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Events on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Making sense of the 2016 presidential election
Time: 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: David Canon, UW Department of Political Science
Abstract: David Canon, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, will discuss the most unusual presidential election of our lifetimes. He will discuss the importance of election rules on the outcome of elections, analyze the most recent election forecasts, and talk about possible electoral reforms.
Host: Clint Sprott
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Council Meeting
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place: 2314 Chamberlin hall
Speaker: Albrecht Karle
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Flavorful UV Instantons and the Strong CP Problem
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin
Speaker: Kiel Howe, Fermilab
Abstract: We describe a new solution to the strong CP problem inspired by the massless up quark solution. At high energies, QCD is embedded in a SU(3)xSU(3)xSU(3) model, with each matter generation charged under a different site. Instanton effects are unsuppressed at the scale of Higgsing to the SM diagonal QCD, and a set of anomalous U(1)_PQ symmetries removes the low-energy strong CP phase. A non-zero theta parameter is generated at loop level near current bounds. Similar models can also lead to a heavy axion solution to the strong CP problem.
Host: Joshua Berger
Presentation: FlavorfulInstantons-Madison.pdf
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PUMP: Prospective Undergraduate Majors In Physics
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker: Physics Faculty
Abstract: Interested in majoring in Physics?
Come to PUMP: Prospective Undergraduate Majors in Physics!
During this informal meeting, advisors and faculty will be discussing various topics including: Why you should major in Physics; What you can do with a Physics degree; Physics major course requirements; Undergraduate research opportunities; and Tutoring & mentoring opportunities.
Refreshments will be served. No R.S.V.P. is required to attend.
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