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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301)
Major Discovery Week -- AMEP
Time: 12:00 pm
Speaker: Deniz Yavuz, UW–Madison Physics
Abstract: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics (AMEP) is an interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree program focusing on math, physics, and an area of Engineering. AMEP offers a unique combination of mathematical physics and engineering education that not only provides excellent preparation for graduate school in applied science or engineering, but is also of great value to industry. Please join this session to meet one of the co-directors of the program and learn more about AMEP.

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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Axion Searches with two Superconducting Radio Frequency Cavities
Time: 2:00 pm
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Speaker: Christina Gao, Fermilab
Abstract: Axion (and axion-like-particle), a pseudo-scalar well-motivated in the beyond-the-Standard-Model physics, has a unique two photon vertex, which allows terrestrial experiments to directly look for them from the Sun or as a component of dark matter. Laboratory searches, with both the source and the detection of axion under control, so-called Light-shining-through-walls (LSW), are complementary probes to those direct searches above. We propose a LSW axion search strategy using superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities in the GHz range. SRF cavities have exceptionally high quality factor, which both boost the number of photons stored in the emitter cavity, and enhance the signal power in the receiver cavity.
Host: Lars Aalsma
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Department Coffee Hour
Department Coffee Hour (Virtual)
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Virtual (see abstract for connection info)
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