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Events During the 2017 Spring Semester

January 2017

   Tuesday, January 17th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Control of Ultracold Dipolar Molecules, Huanqian Loh, MIT
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
How worried should we be about congenital Zika virus?, Dave O'Connor, UW Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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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
The Fate of Axion Stars, Hong Zhang, Ohio State
Presentation: Axion_Hong_Zhang.pdf
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   Thursday, January 19th
 R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar, Physics / Electrical and Computer Engineering;
10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Physics after the lab and the desk: Your work in PRL, Samindranath Mitra , Editor in Physical Review Letters
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum entanglement for precision sensing with atoms and light, Onur Hosten, stanford
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Cosmic-ray proton measurements with the Fermi-LAT, David Green, University of Maryland/Goddard
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   Friday, January 20th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics with HAWC, Ignacio Taboada, Georgia Tech
Presentation: Hawc-340day-constellations-english.png
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   Monday, January 23rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Divertor Transport Physics in the LargeHelical Device, Dr. Masahiro Kobayashi, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan
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   Tuesday, January 24th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
A Brief History of Time(keeping): Metrology and quantum simulation with optical lattice clocks, Shimon Kolkowitz, JILA - University of Colorado Boulder
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The Lyapunov exponent, 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 Higgs Boson, Matthew F Herndon, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Hunting for Sterile Neutrinos at Long and Short Baselines, Adam Aurisano, UC Cincinnati
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   Wednesday, January 25th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Thursday, January 26th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin hall
Observation of new fractional quantum Hall states in graphene heterostructures, Andrea Young, University of California Santa Barbara
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Boerge Hemmerling, UC Berkeley
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Foteini Oikonomou, Foteini Oikonomou, Penn State University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies 3:30 pm, Talk at 3:45 pm
An X-ray View of the Dusty Universe, Lia Corrales, Einstein Fello, UW Madison Astronomy Department
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Marcelle Soares-Santos, Fermi Lab
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   Friday, January 27th
 Atomic Physics Seminar, AMO ;
10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Ultralow-Power Nonlinear Optics using Metastable Xenon in a Cavity, Garrett Hickman, UMBC
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
A New Spin on Superconductivity, Amir Yacoby, Harvard University
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   Monday, January 30th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
New Insights into the Origin of Cosmic Rays, Dr. Damiano Caprioli, University of Chicago, USA
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   Tuesday, January 31st
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Building materials from light: Photonic Landau levels and Rydberg-mediated interactions, Ariel Sommer, MIT
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Bits (Qubits) in Silicon Quantum Dots, Mark A Eriksson, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Da Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
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February 2017

   Thursday, February 2nd
 R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar, AMO;
10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
TBD, TBD
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   Friday, February 3rd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Winner of the "2017 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize, tbd, Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of The American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Lab Astro and the Origins of the Chemical Elements, tbd, Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of The American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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   Monday, February 6th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
An Overview of the DIII-D Metal Tile Mini-Campaign: Initial Result Highlighting the Characterization of Different Divertor Tungsten Sources, Migration and Impact on the Core in H-mode Conditions, Dr. Ezekial Unterberg, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, February 7th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
CHIPS : The neutrino detector with a few differences, Jennifer A Thomas, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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   Wednesday, February 8th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Thursday, February 9th
 R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar, AMO;
10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, TBD, tbd
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Minerba Betancourt, Fermilab
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   Friday, February 10th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, JoAnne Hewett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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   Monday, February 13th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Plasma Material Interaction in Radiation Environments - the Next Grand Challenge, Dr. Juergen Rapp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, February 14th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Direct Dark Matter Detection and LZ, Kimberly J. Palladino, UW Madison Department of Physics
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Studying Neutrino Oscillations at NOvA: From Experimental Design to Pioneering Analysis, Alexander Radovic, William and Mary
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   Thursday, February 16th
 R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar, AMO;
10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
TBD, TBD
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Physics with a 10-year Color Movie of 40 Billion Stars and Galaxies, Keith Bechtol, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
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   Monday, February 20th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Optimizing 3-D Configurations, Dr. Andrew Ware, University of Montana, USA
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   Tuesday, February 21st
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Biomineralization, Pupa Gilbert, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Bibhushan Shakya, University of Cincinnati/University of Michigan
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Taritree Wongjirad, MIT
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   Wednesday, February 22nd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Thursday, February 23rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Qin Li , UW-Madison
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Daniel Jacobs, National Science Foundation
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   Monday, February 27th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Plasma Stability and Impurity Radiation Physics, Dr. Luis Delgado-Aparicio, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, February 28th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Puzzles in Particle Physics, Yang Bai, UW Madison Department of Physics
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Unlocking neutrino mysteries with the NOvA experiment, Chris Backhouse, Caltech
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March 2017

