University of Minnesota
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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, February 8th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li - UMN
Subject: Wave-packet treatment of neutrinos and its quantum-mechanical implications
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Tuesday, February 9th 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Jasper Halekas, University of Iowa
Subject: Dynamic Mars: First Results from MAVEN
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
Speaker: Xuzhe Ying
Subject: Topological Superconductivity
Wednesday, February 10th 2016
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Doug Smith, UC San Diego
Subject: Studies of motor-driven viral DNA packaging with optical tweezers: Biophysics of motor function and tight DNA confinement
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, February 11th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Yongtao Cui, Stanford University
Subject: Visualizing Low Dimensional Electronic States in Complex Quantum Materials
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Roberta Humphreys
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Scott Dodelson, Fermilab
Subject: Myth-Busters: Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marco Peloso
Friday, February 12th 2016
11:15 am:
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Terry Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Field Reentrant Superconductivity in Aluminum Nanowires
Speaker: Mohammad Hossein (Harvard)
Subject: Probing the Primordial Universe using Massive Fields
2:30 pm:
No colloquium this week. Please see the SPA colloquium listing for Feb. 11th.
Speaker: Otávio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami
Subject: Visual Evidence and Styles of Scientific Reasoning
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Binod Nainabasti, Florida International University, Leon
Subject: Role of students’ participation in learning physics in an active learning environment
Speaker: Mo Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Silicon Photonics: photon playground for novel optical physics and materials
Monday, February 15th 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Kevin Sebesta - UMN
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ruihua He, Boston College
Subject: Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy Study of Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials
Tuesday, February 16th 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Aaron Breneman, University of Minnesota
Subject: Global coherence of hiss and electron precipitation
Wednesday, February 17th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: to be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: John Nichol, Harvard University
Subject: Quantum control and sensing with electron spins in semiconductors
Thursday, February 18th 2016
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Karl Gebhardt, University of Texas, Austin
Subject: Black Holes and Dark Energy through the Eyes of Texas
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Friday, February 19th 2016
Speaker: Yuhsin Tsai (Maryland)
Speaker: Ryan Tanner, UNC
Speaker: Richard Hirsh, Department of History, Virginia Tech
Subject: Shedding New Light on Rural Electrification: The Neglected Story of Successful Efforts to Energize Farms in the 1920s and Early 1930s
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Advanced Study.
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, February 22nd 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Chris Sheehy
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Wednesday, February 24th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
12:00 pm:
To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Edvardo H. de Silva Neto, The University of British Columbia
Thursday, February 25th 2016
Speaker: Huaqing Mao and Liliya Williams
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Wilkerson, University of North Carolina
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Friday, February 26th 2016
Speaker: Tamar Friedmann (Rochester)
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Jamesina Simpson, U. of Utah
Subject: Maxwell’s Equations Modeling of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in the Global Earth-Ionosphere Waveguide via the FDTD Method
Speaker: Marc Ereshefsky, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary
Subject: Science and Metaphysics: Lessons from Microbiology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Jim Kakalios, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, February 29th 2016
12:15 pm:
LiteBIRD in 110 PAN
Speaker: Tomotake Matsumura
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Tuesday, March 1st 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: Plasmaspheric erosion
Thursday, March 3rd 2016
Speaker: Micaela Bagley and Kyle Willett
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leo Radzihovsky University of Colorado
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Friday, March 4th 2016
Speaker: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Jake Bailey, Earth Sciences, U. of Minnesota
Speaker: Mara Mills, Department of Media, Culture & Communication, New York University
Subject: Speed Listening by Blind Readers and the History of Audio Time Compression
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, March 7th 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in PAN 110
Speaker: Melanie Galloway - UMN
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
Tuesday, March 8th 2016
12:00 pm:
To be announced.
Wednesday, March 9th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Yuan Li, Peking University
Thursday, March 10th 2016
Speaker: Vihang Mehta and Michael Rutkowski
Speaker:  Carsten Honerkamp (Institute for Theoretical Solid-State Physics, RWTH Aachen University)
Note date and time of special seminar
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Brain, University Colorado at Boulder
Subject: Has the Martian Atmosphere Disappeared Over Time?
