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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Wednesday, October 17th 2018
Speaker: Raymond Osborn,Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: Imaging Nanoscale Disorder in Reciprocal Space
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
4:40 pm:
CM Journal Club in Tate 201
Subject: No journal club this week
Thursday, October 18th 2018
Speaker: Evan Tyler, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in B50 Tate 
Speaker: Terry Hwa, Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
(Note: Terry Hwa will not give a Biophysics Seminar but just a colloquium)
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Subject: Bacterial growth laws and the origin of dimensional reduction
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, October 19th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Zach Anderson
Subject: Neutron scattering study of antiferromagnetic excitations in HgBa2CuO4+δ
Speaker: Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique)
Subject: Hidden symmetries and Goldstone bosons from higher dimensions?
Speaker: Adam Frank, University of Rochester
Subject: Blowing Away Exoplanets: The Photo-evaporation of Planetary Atmospheres
Speaker: Jaipreet Virdi, University of Delaware
Subject: Mechanical Quackery: Electrical Cures for Deafness in the United States, 1880-1930
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Ke Wang, Condensed Matter
Subject: Novel Quantum Physics in van der Waals Nanostructures
Monday, October 22nd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Wenlei Chen, UMN
Subject: Novel search for TeV-initiated pair cascades in the intergalactic medium
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, October 25th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Oleg Krichevsky, Molecular Biophysics Lab, Ben-Gurion University
Subject:  T cell communication through cytokines follows a simple sink-diffusion model
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Speaker: Nathan Eggen and Aliza Beverage, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton
Subject: Number theory and spacetime
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Friday, October 26th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yiming Wu
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Steven Gubser (Princeton)
Subject: From p-adic AdS/CFT to prospects in cold atoms
2:30 pm:
TBD in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Bin Chen, New Jersey Institute of Technology
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov, Condensed Matter
Monday, October 29th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke, UMN
Subject: New BICEP/Keck Results
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, October 31st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Adam Wei Tsen, University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Subject:  New Phase Transitions in Atomically Thin Quantum Materials
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 1st 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Douglas G. Mashek, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Minnesota
Subject: The fascinating world of lipid droplet biology
Speaker: Chris Nolting, University of Minnesota
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
Friday, November 2nd 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Xuzhe Ying
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Anson Hook (U. Maryland)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Robert Lysak, MIFA
Monday, November 5th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Guillermo Fernandez Moroni, Fermilab
Subject: TBD (CCD Detectors)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 7th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 8th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Isaac Angert, graduate student in Jochen Mueller’s lab, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, November 9th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yilikal Akino
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Keisuke Harigaya (IAS, Princeton)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Randall Victoria, ECE
Monday, November 12th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mathias Scheurer, Harvard University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 15th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in PAN 120
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Single-molecule studies of protein-DNA interactions
Speaker: Jett Priewe, University of Minnesota
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
Friday, November 16th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Ezra Day-Roberts
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Alba Grassi (SCGP Stony Brook)
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Roger Rusack, University of Minnesota
Subject: Elementary Particles
Monday, November 19th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Soumyajit Mandal, Case Western Reserve University
Subject: Ultra-steep-spectrum Sources in Galaxy Clusters
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Thursday, November 22nd 2018
No journal club, Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 23rd 2018
Subject: NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING
4:40 pm:
Thanksgiving - there will not be a speaker this week.
Monday, November 26th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sharan Banagiri, UMN
Subject: TBD (long duration transient searches with LIGO/Virgo)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Kimberley Hill, CEGE
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Thursday, November 29th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Santosh Adhikari, graduate student in Elias Puchner's lab, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Speaker: Huaqing Mao, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marco Velli, UCLA
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Friday, November 30th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Sajna Hameed
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis)
4:40 pm:
Speaker:  Cynthia Cattell, MIFA
Monday, December 3rd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young, UMN
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Damjan Pelc
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, December 6th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Steven Vogel, NIH/NIAAA
Speaker: Sourabh Singh Chauhan, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Friday, December 7th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nicholas Lewellyn
Subject: TBA
Speaker: K. S. Babu (Oklahoma State U.)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Paul Crowell, Condensed Matter
Monday, December 10th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Rich Ormiston, UMN
Subject: TBD (Machine Learning and LIGO)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, December 12th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Brian Skinner, MIT
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, December 14th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Shaffer
Subject: TBA
Friday, January 18th 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, Particle physics
Friday, January 25th 2019
12:30 pm:
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jochen Mueller, Biophysics
Wednesday, January 30th 2019
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Turab Lookman, Los Alamos National Lab
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, January 31st 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Steuwer, U of Minnesota
Subject: From tFrom the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939he Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, February 1st 2019
12:30 pm:
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, Biophysics
Friday, February 8th 2019
12:30 pm:
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Shaul Hanany, Cosmology
Friday, February 15th 2019
12:30 pm:
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Friday, February 22nd 2019
12:30 pm:
Wednesday, February 27th 2019
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Joerg Schmalian, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, March 1st 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, March 8th 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, March 15th 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, March 22nd 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: SPRING BREAK -- No seminar
Friday, March 29th 2019
12:30 pm:
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Friday, April 5th 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, April 12th 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, April 19th 2019
12:30 pm:
Friday, April 26th 2019
12:30 pm:
Wednesday, May 1st 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
Subject: TBD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, May 3rd 2019
12:30 pm:

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