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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.
Thursday, September 5th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club this week
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cristina Marchetti, UCSB
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Friday, September 6th 2019
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yang Yang
Subject: "Kitaev-Heisenberg Model on the Kagome Lattice".
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
12:30 pm:
No colloquium today - 1st week of school
Thursday, September 12th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vadim Smelyanskiy
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Friday, September 13th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, September 19th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Leon Glass, McGill University
Subject: "Evolution and robustness in genetic networks"
Faculty Host: Jorge Vinals
Friday, September 20th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Colby Haggerty, University of Chicago
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker, Los Alamos National Lab
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Speaker: David Cinabro, Wayne State University
Subject: Initial Results from Belle II
Thursday, September 26th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Jan Huisken, Investigator, Morgridge Medical Engineering and Visiting Professor, Integrative Biology
Subject: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Scott Crooker
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, September 27th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Csaba Csaki (Cornell U.)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Wilcox, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Lucy Fortson
Thursday, October 3rd 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Crelinsten, The Impact Group @Centre for Social Innovation
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, October 4th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Robert Benjamin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Thursday, October 10th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley
1:35 pm:
Speaker: Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, October 11th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Steve Rodney, University of South Carolina
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
Speaker: Mingda Li, MIT, Nuclear Science and Engineering
Subject: Quantized Dislocations
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
7:00 pm:
14th Annual Misel Family Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center 
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Subject: “Quantum Computing: Why, How, and When”
Thursday, October 17th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
14th Annual Misel Colloquium in Tate Hall B50
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Subject: “Majorana zero modes: a new kind of ‘particle’, and where it can be found”
Friday, October 18th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Edgar Shaghoulian (Cornell U.)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Thursday, October 24th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Blandford, Stanford University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, October 25th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Pepi Fabbiano, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Subject: TBD
Thursday, October 31st 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Rudolf Tromp, Leiden University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Friday, November 1st 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Rudolph Tromp, Leiden University
Thursday, November 7th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Amit Hagar, Indiana University Bloomington
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Victor Boantza
Friday, November 8th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Larry Rudnick, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, November 13th 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Thursday, November 14th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Friday, November 15th 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado - Boulder
Wednesday, November 20th 2019
Speaker: Scott A. Chambers, Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Subject: Extracting Quantitative Band-edge Profiles from Buried Heterojunctions from Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectra
Faculty Host: Bharat Jalan
Thursday, November 21st 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: TBA
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
Friday, November 22nd 2019
12:30 pm:
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker Thurs: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Thursday, November 28th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
No seminar - Thanksgiving Break
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club due to Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Thanksgiving Break -- NO SEMINAR
2:30 pm:
No Colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 5th 2019
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
12:10 pm:
Speaker: TBD
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Friday, December 6th 2019
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Sylvain Fichet (ICTP/SAIFR and Caltech)
Subject: TBA
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Randolf Klein, SOFIA Science Center
Subject: TBD
Thursday, December 12th 2019
12:10 pm:
No Journal Club this week
Friday, December 13th 2019
2:30 pm:
No colloquium this week
Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Wednesday, March 11th 2020
3:35 pm:
No Colloquium this week, spring break.
Thursday, April 23rd 2020
3:35 pm:
Student Award ceremony before colloquium. Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Thursday, April 30th 2020
Speaker: To be determined
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.

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