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Events During the 2017 Fall Semester

August 2017

   Friday, August 18th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 10:00 am; 4274 Chamberlin hall
Testable Baryogenesis and Leptonic CP Violation in Seesaw Models, Jordi Salvado Serra, IFIC, Valencia
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   Thursday, August 24th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
O(N) invariance of the multi-field bounce, Kfir Blum, Weizmann Institute of Science
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   Friday, August 25th
NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 11:00 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Cosmic rays, anti-helium, and an old navy spotlight, Kfir Blum, Weizmann Institute of Sciences
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September 2017

   Tuesday, September 5th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Inflationary theory and pulsar timing investigations of primordial black holes and gravitational waves, Nicholas Orlofsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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   Wednesday, September 6th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, September 7th
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Biophysics, Coppersmith, Gilbert
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   Monday, September 11th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Nonthermal particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection and turbulence in collisionless relativistic plasmas, Prof. Dmitri Uzdensky, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
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   Tuesday, September 12th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The Fairsquare project: Countering programs that discriminate, Aws Albarghouthi, UW Department of Computer Science
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   Friday, September 15th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Fall Welcome Reception, Sridhara Dasu
Presentation: flyer-2017b.pdf
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   Monday, September 18th
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Kolkowitz, Lawler, Saffman, Walker, Yavuz
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Turbulent dynamo in a partially ionized medium, Dr. Siyao Xu, Hubble Fellow, UW Madison
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, September 19th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Nonlinear normal modes for analysis of geometrically nonlinear structures, Matthew Allen, UW Department of Mechanical Engineering
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   Wednesday, September 20th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, September 21st
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
TBD, Jerry Hunter, UW: Director of Facilities, College of Engineering
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM , Talk begins at 3:45 PM
Magnetic Fields and the Early Stages of Star Formation, Dick Crutcher, University of IL
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   Friday, September 22nd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Laboratory cosmology, Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada-reno
Presentation: WallCrossing.pdf
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   Monday, September 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Spin-orbit interaction at the level of single electrons, Dr. Andrea Hofmann, ETH Zurich
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Reflection-driven Alfvén turbulence in the inner heliosphere in preparation for Parker Solar Probe observations, Prof. Jean Carlos Perez, Florida Institute of Technology
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   Tuesday, September 26th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Intelligent extraterrestrial life: Does it exist? and, if so, what are the prospects for discovery and communication?, Ed Churchwell, UW Department of Astronomy
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Weak gravity conjecture, Multiple point principle and standard model landscape, Yuta Hamada, University of Wisconsin-Madison & KEK Theory Center
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   Thursday, September 28th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Dynamical control techniques with superconducting qubits, Dr. Simon Gustavsson , MIT
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   Friday, September 29th
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Plasma Physics, Boldyrev, Egedal, Forest, Sarff, Terry, Zweibel
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October 2017

