Events at Physics

<< Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020 >>
Subscribe your calendar or receive email announcements of events

Events During the Week of May 17th through May 24th, 2020

Monday, May 18th, 2020

No events scheduled

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

No events scheduled

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Physics ∩ ML Seminar
Building symmetries into generative flow models
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Please register for this online event:
Speaker: Phiala Shanahan, MIT
Abstract: I will discuss recent work to incorporate symmetries, in particular gauge symmetries (local symmetry transformations that form Lie groups), into generative flow models. This work is motivated by the applications of generative models for physics simulation, in particular for lattice field theory.
Host: Gary Shiu
Add this event to your calendar
Wisconsin Quantum Institute
Career Opportunities in Quantum Technology at HRL Laboratories
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: RSVP here for the virtual event:
Speaker: Thaddeus Ladd, HRL Laboratories
Abstract: Speaker: Thaddeus Ladd is a career researcher in semiconductor-based quantum computing technologies. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005 as a fellow of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, and after continued research in quantum networks and quantum computers at NII and University of Tokyo, Japan, he moved to HRL Laboratories, LLC in 2009 to more actively pursue Si quantum dot qubit technology, where he is now a Principal Scientist. Description: Thaddeus will talk briefly about quantum research directions at HRL, and then about the growing number of opportunities for research and engineer positions in quantum software and hardware, theory and experiment, including internships and staff, available at all levels from fresh out of college through late career. Some openings may be previewed at Thaddeus will also address the trade-offs of working at a private contracting company vs. other options, and a bit about life as a quantum scientist in Malibu. Please note that all career opportunities at HRL Laboratories require US citizenship or permanent residency.
Add this event to your calendar

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Wisconsin Quantum Institute
Chicago Quantum Exchange Seminar Series
Understanding sources of decoherence for nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Email to request access;
Speaker: Shimon Kolkowitz, UW–Madison Physics
Abstract: A discussion of "Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds" and new results.

Citation: Fast Relaxation on Qutrit Transitions of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Nanodiamonds. A. Gardill, M.C. Cambria, and S. Kolkowitz. Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 034010
Add this event to your calendar
Department Coffee Hour
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Virtual
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.

Host: Department
Add this event to your calendar

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Board of Visitors
Board of Visitors meeting
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Virtual
Speaker: Craig Heberer, Chair, BoV
Abstract: Please email Aimee Lefkow ( or Bob Joynt ( if you would like access to the virtual meeting.
Add this event to your calendar
Virtual AMO Seminar — TBD
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Place: register for the Zoom link at:
Speaker: Monika Aidelsburger, LMU
Abstract: Title and abstract will be posted to the event website:
Add this event to your calendar