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Events During October, 2011

   Monday, October 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
TBD, Greg Howes, University of Iowa

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 1:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Fe-based superconductors at high magnetic fields, Alex Gurevich, Old Dominion University

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Strong coupling theory of quantum critical points in heavy fermion compounds, Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Tuesday, October 4th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Topological chaos, Jean-Luc Thiffeault, UW Department of Mathematics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
A global perspective on string inflation, Ted van der Aalst, Leiden University

   Wednesday, October 5th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Superconducting gap symmetry in novel superconductors: insights from quasiparticle interference, Ilya Eremin, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Going to the ends of the earth to glimpse the beginnings of time: Observing the Big Bang with the BICEP Telescope at the South Pole, Brian Keating, UCSD Department of Physics

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:30 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Chubukov, Coppersmith, Joynt, Perkins, Vavilov

   Friday, October 7th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
No Colloquium, Cancelled

   Monday, October 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
TBD, James Hansen, Auburn University

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Localization of quantum particles and classical waves in disordered media (Part I), Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Tuesday, October 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Recent changes in Wisconsin's forests as seen by satellites, Mutlu Ozdogan, UW Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Signals of CP Violation Beyond the MSSM in Higgs and Flavor Physics, Stefania Gori, University of Chicago

   Thursday, October 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Pairing of critical Fermi-surface states, Max Metlitski, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC-Santa Barbara

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Flavor symmetries and processes with tops, Jure Zupan, University of Cincinnati
Presentation: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/presentations/2223.pdf

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Do Supermassive Black Holes Co-Evolve with Their Host Galaxies?", Chien Peng, Carnegie Observatories

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:30 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrino and Dark Matter Physics Seminar, Balantekin, Heeger, Maruyama

   Friday, October 14th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Quantum Phase Transitions and Scale Invariance of Atomic Quantum Gases, Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/10/14.html

   Monday, October 17th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
TBD, David Gates, PPPL

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 3:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Interplay between superconductivity and ferromagnetism at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface, Venkat Chandrasekhar, Northwestern University

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Localization of quantum particles and classical waves in disordered media (Part II), Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Tuesday, October 18th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Algorithmic music composition - Philosophy, methods, implications, and possible applications, Dave Smith, UW Space Science and Engineering Center

 Astronomy Colloquium, Special Astronomy Colloquium;
3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Sample formation and AGN Outflows in a Sample of Local AGN's", Lisa Winter, University of Colorado

   Wednesday, October 19th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 20th
Informal Condensed Matter Seminar; 2:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Discussion on Quantum Criticality, Elihu Abrahams, UCLA

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Can hints of new flavor structures form top quarks and B mesons be related?, John Ng, TRIUMF

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:30 pm; IceCube Offices 222 W. Washington Avenue
Astrophysics I: IceCube, HAWC, ARA, Auger, DM-Ice, Halzen, Karle, Maruyama, Westerhoff

   Friday, October 21st
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
The Kondo effect: from magnetic alloys to nanoelectronics, Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/10/21.html

   Monday, October 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
The Solar-Wind Plasma, Joe Borovski, LANL

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Theory of Anderson localization III: diagrammatic approach and experiment, Peter Wölfle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

   Tuesday, October 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Airway sensory deficits in Parkinson’s Disease – Evidence of a complex system gone awry? Now what?, Michael J. Hammer, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Whitford Lecture; 3:30 pm; 4421
"The Restless Universe (Palomar Transient Factory), Shrinivas Kulkarni, CALTECH

   Wednesday, October 26th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
GRB Observations with Fermi Large Area Telescope, Vlasios Vasileiou, LUPM, Universite de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Spectroscopic Support of Southern Photometric Surveys", Mario Mateo, University of Michigan

   Thursday, October 27th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
COSMIC RAY ACCELERATION IN SUPERNOVA REMNANTS, Pasquale Blasi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Florence, Italy)

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:30 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Biophysics Seminar, Coppersmith, Gilbert

   Friday, October 28th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Phenomenology of a pseudoscalar inflaton: naturally large non-gaussianity, Marco Peloso, University of Minnesota

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Nature Adorns a Vacuum: The Casimir Force, Steve Lamoreaux, Yale University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/10/28.html

   Monday, October 31st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
TBD, Christopher Chen, UC-Berkely

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