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Events During the 2012 Fall Semester

September 2012

   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

October 2012

   Monday, October 1st
Special Seminar; 11:30 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Tunneling spectroscopy of many-body effects in a two-dimensional electron gas of near-surface delta-doped layer, Sergey Dizhur, Institute of Radioengineering & Electronics, Russian Academy of Science

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Neutronics of ARIES and ITER: Progress and Challenges, Laila El-Guebaly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

   Tuesday, October 2nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Mitochondrial proteins, pathways and pathogenesis, Dave Pagliarini, UW Department of Biochemistry

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Updated results from the T2K long baseline neutrino experiment, Kendall Mahn, TRIUMF

   Wednesday, October 3rd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin

Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Atom Interferometry in an inductively coupled ring trap, Jonathan Pritchard, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Probing the Gas Around Galaxies and Black Holes, Aleks Diamond-Stanic, UC San Diego

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Phenomenology String Theory & Theoretical Cosmology, Bai, Barger, Chung, Everett, Hashimoto, Shiu, UW Madison

   Friday, October 5th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Three Exceptions for Thermal Dark Matter with Enhanced Annihilation to Gamma Gamma, Hai-Bo Yu, University of Michigan

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm;

   Monday, October 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic properties of ultimate nanowires, Franz Himpsel

   Tuesday, October 9th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
A few things that we learned from Galileo, and a few things we didn't, Jim Lattis, Director, Director, UW Space Place, UW Department of Astronomy

   Thursday, October 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
The Kondo exciton: a quantum quench towards strong spin-reservoir correlations, Hakan Tureci, Princeton University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Searches for Lorentz Violation in the Top Quark Sector, Denver Whittington, Indiana University

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Theory, Chubukov, Coppersmith, Joynt, Perkins, Vavilov, UW Madison

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

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Phenomenology of next generation neutrino oscillation experiments, Kaoru Hagiwara, KEK

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Nuclear Power After Fukushima, Michael Corradini, UW-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/10/12.html

   Monday, October 15th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Strong beaming of high-energy particle acceleration and radiation in magnetic reconnection in relativistic pair plasmas, Dmitri Uzdensky, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, UC-Boulder

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic and structural correlations at oxide interfaces, Mark Rzchowski

   Tuesday, October 16th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Applications of computed tomography, Rock Mackie, UW Departments of Molecular Biology and Medical Physics

   Wednesday, October 17th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution, Jonathan Dowling, Louisiana State University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Blue Straggler Formation in the Old Open Cluster NGC188, Aaron Geller, Northwestern University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Physics in a Big Universe, Sean Carroll, Caltech

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Collider Experiment, Carlsmith, Dasu, Herndon, Mellado, Pan, Smith, Wu, UW Madison

   Friday, October 19th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Discovery of the Higgs Boson - the God Particle, Sau Lan Wu, UW-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/10/19.html

   Monday, October 22nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Local and global plasma response and plasma-facing component performance of the liquid lithium divertor in NSTX, Michael Jaworski, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Cores, anisotrophy and (complex) rotation: the (Classical) dwarf Spheroidals, Nicola Amorisco, University of Copenhagen

   Tuesday, October 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Adaptive macroscopic properties of biological systems as the outcome of collective social computation, Jessica Flack, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

   Thursday, October 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Majorana fermions in vortex lattices, Rudro Rana Biswas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:25 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The Magellanic Stream: Probing the Baryon Cycle in the Galactic Halo, Andrew Fox, STSci

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Lawler, Lin, Saffman, Walker, Wehlitz, Yavuz, UW Madison

   Friday, October 26th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Exploring Majorana landscape: the NEXT generation, Juan José Gómez Cadenas, IFIC - Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Valencia, Spain

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Using Singularity for Missing Mass Measurements, Ian-Woo Kim, University of Michigan

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Neutrinos and the Origin of the Elements, Yong-Zhong Qian, University of Minnesota

   Monday, October 29th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Star Formation in N-Body Dwarf Galaxy Simulations", Ferah Munshi, University of Washington

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Progress in Superconducting Quantum Circuits, Robert McDermott

   Tuesday, October 30th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The role of the lunar cycles in human evolution, Art Schmaltz, Prairie State College

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
The Search for the Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Top Quark Pair, Kevin Lannon, University of Notre Dame

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Indirect detection of dark matter at GeV and TeV scales, Alexander Belikov, Institut d'Astrophysics, Paris

Special Undergraduate Seminar; 5:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Fun Facts about the Higgs Boson and Graduate School at Notre Dame, Kevin Lannon, University of Notre Dame

   Wednesday, October 31st
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

November 2012

   Thursday, November 1st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Nonlinear and nonreciprocal effects in magnetic garnet films, Pradeep Kumar, Michigan Technological University

Careers for Physicists; 3:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrinos, Dark Matter, and Fundamental Interactions, Balantekin, Heeger, Maruyama, Ramsey-­Musolf, UW Madison

   Friday, November 2nd
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Anticipating sudden transitions in biological populations: Cooperation, cheating, and collapse, Jeff Gore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/11/02.html

   Monday, November 5th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall

   Tuesday, November 6th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin
Long Range, Cold Rydberg Atom Molecules and Interactions, James Shaffer, University of Oklahoma

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Food waste, hunger and the environment: the solution is a pile of garbage, Jed Colquhoun, UW Department of Horticulture

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
W Mass From CDF, Ashutosh Kotwal, Duke University

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Recent MiniBooNE Results and the Status of Sterile Neutrinos, Christina Ignarra, MIT