   Thursday, March 2nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
TBD, Anton Andreev, University of Washington
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   Monday, March 6th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Edge Localized Mode Suppression by Resonant Magnetic Perturbation Fields at DIII-S and ASDEX-Upgrade, Dr. Raffi Nazikian, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, March 7th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophysics with TeV particles, Justin Vandenbroucke, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Ethan Neil, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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   Wednesday, March 8th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Friday, March 10th
 Physics Department Colloquium, ****NOTE SPECIAL START TIME****;
3:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
Breaking the Bias Habit, Jennifer Sheridan & Prof. Molly Carnes, UW Madison
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   Monday, March 13th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
High Energy Density Plasmas, Dr. Hye-Sook Park, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, March 14th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics of Climate Change, Susan M Nossal, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Monday, March 20th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Prof. Nadav Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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   Tuesday, March 21st
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Gustavo Marques Tavares, Stanford University
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   Monday, March 27th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Plasma Shocks, Dr. Paul Drake, University of Michigan, USA
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   Tuesday, March 28th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrino astronomy with IceCube, Albrecht Karle, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Zoltan Haiman, Columbia Univ
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   Friday, March 31st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Katherine Freese, University of Michigan
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April 2017

   Monday, April 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Fast Ion Confinement in Tokamaks, Dr. Benedikt Geiger, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
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   Tuesday, April 4th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic physics and quantum information , Mark Saffman, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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   Wednesday, April 5th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Friday, April 7th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
tbd, Barbara Jacak, UC-Berkeley/LBL
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   Monday, April 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Laboratory Investigation of the Dynamics of Jets and Spheromaks in a Background Magnetized Plasma, Dr. Mark Gilmore, University of New Mexico, USA
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   Tuesday, April 11th
"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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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Ian Low, Northwestern
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   Thursday, April 13th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Marjorie Schillo, K.U. Leuven
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   Friday, April 14th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee at 3:30 PM, Talk at 3:45 PM
"Radio Polarimety ad Cosmic Magnetism", Prof Bryan Gaensler, Whitford Lecturer, University of Toronto
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   Monday, April 17th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Multi-Scale Plasma Modeling, Dr. Gian Luca Delzanno, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, April 18th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic and Nuclear Clocks, Thad G Walker, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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   Wednesday, April 19th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Thursday, April 20th
Public Bautz Lecture; 3:30 pm; WID
"Galactic Archaeology", Professor Eva Grebel, Center for Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany
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   Friday, April 21st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Martin Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Center
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   Monday, April 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Understanding the Plasma Response to Resonant Magnetic Perturbations, Dr. Alan Turnbull, General Atomics, USA
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   Tuesday, April 25th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Circuits, Maxim G Vavilov, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Friday, April 28th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
Physics education research and course reforms at CU, Steve Pollock, Colorado University
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May 2017

   Monday, May 1st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 2317 Engineering Hall
Advances in Stellarator Optimization, Dr. David Gates, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA
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   Tuesday, May 2nd
"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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   Wednesday, May 3rd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin hall
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   Thursday, May 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Nathalie de Leon, Princeton
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin hall
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   Friday, May 5th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin hall
Electron holes caused by meteorites impacting the Earth's ionosphere. , Meers Oppenheim, Boston University
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   Thursday, May 11th
Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
Resonant 3-D Magnetic Field Effects-- penetration, resistive reconnection, islands, transport, Prof. James D. Callen, , UW-Madison, Engineering Physics
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