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Events During the Week of August 1st through August 8th, 2021

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
Time: 2:00 pm
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Thesis Defense
Many-body Theory of Collective Neutrino Oscillations
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: on zoom-link below
Speaker: Michael Cervia, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Abstract: The neutrino-neutrino interaction is a tree-level process of the Standard Model that is still yet to be observed. Moreover, in tandem with vacuum flavor oscillations and given a sufficiently large density of neutrinos, this interaction can substantially impact the flavor content of the neutrino ensemble – an interplay of one- and two-body neutrino behavior known as “collective neutrino oscillations.” While mean-field approximations have been used to gather a basic intuition for the collective behavior of a neutrino ensemble, little is known about how particle correlations scale with the size of the neutrino ensemble for realistic physical parameters in environments such as supernovae (SNe) and the Early Universe (EU). We therefore present a many-body approach to studying collective neutrino interactions in two flavors (i.e., e and x) for the forward scattering of N neutrinos. We present results for N~10 and discuss implications of our work for observable corrections to mean-field predictions of neutrino flavor spectra in SNe fluxes and nuclear isotope abundances. Zoom link:
Host: Baha Balantekin, Faculty Advisor
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Thursday, August 5th, 2021

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Friday, August 6th, 2021

M.S. In Physics – Quantum Computing Event
MSPQC Summer 2021 Graduation Ceremony
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: Fluno Center
Abstract: In-personceremony and dessert reception on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 3:00pm at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI. Students, faculty, staff, family, and friends are all invited to attend in person. The ceremony will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. RSVP is required. Live Stream Link:
Host: Bob Joynt, MSPQC Program Director
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