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BAPC Events for the week of 9/22-9/28

September 22-28, 2003
The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic
year by the Department of Physics at Boston University.  You may send your
announcement by e-mail (bapc-events cosmos phy tufts edu ) or FAX
(617-353-9393).  We cannot accept announcements by telephone.  Entries
should reach us no later than 11:00 a.m. the Monday of the week proceeding

Monday, September 22, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar Series
Building NW17, Room 218
"Recent Results from the Livermore SSPX Experiment"
David Hill
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Refreshments served at 1:45PM

Monday, September 22nd, 2003, 4:15PM
*Refreshments at 4PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar
Building 26-414, Kolker Room
``Inflation and Eternal Inflation"
Alan Guth, MIT

Monday,  September 22, 2003  @4:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Why Keep Doing B Physics?"
Helen Quinn
SLAC, Stanford University
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:45 pm

Monday, September 22, 2003,4:30 p.m.*
Barus and Holley 168
Dr. Robert L. Jaffe
Title:  "The Casimir Effect:  Theory and Practice"
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 2:30pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Current and future CMB measurements and new physics"
Levon Pogosian
Tufts University
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 2:00 p.m.
Special Seminar
Harvard University
Lyman Laboratory, Room 330
?Nonlinear Quantum Resonances in Atom Optics?
Professor Shmuel Fishman
Technion - Israel

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"The Origin of Mass and the Feebleness of Gravity"
Professor Frank Wilczek
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 4:00PM
MIT Department of Physics
and the MIT Center for Space Research
Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Todd Thompson
University of California, Berkeley
Supernovae, Protoneutron Star Winds, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements
Refreshments are served at 3:45 PM

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 4:00PM Note new time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``The observational appearance of strange stars"
Vladimir Usov
Weismann Institute-Israel
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Non-Supersymmetric Gauge/Gravity Duals with Flavor"
Ingo Kirsch
Humboldt U.- Berlin
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 4:30PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Supersymmetry without Supersymmetry"
Markus Luty
U. Maryland/Harvard/BU
Refreshments will be served at 4:15PM

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003, 4:00pm Dana 114
Northeastern University
Condensed Matter Seminar
"Various facets of Chalker-Coddington network model"
Dr. Victor Kagalovsky
Negev Academic College of Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Host: Sergey Kravchenko
Refreshments at 3:45pm

Wednesday, 24 September 2003
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar
Physics Department, B&H 555 2:30PM
"Hidden Symmetries and Generalized Holonomy in M-Theory"
Prof. Michael Duff
University of  Michigan

September 24
The Extravagant Universe
Professor Robert Kirshner
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard Univrsity

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 12pm
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"Rotating trapped atoms"
Prof. N. Read
Yale University

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Primordial Nucleosynthesis in Light of the Cosmic Microwave Background"
Brian Fields
Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Hidden symmetries and generalized holonomy in M-theory"
Michael Duff
University of Michigan
Refreshments will be offered in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th
floor Jefferson, at 3:45

Thursday, September 25, 2003, 4:15pm
Title: Ripples in a D-wave Sea: Quasiparticle Interference Imaging in
Cuprate Superconductors
Seamus Davis, Cornell
MIT - Building 10- Room 250

Friday, September 26, 4pm
Condensed Matter Seminar
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Pierce 209
"Order on Curved Surfaces: Scars in Sphereland"
Prof. Mark Bowick
Syracuse University
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room following the seminar.