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Events During the 2011 Spring Semester

January 2011

   Tuesday, January 18th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Physics at the Large Hadron Collider, Sridhara Dasu, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, January 19th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, January 21st
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
The role of quantum coherence in photosynthetic energy transfer, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/01/21.html
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   Monday, January 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Ion Energization During Magnetic Reconnection in MST", Rich Magee, University of Wisconsin/Dept. of Physics/Plasma
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   Tuesday, January 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Chaos in Easter Island Ecology", Clint Sprott, University of Wisconsin/Dept. of Physics/Plasma
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Plasma Physics, Paul Terry, UW Madison Department of Physics
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
New Experiments with Antiprotons, Daniel Kaplan, Illinois Institute of Technology
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   Thursday, January 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Shock waves in cold Fermi atoms, Alexander Abanov, Stony Brook University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Toward the Formation of Realistic Disk Galaxies"., Alyson Brooks, CALTECH
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
New CMB Polarization Results from QUIET at 43-GHz, Immanuel Buder, University of Chicago
Presentation: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/presentations/2003.pdf
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   Monday, January 31st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Equilibrium Reconstruction and Measurement of Currents in the HSX Stellarator", John Schmitt, UW-Madison Dept. of Electrical Engineering
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Realistic quantum critical points, Munehisa Matsumoto, University of California-Davis
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February 2011

   Tuesday, February 1st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Spatial and Temporal Variability in Groundwater Chemistry: Is There Any Such Thing as a "Representative" Sample?", Jean Bahr, UW-Madison Dept of Geoscience
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Chaos, Clint Sprott, UW Madison Department of Physics
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SPECIAL ASTRONOMY TALK; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"How do Galaxies get their Gas?", Dusan Keres, UC Berkeley
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   Wednesday, February 2nd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 3rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Two-dimensional electron gas with universal subbands at the surface of SrTiO3, Andres Santander, CSNSM - Université Paris-Sud, France
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Peculiar Velocity and its Effects on Cosmology with 21cm Tomography, Yi Mao, UT Austin
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   Friday, February 4th
 Astronomy Colloquium, Special Astronomy Colloquium;
3:15 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Prospects for comparative Exoplanetology, Beth Biller, MPIA Heidelberg
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Multiferroic Vortices and Graph Theory, Sang-Wook Cheong, Rutgers Center for Emergent Materials
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/02/04.html
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   Monday, February 7th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"MHD Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection with Application to Solar Flares and Magnetospheric Substorms", Joachim Birn, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Weyl Problem and the Casimir Effect in Spherical Shell Geometry, Hussain Zaidi, University of Virginia
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   Tuesday, February 8th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"How Video Games Model Agency in Complex Systems", Rich Halverson, UW School of Education
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
The Origin of Matter, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, February 9th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Electrical and Optical Characterization of Molecular Nanojunctions, Dan Ward, Rice University
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   Friday, February 11th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Top Quark Polarization Measurement in Dilepton Channel and New Physics Search, Qing-Hong Cao, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Strings and the Real World, Gordy Kane, University of Michigan
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/02/11.html
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   Saturday, February 12th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics; 7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 13th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 14th
Special Seminar; 9:00 am; Forum room, Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery
Microbial Interaction Networks in Soil and in Silico, Kalin H. Vetsigian, Harvard University
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
“Turbulent Mixing: Problems, Concepts, Solutions”, Snezhana Abarzhi, University of Chicago
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   Tuesday, February 15th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Global Warming", Jim Blair, Milton and Edgewood College
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Recent Discoveries in Neutrino Physics, Karsten Heeger, UW Madison Department of Physics
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Long and Longer Baseline Neutrino Oscillations: Searching for Symmetry Violation, Roger Wendell, Duke University
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   Wednesday, February 16th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 17th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Topological Insulators With Point Group Symmetry, Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Supernova Burst Studies in DUSEL Detectors, Alex Friedland, LANL
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   Friday, February 18th
High Energy Seminar; 11:00 am; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
New Spectacles for Spectacular Discoveries, Prof. Daniel Ferenc, University of California Davis
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 Physics Department Colloquium, Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Colloquium;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Regular and Irregular Polyhedra in Multi-Component Crystalline Shells, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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   Saturday, February 19th
4th Annual Physics Fair; 11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Special Physics Talk; 2:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
The Physics of Color, Pupa Gilbert, UW Department of Physics
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Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics; 7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 20th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 21st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Current Layer Disruptions and Associated Turbulence in the Magnetic Reconnection Experiment (MRX)", Seth Dorfman, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Origin of 1/f magnetic noise in superconducting circuits, Kostyantyn Kechedzhi, Rutgers University
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   Tuesday, February 22nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Chaos in the Three-Body Coulomb Problem, Vladimir Zhdankin, UW-Madison Dept. of Physics
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Biomineralization, Sue Coppersmith, UW Madison Department of Physics
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Searching for the Identity of Dark Matter, Lauren Hsu, Fermilab
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   Thursday, February 24th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Hybrid Quantum Information Processing with Circuit QED, David Schuster, University of Chicago
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:45 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Young Circumstellar Disks: Exoplanet Diagnostics, John Wisniewski, University of Washington
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   Friday, February 25th
Special High Energy Physics Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
"First Results of Higgs Searches and Prospects for 2011/2012 with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC", Bruce Mellado, UW-Madison Physics Department
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Led by the Nodes: Forging an Understanding of Fe-Based Superconductors, Peter Hirschfeld, University of Florida
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/02/25.html
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   Monday, February 28th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Plasma Turbulence in LAPD", Max Umansky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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March 2011

