University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

Spring Semester

Friday, January 20th 2017
No Colloquium
Friday, January 27th 2017
Speaker: Sanchayeeta Borthakur, Johns Hopkins, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Subject: Role of Baryon Flows in Galaxy Evolution: Hidden Pathways Connecting Galaxies to the Cosmic Web
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, February 3rd 2017
Speaker: Brendan Bowler, University of Texas - Austin, Hubble Fellow
Subject: Revealing the Formation and Atmospheres of Exoplanets with Direct Imaging
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, February 10th 2017
Speaker: Thayne Currie, National Astronomical Obs. of Japan, Subaru Telescope
Subject: The Bright Future for Directly Imaging Extrasolar Planets with Extreme Adaptive Optics
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, February 17th 2017
Speaker: Ian Roederer, University of Michigan
Subject: Heavy Metals from the First Stars to Today
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, February 24th 2017
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, University of California - Berkeley
Subject: Using Galaxy Cluster Lenses as Extreme Probes
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Speaker: Andrew Mann, University of Texas - Austin
Subject: Tracing Planetary Evolution from Formation to Maturity
Candidate for the MIfA Assistant Professor position
Friday, March 10th 2017
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, March 17th 2017
No Colloquium; Spring Break
Friday, March 24th 2017
Speaker: Charles 'Chick' Woodward
Subject: Small Worlds – New Vistas
Friday, March 31st 2017
There is no colloquium this week.
Friday, April 7th 2017
Speaker: Today's MIfA colloquium has been cancelled.
Friday, April 14th 2017
Speaker: Carl Ferkinhoff, Winona State
Subject: Far-infrared fine-structure line studies of early galaxies: Where are we? Where do we need to go?
Friday, April 21st 2017
Speaker: Stephanie Juneau, NOAO; CEA-Saclay
Subject: Cosmic Hide-and-Seek with Supermassive Black Holes
Friday, April 28th 2017
Subject: No MIfA speaker this week. See the SPA colloquium April 27th
Adriano Fontana, Nat'l Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Friday, May 5th 2017
Speaker: Adam Kowalski, University of Colorado
Subject: The Spectral Signatures of Deep Atmospheric Heating in Solar and Stellar Flares

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