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Events During the 2012 Fall Semester

August 2012

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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
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Myths of Mathematics, Moe Hirsch, UW Department of Mathematics
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   Wednesday, September 5th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, September 7th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   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
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   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
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   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
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   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
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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
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Large-Scale Surveys of Star Formation in the Milky Way", Peter Barnes, University of Florida
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Prospective Undergraduate Majors in Physics; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (Food & Soda will be served)
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophysics I: Experimental Astro/Space Physics, McCammon, Timbie, UW Madison
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   Friday, September 14th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   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
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   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
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Careers for Physicists; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Careers for Physicists, Dai Dee Pun, Skyline Solar
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   Wednesday, September 19th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   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
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 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
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Turbulence and Cosmic-Rays in Galaxy Clusters", Peng Oh, UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Experimental, Eriksson, Himpsel, Lagally, McDermott, Onellion, Rzchowski, Winokur, UW Madison
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   Friday, September 21st
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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 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
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   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
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Pairing near quantum critical points, Andrey Chubukov
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   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
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   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
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Biophysics, Coppersmith, Gilbert, UW Madison
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   Friday, September 28th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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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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
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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
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   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
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Updated results from the T2K long baseline neutrino experiment, Kendall Mahn, TRIUMF
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   Wednesday, October 3rd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, October 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Atom Interferometry in an inductively coupled ring trap, Jonathan Pritchard, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Probing the Gas Around Galaxies and Black Holes, Aleks Diamond-Stanic, UC San Diego
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Phenomenology String Theory & Theoretical Cosmology, Bai, Barger, Chung, Everett, Hashimoto, Shiu, UW Madison
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   Friday, October 5th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm;

   Monday, October 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic properties of ultimate nanowires, Franz Himpsel
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   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
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   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
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Searches for Lorentz Violation in the Top Quark Sector, Denver Whittington, Indiana University
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Theory, Chubukov, Coppersmith, Joynt, Perkins, Vavilov, UW Madison
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   Friday, October 12th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Phenomenology of next generation neutrino oscillation experiments, Kaoru Hagiwara, KEK
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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
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   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
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic and structural correlations at oxide interfaces, Mark Rzchowski
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   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
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   Wednesday, October 17th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   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
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Blue Straggler Formation in the Old Open Cluster NGC188, Aaron Geller, Northwestern University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Physics in a Big Universe, Sean Carroll, Caltech
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Collider Experiment, Carlsmith, Dasu, Herndon, Mellado, Pan, Smith, Wu, UW Madison
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   Friday, October 19th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   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
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Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Cores, anisotrophy and (complex) rotation: the (Classical) dwarf Spheroidals, Nicola Amorisco, University of Copenhagen
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   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
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   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
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:25 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The Magellanic Stream: Probing the Baryon Cycle in the Galactic Halo, Andrew Fox, STSci
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Lawler, Lin, Saffman, Walker, Wehlitz, Yavuz, UW Madison
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   Friday, October 26th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Using Singularity for Missing Mass Measurements, Ian-Woo Kim, University of Michigan
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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
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   Monday, October 29th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
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Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Star Formation in N-Body Dwarf Galaxy Simulations", Ferah Munshi, University of Washington
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Progress in Superconducting Quantum Circuits, Robert McDermott
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   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
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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
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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
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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
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   Wednesday, October 31st
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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Careers for Physicists; 3:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrinos, Dark Matter, and Fundamental Interactions, Balantekin, Heeger, Maruyama, Ramsey-­Musolf, UW Madison
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   Friday, November 2nd
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   Monday, November 5th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
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   Tuesday, November 6th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin
Long Range, Cold Rydberg Atom Molecules and Interactions, James Shaffer, University of Oklahoma
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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
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
W Mass From CDF, Ashutosh Kotwal, Duke University
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Recent MiniBooNE Results and the Status of Sterile Neutrinos, Christina Ignarra, MIT
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   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
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   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
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; IceCube Offices at 222 W. Washington Avenue
Astrophysics II: IceCube, ARA, DM-Ice, Halzen, Karle, Maruyama, UW Madison
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   Friday, November 9th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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]
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 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
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   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
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Optics with Quantum Dots and Microwave Resonators: Photon and Electron Statistics, Maxim Vavilov
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   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
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Cosmological Perturbations: Isocurvature, Vorticity and Magnetic Fields, Adam Christopherson, University of Nottingham
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   Wednesday, November 14th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   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
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Neutrino Oscillations: Present Status and Future Plans, Jenny Thomas, University College London
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Plasma Physics, Boldyrev, Forest, Sarff, Schnack, Terry, Zweibel, UW Madison
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   Friday, November 16th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   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
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
The Anderson-Higgs mechanism in Condensed Matter Physics, Dushko Kuzmanovski & Saurabh Maiti
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   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
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   Thursday, November 22nd
Thanksgiving Recess

   Friday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Recess

Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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   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
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   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
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Special ASTRONOMY TALK; 3:45 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The Cosmological Challenges of Dwarf Galaxies", Julio Navarro, University of Victoria
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   Wednesday, November 28th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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 Astronomy Colloquium, Special Colloquium;
4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
A screening of "Hubble's Diverse Universe", Dr. Jarita Holbrook
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   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
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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
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophysics III: HAWC/CTA/Fermi, Westerhoff, Vandenbrouke, UW Madison
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   Friday, November 30th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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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
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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
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   Tuesday, December 4th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin
Towards Precision Spectroscopy of Single Trapped Molecular Ions , Brian Odom, Northwestern University
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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
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
What can a W boson and some jets reveal at CMS?, Jake Anderson, Fermilab
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   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
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Adaptive Mesh Refinement Dimulations of Cosmic Rays in Clusters of Galaxies, Samuel Skillman, University of Colorado
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Computing & Information, , UW Madison
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   Friday, December 7th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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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
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   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
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Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Title to be announced, Chris Fassnacht, UC Davis
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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
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Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
A hybrid quantum dot spin qubit, Susan Coppersmith
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   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
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High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Project X Seminar, Robert S Tschirhart, Fermilab
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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
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   Wednesday, December 12th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   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
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Careers in Physics Monthly Meeting; 3:00 pm; Chamberlin 5310
Grad School, Physics grad students, UW-Madison
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The WISP survey: overview of recent results for galaxies in the 1, Claudia Scarlata, CALTECH
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   Friday, December 14th
Last Day of Class

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