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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, April 22nd 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis
Subject: Simulating the Milky Way and its Satellites
2:00 pm:
FTPI Special Seminar in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Anthony Zee, UC Santa Barbara
Subject: Some Speculations on the Cosmological Constant Paradox
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Sheng Tian
Subject: The azimuthal propagation of dipolarization in the inner-magnetosphere
Speaker: Jarvis Haupt and Mike Garwood
Subject: Bringing Compact High-Field MRI Systems to Life through Novel Methods that Tolerate Extreme Field Inhomogeneity
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, April 24th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ming Yi, Rice University
Subject: Role of Orbital Physics in Iron Chalcogenide Superconductors
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 25th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Siddarth Karuka, PhD student in Jochen Mueller’s lab, School of Physics and Astronomy
Subject:  Progress Report: Axial Super-Resolution with Two-Photon Microscopy
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Evan Skillman
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington
Subject: Neutron stars come of age
Faculty Host: Joseph Kapusta
Friday, April 26th 2019
11:00 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Physics Tate 301-20
Speaker: Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington
Subject: “Hunting for dark matter with neutron stars”
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Fei Chen
Subject: Ginzburg-Landau Formalism for Fluctuation-Induced Nonlinear Diamagnetism in Layered Superconductors
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Grant Remmen (UC Berkeley)
Subject: Entropy Bounds on Effective Field Theory from Rotating Dyonic Black Holes
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Speaker: Olivia Weisser, History - University of Massachusetts
Subject: Republic of Venus: Shopping for Venereal Cures in Early Modern London
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Autumn Brower, University of Minnesota
Subject: How computer coaches impact math anxiety in introductory physics students
Note the change of location for this seminar, this week only.
Speaker: Career Advisory Board Visit + Meet, no seminar this week.
Monday, April 29th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, UMN
Tuesday, April 30th 2019
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, May 1st 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBD
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones and Jamie Cheshire
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
Subject: TBD
Note change of room for this week only. Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
4:00 pm:
A.O.C. Nier Lecture in B50 Tate
Speaker: Kenneth A. Farley, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry
Subject:  The geologic record of asteroid collisions and comet showers from cosmic dust 3He in marine sediments
Friday, May 3rd 2019
11:00 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Physics Tate 301-20
Speaker: Samuel Giuliani, NSCL/FRIB Laboratory, Michigan State University
Subject: r process, kilonova and nucleosynthesis of superheavy elements: The role of fission
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Saumitran Kastirurangan
Subject: Effect of disorder on boundary modes in nodal topological materials
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergei Dubovsky (NYU)
2:30 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week
Tuesday, May 7th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Prof. Mark Engebretson
Subject: MMS, Van Allen Probes, GOES 13, and Ground Based Magnetometer Observations of EMIC Wave Events Before, During, and After a Modest Interplanetary Shock
Speaker: Stefano Gonella and Bojan Guzina
Subject: What Lies Beneath: inverse scattering with sparse data (Guzina), and Learning the Sparse Code of Solids with Anomalies: A Model-Agnostic Approach to Wave-Based Diagnostics (Gonella)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, May 8th 2019
Speaker: Turab Lookman
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, May 9th 2019
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: David Weinberg, The Ohio State University
Subject: Decoding Chemical Evolution and Nucleosynthesis
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Friday, May 10th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Robert Sponsel
Subject: TBA
Monday, May 13th 2019
10:00 am:
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Tuesday, May 14th 2019
1:00 pm:
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker, Los Alamos National Lab
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
7:00 pm:
14th Annual Misel Family Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center 
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Thursday, October 17th 2019
3:35 pm:
14th Annual Misel Colloquium in Tate Hall B50
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Wednesday, November 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 14th 2019
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, January 1st 2020

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