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This Week at Physics

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Events During March, 2014

   Monday, March 3rd
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Recent Highlights in Low Temperature Plasmas, Mark Kushner, University of Michigan

   Tuesday, March 4th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The relationship between obesity, genetics, nutrition, environment and metabolic diseases , James M. Ntambi, UW Departments of Biochemistry and of Nutritional Sciences

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Chaos, Clint Sprott, UW Madison Department of Physics

   Thursday, March 6th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"How Stars Move in Galactic Disks", Carlos Vera-Ciro, UW Madison Astronomy Dept

   Friday, March 7th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin Hall
Experimental review on the disordered-driven superconductor to insulator transition, Daniel Sherman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Verner Suomi’s Vision with a Spotlight on Benchmarking the Earth’s Climate from Space, Hank Revercomb, UW-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2014/03/07.html

   Monday, March 10th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; Chamberlin Hall 4274
How, when and where in pattern formation: Spying on embryonic development one molecule at a time, Hernan Garcia, Princeton

   Tuesday, March 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Variability, uncertainty, and vulnerability in our chaotic climate , John Young, UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
X-ray Astronomy from Sounding Rockets, Dan McCammon, UW Madison Department of Physics

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Photonic topological insulators and pseudomagnetism, Mikael Rechtsman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology,

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

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Communications and Computation, Graeme Smith, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

   Thursday, March 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310
Many body localization: a new frontier for quantum statistical physics, Rahul Nandkishore, Princeton University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"The secret lives of Galaxy Clusters", Brian O'shea, Michigan State University

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum control of interactions between spin and photons in semiconductor quantum dot, Wei-bo Gao, Institute of Quantum Electronics - ETH Zurich

   Friday, March 14th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Dark Matter: The Lepton Connection, Prateek Agrawa, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Status and prospects for achieving thermonuclear ignition on the National Ignition Facility, Riccardo Betti, Rochester
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2014/03/14.html

   Tuesday, March 18th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Role of dissipation and losses in neutral atom based quantum computing, Dr. Durga Dasari, Aarhus University, Denmark

   Friday, March 21st
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Consistency tests of gravity using large scale structure dynamics, Elise Jennings, University of Chicago

 Physics Department Colloquium, No Event--Spring Break;
3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)

   Monday, March 24th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, March 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Managing complexity at the molecular scale, Tehshik Yoon, UW Department of Chemistry

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

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

   Thursday, March 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Superconducting qubits and cavities: sidebands and vortices, Professor Britton Plourde, Syracuse University

Faculty Candidate Seminar; 1:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Radar Detection of HE Neutrinos in the Ice, Kael Hanson, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Sizing up Kepler's exoplanets with Asteroseismology", Travis Metcalfe, Space Science Institute

Van Vleck Lecture ; 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Application of Orthogonalized Linear Combination of Atomic Orbital Methods to Complex Materials , Professor Wai-Yim Ching, Curator’s Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City

   Friday, March 28th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:15 pm; 5280
The IceCube Puzzle, Markus Ahlers, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Realism and the epistemic view of quantum states, Terry Rudolph

   Monday, March 31st
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Exploring Boundary Plasma and PMI Research at MIT with New Diagnostics and Experiments, Dennis Whyte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Atomic Physics Seminar; 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Rydberg-atom trapping and spectroscopy in optical trapping fields, Georg Raithel, University of Michigan

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