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School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Monday, January 6th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Grigory Tarnopolsky, Harvard University
Subject: Origin of flat bands in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Monday, January 13th 2020
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Igor Marković, University of St. Andrews, UK
Subject: Electronically driven spin reorientation transition of the correlated polar metal Ca3Ru2O7
Note the date and time of the seminar.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Monday, January 20th 2020
Tuesday, January 21st 2020
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Organizational Meeting
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Meriem Alaoui NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Subject: What can we learn about electron acceleration in solar flares by studying return currents?
Faculty Host: Lindsay Glesener
Wednesday, January 22nd 2020
1:30 pm:
To be announced
Thursday, January 23rd 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: There will be no seminar this week.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jos Uffink, University of Minnesota
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, January 24th 2020
12:20 pm:
To be announced
12:20 pm:
To be announced
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic
Subject: TBA
To be announced
4:40 pm:
To be announced
Thursday, January 30th 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Kwang Ho-Hur, UMN
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Furmanski, University of Minnesota
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, January 31st 2020
08:00 am:
Speaker: Valerie Fox, CalTech
Subject: TBD
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Keisuke Harigaya (IAS)
Subject: TBA
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
Monday, February 3rd 2020
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Asher Berlin, New York University
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
Thursday, February 6th 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Sudhakar Prasad, Visiting Research Professor, UMN
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Frank Bates, University of Minnesota (CEMS)
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, February 7th 2020
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Masha Baryakhtar (NYU)
Subject: TBA
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Monday, February 10th 2020
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Natsumi Nagata, University of Tokyo
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
Thursday, February 13th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cynthia Keppel, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Friday, February 14th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Brett Heischmidt
Subject: "NbSe2: a story of symmetry and superconductivity"
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Junwu Huang (Perimeter)
Subject: TBA
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Monday, February 17th 2020
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zhen Liu, University of Maryland
Candidate for SPA Faculty Position
Tuesday, February 18th 2020
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Prof. Robert Marshall,Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences University of Colorado Boulder
Subject: Characterization of Radiation Belt Electron Precipitation using Space-based X-ray Observations
Thursday, February 20th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Shri Kulkarni, Caltech
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Friday, February 21st 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Joe Meese
Subject: Impact of disorder on the coupled magnetic-nematic transitions of iron-based superconductors.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Reserved
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Thursday, February 27th 2020
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Antonenko, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia
Subject: Sigma Model
Please note the date and time of the seminar
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Xavier Siemens, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Friday, February 28th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: March Meeting practice
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Reserved
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Lars Hansen, University of Minnesota, Earth Sciences
Subject: TBD
Thursday, March 5th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Blandford, Stanford University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, March 6th 2020
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Reserved
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Wednesday, March 11th 2020
3:35 pm:
No Colloquium this week, spring break.
Thursday, March 12th 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Spring Break - no seminar this week.
Friday, March 13th 2020
12:30 pm:
Subject: SPRING BREAK - No seminar
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium this week due to spring break
Wednesday, March 18th 2020
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ray Orbach, University of Texas at Austin
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Thursday, March 19th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ray Orbach, University of Texas at Austin
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Friday, March 20th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Joseph Joe
Subject: Superconducting bismuthates
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Turbiner (ICN-UNAM, Mexico and Stony Brook)
Subject: Phenomenology in atomic physics: Helium (Lithium) atomic case
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Charlotte Mason, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Thursday, March 26th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tomasz Skwarnicki, Syracuse University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Mikhail Voloshin
Friday, March 27th 2020
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Sunday, March 29th 2020
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Thursday, April 2nd 2020
10:10 am:
Speaker: Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University will give the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, April 3rd 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Aset Khakimzhan
Subject: Statistical mechanics of CRISPR target recognition
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Phil Kaarat, University of Iowa
Subject: TBD
Thursday, April 9th 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Myriam Sarachik, City College New York
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Friday, April 10th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Fei Chen?
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Kathryn Zurek (Caltech)
Faculty Host: Maxim Pospelov
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Tuesday, April 14th 2020
Speaker: Professor Robert Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Aurora: Mysteries of the Northern Lights
Thursday, April 16th 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Li-Chun Tu, Ohio State University
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michael Riordan, University of California Santa Cruz
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, April 17th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Xiaojun Fu
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Liang Fu, MIT
Student Award ceremony before colloquium. Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, April 24th 2020
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Virginia Gali
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Samar Safi-Harb, University of Manitoba
Subject: TBD
Tuesday, April 28th 2020
Speaker: Professor Robert Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: TBD
Thursday, April 30th 2020
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Matthew D. Lew, Assistant Professor, Preston M. Green Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Speaker: Robin Canup (Southwest Resarch Institute)
Time will probably shift by 1/2 hour.
Friday, May 1st 2020
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Goldstein, CalTech
Subject: TBD
7:00 pm:
15th Annual Misel Family Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: Professor Klaus von Klitzing, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Subject: How my Nobel Prize contributed to a new kilogram
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Saturday, May 2nd 2020
Sunday, May 3rd 2020
Friday, May 8th 2020
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Ryan Terrien, Carleton College
Subject: TBD
Thursday, May 14th 2020
Friday, May 15th 2020
Saturday, May 16th 2020

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