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Friday, September 2nd 2016
10:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, MN State Fair
11:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, MN State Fair
Saturday, September 3rd 2016
10:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, Minnesota State Fair
11:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, Minnesota State Fair
Monday, September 5th 2016
Wednesday, September 7th 2016
10:00 am:
Speaker: David Goldhaber-Gordon (Stanford)
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Max Metlitski, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Composite fermion liquid: from 2DEG to topological insulator surface
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, September 8th 2016
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 115 Ford Hall 
Organizational Meeting
Friday, September 9th 2016
Speaker: Dr. Michel Janssen, Physics/History of Science and Technology
Subject: "Common Origin Ideas"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics PAN 110
Speaker: Michael Hermele, University of Colorado at Boulder
Subject:  Topological phases protected by point group symmetry
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, September 15th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vuk Mandic
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, September 16th 2016
Speaker: Jared Kaplan (John Hopkins)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: See the listing for the SPA colloquium on Sept. 15th - Vuk Mandic
Speaker: Eileen Reeves, Princeton University
Subject: "Drawing on Galileo: Art, Astronomy, and Appropriation"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, September 19th 2016
12:45 pm:
Speaker: Irshad Mohammed, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Thursday, September 22nd 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Lucy Fortson
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, September 23rd 2016
Speaker: Chi-Ming Chang (Berkeley)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dan Weisz, U. California, Berkeley
Speaker: Robyn Bluhm, Michigan State University
Subject: "How to Think About Mechanisms in Medicine"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, September 29th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Greg Pawloski
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, September 30th 2016
Speaker: Louis Yang (UCLA)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Caryl Gronwall, Penn State University
Speaker: James Fleming, Colby College
Subject: "Inventing Atmospheric Science: Gordian Knots and the Quest for Prevision"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Srinivas Raghu, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, October 6th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tommaso Treu, UCLA
Subject: The other 95%: insights from strong gravitational lensing
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Friday, October 7th 2016
Speaker: Kurt Hinterbichler (Case Western Reserve)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Brad Peterson, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University and Distinguished Visiting Astronomy, Space Telescope Sci. Institute
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12th 2016
Speaker: Guichuan Yu, UMN
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 13th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, October 14th 2016
Speaker: Lena Funcke (Max Planck Institute)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Günter Wagner, Yale University
Subject: "The Conceptual Weight of Homology"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Ashoori, MIT
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
7:00 pm:
Eleventh Misel Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
Thursday, October 20th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Information and Spacetime
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, October 21st 2016
Speaker: Bartosz Fornal (UCSD)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Nathan Smith, U of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Speaker: “The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language”
Subject: Tania Munz, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, & Technology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby - Harvard
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, October 27th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amir Yacoby, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, October 28th 2016
Speaker: Peter Koroteev (Perimeter)
Subject: Revisiting mirror symmetry in three dimensions
Speaker: Nick Wilding, Georgia State University
Subject: "Forging the Moon; Or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Sasha Chernyshev, UC Irvine
Subject: Quantum order-by-disorder and excitations in kagome-lattice magnets
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux
Subject: To be announced.
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, November 4th 2016
Speaker: Maulik Parikh (ASU)
Subject: TBA
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium this Week
Wednesday, November 9th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret - Yale
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, November 10th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michel Devoret, Yale
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, November 11th 2016
Speaker: Bogdan A Dobrescu (FNAL)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Margaret Morrison, University of Toronto
Subject: "Scientific Modelling and the Nature of Speculation"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16th 2016
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 17th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, November 18th 2016
Speaker: Yue Zhang (Northwestern)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Christopher Graney, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Subject: "The Telescope Against Copernicus -- Marius, Galileo, Riccioli, and the Problem of Telescopic Observations of Stars in the Early 17th Century"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Friday, November 25th 2016
Speaker: NONE
Subject: NONE
No seminar- University closed for Thanksgiving break
Speaker: No Colloquium - UofM closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium for Thanksgiving Break
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, December 1st 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Speaker: Satyanarayan Mukhopadhyay (PITT PACC)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Ming Sun, U. Alabama, Huntsville
Speaker: Marcel Weber, University of Geneva
Subject: "On the Metaphysics of Biological Functions"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
Speaker: jkjkjkjkjkjkj
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics PAN 110
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Speaker: Saurabh Maiti, University of Florida
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, December 8th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Poland, Yale
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, December 9th 2016
Speaker: David Poland (Yale U.)
Subject: TBA
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.
Friday, December 16th 2016
Speaker: Ian Lewis (University of Kansas)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, January 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, January 27th 2017
Speaker: Yi-Zen Chu (U. Minnesota-Duluth)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 3rd 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
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: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, February 17th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, February 24th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 10th 2017
Speaker: TBA
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: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 24th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, March 31st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 6th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
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: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, April 27th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, April 28th 2017
Speaker: TBA
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: TBD
Subject: TBD
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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