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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of September 16, 2013



September 16 - 20, 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.

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2:00 pm
Monday, September 16
Harvard University Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP) & Harvard Chemistry & Chemical Biology
ITAMP/CCB Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar in Chemistry
Pfizer Lecture Hall, Mallinckrodt Building, 12 Oxford Street
"Collective van der Waals Interactions in Molecules and Solids"
Alexandre Tkatchenko, Fritz-Haber Institute at Max Planck
Refreshments served at 1:45 pm



Monday, September  16th

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

``Next Generation Electron Beam Experiments to Search for MeV-GeV Scale Dark Matter"

Gordan Krnjaic, Perimeter

Refreshments served.




Monday, September 16, 2013

Northeastern University

High Energy Physics Seminar

Dana Research Center RM 114

“Y-Unified GUTS: MSSM at Large tan(beta)”

Archana Anandakrishnan

Ohio State University

Refreshments served at event.



4:00 pm

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Brown University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Barus & Holley 168

"Modeling the Earth:  Physics, Dynamics, and Numerics"

Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University)
Refreshments begin at 3:30 pm




4:15 PM

Monday, September 16, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium (NPPC)

Kolker Room, 26-414

"Jefferson Lab Science:   Today and Tomorrow"

Prof. Robert McKeown


Refreshments served at 3:45 pm




4:15 p.m.
September 16, 2013
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
“Quantization of Anomalous Hall Effect”
Qi-Kun Xue
Tsinghua University, China
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm






12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

LNS Lunchtime Seminar

Kolker Room, 26-414

"Quasi-monoenergetic Plasma Wakefield Acceleration of FACET"

Mark Hogan

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Lunch is provided




2:30 pm

Tuesday, September 17

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

Cosman Seminar room  6c-442

David Marsh, Perimeter Institute

``A Model for halo formation with axion mixed dark matter"

refreshments served



3:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Boston University

Physics Colloquium

Metcalf Science Center, Room 109

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Mapping the Nearest Stars for Exotic Habitable Worlds"

Sara Seager


Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge




Tuesday September 17, 2013

Brandeis University

Physics Department/MRSEC Colloquium

Abelson 131

"Biologistics: Mobility in cytoplasm of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells"

Robert Hoyst

Polish Academy of Sciences


4:15 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Harvard University
Particle Seminar

"Neutrino advances and developments in finite group models"

David A. Eby 

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






1:00 pm

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Swati Singh, ITAMP


Refreshments served at 1:45

Questions: Maxim Olshanii (Olchanyi) <Maxim Olchanyi umb edu>



2:30 pm

Wednesday, 18, September 2013

Theoretical Seminar:  B&H 555 

Department of Physics

Brown University

"Constraints on the Parameter Dependence of Supersymmetric

Partition Functions"

Prof. Thomas Dumitrescu (Harvard)


3:45 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 

Boston University

Particle and Field Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595


Tracy Slatyer




4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Boston College

Physics Colloquium

Higgins 310

"Non-Abelian anyons: New particles for less than a billion?"

Kirill Shtengel

University of California, Riverside

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm, Higgins Hall 230




4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Harvard University, Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and
Optical Physics (ITAMP) & Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC)
Joint Quantum Sciences Colloquium
Jefferson 250

"Quantum Control of Trapped Atomic Ions"

David Wineland

NIST and Univ. of Colorado
Tea served at 4:00 PM. This talk is associated with the ITAMP workshop Quantum Applications with Trapped Ions







Thursday, September 19, 2013

Brandeis University

MRSEC Seminar

Abelson 229

Title: TBA

Niels Holten-Andersen


4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"One-photon transistor and very attractive slow photons"

Vladan Vuletic


Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349




4:15 pm

Thursday, September 19, 2013  

Harvard University
Duality Seminar

"M5-brane superconformal indices"

Seok Kim

(Seoul National University)
Jefferson Lab, 453
Refreshments in the high energy theory coffee area, 4th floor Jefferson,
at 4:00.






12:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Theory Seminar Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Engineering non-Abelian anyons: Moving beyond Majorana zero modes"

Kirill Shtengel

UC Riverside

Pizza served at 11:45 AM



3:00 PM

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Science & Technology Center, Medford

4 Colby Street, Room 136

“Rounding off the cow:  A new approach to teaching physics to life science majors”

Dawn Meredith

University of New Hampshire

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