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Events During the 2010 Spring Semester

January 2010

   Tuesday, January 12th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Magnetic Fields in the Cosmic-ray modified shocks", Andrey Beresynak, UW Madison Astronomy
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   Thursday, January 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Charge sensing and excited state spectroscopy in a Si/SiGe quantum dot, Madhu Thalakulam, UW-Madison
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   Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
   Tuesday, January 19th
First Day of Class
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
An Aamazing Freak Wave, Chin H. Wu
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   Wednesday, January 20th
Undergrad Lunch with John Orrell; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Coffee & Cookies; 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Coffee & Cookies with John Orrell, John Orrell, Pacific Northwest Lab
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   Thursday, January 21st
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Double Beta Decay: A challenge for particle, nuclear and atomic physics, Fedor Simkovic, Comenius University
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   Friday, January 22nd
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Violating Rotational or Translational Invariance During Inflation, Yang Bai, Fermilab
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Quark-Gluon Plasma in QCD, at RHIC and LHC, and in String Theory, Krishna Rajagopal, MIT
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   Monday, January 25th
Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Nimrod Simulations of Dynamo in Cylindrical and Spherical Geometries", Ivan Khalzov, University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Physics/Plasma
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   Tuesday, January 26th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Auditory Activation with Electric Hearing: Studies on Auditory Plasticity in Deaf Humans", Ruth Litovsky, UW-Madison Department of Communicative Disorders
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Star Formation and Gas in Nearby Galaxies", Adam Leroy, NRAO
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String Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Toric Lego: A Modular Approach to Model Building in String Theory, Inaki Garcia-Etxebarria, UPenn
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   Wednesday, January 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Alexander Abanov, Stony Brook University
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   Thursday, January 28th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Competition between superconductivity and magnetism in the iron arsenides, Rafael Fernandes, Ames National Laboratory
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   Friday, January 29th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Violating Rotational or Translational Invariance During Inflation (Joint with Phenomenology), Mark B. Wise, Caltech
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Special Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment, Oleg Kamaev, University of Minnesota
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February 2010

   Monday, February 1st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlain
Simulations of the global-dynamo in stars like the Sun, Ben Brown, University of Wisconsin Department of Astronomy
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, February 2nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Coherent transport in driven optical lattices, Andrea Alberti, European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Complex Families: Some Implications of Multiple Partner Fertility for Research and Policy", Marie Cancian, UW-Madison La Folette School of Public Affairs
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Infrared Astronomy at 45,000 Feet", Pam Marcum, NASA
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   Wednesday, February 3rd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, February 5th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Holography and the Speed of Sound at High Temperature, Paul Hohler, University of Illinois at Chicago
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SPECIAL ASTRONOMY TALK; 2:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
Breaching the Eddington Limit in the Most Massive, Most Luminous Stars", Professor Stan Owocki, University of Delaware
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   Monday, February 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Nonlinear Evolution of Resistive Tearing Mode with Sub-Alfvenic Shear Flow", Zheiwei Ma, Zhejiang University
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Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"An Update on Two-fluid Single-Helicity Tearing Mode Relaxation in a Cylindrical Pinch: Larger Lindquist Number and Helical Flow Visualization", Jake King, UW-Madison, Dept of Physics/CPTC
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   Tuesday, February 9th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Elegant Chaos: Algebraically Simple Chaotic Flows", Clint Sprott, UW-Madison, Dept of Physics/Plasma
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   Thursday, February 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Biomimetic Color Detection Using Chromophore-Nanotube Hybrid Devices, Dr. Francois Leonard & Dr. Andy Vance, Sandia National Laboratory, CA
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Electroweak Baryogenesis in Supersymmetric U(1)' Models, Tao Liu, University of Chicago
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   Friday, February 12th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Boosting BSM Higgs Discovery with Jet Substructure, Adam Martin, Fermilab
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, Stanislav Boldyrev, University of Wisconsin, Department of Physics
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   Saturday, February 13th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Sunday, February 14th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Monday, February 15th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Electron Gyroscale Fluctuations in the National Spherical Torus Experiment", David Smith, UW-Madison Dept of Engineering Physics
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Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Kinetic Theory of Instability-Enhanced Collective Interactions in Plasmas", Scott Baalrud, CPTC
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   Tuesday, February 16th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Mike Arnold, UW-Madison, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"A Life for Stars", Alexander Heger, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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   Wednesday, February 17th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, February 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
From quantum electronics to quantum nanofluidics, Guillaume Gervais, McGill University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The Axis of Evil - Large Scale Anomalies in Maps of the CMB, Ted Bunn, University of Richmond
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   Friday, February 19th
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Turning Photons into Polarized Nuclei, Thad Walker, University of Wisconsin, Department of Physics
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   Saturday, February 20th
Physics Fair; 11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall - Various Labs
3rd Annual Physics Fair - Open House, Open House, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Sunday, February 21st
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
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   Monday, February 22nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Measurements of Core Turbulence Suppression on DIII-D", Morgan Shafer, UW-Madison Dept of Engineering Physics/General Atomics
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Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Multiple Mirror Effects in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas", Vladimir Mirnov, UW-Madison Dept of Physics/Plasma
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   Tuesday, February 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Pictures fro Piles of Data", Michael Gleicher, UW-Madison, Dept. of Computer Science
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
The MiMeS Project: Magnetism in Massive Stars, Gregg Wade, Royal Military College of Canada
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   Thursday, February 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:30 am; 5310 Chamberlin
FFLO and pair density wave superconductivity, Daniel Agterberg, UW-Milwaukee
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, February 26th
 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, Joint with Phenomenology;
2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Comprehensive Solution to the Cosmological Constant, Zero-Point Energy, and Quantum Gravity Problems, Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut
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 Physics Department Colloquium, Special Joint Physics/Astronomy Colloquium Talk;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Confronting the Dark Energy Crisis in Fundamental Physics, Christopher Stubbs, Harvard University, Physics and Astronomy
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March 2010

