University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

semester, 2018

Friday, January 5th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, January 12th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, January 19th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, January 26th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, February 2nd 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Monday, February 5th 2018
Speaker: Jeff Pedelty, NASA
Subject: Jeff will share his diverse experiences while working for NASA and its industrial partners.
Friday, February 9th 2018
Speaker: Terry Jones, University of Minnesota
Subject: Interstellar Polarization
Friday, February 16th 2018
Speaker: Evan Skillman, MIfA
Subject: The Resolved Stellar Populations JWST Early Release Science Program
Friday, February 23rd 2018
Speaker: Attila Kovacs (SAO)
Subject: Far-infrared frontiers
Friday, March 2nd 2018
Speaker: Dr. Mateusz Ruszkowski, U. Michigan
Subject: The role of cosmic rays in stellar and supermassive black hole feedback
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Friday, March 9th 2018
Speaker: David Sand, U. Arizona
Subject: Unveiling the Physics and Progenitors of Cosmic Explosions with a One Day Cadence Supernova Search
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Friday, March 16th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week - Spring Break
Friday, March 23rd 2018
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Stone, U. Arizona
Subject: Thermal Infrared Probes of Exoplanetary Systems with LBTI
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Friday, March 30th 2018
Speaker: Lou Stolger, Space Telescope
Subject: The Rates of Supernovae, Far and Near
Friday, April 6th 2018
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, April 13th 2018
Speaker: No speaker this week.
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Friday, April 20th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium - See info for the Kaufmanis Public Lecture on the 18th
Friday, April 27th 2018
Speaker: Dr. Christian Veillet, Large Binocula Telescope Observatory (LBTO)
Subject: The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Friday, May 4th 2018
Speaker: Dr. Silvia Protopapa, U. Maryland
Subject: Probing the Formation and Evolution of the Solar System Through Compositional Analysis
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Friday, May 11th 2018
There will be no colloquium this week
Friday, September 14th 2018
Speaker: Paul Woodward, University of Minnesota
Subject: 3-D Stellar Hydrodynamics of Convective Boundary Mixing and its Consequences for Stellar Evolution
Friday, September 21st 2018
Party for Terry Thibeault, no colloquium.
Friday, September 28th 2018
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker is a planetary physicist.
Friday, October 5th 2018
There will be no colloquium this week
Friday, October 12th 2018
Speaker: Lucy Ziurys, University of Arizona
Subject: A Molecular View of the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution: Millimeter Observations of Supergiants and Planetary Nebulae
Friday, October 19th 2018
Speaker: Adam Frank, University of Rochester
Subject: Blowing Away Exoplanets: The Photo-evaporation of Planetary Atmospheres
Friday, October 26th 2018
Speaker: Bin Chen,Center for Solar Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Subject: Solar Flare Observations with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
Friday, November 2nd 2018
Speaker: Vanessa Bailey, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
The WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument
Friday, November 9th 2018
Speaker: Gautham Narayan, Space Telescope Science Institute
Subject: From Tens to Tens of Thousands: Supernovae Science in the Big-Data Era
Friday, November 16th 2018
Speaker: Brian O'Shea, Michigan State University
Subject: Connecting the first stars in the universe to the Milky Way
Friday, November 30th 2018
Speaker: No Colloquium
Friday, December 7th 2018
Speaker: Tracy Clarke, Naval Research Lab
Subject: Low Frequency Astrophysics: From FRBs to Surveys
Friday, December 14th 2018
Speaker: Rafaella Margutti, Northwestern University
Subject: Discovery frontiers in the new era of Time Domain Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

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