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Events on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
The Minus-1st Law: The conservation of information and how it leads to chaos
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: George Hrabovsky, Madison Area Science and Technology
Abstract: The conservation of information is central to all of physics. It also seems so obvious to us physicists that we don't talk about it much in courses. It is a simple idea, the quantity of information in a closed system never changes. This simple idea requires us to think deeply about the nature of dynamical systems. The ramifications are dramatic; it leads to the second law of thermodynamics and to chaos.
Host: Sprott
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301)
The Higgs Boson
Time: 1:20 pm
Place: 2223 Chamberlin
Speaker: Wesley Smith, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics
Abstract: A series of weekly presentations and discussions of current research topics in physics by the scientists involved in those studies designed to expose students to the topics and excitement of the research frontier.
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