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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, April 27th 2015

Monday, April 27th 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mark Pepin - University of Minnesota
Subject: The CDMS Low Ionization Threshold Experiment
Speaker: Alexander Gorsky
Subject: Condensates and instanton-knot duality
Tuesday, April 28th 2015
Speaker: Joseph Sobek, UMN
Subject: Tunneling into the LAO/STO Interface
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Scott Thaller, University of Minnesota
Subject: Planetary Magnetospheres
2:30 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in 110 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in 236A Tate
Speaker: Ruiqi Xing
Subject: â€‹Spin-Fermion Model for d-wave Superconductivity
Wednesday, April 29th 2015
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Dr. Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Subject: Probing TeV physics using neutron decays and nEDM
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leslie Rosenberg, University of Washington
Subject: Searching for Dark-Matter Axions
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, April 30th 2015
Speaker: Vihang Mehta and Claudia Scarlata
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Erich Poppitz (Toronto)
Subject: Confining strings on R^3xS^1
1:15 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: James Kakalios, UMN
Subject: Is the Conductivity in Amorphous Semiconductors Thermally Activated?
Please note: change of time for seminar, in effect for rest of semester.
Friday, May 1st 2015
09:00 am:
Symmetries and Interactions in Topological Matter Workshop in The Commons Hotel/Keller Hall 3-180
Speaker: John Vaillancourt, SOFIA
Subject: The Polarized, Dusty Interstellar Medium
Speaker: Erik Angner, Department of Philosophy, George Mason University
Subject: There Is No Problem of Interpersonal Comparisons
Refreshments served in Room 275 Nicholson Hall at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Speaker: J. Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
Subject: Physics of the origin of life: the problem and paths to a solution.
Saturday, May 2nd 2015
08:30 am:
Soudan Laboratory Open House in Soudan Underground Laboratory
Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.

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