   Monday, March 1st
Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Spontaneous Stochasticity and the Breakdown of Flux-Freezing in a Turbulent Plasma", G. L. Eyink, John Hopkins University
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   Tuesday, March 2nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Overview of Satellite-based Aviation Application for Detection of Thunderstorms, Turbulence and Volcanic Ash", Wayne Feltz, UW-Madison, Dept. of Space Science and Engineering Center
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
Interstellar Constraints on the Evolution of Cosmic Lithium, Chris Howk, Notre Dame University, Physics Dept
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   Wednesday, March 3rd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Seminar; 6:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
From Space Surveillance to Microelectronics: A Survey of Research at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Matthew Vanderhill, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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   Thursday, March 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Fermi Surface investigation across the quantum critical point in CeIrIn5 and CeCoIn5 via de Haas van Alphen measurements, Cidgem Capan, UC-Irvine
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   Friday, March 5th
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Uncovering the Nature of Dark Matter with Direct Detection Experiments. Status and Prospects from a XENON Perspective., Uwe Oberlack, Rice University
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   Monday, March 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Varying Stochasticity in the Core of the MST RFP", Joshua Reusch, UW-Madison Dept of Physics/Plasma
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Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Magnetic Barriers as Possible q95-Dependence Inhibitors of ELM Control by Resonant Magnetic Perturbations at DII-D", Jonathan Kessler, Southeast Missouri State
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String Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
On the existence of meta-stable vacua in the Klebanov-Strassler Background, Nick Halmagyi, Saclay
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   Tuesday, March 9th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Ultrafast physics in photosynthesis: Mapping sub-nanometer energy flow, Naomi Ginsberg, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Why We Need to Conserve Crop Diversity and What We Need to Know-An Example from the Andes", Eve Emshwiller, UW-Madison, Dept of Botany
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"The Role of Gas Bearing Dwarfs in Near Field Cosmology", Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt, CALTECH
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   Thursday, March 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Theory of nonequilibrium magnetooscillations in 2D electron transport in high Landau levels, Ivan Dmitriev, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Karlsruhe University, Germany
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Physics with ultra-cold and very cold neutrons at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, Peter Geltenbort, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
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   Friday, March 12th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Richards Lecture;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Probing Early Universe Particle Physics with Neutrons at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Peter Geltenbort, ILL Grenoble
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   Monday, March 15th
Plasma Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 514 ERB
"Double-Diffusive Magnetic Buoyancy and Shear Dynamics", Dr. Geoff Vasil, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophyiscs
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   Tuesday, March 16th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Exploring the Conformational Search Leading to Protein Folding in Vitro and in the Cell", Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison, Dept. of Chemistry
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Synergistic Transient Searches in the Ultraviolet and Optical", Suvi Gezari, Hubble Fellow, John Hopkins
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String Theory Seminar; 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Non-perturbative effects on seven-brane Yukawa couplings, Fernando Marchesano, CERN
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   Wednesday, March 17th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, March 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Information Science with Trapped Ca<sup>+</sup> Ions, Rainer Blatt, Universitat Innsbruck
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   Friday, March 19th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Electroweak Contributions to Squark and Gluino Production at the LHC, Maike Trenkel, UW-Madison, Physics Department
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Quantum Computer: Dream and Realization, Rainer Blatt, Institute for Experimental Physics University of Innsbruck and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
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   Monday, March 22nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Research on DIII-D to Address the Challenges of Fusion Power", Richard Buttery, General Atomics
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   Tuesday, March 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Emotional Communication in Primates: Music to Their Ears?", Chuck Snowdon, UW-Madison, Dept. of Psychology
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 Astronomy Colloquium, Whitford Lecture;
3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
Bringing our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole and Environs into Focus with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics, Andrea Ghez, UCLA
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   Thursday, March 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Holographic Algorithms Capture Precisely Tractable Planar Counting Problems, Jin-Yi Cai, UW-Madison
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, David Ernst, Vanderbilt University
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   Friday, March 26th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Dark Matter from the Baryon Asymmetry, Kathyrn Zurek, University of Michigan
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Increasing Diversity in Physics: the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters to PhD Bridge Program, David J. Ernst, Vanderbilt University, Fisk University
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   Monday, March 29th
Spring Break
   Tuesday, March 30th
Spring Break
   Wednesday, March 31st
Spring Break

