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Events During the 2024 Spring Semester

January 2024

   Monday, January 15th
Academic Calendar
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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   Tuesday, January 16th
Preliminary Exam; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 5310 CH
Multimodal vision-language modeling for advanced quantitative analysis of positron emission tomography imaging, Zach Huemann, Physics Graduate Student
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   Thursday, January 18th
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am - 10:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Classical Mechanics
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R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Inelastic decay from integrability, Amir Burshtein, Tel Aviv U
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 10:30 am - 11:30 am;
Probing Cosmic Ray Physics at TeV-PeV Energies with GRAPES-3 Experiment , Pravata Kumar Mohanty, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
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Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Statistical Mechanics
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   Friday, January 19th
Graduate Program Event; 9:00 am - 10:30 am; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Electricity & Magnetism
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Graduate Program Event; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Qualifying Exam - Quantum Mechanics
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   Monday, January 22nd
Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate School Spring 2024: Spring Degree Window Period deadline for master&#39;s students
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Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Graduate School Spring 2024: Spring Degree Window Period deadline for doctoral students
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   Tuesday, January 23rd
Academic Calendar
Spring semester instruction begins
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Council Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, January 24th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling
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   Thursday, January 25th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute Seminar; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum
Semiconductor qubits on the move: low power and high-fidelity quantum gates, Menno Veldhorst, QuTech – Delft University of Technology
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   Friday, January 26th
Preliminary Exam; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; B343 Sterling or
Developing an Analysis Pipeline, and mm/sub-mm Spectrometer for a Novel Balloon-Borne Intensity Mapping Experiment., Faizah Karim Siddique, Physics Graduate Student
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Chamberlin Hall 5280
The flavor composition of high-energy cosmic neutrinos: towards high statistics and ultra-high energies, Mauricio Bustamante, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Gravitational-wave astronomy with LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA, Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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   Monday, January 29th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; 1227 Engineering Hall
Challenges and opportunities associated with first principal optimal design of fusion energy systems, Prof. Andrew Christlieb, Michigan State University
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Thesis Defense; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm; B343 Sterling or
MULTI-SCALE INTERACTIONS OF TEARING MODES WITH MICROTURBULENCE AND ITG SATURATION-CHANNEL SELECTION, Taweesak Jitsuk, Physics Graduate Student
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   Tuesday, January 30th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Explaining nonlinearities in black hole ringdowns from symmetries, Antonio Riotto , Geneva U
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February 2024

