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Events During the Week of August 23rd through August 30th, 2020

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Academic Calendar
Official degree conferral date on diploma for students graduating at the end of Summer term 2020
Abstract: *Note: actual end time may vary.* CONTACT: 262-3811, URL:
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Academic Calendar
Graduate School Summer 2020: Doctoral Degree Deadline
Time: 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Abstract: CONTACT: 262-2433, URL:
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Monday, August 24th, 2020

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
Constraining cold dense matter using multi-wavelength & multi-messenger observations of merging neutron stars
Time: 3:30 pm
Speaker: Ben Margalit , Berkeley
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Physics ∩ ML Seminar
The large learning rate phase of deep learning
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Please register for this online event:
Speaker: Yasaman Bahri, Google Brain
Abstract: Recent investigations of infinitely-wide deep neural networks have given rise to foundational connections between deep nets, kernels, and Gaussian processes. Nonetheless, there is still a gap to characterizing the dynamics of finite-width neural networks in common optimization settings. I’ll discuss how the choice of learning rate is a crucial factor to be considered and naturally classifies gradient descent dynamics of deep nets into two classes (a ‘lazy’ regime and a ‘catapult’ regime) which are separated by a sharp transition as networks become wider. I’ll discuss the distinct phenomenological signatures of the two phases and how they are elucidated in a class of solvable simple models we analyze.
Host: Shiu
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Department Meeting
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: Virtual see "abstract" for connection info
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair, UW-Madison
Meeting Coordinates: Meeting number: 120 392 9242 Password: Q5EjaTz3Pk3 (75352893 from phones) Join by video system Dial You can also dial and enter your meeting number. Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll +1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago) Access code: 120 392 9242
Host: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Department Coffee Hour
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Friday, August 28th, 2020

Thesis Defense
Reconnection in the Age of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Place: Virtual
Speaker: Blake Wetherton, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Host: Jan Egedal, Faculty Advisor
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