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Events During the 2022 Fall Semester

August 2022

   Tuesday, August 2nd
Non-partisan voting information session; 1:30 pm; Zoom:
, Susan Nossal
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   Wednesday, August 3rd
Academic Calendar
8 week summer session ends
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Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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APS Chapters Virtual Seminar; 2:00 pm; Chamberlin 4274
, Marciano Bagnoli
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   Thursday, August 4th
Thesis Defense; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall or
Nanophotonic Systems for Novel Applications: From Spaceflight to Self-Assembled Materials to Thermal Radiation, Joel Siegel, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Friday, August 5th
Thesis Defense; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 4274
Improving the performance of quantum computing with neutral atoms, Xiaoyu Jiang , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Request for all Master&#39;s and Doctoral Degree Warrants
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   Monday, August 8th
Thesis Defense; 1:00 pm; 4272 Chamberlin Hall
Random Entanglement and History-Dependent Random Sequences, Gage Bonner, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, August 9th
Academic Calendar; 7:00 am
Election Day
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   Wednesday, August 10th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, August 11th
Thesis Defense; 9:00 am; Chamberlin 5280
On the Measurement of Graphene Systems using Scanned Probe Techniques, Wyatt Behn , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Friday, August 12th
Physics Town Hall; 10:00 am; 2241 Chamberlin Hall or
Physics Town Hall - Reporting, various speakers
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   Tuesday, August 16th
GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 4274 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Effects of Nuclear Uncertainties on r-Process Observables, Kelsey Lund , NC State University
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   Wednesday, August 17th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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Thesis Defense; 3:00 pm; Chamberlin Hall 4274
New Physics with PeV Astrophysical Neutrino Beams, Ibrahim Safa , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Monday, August 22nd
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Interesting Aspects of Nearly Extremal Black Holes, Upamanyu Moitra, ICTP
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   Tuesday, August 23rd
Thesis Defense; 9:00 am; Chamberlin 4274
Sterile Neutrino Search with the NOvA Detectors, Harry Hausner , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Wednesday, August 24th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Two problems for strong CP: Topological quantization and the first postulate of quantum mechanics, Bjorn Garbrecht, Munich Tech. U.
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Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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Thesis Defense; 2:00 pm; Chamberlin 4274
Measuring the Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with IceCube DeepCore, Kayla DeHolton , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Thursday, August 25th
Thesis Defense; 2:00 pm;
A Few New Techniques for Probing IceCube Data and a Search for High Energy Atmospheric Neutrinos, Bunheng Ty, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Friday, August 26th
Thesis Defense; 11:00 am;
Constructing an Extended TFT from an A-infinity Algebra, Weng-Him Cheung , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Master&#39;s degree deadline
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   Sunday, August 28th
Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Doctoral degree deadline
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   Monday, August 29th
Academic Calendar
Graduate School Fall 2022: Fall Degree Window Period begins
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   Tuesday, August 30th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting
Escapers, merger remnants and double-faced stars: studying exotic white dwarfs with ZTF and Gaia, Ilaria Caiazzo , Caltech
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   Wednesday, August 31st
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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Climate & Diversity; 2:30 pm; 2223 Chamberlin
Bystander Intervention Skills for Physics Faculty and Staff, Tamie Klumpyan, UW Office of Human Resources
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September 2022

   Thursday, September 1st
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Qualifying Exam - Fall 2022 - Classical Mechanics, Sharon Kahn
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Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Qualifying Exam - Fall 2022 - Statistical Mechanics, Sharon Kahn
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R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Mid-circuit correction of correlated phase errors on a dual-element atom array, Hannes Bernien , U. Chicago
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   Friday, September 2nd
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Qualifying Exam - Fall 2022 - Electricity and Magnetism, Sharon Kahn
