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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Wednesday, April 26th 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Turan Birol, CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: Correlated Materials by Design
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Paper Reading
4:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 120
Subject: There will be no CM Journal club
Thursday, April 27th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Prof. Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
Subject: Uncovering How RNA Molecules ‘Make Decisions’ On the Fly: Towards Understanding and Engineering Cotranscriptional RNA Folding
Speaker: Jett Priewe and Claudia Scarlata
1:00 pm:
Speaker: Jingnan Cai
Subject: Crystal Growth and Seebeck Coefficient Measurement of Hg1201
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Adriano Fontana, National Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Subject: The Large Binocular Telescope from first stars to exoplanets: challenges and results.
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Roberta Humphreys
Friday, April 28th 2017
11:15 am:
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Sajna Hameed, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetic Order and Excitations in Y1-xLaxTiO3
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Speaker: Antonio Delgado, (Notre Dame U.)
Subject: TBA
Subject: No MIfA speaker this week. See the SPA colloquium April 27th
Adriano Fontana, Nat'l Institute for Astrophysics (Italy)
Speaker: Jessica Riskin, Stanford University
Subject: "How the Mouse Lost its Tail, Or, Lamarck's Dangerous Idea"
Refreshments served at 3:25 p.m.
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Vikram Nagarajan
Subject: Antiferromagnetic Excitations in Underdoped HgBa_2CuO_(4+delta)
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Group presentations #1
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Monday, May 1st 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Micaela Bagley, UMN
Subject: A High Space Density of Luminous Lyman-alpha Emitters at z~6.5
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Cindy Cattell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Subject: Bulk-boundary correspondence for three dimensional topological phases
Faculty Host: Oriol T. Valls
Thursday, May 4th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Vihang Mehta
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Henry Sobel, University of California, Irvine
Subject: The Study of Neutrinos and Nucleon Decay in Japan
Refreshments to be served outside Smith 100 after the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Friday, May 5th 2017
11:15 am:
There will be no seminar this week.
Speaker: Andrew Matas (UMN)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Adam Kowalski, U. Colorado
Subject: The Spectral Signatures of Deep Atmospheric Heating in Solar and Stellar Flares
Group presentations #2
4:40 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Saturday, May 6th 2017
Saturday, May 13th 2017
3:35 pm:
Monday, May 29th 2017
Friday, September 8th 2017
12:30 pm:
Speaker: Bharat Ratra (Kansas State U.)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, September 14th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Friday, September 15th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, September 21st 2017
Speaker: Yan Song
Subject: TBA
Friday, September 22nd 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Wednesday, September 27th 2017
7:00 pm:
2017 Misel Lecturer in To be announced
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, September 28th 2017
Speaker: Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago
Subject: TBA
2017 Misel Lecturer
Friday, September 29th 2017
Speaker: Kiel Howe (Fermilab)
Subject: TBA
Thursday, October 5th 2017
Speaker: David Kaiser, MIT
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, October 6th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Friday, October 13th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, October 19th 2017
Speaker: reserved
Subject: TBD
Friday, October 20th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, October 26th 2017
Speaker: Cindy Regal, University of Colorado-Boulder
Subject: TBA
Faculty Host: Clement Pryke
Friday, October 27th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Speaker: Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Fiona Burnell
Friday, November 3rd 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, November 9th 2017
Speaker: Stan Brodsky, SLAC
Subject: Supersymmetric Properties and Other Novel Features of Hadron Physics
Faculty Host: Keith Olive
Friday, November 10th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, November 16th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, November 17th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Speaker: There will be no colloquium this week due to Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24th 2017
Speaker: NO SEMINAR (THANKSGIVING)
Thursday, November 30th 2017
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard
Subject: TBD
Fall 2017 Van Vleck Lecturer
Friday, December 1st 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, December 7th 2017
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, December 8th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Friday, December 15th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Friday, December 29th 2017
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in M10 library
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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