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Events During the 2020 Spring Semester

January 2020

   Thursday, January 23rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Tunable Excitonic Ground States in Double Layer Graphene, Yihang Zeng, Columbia University
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; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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   Monday, January 27th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
WHAM: The Wisconsin HTS Axisymmetric Mirror, Cary Forest, Prager Professor of Experimental Physics, Director of the Wisconsin Plasma Physics Laboratory
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   Tuesday, January 28th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
A conditional Gaussian framework for assimilating and predicting complex nonlinear turbulent dynamical systems, Nan Chen, UW Department of Mathematics
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Laboratory plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion, Karsten McCollam, UW Madison Department of Physics
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 3:30 pm; Room 4274, Chamberlin
Multi-messenger astrophysics with high-energy neutrinos in the coming decade, Marcos Santander
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Council Meeting
4:30 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, January 29th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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Atomic Physics Seminar; 1:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Results and challenges from a Helium-Neon comagnetometer with SERF readout, William Terrano, Princeton
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Fundamental physics with CMB and galaxy surveys, Moritz Münchmeyer, Perimeter
Presentation: munchmeyer - wisconsin madison - slides.pdf
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   Thursday, January 30th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Nanomechanical resonators for quantum optomechanics and precision metrology, Robinjeet Singh , Joint Quantum Institute NIST (Gaithersburg) and the University of Maryland
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; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM, Talk begins 3:45 PM
"Some Interesting issues in Galactic Dynamics", Professor Elena D'onghia, UW Madison Astronomy Department
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   Friday, January 31st
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Magnetic reconnection: where are we and where are we going?, Michael Hesse, University of Bergen, Norway
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February 2020

   Monday, February 3rd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
How does the magnetosphere go to sleep? Combining global scale simulations and observations to reveal fundamental behaviors of the magnetosphere , Therese Moretto Jørgensen, University of Bergen, Norway
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   Tuesday, February 4th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Anesthesia in the Anthropocene: Environmental and economic considerations of modern anesthesia and surgery, Mike Ries, UW Department of Anesthesiology
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Spintronics and Mulitiferroics, Mark Rzchowski, UW Madison Department of Physics
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 3:30 pm; Room 4274, Chamberlin
Disentangling a century-old mystery: a path to unveiling the origins of the ultra-high-energy Universe, Lu Lu
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   Thursday, February 6th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Studying superconductors using NV-centers in diamond optical magnetometry, Ruslan Prozorov, Iowa State/Ames Lab
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; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM, Talk begins 3:45 PM
"X-raying the Intersellar Medium", Dr. Eddie Schalfly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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   Friday, February 7th
Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 1:30 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Einstein’s Microscope: Uncovering Small-Scale Dark Matter Structures with Novel Gravitational Lensing Probes, Liang Dai, Institute for Advanced Study
Presentation: dai_lensing_talk.pdf
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Is This Even a Plasma? Physics of Strongly Coupled Plasmas, Scott Baalrud, University of Iowa
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   Saturday, February 8th
Wonders of Physics
11:00 am; Chamberlin Hall lobby and various rooms
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Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 9th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 10th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Accelerating our understanding of the multi-scale dynamics of high-energy plasmas, Paulo Alves, Stanford, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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   Tuesday, February 11th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Learning with scarce data: The role of side information, simulators, and GANs, Kangwook Lee, UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
From nanoparticles to reefs, Pupa Gilbert, UW Madison Department of Physics
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 Atomic Physics Seminar, QC Cluster Seminar;
3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Optical photon generation from a superconducting qubit, Alp Sipahigil, California Institute of Technology
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, February 12th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Cosmology in the next Decade: Fundamental Physics, Systematics and Synergies between cosmological probes, Sukhdeep Singh, UC Berkeley
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   Thursday, February 13th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
The fall and rise of the mass on a spring, Prof. Benjamin Aleman , University of Oregon
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; 12:00 pm; 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM, Talk begins 3:45 PM
Diffusion and dispersion in anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, Professor Jane Pratt, Georgia State University, Physics and Astronomy Deparment
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   Friday, February 14th
Thesis Defense; 10:30 am; 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Emily Lichko Thesis Defense, Emily Lichko, Physics PhD Graduate Student
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; 1:30 pm;
PhD Prospective Student Visit Day, na, na
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Neutrinos on the Rocks, Markus Ahlers, Niels Bohr Institute
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   Saturday, February 15th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
7:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Sunday, February 16th
Wonders of Physics
1:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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Wonders of Physics
4:00 pm; 2103 Chamberlin
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   Monday, February 17th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Understanding, Predicting, and Manipulating Reduced Transport Regimes in Fusion Plasmas, David Hatch, Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas at Austin
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 Atomic Physics Seminar, QC Cluster Seminar;
3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Professor Gleb Finkelstein, Duke University
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   Tuesday, February 18th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Drivers of megadiversity in the orchids, the largest family of flowering plants, Tom Givnish, UW Department of Botany
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Dark Matter Detection in the Era of LZ, Kimberly J. Palladino, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Connecting the dots: from astronomical surveys and experiments to fundamental physics of dark universe, Yao-Yuan Mao, Rutgers
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   Thursday, February 20th
 Atomic Physics Seminar, QC Cluster Seminar;
10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Jake Covey, California Institute of Technology
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 2:00 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
The TeV-PeV Diffuse Neutrino Background, Nathan Whitehorn, UCLA
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PGSC Professional Development Seminar; 2:30 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
How to Get the Most out of Academic Articles, Alex Pizzuto, Physics Graduate Student
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Future cosmology with CMB lensing and galaxy clustering, Marcel Schmittfull, Institute for Advanced Study
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   Friday, February 21st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Young-Kee Kim , U Chicago
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   Monday, February 24th
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Frontiers in Linear and Nonlinear Plasma Physics, Jeff Parker, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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 Atomic Physics Seminar, QC Cluster Seminar;
3:00 pm; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
tbd, Erhan Saglamyurek, University of Alberta
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   Tuesday, February 25th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The emergence of human emotions: Learning, development and biology, Seth Pollak, UW Department of Psychology
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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum; 3:30 pm; 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Seminar Title Coming Soon, Summer Blot, DESY
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, February 26th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Alice Pisani, Princeton
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   Friday, February 28th
; 1:30 pm;
PhD Prospective Student Visit Day, na, na
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Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Ke Fang, Stanford University
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March 2020

