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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, December 11th 2017

Monday, December 11th 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Patrick Kelly, UMN
Subject:  Using A Highly Magnified Star and the Multiply Imaged Supernova Refsdal to Constrain the Outcomes of Star Formation, Stellar Evolution, and the Abundance of Primordial Black Holes
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.
11:30 am:
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
10:00 am:
Thesis Defense in 301-20 Tate
Speaker: Karlen Shahinyan
Subject: Much Ado About Blazars: Investigations of Extreme Variability Patterns in the Very High Energy Gamma-ray Blazar Emission
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.

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