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11:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Qualifying Exam - Fall 2022 - Quantum Mechanics, Sharon Kahn
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   Monday, September 5th
Academic Calendar
Labor Day
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   Tuesday, September 6th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for students to cancel fall enrollment and have no fall term record on transcript
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Fall 2022: Fall degree window period deadline for master&#39;s students
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Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm
Graduate School Fall 2022: Fall degree window period deadline for doctoral students
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   Wednesday, September 7th
Academic Calendar
Fall semester instruction begins
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   Thursday, September 8th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Axion Solar Halos, Joshua Eby, Tokyo U., IPMU
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; Chamberlin 4274
Light at the end of the tunnel: Astrophysical searches for axion-like particles in gamma-ray energies, Milena S. Crnogorcevic, University of Maryland
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   Friday, September 9th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for students (except Special and Guest) to begin initial Fall term enrollment without $50 late fee
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Cherenkov Imaging in Humans, during Radiation Therapy, Brian W. Pogue, UW-Madison
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   Monday, September 12th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Formation and Particle Acceleration in Large-Scale Diamagnetic Cavities at the Boundary of Earth’s Magnetic Shield, Katariina Nykyri, Embry-Riddle University
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
The Partonic Picture at High-Energy Lepton Colliders, Yang Ma, University of Pittsburgh
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   Tuesday, September 13th
Picnic planning; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Dept Picnic planning meeting, Sharon Kahn
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Council Meeting
3:00 pm; 4272 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, September 14th
Academic Calendar
Deadline to drop a course or withdraw from the university without having the course(s) appear on the transcript
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 10:00 am; Virtual, learn more and register at
Quantum Information Science (QIS) Career Fair, various, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
The BOSS bispectrum analysis at one loop from the Effective Field Theory of Large-Scale Structure, Matthew Lewandowski, Northwestern U.
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   Thursday, September 15th
GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:30 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Special GREAT IDEAS DEI Discussion: Prof. Marin-Spiotta, Humanities Education for Anti-Racism Literacy (HEAL) in the Sciences: Informing Research and Teaching Practices, Prof. Marin-Spiotta, UW-Madison Dept. of Geography
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   Friday, September 16th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for students to add, swap, or change sections in a Fall term course
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Deadline for students to begin initial Fall enrollment
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Deadline for students to drop a Fall term course and receive 100% tuition adjustment
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Vera C. Rubin Observatory: from Commissioning to Cosmology, Keith Bechtol
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   Monday, September 19th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Challenges towards the engineering solution of fusion Blanket and Shield, Laila El-Guebaly, UW-Madison
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   Tuesday, September 20th
APS Chapters Virtual Seminar; 11:00 am; Chamberlin 4274
APS Chapters Virtual Seminar - Xuan Chen, Xuan Chen, Cornell University
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   Wednesday, September 21st
Thesis Defense; 10:00 am; Engineering 3609 and virtual-https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94242686133?pwd=MjhURDFhVFJjYU1VY25Vcit5dElZZz09
Micro- and nano-optical components for quantum technologies, Zhaoning April Yu , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:15 pm; Chamberlin 5280 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 3:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Results of the SHAFT experiment, Alexander Gramolin, Riverlane
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   Thursday, September 22nd
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Sterling Hall 4421; via Zoom:
Characterizing the Multiphase Interstellar Medium in the Milky Way and Beyond, Dr. Nick Pingel, UW-Madison
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   Friday, September 23rd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2103 Chamberlin Hall
Diversifying Science: Lessons from the Field, Elaine Ecklund, Rice
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   Saturday, September 24th
UW Madison Physics Department Picnic; 11:00 am; Westmoreland Park, 4114 Tokay Blvd.
