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School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Spring Semester

Monday, January 20th 2014
Thursday, February 6th 2014
6:30 pm:
Van Vleck Lecture in 150 Tate Lab of Physics
Speaker: Don Gurnett, University of Iowa
Subject: The Epic Journey of Voyager 1 into Interstellar Space
Monday, March 17th 2014
Tuesday, March 18th 2014
Wednesday, March 19th 2014
Thursday, March 20th 2014
Friday, March 21st 2014
Wednesday, April 16th 2014
4:40 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Isaiah Gray, University of Minnesota
Subject: AC Magnetic Susceptibility in a Thin Film of Permalloy
Monday, April 21st 2014
4:40 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Ryan Frink, University of Minnesota
Subject: Superconducting fluctuations in the high-Tc cuprate superconductor LSCO
Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
4:40 pm:
Thesis Defense in 236A Physics
Speaker: Noah Trebesch, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Computational Method for Investigating Bifurcations in Oscillatory Biochemical Reaction Networks
Thursday, April 24th 2014
11:00 am:
Grand Opening Open House in Physics and Nanotechnology Building
Session I of the open house runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Session II runs from 4-7 p.m.
Monday, April 28th 2014
4:40 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Yang Ge, University of Minnesota
Subject: X-ray Absorption Study of Doped Holes in High-Temperature Superconductor HgBa2Cu4+δ
Tuesday, April 29th 2014
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 2-102 CMRR
Speaker: Jinjin Zhang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Development of frequency-modulated techniques for MRI of fast relaxing spins
This the public portion of Ms. Zhang's thesis defense.
3:35 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Tanner Lange, University of Minnesota
Subject: Z' Search in ATLAS eµ Events
Wednesday, April 30th 2014
4:40 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Johannes (Kevin) Nangoi, University of Minnesota
Subject: Photo-induced Conductance Changes in Composite nc-Ge/a-Si:H Thin Films
Thursday, May 1st 2014
5:30 pm:
Honor's Thesis in 110 PAN
Speaker: Matthew Epland, University of Minnesota
Subject: Simulation Studies of Proposed Upgrades to the ATLAS Detector Tracker
Friday, May 2nd 2014
09:00 am:
Thesis Defense in Physics 435
Speaker: Kyle Neary
Subject: Star Formation Histories of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
This is the public portion of Mr. Neary's PhD thesis defense
Tuesday, May 6th 2014
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Michael Veit, University of Minnesota
Subject: Transport Measurements in the Cuprate Superconductor HgBa2CuO4+δ
4:00 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Christopher Nolting, University of Minnesota
Subject: Fitting DARKexp predictions to dark matter halo profiles from simulation
Wednesday, May 7th 2014
4:40 pm:
Senior Honors Thesis in 236A Physics
Speaker: Max Veit, University of Minnesota
Subject: Stochastic Simulation of Genetic Regulatory Networks
Friday, May 9th 2014
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 210 PAN
Speaker: Abe Reddy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nonlocal Field Theories at Finite Temperature and Density.
This the public portion of Mr. Reddy's thesis defense.
Monday, May 12th 2014
Thursday, May 15th 2014
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Derrick Toth, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measurement of non-DDbar decays of the psi(3770) resonance at BESIII
This is the public portion of Mr. Toth's defense.
Friday, May 16th 2014
4:30 pm:
Congratulations Graduating Seniors!
Monday, May 19th 2014
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 210 Physics
Speaker: Dan Endean, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Origin of Magnetic Noise in Square Nanoscale Magnetic Dots
This the public portion of Mr. Endean's thesis defense.
Friday, May 23rd 2014
09:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 435 Physics
Speaker: Jianjie Zhang, University of Minnesota
Subject: A Dark Matter Search Using the Final CDMS-II Data and 100 mm SuperCDMS Ge Detector Ionization Test
This the public portion of Mr. Zhang's thesis defenser
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 120
Speaker: Aaron Smith, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ebert-Fastie Spectral Response Measurements and Simulation for EBEX Calibration
This is the public portion of Mr. Smith's defense.
Friday, May 30th 2014
12:00 pm:
Speaker: Hannes Hubmayr, NIST
Subject: Continuum polarimetry from the millimeter to the far-IR

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