University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 5th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cristina Marchetti, UCSB
Subject: The Physics of Active Matter
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Thursday, September 12th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vadim Smelyanskiy, Google, Los Angeles
Subject: Fast quantum logical gates for tunable superconducting qubits
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Thursday, September 19th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leon Glass, McGill University
Subject: "Evolution and robustness in genetic networks"
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Thursday, September 26th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Lab
Subject: “Listening” to spin & magnetization noise
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, October 3rd 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Crelinsten, The Impact Group @Centre for Social Innovation
Subject: “Einstein’s Jury: Trial by Telescope”
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 10th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Bharat Jalan, Associate Professor , CEMS, UMN
Subject: Strain-Engineered Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures with High Mobility
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, October 24th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland and IonQ, Inc.
Subject: Quantum Computing with Atoms
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, October 31st 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rudolf M. Tromp, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY & Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, Netherlands
Subject: Low Energy Electron Microscopy
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Thursday, November 7th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amit Hagar, Indiana University Bloomington
Subject: There is more than one way to skin a cat: quantum information principles in a finite world
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, November 14th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 21st 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Subject: Stellar UV Light and the Origins of Life's Building Blocks
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Thursday, December 5th 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Nadja Strobbe, UMN
Subject: CMS: the next generation -- A story from the frontier
Join us for a special coffee hour after the colloquium in the Tate Church St Atrium, jointly sponsored by the Climate committees of SPA and ESci
Faculty Host: Roger Rusack
Thursday, December 12th 2019
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.

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