University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

semester, 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Ilya Krivorotov, UC Irvine
Subject: Spin-orbitronics in metallic nanostructures
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Wednesday, January 29th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
Subject: The Physics of the Global Energy Problem and Possible Solutions
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in 150 Tate Lab of Physics
Speaker: Don Gurnett, University of Iowa
Subject: The strange rotational modulation of Saturn's magnetosphere.
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Diandra Leslie-Pelicky
Subject: The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast isn't as Easy as You Think
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 19th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Fabrycky, University of Chicago
Subject: The Timing of Planetary Systems
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, February 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Maria Gini, University of Minnesota
Subject: Distributed Decision Making for Robots
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, March 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Gerrit L. Verschuur, University of Memphis
Subject: On the Relationship between Galactic HI Structure and Small-scale Structure in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Kris Davidson
Wednesday, March 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell
Subject: Solving the Mystery of High Temperature Superconductivity
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, March 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alessandra Lanzara, UC Berkeley, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Subject: Controlling superconductivity with light
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Oleg Lavrentovich, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University
Subject: Lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals: From viscoelasticity to topological turbulence
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Wednesday, April 9th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Tim Tait, UC-Irvine
Subject: Searches for Particle Dark Matter
Resfreshments will be served in Room 216 Physics after collquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, April 16th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chandra Varma, UC Riverside
Subject: Higgs Bosons in Superconductors, in Cold Bosons, and Elsewhere
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
3:35 pm:
There will be no Colloquium this week due to the PAN Grand Opening
Wednesday, April 30th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Simon Billinge, Columbia
Subject: How the cat got its stripes, and how hard it is to see them: search for fluctuating local C2 symmetry states in correlated oxides
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, May 7th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Misha Shifman, University of Minnesota
Subject: High Energy Physics: What's happening and where are we heading
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Mikhail Shifman
Wednesday, September 10th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Greg Aldering, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California
Subject: Some Fault is in our Stars: Bias on the Road to Cosmological Concordance
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Wednesday, September 17th 2014
Speaker: Andrei Linde, Stanford University
Subject: Inflation and cosmological attractors
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, September 24th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paul Chaikin, New York University
Subject: Some small steps toward Artificial Life
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: E. Dan Dahlberg
Wednesday, October 1st 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota
Subject: Complex Oxides: From Minerals, to Electronic Heterogeneity, to Oxide Electronics
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, October 8th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Henessey
Subject:  The Neutrino: Nature’s Most Unusual Fermion
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, October 15th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke
Subject: Detection of B-mode polarization at 150GHz and degree angular scales by BICEP2
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetotransport in two-dimensional systems
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeroen van Dongen, University of Amsterdam
Subject: Communicating the Heisenberg relations: Niels Bohr and the forgotten Einstein-Rupp Experiments
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ben Bederson, NYU & Susan Seestrom, Texas A&M
Subject: Hans Courant's 90th Birthday Symposium:Highlights of the Physics Challenges during the Manhattan Project
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Hari Manoharan, Stanford University
Subject: Emergent Topological Phases in Quantum Materials Assembled Atom-by-Atom
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Albrecht Karle
Subject: The hunt for high energy neutrinos with IceCube - more evidence for their astrophysical origin
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Wednesday, November 26th 2014
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week
Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Saulson, Syracuse University
Subject: What Advanced LIGO is about to see
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, December 10th 2014
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy
Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium
Thursday, December 11th 2014
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy, Pratt Institute
Subject: Unexplored Cross Sections: A Physicist’s Dip into the Art World
NOTE: Due to flight delay, Colloquium has been rescheudled on Thursday, December 11

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