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Events During the Week of November 16th through November 22nd, 2014

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Cosmology Journal Club
An Informal discussion about a broad variety of arXiv papers related to Cosmology
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
Abstract: Please visit the following link for more details:
Please feel free to bring your lunch!
If you have questions or comments about this journal club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, please email Le Zhang (lzhang263@wisc.edu)
Host: Peter Timbie
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Frac sand and related natural resources in Wisconsin
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Jay Zambito, UW Department of Geoscience
Abstract: Wisconsin has some of the best frac sand in the world, and since 2011 the state has seen a large increase in frac sand mines, processing plants, and rail loading facilities. This talk will provide information on what frac sand is, how it is used, why it is being mined in Wisconsin, and its connection to other natural resources.
Host: Clint Sprott
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Title to be announced
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Adam Martin
Host: Ran Lu
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Physics Education Innovation Seminar
WriteLaTeX, Diigo, Piazza, and a CLC for physics plus results from new assessments in 103/4 and 207/8
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Professor Duncan Carlsmith and Professor Peter Timbie, UW-Madison
Abstract: Professor Carlsmith will describe how three cloud products and a collaborative learning center support the introduction of math rich online homework and discussions and collaborative threaded library research in physics. Professor Timbie will describe the results of new assessments in the large introductory course sequences Physics 103-4 and Physic 207-8 and their implications.
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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar
Title to be announced
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Jose Aumentado , NIST, Boulder
Abstract: TBA
Host: Robert McDermott
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Graduate Introductory Seminar
High Energy Experiment
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hal
Speaker: Carlsmith, Dasu, Herndon, Smith, Wu
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Friday, November 21st, 2014

Physics Department Colloquium
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Speaker: Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract: TBD
Host: Walker
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