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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, April 25th 2016

Monday, April 25th 2016
10:30 am:
Thesis Defense in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Ivan Gordeli, University of Minnesota
Subject: Singlet Glueballs in Klebanov-Strassler Theory
This is the public portion of Mr. Gordeli's thesis defense. His advisor is Arkady Vainshtein.
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Phil Marshal - KIPAC
Subject: Time Delay Cosmography
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Blake Thompson
Subject: The Development of Wave Mechanics: Implications for a Metaphor of Theory Change
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Tuesday, April 26th 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Brian Welsch, UW Green Bay
Subject: Effects of Global and Local Magnetic Structure in Flares and CMEs
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Adarsh Ravishankar
Subject: A Quantitative Analysis of the Progression of the Genetic Disorder SCA1 using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
Speaker: Laura Classen
Subject: The functional RG and its application to critical behavior
Wednesday, April 27th 2016
10:10 am:
Subject: To be announced.
1:25 pm:
CM Seminar is cancelled this week. See Sack Lunch on Friday.
2:00 pm:
FTPI Seminar in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Kaori Fuyuto
Subject: Aspects of CP violation in electroweak baryogenesis
Faculty Host: Natsumi Nagata
Speaker: Maxim Titov, Saclay
Subject: Micro-Pattern Gas Detector Technologies for Physics Projects at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers
Thursday, April 28th 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in Civil Engineering 213
Speaker: Charles McEachern, University of Minnesota
Subject: Field Line Resonance in "Tuna Half" Dimensions
This is the public portion of Mr. McEachern's thesis defense. His advisor is Bob Lysak.
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Hugh Dickinson, Iowa State
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Brendon Jones
Subject: Conductivity of Nanocrystalline Silicon Films
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Maxim Pospelov, University of Victoria and Perimeter Institute
Subject: Neutrino portal
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, April 29th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Ming Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Achieving High Baryon Densities in the Fragmentation Region in Heavy Ion Collisions at Top RHIC Energy
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Chun Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: Tunable splitting of the Ground-State Degeneracy in Quasi-1D Parafermion systems
Please note change of speaker from last announcement.
Speaker: Sebastian Ellis (Michigan)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Speaker: Philip Kitcher, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
Subject: Progress in the Sciences -- and also in the Arts
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Subject: Group Presentations, Part 2

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