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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, April 13th 2015

Monday, April 13th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tanner Prestegard - University of Minnesota
Subject: Star formation at high redshift and the stochastic gravitational-wave background from black hole ringdown
Tuesday, April 14th 2015
Speaker: Terry Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Collective Charge Transport in Ionic Liquid Strontium Titanate Nanowires
To be announced.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Update: The space physics seminar is cancelled this week.
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 110 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in 236A Tate
Speaker: Chris Conklin
Subject: Hydrodynamics of Liquid Crystals
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Chen Guangyao, Iowa State University
Subject: BFLQ approach to lepton pair production in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions
3:35 pm:
Speaker:  Reinhardt Schuhmann, Physical Review Letters
Subject: Physical Review Letters - managing a peer review journal
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 16th 2015
Speaker: Tony Young
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Caltech/JPL)
Subject: A Particle Physicist's Nightmare: What If Dark Matter is Truly Dark?
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: David Hsieh, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, CIT
Subject: Subtle structural distortions and a hidden magnetic phase in Sr2IrO4 revealed using nonlinear optical measurements
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Friday, April 17th 2015
There will be no colloquium this week.
Speaker: Francesca Bray, Social Anthropology, University of California Santa Barbara/University of Edinburgh
Subject: Happy Endings: Narratives of Reproduction in Late Imperial China
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nathan Moore, Winona State University
Subject: Small Oscillations via Energy Conservation as a University Physics Lab
Speaker: Oriol T Valls
Subject: The competition between magnetism and superconductivity

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