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Version control is a great method for documenting your progress while avoiding mistakes and backing up your work. We’ll focus mainly on git, and you’ll learn the essentials for maintaining code repositories, tracking changes in papers, and more all while avoiding the dense and scary stuff.
Host: 
Rob Morgan, graduate student
Speaker: Greg Holdman Physics PhD Graduate Student

 

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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/350335216
In person event has been cancelled.
Host: 
Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu Department Chair

 

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Room and Building: 
Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
Knowing how to write efficient code can make your life much easier, but also will make you a more attractive job candidate. We’ll discuss what makes code slow, how to profile your code, parallelization, and modules for speeding up your workflow.
Host: 
Rob Morgan, graduate student
Speaker: Rob Morgan Physics PhD Graduate Student

 

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Room and Building: 
5280 Chamberlin Hall
Getting all the information out of a dense academic article is a challenge no matter what point you’re at in your physics career. Even if you’re reading a paper very close to your field, language, figures, and presentation style can act as barriers to understanding the take-home message of the work. I’ll cover strategies for approaching articles geared towards overcoming these barriers. You’ll improve your research efficiency by being able to interpret the motivations, methods, results, and implications of an article after a 5-minute read.
Host: 
Rob Morgan, graduate student
Speaker: Alex Pizzuto Physics Graduate Student

 

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Room and Building: 
5280 Chamberlin Hall
Friday, February 28th, 2020
For admitted students only
Host: 
Michelle Holland, Graduate Program Coordinator
Speaker: na na

 

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Friday, February 14th, 2020
For admitted students only
Host: 
Michelle Holland, Graduate Program Coordinator
Speaker: na na

 

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Our nearest large spiral galaxy neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy (M31), and its dwarf satellites, offer a panoramic yet detailed view of galaxy formation and evolution in our astronomical backyard. This system also serves as an excellent laboratory for the study of stellar populations because the stars are all practically at the same distance from us. I will present results from the SPLASH (Spectroscopic and Photometric Landscape of Andromeda's Stellar Halo) survey, the backbone of which was a large Keck DEIMOS spectroscopic survey of evolved stars in M31. Most of the SPLASH spectroscopic targets in M31's disk were selected from the PHAT (Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury) survey, a wide-field 6-filter Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image of a portion of the disk of M31. The talk will cover a range of science topics including: Local Group dynamics, structure/substructure and metallicity of M31's stellar halo, satellite tidal interactions, disk/halo interface, dynamical heating of the disk, and rare stellar populations.
Host: 
Professor Tremonti and Professor Bershady
Speaker: Raja GuhaThakurta UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California Santa Cruz

 

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Room and Building: 
4421 Sterling Hall
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
In this workshop we will begin with the basics and talk through strategies and steps to create a winning resume. Good resume’s don’t get you jobs but great ones do! From the various parts of a resume to the fine details that really matter, this workshop will include a 10 point checklist to ensure you focus on what really matters. After this workshop you will have the skills, tools, and know how to update your existing resume or start from scratch if you don’t have one yet. Feel free to bring any resume related questions to the workshop.
Host: 
Rob Morgan, graduate student
Speaker: Michelle Holland Physics Graduate Programs Coordinator

 

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Room and Building: 
5310 Chamberlin Hall
The first Physics Graduate Student Council Professional Development Seminar! We will briefly outline the topics for the semester as an introduction to the seminar series. This session will focus on the importance of making yourself and your work accessible to collaborators and potential employers. Personal websites are the perfect tools for this purpose. There will be a step-by-step walkthrough to create a free, easy-to-use personal website. By the end, everyone will be online! Visit https://rmorgan10.github.io/UWMadisonPGSC-PD/ for more information.
Host: 
Rob Morgan, graduate student
Speaker: Rob Morgan Physics PhD Graduate Student

 

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Room and Building: 
5310 Chamberlin Hall
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
This talk's journey will depart from the often present science-art dichotomy, exploring the complicated, often unexpected relationship that physics and the arts share. This complex relationship provides opportunities for fresh storytelling, in particular physics narratives embedded in a wider culture and interdisciplinary explorations in classrooms and beyond. I argue that science and the arts acting in concert may deliver benefits beyond science communication, addressing questions of social justice, and become an influencer of a more equitable world.
Host: 
Women and Gender Minorities in Physics (GMaWiP)
Speaker: Agnes Mocsy Pratt Institute

 

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Room and Building: 
4274 Chamberlin Hall

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