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BAPC Events week of 3/8-3/14

March 8- March 14, 2003
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Monday, March 8, 2004

Monday, March 8, 2004, 4:00pm
MIT Media Lab
CBA Colloquium
20 Ames Streeet, The Bartos Theater
Building E15 Cambridge, MA
To Err is Genetic ... To Function Divine
Dr. Elebeoba May
Sandia National Laboratories
*followed by refreshments

Monday, March 8, 2004 @ 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Manipulating Quantum Information with Semiconductor Spintronics"
David Awschalom
University of California, Santa Barbara
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm
Monday, March 8, 2004,4:30 p.m.
Brown University
Quantum Foam and String Theory"
Barus and Holley, 168
Professor Cumrun Vafa
Harvard University
Host: Professor David Lowe
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 8, 2004, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Cracking the Unitarity Triangle: B Physics at the B factories"
Gabriella Sciolla
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 2:30PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Generalized parton distributions: ways to investigate hadron structure"
Markus Diehl
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"Gravitational Lensing and Cosmology"
Professor Bhuvnesh Jain
University of Pennsylvania
*refreshments served in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, March 9, 2:30 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint Tufts/CfA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Building 26, Room 414 (Kolker Room)
"A Different Source of Perturbations During Inflation:
Implications for Gaussianity"
Matias Zaldarriaga
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
*refreshments served at 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 4:00pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Astrophysics Colloquia  Spring 2004
MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
Microlensing Searches for Extrasolar Planets
Dr. Scott Gaudi
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
*Refreshments served at 3:45pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Dept. of Physics
Olney 218
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Microstructuring of Silicon Surfaces for Novel Detector, Sensing, and Display Technologies
Professor Eric Mazur
Harvard University
*refreshments served at 3:30 p.m

Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 4:30 p.m.
Harvard University
Joint Atomic Physics Seminar
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 256
"Dynamical Control of Entanglement and Decoherence: From Nano- to Macro- Systems"
Dr. Gershon Kurizki
Weizmann Institute of Science
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Thursday, March 11, 2004, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Closed Strings in Misner Space"
Boris Pioline
LPTHE, Paris
Refreshments will be offered in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson, at 3:45

Thursday, March 11, 2004, 4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"The White Dwarf Cooling Sequence in the Globular Cluster Messier 4"
Brad Hansen
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, March 11, 4:15pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics Colloquium Series
Building 10-250
Cosmic Acceleration: New Gravitational Physics or Mysterious Dark Energy
Michael Turner
University of Chicago
Refreshments at 3:45pm, Building 4-339

Friday, March 12, 2004

Friday, March 12, 2004, 4PM
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Dick Majeski
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Title: Lithium for the treatment of bipolar disorder in tokamaks - some clinical observations

Friday, Mar. 12th, 4:00 PM
Condensed Matter & Applied Physics Seminar
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
Pierce 209
Quantum Phase Transitions: From Mott Insulators to the Cuprate Superconductors
Professor Subir Sachdev
Yale University
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room, following the seminar.

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