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   Monday, September 26th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
The plasma edge and beyond: application of plasma edge diagnostics at W7-X, Philip Drews, Heinrich-Heine-Universitä Düsseldorf
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   Tuesday, September 27th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Distribution Functions of Dark Matter Halos, Axel Gross , University of Minnesota
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Coupling a Cosmic String to a TQFT, Sungwoo Hong, (Argonne, U. Chicago)
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   Thursday, September 29th
Physics Department Colloquium; 12:00 pm; Orchard View Room, Discovery Building
Justin Kasper: Nuclear Power (fusion and fission), Galactic Radiation, and Space Exploration , Justin Kasper, PhD, BWX Technologies, Inc. and University of Michigan Climate & Space
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; Chamberlin 4274
Tau appearance and quantum gravity with high-energy neutrinos, Alfonso Garcia , Harvard University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Sterling Hall 4421; or via Zoom:
Galactic HII Regions and Structure in the Milky Way, Trey Wenger, NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow
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   Friday, September 30th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for students (except Graduate) to change variable credits
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Deadline for students (except Graduate) to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Fall term course
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Deadline for students to drop a Fall term course and receive 50% tuition adjustment
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Black holes and quantum information, Tom Hartman, Cornell
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October 2022

   Monday, October 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Prospects for experiments to measure the lifetime of spin polarized fuel, Bill Heidbrink, UC-Irvine
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   Tuesday, October 4th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Quantum current dissipation in superconducting strings, Yoshihiko Abe, UW Madison
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   Wednesday, October 5th
Physics ∩ ML Seminar; 11:00 am; Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link
Maths with transformers, François Charton, Meta
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   Thursday, October 6th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Or via zoom
The dark side of massive galaxies and new light with JWST, Christina Williams, NOAO
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   Friday, October 7th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Future Colliders: The Higgs and Beyond, Patrick Meade, SUNY-Stony Brook
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   Monday, October 10th
Plasma Theory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Celebrating Women and Gender Diversity in Plasma Physics Seminar Series: Saskia Mordjick, Saskia Mordjick, College of William & Mary
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
The plasma density as the main lever to controlling fusion reactors, Saskia Mordic, William & Mary
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   Tuesday, October 11th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
New Insights Into Lepton-Axion Interactions , Jeff Dror , UCSC
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Council Meeting
3:00 pm; 5290 Chamberlin Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Over-Extremal Brane Shells from String Theory, Vincent Van Hemelryck, Leuven U.
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   Wednesday, October 12th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, October 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Measurement-induced Phase Transitions in the Dynamics of Quantum Entanglement, Brian Skinner , Ohio State University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Or via zoom
The Smallest and Faintest Galaxies: Clues to the Nature of Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation, Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil, Dartmouth University
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 4:00 pm; MS&E Building room 265
Quantum Nanophotonics Hardware: From Nanofabrication to Quantum Circuit Mapping, Marina Radulaski, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California - Davis
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   Friday, October 14th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Climate Change: Science, Technology and Policy, George Crabtree
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; State Street
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   Tuesday, October 18th
Thesis Defense; 8:00 am; EH 4610 in Engineering Hall
Characterizations of ultrathin interfacial atomic-layer-deposited oxides and nitrides for semiconductor grafting applications, Jiarui Gong, Physics Graduate Student
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Statistical significances and projections for proton decay experiments, Prudhvi Bhattiprolu, University of Michigan
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   Wednesday, October 19th
GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:15 pm; Chamberlin 5280 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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   Thursday, October 20th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Sterling Hall 4421
Towards precision measurements of dark matter, Sukanya Chakrabarti, University of Alabama, Huntsville
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   Friday, October 21st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall or online:
Barschall Lecture: Shocking New Insights into Novae, Brian Metzger, Columbia University & CCA Flatiron Institute
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   Monday, October 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Exploring the new electron-positron plasma frontier: the annihilation signature of cold magnetically-confined pairs and accessing the relativistic and magnetized regime, Jens von der Linden, IPP Garching
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 1:00 pm; Zoom (registration required)
Actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in science, Candace Harris + Rowan Thomson, Carleton University
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 1:30 pm; 2401 Chemistry (enter in new North Tower, 2nd floor)
Molecular Quantum Photonics, Alex S. Clark, Quantum Engineering Technology Labs, University of Bristol
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   Tuesday, October 25th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Axion wind detection with the homogeneous precession domain of superfluid helium-3, Christina Gao, Illinois U., Urbana
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   Thursday, October 27th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
2D Electronics, Layer by Layer , Shawna Hollen, UNH
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Sterling Hall 4421
White Dwarf Binaries across the H-R diagram, Dr. Borja Anguiano, University of Notre Dame
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"White Dwarf Binaries across the H-R diagram", Dr. Borja Anguiano, University of Notre Dame
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   Friday, October 28th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; CH 4274
Powerful Indirect Constraints on the Origins of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays , Glennys Farrar, NYU
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The seemingly-anomalous magnetic moment of the muon - a novel reconciliation with the Standard Model and connection with Dark Matter, Glennys Farrar, NYU
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   Monday, October 31st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Isotope Mass Dependence of Turbulence and Transport in H-Mode Plasmas on DIII-D, George McKee, UW Madison
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November 2022

   Tuesday, November 1st
Non-Partisan Voter Information Session; 12:00 pm;
, Susan Nossal
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Thesis Defense; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin or
Astophysical Neutrino Source Searches Using IceCube Starting Tracks, Sarah Mancina, Physics Graduate Student
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Gravitational production of scalar dark matter, Sarunas Verner, University of Florida
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   Wednesday, November 2nd
Physics ∩ ML Seminar; 11:00 am; Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link
Bayesian Updating and dynamical flows, David Berman, Queen Mary University
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GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:15 pm; Chamberlin 5280 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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   Thursday, November 3rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Topological Superconductivity and the Braiding of Majorana Zero Modes in Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Systems, Dirk Morr, UIC
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IceCube webinar; 1:00 pm; DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building or online at
Join IceCube as they announce exciting new results!, various, IceCube
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Sterling Hall 4421
How Circumgalactic Medium Dynamics Impact Galaxy Evolution, Dr. Cassi Lochhaas, Space Telescope Science Institute
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   Friday, November 4th
Grad Town Hall; 1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
, Kevin Black and Sharon Kahn, Physics Grad Program
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
How do we know what we know? The importance of absolute anchors in cosmology, Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, University of New Mexico
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   Monday, November 7th
Academic Calendar
Enrollment appointment times for Spring term assigned to students (throughout week)
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
The magnetic field scale length: an influential property of stellarators, Matt Landreman, University of Maryland
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   Tuesday, November 8th
Academic Calendar; 7:00 am
Election Day
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
A status update on the Galactic Center GeV gamma-ray excess, Tracy Slatyer , MIT
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MRSEC Seminar; 3:00 pm; Materials Science & Engineering Building, Room 265
New Frontiers in Nanoscale Magnetism: Towards Three-Dimensional Materials and Devices, Amalio Fernández-Pacheco, Institute of Nanoscience & Materials of Aragón CSIC-University of Zaragoza, Spain
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Cosmological Constant and Gravitino Mass: Statistical Correlations from the Nilpotent Goldstino Formalism., Kajal Singh, Harish-Chandra Research Institute
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   Wednesday, November 9th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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 Outreach, Wednesday Nite @ The Lab;
7:00 pm; free and open to the public; Biotech Bldg auditorium or register for zoom link at go.wisc.edu/240r59
Can X-rays Trace the Origins of Printing?, Minhal Gardezi, UW–Madison physics graduate students
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   Thursday, November 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of unconventional superconductors, Pavlo Sukhachov, Yale
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 2:15 pm; 1003 Engineering Centers Building, Tong Auditorium
Let's Talk Fusion Energy, U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E Program Director, et al., U.S. DOE
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The Roman Galactic Exoplanet Survey, Prof. Scott Gaudi, Ohio State University
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   Friday, November 11th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 12:05 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Vescent Photonics: Overview of Technologies & Student Opportunities , Eduardo Oteiza, Vescent Photonics
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
On the Threshold of Laser Fusion Ignition and the Pathway to Inertial Fusion Energy, Tammy Ma, LLNL
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   Saturday, November 12th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 9:00 am; Chamberlin Hall
Midwest Cold Atom Workshop, Various, Various
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   Monday, November 14th
