University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

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Thursday, September 20th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 110 PAN
Speaker:  Prakash Kara, Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
Subject: Determining the precision of networks in the living brain with multi-photon microscopy
PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR IS IN ROOM PAN 110 THIS WEEK
Speaker: Trevor Knuth & Liliya Williams
Subject: To be announced
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Subject: Spotting the elusive Majorana under the microscope
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, September 21st 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Scott Dossa
Subject: Simulating Crystal Growth in an Optical Floating Zone Furnace
No seminar this week.
Party for Terry Thibeault, no colloquium.
Speaker: Sarah Robins , Department of Philosophy - University of Kansas
Subject: The Neurophilosophy of Memory: Reconciling Stable Engrams and Neural Dynamics
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Martin Greven, Condensed Matter
Subject: New developments and opportunities in quantum materials research
8:00 pm:
Observing Night in 510-02 Tate
Rooftop observing through our historic telescope in the dome of the John T. Tate Hall. Presentation followed by outdoor observing (weather-permitting).
Monday, September 24th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Joshua A. Frieman, Fermilab
Subject: Probing Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Speaker: Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota
Subject: The pursuit of Majorana fermions in Kitaev materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Inna Vishik, UC Davis
Subject: ARPES studies of the model cuprate HgBa2CuO4+d (Hg1201)
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, September 27th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Keehun Kim, graduate student in Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan’s lab, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota
Subject: A cell-free FRET-based assay for profiling the intrinsic efficacy of GPCR ligands
3:35 pm:
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium in Physics Tate B50
Speaker: Raymond Jeanloz, UC Berkeley
Subject: Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium
Faculty Host: Cynthia Cattell
Friday, September 28th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Shuhui Luo
Subject: Elastic transmission of a Helium beam through a slab of superfluid Helium
Speaker: Vladimir Rosenhaus (KITP)
No Colloquium. Physics Colloquium speaker is a planetary physicist.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vlad Pribiag, Condensed Matter
8:00 pm:
Observing Night in 510-02 Tate
Rooftop observing through our historic telescope in the dome of the John T. Tate Hall. Presentation followed by outdoor observing (weather-permitting).
Monday, October 1st 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Iary Davidzon, IPAC/Caltech
Subject: Probing the early universe *without* JWST
Faculty Host: M. Claudia Scarlata
Wednesday, October 3rd 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Internal Speaker
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
7:00 pm:
Misel Public Lecture in McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational Waves: A New Window to the Universe
Thursday, October 4th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Jon Garamella, graduate student in Vincent Noireaux’s lab, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Synthetic cell prototyping using a cell-free transcription-translation system (TXTL)
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: Gravitational wave detectors: past, present and future
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, October 5th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nathan Bosch
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Daniel Harlow (MIT)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Kelley, MIFA
Monday, October 8th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ali Kheirandish
Subject: ICECUBE
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Speaker: Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Subject: To be announced
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Wednesday, October 10th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Thursday, October 11th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Dushyant Mehra, graduate student in the biomedical engineering department at the Mayo Clinic
Subject: Mapping and Manipulation of DNA Architecture in Vivo
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Joel Moore, UC Berkeley
Subject: Topology and the electromagnetic responses of quantum materials
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, October 12th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Zach Anderson
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Bhupal Dev (Washington U.)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Aleksey Cherman, High Energy
Monday, October 15th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chris Pankow, Northwestern
Subject: TBD (LIGO)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, October 17th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Raymond Osborn, Argonne National Laboratory
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, October 18th 2018
3:35 pm:
Biophysics Seminar in B50 Tate 
Speaker: Terry Hwa, Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
(Note: Terry Hwa will not give a Biophysics Seminar but just a colloquium)
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diega
Subject: Bacterial growth laws and the origin of dimensional reduction
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, October 19th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Jianlong Fu
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Ke Wang, Condensed Matter
Subject: Novel Quantum Physics in van der Waals Nanostructures
Monday, October 22nd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Wenlei Chen
Subject: Novel search for TeV-initiated pair cascades in the intergalactic medium
Faculty Host: Patrick Kelly
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland
Faculty Host: Vlad Pribiag
Thursday, October 25th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Oleg Krichevsky, Molecular Biophysics Lab, Ben-Gurion University
Subject:  T cell communication through cytokines follows a simple sink-diffusion model
