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Events During October, 2012

   Monday, October 1st
Special Seminar; 11:30 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Tunneling spectroscopy of many-body effects in a two-dimensional electron gas of near-surface delta-doped layer, Sergey Dizhur, Institute of Radioengineering & Electronics, Russian Academy of Science

Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Neutronics of ARIES and ITER: Progress and Challenges, Laila El-Guebaly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

   Tuesday, October 2nd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Mitochondrial proteins, pathways and pathogenesis, Dave Pagliarini, UW Department of Biochemistry

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Updated results from the T2K long baseline neutrino experiment, Kendall Mahn, TRIUMF

   Wednesday, October 3rd
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 4th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin

Atomic Physics Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Atom Interferometry in an inductively coupled ring trap, Jonathan Pritchard, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Probing the Gas Around Galaxies and Black Holes, Aleks Diamond-Stanic, UC San Diego

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Phenomenology String Theory & Theoretical Cosmology, Bai, Barger, Chung, Everett, Hashimoto, Shiu, UW Madison

   Friday, October 5th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Three Exceptions for Thermal Dark Matter with Enhanced Annihilation to Gamma Gamma, Hai-Bo Yu, University of Michigan

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm;

   Monday, October 8th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic properties of ultimate nanowires, Franz Himpsel

   Tuesday, October 9th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
A few things that we learned from Galileo, and a few things we didn't, Jim Lattis, Director, Director, UW Space Place, UW Department of Astronomy

   Thursday, October 11th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
The Kondo exciton: a quantum quench towards strong spin-reservoir correlations, Hakan Tureci, Princeton University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Searches for Lorentz Violation in the Top Quark Sector, Denver Whittington, Indiana University

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Condensed Matter Theory, Chubukov, Coppersmith, Joynt, Perkins, Vavilov, UW Madison

   Friday, October 12th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Phenomenology of next generation neutrino oscillation experiments, Kaoru Hagiwara, KEK

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Nuclear Power After Fukushima, Michael Corradini, UW-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/10/12.html

   Monday, October 15th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Strong beaming of high-energy particle acceleration and radiation in magnetic reconnection in relativistic pair plasmas, Dmitri Uzdensky, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, UC-Boulder

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Electronic and structural correlations at oxide interfaces, Mark Rzchowski

   Tuesday, October 16th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Applications of computed tomography, Rock Mackie, UW Departments of Molecular Biology and Medical Physics

   Wednesday, October 17th
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

   Thursday, October 18th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Quantum Technology: The Second Quantum Revolution, Jonathan Dowling, Louisiana State University

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Blue Straggler Formation in the Old Open Cluster NGC188, Aaron Geller, Northwestern University

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 4:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Physics in a Big Universe, Sean Carroll, Caltech

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
High Energy Collider Experiment, Carlsmith, Dasu, Herndon, Mellado, Pan, Smith, Wu, UW Madison

   Friday, October 19th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Discovery of the Higgs Boson - the God Particle, Sau Lan Wu, UW-Madison
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/10/19.html

   Monday, October 22nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall
Local and global plasma response and plasma-facing component performance of the liquid lithium divertor in NSTX, Michael Jaworski, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
Cores, anisotrophy and (complex) rotation: the (Classical) dwarf Spheroidals, Nicola Amorisco, University of Copenhagen

   Tuesday, October 23rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Adaptive macroscopic properties of biological systems as the outcome of collective social computation, Jessica Flack, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

   Thursday, October 25th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Majorana fermions in vortex lattices, Rudro Rana Biswas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Astronomy Colloquium; 3:25 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
The Magellanic Stream: Probing the Baryon Cycle in the Galactic Halo, Andrew Fox, STSci

Graduate Introductory Seminar; 5:45 pm; 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Lawler, Lin, Saffman, Walker, Wehlitz, Yavuz, UW Madison

   Friday, October 26th
Cosmology Journal Club; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall

NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 1:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
Exploring Majorana landscape: the NEXT generation, Juan José Gómez Cadenas, IFIC - Instituto de Física Corpuscular, Valencia, Spain

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 2:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Using Singularity for Missing Mass Measurements, Ian-Woo Kim, University of Michigan

Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Neutrinos and the Origin of the Elements, Yong-Zhong Qian, University of Minnesota

   Monday, October 29th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:00 pm; 1310 Sterling Hall

Special Lunch Astronomy Talk; 12:00 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall
"Star Formation in N-Body Dwarf Galaxy Simulations", Ferah Munshi, University of Washington

Condensed Matter Theory Group Seminar; 4:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin
Progress in Superconducting Quantum Circuits, Robert McDermott

   Tuesday, October 30th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The role of the lunar cycles in human evolution, Art Schmaltz, Prairie State College

High Energy Seminar; 3:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin
The Search for the Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Top Quark Pair, Kevin Lannon, University of Notre Dame

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Indirect detection of dark matter at GeV and TeV scales, Alexander Belikov, Institut d'Astrophysics, Paris

Special Undergraduate Seminar; 5:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Fun Facts about the Higgs Boson and Graduate School at Notre Dame, Kevin Lannon, University of Notre Dame

   Wednesday, October 31st
Department Meeting; 12:15 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall

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