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Events During the 2016 Spring Semester

January 2016

   Tuesday, January 19th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Universe: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Ed Churchwell, UW Department of Astronomy
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Chaos, Clint Sprott, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Discrete Abelian symmetries in the MSSM and its extensions, Volodymyr Takhistov, University of California, Irvine
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   Wednesday, January 20th
Department Meeting
CANCELLED
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, January 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Transport coefficients of graphene: Interplay of impurity scattering, Coulomb interaction, and optical phonons, Hong-Yi Xie, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
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   Tuesday, January 26th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
urbulence, the manifestation of eddies and their role in conservation laws, George Hrabovsky, Madison Area Science and Technology
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Discovery of the Higgs boson, Matthew F Herndon, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Dark Matter: An Axion Story, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, MIT
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   Wednesday, January 27th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Discovery of a Fast Radio Burst, Peter Timbie, UW - Madison, Department of Physics
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   Thursday, January 28th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee at 3:15 PM
The Past, Present, and Future of the Milky Way, Robert Benjamin, UW Whitewater
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   Friday, January 29th
 Physics Department Colloquium, ****NOTE SPECIAL START TIME****;
3:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum trajectories and the quantum state of the past, Klaus Molmer, Aarhus University
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February 2016

   Tuesday, February 2nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Developing value-added biomaterials, Dani Zhu, UW Department of Food Science
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
HAWC: A New Gamma-Ray Observatory to Study Astrophysics at the High-Energy Frontier, Stefan Westerhoff, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Oscillations and Baryogenesis, David McKeen, University of Washington
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   Wednesday, February 3rd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Dynamics of interacting disordered quantum spin systems, Ivar Martin, Argonne National Laboratory
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Forging the Heaviest Elements, Rebecca Surman, Notre Dame
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Special Cosmology Seminar; 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
CMB Polarization with ACTpol, Rahul Datta, Univeristy of Michigan
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Special Cosmology Seminar; 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Design and Deployment of the first Multichroic Polarimeter array on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Rahul Datta, University of Michigan
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   Tuesday, February 9th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Making computer networks work (Part II), Aditya Akella, UW Department of Computer Sciences
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Magnetic reconnection, a celestial phenomenon in the laboratory, Jan Egedal, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
High-Scale Axions without Isocurvature from Inflationary Dynamics, Dr. Jack Kearney , Fermilab
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   Thursday, February 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Origin of the in-plane resistivity anisotropy of the iron pnictides: scattering rate or plasma frequency?, Michael Schuett, University of Minnesota
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
The Atacama B-mode Search: Cosmology at 17,000 Feet, Sara Simon, Princeton
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 3:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
The Next Generation Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST-TNG), Brad Dober, University of Pennsylvania
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies at 3:15 PM
Gas dynamics and star formation in dwarf galaxies, Dr. Federico Lelli, Case Western Reserve University
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   Friday, February 12th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
High- and intermediate-velocity clouds as a tracer of cosmic rays in the Galactic halo, Luigi Tibaldo, MPIK, Heidelberg
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Deciphering IceCube’s High-Energy Neutrinos, Marek Kowalski, Humboldt University Berlin & DESY Zeuthen
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   Saturday, February 13th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Sunday, February 14th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, February 16th
Astronomy Colloquium; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, SPECIAL LUNCH TALK
Compact Neutron Star Binary Assembly n the Universe, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, UC Santa Cruz
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
The dynamics of message-carrying between combatants, Joe Elder, UW Department of Sociology
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Coulomb drag and anomalous Hall transport phenomena , Alex Levchenko, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Tony Gherghetta, University of Minnesota
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   Wednesday, February 17th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Initial Results from HAWC on Gamma-Ray Bursts, Joshua Wood, University of Maryland
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   Thursday, February 18th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies at 3:15 PM
New Tools for Galactic Archaeology from the Milky Way, Gail Zasowski, Johns Hopkins University
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   Friday, February 19th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Kent Irwin, Stanford/SLC
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   Saturday, February 20th
9th Annual Physics Fair; 11:00 am; University Avenue Lobby
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Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Sunday, February 21st
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, February 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Walking and stroke: A delicate balance, Kreg Gruben, UW Department of Kenesiology
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Cosmology using cosmic microwave background polarization, Kam Stahly Arnold, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Andrew Larkoski, Harvard University
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   Wednesday, February 24th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 25th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
MicroBooNE: Unlocking the Secrets of the Neutrino with Liquid Argon Detector Technology, Matt Toups, MIT
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   Friday, February 26th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Nepomuk Otte, Georgia Tech
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March 2016

   Tuesday, March 1st
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Computing with Electronic Circuits, Maxim G Vavilov, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 2nd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, March 3rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Brad Christensen, University Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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   Friday, March 4th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Climate Modeling, Chris E. Forest, Penn State
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   Tuesday, March 8th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Catching Neutrinos in the Deep Ice: an IceCube Tutorial, Kael D Hanson, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Thursday, March 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
TBD, Viktoriia Kornich, University of Basel
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   Friday, March 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Salha Jebari, CEA Grenoble
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Isobel Ojalvo, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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   Tuesday, March 15th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The Askaryan Radio Array: Searching for Ultra-high-energy Neutrinos at the South Pole, John Kelley, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 16th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
New results from RENO, Seon-Hee Seo, Seoul National University
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   Thursday, March 17th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
From Bell's inequalities to quantum information: a new quantum revolution, Alain Aspect, CNRS, Institut d’Optique
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   Friday, March 18th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:15 pm)
Title to be announced, David Nelson, Harvard University
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   Tuesday, March 29th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Solar Energy, Franz J Himpsel, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, March 30th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
GeV and TeV gamma-rays in the era of multi-messenger synergy, Amanda Weinstein, Iowa State University
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April 2016

   Friday, April 1st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
New Satellite Galaxies of Our Milky Way, Keith Bechtol, UW - Madison, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center
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   Tuesday, April 5th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
X-ray Astronomy with Sounding Rockets, Dan McCammon, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280
tbd, Malte Buschmann, Fermilab
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   Thursday, April 7th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Ray Simmonds , NIST, Boulder
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   Friday, April 8th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
tbd, Daniel Holz, University of Chicago
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   Tuesday, April 12th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Superconductivity, Robert J Joynt, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, April 13th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, April 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Jason Kestner, UMBC
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   Friday, April 15th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Josh Frieman, University of Chicago/Fermilab
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   Tuesday, April 19th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Karl Peterson
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 Astronomy Colloquium, TUESDAY TALK;
12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
A Philosophically-Informed Appraisal of the Schmidt-Sanduleak Law of Star Formation: "Not Even Wrong", Barry F. Madore, Carnegie Observatories and Dept of Astronomy & Astrophysics University of Chicago
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
biomineralization, Pupa Gilbert, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Thursday, April 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
title to be announced, Alex Kuzmich, University of Michigan
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   Friday, April 22nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Richard Mushotzky, University of Maryland/Goddard Space Flight Center
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   Tuesday, April 26th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Atoms and qubits - solving complex problems with simple quantum systems, Mark Saffman, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, April 27th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, April 29th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (Coffee & Cookies at 3:15pm)
Title to be announced, Paul Cassak, West Virginia University
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May 2016

   Tuesday, May 3rd
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Superconducting Quantum Information Processing, Robert F McDermott, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Friday, May 6th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Distinguished Alumni Award Winner;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
TBD, Steve Ritz, UC Santa Cruz
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