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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Thursday, February 23rd 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Ragnar Stefansson, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Tom Jones
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Economic and Societal Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, February 24th 2017
11:00 am:
Speaker: Daniel Baker
The seminar will be held on Friday, this week only.
11:15 am:
Speaker: Ming Li and Chris Plumberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Quark Matter 2017 - Synopsis
11:15 am:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Studying Relativistic Particle Acceleration and Loss in Our Cosmic Backyard: Van Allen Probes Radiation Belt Exploration
Please note change of time, room and day for the seminar, this week only.
The seminar has been cancelled for this week. The speaker will be rescheduled for a future date.
Speaker: Yann Mambrini (CNRS, LPT of University Paris XI)
Subject: Historical Dark Matter Papers
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, University of California - Berkeley
Subject: Using Galaxy Cluster Lenses as Extreme Probes
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Speaker: Robert Schulmann, The Einstein Papers Project
Subject: "Albert Einstein: Political Consistency in Volatile Times"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, February 27th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Meyers, UMN
Subject: Searching for the stochastic gravitational-wave background in Advanced LIGO's first observing run
Wednesday, March 1st 2017
11:00 am:
Speaker: Maria Navarro Gastiasoro, UMN
Subject: Emergent disorder phenomena in correlated Fe-based superconductors
Note change of time and day for the seminar.
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
1:25 pm:
Practice talks for APS March Meeting
Speaker:  Abner Soffer, Tel Aviv University
Subject: New physics with long-lived particles
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Tony Young and Julius Donnert
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: IceCube: Cosmic Neutrinos and More
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: Ryo Namba (McGill)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Andrew Mann, University of Texas - Austin
Subject: Tracing Planetary Evolution from Formation to Maturity
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Speaker: Stacey Van Vleet, University of California - Berkeley
Subject: "Edible Networks: Precious Pills as Technologies of Medical Governance in Qing China"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, March 6th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Darryl Wright, UMN
2:00 pm:
Speaker: Lior Kornblum, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Subject: When Functional Oxides Meet Semiconductors
Note: Change of date and time of seminar.
Faculty Host: Bharat Jalan
Tuesday, March 7th 2017
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Damjan Pelc, University of Zagreb
Subject: Percolative aspects of cuprate superconductivity
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, March 8th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Subject: Reflections on the past, present and future of condensed matter physics
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, March 9th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Gregor, Princeton University
Subject: How the physics of enhancers shapes development
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Superfluidity, phase coherence and the new Bose-condensed alkali gases
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Friday, March 10th 2017
Speaker: Sam McDermott (Stonybrook)
Subject: TBA
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium this Week
Speaker: Paul Crowell
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Peter Bohacek, Sibley High School
Subject: To be announced.
Wednesday, March 15th 2017
1:25 pm:
No seminar; Spring Break
Thursday, March 16th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week. Spring Break.
No Journal Club; Spring Break
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Friday, March 17th 2017
Speaker: NO SEMINAR- SPRING BREAK
No Colloquium; Spring Break
Subject: No HSTM/MCPS Colloquium for Spring Break
No seminar, Spring Break
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, March 20th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Hugh Dickinson, UMN
Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Turan Birol, CEMS
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, March 23rd 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Brian O'Neill
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Friday, March 24th 2017
Speaker: Peter Adshead (UIUC)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Charles "Chick" Woodward, U Minnesota
Speaker: Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology
Subject: "Making Maintainers: A Place for History in an Age of Innovation-Speak and Endless Tech Hype"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Shaul Hanany, University of Minnesota
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Brita Nellermoe, University of St. Thomas
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, March 27th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Qi Wen, UMN
Thursday, March 30th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Peter Kner, University of Georgia
Subject: Wavefront Correction for Superresolution Microscopy
Speaker: Matt Gomer and Liliya Williams
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, March 31st 2017
Speaker: Alex Kamenev (UMN)
Subject: TBA
Subject: Author Meets Readers: David M. Miller's "Representing Space in the Scientific Revolution"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Noise in Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, April 3rd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, UMN
Thursday, April 6th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Cody Carr
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: Ely Kovetz (John Hopkins)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Adam Kowalski, U. Colorado
Subject: "Medical Materialities: Teaching, Feeding, and Healing the Body through Medical Humanities" - A Conversation with Barbara Troise Rioda and David Gentilcore
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Carolyn Bishoff, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Sciences Librarian
Subject: Workshop on data management
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Anita Schuchardt, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, April 10th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: D'Ann Barker, UMN
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Thursday, April 13th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Grant W Luxton, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Karl Young
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Kevin Zhang (U. Michigan)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Carl Ferkinhoff, Winowa State
Speaker: Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: "Innovation on the Reservation: Information Technology and Health Systems Research Among the Papago Tribe of Arizona, 1965-1980"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian
Subject: Workshop on copyrights
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Laura McCullough, UW-Stout
Subject: To be announced.
Monday, April 17th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Evan Skillman, UMN
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Paul Wiegmann, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Moos Health Science Tower 2-650
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments at SNOLAB
Note change of day, this week only for Van Vleck Lecture -- Refreshments to be served after the colloquium.
Thursday, April 20th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Avery Garon and Bob Lysak
7:00 pm:
Van Vleck Public Lecture in Ted Mann Concert Hall
Speaker: Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: A Deeper Understanding of the Universe from 1.2 miles Underground
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: Matthew Buckley (Rutgers)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Kathryn Tabb, Columbia University
Subject: "The Precision Medicine Turn in Psychiatry: Some Epistemic Puzzles and an Ethical Concern”
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Panel on non-academic jobs
Monday, April 24th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Terry J. Jones, UMN
Thursday, April 27th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
Subject: To be announced.
Speaker: Jett Priewe and Claudia Scarlata
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, April 28th 2017
Speaker: Antonio Delgado, (Notre Dame U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Jessica Riskin, Stanford University
Subject: "The Restless Clock: The Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
Group presentations #1
Monday, May 1st 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Claudia Scarlata, UMN
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Vihang Mehta
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: TBA
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: Kiel Howe (Fermilab)
Subject: TBA
Group presentations #2
Thursday, September 14th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, September 21st 2017
Speaker: Yan Song
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, September 27th 2017
7:00 pm:
2017 Misel Lecturer in To be announced
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, September 28th 2017
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: TBA
2017 Misel Lecturer
Thursday, October 5th 2017
Speaker: David Kaiser, MIT
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, October 19th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Thursday, October 26th 2017
Speaker: Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Supersymmetric Properties and Other Novel Features of Hadron Physics
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Thursday, November 16th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th 2017
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Fall 2017 Van Vleck Lecturer
Thursday, December 7th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, December 29th 2017
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in M10 library
Speaker: Pamela Sooriyan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dose enhancement in bone due to the 16O(γ,n)15O reaction
This is the public portion of Ms. Sooriyan's thesis defense. Her thesis advisor is John Broadhurst.

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