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Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
Speaker: Changjiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Sensitive detection of electron spins in FM/n-GaAs heterostructures using ferromagnetic resonance
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Chunhui Chen, Iowa State
Subject: Production of high transverse momentum vector bosons reconstructed as single jets at ATLAS and its application to search for new particle at LHC
Faculty Host: Yuichi Kubota
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, September 24th 2014
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, New York University
Subject: Some small steps toward Artificial Life
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Thursday, September 25th 2014
Speaker: Melanie Beck and Tom Jones
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton University)
Subject: Bringing Dark Matter into Focus
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, NYU
Subject: Classical Wigner Crystals on flat and curved surfaces, topological defects, `pleatsā€˜ particle fractionalization and grainboundary dynamics.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Friday, September 26th 2014
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Manas Kulkarni, The City University of New York, NYC College of Technology, USA.
Subject: Aspects of non-equilibrium many-body phenomena in quantum matter and light.
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Speaker: Dr. Marc Seigar, UMD
Subject: New Approaches for Determining the Dark Matter Content in Spiral Galaxies
Speaker: Alistair Sponsel, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
Subject: Writing the Origin with Burned Fingers: Darwin's Penance for the 'Sin of Speculation'
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Fiona Burnell
Subject: Symmetry and topology in condensed matter physics
Monday, September 29th 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Kyle Willett
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota
Subject: Complex Oxides: From Minerals, to Electronic Heterogeneity, to Oxide Electronics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, October 2nd 2014
Speaker: Tessa Vernstrom, U British Columbia
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zachary Thomas (U. Minnesota)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Quantum phase transitions in topological Anderson insulators and superconductors"
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, October 3rd 2014
Speaker: Dr. Nino Pangia, STSci
Subject: Star Formation as Seen by Low Mass Stars
Speaker: Author: Roy Cook, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota. Readers: Stephen Donaho, Department of Philosophy, Normandale Community College and Roy Sorensen, Department of Philosophy, Washin
Subject: Author Meets Readers:
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Crowell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, October 8th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Henessey
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Thursday, October 9th 2014
Speaker: Micaela Bagley and Liliya Williams
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Thomas D. Cohen (Univ. of Maryland, College Park)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Brian Skinner, Argonne NL
Subject: Problems in Human Motion Planning
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, October 10th 2014
Speaker: Dr. Stephan Courteau, Queen's University
Subject: Puzzles in the Structure of Disk Galaxies
Speaker: Karen Rader, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Subject: Life on Display: The Exhibits Revolution in U.S. Science and Natural History Museums
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Priscilla Cushman
Subject: TBA
Monday, October 13th 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tania Regimbau, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
Wednesday, October 15th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Thursday, October 16th 2014
Speaker: Brian O'Neill
Speaker: Brian O'Neill
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lauren Pearce (U. Minnesota)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Guichuan Yu, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Probing complex oxides with synchrotron X-rays
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Friday, October 17th 2014
Speaker: Dr. Ed Guinan, Villanova University
Subject: The Secret Lives of Cepheids: Surprising New Insights into Atmospheric x-uv Heating, Pulsation and Evolution of Classical Cepheids
Speaker: Marcus Feldman, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Subject: Next Generation Theory of Cultural Evolution
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Michael Zudov, University of Minnesota
Monday, October 20th 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Miller, U Minnesota
Tuesday, October 21st 2014
Speaker: Matthew Malek
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Satish Desai
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Thursday, October 23rd 2014
Speaker: Taryn Heilman
12:15 pm:
Speaker: David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Shalom Michaeli, Department of Radiology, UMN
Subject:  Probing Biological Systems Using Frequency Swept Pulses: MRI Contrasts in High Rotating Frames "
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, October 24th 2014
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Rodriguez,l U Texas-San Antonio
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen
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: Karl Young
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Liam Fitzpatrick (Stanford U.)
Friday, October 31st 2014
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, History of Science, University of Amsterdam/Utrecht University
Subject: A Virtuous Theorist's Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics vs. Math and Experience vs. Unification
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Monday, November 3rd 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Kristy McQuinn, U Minnesota
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ben Bederson
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: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Bharat Jalan, CEMS department, UMN
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, November 7th 2014
Speaker: Dr. Steve Kawaler, Iowa State
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: 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: Mehdi Lame'e and Amit Kashi
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: TBA
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Arkady Levanyuk, Madrid University
Subject: Nano-ferroelectrics
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, November 21st 2014
Speaker: Kris Davidson
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: 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
Wednesday, January 28th 2015
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Subject: TBA
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 4th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
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
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
3:35 pm:
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
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
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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