University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Summer Semester

Friday, June 7th 2019
Monday, June 10th 2019
Tuesday, June 11th 2019
Wednesday, June 12th 2019
Thursday, June 13th 2019
Friday, June 14th 2019
Saturday, June 15th 2019
Friday, June 21st 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lake Maria State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, June 22nd 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lowry Nature Center
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Friday, June 28th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, June 29th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Friday, July 5th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Eastman Nature Center
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, July 6th 2019
3:35 pm:
Universe in the Park in Wild River State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Wednesday, July 10th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Hechen Ren, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Subject: Probing Topological Superconductivity in Planar Josephson Junctions
Faculty Host: Michael Zudov
1:30 pm:
Thesis Defense in Physics Tate 301-20
Speaker: Brian J. O'Neill, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Simulations of Narrow-Angle Tail Radio Galaxy Evolution and Shock Interactions
This is the public portion of Mr. O'Neill's PhD Dissertation Defense
Friday, July 12th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Afton State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, July 13th 2019
3:35 pm:
Universe in the Park in Lake Maria State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Friday, July 19th 2019
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Pan 110
Speaker: James Delles, University of Minnesota
Subject: What Kramers and Arrhenius didn't expect: two-state switching out of thermal equilibrium.
This is the public portion of Mr. Delles' thesis defense. His advisor is Dan Dahlberg.
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Father Hennepin State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, July 20th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Friday, July 26th 2019
Speaker: Evan Moen
This is Evan Moen's PhD Thesis Defense. His advisor is Oriol Valls
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Cosimo Gorini Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität Regensburg
Subject: A non-Abelian gauge theory approach to (pseudo) spin-charge coupled transport
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, July 27th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Thursday, August 1st 2019
Speaker: David Goldhaber-Gordon, Stanford University
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, August 2nd 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Dodge Nature Center
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, August 3rd 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in William O'Brien State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Monday, August 5th 2019
10:00 am:
Speaker: Vasiki Konneh:
Subject: “Observation of Quantum Hall Ferromagnetism in Ultrahigh Quality hBN/Gr/CrI3/hBN van der Waals Heterostructures”
10:20 am:
Speaker: Paul Bailey
Subject: “Nonlinear Magnon Scattering Observations via MOKE
10:40 am:
Speaker: Beatrice Gulner
Subject: Current Relaxation in Amorphous Semiconductor Alloys
There will be a coffee break after this talk.
11:30 am:
Speaker: Elizabeth Breen
Subject: Enhancement of Superconductivity by Parallel Magnetic Fields in Polycrystalline Lead Films
11:50 am:
Speaker: Andy Sheng
Subject: Curved Emergent Dimension from Strong Interactions
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Omar Beesley
Subject: Studying the Hadronic Activity of Neutrons in the NOvA Experiment
There will be a one hour break for lunch after this talk
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Bronson Lynn
Subject: The Correlations Between the Right-Handed W Boson and Leptoquark Searches
1:50 pm:
Speaker: Chika Onubogu
Subject: AGN Jets in Galaxy Cluster Shock: The Effects of External Magnetism on System Dynamics
2:10 pm:
Speaker: Ebba Green
Subject: CHAOS—Chemical Abundance of Spirals
Wednesday, August 7th 2019
12:00 pm:
REU Poster Session in Pan 110
Pizza will be provided.
Thursday, August 8th 2019
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Juliana Vievering, University of Minnesota
Subject: Nature of Energy Release and Transfer for Solar and Stellar Flares Using High-sensitivity Hard X-ray Instrumentation
This is the public portion of Ms. Vievering's thesis defense. Her advisor is Lindsay Glesener
Friday, August 9th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Gooseberry Falls State park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Saturday, August 10th 2019
8:30 pm:
Universe in the Park in Tettegouche State Park
Presentations are held rain or shine from 8:30 to 10:00 or 11:00pm, including telescope observing.
Thursday, August 22nd 2019
1:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Mengxing Ye, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetism in correlated electron systems
This is the public portion of Ms. Ye's thesis defense. Her advisor is Andrey Chubukov
3:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 120 PAN
Speaker: Tianbai Cui, University of Minnesota
Subject: Disorder effects and non-equilibrium dynamics on the electronic orders of strongly correlated materials
This is the public portion of Mr. Cui's thesis defense. His advisor is Rafael Fernandes.
Friday, August 23rd 2019
09:00 am:
Astrophysics Cosmology Outreach in University of Minnesota Building, Minnesota State Fair
11:00 am:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Michael Sammon, University of Minnesota
Subject: Electronic Properties of Oxide and Semiconductor Heterostructures
This is the public portion of Mr. Sammon's thesis defense. His advisor is Boris Shklovskii.

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