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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, November 13th 2017

Monday, November 13th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young, UMN
Subject: Optical Design of PICO - The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Tuesday, November 14th 2017
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Jenna Samra, CFA, Harvard
Subject: Eclipse Science Results from the Airborne Infrared Spectrometer (AIR-Spec)
3:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Morten Christensen
Subject: The physics of quantum materials
4:30 pm:
Speaker: To be announced
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Cory Dean, Columbia University
Subject: Graphene in the extreme quantum limit
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Speaker: Dr Jason Bono from Fermilab
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, November 16th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Bo Huang UCSF, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Subject: Watching in the inner life of a cell: beyond super-resolution microscopy
Speaker: Huaqing Mao
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cory Dean, Columbia University
Subject: From 3D to 2D and Back Again
Note the room change for this week only
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
4:30 pm:
Climate and Diversity Meet and Greet in Tate Hall, Church Street Lobby
Subject: Introduction and Information gathering session
Refreshments will be served.
Friday, November 17th 2017
10:10 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Zewei Xiong, University of Minnesota
Subject: Active-sterile neutrino oscillations in the neutrino-driven wind
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Sajna Hameed
Subject: Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetic Phase Transition in Rare-Earth Titanates
Speaker: Ben von Harling (DESY)
Subject: Electroweak baryogenesis in composite Higgs models
Speaker: Anne Jaskot, Smith College
Subject:  How to Reionize the Universe - Clues from the Low-Redshift Green Pea Galaxies
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Speaker: Molly Kao, Department of Philosophy - University of Montreal
Subject: Unification and Heuristic Strategies in the Development of Quantum Theory
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
Subject: Origin of Life: A problem in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

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