristy McQuinn, U Minnesota
Tuesday, November 4th 2014
12:20 pm:
Special CM seminar in Physics 435
Speaker: Markus Mueller, ICTP Trieste
Subject: Many-body localization without quenched disorder
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ben Bederson, NYU & Susan Seestrom, Texas A&M
Subject: Hans Courant's 90th Birthday Symposium
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Thursday, November 6th 2014
Speaker: Tony Young and Michael Rutkowski
12:15 pm:
Speaker: P. Daniel Meerburg (Princeton U.)
Subject: Beyond slow-roll
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Bharat Jalan, CEMS department, UMN
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, November 7th 2014
Speaker: Florian Niedermann (Munich U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Kris Davidson, MIfA
Speaker: John Broadhurst, University of Minnesota
Monday, November 10th 2014
08:00 am:
TBA in Physics
Speaker: Yann Mambrini (Universite Paris Sud, Orsay)
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Francois Aubin, U Minnesota
Speaker: Yann Mambrini (Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Subject: TBA
Tuesday, November 11th 2014
Speaker: Jim Napolitano
Subject: Latest Results from the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment
Faculty Host: Dan Cronin-Hennessy
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 13th 2014
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: Bharat Jalan
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: Dinesh Shenoy and Kyle Willett
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, November 14th 2014
Speaker: Kevin Schawinski, ETH Zurich
Subject:  The complex ends of galaxy lives: star formation, black hole feedback and the fate of gas reservoirs
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Monday, November 17th 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Liliya Williams, U Minnesota
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Albrecht Karle
Subject: IceCube Neutrinos
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, November 20th 2014
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: Arkady Levanyuk
Madrid
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: Karl Young and Amit Kashi
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: A. P. Levanyuk, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle
Subject: Phase Transitions and Domain Structures in Thin Ferroelectric Films and Multilayers
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, November 21st 2014
Speaker: Steve Kawaler, Iowa State
Subject: The Kepler Mission's Other Legacy: Space-based Asteroseismology
Speaker: Tarja Knuuttila, Department of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
Subject: Modeling, Representing and Experimenting in the Study of Genetic Circuits
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota
Monday, November 24th 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Annalisa Pillepich, Center for Astrophysics
Wednesday, November 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Subject: Thanksgiving Week
Thursday, November 27th 2014
Speaker: No Journal Club - Thanksgiving
12:15 pm:
Speaker: NO SEMINAR (Thanksgiving)
Friday, November 28th 2014
Speaker: No colloquium - Thanksgiving holiday break
Monday, December 1st 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, U Minnesota
Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Saulson
Subject: Advanced LIGO
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Thursday, December 4th 2014
Speaker: Vihang Mehta and Larry Rudnick
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Zhiboedov (Harvard U.)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Gabriel Kotliar, Rutgers University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, December 5th 2014
Speaker: Thomas Christian Bachlechner
Speaker: Arthur Daemmrich, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, History and Philosophy of Medicine
Subject: Vulnerable Subjects, Vulnerable Knowledge: Children's Chemical Testing Programs in the United States and European Union
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, December 10th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, January 21st 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, January 22nd 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dmitry Reznik, University of Colorado
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Subject: TBA
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, January 29th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, February 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, February 5th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Rebecca Flint, Iowa State
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Wednesday, February 11th 2015
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Thursday, February 12th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ian Fisher, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, February 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, February 19th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Victor Gurare, University of Colorado - Boulder
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, February 26th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, March 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Subject: Spring Break - No colloquium
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, March 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 1st 2015
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 8th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker:  Reinhardt. Schuhmann, American Physical Society
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, April 22nd 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 23rd 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alan Goldman, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 29th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, May 6th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

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