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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Tuesday, December 6th 2016
09:30 am:
Practice talks for AGI
4:30 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven, School of Physics and Astronomy
Subject: New insight into the phase diagram of the cuprates
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Subject: Chiral-spin modes in a 2D Fermi-Liquid with spin-orbit coupling
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, December 8th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Wendy Gordon, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Micaela Bagley
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Poland, Yale University
Subject: Critical Phenomena and the Conformal Bootstrap
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, December 9th 2016
10:10 am:
Speaker: Yao Leon Meng, University of Minnesota
Subject: Applications of proton-nucleus reactions at the MeV scale for brain cancer therapy and space exploration
Speaker: Yilikal Ayino, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ferromagnetism in NdTiO3/SrTiO3 Interface
Speaker: David Poland (Yale U.)
Subject: Mysteries at the Bootstrap Frontier
There will be no colloquium this week.
Speaker: Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: "Material Things and Technologies of the Body in the Golden Mirror, 1742"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, University of Minnesota
Subject: Quantum transport in low-dimensional materials
Monday, December 12th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones (University of Minnesota)
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones (University of Minnesota)
Tuesday, December 13th 2016
4:30 pm:
Speaker: Chris Leighton, Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, December 14th 2016
Speaker: Avraham Klein, Physics at UMN
Subject: Vortex core deformation in weakly coupled superfluids, and the Abrikosov lattice instability
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, December 15th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker:  Prof. GW Gant Luxton, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Brent Perreault, University of Minnesota
Subject: Identifying a Kitaev spin liquid
This is the public portion of Mr. Perreault's thesis defense.
Friday, December 16th 2016
Speaker: Ian Lewis (University of Kansas)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, January 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mary K. Gaillard, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, January 27th 2017
Speaker: Yi-Zen Chu (U. Minnesota-Duluth)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bowers, UCSB
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Friday, February 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ranjan Laha (Stanford)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Yongzhong Qian
Subject: Did a Low-Mass Supernova Trigger the Formation of the Solar System? Clues from Stable Isotopes and Be-10
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 10th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, February 17th 2017
Speaker: Masha Baryakhtar, Perimeter Institute
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Economic and Societal Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, February 24th 2017
Speaker: Yann Mambrini (CNRS, LPT of University Paris XI)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ryo Namba (McGill)
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, March 8th 2017
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Subject: Reflections on the past, present and future of condensed matter physics
Thursday, March 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Superfluidity, phase coherence and the new Bose-condensed alkali gases
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Friday, March 10th 2017
Speaker: Sam McDermott (Stonybrook)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Friday, March 17th 2017
Speaker: NO SEMINAR- SPRING BREAK
Thursday, March 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Friday, March 24th 2017
Speaker: Peter Adshead (UIUC)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, March 31st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 6th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: Ely Kovetz (John Hopkins)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Kevin Zhang (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 20th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University
Subject: TBA
2017 Van Vleck Lecturer -- Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: Matthew Buckley (Rutgers)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 27th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, April 28th 2017
Speaker: Antonio Delgado, (Notre Dame U.)
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
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: TBD
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
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: TBD
Subject: TBD
Thursday, December 7th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD

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