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Events During the 2024 Fall Semester

August 2024

   Friday, August 2nd
Academic Calendar; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate School Summer 2024: Request for all Master&#39;s and Doctoral Degree Warrants
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   Monday, August 5th
Thesis Defense; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Generating entangling gates in superconducting quantum circuit, Yinqi Chen, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Wednesday, August 7th
Summer Recess; 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm; Bascom Hill outside Birge
, Sharon Kahn
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   Sunday, August 11th
Academic Calendar
8-week summer session ends
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   Monday, August 12th
Thesis Defense; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Quark and Lepton Flavor Models, Shu Tian Eu, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, August 13th
Academic Calendar; 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Election Day for Wisconsin, including same-day registration
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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Worlds in the Making: Origins of Stars, Planets, and Life; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Space Place
Cosmic Cradles: Understanding the Formation of Stars and Planets, Coco Zhang, UW-Madison
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   Wednesday, August 14th
Academic Calendar
Summer Semester Grading deadline (8-week)
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Summer Recess; 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm; Bascom Hill outside Birge
, Sharon Kahn
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   Monday, August 19th
Academic Calendar
Faculty contract year begins
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   Wednesday, August 21st
Preliminary Exam; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Characterizing the Diffuse Astrophysical Neutrino Flux from the Galactic Plane using IceCube Data, Jesse Osborn, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Friday, August 23rd
Preliminary Exam; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Line Intensity Mapping: A Novel Technique to Measure Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Evolution, Sam Kramer, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Graduate School Summer 2024: Master&#39;s degree deadline
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   Sunday, August 25th
Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Graduate School Summer 2024: Doctoral degree deadline
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   Monday, August 26th
Academic Calendar
Graduate School Fall 2024: Fall Degree Window Period begins
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Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Incoming PhD Orientation and Welcome, various
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Preliminary Exam; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; B343 Sterling Hall;
Nonlinear X-ray Optics for Transition Metal Chemistry and Coherent X-ray Spectroscopy, Zain Abhari, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, August 27th
Thesis Defense; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Sterling Hall, Room B343
Cosmology and HI Intensity Mapping, John Podczerwinski, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Wednesday, August 28th
Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Bascom Hill (rain location: Birge Hall atrium)
All grad lunch/recess
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, August 29th
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am - 10:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Classical Mechanics
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Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Statisical Mechanics
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   Friday, August 30th
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am - 10:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Electricity and Magnetism
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Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Quantum Mechanics
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September 2024

   Monday, September 2nd
Academic Calendar
Labor Day
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   Tuesday, September 3rd
Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate School Fall 2024: Fall degree window period deadline for master&#39;s students
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Academic Calendar; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate School Fall 2024: Dissertator eligibility for the fall
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Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Graduate School Fall 2024: Fall degree window period deadline for doctoral students
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   Wednesday, September 4th
Academic Calendar
Fall semester instruction begins
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   Friday, September 6th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
State of the Department, Kevin Black, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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   Tuesday, September 10th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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Worlds in the Making: Origins of Stars, Planets, and Life; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Space Place
How Can We Find Other Life in the Universe?, Thomas Beatty, UW-Madison
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   Wednesday, September 11th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, September 12th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, David Petrosyan, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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   Friday, September 13th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
TBD
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   Thursday, September 19th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Dominique Laroche, University of Florida
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   Friday, September 20th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Earl Scime, West Virginia University
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   Saturday, September 21st
UW Madison Physics Department Picnic; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Road
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   Tuesday, September 24th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Friday, September 27th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
HT Richards Lecture, Jonathan Feng, University of California-Irvine
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October 2024

   Friday, October 4th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Blanchard Lecture , Washington Taylor, MIT
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   Tuesday, October 8th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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Worlds in the Making: Origins of Stars, Planets, and Life; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Space Place
From Astronomy to Chemistry: Towards a Continuous Path for the Origins of Life, Zoe Todd, UW-Madison
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   Thursday, October 10th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Dwight Luhman, Sandia National Labs
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   Friday, October 11th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
TBD, Sean Jones, Argonne National Laboratory
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   Wednesday, October 16th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Friday, October 18th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; TBA
Title to be announced, Emmanuel Schaan, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), Stanford
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   Tuesday, October 22nd
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Thursday, October 24th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
In-situ twisting and imaging of moiré superlattices, Monica Allen, UCSD
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   Friday, October 25th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; TBA
Title to be announced, Daniel Green, UC San Diego
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November 2024

   Friday, November 1st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
TBD, Dam T. Son, University of Chicago
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   Tuesday, November 5th
Academic Calendar; 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Election Day, including same-day registration
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Friday, November 8th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
TBD, Zohar Komargodski, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University
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   Tuesday, November 12th
Worlds in the Making: Origins of Stars, Planets, and Life; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Space Place
Aging Worlds: Tracing the Evolution of Planetary Systems, Melinda Soares-Furtado, UW-Madison
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   Wednesday, November 13th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, November 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Jukka Vayrynen, Purdue University
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   Friday, November 15th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
TBD, Louis F. DiMauro, The Ohio State University
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   Tuesday, November 19th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Friday, November 22nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
The DNA of Particle Scattering, Lance Dixon, SLAC
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   Thursday, November 28th
Academic Calendar
Thanksgiving recess
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   Friday, November 29th
Academic Calendar
Thanksgiving recess
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   Saturday, November 30th
Academic Calendar
Thanksgiving recess
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December 2024

   Sunday, December 1st
Academic Calendar
Thanksgiving recess
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   Tuesday, December 3rd
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Friday, December 6th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm; 2241 CH
TBD, Reina Murayama, Yale University
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   Wednesday, December 11th
Academic Calendar
Last Fall Semester class day
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, December 12th
Academic Calendar
Study Day
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Probing neutrino oscillations with accelerator-based long-baseline neutrino experiments, Zoya Vallari, Caltech
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   Friday, December 13th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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   Saturday, December 14th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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   Sunday, December 15th
Academic Calendar
Commencement
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   Monday, December 16th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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   Tuesday, December 17th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Wednesday, December 18th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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   Thursday, December 19th
Academic Calendar
Exams
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