April 2010

   Thursday, April 1st
Spring Break
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic Orbital Currents and Polarization in Mott Insulators, Cristian Batista, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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   Friday, April 2nd
Spring Break
Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm;
No Colloquium--Spring Break
   Monday, April 5th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"How to Make a Big International Project Happen: Lessons from ITER", James W. Van Dam, University of Texas-Austin/Institute for Fusion Studies
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High Energy Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Coffee and Cookies at 3:45 pm)
A New High-Sensitivity Search for Muon-to-Electron Conversion at Fermilab, Dr. Robert Bernstein, FNAL
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   Tuesday, April 6th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Running Form Modification: When Self-selected is not Preferred", Bryan Heiderscheit, UW-Madison, Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
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 Astronomy Colloquium, Sponsored by WOWSAP (Women of WI Strengthening Astronomy and Physics";
3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Probing the Inner and Outer Milky Way", Juna Kollmeier, Carnegie Observatories
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   Wednesday, April 7th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, April 8th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Spin electronics for materials spectroscopy, Christoph Boehme, University of Utah
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
The Chiral Magnetic Effect and local parity violation at RHIC, Dmitri Kharzeev, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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   Friday, April 9th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Diffuse Emission of GeV and TeV Gamma Rays: Prospects with Fermi and HAWC, Petra Huentemeyer, Michigan Technological University
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee and cookies at 3:30 pm)
Baryons: Testing Ground of QCD Dynamics, Jose Goity, JLab/Hampton University
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   Monday, April 12th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Ideal and Non-Ideal Tokamak Edge Stability Calculations", Nate Ferraro, General Atomics
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High Energy Seminar; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (Coffee and Cookies at 3:45 pm)
New Results for Electron-Neutrino Appearance in MINOS, Prof. Mayly Sanchez, Iowa State
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   Tuesday, April 13th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Shock Waves in Nature and in Numerical Computations", James Rossmanith, UW-Madison, Dept. of Mathematics
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
" Nearby, Thermally Emitting Neutron Stars", David Kaplan, UW-Milwaukee
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   Wednesday, April 14th
Phenomenology Seminar; 11:00 am; 4272 Chamberlin Hall
Precise Predictions for Higgs Production at Hadron Colliders within the SM and Beyond, Radja Boughezal, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zürich
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   Thursday, April 15th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Critical Behavior in Cuprate Superconductors, Tom Lemberger, The Ohio State University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
DeepCore - Extending the physics reach of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Darren Grant, University of Alberta
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   Friday, April 16th
 Physics Department Colloquium, Fay Ajzenberg-Selove Colloquium;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Dark Matter in the Universe, Katherine Freese, University of Michigan
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   Monday, April 19th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"Multi-Energy SXR Imaging for Magnetically Confined Fusion Studies", Luis Felpe Delgado-Aparicio, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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   Tuesday, April 20th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"The Dynamics of Performance Management: Governance Reform Amidst Complexity", Donald Moynihan, UW-Madison La Folette School of Public Affairs
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Modeling surface velocity fields from tidal interactions: the one-layer approximation", Gloria Konigsberger, UNAM
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   Wednesday, April 21st
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
A search for ultrahigh energy neutrinos in the ANITA experiment, Dr. Brian Mercurio, The Ohio State University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Core Collapse Supernova Neutrino Detection, Kate Scholberg, Duke University
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   Thursday, April 22nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Emergent Supersymmetry and String in Condensed Matter Systems, Sung-Sik Lee, McMaster University
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   Friday, April 23rd
Physics & Astronomy Department; 12:00 pm; Courtyard between Chamberlin & Sterling (weather permitting)
Senior Sendoff Pizza Party
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Special Plasma Theory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 414 ERB
"Two Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Spherical Tokamaks (plus a bit of biology)", Dr. Roddy Vann, University of York, York, UK
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Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Prospects for Hypercharged and Gaugino AMSB at the LHC, Howie Baer, University of Oklahoma
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
The Transient Revolution in Astrophysics, Eliot Quataert, UC-Berkeley
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   Monday, April 26th
 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, Joint with High Energy;
4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Cosmic Rays and the Quest for New Physics, Stefano Profumo, U.C. Santa Cruz
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   Tuesday, April 27th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Ananth Seshadri, UW-Madison, Dept. of Economics
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"The Nova Outburst: Evidence for a New Paradigm?", Dr. Robert Williams, STSci
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   Thursday, April 29th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Can the Moon affect entanglement transfer?, Joseph H. Eberly, University of Rochester
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Many-body high energy QCD: from wee partons to the perfect fluid, Raju Venugopalan, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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   Friday, April 30th
 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, Joint with Phenomenology;
2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
A Lattice Calculation of QCD Critical Point from Canonical Ensemble, Keh-Fei Liu, University of Kentucky
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Physics Department Colloquium; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Plasma Turbulence in the Solar Wind, Bill Dorland, University of Maryland
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May 2010

