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BAPC CALENDAR FOR 10/12/09 through 10/16/09

October 12, 2009 to October 16, 2009


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Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day Holiday


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

12:30 PM
Boston University
Particles and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington Street, Room 595
"Buried Higgs"
Csaba Csaki
Cornell University

The Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms presents
CUA Seminar and Celebration in Honor of Norman Ramsey
Main Seminars, Harvard Jefferson 250
Norval Forston (University of Washington)
“A Permanent Electric Dipole Moment: The Quest Continues”
David Wineland (NIST, Boulder)
“Microwave Masers to Optical Clocks – Perspectives on Five Decades”
Reception in the Harvard Physics Library, 4th Floor, 2:45-3:30pm Tribute to Norman Ramsey, Jefferson 250, 3:30-3:45pm

4:00 p.m.
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series -- Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Watching Worlds Collide"
Matthew Kleban
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. outside Abelson 131

4:15 PM
Harvard University Particle Seminar
"Distinguishing Different Types of Dark Matter at the LHC"
Surjeet Rajendran (MIT)
Jefferson Lab 453
Refreshments in the High Energy Theory
coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson at 3:45 PM.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6c-442 Cosman seminar room
"The Non-relativistic Limit of AdS/CFT"
Arjun Bagchi, HRI, RES, India
Refreshments will be served

2:30 pm
Brown University
Theoretical Seminar: B&H 555
Probing Particle Physics with Extraterrestrial Neutrinoso
Prof. Ina Sarcevic
University of Arizona

4:00 p.m.
UMass Lowell
Dept of Physics and Applied Physics OH218
Refreshments served at 3:30 pm
“Force-Induced DNA interactions :From phase transitions to viral replication”
Mark Williams
Northeastern University

4:15 p.m.
Clark University
Department of Physics - Colloquium
Sackler Science Center, Room S-122
"Near-Earth Objects and the Operation of the Minor Planet Center"
Timothy Spahr
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Thursday, October 15, 2009

3:30 PM
Boston University
High Energy Experiment Seminar
3 Cummington St., Room 595
"Ultra-cold Neutrons and the Search for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment at the SNS"
Ameya Kolarkar
Boston University
Refreshments served

4:00 p.m.
Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Abelson 333
"Dynamic Encapsidation of Polymers by Icosahedral Viruses"
Oren Elrad
Brandeis University

4:15 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
The Pappalardo Distinguished Lecture in Physics
Building 10, Room 250
"The Art of Science Television"
Paula S. Apsell
Senior Executive Producer, NOVA and Director of WGBH Science Unit
Refreshments @ 3:45PM in 4-349

Friday, October 16, 2009

Boston University
Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
590 Commonwealth Ave.
"Polymer Monolayer Dynamics at the air/water interface"
Chanjoong Kim
Kent State University
Pizza served at 11:45 AM

3:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
"Securing the Borders with Active Interrogation Using Extremely Compact Accelerators"
Timothy Antaya
Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Refreshments will be served.

3:00 pm
Tufts University
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Cosmic Inflation: Conjectures vs. Facts”
Slava Mukhanov
Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich
Nelson Auditorium, Anderson 112
Refreshments served in Robinson 251 at 2:30 pm

4:30 p.m.
Harvard University
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Jefferson 453
"Deformation Quantization: How it Relates to Cyclic Cohomology"
Giovanni Felder
ETH Zurich