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BAPC October 25-29, 2004

October 25-October 29, 2004


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Monday, October 25, 2004

Monday October 25, 2004

Barus and Holley 168

Professor Zlato Tesanovic

John Hopkins University

"Beauty and the Beast: Gauge Theories in Condensed Matter"

Professor Vesna Mitrovic

Refreshments at 4pm

Monday, October 25, 2004, 4:30 p.m. (note time change)

Harvard University

Loeb Lectures in Physics: Colloquium

Jefferson Lab, Rm. 250

"A Standard Model for Solids"

Marvin L. Cohen

Univ. of California, Berkeley

& Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Tea in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 25, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Neutrino Masses from the Top Down"
Paul Langacker
University of Pennsylvania
Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, 2:30pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Racetrack Inflation"
Jose Juan Blanco-Pillado
New York University
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 4:00 PM

MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar St,
Cambridge, MA

Marlar Lounge, Room 37-252
"Seismology of Accreting White Dwarfs"

Dr. Phil Arras
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara

Refreshments are served at 3:45 PM.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 4pm

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Fall Colloquia 2004

Olney 218

"Surface Science from the Nanometer to the Kilometer Range"

Professor Theodore Madey

Rutgers University

Refreshments at 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 3:00 p.m.

Harvard University

Loeb Lectures in Physics:  Lecture I

Jefferson Lab., Rm. 250

"Nanoscience:  Small is Sometimes Different"

Marvin L. Cohen

University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, October 27, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Anomalies, Five-branes and Self-Dual Strings"
David Berman
Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

October 28, 2004, 4:15pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pappalardo Lecture in Physics
Building 10-250
"Seasonal Changes and Present-day Volatile Abundances on Mars"

Maria Zuber
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 4pm
Northeastern University
Physics Colloquium
Room 114 Dana Research Building
"The Morphological and Special Evolution of Galaxies in Groups and 
Dr. Esther Zirbel
Tufts University

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 3:00 p.m.

Harvard University

Loeb Lectures in Physics:  Lecture II

Jefferson Lab., Rm. 250

"Mostly Superconductivity"

Marvin L. Cohen

University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"New phases of near-extremal branes on a circle: connecting Kaluza-Klein
black holes to phases of gauge theories and little string theory"
Troels Harmark
Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Refreshments served in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor
Jefferson, at 3:45

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 4:15 pm
Clark University, Dept. of Physics, Colloquium
Sackler Sciences Center, Room N-105
"Casimir forces and the wetting of thin films"
Professor Rafael Garcia
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WPI Physics Department

Thursday, October 28, 2004, 4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Gravitational Waves: A Tool for Studying Black Hole Physics"
Scott A. Hughes
* tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m. *

Friday, October 29, 2004

Friday, October 29, 4PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
"Inertial Confinement Fusion Research on the Z Pulsed Power Facility"

Keith Matzen
Sandia National Laboratory

Friday, October 29, 2004, 4pm

Harvard University
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
"Fabrication of Advanced Materials Using Atomic Layer Deposition"
Prof. Charles Musgrave
Stanford University
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room following the colloquium

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