   Tuesday, March 1st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Wind Turbine Generators: The Basics", Mitch Bradt, Program Manager, Department of Engineering Professional Development
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Superconductivity, Bob Joynt, UW Madison Department of Physics
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Probing the Universe with Neutrinos, Erik Blaufuss, University of Maryland
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   Wednesday, March 2nd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 1:20 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
An Alternative Subtraction Scheme for Next-to-leading Order QCD Calculations, Tania Robens, University of Glasgow
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   Thursday, March 3rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Universal energy fluctuations in driven thermally isolated systems, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The missing baryons around galaxies and galaxy clusters", Joel Bregman, University of Michigan
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrinos and the Future of the Standard Model, Dan Dwyer, Caltech
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   Friday, March 4th
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
The Fermilab Holometer: an Experimental Probe of Planck Scale Physics, Craig Hogan, Fermilab and University of Chicago
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/03/04.html
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   Monday, March 7th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"High-Energy-Density Laboratory Astrophysics Experiments at the Omega Laser Facility and the National Ignition Facility", Carolyn Kuranz, University of Michigan
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Special Physics Talk; 2:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments at 2:15 pm)
A Discussion with Brian Cox, Brian Cox, High Energy Physics group of the University of Manchester
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   Tuesday, March 8th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Psychotherapy is Remarkably Effective-- For the Reasons Patients (but not scientists) Know", Bruce Wampold, UW Department of Counseling Psychology
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Ultrafast Lasers: Uses in Science, Marshall Oneillion, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 9th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, March 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Topological Insulators, Liang Fu, Harvard University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The Formation of Molecular Clouds and Massive Stars", Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History
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   Friday, March 11th
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Using Spin-Stable Neutron Stars to Detect Nano-Hertz Gravitational Waves from Cosmological Sources, Jim Cordes, Cornell University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/03/11.html
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   Monday, March 14th
Spring Break

   Tuesday, March 15th
Spring Break

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum wire dots and quantum posts, Craig Pryor, University of Iowa
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   Wednesday, March 16th
Spring Break

   Thursday, March 17th
Spring Break

   Friday, March 18th
Spring Break

Furlough Day

   Monday, March 21st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Separation of energy and particle transport barriers in the I-Mode regime on Alcator C-Mod", Amanda Hubbard, MIT
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   Tuesday, March 22nd
Atomic Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Laser cooling and trapping of dysprosium, Seo Ho Youn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
X-ray Astronomy from Sounding Rockets, Dan McCammon, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 23rd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, March 24th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Symmetry methods for the nuclear shell model, Mark Caprio, University of Notre Dame
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   Friday, March 25th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
The Particle Physics and Cosmology of SU(4) Heterotic Vacua---the B-L MSSM, Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Cosmology without Cosmic Variance, Gary Bernstein, University of Pennsylvania
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   Monday, March 28th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Inertial Fusion Energy Prospects - The LIFE Reactor Concept", Greg Moses, UW-Madison Dept of Engineering Physics
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   Tuesday, March 29th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Franz Himpsel, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 30th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Special Plasma Seminar; 2:15 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Geomagnetic Secular Variation as a Window on the Dynamics of Earth's Core", Andrew Jackson, ETH Zurich
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   Thursday, March 31st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Phases of the Cairo Pentagonal Lattice, Ioannis Rousochatzakis, Max-Planck Insitute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The HERMES project - reconstructing the ancient Galaxy", Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Federation Fellow, University of Sydney
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April 2011

