Physics Colloquia meet in Regents Hall 210 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.


2016 Spring Semester Seminars

February 17 – Speaker: Holger Müller, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Testing the Standard Model and Searching for the Dark Side Using Atomic Physics  See the video
March 2 – Speaker: Demian Cho, Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s University-Winona, Minnesota; Neutron Stars as a Laboratory  See the video
March 30, Speaker: Sam Kelly, Assistant Professor, Large Lakes Observatory and Dept. of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth; Subsurface Waves in the Oceans and Lake Superior  See the video
April 6 – Tour of Sage Glass in Faribault, MN.  2:00-4:00 pm
April 11, 3:00 in RNS 290 – Speaker: Patrick Mengyan, Instructor & Post Doc. Research Associate in Physics at Texas Tech University; Magnetism and Mu dynamics in Vanadium Dioxide compounds and other current research interests See the video
April 20 – Speaker: Elliot Schmidt ’12, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota; Materials Science: A great career path for the budding physicist or chemist See the video
April 20 – Grad School Panel 7:00 pm in RNS 208, Panelists: Elliot Schmidt ’12, Kay Pepin ’10, Jordan Dull ’16, Owen Puls ’16 & Andrew Hoffman ’16.
April 22 – Friday at 3:00 pm – Speaker: Brianna Thomas, Ph.D Candidate in Physics at Purdue University; Quantum Percolation: Electrons in a Maze
April 27 – Physics Career Panel at 7:00 pm in RNS 210.  Panelist:  Katie Wineman ’11, Steve Hornberger ’87 & Pete Malamen ’71.  Networking reception to follow.
May 6 – Honors Day Poster Session for the Sciences – 4:00 – 5:30 pm Fourth Floor Atrium.  Appetizers served.


2015 Fall Semester Seminars

September 16 – Faculty Demo show See video
September 30 – Speaker: Pete Dahlberg, University of Chicago.  Title:  Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals Ultrafast Energy Transfer Events In Photosynthesis.  See the video.
October 5 – 7:00 pm at Carleton College.  Speaker: Paul McKuen, Cornell University.  The Art and Science of Nanoscale Carbon
October 21 – Speaker: Michael Rutkowski; Research Associate, Institute for Astrophysics at the University of Minnesota.  A (very) abridged view of 25 years of discoveries with the Hubble Space Telescope.  See the video.
December 9 – Speaker: Professor Russell Holmes; Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota Directing excited state transport in organic semiconductors for enhanced photoconversion in solar cells

See Colloquium Archives, 2005-2014