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Events During the Week of June 20th through June 27th, 2021

Monday, June 21st, 2021

No events scheduled

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
Time: 2:00 pm
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Cosmology Journal Club
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Abstract: 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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Meeting ID: 93592708053, passcode: cmbadger

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Friday, June 25th, 2021

Thesis Defense
The Formation of Parallel and Perpendicular Collisionless Shocks on the Big Red Ball
Time: 10:30 am
Place: B343 Sterling Hall
Speaker: Doug Endrizzi, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Abstract: Collisionless shocks are common in space environments. Unlike collisional shocks, where the dissipation of flow kinetic energy into thermal energy is well described by the Rankine-Hugoniot shock jump conditions, collisionless shocks are often not: they can have an unequal partition of energy between particle species, produce electromagnetic waves and radiation, and even accelerate cosmic rays. A good understanding of the structure of such shocks will help interpret many astrophysical systems. But producing collisionless shocks in the laboratory to test theoretical models and simulations is a challenge. To be presented are results from laboratory experiments exploring shocks that are both parallel and perpendicular to the background magnetic field. Two characteristic collisionless shock dissipation mechanisms were observed together in experiment for the first time: reflected ions and large amplitude Whistler waves. This provides nice experimental corroboration of the ‘pulsation shock’ model of the Earth’s quasi-parallel bow shock. Future experimental work will be suggested.
Host: Cary Forest, Faculty Advisor
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M.S. In Physics – Quantum Computing Event
Quantum Computing Industry Panel
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Moderator: Professor Robert Joynt, UW-Madison
Abstract: Hello!

Please join us on Friday, June 25th from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for a quantum computing industry panel moderated by the UW-Madison M.S. in Physics – Quantum Computing (MSPQC) Program Director, Robert Joynt. Our panelists will be:

Sam Neyens, Intel
Matt Beck, IBM
John Gamble, Microsoft

All students are welcome to attend. Please come prepared with any questions you may have for our panelists about their experiences in the QC industry.

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this panel, please send them to Jackson Kennedy at
Host: Jackson Kennedy
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