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Events During the Week of March 4th through March 11th, 2018

Monday, March 5th, 2018

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Wada basins and distributed fields of determination
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: UW Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Steve Ridgely
Abstract: Wada Basins are spaces containing three or more subregions in which each boundary is shared by all subregions. This topological concept, attributed to Takeo Wada and described by his Kyoto University colleague Kunizō Yoneyama in 1917, has gained an afterlife through application to complex systems in which a “basin” of initial conditions might be said to exhibit the “Wada property.” The topological form of a Wada basin would seem to map determination across a distributed field such that indeterminacy would be inherent to the spatial form, well beyond a metaphor for systems about which we have insufficient information.
Host: Clint Sprott
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301)
Building clocks out of atoms and nanoscale probes out of diamond
Time: 1:20 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Shimon Kolkowitz, UW Madison Department of Physics
Host: Wesley Smith
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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Friday, March 9th, 2018

Spanish night at the planetarium
Spanish night at the planetarium
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: 201 S Gammon Rd. Madison, WI
Speaker: WIPAC/ El Universo es Tuyo
Abstract: Come enjoy an evening hosted by the planetarium and WIPAC through the program "El Universo es Tuyo" on Friday March 9th 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm. There will be many hands-on activities from local organizations as well as planetarium shows in Spanish. Check back for more info soon!
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