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Events During May, 2012

   Tuesday, May 1st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
From dragonfly eyes to fish eyes: a summary of ways to understand social-ecological systems across disciplinary lines, Bethany Laursen, UW Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Magnetic Confinement in Plasma Physics, Karsten McCollam, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, May 2nd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, May 3rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Non-classical noise in quantum optomechanical systems, Aashish Clerk, McGill University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Here be dragons :The Dynamic Radio Sky, Geoffrey Bower, University of California - Berkeley

   Friday, May 4th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 1:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
VBFNLO: vector boson fusion and more, Dieter Zeppenfeld, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, CANCELED;
2:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Uncovering the nature of neutrinos via double beta decay, Allen Caldwell, Director, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany

 Physics Department Colloquium, 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Alumni Award Speaker, Ronald Lockwood, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

   Monday, May 7th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2535 Engineering Hall
Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas; a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory, Prof. Jan Egedal, MIT

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
The finite temperature phase diagram for Kitaev-Heisenberg model, Craig Price, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, May 8th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Are you holding your breath? - Structures of arousal and calm, Deric Bownds, UW Department of Zoology

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Askaryan Radio Array at the South Pole, Michael DuVernois, University of Wisconsin IceCube Project

   Thursday, May 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Shedding Light on Artificial Quantum Materials and Interfaces by Photoemission Spectroscopy, Kyle Shen, Cornell University

   Friday, May 11th
Last Day of Class - No Colloquium

Dissertation Defense; 8:30 am; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Observation of Electron Antineutrino Disappearance at the Daya Bay Experiment, Bryce Littlejohn, UW Department of Physics Graduate Student

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 1:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Structure of dimension-six derivative interactions in pseudo Nambu-Goldstone N Higgs doublet models, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, University of Tokyo

   Tuesday, May 15th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
A neutrino beam to IceCube/PINGU?, Walter Winter, University of Würzburg, Germany
Presentation: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/presentations/2671.ppt

   Thursday, May 17th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Probing Time-reversal Invariance with Atoms and Neutrons, Tim Chupp, University of Michigan

   Monday, May 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Advancements in epitaxial trilayer growth utilizing Nb/Re bilayers on sapphire, Paul Welander, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

   Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day

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