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This Week at Physics

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Events During March, 2013

   Friday, March 1st
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:15 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Indirect Probes of the MSSM after the Higgs Discovery, Felix Yu, Fermilab

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Life after Lorentz: Quantum Mechanics, Gravity, and the Crisis of Falsifiability, Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics & the University of Waterloo
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/03/01.html

   Monday, March 4th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, March 5th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Analysis of high-fidelity gate design and error thresholds for fault-tolerant superconducting quantum computing architectures, Joydip Ghosh, University of Georgia

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Refreshments will be served)
How are complex adaptations built? Using cultural and genetic convergence to understand evolving systems, John Hawks, UW Department of Anthropology

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Spin Quantum Dots for Spin Qubit, Mark Eriksson, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
A Metastable Vacuum and the Higgs to Diphoton Rate, Stefania Goris, University of Chicago

   Thursday, March 7th
Special Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
The two sides of a semiclassical spin, Feifei Li, Northwestern University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Stellar Mergers and Interactions: Yes, Virginia, Stars Do Collide. , Alison Sills, McMaster University

   Friday, March 8th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Meeting the Energy needs of a Growing Population, Timothy Donohue, UW-Madison Dept. of Bacteriology & Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/03/08.html

   Monday, March 11th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Waiting time distribution and switching rate of a microwave photon detector based on a current–biased Josephson junction, Amrit Poudel, UW-Madison

   Tuesday, March 12th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Climate change, disturbance, and forest resilience, Brian Harvey, UW Department of Zoology

"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
X-ray Astronomy, Dan McCammon, University of Wisconsin Department of Physics

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Same-sign Dilepton Signatures of RPV SUSY, Joshua Berger, SLAC, Stanford University

   Wednesday, March 13th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

Careers for Physicists; 2:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Scott Converse, Scott Converse, UW-Madison, School of Business

   Thursday, March 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Non-equilibrium many-body dynamics with cold atoms in optical lattices, Andrew Daley, University of Pittsburgh

   Friday, March 15th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Instantons on R^3 x S^1 and a semi-classical realization of IR renormalons, Phillip Argyres, Cincinnati

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
New perspectives on quark confinement, Philip Argyres, University of Cincinnati
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2013/03/15.html

   Monday, March 18th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Tuesday, March 19th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The textual structure of REM dreaming, Art Schmaltz, Prairie State College

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

WIPAC Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Ultra-high energy neutrino events at the IceCube and the Glashow resonance, Atri Bhattacharya, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India

   Thursday, March 21st
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Thad Walker, U. Wisconsin-Madison

   Friday, March 22nd
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:15 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Solution-generating techniques in supergravity and their applications to AdS/CFT, Jerome Gaillard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions: The Theoretical Challenge, Adam Burrows, Princeton University

   Sunday, March 24th
Distinguished Lecture Series; 4:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
"Cosmology on a Moving Mesh", Lars Hernquist, Harvard University

   Monday, March 25th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:30 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, March 28th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Control and possible applications of valley degree of freedom: Valleytronics?, Belita Koiller, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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