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Events During the Week of September 18th through September 25th, 2016

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar
Overview of flow and radial electric field studies in LHD and the link to transport
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Professor Ida, National Institute for Fusion Science Japan
Host: Dave Anderson
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Numerical modeling: Error, stability, and chaos
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: George Hrabovsky, Madison Area Science and Technology
Abstract: We rely heavily on approximation methods in science, as it is often the case that exact methods of solution are impossible with known mathematics. In this talk I will discuss the issues of approximation error, the stability of approximate solution methods, and the role of chaos in numerical modeling.
Host: Clint Sprott
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
(Fundamental) Composite Models at the TeV scale
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin
Speaker: Andrea Tesi, University of Chicago
Abstract: New confining gauge theories offer a rich and robust phenomenology, mostly dictated by their accidental symmetries. For example, they naturally contain accidentally stable ‘baryon’ and/or ‘pion’ Dark Matter candidates. Moreover, if the strong sector enjoys chiral and custodial symmetries, it can offer a framework for Composite Higgs models, where the Higgs doublet is a partially-composite light ’pion’. I will discuss how this can be made consistent with the flavor sector of the SM and comment on the main LHC phenomenology both in direct and indirect searches.
Host: Joshua Berger
Presentation: MadisonUW-Andrea.pdf
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Department Meeting
Department Meeting
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: 5310 Chamberlin hall
Speaker: Albrecht Karle
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Astronomy Colloquium
Low Mass Galaxies and their Gas at the Peak Epoch of Star Formation
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies at 3:30 PM , Talk at 3:45 PM
Speaker: Dawn Erb, UW Milwaukee
Abstract: Because faint, low mass galaxies are numerous at high redshifts, their impact on the Universe is expected to be significant. They may host a substantial fraction of the Universe's star formation, provide many of the energetic photons needed to reionize the intergalactic medium, and affect their surroundings via powerful, starburst-driven galactic outflows. Because of their faintness, however, the properties of these galaxies are difficult to determine. I will discuss a variety of observations aimed at characterizing the physical conditions in low mass galaxies during the peak epoch of star formation, when the Universe was ~20% of its current age, with particular emphasis on the study of galactic outflows in faint galaxies.
Host: UW Astronomy Dept
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Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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