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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, April 16th 2018

Monday, April 16th 2018
12:15 pm:
No Seminar this Week
Speaker:  Professor Sudhakar Prasad, University of New Mexico and University of Minnesota
Subject: The Modern Imaging Paradigm: There is Plenty of Room in the Middle
Tuesday, April 17th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Kendra Bergstedt, University of Minnesota
Subject: An Investigation of the Dayside Response of the Magnetosphere to Interplanetary Shocks: Dependence on Shock Parameters and Interplanetary Magnetic Field
This is the honors thesis presentation for Ms. Bergstedt
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Timothy Peterson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Characterization of spin transport, torques, and dynamics in Heusler compound-based epitaxial structures
This is the public portion of Mr. Peterson's Thesis Defense. His advisor is Paul Crowell.
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Zach Anderson and Yang Tang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Doping dependence of the antiferromagnetic response of HgBa2CuO4+δ
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Morten Christensen (University of Minnesota)
Subject:  Magnetic order in the iron pnictides and the impact of spin-orbit coupling
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
To be announced.
7:00 pm:
Kaufmanis Public Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University
Subject: Astronomy's Newest Extragalactic Mystery: Fast Radio Bursts!
Thursday, April 19th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Ashim Rai, (postdoc in Shiv’s lab) Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
Subject: Biophysical regulation of myosin VI motility by cargo adaptor proteins
Speaker: Evan Tyler and John Phillips
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University.
Subject: Astronomy's Newest Extragalactic Mystery: Fast Radio Bursts!
Friday, April 20th 2018
10:10 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 201-20
There will be no seminar this week.
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Hanteng Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Interplay between interaction and disorder: Existence of many-body mobility edge in a modified Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model.
Speaker: Nobuchika Okada (U. Alabama)
Subject: SU(5) x U(1)_X grand unification with Minimal Seesaw and Z′-portal dark matter
Speaker: No colloquium - See info for the Kaufmanis Public Lecture on the 18th
Speaker: Roberta Humphreys, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Dept. of Physics
Subject: Using the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework to Develop Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Explanations in Physics
4:40 pm:
Career Panel in Tate 120
Subject: Careers in Industry and Academia for Physics PhDs
Everyone welcome, see abstract for full information.

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