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Monday, October 3rd 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Neutrinos in the Cosmos: A Nobel Perspective
Tuesday, October 4th 2016
09:30 am:
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Julie Vievering, University of Minnesota
Subject: EXACT: The Experiment for X-ray Characterization and Timing CubeSat
Wednesday, October 5th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Srinivas Raghu, Stanford University
Subject: Composite fermions and the 2D field-tuned superconductor-insulator transition
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 110
Speaker: Xiaoyu Wang
Subject: Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model
Thursday, October 6th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Prof. Kris Dahl, Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and BioMedical Engineering
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Karl Young
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tommaso Treu, UCLA
Subject: The other 95%: insights from strong gravitational lensing
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Friday, October 7th 2016
10:10 am:
Speaker: Christopher Plumberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Event-by-event fluctuations and their consequence for Hanbury Brown-Twiss interferometry
Speaker: Tim Peterson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spin Hall effects in ultrathin heavy metal/ferromagnet bilayers
Speaker: Kurt Hinterbichler (Case Western Reserve)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Brad Peterson, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University and Distinguished Visiting Astronomy, Space Telescope Sci. Institute
Subject: Exploring the Inner Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei by Reverberation
Speaker: Will Cavert, University of St. Thomas
Subject: "Environmental Demography in Early Modern London"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Prisca Cushman, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Saturday, October 8th 2016
12:00 pm:
SPA Fall Picnic in Boom Island Park Shelter
Monday, October 10th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Keith Olive (University of Minnesota)
Subject: Dark Matter in Grand Unified Theories
Wednesday, October 12th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Guichuan Yu, UMN
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 13th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Lauren Jelenchick, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Evan Tyler and Liliya Williams
3:15 pm:
Group Photo in Civil Engineering Building Courtyard
Refreshments will be served in PAN Lobby prior to group photo. Come get a cookie and then have your picture taken with the group.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes
Subject: High-temperature superconductivity near a quantum critical point
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
7:00 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Vuk Mandic, School of Physics & Astronomy, MN Institute for Astrophysics
Friday, October 14th 2016
Speaker: Lena Funcke (Max Planck Institute for Physics and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Subject: Rethinking the Origin of Small Neutrino Masses
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Faisst, IPAC, Caltech
Speaker: Günter Wagner, Yale University
Subject: "The Conceptual Weight of Homology"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Jochen Mueller, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, October 17th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li (University of Minnesota)
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Raymond Ashoori, MIT
Subject: Studying Tunneling into Insulators: Observation of a Long-Range Ordered Wigner-Crystal in a Two-Dimensional Electronic System
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
7:00 pm:
Eleventh Annual Misel Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
Thursday, October 20th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker:  Prof. Thomas Gregor, Princeton University, Laboratory for the Physics of Life
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Melanie Beck and John Phillips
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Information and Spacetime
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, October 21st 2016
Speaker: Bartosz Fornal (UCSD)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Nathan Smith, U of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Speaker: “The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language”
Subject: Tania Munz, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, & Technology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Ken Heller, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, October 26th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby - Harvard
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, October 27th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Dr. Yan Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Bob Lysak
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby, Harvard University
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, October 28th 2016
Speaker: Peter Koroteev (Perimeter)
Subject: Revisiting mirror symmetry in three dimensions
Speaker: Dr. Cornelia Lang, U. Iowa
Subject: The Central Molecular Zone of the Galaxy: Dense Molecular Clouds, Massive Stars and Magnetic Fields
Speaker: Nick Wilding, Georgia State University
Subject: "Forging the Moon; Or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Sasha Chernyshev, UC Irvine
Subject: Quantum order-by-disorder and excitations in kagome-lattice magnets
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Amanda Hayward, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Traci Johnson, U Michigan
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, November 4th 2016
Speaker: Maulik Parikh (ASU)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Attila Kovacs, MIfA, U. Minnesota
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium this Week
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Hennessy, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, November 9th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Michel Devoret - Yale
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, November 10th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Sommese University of Minnesota, Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Stou Sandalski and Evan Skillman
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, November 11th 2016
Speaker: Bogdan A Dobrescu (FNAL)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: John Phillips, MIfA, U. Minnesota
Speaker: Margaret Morrison, University of Toronto
Subject: "Scientific Modelling and the Nature of Speculation"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, November 14th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Matas (University of Minnesota)
Wednesday, November 16th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 17th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker:  Prof. Daniel Schmidt, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Fai Mak, Penn State University
Subject: Probing and Controlling Unconventional Superconductivity in Single-layer Metals
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, November 18th 2016
Speaker: Yue Zhang (Northwestern)
Subject: TBA
2:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics PAN 110
Speaker: Fai Mak
Subject: Berry curvature effects and valley-dependent physics in transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
2:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics PAN 110
Speaker: Fai Mak
Subject: Berry curvature effects and valley-dependent physics in transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: Marc Huertas-Company, University of Diderot, Paris
Speaker: Christopher Graney, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Subject: "The Telescope Against Copernicus -- Marius, Galileo, Riccioli, and the Problem of Telescopic Observations of Stars in the Early 17th Century"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Dave Thomas, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, November 21st 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Marco Peloso (University of Minnesota)
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Speaker: No Journal Club - Thanksgiving holiday
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25th 2016
Speaker: No seminar- University closed for Thanksgiving break
Speaker: No Colloquium - UofM closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium for Thanksgiving Break
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 30th 2016
2:30 pm:
Thursday, December 1st 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Kevin Dorfman University of Minnesota, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Kohlstedt
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Speaker: Satyanarayan Mukhopadhyay (PITT PACC)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Ming Sun, U. Alabama, Huntsville
Speaker: Marcel Weber, University of Geneva
Subject: "On the Metaphysics of Biological Functions"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Roger Rusack, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, December 5th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick (University of Minnesota)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: jkjkjkjkjkjkj
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics PAN 110
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, December 8th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Wendy Gordon, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Micaela Bagley
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Poland, Yale University
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, December 9th 2016
Speaker: David Poland (Yale U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: "Material Things and Technologies of the Body in the Golden Mirror, 1742"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, December 12th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones (University of Minnesota)
Thursday, December 15th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker:  Prof. GW Gant Luxton, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Friday, December 16th 2016
Speaker: Ian Lewis (University of Kansas)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, January 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, January 27th 2017
Speaker: Yi-Zen Chu (U. Minnesota-Duluth)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 3rd 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 10th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 17th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, February 24th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ryo Namba (McGill)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 10th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Friday, March 17th 2017
Speaker: NO SEMINAR- SPRING BREAK
Thursday, March 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 24th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, March 31st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 6th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Kevin Zhang (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 20th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 27th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 28th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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