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Events During the 2018 Fall Semester

August 2018

   Thursday, August 23rd
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Development of Large Scale Detector Arrays for Cosmic Microwave Background Science, Tom Cecil, Argonne National Lab
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   Wednesday, August 29th
Wednesday Nite @ the Lab- Breakthrough in Multimessenger Astronomy talk; 7:00 pm; Biotech Building, 425 Henry Mall, Room: 1111 (auditorium)
Wednesday Nite @ the Lab- Breakthrough in Multimessenger Astronomy talk, Justin Vandenbroucke
Presentation: WN@Lpromo.png
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September 2018

   Tuesday, September 4th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Swampland conjectures and their phenomenological application, Pablo Soler, Heidelberg University
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Annual Outreach Open House; 2:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
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   Wednesday, September 5th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, September 6th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM. Talk Begins at 3:45 PM
Introducing FLAG: the phased array feed for the Green Bank Telescope, DJ Pisano, West Virginia University
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   Friday, September 7th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
State of the Department, Chair Sridhara Dasu
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   Saturday, September 8th
LAB^3 Art Installation; 6:00 pm; Arts and Literature Lab 2021 Winnebago St. Madison
Presentation: lab3-logo.jpg
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   Monday, September 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The Advanced Tokamak Path to Steady State Fusion Energy, Richard Buttery, General Atomics
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   Tuesday, September 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
A brief history of time(keeping): Optical atomic clocks and their applications, Shimon Kolkowitz, UW Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, September 12th
Garage Physics; 4:00 pm; B613 STERLING HALL
Garage Physics Kickoff, Duncan Carlsmith, UW - Madison
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   Friday, September 14th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Heusler interfaces - opportunities beyond spintronics, Jason Kawasaki, UW-Madison (Department of Materials Science and Engineering)
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   Monday, September 17th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
High performance fusion plasmas and explosive instability, Steven Cowley, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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   Tuesday, September 18th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Redistricting and randomness, Jordan Ellenberg, UW Department of Mathematics
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, September 19th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, September 20th
; 4:00 pm; 5290 Chamberlin Hall
Presentation: GMaWiP Flyer.pdf
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   Friday, September 21st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Small, modular & economically attractive fusion enabled by high-field superconductors, Dennis Whyte, MIT
Video: https://vod.physics.wisc.edu/media/2018_09_21.m4v
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   Monday, September 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
Reconnection in Realistic Astrophysical Settings: Turbulent Fluids and Partially Ionized Gas, Alex Lazarian
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   Tuesday, September 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Changes in excellence among United States research universities, Rogers Hollingsworth, UW Departments of Sociology and History
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   Thursday, September 27th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, September 28th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Are Neutrinos Their Own Antiparticles? , Boris Kayser, Fermilab
Video: https://vod.physics.wisc.edu/media/2018_09_28.m4v
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October 2018

