University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Summer Semester

Friday, June 8th 2018
Monday, June 11th 2018
Friday, June 22nd 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Friday, June 29th 2018
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Ilana Percher, University of Minnesota
Subject: 2D Mott Hopping of Vortices in an Amorphous Indium Oxide Film
This is the public portion of Ms. Percher's Thesis Defense. Her adviser is Allen Goldman
Saturday, June 30th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lowry Nature Center
Wednesday, July 4th 2018
Thursday, July 5th 2018
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Jie Yang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Development and Validation of a Physics Problem Difficulty Measure
This is the public portion of Ms. Yang's thesis defense. Her Adviser is Ken Heller.
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Yang Tang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Neutron Scattering Study of the Cuprate Superconductor HgBa_2CuO_{4+\delta}'
This is the public portion of Mr. Tang's thesis defense. His advisor is Martin Greven.
Saturday, July 7th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State Park
Saturday, July 14th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Afton State Park
Friday, July 20th 2018
8:00 pm:
Minnesota Sky-lights in Southwest sky
Jupiter just below the Moon
Friday, July 27th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Dodge Nature Center
Saturday, July 28th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lowry Nature Center
Saturday, August 4th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Afton State Park
Monday, August 6th 2018
11:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Vladimir Bychkov, University of Minnesota
Subject: Escaping Events at the NOvA Far Detector
This is the public portion of Mr. Bychkov's thesis defense. His advisor is Gregory Pawloski.
Wednesday, August 8th 2018
09:00 am:
Presentations from 9-3
Thursday, August 9th 2018
12:00 pm:
REU Poster Session in PAN 110
Poster session with pizza.
Friday, August 10th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lake Maria State Park
Saturday, August 11th 2018
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State Park
Monday, August 20th 2018
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: D'Ann Barker
Subject: SuperCDMS Background Models for Low-Mass Dark Matter Searches
This is the public portion of Ms. Barker's Thesis Defense. Her adviser is Prisca Cushman.
Friday, August 31st 2018
09:00 am:
Observational Cosmology Lab at the State Fair in U of M Crossroads Exhibit Building—Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street
9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

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