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Mike Fest - Friday, September 22nd, 2006 - Northeastern University

On Friday, September 22, 2006 the Physics Department will be hosting MikeFest, a celebration of Professor Michael T. Vaughn's 70th birthday and in recognition of his well known contributions in particle theory, specifically in the derivation of two loop normalization group equations of Yang-Mills gauge theories and of softly broken supersymmetric theories.

Please contact Barbara Najarian at x2920 for addition information or visit http://www.physics.neu.edu/MikeFest.htm.

Date:                Friday, September 22, 2006
Time:                9:00am-5:00pm
Location:        Raytheon Amphitheatre, Egan Research Building

Schedule of Speakers

9:00-9:30am                 Welcome
                       Pran Nath, MikeFest Chair
                       Robert P. Lowndes, Physics Dept. Chair
                       Srinivas Sridhar, Vice Provost Research

Session I                 Chair: Professor George O. Alverson

9:30-10:00am                 Professor Marie Machacek
                       Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
                       "Life in the Cosmic Fast Lane"

10:00-10:30am         Professor Tom Kephart
                       Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Physics
                       "Lattices in 24k-Dimensions and the Fischer-Griess Monster Group"

10:30-11:00am         Coffee Break

Session II                 Chair: Professor Haim Goldberg

11:00-11:30am         Professor Kameshwar C. Wali
                       Syracuse University, Dept. of Physics
                       "Clash of Symmetries in a Brane World Picture"

11:30am-12:00pm         Professor Ken Barnes
                       University of Southampton
                       School of Physics and Astronomy
                       "Particle Spectra on Kahler Manifolds"

12:00-12:30pm         Professor Paul Frampton
                       University of North Carolina, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
                       "Phenomenology Beyond the Standard Model"

12:30-2:00pm                 Lunch

Session III                 Chair: Professor Tomasz Taylor

2:00-2:30pm                 Professor Tim Jones
                       University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
                       "N=1 Supersymmetric Beta-Functions and (some of) What They're Good For"

2:30-3:00pm                 Professor Robert Markiewicz
                       Northeastern University
                       "The Eight-Fold Way to High-Temperature Superconductivity--Mike's Merry Adventures in Condensed Matter Physics"

3:00-3:30pm                 Coffee Break

Session IV                 Chair: Professor J. Timothy Sage

3:30-4:00pm                 Professor Ian Jack
                       University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
                       "N=0 and N=1/2 Supersymmetric Beta Functions"

4:00-4:30pm                 Professor T.C. Yuan
                       National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
                       "CP Violation Effects in Charged Higgs Decays into 2 Gauge Bosons in MSSM"

4:30-5:00pm                 Professor Tom Weiler
                       Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Physics
                       "What Neutrinos Can Bring to Astrophysics"