   Monday, October 1st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Understanding Heavy Ion Impurity Transport in Tokamaks, Dr. Emily Belli, General Atomics
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   Tuesday, October 2nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Some half-baked philosophy of mathematics, Moe Hirsch, UW Department of Mathematics
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   Thursday, October 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Topological quantum computation with Majorana zero modes, Roman Lutchyn, Microsoft Station Q
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Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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 Astronomy Colloquium, Diermeier Visiting Professor;
3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM. Talk Begins at 3:45 PM
"Chemical Cartography of the Milky Way Disk with SDSS/APOGEE", Jon Holtzman, Department Head, Astronomy, New Mexico State University
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   Friday, October 5th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
The Effective Description of Stringy de Sitter, Lars Aalsma, University of Amsterdam
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 Physics Department Colloquium, Special Event: Julian E. Mack Lecture;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The changing flow of energy through the Earth's Climate System, Kevin Trenberth, NCAR
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   Monday, October 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Exploring turbulence saturation in 3D plasmas, Dr. Benjamin Faber, Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 12:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Unlocking the Higgs portal with exotic Higgs decays, Verena Martinez, UMASS Amherst
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   Tuesday, October 9th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Observations concerning forensic and clinical encounters involving children with autism spectrum disorder, Doug Maynard, UW Department of Sociology
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, October 10th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, October 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Epitaxial Growth of Isotopically Enhanced SiGe Quantum Dots, Dr. Lisa Edge, HRL
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Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 2:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Direct laser cooling and trapping of diatomic molecules, Prof. David DeMIlle, Yale University
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   Friday, October 12th
; 1:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Presentation: poster2018.pdf
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in open systems, Suro Kim, Kobe University
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
A tabletop-scale probe for TeV physics: the electric dipole moment of the electron, David DeMille, Yale
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   Monday, October 15th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Relativistic Hybrid Simulations of Cosmic Ray Generation and Transport, Dr. Colby Haggerty, University of Chicago
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   Tuesday, October 16th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Exploring quantum many-body dynamics and quantum information processing with reconfigurable arrays of atoms, Prof. Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Renewable energy: A viable path forward, Michael Winokur, UW Department of Physics
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   Thursday, October 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Prof. Eli Levenson-Falk, University of Southern California
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Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM. Talk Begins at 3:45 PM
"Pulsating White Dwarfs and Orbital Decay in Binaries", Meng Sun, UW Astronomy Department
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   Friday, October 19th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Consistency relations in multi-field inflation, Jinn-Ouk Gong, KASI
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The Physics of Divergence: Resurgence and Non-Perturbative Physics, Gerald Dunne, University of Connecticut
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   Monday, October 22nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Dalton Schnack Memorial Lecture: Three-dimensional Coherent Plasmoids in Current-Carrying Plasmas, Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
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   Tuesday, October 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
The dynamics of mood in bipolar disorder, Amy Cochran, UW Departments of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, October 24th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, October 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Will Oliver , MIT-Lincoln Labs
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Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, October 26th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Dark quark nuggets, Sida Lu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits, William D. Oliver, MIT-Lincoln Labs
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Physics Museum; 4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Museum 100th Anniversary Reception/Talk, Robert Joynt & James Reardon, UW - Madison, Physics
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   Tuesday, October 30th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Jevons paradox, economic EROI and r- and K-selection, Tim Allen, UW Department of Botany
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November 2018

   Thursday, November 1st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Boris Altshuler, Columbia University
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   Friday, November 2nd
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Toshifumi Noumi, Kobe University
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 chamberlin hall
Tbd, Peter Abbamonte, UIUC
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   Tuesday, November 6th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
A report on the recent work by Araujo and Liotta on the topological requirements for robust perfect adaptation in networks of any size, Sigurd Angenent, UW Department of Mathematics
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   Thursday, November 8th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM. Talk Begins at 3:45 PM
"Star Formation Then and Now", Nia Imara, CfA Harvard
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   Friday, November 9th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Meenakshi Narain, Brown University
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   Tuesday, November 13th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Artificial general intelligence, Bill Hibbard, UW Space Science and Engineering Center
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, November 14th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, November 15th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Prof. Carlos Meriles, City College of New York
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   Friday, November 16th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Alex Cole, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Aaron Lindenberg, Standford University
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   Tuesday, November 20th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Miguel Montero, KU Leuven
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Solar activity and its influence on us, Alex Lazarian, UW Department of Astronomy
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   Tuesday, November 27th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Ergodicity in chaotic oscillators, Clint Sprott, UW Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, November 28th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, November 29th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Raphael Pooser, Oak Ridge National Lab
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   Friday, November 30th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Special Event: Julian E. Mack Lecture;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Information and Computation, David Wineland, U Oregon
Presentation: racetrack surface electrode ion trap.jpg, Wineland by trap.jpg
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December 2018

   Tuesday, December 4th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Advancing climate science education, inquiry, and literacy across rural Wisconsin communities, Michael Notaro and Rosalyn Pertzborn, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and UW Space Science and Engineering Center
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   Thursday, December 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dmitry Bagrets, University of Cologne
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   Friday, December 7th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Holiday Colloquium, tbd
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   Tuesday, December 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Social and economic mobility in an era of extreme inequality; Who owns the robots?, Tim Smeeding, UW LaFollette School of Public Affairs and Economics
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Council Meeting
3:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, December 12th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, December 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Peter Love , Tufts University
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