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* BAPC - CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 10-10-05 to 10-14-05

October 10 to October 14, 2005


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Monday, October 10, 2005
Holiday - Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St.
Chandra Fellows Symposium
Phillips Auditorium
Presentations by Jan-Uwe Ness (Arizona State), Elena Gallo (UC Santa
Barbara), Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (Institute for Advanced Studies), Elena Rossi
(Colorado), Weiqun Zhang (Stanford), David Pooley (UC Berkeley), Doron
Chelouche (Institute for Advanced Studies), Gordon Garmire (keynote 
Penn State), Taotao Fang (UC Berkeley), Sebastian Heinz (MIT), David Sand
(Arizona), Benjamin Maughan (SA), Mateusz Ruskowski (Colorado), and Franz
Bauer (Columbia).
Detailed program at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2005.html

Brandeis University
High Energy Theory Seminar
Physics Building, Abelson 229
"Exploring type II flux vacua: SUSY, non-SUSY, and non-geometric"
Professor Washington Taylor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Taming gravity at short distances"
Anupam Mazumdar
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

3:30 PM
Boston University
Physics Department Colloquium Series
Metcalf Science Center, Room SCI-107
"Liquid Crystals: What They are and Why You Should Know about Them"
Tom Lubensky
University of Pennsylvania
Refreshments served at 3:15 PM in the SCI 1st Floor Lounge

Harvard University Phenomenology Seminar
Jefferson 453
Exotic Baryons and Bound States of the Skyrme Model"
Peter Ouyang

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

2:30 pm
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar: B&H 555
*To be announced*
Dr. Yuji Okawa

4:00 pm
IIC Seminar
Harvard University
Maxwell Dworkin Room G115
?Multiscale Modelling of Materials from Atomic Bonding to Shipwrecks?
Tim Kaxiras
Harvard University
For more info see:  http://www.iic.harvard.edu/seminars.html

7:15 p.m.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Terahertz Systems Workshop
"Terahertz Transceivers & Potential Applications"
Dr. Eric Mueller
Coherent Inc, Santa Clara, CA
coffee, Tea, soft drinks, & cookies will be served at 7:00 pm

8:15 p.m.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Terahertz Systems Workshop
"Chemical Recognition & Remote Sensing in the Terahertz Region"
Dr. Mark Allen
Physical Science Inc, Andover MA
Thursday, October 13, 2005

12:00 PM 
Harvard University 
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar 
Lyman 425 
"Linear and nonlinear conductivity of disordered Luttinger liquids " 
Bernd Rosenow
The University of Cologne

1:15 PM
Tufts University
Lunchtime Cosmology Seminar
Robinson Hall, Room 251
"Bouncing Universes from Stringy Physics"
Tirthabir Biswas
McGill University

4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics CfA Colloquium Series Phillips
Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"The Evolution of Evolved Galaxies"
Giuseppe Gavazzi
Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Hydrodynamics and String Theory"
Andrei Parnachev
Refreshments served in the High Energy Theory coffee area, 4th floor
Jefferson, at 3:45


Friday, October 14, 2005

1:30pm (note change of day)
Brandeis University
High Energy Theory Seminar
Physics Building, Abelson 229
"Kahler Anomalies, Fayet-Iliopoulos Couplings, and Flux Vacua"
Professor Daniel Z. Freedman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:00 PM
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Anderson Hall, Room 206
"Einstein:  The Science, Politics, and Personal Life of the Man of the
A lecture for general audience.
Professor Gary Goldstein
Tufts University
Refreshments in Knipp Library, Robinson 251 at 2:30 PM