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BAPC - Calendar of Events from 10/30/06 to 11/03/06

October 30 to November 3, 2006


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Monday, October 30, 2006

12:00 noon
MIT Department of Physics: Chez Pierre Talk
Room 12-132
Alexei Tsvelik
Brookhaven National Laboratory

12:30 pm
Boston University
Particle and Fields Seminar
Physics Research Building
3 Cummington St, room 595
"Can we see unification at the LHC?"
Tuhin Roy
Boston University

2:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics
Building NE25
Fourth Floor seminar room
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
"Singularities and Mode Factorization in Field Theories"
Iain Stewart
Refreshments will be served

4:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantum Information Processing Seminar
Building 26, Room 214
"Quantum Simulations of Quantum and Classical Systems"
Rolando Somma
Los Alamos National Laboratory

4:15 pm
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Extrasolar Planets: Seeing the Light"
David Charbonneau
Harvard University
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm

4:30 pm
Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Barus and Holley 168
"Gauge Theories, Strings and Cosmology"
Professor Igor Klebanov
Princeton University

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

3:30 pm
Boston University
Physics Department
Colloquium Series
Metcalf Science Center, Room 107
"Multiple Rhythms and Switches in the Nervous System"
Nancy Kopell
Boston University
Refreshments served at 3:15 in the 1st floor lounge

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

4:00 pm
Department of Physics
Boston College
Professor Raj Mohanty
Boston University
"Quantum Nanomechanics: Quantized Motion and Stochastic Resonance"
Higgins 310
Refreshments 3:30 p.m. Mugar Atrium


Thursday, November 2, 2006

3:00 pm
Boston University
Math-Physics Seminar
111 Cummington St.
Math Dept., Room MCS 135
"Quasi-modular forms and mirror symmetry for elliptic curves"
Noriko Yui
Queen's, Canada
Tea at 2:45 pm

4:00 pm 
Northeastern University 
Physics Colloquium 
114 Dana Research Center 
"The Dark Energy Survey"
Dr. Brenna Flaugher 
Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory 
Refreshments will be served 

4:15 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Weekly Physics Colloquium Series 
Building 10, Room 250
"Generation and Quantum Storage of Single Photons" 
Vladan Vuletic 

4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CfA Colloquium Series
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
"Probing Near-Earth Asteroid Characteristics: The Japanese Hayabusa Mission
to Asteroid 25143 Itokawa"
Faith Vilas
MMT Observatory
tea and cookies at 3:30 pm

Friday, November 3, 2006

12:00 noon
Boston University
Physics Department
Condensed Matter Seminar
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
"Using x-ray speckle to test dynamical scaling"
Mark Sutton
McGill University

12:45 pm
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"A warm-up for noncompact integrable sigma models: The Sinh-Gordon model"
Joerg Teschner
Lunchtime seminar:
refreshments available from 12:35