   Thursday, February 1st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Dissipative mechanisms in SNS junctions and magnetic vortex lattices, Tony Liu, U Washington
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm;
Low-energy Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations, Kevin Kelly , Texas A&M University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Bursty star formation: physical drivers and implications for JWST observations of high-redshift galaxies, Chris Hayward, CCA
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Novel Methods for the Detection of Dark Matter, Carlos Blanco, Princeton University
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   Friday, February 2nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Effective field theories of thermalizing systems, Luca Delacretaz, University of Chicago
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   Monday, February 5th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Novel strategies for hardware-efficient quantum processors, Harry Levine, AWS Center for Quantum Computing
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; 1227 Engineering Hall
Magnetohydrodynamics of tokamak disruptions, Prof. Carl Sovinec, UW-Madison
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   Tuesday, February 6th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Wednesday, February 7th
Preliminary Exam; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; B343 Sterling
Neutral Beam Injection on WHAM, Kunal Sanwalka, Physics Graduate Student
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Science with Ultracold Atoms: from Quantum Simulation to Quantum Networking, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Harvard University
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   Thursday, February 8th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
X-Ray Spectroscopic Insights Into the Microphysics of Collisionless Shocks, Ehud Behar, Technion
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   Friday, February 9th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Retrieving images from tarnished 19th century daguerreotypes using X-ray fluorescence imaging with an X-ray micro beam with tunable energy, Tsun-Kong (T.K.) Sham, Western University, Ontario
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Outreach; 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm; Space Place, 2300 S Park St and virtual, see abstract for link
Chasing ghost particles: searching for neutrinos from high-energy sources in real time, Jessie Thwaites, UW–Madison Physics / WIPAC
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   Saturday, February 10th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 11th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 12th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum metrology with an optical lattice atom interferometer interrogated for one minute, Cristian Panda, UC Berkeley
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; 1227 Engineering Hall
"Stellarator optimization through coil shaping", Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, National Institute for Fusion Studies
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Mapping New Physics from the UV to the IR, Grant Remmen, NYU
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   Tuesday, February 13th
Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar; 2:00 pm; Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 912 3071 4547
Light Dark Sector: Inelastic Exploration, Prof. Bhaskar Dutta , Texas A&M University
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   Wednesday, February 14th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Photonic Links for Rydberg Atom Arrays, Ivana Dimitrova, Harvard University
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   Thursday, February 15th
Academic Calendar
Spring recess
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Plasma Seminar; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
Stellarators Linking Axisymmetric Mirrors (SLAM), Tony Qian, Princeton Universtiy
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Tabletop to Telescope: Unraveling the Mystery of Dark Matter, Tanner Trickle, Fermilab
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   Saturday, February 17th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 18th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 19th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Using precision measurements to study the interplay of quantum mechanics and gravity and explore the universe, Tejas Deshpande, Northwestern University
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; 1227 Engineering Hall
"Coherent structures in non-neutral electron plasmas, 2D fluids, and beyond", Noah Hurst, WiPPL, UW-Madison Physics Department
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Hierarchies from string theory, Jakob Moritz, CERN
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   Wednesday, February 21st
Physics ∩ ML Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Chamberlin 2104
Diffusion Models - A Thermodynamic Perspective, Akhil Premkumar, KICP Chicago, University of Chicago
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Cavity-enabled measurements and interactions in neutral atoms, Zhenjie Yan, UC Berkeley
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Axion Dark Matter: From the Laboratory to the Cosmos, Joshua Foster, MIT
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   Thursday, February 22nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Superconductor — Insulator Transition and Coulomb drag in non-Fermi-Liquid modelled by an array of SYK grains, Alexander Chudnovskiy, Hamburg
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute Seminar; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum
Exploring many-body problems with arrays of individual atoms, Antoine Browaeys, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d’Optique, CNRS
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Building Planetary Systems: The Formation of Planetesimals, Jake Simon, Iowa State University
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   Friday, February 23rd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Symmetry in Quantum Field Theory, Clay Córdova, University of Chicago
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   Monday, February 26th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm; 1227 Engineering Hall
"From the laboratory to astrophysics: the Rayleigh-Taylor instability", Dr. Bhuvana Srinivasan, Director, PLASMAWISE Laboratory - Univ of Washington
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Plasma Seminar; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
, Eve Stenson, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
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   Tuesday, February 27th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Wednesday, February 28th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Effective Field Theory Approach to Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Xiaochuan Lu, UC San Diego
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   Thursday, February 29th
Plasma Seminar; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
tbd, Seth Dorfman, Space Science Institute
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm; Supernova @WIPAC
New probes of ultrahigh energy cosmic ray source evolution, Marco Muzio, Penn State University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Exploring the diversity of H2-H2O subNeptunes, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, University of Oxford
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March 2024

