University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Summer Semester

Friday, June 5th 2015
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Chaoyun Bao, University of Minnesota
Subject: Foreground Cleaning for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeters in the Presence of Instrumental Effects
Thursday, June 11th 2015
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: J J Nelson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Hopping Conduction and Metallic behavior in 2D Silicon Surface States induced by an Ionic Liquid
This is the public portion of Mr. Nelson's thesis defense.
Friday, June 12th 2015
08:00 am:
Saturday, June 13th 2015
11:00 am:
Memorial Service in First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis
There will be a memorial service for the late Professor Erwin Marquit at the First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis located at 900 Mount Curve Avenue.
Monday, June 15th 2015
Thursday, June 18th 2015
3:00 pm:
Speaker: Ntiana Sachmpazidi, Central Michigan University
Subject: Internet Computer Coaches for Introductory Physics Problem Solving Implemented at CMU
Wednesday, June 24th 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Wednesday, July 1st 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Friday, July 3rd 2015
Tuesday, July 7th 2015
Speaker: Kyunghoon Lee, University of Michigan
Subject: Electron transport in two-dimensional materials: Graphene and beyond
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Wednesday, July 8th 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Monday, July 13th 2015
Tuesday, July 14th 2015
Speaker: Naslim Neelamkodan, Armagh Observatory
Subject: Physical conditions of molecular gas in photodissociation regions of the Large Magellanic Cloud
Wednesday, July 15th 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Tuesday, July 21st 2015
Speaker: Kelly Stifter, University of Minnesota
Subject: The new Beam Halo Monitor system for the CMS experiment at the LHC
Wednesday, July 22nd 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Wednesday, July 29th 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Monday, August 3rd 2015
11:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Abdul Malmi Kakkada, University of Minnesota
Subject: Role of Disorder in Quantum Crystals
This is the public portion of Mr. Kakkada's thesis defense
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Bern Youngblood, University fo Minnesota
Subject: Noise and stochastic resonance in nanoscale magnetic particles
This is the public portion of Mr. Youngblood's thesis defense.
Wednesday, August 5th 2015
12:00 pm:
REU Weekly Seminar in 110 PAN
To be announced.
Friday, August 7th 2015
Tuesday, August 11th 2015
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Susan Lein, University of Minnesota
Subject:  Muon Neutrino Contained Disappearance in NOvA
This is the public portion of Ms. Lein's Thesis Defense.
Wednesday, August 12th 2015
Speaker: REU Stduents, with Welcome by Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota
Subject: See abstract for titles
Speaker: Jianming Bian and Greg Pawloski, University of Minnesota
Subject: First Results from the NOvA Experiment
Light refreshments will be served in the PAN lobby after the seminar
Friday, August 21st 2015
10:30 am:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Andrew Galkiewicz, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic domain wall dynamics in patterned nanowires
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Kanika Sachdev, University of Minnesota
Subject: Muon to Electron Neutrino Oscillation in NOvA
Thursday, August 27th 2015
09:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in Carousel Park, MN State Fair
12:00 pm:
Physics Force Public Show in Carousel Park, MN State Fair
2:00 pm:
Physics Force Public Show in Carousel Park, MN State Fair
Monday, August 31st 2015
10:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, MN State Fair
11:00 am:
Physics Force Public Show in University of Minnesota Stage, MN State Fair

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