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School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, February 26th 2018
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, February 27th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Practice Talks for the upcoming Chapman Conference on Particle Dynamics in the Earth's Radiation Belts.
3:30 pm:
Speaker: Samuel Lederer, MIT
Subject: High temperature superconductivity and strange metal behavior near a metallic quantum critical point
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Wednesday, February 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Various speakers
Subject: APS March Meeting Practice Talks
To be announced.
Thursday, March 1st 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Tanner Akkin, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Subject: Development of a Serial Optical Coherence Scanner for Visualizing and Mapping the Brain with Microscopic Resolution
Speaker: Evan Tyler
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT
Subject: Mapping the Nearest Stars for Habitable Worlds
Joint Colloquium with Earth Sciences (Nier Lecture). Note later start time.
Friday, March 2nd 2018
10:10 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 201-20
To be announced.
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Various speakers
Subject: APS March Meeting Practice Talks
Speaker: Andrew Spray, (IBS, Daejon, Korea)
Subject: Constraints and Phenomenology of Semi-Annihilating Dark Matter
Speaker: Dr. Mateusz Ruszkowski, U. Michigan
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Speaker: Alisa Bokulich, Department of Philosophy, Boston University
Subject: "Using Models to Correct Data: Paleodiversity and the Fossil Record"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, March 5th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zewei Xiong, UMN
Subject:  Active-sterile neutrino oscillations in the neutrino-driven wind
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Tuesday, March 6th 2018
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Jennifer Barnes, Columbia University
Subject: Nuclear Physics with Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Candidate for the Nucear Theory Assistant Professor position
Thursday, March 8th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Elizabeth Smith (Elias Puchner lab), School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Characterization of Ire1 interactions and dynamics with quantitative super-resolution microscopy
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Terry Jones
3:35 pm:
Tate Grand Opening
Friday, March 9th 2018
Speaker: Stephen Martin (Northern Illinois U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: David Sand, U. Arizona
Subject: Unveiling the Physics and Progenitors of Cosmic Explosions with a One Day Cadence Supernova Search
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Thursday, March 15th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
No Seminar This Week (Spring Break)
Speaker: No Journal Club - Spring Break
3:35 pm:
Subject: There will be no colloquium this week due to Spring Break
Friday, March 16th 2018
SPRING BREAK - No seminar this week
Speaker: No colloquium this week - Spring Break
Monday, March 19th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Liliya Williams, UMN
Wednesday, March 21st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Yahor Savich (David Thomas lab), School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Myosin Orientation in a Functioning Muscle Fiber With High Angular Resolution
Speaker: Sharan Banagiri and Larry Rudnick
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Friday, March 23rd 2018
10:00 am:
Speaker: Daniel Sheehy, LSU
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Speaker: Gokce Basar (U. Illinois, Chicago)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Stone, U. Arizona
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Speaker: Rebecca Kluchin, Department of History, California State University - Sacramento
Subject: "Court-Ordered Cesarean Sections in 1980s America"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27th 2018
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Vladimir Skokov, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Subject: TBD
Candidate for the Nucear Theory Assistant Professor position
Speaker: Michael Fogler, University of California, San Diego
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Paul Canfield (Iowa State)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
3:30 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Physics 201-20
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Thursday, March 29th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Casim Sarkar, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Subject: Integrating experimental and computational approaches to elucidate mechanisms of binding in multivalent proteins
Speaker: Brian O'Neill
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Barry Mauk, APL
Subject: New perspectives on Jupiter’s novel space environment and aurora from NASA’s Juno mission
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Friday, March 30th 2018
Speaker: Hooman Davoudiasl (Brookhaven)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Lou Stolger, Space Telescope
Speaker: Susan Rensing, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Subject: HSTM Alumni Lecture - "‘A Coldly Scientific Venture’: Unwed Mothers and the Eugenic Baby Panic"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 2nd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Matt Gomer, UMN
Faculty Host: Liliya L.R. Williams
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Sung-Sik Lee (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, April 5th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: James M. Carothers, Department of Bioengineering, University of Wisconsin
Faculty Host: Vincent Noireaux
Speaker: Nathan Eggen
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Alessandra Corsi, Texas Tech
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Friday, April 6th 2018
Speaker: Elena Caceres (U. Texas, Austin)
Subject: Rotating Traversable Wormholes
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Speaker: Stuart Glennan, Department of Philosophy, Butler University
Subject: “Compositional Minimalism”
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 9th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jose Diego, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Wednesday, April 11th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Xiaojia Wang (University of Minnesota)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, April 12th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Aaron Engelhart, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota
Speaker: Karl Young
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Doug Glenzinski, Fermilab
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Dan Cronin-Hennessy
Friday, April 13th 2018
Speaker: Kristian Jensen (San Francisco State U.)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: T. Rivera-Thorsen, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Speaker: Lawrence Principe, Department of History of Science & Technology, Johns Hopkins University
Subject: "Wilhelm Homberg’s Laboratories and Instruments: Doing Chymistry in Early Modern France"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 16th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Hugh Dickinson, UMN
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
7:00 pm:
Kaufmanis Public Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University
Subject: Astronomy's Newest Extragalactic Mystery: Fast Radio Bursts!
Thursday, April 19th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Ashim Rai, (postdoc in Shiv’s lab) Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
Subject: Biophysical regulation of myosin VI motility by cargo adaptor proteins
Speaker: John Phillips
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University.
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, April 20th 2018
Speaker: Nobuchika Okada (U. Alabama)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: No colloquium - See info for the Kaufmanis Public Lecture on the 18th
Speaker: Roberta Humphreys, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Margaret Burbidge, and the Annie Jump Cannon Award or How I Met Vera Rubin -- a Personal and Scientific Recollection"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 23rd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Qi Wen, UMN
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Thursday, April 26th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Gianluigi Veglia, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Bush, MIT
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Friday, April 27th 2018
Speaker: Mustafa Amin (Rice U)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Christian Veillet, Large Binocula Telescope Observatory (LBTO)
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Speaker: Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University
Subject: "How to Acquire Number Concepts: A New Puzzle (With Stewart Shapiro and Eric Snyder)"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 30th 2018
12:15 pm:
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Ibrahim Cisse, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jeffrey Bub, Maryland
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, May 4th 2018
Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 2018
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Speaker: Yanou Cui (U. California, Riverside)
Subject: Cosmic Archaeology with Gravitational Waves from Cosmic Strings
Speaker: Dr. Silva Protoppa, U. Maryland
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Saturday, May 5th 2018
Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 2018
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Sunday, May 6th 2018
Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 2018
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Thursday, May 10th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker:  Hyun Youk, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft, Netherlands
Wednesday, May 16th 2018
Wednesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19 2018
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, May 17th 2018
Wednesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19 2018
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Friday, May 18th 2018
Wednesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19 2018
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Saturday, May 19th 2018
Wednesday, May 16 - Saturday, May 19 2018
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov

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