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Events During September, 2012

   Monday, September 3rd
Labor Day

   Tuesday, September 4th
First Day of Class

Atomic Physics Seminar; 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
The Beginning and End of Heavy Element Nucleosynthesis, Ian Roederer, Carnegie Observatories

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Myths of Mathematics, Moe Hirsch, UW Department of Mathematics

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

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Pushing Einstein’s Boundaries: Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology, Mark Trodden, Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/09/07.html

   Monday, September 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Instabilities of a magnetized free shear layer in rotating liquid metal, Austin Roach, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

   Tuesday, September 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Computational complexity theory -- The world of P and NP, Jin-Yi Cai, UW Department of Computer Science

   Wednesday, September 12th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
How strain unintentionally causes quantum dots in silicon nano-devices, Ted Thorbeck, National Institute of Standards and Technology

   Thursday, September 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Competing Phases of 2D Electrons at ν = 5/2 and 7/3 in fractional quantum Hall systems, Jing Xia, University of California - Irvine

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274
Astroparticle physics with the ARGO-YBJ detector, Dr. Roberto Iuppa, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Roma, Italy

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Large-Scale Surveys of Star Formation in the Milky Way", Peter Barnes, University of Florida

Prospective Undergraduate Majors in Physics; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (Food & Soda will be served)

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophysics I: Experimental Astro/Space Physics, McCammon, Timbie, UW Madison

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas: a Celestial Phenomenon in the Laboratory, Jan Egedal, MIT Dept. of Physics & Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/09/14.html

   Monday, September 17th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Innovative plasma CVD technology for the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials (nanocrystalline diamond film and graphene film), Jaeho Kim, AIST, Japan

   Tuesday, September 18th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The discovery of the ER-based acetylation machinery: from aging to Alzheimer's disease ... cancer too?, Luigi Puglielli, UW Department of Medicine

Careers for Physicists; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Careers for Physicists, Dai Dee Pun, Skyline Solar

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

   Thursday, September 20th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Surprises! and Puzzles? from Probing Neutral Atoms Trapped in Noble Gas Ice, Jaideep Singh, Argonne National Lab

 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, Albrecht Karle;
2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Evidence of Electron Neutrino Appearance at T2K, Melanie Day, University of Rochester

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Turbulence and Cosmic-Rays in Galaxy Clusters", Peng Oh, UC Santa Barbara

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Experimental, Eriksson, Himpsel, Lagally, McDermott, Onellion, Rzchowski, Winokur, UW Madison

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

 Physics Department Colloquium, Julian Mack Lecture;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Space Security and Missile Defense: What is at Stake?, Laura Grego, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/09/21.html

   Monday, September 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Dynamos in spherical boundary-driven flows, Ivan Khalzov, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Pairing near quantum critical points, Andrey Chubukov

   Tuesday, September 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Games, learning & the future of education, Kurt Squire & Constance Steinkuehler, UW Department of Curriculum and Instruction

   Thursday, September 27th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Early Star Forming Galaxies and the Reionization of the Universe", Dan Stark, University of Arizona

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Biophysics, Coppersmith, Gilbert, UW Madison

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Higgs Boson and New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider, Liantao Wang, University of Chicago
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/09/28.html

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