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Events During the 2012 Spring Semester

January 2012

   Monday, January 23rd
First Day of Class

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2535 Engineering Hall
Understanding and predicting turbulence in laboratory plasmas, Prof. Frank Jenko, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching

   Tuesday, January 24th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Linear social interactions models, Steven Durlauf, UW Department of Economics

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
The Higgs Boson, Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, January 25th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, January 26th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Measuring the Extragalactic Magnetic Field Via Gamma-Ray Blazar Observations, Tom Weisgarber, University of Chicago

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Probing the dark hearts of dusty galaxies - molecules as diagnostic tools, Susanne Aalto, Chalmers University of Technology

   Friday, January 27th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Preparation and stabilisation of a non-classical field in cavity by quantum feedback, Clément Sayrin, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, l'Ecole Normale Supérieure

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Global Groundwater, Zheng-Tian Lu, Argonne National Laboratory & the University of Chicago

   Monday, January 30th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Fusion Cuisine: Mingling Inertial and Magnetic Fusion Concepts in High Energy Density Plasma Physics, Dr. Kirk Flippo, Los Alamos National Laboratory

   Tuesday, January 31st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
3D and beyond: Multidimensional imaging of cell based processes, Kevin W. Eliceiri, UW Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Biology Director, Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI)

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Recent Discoveries in Neutrino Physics, Karsten Heeger, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Matt Reece, Harvard University

February 2012

   Wednesday, February 1st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Ambipolar ion acceleration from plasma expansion through a magnetic nozzle and near-term spacecraft propulsion applications, Dr. Benjamin Longmier, University of Houston

   Thursday, February 2nd
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Recent Results from the COUPP Dark Matter Search, Andrew Sonnenschein, Fermilab

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
A (Re) Introduction to the Milky Way (AAS Reprise), Bob Benjamin, UW Whitewater

   Friday, February 3rd
Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Atomic dipole traps formed in the diffraction pattern of a circular aperture for use in neutral atom quantum computing, Katharina Gillen, California Polytechnic State University

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Beyond the Standard Model: The Particle Physics Frontier, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presentation: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/presentations/2328.pdf
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/02/03.html

   Monday, February 6th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
High energy density plasmas generated by radial foils on COBRA, Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Gourdain, Cornell University

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum efficiency of a microwave photon detector based on a current-biased Josephson junction, Amrit Poudel, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, February 7th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Social networking sites and adolescent health, Megan A. Moreno, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Silicon quantum dot spin qubits, Mark Eriksson, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Matt Buckley, Fermilab

   Wednesday, February 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
The evolution of the edge pedestal structure and turbulence during the edge localized mode (ELM) cycle on NSTX, Dr. Ahmed Diallo, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboatory

Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, February 9th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Empirical Case For 10 GeV Dark Matter, Dan Hooper, Fermilab / University of Chicago

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"A New Look at Stellar Evolution: Chi-by-Eye Evolves to Bayesian Statistics", Ted von Hippel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Cosmic Accelerators: Pulsars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae, Aous Abdo, George Mason University

   Friday, February 10th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Brock Tweedie, Boston University

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Reinventing the Accelerator, Prof. James B. Rosenzweig, UCLA Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/02/10.html

   Saturday, February 11th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Sunday, February 12th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 13th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Complex Plasma - A Potential Field for Interdisciplinary Research Using Laboratory and Space Experiments, Dr. Uwe Kokopka, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Magnetic penetration depth of iron-pnictides in case of coexistence between superconducting and spin-density wave orders, Dushko Kuzmanovski, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, February 14th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Energy harvesting for mobile electronics, Ashley Taylor, UW Department of Mechanical Engineering

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
X-ray Astronomy, Dan McCammon, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Ghosts in the ice - Searching for the Universe's most elusive particles at the South Pole, Darren Grant, University of Alberta

   Wednesday, February 15th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Hunting for Dark Matter in Antarctica, Carsten Rott, Ohio State University

   Thursday, February 16th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Through a Glass Darkly: Galaxy Clusters and Strong Lensing, Michael Gladders, University of Chicago

   Friday, February 17th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Plasma Techniques Used to Trap Antihydrogen[1], Joel Fajans, University of California, Berkeley
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/02/17.html

   Saturday, February 18th
Physics Fair; 11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall

Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Sunday, February 19th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 20th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
High-Energy Astrophysics with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Experiment, John Pretz, Los Alamos National Lab