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton
Subject: Number theory and spacetime
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman
Friday, October 26th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yiming Wu
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Steven Gubser (Princeton)
Subject: From p-adic AdS/CFT to prospects in cold atoms
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Michael Zudov, Condensed Matter
Monday, October 29th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke
Subject: New BICEP/Keck Results
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, October 31st 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Adam Wei Tsen, University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 1st 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Douglas G. Mashek, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Minnesota
Subject: The fascinating world of lipid droplet biology
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Robert Kleinberg, Columbia University & Boston University
Subject: mK to km: How Millikelvin Physics is Reused to Explore the Earth Kilometers Below the Surface
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Friday, November 2nd 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Xuzhe Ying
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Anson Hook (U. Maryland)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Robert Lysack, MIFA
Monday, November 5th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Guillermo Fernandez Moroni
Subject: TBD (CCD Detectors)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 7th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Faculty Host: Ke Wang
Thursday, November 8th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Isaac Angert, graduate student in Jochen Mueller’s lab, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jason Petta, Princeton University
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Friday, November 9th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Yilikal Akino
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Keisuke Harigaya (IAS, Princeton)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Randall Victoria, ECE
Monday, November 12th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Stephen Taylor
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Mathias Scheurer, Harvard University
Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes
Thursday, November 15th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in PAN 120
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Single-molecule studies of protein-DNA interactions
3:35 pm:
Speaker: John Marko, Northwestern University
Subject: Physics of chromosome folding and disentanglement
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Elias Puchner
Friday, November 16th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Ezra Day-Roberts
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Alba Grassi (SCGP Stony Brook)
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Roger Rusack, University of Minnesota
Subject: Elementary Particles
Monday, November 19th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Soumyajit Mandal
Subject: Ultra-steep-spectrum Sources in Galaxy Clusters
Faculty Host: Thomas W. Jones
Friday, November 23rd 2018
Subject: NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING
4:40 pm:
Thanksgiving - there will not be a speaker this week.
Monday, November 26th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sharan Banagiri
Subject: TBD (long duration transient searches with LIGO/Virgo)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, November 28th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Kimberley Hill, CEGE
Faculty Host: James Kakalios
Thursday, November 29th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Santosh Adhikari, graduate student in Elias Puchner's lab, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Marco Velli, UCLA
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Robert Lysak
Friday, November 30th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Sajna Hameed
Subject: TBA
Speaker: Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis)
4:40 pm:
Speaker:  Cynthia Cattell, MIFA
Monday, December 3rd 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Karl Young
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Damjan Pelc
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Thursday, December 6th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Steven Vogel, NIH/NIAAA
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Stacy McGaugh, Case Western
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: J. Woods Halley
Friday, December 7th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Nicholas Lewellyn
Subject: TBA
Speaker: K. S. Babu (Oklahoma State U.)
Subject: TBA
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Monday, December 10th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Rich Ormiston
Subject: TBD (Machine Learning and LIGO)
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Wednesday, December 12th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Brian Skinner, MIT
Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii
Friday, December 14th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Daniel Shaffer
Subject: TBA
Friday, January 18th 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Friday, January 25th 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Thursday, January 31st 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Roger Steuwer, U of Minnesota
Subject: From tFrom the Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939he Old to the New World of Nuclear Physics, 1919-1939
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Michel Janssen
Friday, February 1st 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Vincent Noireaux, Biophysics
Friday, February 8th 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Friday, February 15th 2019
4:40 pm:
Speaker: TBD
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Graeme Luke, McMaster University
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
Wednesday, May 1st 2019
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris, Yale University
Subject: TBD
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell
Thursday, May 2nd 2019
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
Subject: TBD
Refreshments in atrium after the Colloquium.
Faculty Host: Paul Crowell

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