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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Summer Semester

Wednesday, June 8th 2016
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Peter Wolfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Subject: Heavy-fermion criticality of YbRh2Si2: Is the T* line just the onset of spin-flip scattering?
Friday, June 10th 2016
08:00 am:
Wednesday, June 15th 2016
Thursday, June 16th 2016
Saturday, June 18th 2016
Monday, July 4th 2016
Saturday, July 16th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Afton State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Tuesday, July 19th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 120
Speaker: Tanner Prestegard, University of Minnesota
Subject: Unmodeled searches for long-lasting gravitational-wave signals with LIGO and studies of underground seismic noise for future gravitational-wave detectors.
This is the public portion of Mr. Prestegard's thesis defense.
Friday, July 22nd 2016
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Adam Peterson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Low energy dynamics of non-perturbative structures in high energy and condensed matter systems
This is the public portion of Mr. Peterson's thesis defense.
Friday, July 29th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Tettegouche State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Saturday, July 30th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Gooseberry Falls State park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Friday, August 5th 2016
10:00 am:
Theis Defense in 142 WBOB
Speaker: Marcos Garcia, University of Minnesota
Subject: No-scale inflation
This is the public portion of Mr. Garcia's thesis defense. HIs adviser is Keith Olive.
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Barry Costanzi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Emergent 1/f noise in systems of oscillating nanomagnetic dots
This is the public portion of Mr. Costanzi's thesis defense. His adviser is Dan Dahlberg.
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Father Hennepin State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Saturday, August 6th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Tuesday, August 9th 2016
Speaker: Dr. Andra Stroe, European Southern Observatory
Subject: Giant cosmic tsunamis: accelerating electrons and galaxy evolution?
Friday, August 12th 2016
11:00 am:
Untitled in PAN 110
Speaker: Xavier Prochaska, U of California Santa Cruz
Subject: Rise of the Giant Lya Nebulae
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lake Maria State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Saturday, August 13th 2016
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State Park
Summer telescope observing program at local state parks. Contact: nolting@astro.umn.edu for more info.
Monday, August 22nd 2016
Tuesday, August 23rd 2016
11:30 am:
Thesis Defense in 120 PAN
Speaker: Tobias Gulden
Subject: A semiclassical theory on complex manifolds with applications in statistical physics and quantum mechanics
Advisor: Alex Kamenev
Wednesday, August 24th 2016
Speaker: Yong Wu - U.C. Riverside
Subject: Quantum Transport in Strained Graphene, Graphene Heterostructures & Few-Layer Graphene
Thursday, August 25th 2016
09:00 am:
CSE at the Minnesota State Fair in Minnesota State Fairgrounds
10:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show-STEM Day in Carousel Stage, Minnesota State Fair
2:00 pm:
Physics Force Public Show-STEM Day in Carousel Stage, Minnesota State Fair
Friday, August 26th 2016
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 120
Speaker: Terry Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport in ionic liquid gated and superconducting nanostructures
This is the public portion of Mr. Bretz-Sullivan's thesis defense. His advisor is Allen Goldman.

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