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BAPC-Calendar of Events from 10/5/09 through 10/9/09

October 5, 2009 to October 9, 2009


The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic year by the Department of Physics at Brandeis University. Entries should reach us no later than 2:00 pm the Wednesday of the week proceeding the week of the actual event.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

4:15 p.m.
Harvard Loeb Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"A New Decade of Cosmic Structure"
Daniel Eisenstein
University of Arizona
Tea in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3:00 p.m.
Harvard Loeb Lecture I
Jefferson 250
"Baryon Acoustic Oscillations: A Robust and precise Route to the Cosmological Distance Scale"
Daniel Eisenstein
University of Arizona

3:30 PM
Boston University
Physics Colloquium
Metcalf Science Center, Room 107
590 Commonwealth Ave.
"Science, Technology and Diplomacy"
Michael El-Batanouny
Boston University
Refreshments served at 3:15 in 1st floor lounge

3:45 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series--Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"How the Hippies Saved Physics"
David Kaiser, MIT
Refreshments served at 3:30pm outside Abelson 131

4:15 PM
Harvard University
Particle Seminar
Title: TBA
Speaker: Jon Walsh
Jefferson Lab 453
Refreshments in the High Energy Theory coffee area,
4th floor Jefferson at 3:45 PM.

Northeastern University
Physics Lecture
"Paul Dirac and the Religion of Mathematical Beauty"
Dr. Graham Farmelo
Science Museum, London UK
206 Egan Research Center


Wednesday, Oct 07, 2009

University of Massachusetts Boston
Physics colloquium series
Science building, room 3-126
"Probing quantum systems through quenches: an "exciting" approach"
Claudia De Grandi, Boston University
Refreshments served at 12:45
Questions: Maxim Olchanyi umb edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6c-442 Cosman seminar room
"Riemann surfaces and N=2 dualities"
David Morrison, UCSB
Refreshments will be served

Theoretical Seminar: B&H 555
Brown University
Physics Department
To be announced
Dr. Matthew Kleban
New York University

4:15 p.m.
Clark University
Department of Physics - Colloquium
Sackler Science Center, Room S-122
"Swimming microorganisms in complex media"
Henry Fu
Brown University

4:30 PM
Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and Harvard University Physics Department Joint Atomic Physics Colloquium
Jefferson Laboratory * Room 356
“Relativity at A Billionth of the Speed of Light”
Charles W. Clark
Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Maryland
Sponsored by Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical
Physics ITAMP (http://itamp.harvard.edu) and Harvard Physics Department

Thursday, October 8, 2009

2:30 p.m. (note earlier start time)
Harvard Loeb Lecture II
Jefferson 250
"Observational Probes of Dark Energy"
Daniel Eisenstein
University of Arizona

4:15 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Building 10, room 250
“Squeezing Quantum Noise to Improve Precision Measurements”
Vladan Vuletic
Refreshments @ 3:45PM in 4-349


Friday, October 9, 2009

3:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
"Fusion Energy on Earth with Superconducting Heliotrons"
Nagato Yanagi
National Institute for Fusion Science
Refreshments will be served.