University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, February 8th 2016

Monday, February 8th 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Cheng-Hsien Li - UMN
Subject: Wave-packet treatment of neutrinos and its quantum-mechanical implications
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Tuesday, February 9th 2016
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Jasper Halekas, University of Iowa
Subject: Dynamic Mars: First Results from MAVEN
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
Speaker: Xuzhe Ying
Subject: Topological Superconductivity
Wednesday, February 10th 2016
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Doug Smith, UC San Diego
Subject: Studies of motor-driven viral DNA packaging with optical tweezers: Biophysics of motor function and tight DNA confinement
Speaker: Yann Mambrini, CNRS-Université Paris XI
Subject: Dark matter models: the diary of a particle phenomenologist
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, February 11th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Yongtao Cui, Stanford University
Subject: Visualizing Low Dimensional Electronic States in Complex Quantum Materials
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Roberta Humphreys
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Scott Dodelson, Fermilab
Subject: Myth-Busters: Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope
Refreshments to be served outside 101 Fraser after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marco Peloso
Friday, February 12th 2016
11:15 am:
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Terry Bretz-Sullivan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Field Reentrant Superconductivity in Aluminum Nanowires
Speaker: Mohammad Hossein (Harvard)
Subject: Probing the Primordial Universe using Massive Fields
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Vuk Mandic, University of Minnesota
Subject: Update on Gravitational Wave Searches
Note: the change in room from yesterday, they have moved the location to accomodate a larger audience.
Faculty Host: Lawrence Rudnick
Speaker: Otávio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami
Subject: Visual Evidence and Styles of Scientific Reasoning
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Binod Nainabasti, Florida International University, Leon
Subject: Role of students’ participation in learning physics in an active learning environment
Speaker: Mo Li, University of Minnesota
Subject: Silicon Photonics: photon playground for novel optical physics and materials

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