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BAPC - Calendar of Events from 10/09/06 to 10/13/06

October 9, 2006 to October 13, 2006


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Monday, 9, 2006

No talks today (Columbus Day Holiday)

Tuesday, 10, 2006

4:00 pm
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Physics Colloquium
Physics Building, Abelson 131
"Proof of Dark Matter Existence and Other Results from a Collision of 
Dr. Maxim Markevitch
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Refreshments in Room 333 at

4:15 PM
Harvard University, Jefferson 453
Harvard Phenomenology Seminar
"Standard 4-D gravity on a brane in six dimensional flux compactifications"
Lorenzo Sorbo
Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Refreshments served at 3:45 PM

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

2:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics
Building NE25
Fourth Floor seminar room
String/Gravity Theory seminar
Finn Larsen
University of Michigan
Refreshments will be served

2:30 pm
Brown University
Physics Department
Theoretical Seminar: B&H 555
"How a Black Hole Emerges from a Pure State"
Dr. Masaki Shigemori

4:00 pm
"Optical biopsy: noninvasive detection of early cancer with elastic-
scattering spectroscopy"
Professor Irving J. Bigio
Boston University
Refreshments at 3:30 pm

4:00 pm
Department of Physics
Boston College
Dr. Mike Norman
Argonne National Laboratory
"Why Can't We Solve the Problem of High Temperature Superconductivity?"
Higgins 310
Refreshments Mugar Atrium 3:30

Thursday, October 12, 2006

1:00 pm
Boston University
Special Seminar
Condensed Matter Physics and Chemistry Departments
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
"Dynamics of Detachment of Real and Artificial Cells"
Professor Francoise Brochard
Institute Curie, Paris
Pizza lunch discussion 12-1PM

3:30 pm
Boston University
Special Colloquium
Physics and Chemistry Departments
Metcalf Science Center, Room 107
"Neural growth via self organization of axons"
Professor Pierre-Gilles De Gennes
Institute Curie, Paris
Refreshments served at 3:00 PM in 1st floor lounge

Northeastern University 
Physics Colloquium 
114 Dana Research Center 
"Search for the Higgs boson at the Tevatron" 
Dr. Gregorio Bernardi 
Laboratoire the Physique Nucleaire et de Hautes Energies - Paris 
Refreshments will be served

4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CfA Colloquium Series
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
"The Spin of the Near-Extreme Kerr Black Hole GRS 1915+105"
Jeff McClintock
tea and cookies at 3:30 pm

4:15 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Distinguished Pappalardo Lecture 
Building 10, Room 250
"Cosmology: Man's Place in the Universe" 
Virginia Trimble
University of California, Irvine 

Friday, 13, 2006

12:45 pm
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Small black holes in string theory: Some puzzles"
Aninda Sinha
Lunchtime seminar; refreshments available from 12:35.

3:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science & Fusion Center Seminar
"Chaos Generated Inward Pinch"
Roscoe White
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

4:00 pm
Harvard University
Condensed Matter and Applied Physics Colloquium
29 Oxford Street
Pierce 209
Cambridge, MA 02138
"The Nature of Memory Objects in the Brain:  example of olfaction"
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Institut Curie, Paris, France
Refreshments will be served in the Brooks Room following the colloquium
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