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April 4- April 8, 2005

April 4-April 8, 2005
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Monday, April 4, 2005, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``SU_3 x SU_2 x U_1 and SU_5 from first principles"
Victor Kac
Refreshments will be served

Monday, April 4, 2005, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Loeb Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics, Economics, and Sociology"
Eli Yablonovitch
Tea served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, April 4, 2005, 4:30 PM
Brown University
Brown Physics Colloquium
Barus and Holley 168
"The Search for Relativity Violations"
Professor Alan Kostelecky
Indiana University
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 2:30PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint Tufts/CfA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
Robert Caldwell
Dartmouth College
Refreshments will be served at 2:00PM

Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 4:00pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
“Einstein’s Unknown Insight and the Problem of
Quantizing Chaotic Motion”
Professor A. Douglas Stone
Yale University
Refreshments in Room 333 at 3:30pm


Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor seminar room
``Reconnection of Colliding Cosmic Strings"
Koji Hashimoto
MIT/U Tokyo
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 2:30PM
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar
Barus & Holley 555
Prof. Barton Zwiebach

Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 4:30 p.m.
Joint Atomic Physics Seminar
Harvard University
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 356
"Coherent Control and Precision Spectroscopy"
Dr. Jun Ye
Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
Refreshments served at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Combined lectures 5 & 6 of special 10 lecture Workshop on Photonic Crystals
Overview of the whole photonic crystal field:
“New Age Fiber Crystals”
Professor Philip Russell
Department of Physics, University of Bath,
Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom


Thursday, April 7, 2005, 12:30 PM
Tufts University
Lunchtime Cosmology Seminar
Robinson Hall, Room 250
"Glueballs and the universal energy spectrum of tight knots and links"
Tom Kephart
Vanderbilt University

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 3:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Loeb Lecture I
Jefferson 250
"What Specific Physics Will the End-of-Roadmap Technology Consist Of?"
Eli Yablonovitch

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"Bok Prize Lecture Gas Dynamics in Galactic Nuclei: Starbursts and AGN Fueling"
Eliot Quataert
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Tea and cookies served at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 4:00pm
Northeastern University
Physics Colloquium
"Molecular Mousetraps & Protease Inhibition: Single Molecule Studies of
110 Forsyth St, Dana Research Center, Rm. 111
Anne Gershenson
Brandeis University
Refreshments available at 3:45pm


Friday, April 8, 2005, 3:00pm
Boston University
Lecture and Book Signing
Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St.
“A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down”
Robert Laughlin
Stanford University

Friday, April 8, 2005, 3:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Loeb Lecture II
Jefferson 250
"What New Roadmap Concept Might Emerge Afterward?"
Eli Yablonovitch

Friday, April 8, 2005, 4 PM
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
175 Albany St.
"First Plasma Results on the Levitated Dipole Experiment"
Darren Garnier
Columbia University

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