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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Saturday, January 19th 2019
11:00 am:
This Physics Force show is open to the public. Tickets are $3 (see abstract below)
4:00 pm:
This Physics Force show is open to the public. Tickets are $3 (see abstract below)
Monday, January 21st 2019
Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
1:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
To be announced
Thursday, January 24th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Today's Journal Club meeting will be the faculty candidate presentation
12:15 pm:
Faculty candidate presentation in Physics 301-20 Tate
Speaker: Stephen Taylor, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Frontiers Of Multi-Messenger Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
Candidate for the MIfA faculty position
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Steuwer, U of Minnesota
Subject: From the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, January 25th 2019
11:00 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Organizational Meeting
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nathan Bosch
Subject: Anomalous Electronic Conduction in Composite Silicon Films
12:30 pm:
12:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Mahendra DC, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
This is the public portion of Mr. DC's thesis defense.
There will be no colloquium this week. (Faculty candidate presentation on Thursday).
Speaker: Lucy Fortson, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Optimizing the Human-Machine Partnership with Zooniverse
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jochen Mueller, Biophysics
Wednesday, January 30th 2019
Speaker: Turab Lookman, Los Alamos National Lab
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, January 31st 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Nico Adams and Terry Jones
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Boris Shklovskii, University of Minnesota
Subject: Coulomb gap here, there, and everywhere
Friday, February 1st 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Zedong Yang
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Asher Berlin (SLAC)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, Biophysics
Wednesday, February 6th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Subject: TBD
Thursday, February 7th 2019
12:15 pm:
Faculty candidate presentation in Physics Tate 301-20
Speaker: Michael Coughlin, California Institute of Technology
Candidate for the MIfA faculty position
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Today's Journal Club meeting will be the faculty candidate presentation
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Marcelo Magnasco, The Rockefeller University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Friday, February 8th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Hanteng Wang
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Eric Braaten (Ohio State U.)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Shaul Hanany, Cosmology
Wednesday, February 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Andrey Chubukov, University of Minnesota, TPI
Subject: TBD
Thursday, February 14th 2019
12:10 pm:
MN in Physics Tate 301-20
Today's Journal Club meeting will be the faculty candidate presentation
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sarah Vigeland, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Candidate for the MIfA faculty position
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Reinhard Schwienhorst, Michigan State University
Subject: The Tevatron legacy and the LHC through the lens of single top-quark production
Faculty Host: Roger Rusack
Friday, February 15th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Bo Xiong
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Long (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Bharat Jalan, CEMS
Wednesday, February 20th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Boris Spivak, University of Washington
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, February 21st 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Grantland Hall
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Flavio Cavanna, Yale
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Roger Rusack
Friday, February 22nd 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Xiaojun Fu
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Radu Roiban (Penn State)
Speaker:  Carolyn Bishoff, UMN Libraries
Wednesday, February 27th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, February 28th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Avery Garon
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, March 1st 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: TBA (several)
Subject: March Meeting rehearsals
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Ken Van Tilburg (IAS/New York U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Lee Penn, CHEM and Diversity Committee
Monday, March 4th 2019
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sarah Loebman, University of California, Davis
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Wednesday, March 6th 2019
1:25 pm:
March APS Meeting - No speaker this week
Thursday, March 7th 2019
08:00 am:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Marc Pinsonneault, The Ohio State University
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Evan Tyler
Friday, March 8th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Jessica Turner (Fermilab)
Speaker: Lee Penn, CHEM and Diversity Committee
Wednesday, March 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Starykh, University of Utah
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, March 14th 2019
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: Hsiu Chung Yeh
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Priscilla Cushman, MIFA
Wednesday, March 20th 2019
1:25 pm:
Spring Break - No speaker this week.
Thursday, March 21st 2019
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
Speaker: Spring break, no seminar this week
Wednesday, March 27th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Itamar Kimchi, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, March 28th 2019
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
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Roger Rusack, High Energy
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
Speaker: Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
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, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU
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
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, Particle physics
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
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Sean Bruton
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
Speaker: Nancy Sims, UMN Libraries
Subject: Copyright Triage
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jorn Venderbos, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 18th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Mike Makmur
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
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Paul Crowell, Condensed Matter
Wednesday, April 24th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ming Yi, Rice University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, April 25th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Trevor Knuth
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
Speaker: Career Advisory Board Visit + Meet, no seminar this week.
Wednesday, May 1st 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Jamie Cheshire
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
Subject: TBD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, May 3rd 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Saumitran Kastirurangan
Subject: TBA
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergei Dubovksy (NYU)
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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