University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Monday, December 11th 2017
1:25 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Huaiyu Duan
Subject: Fast neutrino oscillations in supernovae
(Note Special Time)
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Tuesday, December 12th 2017
11:15 am:
Speaker: Tomoya Nakatani
Subject: Recent advances in CPP-GMR materials: Heusler alloys and new non-magnetic spacers
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
2:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in PAN 110
Speaker: Ziran Wang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Magnetism for Data Storage: Magnetoresistance Enhancement by Wave Vector Filtering and Transition Shifts in HAMR
This is the public portion of Mr. Wang's thesis defense. His advisor is Randall Victora.
Wednesday, December 13th 2017
09:05 am:
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Wolfram Brenig, Technical University Braunschweig
Subject: Thermal transport in Kitaev-Heisenberg spin systems
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
There is no seminar this week.
Thursday, December 14th 2017
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
There will be no seminar this week.
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 301-20 Tate
Speaker: Ryan Arneson
This is the public portion of Mr. Arneson's thesis defense. His advisor is Robert Gehrz.
3:35 pm:
There will be no colloquium this week.
Friday, December 15th 2017
11:00 am:
Untitled in 301-20 Tate
Speaker: Karlen Shahinyan
This is the public portion of Mr. Shahinyan's thesis defense. His advisor is Lucy Fortson.
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
There will be no Colloquiium this week.
4:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 110 PAN
Speaker: Sean Kalafut, University of Minnesota
Subject: Search for a WR boson and heavy neutrinos using the LHC and the CMS experiment
This is the public portion of Mr. Kalafut's Thesis Defense. His advisor is Roger Rusack.
4:40 pm:
To be announced.
Sunday, December 17th 2017
12:00 pm:
Thesis Defense in 301-20 Tate
Speaker: Melanie Beck
Subject: Integrating human and machine intelligence in galaxy morphology classification tasks
This is the public portion of Ms. Beck's thesis defense. Her advisor is Claudia Scarlata.
Tuesday, December 19th 2017
4:30 pm:
Speaker: Gino Graziano, University of Minnesota
Subject: Experimental signatures of Majoranas
Friday, December 22nd 2017
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
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.
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, January 5th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Friday, January 12th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Wednesday, January 17th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jeff Derby (CEMS)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, January 19th 2018
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Speaker: Harvey Brown, Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, January 25th 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, January 26th 2018
Speaker: Jorn Kersten (Bergen U., Norway)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Speaker: Nancy Tomes, Department of History, Stony Brook University
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31st 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Sergey Frolov (Pittsburgh)
Subject: Quantum dot chains as emulators of topological superconductors
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, February 1st 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, February 2nd 2018
Speaker: Liliana Velasco-Sevilla (Bergen U., Norway)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: No colloquium this week.
Speaker: Marc Swackhamer, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Subject: MCPS Annual Science Studies Symposium
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Cristian Batista (Tennessee)
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Thursday, February 8th 2018
Speaker: Cristian Batista (Tennessee)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Natalia Perkins
Friday, February 9th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Terry Jones, MIfA, U of Minnesota
Speaker: Jacqueline Feke, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Subject: "Ptolemy's Ethics"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, February 12th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Lawrence Rudnick, UMN
Subject: Galaxy Clusters
Wednesday, February 14th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Damjan Pelc (University of Minnesota)
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, February 15th 2018
08:00 am:
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, February 16th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Cynthia Connolly, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: "A 'Big Business Built for Little Customers:' Children and the Flavored Aspirin Market in the United States, 1948–1973"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, February 19th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Marcelo Alvarez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Subject: Reionization
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Wednesday, February 21st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Erez Berg (U of Chicago)
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Speaker: Erez Berg (University of Chicago)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, February 23rd 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Nahyan Fancy, Department of History, DePauw University
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28th 2018
4:30 pm:
See Joint Quantum Materials & Condensed Matter Seminar on Thursday this week only.
Thursday, March 1st 2018
Speaker: Joint Colloquium with Earth Sciences (Nier Lecture)
Subject: Exoplanets
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT
Friday, March 2nd 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Mateusz Ruszkowski, U. Michigan
Faculty Host: Evan Skillman
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.
Monday, March 5th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zewei Xiong, UMN
Faculty Host: Yong-Zhong Qian
Thursday, March 8th 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, March 9th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Thursday, March 15th 2018
Speaker: David Sand, U. Arizona
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
Wednesday, March 21st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, March 22nd 2018
Speaker: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Friday, March 23rd 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Stone, U. Arizona
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Speaker: Rebecca Kluchin, Department of History, California State University - Sacramento
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Paul Canfield (Iowa State)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, March 29th 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, March 30th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Susan Rensing, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Subject: HSTM Alumni Lecture
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 5th 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, April 6th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Silva Protoppa, U. Maryland
Faculty Host: Charles E. Woodward
Speaker: Stuart Glennan, Department of Philosophy, Butler University
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
Thursday, April 12th 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, April 13th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Lawrence Principe, Department of History of Science & Technology, Johns Hopkins University
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18th 2018
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani (Tentative)
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
7:00 pm:
Kaufmanis Public Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University
Subject: To be announced.
Thursday, April 19th 2018
Speaker: Ali Yazdani (Princeton University)
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Victoria Kaspi, McGill University
Subject: To be announced
Refreshments to be served outside Keller 3-210 after the colloquium.
Friday, April 20th 2018
Speaker: Nobuchika Okada (U. Alabama)
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Bailey, NASA, JPL
Speaker: Roberta Humphreys, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota
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
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, April 27th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Christian Veillet, Large Binocula Telescope Observatory (LBTO)
Speaker: Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, April 30th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: M. Claudia Scarlata, UMN
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Speaker: TBD
Subject: TBD
Friday, May 4th 2018
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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