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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Wednesday, March 29th 2017
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Aaron Mislivec, University of Minnesota
Subject: Neutrino-Nucleus Coherent Pion Production at MINERvA
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
Speaker: Mengxing Ye
Subject: Kitaev Spin Liquid
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, March 30th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Peter Kner, University of Georgia
Subject: Wavefront Correction for Superresolution Microscopy
Speaker: Matt Gomer and Liliya Williams
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, March 31st 2017
11:15 am:
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Density Matrix Treatment of Neutrino Oscillations In Vacuum
Speaker: Daniel Shaffer, University of Minnesota
Subject: Searching for Topological Superconductivity in MoS_2 (and other transition metal dichalcogenides)
Speaker: Alex Kamenev (UMN)
Subject: TBA
There is no colloquium this week.
Subject: Author Meets Readers: David M. Miller's "Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Noise in Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Carleton College
Subject: Redesigning an advanced lab course to promote experimental design
Monday, April 3rd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, UMN
Subject: Effects of eV-Scale Sterile Neutrinos on Supernova Explosion and Nucleosynthesis
Tuesday, April 4th 2017
12:20 pm:
There will be no seminar this week; group should attend Adam Kowalski's MIfA colloquium on Friday
Thursday, April 6th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Cody Carr
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Particle Physics Beyond Colliders
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: Ely Kovetz (John Hopkins)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Adam Kowalski, U. Colorado
Subject:  The Spectral Signatures of Deep Atmospheric Heating in Solar and Stellar Flares
Subject: "Medical Materialities: Teaching, Feeding, and Healing the Body through Medical Humanities" - A Conversation with Barbara Troise Rioda and David Gentilcore
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Carolyn Bishoff, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Sciences Librarian
Subject: Workshop on data management
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Anita Schuchardt, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, April 10th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: D'Ann Barker, UMN
Tuesday, April 11th 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Keiling, Space Science Lab, UCB
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University
Subject: News from Princeton Flatlands: Probing Exotic Phases of Interacting 2D Systems
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Thursday, April 13th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Grant W Luxton, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Karl Young
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton
Subject: Measurements of Composite Fermion Geometric Resonance
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Kevin Zhang (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Carl Ferkinhoff, Winowa State
Speaker: Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: "Innovation on the Reservation: Information Technology and Health Systems Research Among the Papago Tribe of Arizona, 1965-1980"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian
Subject: Workshop on copyrights
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Laura McCullough, UW-Stout
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, April 17th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Evan Skillman, UMN
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Paul Wiegmann, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Moos Health Science Tower 2-650
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments at SNOLAB
Note change of day, this week only for Van Vleck Lecture -- Refreshments to be served after the colloquium.
Thursday, April 20th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Avery Garon and Bob Lysak
7:00 pm:
Van Vleck Public Lecture in Ted Mann Concert Hall
Speaker: Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: A Deeper Understanding of the Universe from 1.2 miles Underground
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: CANCELLED
Speaker: Stephanie Juneau, NOAO/CEA-Saclay
Speaker: Kathryn Tabb, Columbia University
Subject: "The Precision Medicine Turn in Psychiatry: Some Epistemic Puzzles and an Ethical Concern”
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Panel on non-academic jobs
Monday, April 24th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, UMN
Wednesday, April 26th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Turan Birol, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 27th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Jett Priewe and Claudia Scarlata
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, April 28th 2017
Speaker: Antonio Delgado, (Notre Dame U.)
Subject: TBA
Subject: There is no speaker scheduled for this week.
Speaker: Jessica Riskin, Stanford University
Subject: "The Restless Clock: The Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Group presentations #1
Monday, May 1st 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Claudia Scarlata, UMN
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Vihang Mehta
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: Kiel Howe (Fermilab)
Subject: TBA
Subject: There is no speaker scheduled for this week.
Group presentations #2
Thursday, September 14th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, September 21st 2017
Speaker: Yan Song
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, September 27th 2017
7:00 pm:
2017 Misel Lecturer in To be announced
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, September 28th 2017
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: TBA
2017 Misel Lecturer
Thursday, October 5th 2017
Speaker: David Kaiser, MIT
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, October 19th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, October 26th 2017
Speaker: Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Speaker: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Supersymmetric Properties and Other Novel Features of Hadron Physics
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Thursday, November 16th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th 2017
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Fall 2017 Van Vleck Lecturer
Thursday, December 7th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, December 29th 2017
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in M10 library
Speaker: Pamela Sooriyan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dose enhancement in bone due to the 16O(γ,n)15O reaction
This is the public portion of Ms. Sooriyan's thesis defense. Her thesis advisor is John Broadhurst.

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