University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

semester, 2018

Thursday, January 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Harvey Brown, Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford
Subject: Quantum Bayesianism (QBism): the way to understand the quantum world
Thursday, January 25th 2018
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week
Thursday, February 1st 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Bell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nuclear Weapons and International Politics Today
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, February 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cristian Batista, University of Tennessee
Subject: Skyrmions and Vortices in Magnetic Systems
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, February 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Saffman (University of Wisconsin)
Subject: Quantum computing with simple and complex atoms
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Erez Berg (University of Chicago)
Subject: Critical Metals: Lessons from quantum Monte Carlo studies
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, March 1st 2018
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT
Subject: Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Joint Colloquium with Earth Sciences (Nier Lecture). Note later start time.
Thursday, March 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Tate Grand Opening
Thursday, March 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Subject: There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
Subject: Magic Angle Graphene: a New Platform for Strongly Correlated Physics
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, March 29th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: New perspectives on Jupiter’s novel space environment and aurora from NASA’s Juno mission
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, April 5th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alessandra Corsi, Texas Tech
Subject: Multi-messenger time-domain astronomy: GW170817 and the future
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Thursday, April 12th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Doug Glenzinski, Fermilab
Subject: A Rare Opportunity - the Mu2e Experiment at Fermilab
Faculty Host: Kenneth Heller
Thursday, April 19th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University.
Subject: Astronomy's Newest Extragalactic Mystery: Fast Radio Bursts!
Thursday, April 26th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bush, MIT
Subject: Hydrodynamic quantum analogs
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Bub, Maryland
Subject: Discussions Over a Beer: Bohr, Einstein, Bell, and all that
Student awards will be distributed at the beginning of the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, May 10th 2018
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Walter Kohn and the Creation of Density Functional Theory
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, September 13th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Raman Sundrum, University of Maryland College Park
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, September 20th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, September 27th 2018
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Thursday, October 4th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational wave detectors: past, present and future
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, October 11th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, October 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, UCSD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Thursday, October 25th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Thursday, November 1st 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Robert Kleinberg, Columbia University & Boston University
Subject: mK to km: How Millikelvin Physics is Reused to Explore the Earth Kilometers Below the Surface
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Thursday, November 8th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, November 15th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Physics of chromosome folding and disentanglement
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Thursday, November 29th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marco Velli, UCLA
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, December 6th 2018
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley

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