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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, October 15th 2018

Monday, October 15th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chris Pankow, Northwestern
Subject: Gravitational-wave Astrophysics with Compact Binary Mergers
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Speaker: Andre David, CERN Switzerland.
Subject: Fundamentals of Science and Fundamental Science
Tuesday, October 16th 2018
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Aleksey Cherman, University of Minnesota
Subject: Effective actions for topologically-enriched superfluids
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: John Wygant
Wednesday, October 17th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Osborn,Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: Imaging Nanoscale Disorder in Reciprocal Space
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
4:40 pm:
CM Journal Club in Tate 201
Subject: No journal club this week
Thursday, October 18th 2018
Speaker: Evan Tyler, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in B50 Tate 
Speaker: Terry Hwa, Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
(Note: Terry Hwa will not give a Biophysics Seminar but just a colloquium)
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Subject: Bacterial growth laws and the origin of dimensional reduction
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, October 19th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Zach Anderson
Subject: Neutron scattering study of antiferromagnetic excitations in HgBa2CuO4+δ
Speaker: Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique)
Subject: Hidden symmetries and Goldstone bosons from higher dimensions?
Speaker: Adam Frank, University of Rochester
Subject: Blowing Away Exoplanets: The Photo-evaporation of Planetary Atmospheres
Speaker: Jaipreet Virdi, University of Deleware
Subject: Mechanical Quackery: Electrical Cures for Deafness in the United States, 1880-1930
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Ke Wang, Condensed Matter
Subject: Novel Quantum Physics in van der Waals Nanostructures

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