University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

Fall Semester

Friday, September 8th 2017
There is no colloquium this week.
Friday, September 15th 2017
2:30 pm:
MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium in Tate Lab of Physics and Astronomy 101
Speaker: Sarah Vigeland, U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Subject: Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with NANOGrav
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Friday, September 22nd 2017
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, September 29th 2017
Speaker: No colloquium this week
Subject: See the Misel lecture information for September 27th
Friday, October 6th 2017
Speaker: Anna Nierenberg, Ohio State U
Subject: Dwarf galaxy formation and the nature of dark matter
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Speaker: Lawrence Rudnick, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Walk on the Dark Side
Friday, October 13th 2017
Speaker: Eliza Kempton, Grinnell College
Subject: Revealing the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Super-Earths
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Friday, October 20th 2017
Speaker: Nicholas Battaglia, Princeton University
Subject: Large-Scale Structure Information Encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Friday, October 27th 2017
Speaker: Stuart Bale, Berkeley Space Science Lab.
Subject:  Plasma kinetics in the inner heliosphere and the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Friday, November 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ori Fox, Space Telescope Science Institute
Subject: Supernovae, Their Progenitor Systems, and...Kilonovae!
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Friday, November 10th 2017
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, November 17th 2017
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
Friday, November 24th 2017
Speaker: No colloquium - Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 1st 2017
Speaker: Shea Brown, U of Iowa
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Lawrence Rudnick
Friday, December 8th 2017
Speaker: Jeremy Webb, Indiana U
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams

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