Academic Calendar
Students begin enrolling for Spring term courses according to their appointment times
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GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 8:00 am; Online:
Diversity Forum
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
Characterization of Intermittency and Energy Transfer via Three-Wave Coupling in a Turbulent Dipole Plasma, Mel Abler, Space Science Institute
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   Tuesday, November 15th
GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 8:00 am; Online:
Diversity Forum
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Constraining the CP character of the Higgs-fermion interactions, Henning Bahl, U. Chicago
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   Wednesday, November 16th
Physics ∩ ML Seminar; 11:00 am; Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link
Anomaly detection in the search for new physics, Gregor Kasieczka, Hamburg University
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GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:15 pm; Chamberlin 5280 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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   Thursday, November 17th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Local observables and Loschmidt echo of quenched paired fermionic superfluids, Victor Gurarie, UC Boulder
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Boosted Higgs and the Effective Field Theory, Nick Smith, Fermilab
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Introducing TIGRESS-NCR: current status of numerical modeling of the star-forming ISM, Dr. Chang-Goo Kim, Princeton University
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   Friday, November 18th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; Discovery Building
Planning for the unexpected: Science, invention and the art of the possible, Thomas F. Kelly, Mark Saffman, and Cary Forest
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   Monday, November 21st
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
High-Energy Density Physics and Inertial Confinement Fusion at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Liz Merritt, Los Alamos National Lab
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   Tuesday, November 22nd
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm;
Constraining modifications of black hole perturbation potentials near the light ring with quasinormal modes, Nicola Franchini , APC, Paris/CPB, Berkeley
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   Thursday, November 24th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for Graduate students to change variable credits
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Deadline for Graduate students to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for a Fall term course
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Thanksgiving recess
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   Friday, November 25th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for students (except Graduate) to withdraw from Fall term
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Deadline for students to add a Fall term course with department permission
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Deadline for students to change Honors Optional course status
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Deadline for students to drop a Fall term course
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Thanksgiving recess
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   Saturday, November 26th
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Thanksgiving recess
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   Sunday, November 27th
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Thanksgiving recess
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   Monday, November 28th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
"Advanced Approaches in Stellarator Optimization", Sophia Henneberg, IPP Greifswald
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   Tuesday, November 29th
Thesis Defense; 2:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Asymptotic series and gravitational particle production, Edward Basso, Physics Graduate Student
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Dark Matter Substructure: simulations, semi-analytic models and observations, Xiaolong Du, Carnegie Observatories & UCLA
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December 2022

   Thursday, December 1st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Imaging the Breaking of Electrostatic Dams in Graphene for Ballistic and Viscous Fluids, Zachary Krebs , UW-Madison
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Preliminary Exam; 10:00 am; B343 Sterling or
Exploration of problems in space physics using the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, Jack Schroeder, Physics Graduate Student
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; CH 4274
The Changing Landscape of Astrophysical Searches and Indirect Detection of Dark Matter, Eric Charles, SLAC
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Why do massive stars have "inflated" cores?, Dr. Evan Henry Anders, Northwestern University
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   Friday, December 2nd
Preliminary Exam; 9:00 am; 4274 Chamberlin
First Steps for a Joint Analysis of the MINOS and NOvA Experiments, Anna Cooleybeck, Physics Graduate Student
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Graduate Program Event; 11:00 am; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Physicists in Finance. A Personal Journey, Dr. Senthil Sundaram, KULA Investments, LLC
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall -
Quantitative Trading and Portfolio Management, Senthil Sundaram
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Fall 2022: Request for all Master's and Doctoral Degree Warrants
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   Monday, December 5th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
“Disruptive Tearing Modes In DIII-D IBS Discharges”, Professor Emeritus James D. Callen, UW-Madison
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   Tuesday, December 6th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Gravitational-wave signatures of dense matter in neutron star binary inspirals , Tanja Hinderer , Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Electroweak Symmetric Balls, Mrunal Prashant Korwar, UW Madison
