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BAPC events for week of 10/13/03-10/19/03

October 6-October 12, 2003
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Monday, October 13, 2003

Monday, October 13, 2003  @4:15p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
" Pattern Formation in a Cold Exciton System "
Leonid Levitov
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar Series
Building NW17, Room 218
"Wave-Particle Interaction Studies for Burning Plasma Physics on JET"
Ambrogio Fasoli
Refreshments served at 1:45PM

Tuesday, October 14,  2003 2:00 PM
Rowland Institute at Harvard Seminar Series
100 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142
"Brownian Drift Ratchets Based on Macroporous Silicon"
Ulrich Goesele
Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics
Refreshments served following the seminar

Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"Complex media and their simple properties:  A physicist's
view of vulcanized matter, glass, and other random solids"
Professor Paul M. Goldbart
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 2:30pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Dumb holes"
Prof. William Unruh
University of British Columbia
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 4:00PM Note new time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``The effects of the Polyakov loop dynamics on the chiral phase transition"
Kenji Fukushima
U Tokyo/MIT
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday,  October 14, 2003, 4:00 PM
MIT Astrophysics Colloquia
Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA Dr. Masao Sako
California Institute of Technology
(title to be announced)

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Holography and the Cosmic Microwave Background"
Finn Larsen
U Michigan
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 4:30PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Quantum Computing"
Peter Shor
MIT Math Department
Refreshments will be served at 4:15PM

Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 4:30 p.m.
Joint Atomic Physics Seminar
Harvard University
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 356
?Creation of Ultracold Polar Molecules?
Dr. David DeMille
Yale University
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 15 October 2003
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar
Physics Department - B&H 555 2:30PM
"To be announced "
Dr. Hooman Davoudiasl (IAS Princeton)

Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 4pm
Boston College
Department of Physics
Higgins Hall 310
Professor Jacek Klinowski
University of Cambridge
"Systematic Enumeration of Crystalline Networks"
Refreshments 3:30
Higgins 230

Thursday, October 16, 2003

October 16, 2003, 4:15pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 10 - room 250
James Bergquist
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"The Mercury-ion Optical Clock and a Test of the Stability of the
Fundamental Constants"
Refreshments prior to lecture at 3:45pm

12pm, Thursday, October 16, 2003
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"From steady to unsteady dynamics of biological vesicles in a flow within
an advected field approach"
Chaouqi Misbah
Univ. J. Fourier, and CNRS, Grenoble

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Coronal Mass Ejections Associated with the Most Powerful Solar Flares"
John Raymond
Smithonian Astrophysical Observatory
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Non-relativistic de Sitter physics"
Gary Gibbons
Cambridge University
Refreshments will be offered in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th
floor Jefferson, at 3:45

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Brown University
Barus and Holley 190,
Professor Charles Wolgemuth
University of Connecticut
Title:  "Contraction Traction:  The Motility of Mollicutes"
Host:  Professor Tom Powers

Friday, October 17, 2003

Friday,  October 17,  2003, 4:00 PM
Harvard University
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
(Co-sponsored by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Pierce 209
Ron Walsworth
Harvard University
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
?Experimental investigations of vertically-vibrated and gas-fluidized
granular media?

Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room following the seminar.

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