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Events During the Week of April 26th through May 3rd, 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Council Meeting
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 2314 Chamberlin (Chair's Conference Room)
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Barker frailty, Barker echoes and warped older age mortality dynamics
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Alberto Palloni and Hiram Beltran Sanchez, UW Center for Demography and Health of Aging
Abstract: An association between early childhood and old age mortality in successive birth cohorts (Barker frailty) generates conditions under which old age mortality can increase, decrease or remain constant even though background mortality is declining (Barker echoes). The stronger the association is, the larger will be the deviations from background mortality, but, paradoxically, the less durable this deviant behavior will be (warped dynamics). Under regimes of strong Barker frailty, life expectancy at older ages my decrease even though survival conditions are improving.
Host: Clint Sprott
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301)
X-ray Astronomy
Time: 1:20 pm
Place: 2120 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Dan McCammon, UW Madison Department of Physics
Host: Smith
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Department Meeting
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar
TBD
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Mike Manfra, Purdue University
Abstract: TBD
Host: Eriksson
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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Cosmology Journal Club
An Informal discussion about a broad variety of arXiv papers related to Cosmology
Time: 12:15 pm
Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
Abstract: Please visit the following link for more details:
    http://cmb.physics.wisc.edu/journal/index.html
Please feel free to bring your lunch!
If you have questions or comments about this journal club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, please email Le Zhang (lzhang263@wisc.edu)
Host: Peter Timbie
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