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   Wednesday, December 7th
Physics Department Colloquium; 2:00 pm; Sterling 4421 or zoom:
Moons, Planets, and Suns in Context: Environments & Evolutionary Pathways, Melinda Soares-Furtado, UW Madison
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Astronomy Talk: Melinda Soares-Furtado; 3:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Moons, Planets, and Suns in Context: Environments & Evolutionary Pathways, Melinda Soares-Furtado, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 5:00 pm; Meet in Chamberlin lobby to walk to Chazen museum
GREAT IDEAS Excursion to Sifting & Reckoning Exhibit
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   Thursday, December 8th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Spin-phonon effects in nitrogen-vacancy centers, Matt Cambria , UW-Madison
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Preliminary Exam; 2:00 pm;
Constraining the Diffuse Flux of Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos with the Askaryan Radio Array’s Largest Analysis Ever, Abigail Bishop, Physics Graduate Student
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Linking Planet Formation to Exoplanet Composition , Prof. Edwin(Ted) Bergin, University of Michigan
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; CH 4274
Treasure Maps for Detections of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays, Anatoli Fedynitch, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
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   Friday, December 9th
Thesis Defense; 10:30 am;
Physical structure of tooth enamel at the nano- and micro-scales, revealed by x-ray linear dichroism, and displayed by polarization-dependent imaging contrast mapping, Cayla Stifler, Physics Graduate Student
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Thesis Defense; 1:00 pm; B343 Sterling or
New Frontiers in Collisionless Reconnection: Exploring Magnetosphere-Relevant Reconnection with Experiments and Custom Kinetic Simulations, Samuel Greess, Physics Graduate Student
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   Monday, December 12th
Preliminary Exam; 10:00 am; B343 Sterling
Superconductor-semiconductor hybrid systems for quantum computing applications, Ben Harpt, Physics Graduate Student
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1610 Engineering Hall
"Heat and particle transport in the JET DT2 campaign", Philip Schneider, IPP Garching
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   Tuesday, December 13th
Preliminary Exam; 10:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin
Portal Matter, Kinetic Mixing, and Muon g − 2, Ricardo Alexandre Dos Santos Ximenes Filho, Physics Graduate Student
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Thesis Defense; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Search for dark matter recoiling from a Higgs boson, which decays to tau lepton pairs, with the CMS detector at the LHC, Jithin Madhusudanan Sreekala, Physics Graduate Student
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Council Meeting
3:00 pm; 5290 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, December 14th
Academic Calendar
Deadline for Graduate students to withdraw from the Fall term
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Academic Calendar
Last class day for fall semester
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Physics ∩ ML Seminar; 11:00 am; Online Seminar: Please sign up for our mailing list at www.physicsmeetsml.org for zoom link. We will also livestream the talk in Chamberlin 5280.
Differentiable Programming in HEP, Lukas Heinrich, TU Munich
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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 Outreach, Wednesday Nite @ The Lab;
7:00 pm; 1111 Genetics/Biotech or sign up for the zoom link at go.wisc.edu/240r59
What the heck is x-ray astronomy and why do we bother?, Dan McCammon, UW–Madison physics
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   Thursday, December 15th
Academic Calendar
Study day
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R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Monolayers and bilayers of the topological semimetal WTe2, David Cobden, U Washington
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; WIPAC (222 W. Washington Ave., 5th floor, Supernova Conference Room)
Searching for UHE Neutrinos with PUEO, William Luszczak, Ohio State University
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   Friday, December 16th
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; VIRTUAL - Link will be sent later
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   Saturday, December 17th
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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   Sunday, December 18th
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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Academic Calendar; 10:00 am
Winter Commencement
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   Monday, December 19th
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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   Tuesday, December 20th
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Towards Powerful Probes of Neutrino Self-Interactions in Supernovae, Po-Wen Chang , CCAPP, Ohio State University
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
Title to be announced, To Be Determined
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   Wednesday, December 21st
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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Preliminary Exam; 10:30 am; Chamberlin 4274 or (passcode 630477)
Valley splitting and alloy disorder in Si/SiGe quantum dots, Merritt Losert, Physics Graduate Student
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall & Zoom:
Looking for new physics in rare and novel processes at the LHC, Saptaparna Bhattacharya, Northwestern University
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   Thursday, December 22nd
Academic Calendar
Final exams
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   Friday, December 23rd
Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Fall 2022: Master&#39;s degree deadline
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   Sunday, December 25th
Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm
Graduate School Fall 2022: Doctoral degree deadline
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