University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Spring Semester

Thursday, January 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, January 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mary K. Gaillard, University of California, Berkeley
Subject:  A Singularly Unfeminine Profession
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, February 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bowers, UCSB
Subject: Heterogeneous Photonic Integration on Silicon
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Marvin Marshak
Thursday, February 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Yongzhong Qian
Subject: Did a Low-Mass Supernova Trigger the Formation of the Solar System? Clues from Stable Isotopes and Be-10
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Thursday, February 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
Subject: String theory in the bathtub
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Baker, University of Colorado
Subject: Economic and Societal Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Thursday, March 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Subject: IceCube: Cosmic Neutrinos and More
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, March 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject: Superfluidity, phase coherence and the new Bose-condensed alkali gases
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, March 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Thursday, March 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi, Ohio State University
Subject: New Paradigms for Superconductivity
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, March 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alex Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subject: Mechanism of Olfaction
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, April 6th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Subject: Particle Physics Beyond Colliders
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Tony Gherghetta
Thursday, April 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mansour Shayegan, Princeton
Subject: Measurements of Composite Fermion Geometric Resonance
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
Special Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Moos Health Science Tower 2-650
Speaker: Arthur McDonald, Queen's University and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Subject: Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments at SNOLAB
Note change of day and location this week only for Van Vleck Lecture -- Refreshments to be served after the colloquium.
Thursday, April 27th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: The Large Binocular Telescope from first stars to exoplanets: challenges and results.
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Thursday, May 4th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: The Study of Neutrinos and Nucleon Decay in Japan
Student Awards will be presented at the start of Colloquium. Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian

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