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BAPC - Calendar of Events from 11/26/07 to 11/30/07

November 26, 2007 to November 30, 2007


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Monday, November 26, 2007

12:30 p.m.
Boston University
Particles and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington St., room 595
"MFV@LHC: Constraining Flavor at the TeV Scale"
Tomer Volansky

2:00pm (Note room change this week only)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear and Particle Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics 6-310 Ayasli conference room
"Asymptotic safety"
Roberto Percacci
Refreshments will be served.

2:30 p.m.
Brown University
B&H 555
Theoretical Seminar
"Scattering Amplitudes via AdS/CFT"
Luis Fernando Alday
Univ. Utrecht

4:15 p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Spins and Charges in Reduced Dimensions"
Amir Yacoby
Harvard University, Physics
Tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m.
Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium
Building 26 Room 414
"Future Direction for Nuclear Theory"
David Kaplan
University of Washington


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

2:00 p.m.
Boston College
Physics Seminar
Higgins Hall, Room 235
"Complete 3D Gap Photonic Crystals at Optical Frequencies for Light Emission Control"
Dr. Ganesh Subramania
Sandia National Laboratory
For more information please see:  http://www.physics.bc.edu

2:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Lab for Particle Physics & Cosmology Seminars
18 Hammond Street, Palfrey House
"Testing Gravity with the Moon"
James Battat
Harvard University
cookies will be served

4:00 p.m.
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series--Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"The Search for Dark Matter"
Dr. Steve Ahlen
Boston University
Refreshments at 3:30 outside Abelson 131

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

11:00 a.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
"Theory and Application of Magnetic Self-organization"
Xianzhu Tang
Los Alamos National Laboratory

2:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics  6c-442
String/Gravity  Seminar
"Scattering amplitudes via AdS/CFT"
Fernando Alday
Utrecht University
Refreshments will be served.

2:30 p.m.
Brown University
B&H 555
Theoretical Seminar
"To be Announced"
Thomas Klose
Princeton University

4:00 p.m.
Boston College
Physics Colloquium
Higgins Hall, Room 310
"Understanding High Temperature Superconductivity: Are We There Yet?"
Professor Thomas Timusk
Mcmaster University
Refreshments served at 3:30, Mugar Atrium. For more information please see:

4:00 p.m.
UMass Lowell
Dept of Physics and Applied Physics
"Many worlds in one"
Alexander Vilenkin
Tufts University
Refreshments served at 3:30 pm

4:30 p.m.
Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and Harvard University Physics Department Joint Atomic Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 356
"Cooling of Nanoscale Mirrors"
Pierre Meystre
University of Arizona
Refreshments served at 4:00 PM
Abstract @ http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itamp/jointatomic.html


Thursday, November 29, 2007

12:30 p.m.
Boston University
Particles and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington Street, Room 595
"Radion Phenomenology in Realsitic Warped Spactime Models"
Seung J. Lee
Stony Brook

3:30 p.m.
Boston University
Math.-Physics Seminar
MCS 180, Math-Dept, 111 Cummington St.
"Properties of n-dimensional iterated integrals"
Ivan Horozov
Brandeis University
Refreshments served at 3:15
For more information please see: http://math.bu.edu/research/mathphys/seminar.html

4:00 p.m.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CfA Colloquium Series
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
"The dirt on dust composition:  an X-ray perspective"
Julia Lee
Harvard University
tea and cookies at 3:30 p.m.


Friday, November 30, 2007

12 Noon
Boston University
Condensed Matter Seminar
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
590 Commonwealth Ave.
"Ferroelectric distortion in coherently strained SrTi03 thin flims on Si(001): Experiment and first principles theory"
Joe Woicik
Pizza served at 11:30 AM

3 p.m. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science & Fusion Center Seminar
"Behavior of Non-neutral Plasmas in the CNT Stellarator"
Thomas Sunn Pedersen
Columbia University