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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, September 24th 2018

Monday, September 24th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Joshua A. Frieman, Fermilab
Subject: Probing Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Speaker: Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota
Subject: The pursuit of Majorana fermions in Kitaev materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Tuesday, September 25th 2018
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Rafid Mahbub, University of Minnesota
Subject: Primordial Black Hole formation in Inflation models
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Inna Vishik, UC Davis
Subject: ARPES studies of the model cuprate HgBa2CuO4+d (Hg1201)
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
To be announced
Thursday, September 27th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Keehun Kim, graduate student in Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan’s lab, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota
Subject: A cell-free FRET-based assay for profiling the intrinsic efficacy of GPCR ligands
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Subject: Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Friday, September 28th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Shuhui Luo
Subject: Elastic transmission of a Helium beam through a slab of superfluid Helium
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Vladimir Rosenhaus (IAS)
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker is a planetary physicist.
Speaker: Deirdre Cooper Owens Department of History Queens College, CUNY
Subject: Exploring Hapticity, Slavery and the Emergence of American Gynecology
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, Condensed Matter
8:00 pm:
Observing Night in 510-02 Tate
Rooftop observing through our historic telescope in the dome of the John T. Tate Hall. Presentation followed by outdoor observing (weather-permitting).

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