   Monday, October 2nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
FLASH simulations of a magnetized turbulence experiment at the National Ignition Facility, Dr. Scott Feister, Flash Center for Computational Science, University of Chicago
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, October 3rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Systematic misperceptions of 3D motion explained by Bayesian inference, Bas Rokers, UW Department of Psychology
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 3:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Topics in Axion Cosmology, Andrew Long, KICP/University of Chicago
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PUMP: Perspective Undergrads Majoring in Physics; 4:30 pm; 2241 Chamberbelin
Presentation: poster2017.pdf
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   Wednesday, October 4th
Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Stark-tuned Forster resonances in Rydberg atoms and their application for quantum information, Dr. Ilya Beterov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics Novosibirsk, Russia
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Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, October 5th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Quantum dot chains as emulators of topological superconductors, Sergey Frolov, University of Pittsburgh
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   Friday, October 6th
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Brar, Eriksson, McDermott, Onellion, Rzchowski, Winokur
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Exciton Condensates are Super!, Allan MacDonald , The University of Texas at Austin
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   Monday, October 9th
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Theoretical Cosmology, Carlsmith, Dasu, Herndon, Palladino, Pan, Smith, Wu, Bai, Balantekin, Barger, Chung, Everett, Hashim
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Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Taming the plasma-material interface in plasma-burning nuclear fusion reactors, Prof. Jean Paul Allain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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   Tuesday, October 10th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Understanding complexities of human development in terms of space, time, and energy realities Part 1: Growing up and growing old, Bernard Z. Friedlander, Department of Psychology, University of Hartford (emeritus)
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   Thursday, October 12th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
All-Dielectric Optical Metamaterials, Jason Valentine , Vanderbilt University
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrino Quantum Kinetics and the Early Universe, Evan Grohs , University of Michigan
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies 3:30 PM. Talk begins at 3:45 PM
"Observing gas in the circumgalactic medium and the Cosmic Web", Bart Wakker, UW Madison Astronomy Dept
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   Friday, October 13th
 R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar, *** SPECIAL TIME ***;
11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Revealing Interactions in Complex Systems with Coherent Multi-Dimensional Spectroscopy, Jeffrey Davis, Swinburne University of Technology-Melbourne Australia
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   Monday, October 16th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Cosmic Ray Dynamics in Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters, Dr. Joshua Wiener, UW Madison
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, October 17th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Chaos theory from a topological perspective, Anda Xiong, UW Department of Physics
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   Wednesday, October 18th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Wednesday Nite @ the Lab; 7:00 pm; 425 Henry Mall, Room 1111 (UW Biotechnology Center)
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   Thursday, October 19th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Cyclotron resonance in graphene: Kohn’s theorem, many-particle physics, and more, Erik Henriksen , Washington University in St. Louis
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; 2:00 pm; B343 Sterling Hall Conference room
Round Table Discussion of Recruitment and Retention of Women in the Graduate Program, Jenni Strabley
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookes 3:30 PM. Talk begins at 3:45 PM
Climate Cycles and the History of Our Solar System, Stephen Meyers, Department of Geoscience, UW Madison
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   Friday, October 20th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 11:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Ultra-high Q Superconducting RF Cavities: from particle accelerators to quantum computing, Alex Romanenko, Fermilab
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics , Coppersmith, Ioffe, Joynt, Levchenko, Vavilov
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
An Economically Attractive Path to Commercializing Nuclear Fusion and Bettering our World, Greg Piefer, SHINE Technologies
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   Monday, October 23rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 am;
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Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Astrophyiscs, McCammon, Timbie
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   Tuesday, October 24th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
How an important Supreme Court case was created, Bill Whitford, UW Law School
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   Thursday, October 26th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 53100
Watching a quantum system: How to continuously measure a superconducting qubit, Justin Dressel, Chapman University
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and Cookies at 3:30 PM. Talk begins at 3:45 PM
The Plasma Physics of TeV Blazars, Phil Chang, UW - Milwaukee
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   Friday, October 27th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Raluca Scarlat, Engineering Physics, UW-Madison
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   Monday, October 30th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Turbulence Driven by Compressional Magnetic Fluctuations in Laboratory, Space, and Pair Plasmas, Dr. M. J. Pueschel, Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, October 31st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Partisan redistricting in Wisconsin, David Canon, UW Department of Political Science
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Antarctic Ice Properties, Ryan Bay, UC Berkeley
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November 2017

   Wednesday, November 1st
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, November 2nd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; Chamberlin 5310
TBD, Xudong Wang, UW-Madison (Materials Science and Engineering)
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   Friday, November 3rd
Graduate Introductory Seminar; 12:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
WIPAC: IceCube, HAWC, CTA, ARA, Halzen, Hanson, Karle, Vandenbroucke, Westerhoff
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm;
New Results from the CMS experiment at the LHC, Tulika Bose, Boston University
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   Monday, November 6th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Prof. Hussein Aluie, University of Rochester
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, November 7th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Multidimensional spectroscopy of complex chemical systems: Using nonlinearity to isolate signals, Blaise Thompson, UW Department of Chemistry
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   Thursday, November 9th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Luke Govia, University of Chicago
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   Friday, November 10th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrino Oscillations - A Door to New Physics, Brian Rebel, Fermi Lab
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   Monday, November 13th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Schnack Memorial Seminar, Title TBA, Dr. Matthew Beidler, Department of Engineering Physics, UW Madison
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   Tuesday, November 14th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Inference for high-dimensional self-exciting point processes, Becca Willett, UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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   Wednesday, November 15th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Friday, November 17th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Assembly and eco-evolutionary dynamics of communities of antibiotic producing bacteria, Kalin Vetsigian, UW-Madison Bacteriology and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
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   Monday, November 20th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Prof. Brian D. Wirth, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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   Tuesday, November 21st
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Artificial intelligence: Evolution and agency, Terry Allard, Office of Naval Research and NASA (retired)
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   Monday, November 27th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Prof. Mikhail Medvedev, University of Kansas
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Tuesday, November 28th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Activation versus information in visual working memory, Brad Postle, UW Department of Psychology
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   Wednesday, November 29th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, November 30th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Chen Wang
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December 2017

   Friday, December 1st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Physics Careers: To the Bachelor's Degree and Beyond , Crystal Bailey , American Physical Society
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   Monday, December 4th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Prof. Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, Northwestern University
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, December 7th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Andrey Klots
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   Friday, December 8th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
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   Monday, December 11th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; Chamberlin 2241
Title to be announced, Dr. Bruce Remington, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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   Wednesday, December 13th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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   Thursday, December 14th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Cory Dean, Columbia University
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   Friday, December 15th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberbelin
tbd, Joel Bregman, Univ. Michigan - Ann Arbor
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