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Events During the Week of May 12th through May 19th, 2019

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar
Coherence and wave-particle duality relations
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Prof. Mark Hillery , CUNY
Abstract: Traditional wave-particle duality relations quantify the trade-off between path information and interference visibility of a particle in an interferometer. The recent development of the quantum resource theory of coherence has led to the definition of several new measures of quantum coherence. These can be used to develop new wave-particle duality relations that demonstrate how coherence and path information are complementary quantities. We illustrate this with a wave-particle game.
Host: Saffman
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Cosmology Journal Club
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
Abstract: Please visit the following link for more details:
http://cmb.physics.wisc.edu/journal/index.html
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 Ross Cawthon (cawthon@wisc.edu) and Santanu Das (sdas33@wisc.edu).
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Friday, May 17th, 2019

PGSC Professional Development Seminar
Breaking the Myth of the "Non-Traditional" Physicist
Time: 11:00 am
Place: B343 Sterling Hall
Speaker: Crystal Bailey, American Physical Society (APS)
Abstract: Physics degree holders are among the most employable in the world, often doing everything from managing a research lab at a multi-million dollar corporation, to developing solutions to global problems in their own small startups. Science and Technology employers know that with a physics training, a potential hire has acquired a broad problem-solving skill set that translates to almost any environment, as well as an ability to be self-guided and -motivated so that they can teach themselves whatever is needed to be successful at achieving their goals. Therefore it's no surprise that the majority of physics graduates find employment in private--sector, industrial settings. At the same time, only about 25% of graduating PhDs will take a permanent faculty position--yet academic careers are usually the only track to which students are exposed while earning their degrees.

In this talk, I will explore less-familiar (but more common!) career paths for physics graduates, and will provide information on resources to boost your career planning and job hunting skills.
Host: Neil Campbell, Graduate Student
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