University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Introduction to Research Seminar

Fall Semester

Friday, September 8th 2017
Speaker: Lindsay Glesener, University of Minnesota
Subject: Course Introduction
Friday, September 15th 2017
Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Friday, September 22nd 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven, University of Minnesota
Subject: Doped Mott insulators and unconventional superconductors: exciting experimental research opportunities
Friday, September 29th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Yong-Zhong Qian, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Origin of the Elements and A Supernova Trigger for the Formation of the Solar System
Friday, October 6th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Pat Kelly, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Using Transients and Gravitational Lensing to Probe Stellar Astrophysics, Dark Matter, and Cosmology"
Friday, October 13th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nano/meso scale magnets and fundamental statistical mechanics
Friday, October 20th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Subject:  The big questions in particle physics
Friday, October 27th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Jian-Ping Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced.
Friday, November 3rd 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: What can radio waves tell us about particle acceleration in space plasmas ? Satellite and laboratory experiments
Friday, November 10th 2017
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, November 17th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
Subject: Origin of Life: A problem in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.
Friday, November 24th 2017
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week (Thanksgiving Break)
Friday, December 1st 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Bob Lysak, University of Minnesota
Subject: Alfven Waves and the Aurora
Friday, December 8th 2017
4:40 pm:
Speaker: To be announced.
Friday, December 15th 2017
4:40 pm:
To be announced.
Friday, December 29th 2017
4:40 pm:
The seminar is done for the semester.

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