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Friday, March 11th 2016
Speaker: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Danielle Berg, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
No Colloquium: Spring Break
To be announced.
Monday, March 14th 2016
12:15 pm:
Thursday, March 17th 2016
Speaker: No Journal Club - Spring Break
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week--SPRING BREAK
Friday, March 18th 2016
Speaker: No Seminar (Spring Break)
2:30 pm:
Speaker: No colloquium this week - U of M closed
No Colloquium: Spring Break
Monday, March 21st 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Marco Peloso - UMN
Faculty Host: Marco Peloso
Tuesday, March 22nd 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Brian Welsch, UW Green Bay
Subject: Solar Magnetic Fields
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Abhay Pasupathy, Columbia University
Thursday, March 24th 2016
Speaker: Matt Gomer and Denis Wittor (Hamburg)
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Abhay Pasupathy, Columbia University
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, March 25th 2016
Speaker: Matthew Schwartz, (Harvard)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Bruce Glymour, Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University
Subject: Evolutionary Biology and Inertia in Theory Change: A Preliminary Indictment of Explanatory Commitments
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Martin Greven, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, March 28th 2016
08:00 am:
TBA in PAN 110
Speaker: Matthew Fritts - UMN
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Melanie Galloway
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
Wednesday, March 30th 2016
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Allen Liu, University of Michigan
Subject: Mechanobiology of Membrane: from Mechanosensitive Channels to Artificial Cells
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret - Yale
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, March 31st 2016
Speaker: Soroush Sotoudeh and Tom Jones
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, April 1st 2016
Speaker: Kiel Howe (Fermilab)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Warren Skimmer,
Speaker: Jan Golinski, Department of History, University of New Hampshire
Subject: The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 4th 2016
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Michael Guy Poirier, Ohio State University
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Projjwall Banerjee - UMN
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Wednesday, April 6th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Alan Goldman, Iowa State, Ames National Lab
Thursday, April 7th 2016
Speaker: Tony Young
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adam Lyon, Fermilab
Subject: Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Dan Cronin-Hennessy
Friday, April 8th 2016
Speaker: Yasha Shnir (LTP, JINR)
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Cornelia Lang, U. of Iowa
Speaker: Deborah Mayo, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 11th 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Michael Rutkowski - UMN
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Wednesday, April 13th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Agterberg, UW-Milwaukee
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, April 14th 2016
Speaker: Ryan Arneson and Lindsay Glesener
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, April 15th 2016
Speaker: Jeremy Mardon, (Stanford)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: No colloquium this week. Please see the listing for the SPA colloquium on April 14th.
Speaker: Oren Harman, Science, Technology & Society, Bar-Ilan University
Subject: The Price of Altruism
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 18th 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Bing Zhang - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Wednesday, April 20th 2016
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, April 21st 2016
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Kaufmanis Public Lecture
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 22nd 2016
Speaker: Brian Henning (Yale)
Speaker: Dr. Adam Riess, Nobel Laureate, Johns Hopkins U. and STSciI
**Note the change of time and location
Speaker: Erik Conway, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA
Subject: Dreaming of Mars Sample Return: How Scientific Desires Have Shaped NASA’s Mars Program
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 25th 2016
12:15 pm:
TBA in 110 PAN
Speaker: Karlen Shahinyan - UMN
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
Wednesday, April 27th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, April 28th 2016
Speaker: Chris Nolting
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, April 29th 2016
Speaker: Sebastian Ellis (Michigan)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Ming Sun, U. of Alabama
Monday, May 2nd 2016
Speaker: Gwynne Crowder - UMN
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, May 4th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, May 5th 2016
Speaker: Karl Young and Claudia Scarlata
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Josh Klein, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Friday, May 6th 2016
Speaker: Chris Hill (Fermilab)
Speaker: TBD
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, May 9th 2016
12:15 pm:
Wednesday, May 11th 2016
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
1:25 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Monday, May 16th 2016
12:15 pm:
Monday, May 23rd 2016
12:15 pm:
Wednesday, September 28th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby - Harvard
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Speaker: Amir Yacoby, Harvard
Subject: TBD

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