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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, February 25th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBD
2:20 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Christina Ignarra (SLAC)
Subject: Expanding the Science Reach of Dark Matter Detection with the LZ Experiment
Tuesday, February 26th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Y. Miyoshi (Nagoya University, Project Scientist of ERG/Arase mission) and Y. Kasahara (Kanazawa University)
Subject: 1. Overview of Arase and highlights from the prime mission. 2. Highlights from plasma wave observation by Arase
Speaker: Derryl Wright
Subject: Machine Learning and Citizen Science at Zooniverse
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, February 27th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: Hierarchy of Information Scrambling, Thermalization, and Hydrodynamic Flow in Graphene
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Speaker: Dr. Adish Vartak (CERN)
Subject: Search for dark matter and rare decays of the Higgs boson with the CMS detector
Thursday, February 28th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Paul Jardine, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, UMN
Subject: Using Model Systems to Drive Methods Development – The Tale of a Viral RNA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Roberta Humphreys and Avery Garon
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: Failed Theories of Superconductivity
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, March 1st 2019
11:00 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
12:20 pm:
Speaker: TBA (several)
Subject: March Meeting rehearsals
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Ken Van Tilburg (IAS/New York U.)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker:  Dale Gary, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Subject: A Breakthrough View of Solar Flares from Radio Imaging Spectroscopy
Faculty Host: John Wygant
Speaker: Nükhet Varlık , History - Rutgers University
Subject: Five-Hundred Years of Plague in Ottoman History: Re-thinking the Second Pandemic
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Kaylee Ganser, University of Minnesota
Subject: Student Conceptual Understanding of Newtonian Physics Across Different Introductory Courses at UMN
Speaker: Lee Penn, CHEM and Diversity Committee
Monday, March 4th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Tuesday, March 5th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Demoz Gebre Egziabher, Aerospace Engineering, UMN
Subject: TBD
Speaker: Georgios Giannakis
Subject: Online Scalable Learning Adaptive to Unknown Dynamics and Graphs
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, March 6th 2019
1:25 pm:
March APS Meeting - No speaker this week
Speaker: Jim Linnemann, Michigan State University
Subject: HAWC: Extreme Astronomy with Big Buckets of Water
Faculty Host: Roger Rusack
Thursday, March 7th 2019
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
No speaker this week.
08:00 am:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Marc Pinsonneault, The Ohio State University
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
No speaker this week.
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Evan Tyler
Friday, March 8th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Jessica Turner (Fermilab)
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Marc Pinsonneault, The Ohio State University
Speaker: Lee Penn, CHEM and Diversity Committee
Monday, March 11th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Tuesday, March 12th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Aaron Breneman
Subject: TBD
Speaker: Vladimir Cherkassky
Subject: Deliberations on Scientific and Methodological Aspects of Machine Learning
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, March 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Starykh, University of Utah
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, March 14th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Alexander Grosberg, Department of Physics, NYU
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vincent Noireaux
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Nathan Eggen and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Alexander Grosberg, New York University
Subject: Statistical Mechanics of Active Particles
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, March 15th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Hanteng Wang
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Emil Rivera-Thorsen, University of Oslo
Subject: TBD
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Priscilla Cushman, MIFA
Monday, March 18th 2019
12:15 pm:
Spring Break - no seminar this week.
Wednesday, March 20th 2019
1:25 pm:
Spring Break - No speaker this week.
Thursday, March 21st 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Spring Break - No speaker this week.
12:10 pm:
There will be be no Journal Club this week due to spring break
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
There will be be no colloquium this week due to spring break
Friday, March 22nd 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: SPRING BREAK -- No seminar
2:30 pm:
There will be be no colloquium this week due to spring break
Speaker: Spring break, no seminar this week
Monday, March 25th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Tuesday, March 26th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Trevor Knuth
Speaker: Vipin Kumar
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, March 27th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Itamar Kimchi, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Faculty Co-Host: Alex Kamenev
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, March 28th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Jerome C. Mertz, College of Engineering, Boston University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Jochen Mueller
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Jin-Ah Kim and Liliya Williams
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Jason Hogan, Stanford
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Roger Rusack
Friday, March 29th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Zhen Jiang
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Vitaly Vanchurin (U. Minnesota, Duluth)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Vuk Mandic
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Roger Rusack, High Energy
Monday, April 1st 2019
08:00 am:
TBA in Physics
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Nicholas Mast, UMN
Subject: CDMS Detector Characterization
Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Sophie Musset
Subject: TBD
Speaker: Mingyi Hong
Subject: TBD
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
Speaker: Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Speaker: Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Subject: To be announced
7:00 pm:
Speaker: Robert Kennicutt, University of Arizona and Texas A&M University
Subject: The Cosmic Ecosystem:  Connecting the Life Cycles of Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Thursday, April 4th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Sara Walker, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young
3:35 pm:
Van Vleck Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Rob Kennicutt, Texas A&M University
Subject: The Schmidt Law at Sixty
Faculty Host: Ronald Poling
Friday, April 5th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Mengqun Li
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Co (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
2:00 pm:
Speaker: Rob Kennicutt, Texas A&M University
Subject: 2020 Decadal Survey
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, Particle physics
Monday, April 8th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lindsey Bleem, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: SPT Cluster Cosmology - Argonne
Tuesday, April 9th 2019
Speaker: Dan Frisbie and Kevin Dorfman
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, April 10th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Vidya Madhavan, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, April 11th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Mark Sanders, Program Director, University of Minnesota Imaging Centers
Subject: TBD
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sean Bruton and Hugh Dickinson
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Friday, April 12th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Protyush Sahu
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Erich Poppitz (U. Toronto)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley
Subject: What Happens When a Massive Star Fails (Sort of) to Explode?
Speaker: Nancy Sims, UMN Libraries
Subject: Copyright Triage
Monday, April 15th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Keith Bechtol, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Subject: DM w. DES/LSST
Tuesday, April 16th 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Sheng Tian
Subject: TBD
Speaker: Andrew Zolli, Vice President, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet
Subject: Using Space to Help Life on Earth: How the Small Satellite Revolution and AI are Transforming How We See and Understand Our World
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jorn Venderbos, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 18th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Erin Sheets, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Mike Makmur and Vihang Mehta
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Ian Tregillis, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Friday, April 19th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Dan Phan
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Matt Reece (Harvard U.)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Peter Garnovich, University of Notre Dame
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Paul Crowell, Condensed Matter
Monday, April 22nd 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Wetzel, UC Davis
Subject: GAIA Analysis
Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
Speaker: Jarvis Haupt and Mike Garwood
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, April 24th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ming Yi, Rice University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 25th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Angel Mancebo, School of Physics and Astronomy, UMN (Elias Puchner Lab)
Subject: TBD
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: TBD
Faculty Host: Joseph Kapusta
Friday, April 26th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Fei Chen
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Grant Remmen (UC Berkeley)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
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
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
Friday, May 3rd 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Saumitran Kastirurangan
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergei Dubovsky (NYU)
2:30 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week
Tuesday, May 7th 2019
Speaker: Stefano Gonella and Bojan Guzina
Subject: TBD
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: TBD
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, May 10th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Robert Sponsel
Subject: TBA
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
Wednesday, January 1st 2020

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