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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of September 9, 2013



September 9 - 13, 2013


The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic year by the Department of Physics at MIT.  Entries should be sent no later than 2:00 pm on the Wednesday proceeding the week of the actual event.

NOTE: Entries that are past the deadline will have to be sent by you to the BAPC late entry email address listed below.

ON-TIME submissions:  Send to
bapc-events cosmos phy tufts edu

LATE submissions:  Send to bapc-late cosmos phy tufts edu

SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE to/from the BAPC calendar:  http://cosmos.phy.tufts.edu/bapc.html





2:00 pm

Monday, September 9

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

String/Gravity Theory Seminar

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

"The GeV Gamma-Ray Excess In The Inner Galaxy: A Possible Signal of Annihilating Dark Matter."

Tracy Slatyer, MIT-CTP

Refreshments served.



4:00 pm

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Brown University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Barus & Holley 168

"Observational and Theoretical Implications of a Parity Violating Universe"

Stephon Alexander (Dartmouth College)
Refreshments begin at 3:30 pm




4:15 p.m.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Harvard University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Jefferson 250

"Phase Transitions in Early Life: Clues from the Genetic Code"

Nigel Goldenfeld


tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm






10:00 a.m.

Tuesday September 10, 2013

Harvard University

The LISE Building, Room 303 at 11 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA

“A new path towards universal decoherence-free quantum computation"

Jason Alicea

University of California – Irvine



2:30 pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Robinson Hall, Room 250

"Is there a fundamental cosmic dipole?"

Leandros Perivolaropoulos

University of Ioannina

Refreshments at 2:00 in Knipp Library, Room 251



4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 10

Brandeis University

Physics Department/Quantitative Biology Program Colloquium

Abelson 131

"Statistical Genetics and the Dynamics of Natural Selection"

Boris Shraiman




4:15 pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2013  Harvard University
Particle Seminar

"Next generation electron beam-dump experiments to search for MeV-GeV dark matter"

Gordon Krnjaic
Jefferson Lab, 453
Refreshments in the high energy theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson,
at 4:00.





3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 11

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

String/Gravity Theory Seminar

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442


Jonathan Heckman, Harvard

Refreshments served.



4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Boston College

Physics Colloquium

Higgins 310

"Controllable Complex Oxide Interfaces"

Ying-Hao Chu

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm, Higgins Hall 230





4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"First Observation of High-Energy Neutrinos with IceCube"

Stefan Westerhoff

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349





Thursday, September 12, 2013

Northeastern University

Physics Colloquium

Dana Research Center RM 114

The "Standard" Model of Cosmology ... and Open Questions

Bharat Ratra

Kansas State University

Refreshments served at event.



4:15 pm

Thursday, September 12, 2013  
Harvard University
Duality Seminar

Jefferson Lab, 453

"An Update on Moonshine"

Miranda Cheng 

(IMJ, Paris)
Refreshments in the high energy theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson at 4:00.





3:00 PM

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Science & Technology Center, Medford

4 Colby Street, Room 136

“Young’s Law is Dead…Long Live Young’s Law: Wetting and Adhesion on Soft Surfaces”

Professor Eric Dufresne

Yale University

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm in the Science & Technology Center, Room 136.