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Events During the Week of December 13th through December 20th, 2020

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

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Time: 12:00 am
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Commencement
Time: 12:00 am
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Monday, December 14th, 2020

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Monday Science Seminar
Monday Science Seminar w/ Dr. Veronica Allen (Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center)
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Zoom:
Speaker: Veronica Allen, Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center
Abstract: My talk will be about my work in observational studies of the formation of the prebiotic molecule formamide (NH2CHO). I use ALMA observations of galactic star-forming regions comparing formamide to its potential precursors to understand which reaction pathways are dominant.
Host: Snezana Stanimirovic & Melinda Soares-Furtado
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

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Department Meeting
Department Meeting - CANCELLED
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: CANCELLED
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair, UW-Madison
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Host: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020

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Cosmology Journal Club
Time: 12:00 pm
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Abstract: Cosmology Journal Club is back! We will be having virtual meetings this semester.

Each week, we start with a couple scheduled 15 minute talks about one's research, or an arXiv paper. The last 30 minutes will typically be open to the group for anyone to discuss an arXiv paper.

All are welcome and all fields of cosmology are appropriate.

Contact Ross Cawthon, cawthon@wisc, for more information.
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Friday, December 18th, 2020

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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Observations of Hawking radiation: the Page curve and baby universes
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: For zoom link, sign up at:
Speaker: Henry Maxfield, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract: I'll discuss recent progress in black hole information, using semiclassical gravity to compute the entropy of Hawking radiation and finding the "Page curve" associated with a unitary quantum system with density of states given by the Bekenstein-Hawking formula. I will formulate this in terms of an operationally-defined notion of entropy, using a Lorentz-signature gravitational path integral in asymptotically flat spacetimes. I'll then explain the Hilbert space interpretation of these calculations, which requires the introduction of a Hilbert space of baby universes, and results in superselection sectors for asymptotic observers.
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Department Coffee Hour
Time: 3:30 pm
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Abstract: Join us weekly for an informal virtual coffee hour! Catch up with others in the department, tell us how things are going, and impress everyone with your Zoom background skills. Coffee Hour is open to any and all faculty, staff, and students in the department. Sometimes we have a topic, and we'll try to get that topic posted here in advance or sent out by email before each coffee hour.
Host: Department
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Graduate School Fall 2020: Master&#39;s degree deadline
Time: 4:00 pm
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Abstract: Degree candidates must complete all steps: CONTACT: 262-2433, gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu URL:
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020

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Sunday, December 20th, 2020

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Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Fall term 2020
Time: 12:00 am
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Abstract: *Note: actual end time may vary.* CONTACT: 262-3811, registrar@em.wisc.edu URL:
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Graduate School Fall 2020: Doctoral Degree Deadline
Time: 11:55 pm
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Abstract: Degree candidates must complete all steps: CONTACT: 262-2433, gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu
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