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Events During February, 2014

   Monday, February 3rd
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:15 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
CANCELED--Mechanics and self-organization of motor-driven filamentous assemblies: from swimming sperm to active gels, Daniel Chen, Brandeis University

   Tuesday, February 4th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
Predicting fate, Jim Blair, Milton and Edgewood College

Special Plasma Physics Seminar; 12:05 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Spectral Line Profile Modeling Under the Action of Dynamic Electric and Static Magnetic Fields, Elijah Martin, North Carolina State University

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Garage Physics Projects, Duncan Carlsmith, UW Madison Department of Physics

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; Chamberlin Hall 4274
Searching for dark matter with bubble chambers, Hugh Lippincott

   Wednesday, February 5th
Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
From colloids to bacteria: anisotropy in self-organizing systems at the mesoscopic scale, Kun Zhao, UCLA

   Thursday, February 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Electrically controlled spin qubits in coupled quantum dot systems, Vanita Srinivasa, UMD

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Searching for Q-balls with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory, Peter Karn, UC Irvine

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Measuring Magnetic Fields Near and Far via the Zeeman Effect, Tim Robishaw, Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

   Friday, February 7th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Top Portal Dark Matter, Christopher Jackson, University of Texas at Arlington

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Quantum Optics with Microwave Photons, Maxim Vavilov, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

   Saturday, February 8th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

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

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 10th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:15 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Notes from Underground: Direct Dark Matter Searches and Single Phase Liquid Argon Detectors, Kim Palladino, MIT

   Tuesday, February 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
How does dark matter interact with us?, Yang Bai, UW Department of Physics

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Counting Microwave Photons, Maxim Vavilov, UW Madison Department of Physics

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

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Exploring Fundamental Physics through Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background, Bradford Benson, University of Chicago

   Thursday, February 13th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Hadronic Interaction Models and the Interpretation of Astroparticle Data, Dimitra Atri, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Asymmetries in Protoplanetary Transition Disks, Hui Li, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Engineering New Electronic States in Graphene Heterostructures: Massive Dirac Fermions, Hofstadter’s Butterfly and the Quantum Spin Hall Effect, Benjamin Hunt, MIT

   Friday, February 14th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:15 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
First Evidence for Energetic Cosmic Neutrinos with IceCube, Albrecht Karle, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2014/02/14.html

   Saturday, February 15th
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 16th
Wonders of Physics; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

Wonders of Physics; 4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin

   Monday, February 17th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:15 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, February 18th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Direct imaging of the nearest habitable planets , Margaret Turnbull, Global Science Institute

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
The Early Universe, Peter Timbie, UW Madison Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Tim Linden, University of Chicago

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Emerging spin-orbit interaction driven phenomena in magnetic heterostructures, Xin Fan, University of Deleware

   Wednesday, February 19th
Physics Education Innovation Seminar; 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Riddle of the Invisible Universe, Matthew Szydagis, UC Davis

   Thursday, February 20th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Two- and three-dimensional spin liquid and interacting Majorana systems, Zohar Nussinov, Washington University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Four Problems in Trying to Form Galaxies(and how ISM Physics can Save US)", Desika Narayanan, Haverford College

   Friday, February 21st
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
A light Higgs boson from a composite Higgs theory, Hsin-Chia Cheng, University of California, Davis

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Equilibrium and Driven Mesoscopic Dynamics in Complex Oxides, Paul Evans, UW Materials Science & Engineering
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2014/02/21.html

   Monday, February 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Transport Properties of Strongly Coupled Plasmas, Scott Baalrud, University of Iowa

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; Chamberlin 5310
Valleytronics in Silicon: the Principles and the Practice, Andre Saraiva, University of Wisconsin

   Tuesday, February 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Roving the Red Planet: A field geologist explores gale crater on Mars, Rebecca Williams, Planetary Science Institute

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Dark Matter Searches, Yang Bai, UW Madison Department of Physics

   Wednesday, February 26th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, February 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Topological phases, Majorana fermions and disorder in superconductors, Smitha Vishveshwara , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Atomic Physics Seminar; 2:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Coherent control of strongly interacting Rydberg gases in thermal vapor cells, Prof. Tilman Pfau, University of Stuttgart

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Scaling Computational Astrophysics", Matthew Turk, Columbia University

   Friday, February 28th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Pure Gravity Mediation, Jason Evans, University of Minnesota

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
A single Rydberg electron in a Bose-Einstein Condensate, Prof. Tilman Pfau, University of Stuttgart
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2014/02/28.html

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