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Events During March, 2012

   Thursday, March 1st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Challenges in Quantum Computer Architecture, Ken Brown, Schools of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Computational Science & Engineering; and Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Rotation and turbulence in laboratory and astrophysical systems, Eric Edlund, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Secular Chaos: Formation of Hot Jupiters and the organization of Planetary Systems", Yoram Lithwick, Northwestern University

   Friday, March 2nd
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Liam Fitzpatrick, Stanford University

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Particle Astrophysics with Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes, Reshmi Mukherjee, Barnard College & Columbia University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/03/02.html

   Monday, March 5th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Antiparticles in the shadow of the Earth: cosmic-ray positrons with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Justin Vandenbroucke, SLAC

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Using liquid metal experiments to test models of MHD turbulence, Mark Nornberg, UW-Madison

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Collective instabilities of fermions on a hexagonal lattice, Andrey Chubukov, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, March 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Magnetic interactions and anisotropies in iron superconductors, Leni Bascones, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC)

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Perturbation in the system: Creative network practice, Michelle Riel, Artist, Designer, Theorist

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Biomineralization, Sue Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, March 7th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, March 8th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Raman scattering in molecular junctions, Michael Galperin, University of California, San Diego

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Higgs Results From ATLAS, Bruce Mellado, University of Wisconsin Madison

   Friday, March 9th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Superconductivity from Repulsive Interactions, Andrey Chubukov, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/03/09.html

   Monday, March 12th
Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electroweak Phase Transition, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, March 13th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Navigating oceans of consciousness with science and art, Bernard Z. Friedlander, Department of Psychology, Emeritus, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Laser Cooling, Thad Walker, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Observation of electron-antineutrino disappearance at Daya Bay, Karsten M. Heeger, University of Wisconsin

   Wednesday, March 14th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, March 15th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Graphene: it’s all about the surface, Kirill Bolotin, Vanderbilt University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"New Results on Gas Flows In and Out of Galaxies", Alice Shapley, UCLA

   Friday, March 16th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Kelvin, Pascal, and mollusk shells, Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/03/16.html

   Monday, March 19th
Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum criticality of vanadium chains with strong relativistic spin-orbit interaction, Natalia Perkins, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, March 20th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Rise and fall of a billion dollar molecule, Olga Trubetskoy, UW Departments of Pharmacy and Comparative Biosciences

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Franz Himpsel, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, March 21st
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, March 22nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 12:00 am; CANCELLED
Quantum and classical fluctuation phenomena in low-dimensional superconductors, Victor Galitski, University of Maryland -- CANCELLED

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
TIdes and magnetic fields in Hot Jupiter Systems, Evgenya Shkolnik, Lowell Observatory

   Friday, March 23rd
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Confronting Top AFB with Parity Violation Constraints, Ian-Woo Kim, University of Michigan

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
The quantum and classical properties of spins on surfaces, Andreas Heinrich, IBM Almaden Research Lab
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/03/23.html

   Monday, March 26th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The search for direct detection of Dark Matter with MiniCLEAN, Raul Hennings-Yeomans, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Superconducting Instabilities in Cuprates Mediated by Spin Density Wave Order at Quantum Criticality, Yuxuan Wang, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, March 27th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
The anatomy of economics, Jim Blair, Milton and Edgewood College

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Chaos, Clint Sprott, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, March 28th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, March 29th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Atomic-Layer Engineering and Topological insulators, Seongshik Oh, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Rutgers University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Probing TeV scale physics in ultra-cold neutron decays, Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"X-ray Spectroscopy of Massive Stars: Constraints on Stellar Wind Mass-Loss Rates, Clumping, and Shock Physics", David Cohen, Swarthmore College

   Friday, March 30th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Canceled, Michael Corradini, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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