University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

MN Institute for Astrophysics Colloquium

Fall Semester

Friday, September 6th 2019
No colloquium today - 1st week of school
Friday, September 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
There is no MIFA colloquium this week
Friday, September 20th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Colby Haggerty, University of Chicago
Subject: Hybrid Plasma Simulations of the Acceleration and Back-Reaction of Cosmic Rays on Astrophysical Shocks
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Friday, September 27th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Wilcox, University of Minnesota
Subject: Observation of Pulsar Wind Nebula DA 495 at Very High Energies Using VERITAS
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
Thursday, October 3rd 2019
6:30 pm:
Public Lecture in Physics Tate B-50
Speaker: Claudia Scarlata, University of Minnesota
Subject: The end of the Dark Age
Friday, October 4th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Robert Benjamin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Subject: Discovery of Optical Emission Lines from the Inner Milky Way: Evidence for LI(N)ER-like gas
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Friday, October 11th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Steve Rodney, University of South Carolina
Subject: Supernova Cosmology, Present and Future
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Friday, October 18th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Friday, October 25th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Pepi Fabbiano, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Subject: 20 Years of X-ray Observations with Chandra
Friday, November 1st 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Rudolph Tromp, Leiden University
Friday, November 8th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Randolf Klein, SOFIA Science Center
Subject: SOFIA: Recent Results and Upcoming Opportunities in Airborne Astronomy
Friday, November 15th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Yan Song, University of Minnesota
Subject: How Do Cosmic Plasmas Create High-Energy Particle Accelerators in Space?
Friday, November 22nd 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Friday, November 29th 2019
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Friday, December 6th 2019
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Dance of Two Plasmas: the future of radio galaxy/intracluster medium interactions
Friday, December 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
No colloquium this week

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