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Wisconsin Quantum Institute
Chicago Quantum Summit
Time: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Place: in person and virtual, see for details and to register
Speaker: Various, see website and agenda, CQE
Abstract: The fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit will be a daylong program of presentations and discussions focusing on growing quantum ecosystems, commercializing research, and considering complex issues such as workforce development and inclusion — on both local and global scales.

The Summit is a hybrid event. Virtual participation is broadly available.

View the 2021 Summit Agenda:
Host: CQE
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Astronomy Colloquium
How big are Galactic Winds?
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies at 3:30 pm, Talk starts at 3:45 pm
Speaker: Professor David Rupke, Rhodes College
Abstract: Intense star formation and rapid black hole accretion in the centers of galaxies produce energy that propels gas outward. These galactic winds affect the evolution of their host galaxies, and may self-regulate the future growth of stars and black holes. Galaxies are also known to be surrounded by enormous reservoirs of gas. Galactic winds are a likely mechanism by which these reservoirs are created. However, we don't know how far most galactic winds extend into their surroundings. I will discuss observations of galactic winds driven by star formation and black holes that probe their extent and illuminate the connection between galaxies and their surroundings. I will also review how some astronomers will use the James Webb Space Telescope to answer these questions.
If you are unable to attend in Person below is the zoom link
Host: Professor Christi Tremonti
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
Off the Beaten Track: Searches for Long-lived Particles with CMS
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Place: Chamberlin 4274 or
Speaker: Karri DiPetrillo, Fermilab
Abstract: Our best hope for a beyond the Standard Model discovery at the LHC requires breaking long-held assumptions about how to look for new physics. It is more important than ever before to consider complex and challenging final states that may have previously evaded standard search strategies. In this talk, I will discuss recent searches for long-lived particles with the CMS experiment. I will focus on the experimental techniques used to overcome challenges with triggering, reconstruction, and non-standard backgrounds, and how different approaches impact sensitivity to new physics. I will also touch on opportunities to expand our potential for discovery in the near future.
Host: Sridhara Dasu
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