University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Monday, September 5th 2016
Tuesday, September 27th 2016
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Vincent Hall 364
Speaker: Jared Turkewitz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Measurement of the associated production of a Z boson with a J/psi meson with the CMS experiment at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV
This is the public portion of Mr. Turkewitz's thesis defense.
Saturday, October 8th 2016
12:00 pm:
SPA Fall Picnic in Boom Island Park Shelter
Thursday, October 13th 2016
3:15 pm:
Group Photo in Civil Engineering Building Courtyard
Refreshments will be served in PAN Lobby prior to group photo. Come get a cookie and then have your picture taken with the group.
Wednesday, October 19th 2016
7:00 pm:
Eleventh Annual Misel Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
Wednesday, October 26th 2016
12:00 pm:
Thursday, November 3rd 2016
11:30 am:
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Thursday, November 10th 2016
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 130
Speaker: Changjiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dynamic Detection of Spin Accumulation by Ferromagnetic Resonance
This is the public portion of Mr. Liu's thesis defense.
Thursday, November 24th 2016
Friday, November 25th 2016
Monday, December 12th 2016
08:30 am:
Thesis Defense in Appleby Hall, Room 319
Speaker: Mark Pepin, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Low-Mass Dark Matter Search Results for the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search
This is the public portion of Mr. Pepin's thesis defense. His advisor is Priscilla Cushman.
Tuesday, December 13th 2016
Thursday, December 15th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Brent Perreault, University of Minnesota
Subject: Identifying a Kitaev spin liquid
This is the public portion of Mr. Perreault's thesis defense. His advisor is Fiona Burnell.
Friday, December 16th 2016
11:15 am:
Thesis Defense in Akerman Hall 313
Speaker: Alberto Hinojosa Alvarado, University of Minnesota
Subject: Time-reversal symmetry breaking superconductivity in the coexistence phase with magnetism in Fe pnictides
This the public portion of Mr. Alvarado's thesis defense. His advisor is Andrey Chubukov.
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Room 162 Amundson Hall
Speaker: Yanjun Yang, University of Minnesota
Subject: An Attempt to Synthesize Mn-doped Pyrite Thin Films
This is the public portion of Mr. Yang's Masters Thesis Defense. His advisors are Prof. Chris Leighton, Prof. Eray S. Aydil
Monday, December 19th 2016
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Tuesday, December 20th 2016
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Wednesday, December 21st 2016
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Thursday, December 22nd 2016
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Friday, December 23rd 2016
Monday, December 26th 2016
Thursday, December 29th 2016
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in M10 library, Mesonic Memorial Building
Speaker: Pamela Sooriyan, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dose enhancement in bone due to the 16O(γ,n)15O reaction
This is the public portion of Ms. Sooriyan's thesis defense. Her thesis advisor is John Broadhurst.

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