   Monday, May 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
"H-Mode Relevance and Physics", Fritz Wagner, IPP Greifswald
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Special Astronomy Seminar; 4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Why So Few? Unconscious Bias and Women in STEM, Meg Urry, Israel Munson Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, Director of the Yale Center for Astrophysics
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   Tuesday, May 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Effect of order parameter fluctuations on the spectral density in d-wave superconductors, Maxim Khodas, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
"Who Wants to Know? - The Nature of our Subjective "I"", Deric Bownds, UW-Madison, Dept. of Zoology
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 Astronomy Colloquium, WISELI Talk - Sponsored by WOWSAP;
3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
"Molecular Gas in High-Redshift Galaxies", Meg Urry, YALE
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   Wednesday, May 5th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, May 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Kondo Physics at the Nanoscale: From Kondo Droplets to Kondo Holes, Dirk Morr, University of Illinois-Chicago
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   Friday, May 7th
Last Day of Class
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Benjamin Fuks, IPHC Strasbourg/University of Strasbourg
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 Physics Department Colloquium, Distinguished Award Winner;
4:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 3:30 pm)
Does the Nation have a Nuclear Future? The Role of Science in the Regulation of the Nation's Most Controversial Energy Source, Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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   Tuesday, May 11th
Special Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 3425 Sterling Hall
Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems: Relics from the Early Epochs of Galaxy Formation, Dr. Eric Peng, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics & Peking University
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   Wednesday, May 12th
 String Theory Seminar, (Note special date & time);
4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Stability of non-BPS states in heterotic string theory, Jihye Seo, Harvard University
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   Thursday, May 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Spin-triplet superconductivity in Co-based Josephson junctions, Norman Birge, Michigan State University
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Atomic Seminar; 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Polarization and hyperfine transitions of metastable <sup>129</sup><i>Xe</i> in discharge cell, & Nonlinear Pressure Shifts of Cs Atoms in Neon, Tian Xia, Princeton University
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 NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum, Joint Seminar with String Theory;
4:00 pm; 4274
Inflationary Cosmology on Trial, Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
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   Friday, May 14th
Theory/Phenomenology Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Jong-Chul Park, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
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   Thursday, May 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Transport experiments on carbon nanotube double quantum dots, Simon Chorley, Cambridge University
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