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Events During February, 2013

   Friday, February 1st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Femtosecond hard X-ray lasers for atomic structure and biodynamics, John Spence, Arizona State University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/02/01.html

   Monday, February 4th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, February 5th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?, Patricia B McConnell, UW Department of Zoology

"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

   Thursday, February 7th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Topological Phases in Transition Metal Oxides, Gregory A. Fiete, University of Texas at Austin

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Galactic Winds: Lessons from Nearby Starbursts, Jay Gallagher, UW Astronomy Prof and Chair

   Friday, February 8th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:15 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Sister Higgs, Daniele Alves, Fermilab

   Saturday, February 9th
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 10th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 11th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, February 12th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Was 2012 a failure for the polls? Was Nate Silver exceptionally accurate?, Charles Franklin, UW Department of Political Science

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

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Higgs to di-photon decay with new vector fermions, Pedro Schwaller, Argonne National Laboratory

   Wednesday, February 13th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

Careers for Physicists; 3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Epic, Epic, Epic

Careers for Physicists; 3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Epic, Epic, Epic

   Thursday, February 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Catch and release microwave photons with 99% fidelity, John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Feedback in Faint Galaxies During the Peak Epoch of Star Formation, Dawn Erb, UW Milwaukee Physics Dept

   Friday, February 15th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Superconducting Quantum Computing , John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/02/15.html

   Saturday, February 16th
Physics Fair; 11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall (1150 University Avenue)
6th Annual Physics Fair, , UW Department of Physics

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 17th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 18th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, February 19th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
Thom's catastrophe theory and Zeeman's model of the stock market, Joel Robbin, UW Department of Mathematics

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Quantum Computing, Sue Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Interactions and width of the Higgs-like particle, Bogdan Dobrescu, Fermilab

   Thursday, February 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Spin-Orbit Tuned Ground States in Single-Crystal Iridates, Gang Cao, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Evolution of Galaxy Populations in the Most Distant Galaxy Clusters", Mark Brodwin, University of Missouri- Kansas City

   Friday, February 22nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
The Brave Nu World, André de Gouvêa, Northwestern University
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/02/22.html

   Monday, February 25th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Orthogonal Metals - the simplest non-Fermi liquids, Rahul Nandkishore, Princeton University

   Tuesday, February 26th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Gate control of single electron spin in III-V semiconductor quantum dots: Anisotropy effects , Sanjay Prabhakar, Wilfrid Laurier University

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
The brave cyberworld of science communication, Dominique Brossard, UW Department of Life Sciences and Communication

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

   Wednesday, February 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced , Smitha Vishveshwara from the University of Urbana-Champaign.

Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, February 28th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Engineering Synthetic Quantum Materials from Cold Atoms: Mott Insulators to Emergent Polariton Crystals, Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Prospects for X-ray constraints on the local super-massive black hole occupation Fraction", Elena Gallo, Universtiy of Michigan

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