University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, February 2nd 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chaoyun Bao, University of Minnesota
Subject: Foreground cleaning method for CMB experiments in the presence of instrumental effects
Tuesday, February 3rd 2015
Speaker: Yang Tang, UMN
Subject: Neutron scattering study of antiferromagnetic fluctuations in HgBa2CuO4+δ
To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Brian Walsh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Subject:  The Earth’s Magnetosphere and the Art of Self-Defense
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in 236A Tate
Speaker: Marc Schulz
Subject: Confinement effects in Cobalt Niobate
Wednesday, February 4th 2015
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Hugh Hudson, UC Berkeley
Subject: Solar Flares, X-ray Astronomy, and Black Swans
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: John Wygant
Thursday, February 5th 2015
Speaker: Simon Knapen (UC Berkeley / LBL)
Subject: The Orbifold Higgs
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Rebecca Flint, Iowa State
Subject: Hidden order in URu2Si2: hybridization with a twist
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Friday, February 6th 2015
Speaker: Ed Loh, Michigan State
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Ann Johnson, Department of History, University of South Carolina
Subject: Engineers in the Early American Republic: Where the Political Meets the Mathematical
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Speaker: Tony Gherghetta, University of Minnesota
Subject: Theoretical Particle Physics in the LHC Era
Monday, February 9th 2015
12:15 pm:
Cosmology Lunchtime Seminar in Tate Lab - RM 435
Speaker: Brian Fields, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Subject: When Stars Attack! Live Radioactivities as Signatures of Near-Earth Supernovae
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Tuesday, February 10th 2015
Speaker: Brent Perreault, UMN
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
To be announced.
Wednesday, February 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jenny Thomas
Subject: Neutrino Oscillations at Work
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Thursday, February 12th 2015
Speaker: Larry Rudnick
Speaker: Yang Bai (U. Wisconsin)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Ian Fisher, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, February 13th 2015
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, U Minnesota, MIfA
Subject: Probing the Earliest Stages of Massive Star Formation
Speaker: Craig Hassel, Department of Food, Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
Subject: Spanning Cultural Difference in Food and Health
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Hennessy, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, February 17th 2015
Speaker: Chris Conklin, UMN
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
To be announced.
Wednesday, February 18th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Janssen
Subject: The centenary of general relativity: How did Einstein find his gravitational field equations?
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, February 19th 2015
Speaker: Ryan Arneson
Speaker: Scott Davies (UCLA)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Victor Gurare, University of Colorado - Boulder
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Friday, February 20th 2015
Speaker: Sally Oey, U of Michigan
Speaker: Amy Fisher, Science, Technology, and Society Program, University of Puget Sound
Subject: Hare's Calorimotor: Rethinking Thermodynamics in Early 19th-Century America
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, February 23rd 2015
Speaker: Kris Davidson, U Minnesota, MIfA
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
To be announced.
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adam Cohen, Harvard University
Subject:  Bringing Bioelectricity to Light
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, February 26th 2015
Speaker: Soroush Sotoudeh and Evan Skillman
Speaker: Jesse Thaler (MIT)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, February 27th 2015
Speaker: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
Subject: From Plants to Pills: Take Bitter Roots for Malaria
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
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
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.
Tuesday, March 10th 2015
Speaker: Yangmu Li, UMN
Wednesday, March 11th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, March 12th 2015
Speaker: Chris Nolting
Speaker: Marc Sher (William & Mary)
Subject: TBA
Friday, March 13th 2015
Speaker: Ed Loh, Michigan State
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
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: No Journal Club - Spring Break
Friday, March 20th 2015
Speaker: No colloquium - Spring Break
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: Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)
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.
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: Robert Lysak, U Minnesota, Dept. of Physics and 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.
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.
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 and Bob Gehrz
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.
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: TBA
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.
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: Premala Chandra, Rutgers University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
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: Tom Jones
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Konstantin Reich, UMN
Subject: Accumulation layer in SrTiO_3
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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