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BAPC events for week of 4/12-4/18

April 12- April 18, 2004
The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic year by the Department of Physics at Boston University. You may send your announcement by e-mail (bapc-events cosmos phy tufts edu ) or FAX (617-353-9393). We cannot accept announcements by telephone. Entries should reach us no later than 5:00pm on the Tuesday of the week proceeding the week of the event. ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Anomalous U(1) Symmetry and a Solution to the Standard Model Puzzles"
K.S. Babu
Oklahoma State University
Refreshments will be served

Monday, April 12, 2004, 4:00pm
Northeastern University
Room 114 Dana Research Building
"Observation of Charge Ordering in the High Temperature Superconductor BSCCO by STM"
Professor Eric Hudson

Monday, April 12th at 4:15PM
Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium
Kolker Room, 26-414
"Bumps and Bangs: Looking for Dark Matter in Our Neighborhood"
Peter Fisher
*Refreshments at 4PM
Monday, April 12, 2004, 4:30 p.m.*
Brown University Physics Dept.
Harlow Shapley Colloquium Lecture
Barus and Holley 168
Professor Eileen Friel, National Science Foundation
Title: "The Evolution of the Galactic Disk: Clues from its Star Clusters"
Host: Professor Greg Tucker
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 12, 2004, 5:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Paul Tillich Lecture
Science Center, B
1Oxford St.
"Paul Tillich, Albert Einstein, and the Quest for the Ultimate"
Gerald Holton
Harvard University

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 12:30pm
Joint Cosmology Seminar of CfA/MIT/Tufts
Pratt Conference Room, 60 Garden St., CfA
"When Was the Universe Reionized?"
Prof. Abraham Loeb
Harvard University

Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 3:30pm
Boston University
Physics Department
590 Commonwealth Avenue Rm 107
A Bose Condensate in an Optical Lattice: Cold Atomic Gases Meet Solid State Physics
Bill Phillips, Nobel Laureate
Refreshments served at 3pm in Lounge

Tuesday, April 13, 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
The Search for Missing Baryons in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium
Professor Todd Tripp
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
*Refreshments served at 3:45pm

Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 4:30 p.m.*
Mass. Inst. of Tech.,
Room: 26-214,
Center for Ultra-Cold Atoms Seminar
Professor Tom Killian
Rice University
Title: "Imaging an Ultracold Plasma"
Host: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle
*Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.
Harvard University
Special Mathematical Physics Seminar
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 453
"Random Matrices and Hyperbolic Symmetry"
Thomas Spencer
Institute for Advanced Study
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 8:00p.m.
Harvard University
David M. Lee Historical Lecture in Physics
Science Center, Hall D
1 Oxford St.
"How We Might Have Gone to Mars in 1965: History of Project Orion"
Freeman Dyson
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Refreshments following lecture
at Special Exhibition Gallery, of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Science Center, Room 251

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Dept. of Physics
Olney 218
Making Things with Light
Professor John Fourkas
Boston College
*refreshments served at 3:30 p.m

Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 310
Professor Alexander Fetter
Stanford University
"Stability and dynamics of vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate"
Higgins Hall, Room 230L
3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 4:00
Boston College
Department of Physics
Dr. Alexander Fetter, Stanford
"Stability and dynamics of vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate"
Higgins 310 at 4:00
Refreshments 3:30, Higgins 230
Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 4:30 p.m.
Joint Atomic Physics Seminar
Harvard University
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 256
"Dynamics of Nonlinear Raman Processes in Atomic Ensembles"
Dr. Irina Novikova
Center for Astrophysics
Harvard University
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 15, 2004
Thursday, April 15, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Brown University
Barus and Holley 190,
Dr. Manouk Abkarian, Harvard University
Title: "Lift and Tumbling of Soft Shells Under a Bounded Shear Flow"
Host: Professor Tom Powers

Thursday, April 15, 2004, 4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"New Trends in Interstellar Chemistry: From Nucleosynthesis to Nucleic Acids"
Lucy Ziurys
Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Thursday, April 15, 2004, 4:15 pm Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics Colloquium Series
Stanislas Leibler, The Rockefeller University
"Are Bacteria Individuals?"
3:45pm, refreshments, 4-339

Thursday, April 15, 2004, 4:15 pm
Clark University, Department of Physics, Colloquium
Room N-105, Sackler Science Center
"Nonlinear Elasticity of alpha helical domains"
Buddhapriya Chakrabarti
UMass, Amherst

Thursday, April 15, 2002, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"The standard model from intersecting brane worlds"
Christos Kokorelis
INP, NCRPS Demokritos, Athens
Refreshments will be offered in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th
floor Jefferson, at 3:45

Friday, April 16, 2004

Friday, April 16, 2004 at 3:30 PM
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Anderson Hall, Nelson Auditorium, Room 112
â¬STrue 3D Micro- and Nanofabrication via Two-Photon Polymerizationâ¬?
Professor Michael J. Naughton
Boston College
Refreshments in Anderson Hall, Burden Lounge, Room 108 at 3:00 PM

Friday, Apr. 16th, 4:00 PM
Condensed Matter & Applied Physics Seminar
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Pierce 307 (Note: one time room change) The Glass Transition and Dynamics in Thin Polymer Films
James A. Forrest
University of Waterloo
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room, following the seminar.
Friday, April 16, 2004 at 11:00 am
Boston University
Condensed Matter Seminar
Extracting Electron Wavefunctions from Materials
Dr. Bernardo Barbiellini
Physics Department, Northeastern University

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