Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Friday, July 26th 2019
Speaker: Evan Moen
This is Evan Moen's PhD Thesis Defense. His advisor is Oriol Valls
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Cosimo Gorini Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität Regensburg
Subject: A non-Abelian gauge theory approach to (pseudo) spin-charge coupled transport

Spin-orbit coupling heavily influences the dynamics of charge carriers in a solid, where its effective strength can be enhanced by orders of magnitude as compared to the vacuum. Remarkable consequences are phenomena such as the spin Hall and inverse spin galvanic (or Edelstein) effects, where spin currents and polarizations are generated by purely electrical means. The complexities of spin-charge coupled dynamics can be described within a non-Abelian gauge theory approach, based on Keldysh non-equilibrium formalism. A symmetric treatment of spin and charge degrees of freedom removes ambiguities related to spin non-conservation in the presence of spin-orbit and exchange couplings and yields a physically transparent picture. Furthermore, the non-Abelian language treats on the same footing standard spin-orbit interaction in solid state systems and exotic forms of (pseudo) spin-orbit coupling which arise, or can be engineered, in different contexts.

Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Saturday, July 27th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Friday, August 2nd 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Dodge Nature Center
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Saturday, August 3rd 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Friday, August 9th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Gooseberry Falls State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Saturday, August 10th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Tettegouche State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.

Friday, August 23rd 2019
09:00 am:
Astrophysics Cosmology Outreach in University of Minnesota Building, Minnesota State Fair

Thursday, September 5th 2019
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club this week
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cristina Marchetti, UCSB
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals

Friday, September 6th 2019
No colloquium today - 1st week of school

Thursday, September 12th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vadim Smelyanskiy
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev

Friday, September 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA

Thursday, September 19th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leon Glass, McGill University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals

Friday, September 20th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA

Wednesday, September 25th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker, Los Alamos National Lab
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Speaker: David Cinabro, Wayne State University
Subject: Initial Results from Belle II

Thursday, September 26th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

Friday, September 27th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD

Thursday, October 3rd 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Crelinsten, The Impact Group @Centre for Social Innovation
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen

Friday, October 4th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Robert Benjamin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones

Thursday, October 10th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley
1:35 pm:
Speaker: Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov

Friday, October 11th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Steve Rodney, University of South Carolina
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly

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
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
14th Annual Misel Colloquium in Tate Hall B50
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute

Friday, October 18th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute

Thursday, October 24th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Blandford, Stanford University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke

Friday, October 25th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Pepi Fabbiano, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Subject: TBD

Thursday, October 31st 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rudolf Tromp, Leiden University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany

Friday, November 1st 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Rudolph Tromp, Leiden University

Thursday, November 7th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amit Hagar, Indiana University Bloomington
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Victor Boantza

Friday, November 8th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA

Wednesday, November 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD

Thursday, November 14th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes

Friday, November 15th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder

Thursday, November 21st 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman

Friday, November 22nd 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University

Thursday, November 28th 2019
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club due to Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 5th 2019
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins

Friday, December 6th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Randolf Klein, SOFIA Science Center
Subject: TBD

Thursday, December 12th 2019
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club this week

Friday, December 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
No colloquium this week

Wednesday, January 1st 2020

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