   Friday, March 1st
Graduate Program Event; 8:30 am; all over Chamberlin
Prospective Visit Days, various
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Prof. Yasunobu Nakamura , University of Tokyo
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   Monday, March 4th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, tbd, tbd
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   Wednesday, March 6th
Undergraduate Program Event; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Chamberlin Hall Lobby
Physics and Astronomy Majors Fair, Evan Heintz
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   Friday, March 8th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Title to be announced, Abigail Vieregg, University of Chicago
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   Monday, March 11th
Plasma Seminar; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
tbd, Andrew Longman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
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   Tuesday, March 12th
Council Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute Seminar; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum
Theory of g factors in semiconductors -- some history, and new insights, David DiVincenzo, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
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   Wednesday, March 13th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling
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   Thursday, March 14th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 9:00 am - 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Stephanie Wissel, Penn State
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R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Eli Levenson-Falk, USC
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Plasma Seminar; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
tbd, Yang Zhang, Caltech
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   Friday, March 15th
Graduate Program Event; 8:30 am; all over Chamberlin
Prospective Visit Days, various
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Eli Levinson-Falk, USC
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   Tuesday, March 19th
Wisconsin Quantum Institute; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Rm.5294, Chamberlin Hall
Quantum Coffee Hour
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   Friday, March 22nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Kumiko Kotera , Institut d'astrophysique de Paris
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   Saturday, March 23rd
Academic Calendar
Spring recess
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   Sunday, March 24th
Academic Calendar
Spring recess
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   Monday, March 25th
Academic Calendar
Spring recess
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   Tuesday, March 26th
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Spring recess
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   Wednesday, March 27th
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Spring recess
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   Thursday, March 28th
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Spring recess
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   Friday, March 29th
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Spring recess
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   Saturday, March 30th
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Spring recess
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   Sunday, March 31st
Academic Calendar
Spring recess
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April 2024

   Monday, April 1st
Academic Calendar
Spring Semester Classes resume
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   Tuesday, April 2nd
Academic Calendar; 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Election Day - Wisconsin Presidential Primary, 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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   Thursday, April 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Alexander McLeod, UMN
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   Friday, April 5th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
2024 UW Physics Student Research Colloquium, TBD
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Physics Department Colloquium; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Falling Walls Lab Wisconsin, various, various
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   Saturday, April 6th
Outreach; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; Chamberlin Hall, 2nd floor lobby
Physics Fair, Various, Dept of Physics
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   Thursday, April 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Monica Allen, UCSD
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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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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
NOvA cross section measurements (tbd), Prabhjot Singh, Queen Mary University of London
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   Friday, April 12th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Julian E. Mack Distinguished Lecture, Inês Azevedo, Stanford University
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   Tuesday, April 16th
Council Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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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, April 17th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm; B343 Sterling
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   Thursday, April 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Matthew Yankowitz, U Washington
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm; CH 5310
tba, Shuo Zhang, MSU
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Wisconsin Quantum Institute Seminar; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum
Visible-Light Photonic Integration for Atomic and Quantum Sciences and Applications, Daniel J Blumenthal, University of California Santa Barbara
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   Friday, April 19th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate School Spring 2024: Request for all Master&#39;s and Doctoral Degree Warrants
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   Thursday, April 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Peter Schmelcher, U Hamburg
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   Friday, April 26th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Structure and Dynamics from Random Observations, Abbas Ourmazd, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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May 2024

   Friday, May 3rd
Academic Calendar
Last Spring Semester class day
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
The future of particle physics, Prof. Hitoshi Murayama, UC-Berkeley
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   Saturday, May 4th
Academic Calendar
Study day
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   Sunday, May 5th
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Exams
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   Monday, May 6th
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Exams
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   Tuesday, May 7th
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Exams
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   Wednesday, May 8th
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Exams
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   Thursday, May 9th
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Exams
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   Friday, May 10th
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Exams
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Commencement: Doctoral &amp; Medical Professional
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Graduation Event; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin
Graduation Celebration Event, various
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD
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Academic Calendar; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate School Spring 2024: Master&#39;s degree deadline
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   Saturday, May 11th
Academic Calendar
Commencement: Bachelor&#39;s, Master&#39;s, Law
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   Sunday, May 12th
Academic Calendar; 11:55 pm - 12:55 am
Graduate School Spring 2024: Doctoral degree deadline
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   Monday, May 13th
Academic Calendar
Spring Semester Grading deadline
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Graduate School Summer 2024: Summer Degree Window Period begins
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   Sunday, May 19th
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Faculty contract year ends
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   Monday, May 20th
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4-week summer session begins
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   Monday, May 27th
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Memorial Day observed
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   Tuesday, May 28th
Academic Calendar
3-week summer session begins
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