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BAPC October 4-8, 2004

October 4-October 8, 2004


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Monday, October 4, 2004

Monday,  October 4, 2004

Barus and Holley 168

Professor Richard Gaitskell

Brown University

"A Known Unknown: Directly Detecting the Missing Mass of the Universe"

Refreshments at 4pm

Monday, October 4, 2004 @4:15pm

Harvard University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Jefferson 250

"Making an Effort to Listen:  Mechanical

Amplification by Myosin Motors and Ion Channels in Hair Cells of the
Internal Ear "

James Hudspeth

The Rockefeller University

Tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm

Monday, October 4, 12:30pm
Boston University
Particles & Fields Seminar
Physics Research Bldg., Room 595
High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Alvaro de Rujula
CERN & Boston University

Monday, October 4, 12:30pm
Boston University
Particles & Fields Seminar
Physics Research Bldg., Room 595
Conformal Technicolor
Takemichi Okui
Boston University

Monday, October 4, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Nuclear interactions and lattice QCD"
Paulo Bedaque
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Refreshments will be served

Monday, October 4, 2004

 "Triptycene:  Translation of a Simple Chemical Structure into  New
Structural and Electronic Materials."  (Woodward Lecture Series in the
Chemical Sciences/Organic Chemistry Seminar.)  Timothy Swager,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Pfizer Lecture Hall, 12 Oxford St.,
4:15 p.m.

Monday, October 4, 2004, 4:15pm
Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium
Lab for Nuclear Science, Kolker Room, 26-505
"The Status of Magnetic Monopole Searches"
Michael Mulhearn

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 4:00pm
Harvard (Jefferson Lab 356)
"On the road towards new quantum gases - Ultracold Chromium and a
Rubidium-Ytterbium Mixture"
Axel Goerlitz
University of Duesseldorf

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 3:30 p.m.
Boston University
Physics Department Colloquium
"The Brane World, the Super World, and Our World"
Prof. Raman Sundrum
Johns Hopkins University
Metcalf Science Center, (590 Commonwealth Ave.), Room 107
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m.
Please call (353-2600) one day in advance for parking.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 1:30pm
Brandeis University
High Energy Theory Seminar
Physics Building, Room 229
"Fine structure of the Hagedorn transition"
Professor Hong Liu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"DNA in a tight spot: The physics of viruses and gene regulation"
Professor Jane' Kondev
Brandeis University
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm

Tuesday, October 5, 2004  @4:30p.m.
Harvard University
Phenomenology Seminar
Jefferson 453
"LISA in the skay with dark matter"
Allan Adams (Harvard)

Tuesday, October 5, 2003, 2:30pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"New landscapes for variable constants"
Joao Magueijo
Imperial College
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 12 noon
Brandeis University
Condensed Matter Seminar
Physics Building, Room 239
"Crystallization, Melting, and Jamming in Colloidal Systems with External
Dr. Charles Reichardt
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, October 6, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``The origin of the inflationary universe, a string theory perspective"
Henry Tye
Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Thursday, October 7, ­2004

"Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of a Single Biomolecule."
(Woodward Lecture Series in the Chemical Sciences/Harvard-MIT Physical
Chemistry Seminar.)

Christopher Jarzynski,

Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Pfizer Lecture Hall, 12 Oxford St.  5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 12pm
Harvard University
The Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Department of Physics
Lyman 425
"Non-equilibrium Fermi Gas as a Reimann-Hilbert Problem"
Boris Muzykantskii
University of Warwick

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Geometric transitions and non-Calabi-Yau manifolds"
Radu Tatar
UC Berkeley
Refreshments served in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor
Jefferson, at 3:45

Friday, October 8, 2004

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