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Impulsive Fast Reconnection via Flux Rope Dynamics, Hantao Ji, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Topology of Quantum Discord, Nga Nguyen, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, February 21st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Evolution of intelligence, David Krakauer, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Square Monolayer Lattices, Louis Bruch, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
W+jj: collider physics on the wild frontier, Adam Martin, Fermilab

   Wednesday, February 22nd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, February 23rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Seeing and Sculpting Nematic Liquid Crystal Textures with the Thom construction, Bryan Chen, University of Pennsylvania

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Studying Fast Magnetic Reconnection with Laboratory Plasmas, William Fox, University of New Hampshire

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Star Formation, gas loss, and the molecular gas in simulations of evolving galaxies", Charlotte Christensen, University of Arizona

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Pierre Auger Observatory: the highest energy frontier, Ines Valino Rielo, University of Santiago de Compostela

   Friday, February 24th
Special NOON Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The early Evolution of the Milky Way Satellite Galaxies, Professor Gerhard Hensler, Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, JiJi Fan, Princeton University

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
FT-IR spectrochemical imaging: Design and applications with Focal Plane Array and multiple beam synchrotron radiation source, Carol Hirschmugl, UW-Milwaukee
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/02/24.html

   Monday, February 27th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrino Oscillation Physics at the South Pole, David Jason Koskinen, Penn State

   Tuesday, February 28th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Dreaming and language evolution, Art Schmaltz, Prairie State College

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
High Energy Neutrinos with Ice Cube, Albrecht Karle, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Yang Bai, SLAC

   Wednesday, February 29th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Tests of Lorentz Invariance with Neutrinos, Teppei Katori, MIT

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

April 2012

   Monday, April 2nd
Spring Break

   Tuesday, April 3rd
Spring Break

   Wednesday, April 4th
Spring Break

   Thursday, April 5th
Spring Break

   Friday, April 6th
Spring Break

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

   Tuesday, April 10th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM), David J. Baumler, UW Biotechnology Center

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Superconductivity, Bob Joynt, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, April 11th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, April 12th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
The modulated spin liquid and hidden order in URu2Si2, Sébastien Burdin, University of Bordeaux, France

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Observation of Reactor Antineutrino Disappearance at RENO, Soo-Bong Kim, Seoul National University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Plasma physics in the intracluster medium on large scales, Aurora Simionescu, Stanford University

   Friday, April 13th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Ultracold Polar Molecules, Deborah Jin, NIST & JILA
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/04/13.html

   Monday, April 16th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2535 Engineering Hall
Kinetic Turbulence in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas: Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Investigations, Prof. Greg Howes, University of Iowa

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Multiparticle Quantum Walks and the Graph Isomorphism Problem, Kenny Rudinger, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, April 17th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Towards quantifying biological complexity: Lessons from circadian rhythms, Amir Assadi, UW Department of Mathematics

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Electronic circuits in the quantum limit, Maxim Vavilov, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Wednesday, April 18th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, April 19th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
CANCELLED, Craig Zaspel, University of Montana Western

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Infrared-luminous galaxies: their Evolution, Clustering and Fates, Benjamin Weiner, Steward Observatory

   Friday, April 20th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Special Physics History Lecture; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Matter waves in Paris: the de Broglie you don't know, Bruce R. Wheaton, Technology & Physical Science History Associates, Berkeley, CA

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
The Neutrino at Eighty - A remarkable journey and a feisty future, John Wilkerson, University of North Carolina
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/04/20.html

   Monday, April 23rd
ECE 600 Seminar: Silicon Nanomembrane based Photonic Crystal Nanostructures for On-chip Open Sensor Systems; 3:30 pm; Engineering Hall, Room 1800
ECE 600 Seminar: Silicon Nanomembrane based Photonic Crystal Nanostructures for On-chip Open Sensor Systems, Prof. Ray Chen, University of Texas-Austin

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Two-electron dephasing in single Si and GaAs quantum dots, John Gamble, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, April 24th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Adaptive information, Rob Nowak, UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
The Origin of Matter, Ramsey-Musolf, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Experimental Muon Physics: an Overview, David Webber, University of Wisconsin Madison

   Thursday, April 26th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
"Rare" Fluctuations and the Anderson Model of Localization, Ravin Bhatt, Princeton University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Dark Matter from Weak Polyplets, Jennifer Kile, Northwestern University

   Friday, April 27th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Topological insulators and topological superconductors, Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/04/27.html

   Monday, April 30th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Formation of Magnetic Microphases in Ca$_3$Co$_2$O$_6$, Yoshitomo Kamiya, Los Alamos National Lab

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

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