University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Fall Semester

Thursday, September 7th 2017
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Thursday, September 14th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeremy Mans, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Look at LHC Physics beyond the Higgs Discovery
Thursday, September 21st 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Yan Song, University of Minnesota
Subject: Formation of Alfvenic Electromagnetic Plasma Structures and Auroral Particle Acceleration: -- Exploring Theory of High Energy Plasma Physics
Thursday, September 28th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: A New Calibration of the Hubble Constant
Fall 2017 Misel Lecturer
Thursday, October 5th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: David Kaiser, MIT
Subject: Testing Bell’s Inequality with Astrophysical Observations
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Thursday, October 12th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke, University of Minnesota
Subject: Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World
Thursday, October 19th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paula Heron, University of Washington
Subject: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers: The PHYS21 Report
Faculty Host: Kenneth Heller
Thursday, October 26th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: Interferometry in a Strong Light
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton University
Subject: Statistical Mechanics, Localization and Periodically Driven Quantum Systems
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Thursday, November 9th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Physics on the Light Front: A Novel Approach to Quark Confinement and QCD Phenomena
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Thursday, November 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cory Dean, Columbia University
Subject: From 3D to 2D and Back Again
Note the room change for this week only
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Thursday, November 23rd 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard University
Subject: Unusual quasiparticle correlation in graphene
Fall 2017 Van Vleck Lecturer
Thursday, December 7th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Mark Bowick, KITP Santa Barbara
Subject: Fragile Objects: The Hard Science of Soft Matter
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii

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