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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Week of Monday, September 17th 2018

Monday, September 17th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Matt Fritts, University of Minnesota
Subject: Detector R&D for SuperCDMS
Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic
Tuesday, September 18th 2018
11:15 am:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
There will be no seminar this week.
1:25 pm:
Space Physics Seminar in Tate 301-20
Speaker: Benjamin Frigo Vaz , Bionanotechnology Lab, UMn
Subject: Orbital Mirrors for Terraforming Mars
4:00 pm:
Wednesday, September 19th 2018
1:25 pm:
Speaker: Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Subject: Visualizing quantum Hall liquids and their boundary modes
Faculty Host: Andrey Chubukov
Organizational Meeting
4:40 pm:
CM Journal Club in PAN 110
Subject: No journal club this week
Thursday, September 20th 2018
10:10 am:
Biophysics Seminar in 120 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
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).

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