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BAPC events for week of 10/20-10/26

October 20-October 26, 2003
The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic
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Monday, October 20, 2003

Monday, October 20, 2003   4:00pm
University of New Hampshire
Physics Department Colloquium
DeMeritt Hall, Room 209B
"The Cause of Relativistic Electron Variability During Storms"
Prof. Richard Thorne
UCLA Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm in DeMeritt Hall, 105F

Monday, October 20, 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

Monday, Oct.20, 2003, 12:30pm
Boston University
BU Particles and Fields Seminar
Physics Research Building, Room 595
Technicolorful Supersymmetry and Calculable Deformations
Roni Harnik
UC Berkeley & LBNL

Monday, October 20, 2003
Brown University
Barus and Holley 168, 4:30 p.m.*
Dr. Igor Aronson
Argonne National Laboratory
Title:  "Self-Assembly of Metallic Microparticles in Strong Electric 
Host:  Professor Dmitri Feldman
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday Research Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
1. ``eta Transitions in Heavy Quarkonium enhanced by the Axial Anomaly''.
2. ``Relative Yield of Charged and Neutral B Meson Pairs at the
Upsilon (4S)            Resonance''
Mikhail Voloshin
University of Minnesota
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 4:00PM Note new time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
`Factorization in color-suppressed B--> n decays"
Dan Pirjol
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"A physicist's guide to the landmine/unexploded
ordnance problem:  theory and experiment"
Dr. Peter B. Weichman
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2003, 3:30pm
Boston University Physics Department
Metcalf Science Center, Rm 107
Prof. Leon Cooper
Brown University
?Matrices to Molecules: Towards a Cellular and Molecular Basis for Learning
and Memory?
*Refreshments served at 3:15pm in Metcalf Science Center Lounge

Tuesday,  October 21, 2003, 4:00 PM
MIT Astrophysics Colloquia
Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
 Dr. Fabrizio Nicastro
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Warm Hot Intergalactic Medium

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Olney 218
Dynamics of Gas Phase DNA
Dr. Joel Parks
Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University
Refreshments served at 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar
Physics Department B&H 555 2:30P
Hadronic Structure from Lattice QCD
Dr. Kostas Orginos (MIT)
Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 4:30 p.m.
Harvard University
Joint Atomic Physics Seminar
Harvard University
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 356
?Matter-Wave Optics with Dark-State Polaritons in Cold Atomic Gases:  From
Ultra-Sensitive Gyroscopes to Quantum Gates?
Dr. Michael Fleischhauer
Uni Kaiserslautern
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Joint Theory Seminar
Harvard University
Jefferson 256
"Beyond Orbifolds: Life without a Higgs"
John Terning (Los Alamos)

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 4:15pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 6 - room 120
Natalie Roe
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"Looking for a New Angle on CP Violation"
Refreshments at 3:45pm in the Lobby of building 6.

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 12pm
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"Lieb-Schultz-Mattis in Higher Dimensions"
Dr. M.B. Hastings
Los Alamos National Labs

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"A binary taxonomy brain-teaser:
the first carbon-enhanced cataclysmic variable"
Janet Drew
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Imperial College London
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Compactifications of the heterotic string on non-Kähler complex manifolds"
Melanie Becker
University of Maryland
Refreshments in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson, at

Friday, October 24, 2003

Friday, October 24, 2003, 4:00 PM
Harvard University
Pierce 209
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
Paula T Hammond
?Polymer Assembly at Surfaces and in Solution: from Multilayers to
Refreshments will served in the Brooks Room following the seminar.

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