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BAPC Events for week of 12/8-12/15

December 8- December 15, 2003
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Monday, December 8, 2003

Monday, December 8, 2003   4:00pm
University of New Hampshire
Physics Department Colloquium
DeMeritt Hall, Room 209B
"Xenon - A New Experiment for Sensitive WIMPs Search"
Prof. Elena Aprile
Columbia University
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm in DeMeritt Hall, 105F

Monday, December 8, 2003 4:15 pm
Boston University Algebra Seminar Series
Dept. of Mathematics, 111 Cummington St., MCS Room B33
"Numbers from Nature - the Algebras of Quantum Field Theory"
Dirk Kreimer
Boston University
Tea and cookies at 3:45 pm in MCS Room 153

Monday, December 8, 2003  @4:15p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Polymer Physics and the Cell"
Fred MacKintosh
Frie University of Amsterdam
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 4:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``An analysis of B->pi From Factors in the framework of QCD-Factorization"
Bjorn Lange
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday,  December 9, 2003, 4:00 PM
MIT Astrophysics Colloquia
Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
Prof. Vassiliki (Vicky) Kalogera
Northwestern University
X-Ray Binary Populations in Nearby Galaxies

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Statistics of String and M Theory Vacua"
Michael Douglas
Rutgers University
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar, Room 555 - B&H 2:30 p.m.
"Chirally Extended QCD (XQCD)"
Prof. Richard Brower (Boston U)

Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 6 p.m.
Boston University School of Management
The Frederick S. Pardee Center
595 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor Auditorium
?Regularities and Randomness in the Past and the Future?
Murray Gell-Mann
Nobel Prizewinner in Physics
Reception held at 7 p.m. ? 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, 12:00pm
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"Cobalt Oxide Superconductors as Strongly Correlated Materials"
Prof. Patrick Lee

 Thursday, December 11, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Distance and authority in early telescopic astronomy"
Mario Biagioli
History of Science Department, Harvard University
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, December 11, 2003, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Planar diagrams and Calabi-Yau spaces
Frank Ferrari
CERN/Univ. of Neuchatel
Refreshments will be offered in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th
floor Jefferson, at 3:45

Friday, December 12, 2003

Tuesday, December 12, 2003, 2:30pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Cosmology of M theory vacua"
John Donoghue
UMass, Amherst
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

Friday, December 12, 2003, 4:00pm
Harvard University
Pierce 209
Condensed Matter & Applied Physics Colloquium
Division of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Professor John Rodgers
`Soft? Materials and Patterning Techniques for Photonics
Refreshments will be served following the seminar in the Brooks room

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