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Events During the Week of January 30th through February 6th, 2022

Monday, January 31st, 2022

No events scheduled

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Public Research Seminar
"Building a habitable planet: an emerging view of volatile chemistry in planet-forming disks"
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Orchard Room
Speaker: Jennifer Bergner, University of Chicago
Abstract: Planets form within disks composed of gas, ice, and dust in orbit around young stars. The distribution of volatiles (gas+ice) within these disks profoundly impacts both the chemical and physical outcomes of planet formation-- including the delivery of prebiotic building blocks to new worlds. In this talk, I will highlight our recent advances in disentangling how organic complexity is built up during the star and planet formation sequence, the role of interstellar inheritance in setting disk volatile compositions, and the distinctive volatile chemistry at play during the planet formation epoch. These insights are gained by combining telescope observations, ice chemistry experiments, and disk chemistry simulations, each of which contributes an indispensable piece of the puzzle. Taken together, we are assembling a more complete picture of the chemical environment which regulates the formation, composition, and potential habitability of planetesimals and planets. Web Link:
Host: Hannah Zanowski, Assistant Professor Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: virtual
Speaker: Jerome Margueron, CNRS/IN2P3
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

No events scheduled

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Justyna Zwolak, NIST
Host: Mark Eriksson
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
Recent MicroBooNE results addressing the MiniBooNE anomaly
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: Chamberlin 4274
Speaker: Lauren Yates, Fermilab
Abstract: tba
Host: Lu Lu
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Friday, February 4th, 2022

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Maximizing Direct Detection with HYPER Dark Matter
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Chamberlin 5280
Speaker: Robert Mcgehee, University of Michigan
Host: George Wojcik
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Physics Department Colloquium
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Jeff Thompson, Princeton
Host: Shimon Kolkowitz
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Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Wisconsin Quantum Institute
HQAN visit to UChicago
Time: 9:00 am
Place: to indicate interest:
Speaker: various, HQAN
Abstract: There will be a one-day visit to UChicago on Saturday February 5.

This time we have already reserved a large bus for transport so everyone interested will be able to participate. Please share this info with your research group. A google doc sign up sheet is linked to below.

All HQAN researchers are welcome, as well as any research group members who are not directly supported by HQAN but working on related topics. The visit will provide an opportunity to visit research labs and have informal discussions about research topics and projects.

The nominal schedule for Feb. 5 is

Nominal schedule on Feb. 5 will be:
9:00 am depart from Chamberlin Hall/ Charter St.
Chartered coach drive to UC.
12 noon arrive UC
12-1 welcome and lunch provided
1-4 lab tours
4-6 informal discussions
6:00 depart in coach for Madison
9:00 arrive back at Chamberlin Hall
Host: HQAN
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