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BAPC - Calendar of Events from 02/12/07 to 02/16/07

February 12 to February 16, 2007


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Monday, February 12, 2007

1:30 pm
Theory Seminar
Brandeis University
Dr. Allan Adams, MIT
Physics Building ? Abelson 333
Title: TBA

2:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics
Building NE25
Fourth Floor seminar room
Nuclear and Particle Theory seminar
"Unusual Higgs or SUSY from Natural Electroweak symmetry Breaking"
Radovan Dermisek
Refreshments will be served

4:15 pm
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Vorticity and the Phase Diagram of High-Tc Superconductors"
N. Phuan Ong
Princeton University
Tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

2:30 pm
Tufts University
Joint Tufts/CFA/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Robinson 250
"Eternal Inflation and the Transition from Chance to Biological Evolution 
the History of Life"
Eugene V. Koonin
Refreshments served at 2:00pm in Knipp Library, Room 251

3:30 PM
Boston University
Physics Department Colloquium Series
Metcalf Science Center, Room 107
"DNA translocation, diffusion and unzipping through a Nanopore: The physics
of polymers in a highly confined space"
Amit Meller
Boston University
Refreshments served at 3:15 PM in the 1st floor lounge

4:00 pm
Martin Weiner Lecture Series--Physics Colloquium Brandeis University
Physics Building
Abelson 131
Dr. Allan Adams, MIT
Title:  TBA
Refreshments at 3:30 outside Abelson 131

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

2:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics
Building NE25
Fourth floor seminar room
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
"String theory and quark-gluon plasma"
Steven Gubser
Refreshments will be served

4:00 p.m.
Department of Physics
Boston College
Professor Pengcheng Dai
Higgins 310
Refreshments 3:30 p.m. Mugar Atrium

4:00 pm
Physics Department
Colloquium Series, OH218
"Mapping the Energy Landscape of Biomolecules using  Force Correlation
Spectroscopy: Theory and Application"
Professor Valeri Barsegov
UMass Lowell
Refreshments at 3:30 pm

4:30 PM
Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and
Optical Physics and Harvard University Physics Department Joint Atomic
Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 356
"Artificial atoms and molecules in quantum information science"
Dr. Jake Taylor
Refreshments served at 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 15, 2007

4:00 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CfA Colloquium Series Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
"Peeking into a Neutron Star: Neutrons, Condensates, or Quarks?"
Feryal Ozel
University of Arizona
tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 PM 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Weekly Physics Colloquium Series 
Building 10, Room 250
?New Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment and the Fine Structure
Gerald Gabrielse 
Harvard University 
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Friday, February 16, 2007

11:45 a.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Black Saturn"
Henriette Elvang                
Lunchtime seminar; refreshments available at 11:35.

12:00 Noon
Boston University
Physics Department
Condensed Matter Seminar
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
"Nanoscale cell membrane fluctuations quantified by optical interfreometry"
Gabriel Popescu
MIT, G.R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory
Pizza served at 11:30 AM

3:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science & Fusion Center Seminar
"Dielectric Surface Flashover under Pulsed RF and Unipolar Excitation"
Andreas Neuber
Texas Tech University

3:00 pm
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Anderson Hall, Room 211
"Extrasolar Planets as a Blemish in Einstein's Telescope"
David Bennett
University of Notre Dame
Refreshments served at 2:30 pm in Robinson Hall, Room 251