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Events During the 2022 Summer Semester

May 2022

   Monday, May 2nd
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Final exam block
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Thesis Defense; 9:30 am; B343 Sterling
The Influence of Cosmic Ray Transport on the Stability of Interstellar Gas, Evan Heintz, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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GREAT IDEAS coffee hour (led by GMaWiP); 11:00 am; 5310 CH (coffee and snacks provided)
GREAT IDEAS coffee hour (GMaWiP), N/A - discussion session
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   Tuesday, May 3rd
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Final exam block
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall and Zoom
CANCELLED --- The Experiment for Cryogenic Large-Aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM), Eric Switzer, NASA/Goddard
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin
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   Wednesday, May 4th
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Final exam block
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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.
Renormalization Group Flow as Optimal Transport, Semon Rezchikov, Harvard University
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling
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   Thursday, May 5th
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Final exam block
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Revealing Obscured Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies in the Early Universe, Dr. Sinclaire Manning, Univ. Massachusetts - Amherst
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   Friday, May 6th
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Last class day
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Final exam block
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Hot Atmospheres of Cool Stars: From Physical Conditions to Physical Processes, Dr. Nancy S. Brickhouse, 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awardee, Senior Science Advisor Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University & Smithsonian
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 1:00 pm; Chamberlin 5280
String Solutions Without Supersymmetry, Savdeep Sethi, University of Chicago
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Thesis Defense; 3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Metasurfaces for Mid-Infrared Applications, Gregory Holdman, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The topology of tuning a non-Hermitian instrument: knots, braids, and exceptional points, Jack Harris, Yale
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   Saturday, May 7th
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Study day
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Final exam block
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   Sunday, May 8th
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Final exams
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   Monday, May 9th
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Final exams
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Thesis Defense; 3:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Hunting for Multimessenger Transients and Lensed Supernovae, Robert Morgan, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, May 10th
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Final exams
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; virtual - Join Zoom Meeting
Light Dark Matter: Collective Effects in the Lab and in Stars, Edoardo Vitagliano, UCLA
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   Wednesday, May 11th
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Final exams
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 1:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Networking at AFRL, Dr. Kathy-Anne Soderberg , Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
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   Thursday, May 12th
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Final exams
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; Chamberlin 4274
High-precision measurement of the W boson mass at CDF, Bo Jayatilaka, Fermilab
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   Friday, May 13th
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Final exams
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Academic Calendar; 12:00 pm
School of Nursing Graduate Graduation Celebration and Hooding Ceremony
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Academic Calendar; 5:30 pm
Commencement (Doctoral and Medical Professional)
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Academic Calendar; 5:30 pm
DDEEA Spring 2022 Graduation Recognition
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   Saturday, May 14th
Academic Calendar; 9:30 am
School of Human Ecology Undergraduate Graduation Open House
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Academic Calendar; 12:00 pm
Commencement (Bachelor&#39;s, Master&#39;s, Law)
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Academic Calendar; 2:00 pm
School of Nursing Undergraduate Graduation Celebration
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   Sunday, May 15th
Academic Calendar; 10:00 am
iSchool Graduation Celebration
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   Tuesday, May 17th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Implicit correlations within phenomenological parametric models of the neutron star equation of state, Isaac Legred, Caltech
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   Monday, May 23rd
Academic Calendar
4 week summer session begins
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; Chamberlin 4274
Ruling out QCD phase transition behind a PBH origin of LIGO/Virgo events, Pasquale Serpico, Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTH), France
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   Tuesday, May 24th
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4-week summer session
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   Wednesday, May 25th
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4-week summer session
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Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; 5310 Chanberlin
Indoor recess (it's a rainy Wednesday!), Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, May 26th
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4-week summer session
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   Tuesday, May 31st
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3 week summer session begins
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June 2022

   Wednesday, June 1st
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill
Outdoor Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, June 2nd
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm;
Impact of intrinsic charm in the nucleon and gluon saturation effects on the prompt atmospheric neutrino flux for IceCube, Rafał Maciuła, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
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   Friday, June 3rd
Thesis Defense; 11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall 4274
Precision Higgs to τ measurements, and searches using Higgs to τ final states at the Compact Muon Solenoid, Andrew Loeliger , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Monday, June 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 11:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
Better Qubits with ALD and ALE, Dr. Russ Renzas, Oxford Instrumetns
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   Wednesday, June 8th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Indoor Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, June 9th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm;
Measuring the neutrino-nucleon cross section at ultra-high energies: detailed forecasts for IceCube-Gen2, Mauricio Bustamante, Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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   Tuesday, June 14th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm;
Connecting the Extremes: A Story of Supermassive Black Holes and Ultralight Dark Matter, Peter Denton, Brookhaven National Lab
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   Wednesday, June 15th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Recess!, Sharon Kahn
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   Friday, June 17th
Academic Calendar
4-week summer session ends
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Academic Calendar
3 week summer session ends
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Summer degree window period deadline for master’s students
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Academic Calendar; 4:55 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Dissertator Eligibility
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   Sunday, June 19th
Willy Haeberli Symposium; 9:00 am; Sterling Hall 1310
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Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Summer degree window period deadline for doctoral students
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   Monday, June 20th
Academic Calendar
8 week summer session begins
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Willy Haeberli Symposium; 9:00 am; Sterling Hall 1310
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   Tuesday, June 21st
 GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group, GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour;
11:00 am; Chamberlin 4274 or online at
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   Wednesday, June 22nd
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Monday, June 27th
Thesis Defense; 10:00 am; Sterling B343 and
Extracting cosmological information from the sky, from the cosmic microwave background to intensity mapping with neutral hydrogen., Anh Phan , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, June 28th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting
Collective flavor evolution, collisions, and advection in core-collapse supernovae: The full solution, Shashank Shalgar , Niels Bohr Institute
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   Wednesday, June 29th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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July 2022

   Wednesday, July 6th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, July 7th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; Chamberlin 4274
Imprints of Lorentz Violation in Neutrino Oscillation Experiments , Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla, UW Madison
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   Wednesday, July 13th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Thursday, July 14th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm;
Recent results from the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes at the Mediterranean Sea, Rodri Gracia, ECAP/ University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
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   Friday, July 15th
Thesis Defense; 9:00 am; Sterling B343
The Lundquist number scaling of nonlinear MHD fluctuations and transition from quasi-continuous to discrete reconnection activity in MST RFP plasmas, Steph Kubala , Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, July 19th
GREAT IDEAS DEI Reading Group; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 4274 or online at
GREAT IDEAS DEI coffee hour
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   Wednesday, July 20th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Wednesday, July 27th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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August 2022

   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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   Friday, August 5th
Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm
Graduate School Summer 2022: Request for all Master&#39;s and Doctoral Degree Warrants
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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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   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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   Wednesday, August 17th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Wednesday, August 24th
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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   Friday, August 26th
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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   Wednesday, August 31st
Physics Summer Fun; 12:30 pm; Bascom Hill or 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Weekly Recess, Sharon Kahn
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