   Monday, March 2nd
Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar; 12:05 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Alice In-Between Worlds: The Wonderland of Dusty Plasma, Eva Kostadinova, Baylor University, Center for Astrophysics Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER)
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   Tuesday, March 3rd
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The complexities of conveying hurricane forecast uncertainty to the public, Derrick Herndon, Space Science and Engineering Center
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   Thursday, March 5th
Astronomy Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 4421 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. Eric Switzer , NASA/Goddard
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   Tuesday, March 10th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
The role of turbulence in the universe, Siyao Xu, UW Department of Astronomy
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Story of the Discovery of the Century! What is next?, Abdollah Mohammadi, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, March 11th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Tuesday, March 24th
Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar; 12:05 pm; 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Enhancing soil health through policy and practice, Steve Ventura, UW Department of Soil Science
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"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
High energy neutrino detection at the South Pole, Albrecht Karle, UW Madison Department of Physics
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Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, March 25th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology); 4:00 pm; 5280 Chamberlin
Title to be announced, Gerben Venken, KU Leuven
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   Friday, March 27th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Enabling Novel Light Phenomena at the Subwavelength Scale, Marin Soljacic, MIT
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   Tuesday, March 31st
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Building clocks out of atoms and sensors out of diamond, Shimon Kolkowitz, UW Madison Department of Physics
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April 2020

   Wednesday, April 1st
Chicago Quantum Exchange Seminar Series; 11:00 am; 4274 Chamberlin
Jeff Thompson, Princeton, Jeff Thompson, Princeton University
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   Friday, April 3rd
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Scaling down the laws of thermodynamics, Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland
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   Tuesday, April 7th
Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, April 8th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, April 9th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin
Electron Hydrodynamics in Graphene: Introduction and Status, Denis Bandurin, MIT
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   Friday, April 10th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Elizabeth Simmons, UCSD
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   Tuesday, April 14th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Hybrid quantum-classical algorithms, Maxim G Vavilov, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Thursday, April 16th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Nadya Mason, UIUC
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   Friday, April 17th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Nadya Mason, UIUC
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   Tuesday, April 21st
Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, April 22nd
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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   Thursday, April 23rd
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Dr. David Ehrenstein, American Physical Society
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   Friday, April 24th
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Steven Nahn, Fermilab
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   Tuesday, April 28th
"Physics Today" Undergrad Colloquium (Physics 301); 1:20 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
Introduction to Physics 301 and Wrap up of Physics 301, Sridhara Dasu, UW Madison Department of Physics
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   Thursday, April 30th
R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar; 10:00 am; 5310 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, Jia (Leo) Li, Brown University
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May 2020

   Friday, May 1st
Physics Department Colloquium; 3:30 pm; 2241 Chamberlin Hall
TBD, David Weiss, Penn State
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Physics Awards Ceremony & Banquet; 5:30 pm; Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
Sridhara Dasu, Department Chair
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   Tuesday, May 5th
Council Meeting
4:00 pm; 2314 Chamberlin Hall
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   Wednesday, May 6th
Department Meeting
12:15 pm; B343 Sterling Hall
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