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Events on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Transits and life
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Jaime Cordova, UW Department of Genetics
Abstract: On November 11, 2019 a transit of Mercury will occur. The transit will be visible from Madison at sunrise (6:44AM) shortly after the start of the transit. This is the last transit of an inner planet until 2032. However, transits are used frequently outside of our solar system in the search for exoplanets. These exoplanets are places where life may exist. This presentation will focus on the science behind transits, the search for exoplanets, and the search for life beyond Earth.
Host: Clint Sprott
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Council Meeting
Physics Council Meeting
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: 2314 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu, UW-Madison
Host: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Cosmology in the machine learning era
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Dr. Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro, Princeton University
Abstract: tbd
Host: Professor Daniel Chung
Presentation: Madison.pdf
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