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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, October 16th 2017

Monday, October 16th 2017
09:00 am:
Live-stream of press conference, followed by Q & A with LIGO members.
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tom Jones, UMN
Subject: Particle Acceleration in Galaxy Clusters
1:25 pm:
Speaker:  Jens Andersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Subject: QCD thermodynamics. Hard-thermal-loop perturbation theory vs lattice
Note change of time and day for the seminar, this week only
Speaker: Prof Oded Agam, Hebrew University Jerusalem,
Subject: Saturation of strong electron-electron umklapp scattering at high temperature.
Please note change of time, room and day for the seminar, this week only.
Faculty Host: Alex Kamenev
Tuesday, October 17th 2017
12:20 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
To be announced.
3:30 pm:
CM Journal Club in Tate-301-20
Speaker: Laxman Raju Thoutam, CEMS, University of Minnesota
Subject: Research update: Conductivity and beyond at the LAO/STO interface
Please note change of time, room and day for the seminar, this week only.
4:30 pm:
See Joint Quantum Materials & Condensed Matter Seminar on Thursday this week only.
Wednesday, October 18th 2017
Speaker: Joe Orenstein, UC Berkeley
Subject: Is there a bound on the nonlinear optical response of crystals?
Faculty Host: Martin Greven
To be announced.
Thursday, October 19th 2017
09:00 am:
Thesis Defense in Tate 201-20
Speaker: Allison Kennedy, University of Minnesota
Subject: SuperCDMS Prototype Detector Design and Testing
This is the public portion of Ms. Kennedy's thesis defense. Her advisor is Vuk Mandic.
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 PAN
Speaker: Jose Alejo Amaya, Engelhart/Adamala lab, GCD, University of Minnesota
Subject: The Unexplored Mechanisms and Regularatory Functions of Ribsome Translocation
11:00 am:
Special Seminar in B50 Tate
Speaker: Andrew Matas, University of Minnesota
Subject: Implications of LIGO announcements
Speaker: Trevor Knuth
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Paula Heron, University of Washington
Subject: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers: The PHYS21 Report
Faculty Host: Kenneth Heller
Friday, October 20th 2017
08:00 am:
Untitled in Physics
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Timothy Peterson, University of Minnesota
Subject: Ferromagnetic resonance measurements of dynamic magnetization damping in Co(2)FeAl thin films in the ultra-low damping regime
Speaker: Stefania Gori (U. Cincinnati)
Subject: Novel windows into the dark sector
Speaker: Nicholas Battaglia, Princeton University
Subject: Large-Scale Structure Information Encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background
Refreshments to be served in the MIfA Interaction Area (Tate 285-11) following the colloquium.
Faculty Host: Shaul Hanany
Speaker: Victor Boantza, History of Science and Technology - University of Minnesota
Subject: "Fluidity, Elasticity, and Activity: Conceptualizing Air from Boyle to the Early Newtonians"
Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.
4:40 pm:
Speaker: Marvin Marshak, University of Minnesota
Subject:  The big questions in particle physics

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