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Events on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Graduate Program Event
PGSC Professional Development Seminar
Nanoscale Metrology with Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in Diamond
Time: 2:30 pm
Speaker: Aedan Gardill, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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Abstract: Nanoscale metrology has applications in fields ranging from industrial fabrication to biophysics to the study of complex condensed matter systems. Our group is developing novel sensing techniques with the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center defect in diamond to enable local measurements of material properties and dynamics at the nanometer scale. Understanding the origins of decoherence in NVs is vital to unlocking their full potential for metrology. I will present recent work in which we have shed light on some of the NV decoherence sources intrinsic to diamond. These results bring us a step closer to using NVs to investigate the nature of decoherence in other quantum systems, such as solid-state qubit platforms.
Host: Rob Morgan, grad student, PGSC
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Network in Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries (N3AS) Seminar
The Sterile Neutrino is Dead; Long Live the Sterile Neutrino!
Time: 3:30 pm
Speaker: Jeffrey Berryman, Kentucky
Host: Baha Balantekin
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Thesis Defense
Effective Field Theory Search Results from the LUX Run 4 Data Set, and Construction of the LZ System Test Platforms
Time: 4:00 pm
Speaker: Shaun Alsum, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Host: Kim Palladino, Faculty Advisor
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Council Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Virtual
Speaker: Sridhara Dasu, UW-Madison
Host: Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
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