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BAPC events for week of 10/27/03-11/02/03

October 27-November 2, 2003
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Monday, October 27, 2003

Monday, October 27, 2003 @4:15p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Analogy as the Central Motor of Discovery in Physics"
Douglas Hofstadter
University of Indiana
*tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm

Monday, October 27, 2003   4:00pm
University of New Hampshire
Physics Department Colloquium
DeMeritt Hall, Room 209B
"Scientific Issues in Building Transistors From Carbon Nanotubes"
Dr. Richard Martel
Physical Sciences, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm in DeMeritt Hall, 105F

Monday, October 27, 2003
Barus and Holley 168, 4:30 p.m.*
Brown University
Dr. Matthias Newbert
Cornell University
Title:  "TBA"
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 27, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday Research Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Exploring the 4d Superconformal Zoo"
Brian Wecht
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 4:00PM Note new time
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Nuclear Physics and Lattice QCD"
Silas Beane
University of New Hampshire
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 28, 2003   3:30 PM
Boston University Physics Department
Metcalf Science Center, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Rm 107
Douglas Hofstader
University of Indiana
?Reminiscences and Musings of an Ex-Quasi-Physicist?
*Refeshments will be served at 3:15 in the Lounge
**Please telephone 617-353-2600 1 day in advance for parking.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003   4:00 PM
Boston University
Mathematical Physics Seminar Series
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, MCS Room 153
"The Epstein-Glaser approach to QFT in terms of Hopf algebras"
Alexander Lange
Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"Physics of Quantum Computation: Superconducting
Quantum Bits & Cavity QED"_
Professor Steven Girvin
Yale University
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 11:00am
Brandeis University
Astrophysics Seminar
Physics Building, Room 229
"Imaging the Afterglows from Gamma-Ray Bursts"
Dr. Greg Taylor

Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Chiral Gauged Six-Dimensional Supergravity: From String theory to
Four Dimensions"
Chris Pope
Texas A&M University
Refreshments will be served

Thursday, October 30, 2003

October 30, 2003, 4:15pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 10 - room 250
John Schwarz
"Superstring Theory:  Past, Present, and Future"
Refreshments at 3:45pm in Building 4 room 339

12pm, Thursday, October 30, 2003
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"Quantum Frustration of Decoherence in Some Open Quantum Systems"
Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto
Department of Physics
Boston University

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Fishing in the Dark: Searching for extremely faint objects in the outer
Solar System"
Charles Alcock
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvanis
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, October 30, 2003, 2002, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Super-weakly interacting dark matter"
Arvind Rajaraman
University of California, Irvine
Refreshments in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson, at

Friday, October 17, 2003

Friday, October 31, 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 Ctr)
Pierce 209
Francesco Stellacci
Department of Materials Science and Engineering MIT
?Ligand Coated Metal Nanoparticles: new tool for electronic and optical
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room following the seminar.

Friday, October 31, 2003, 3:00PM   NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SPECIAL String Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Quantizing String Theory in ADS (5) X S5: Beyond the PP Wave"
John Schwarz
California Institute of Technology
Refreshments will be served

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