University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Monday, September 2nd 2013
Friday, September 6th 2013
2:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Ke-Jung (Ken) Chen, University of Minnesota
Subject: The First Supernovae
This is the public portion of Mr. Chen's thesis defense.
Thursday, September 19th 2013
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Tom Dunn, University of Minnesota
This is the public portion of Mr. Dunn's thesis defense.
Friday, October 11th 2013
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Norman Yao, Harvard University
Subject: Room-temperature Quantum Memory and Field Sensing with Diamond Defects
Monday, October 28th 2013
1:45 pm:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Yeonbae Lee, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electrostatic modification of novel materials
This is the public portion of Mr. Lee's thesis defense
Thursday, October 31st 2013
7:00 pm:
Gradphi Halloween Party in 216 Physics
Monday, December 9th 2013
2:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in Rapson Hall 13 
Speaker: Christopher West, University of Minnesota
Subject: Metallicity-Dependent Isotopic Abundances and the Impact of Helium Rate Uncertainties in Massive Stars
This is the public portion of Mr. West's thesis defense.
Friday, December 13th 2013
4:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 157 Tate 
Speaker: Qing Xu Ryan, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
Subject: Computer coaches for problem-solving in introductory physics
This is the public portion of Ms. Xu Ryan's thesis defense

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