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Week of Monday, September 26th 2016

Monday, September 26th 2016
12:45 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, September 27th 2016
09:30 am:
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: A review of plasma thrusters
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Vincent Hall 364
Speaker: Jared Turkewitz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with a J/psi meson with the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV
This is the public portion of Mr. Turkewitz's thesis defense.
Wednesday, September 28th 2016
2:30 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in Physics 110 PAN
Speaker: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University, Boston
Subject: Miracle of topological phases of quantum matter: From Schr√∂dinger to Einstein
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 110
Speaker: Mengxing Ye
Subject: Kosterlitz-Thouless transition
Thursday, September 29th 2016
11:15 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Marc Riedel University of Minnesota, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Subject: T Computing with Crappy Clocks (C^3): A New Paradigm for Molecular Computing
Please note change of time from previous announcement. The seminar will be held at 11:15 for the remainder of the semester.
Speaker: Qi Wen
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Greg Pawloski
Subject: Looking at the weird building blocks of the universe with the NOvA detectors
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, September 30th 2016
10:10 am:
Speaker: Christopher Plumberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Event-by-event fluctuations and their consequence for Hanbury Brown-Twiss interferometry
Speaker: James Delles, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport Properties of Exchange Biased Mesoscale Wires
Speaker: Louis Yang (UCLA)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Caryl Gronwall, Penn State University
Subject: HETDEX and Star-Forming Galaxies of the z ~ 2 Universe
Speaker: James Fleming, Colby College
Subject: "Inventing Atmospheric Science: Gordian Knots and the Quest for Prevision"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Ken Heller, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.

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