   Wednesday, November 7th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Special Colloquium;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Electronic Liquid Crystalline Phases in Highly Correlated Electronic Systems, Steven Kivelson, Stanford University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/11/07.html

   Thursday, November 8th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Observation of fractional ac Josephson effect: the signature of Majorana particles, Leonid Rokhinson, Purdue University

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; IceCube Offices at 222 W. Washington Avenue
Astrophysics II: IceCube, ARA, DM-Ice, Halzen, Karle, Maruyama, UW Madison

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

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Overview of System Identification applications to MHD control: How to control MHD activity without using the MHD equations in the feedback model [Note room change], James Drake, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm [NOTE room change]

 Physics Department Colloquium, Canceled;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Unexpected, new Particle Physics presenting itself in UHECR air showers, Glennys Farrar, New York University

   Monday, November 12th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
RMP-Flutter-Induced Plasma Transport in DIII-D, James Callen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Optics with Quantum Dots and Microwave Resonators: Photon and Electron Statistics, Maxim Vavilov

   Tuesday, November 13th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Role of biofuels in meeting our future energy demands, Natalie Hunt, UW Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Cosmological Perturbations: Isocurvature, Vorticity and Magnetic Fields, Adam Christopherson, University of Nottingham

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

   Thursday, November 15th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
On-chip cavity quantum phonodynamics, Charles Tahan, Laboratory for Physical Science

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Neutrino Oscillations: Present Status and Future Plans, Jenny Thomas, University College London

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Plasma Physics, Boldyrev, Forest, Sarff, Schnack, Terry, Zweibel, UW Madison

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Physics at the edge: Plasmas with dynamic sheaths, Uwe Czarnetzki, Ruhr University Bochum

   Monday, November 19th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Fast Ion Confinement and Stability of an NBI-heated RFP, Jay Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
The Anderson-Higgs mechanism in Condensed Matter Physics, Dushko Kuzmanovski & Saurabh Maiti

   Tuesday, November 20th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Searching for the earliest life on Earth, Clark Johnson, UW Department of Geoscience

   Thursday, November 22nd
Thanksgiving Recess

   Friday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Recess

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

   Monday, November 26th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Observing the acceleration of suprathermal electrons by Alfven waves using the diagnostic of whistler-mode wave absorption, Fred Skiff, University of Iowa

   Tuesday, November 27th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The prospects for extraterrestrial life, Jim Blair, Milton and Edgewood College

Special ASTRONOMY TALK; 3:45 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The Cosmological Challenges of Dwarf Galaxies", Julio Navarro, University of Victoria

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

 Astronomy Colloquium, Special Colloquium;
4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
A screening of "Hubble's Diverse Universe", Dr. Jarita Holbrook

   Thursday, November 29th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Microwave Detection of Cosmic Ray Air Showers, Christopher Williams, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The University of Chicago

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Revealing the origins and environments of Mg II absorbers with the SDSS and 3D-HST", Britt Lundgren, Astronomy Department

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophysics III: HAWC/CTA/Fermi, Westerhoff, Vandenbrouke, UW Madison

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Emergent phases of correlated electrons in materials with spin-orbit coupling and magnetic frustration., Natalia Perkins, UW-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/11/30.html

December 2012

   Monday, December 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Gyrokinetic Simulations of Solar Wind Turbulence and Dissipation, Jason TenBarge, University of Iowa

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"H-alpha Dots: A Catalog of Faint Emission-line Objects Discovered in Narrowband Images", Jessica Kellar, Darthmouth College

   Tuesday, December 4th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin
Towards Precision Spectroscopy of Single Trapped Molecular Ions , Brian Odom, Northwestern University

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Cognitive functions of language and their implications for language evolution, Gary Lupyan, UW Department of Psychology

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
What can a W boson and some jets reveal at CMS?, Jake Anderson, Fermilab

   Thursday, December 6th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Searching for Pulsars and Radio Transients with the Murchison Widefield Array, David Kaplan, UW Milwaukee, Department of Physics

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Adaptive Mesh Refinement Dimulations of Cosmic Rays in Clusters of Galaxies, Samuel Skillman, University of Colorado

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Computing & Information, , UW Madison

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

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Testing Landauer’s Principle in a feedback trap, John Bechhoefer, Simon Fraser University

   Monday, December 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
The Application and Use of 3D Stellarator Fields on the Compact Toroidal Hybrid to Avoid Tokamak Disruptions, David Maurer, Auburn University

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Title to be announced, Chris Fassnacht, UC Davis

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Searching for physics beyond the standard model: the neutron electric dipole moment experiment at the TUM, Michael Marino, Technical University of Munich

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
A hybrid quantum dot spin qubit, Susan Coppersmith

   Tuesday, December 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Is there a path to renewable fuels, and why would we want to go there?, Tom Jeffries, UW Department of Bacteriology

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Project X Seminar, Robert S Tschirhart, Fermilab

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Yukawa Hierarchies from Spontaneous Flavor Symmetry Breaking, Chee Sheng Fong, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy

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

   Thursday, December 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Field-induced thermal transport in BEC antiferromagnets, Sasha Chernyshev, University of California, Irvine

Careers in Physics Monthly Meeting; 3:00 pm; Chamberlin 5310
Grad School, Physics grad students, UW-Madison

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The WISP survey: overview of recent results for galaxies in the 1, Claudia Scarlata, CALTECH

   Friday, December 14th
Last Day of Class

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

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Systematics of Supersymmetric Boundary Conditions in N=4 Yang-Mills Theory, Akikazu Hashimoto, UW Madison

 Physics Department Colloquium, Holiday Colloquium;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin (2103 tentative)
Title to be announced, 3rd Year Graduate Students, UW Madison Department of Physics

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