   Friday, April 1st
Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Dark Matter at LEP and the Tevatron, Patrick Fox, Fermilab
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
How the Hippies Saved Physics, David Kaiser, MIT
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   Monday, April 4th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Have Process will Travel: Adventures in Plasma Astrophysics", Anatoly Spitkovsky, Princeton University
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   Tuesday, April 5th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"A New Dynamical Mechanism for Major Climate Shifts", Anastasios Tsonis, UW-Milwaukee Department of Mathematical Sciences
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Quantum Information Science with Neutral Atoms, Mark Saffman, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Friday, April 8th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Ingersoll Lecture;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Beauty in Complexity: Low Friction and Adsorption Properties of Quasicrystal Surfaces, Pat Thiel, Iowa State University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/04/08.html
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   Monday, April 11th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Quasi-axisymmetric Tokamak: Breaking Tokamak Symmetry -- The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful", Tony Taylor, General Atomics
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   Tuesday, April 12th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Interacting fermions on the honeycomb and its bilayer, Oskar Vafek, Florida State University
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
The Search for the Monsters at the Centers of Galaxies, Andy Sheinis, UW Department of Astronomy
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Non-linear Quantum Electronic Circuits, Maxim Vavilov, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, April 13th
Public Lecture at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; 5:30 pm; Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Town Center
The Birth of the Zooniverse: How Citizen Scientists are Taking On Research from Galaxies to Climate Change, Lucy Fortson, Associate Professor UMN Physics
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   Thursday, April 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Interface engineering in epitaxial oxide heterostructures, Alex Demkov, University of Texas at Austin
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The new world of Gamma Ray Astronomy, Lucy Fortson, University of Minnesota
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   Friday, April 15th
 Phenomenology Seminar, Theory/Phenomenology Seminar;
2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
CP Violation in Bs Mixing in the MSSM and Beyond, Wolfgang Altmannshofer, Fermilab
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Searching for Inflation from the South Pole with CMB Polarimetry, John Kovac, Harvard University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/04/15.html
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   Monday, April 18th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"How the Tail Wags the Dog: Understanding the Physics of the H-Mode Pedestal and ELMs in Tokamaks", Phil Snyder, General Atomics
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 1:30 pm; 5310
Microcalorimeter Arrays for High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy, Catherine Bailey, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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   Tuesday, April 19th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Response of Pollen in Devils Lake WI to the Younger Dryas Event, Lou Maher and Clarence Clay, UW-Madison Dept of Geoscience
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Frustrated Magnetism, Natalia Perkins, UW Madison Department of Physics
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
China Jinping underground lab and the PANDAX dark matter experiment, Xiang Liu
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   Wednesday, April 20th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, April 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Interactions and superconductivivity in the polaronic Fermi liquid SrTiO3, Dirk van der Marel, University of Geneva
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Recent Results From The VERITAS TeV Gamma-Ray Observatory, Andrew Smith, Argonne National Laboratory
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   Friday, April 22nd
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
News from ν's: Interpretations of Recent Neutrino Anomalies, Joachim Kopp, Fermilab
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Next Steps in Nuclear Weapons Control, Jay Davis, The Hertz Foundation
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/04/22.html
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   Monday, April 25th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Reducing turbulent transport in toroidal configurations through shaping", Harry Mynick, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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   Tuesday, April 26th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Paradise Lost? Teaching About Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region", Dolly Ledin, UW Center for Biology Education
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Silicon Spin Qubits, Mark Eriksson, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, April 27th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, April 28th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Improved Charge Collection in Nanostructured Organic Semiconductor Solar Cells, Charles Black, Brookhaven National Lab
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
A Holistic View of Unstable Dark Matter: Spectral and Anisotropy Signatures in Astrophysical Backgrounds, Le Zhang, UW-Madison/Hamburg University/DESY
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   Friday, April 29th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Distinguished Award Winner;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Atomic Clocks: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Thomas R. O'Brian, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/04/29.html
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May 2011

   Monday, May 2nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"What can we learn from the glow? Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) diagnostics of non-equilibrium electron energy distributions in low-temperature plasmas", Amy Wendt, UW-Madison Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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   Tuesday, May 3rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"GPU Accelerated Simulations of Chaotic PDEs", Jon Seaton, UW-Madison Dept. of Physics
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
The Early Universe, Peter Timbie, UW Madison Department of Physics
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 High Energy Seminar, NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum;
3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Exciting Prospects in the Study of the Ghostly Neutrino: the Reactor Anti-Neutrino Anomaly, John G. Learned, University of Hawaii, Manoa
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 Astronomy Colloquium, Hilldale Lecture;
3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The Small Star Opportunity", Prof David Charbonneau, Harvard CfA
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   Wednesday, May 4th
Physics & Astronomy Departments; 11:30 am; Rooftop of Sterling Hall
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Public 2011 Physical Sciences Hilldale Lecture; 6:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
The Last Generation of Lonely Astronomers, Dr David Charbonneau, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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   Thursday, May 5th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Complex Materials, Calorimetry, and Energy Landscapes, Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California - Davis
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Development of Large Area Microchannel Plate Photodetectors, Bob Wagner, Argonne
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   Friday, May 6th
Last Day of Class

Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
First Results from the T2K Neutrino Oscillation Experiment, Scott Oser, University of British Columbia
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2011/05/06.html
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