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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, September 22nd 2014

Monday, September 22nd 2014
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zhen Yuan, U Minnesota
Subject: Chemical Evolution Model of Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
1:35 pm:
CM Journal Club in 210 Tate
Speaker: Marc Schulz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Effective Quantum Dimer Models
Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
Speaker: Changjiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Sensitive detection of electron spins in FM/n-GaAs heterostructures using ferromagnetic resonance
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
To be announced.
Speaker: Chunhui Chen, Iowa State
Subject: Production of high transverse momentum vector bosons reconstructed as single jets at ATLAS and its application to search for new particle at LHC
Faculty Host: Yuichi Kubota
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 210 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
Wednesday, September 24th 2014
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
There will be no seminar this week.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, New York University
Subject: Some small steps toward Artificial Life
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Thursday, September 25th 2014
Speaker: Melanie Beck and Tom Jones
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton University)
Subject: Bringing Dark Matter into Focus
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, NYU
Subject: Classical Wigner Crystals on flat and curved surfaces, topological defects, `pleatsā€˜ particle fractionalization and grainboundary dynamics.
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Friday, September 26th 2014
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Manas Kulkarni, The City University of New York, NYC College of Technology, USA.
Subject: Aspects of non-equilibrium many-body phenomena in quantum matter and light.
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Speaker: Dr. Marc Seigar, UMD
Subject: New Approaches for Determining the Dark Matter Content in Spiral Galaxies
Speaker: Alistair Sponsel, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
Subject: Writing the Origin with Burned Fingers: Darwin's Penance for the 'Sin of Speculation'
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
Speaker: Fiona Burnell
Subject: Symmetry and topology in condensed matter physics

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