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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of September 30, 2013

Apologies for this coming so late.  Was a crazy week and this slipped through the cracks.


I’ve included all the notices that came yesterday and today that went to the “Late” distribution list.


Happy weekend all!






September 23 - 27, 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 30, 2013 2 PM

Boston University

Special Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"The Landau criterion for superfluidity is neither necessary nor sufficient"

Gordon Baym

University of Illinois - Urbana Champagne



2:00 pm

Monday, September 30, 2013

Boston College

Physics Seminar

Higgins 235

"Emulating AMO and Condensed Matter Phenomena with Metamaterials: From Fano Resonances to Topological Insulators."

Gennady Shvets

University of Texas at Austin

Refreshments served.





Monday, September  30

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

``On Heavy Supersymmetry"

Tim Cohen, SLAC

Refreshments served.



4:00 pm

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Brown University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Barus & Holley 168

"Promises and Challenges of Organic Spintronics"

Christoph Boehme (University of Utah)
Refreshments begin at 3:30 pm




4:15 p.m.
September 30, 2013
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
“How Should We Think How Our Students Think About Physics?”
Edward Redish
University of Maryland
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm






11:00 am

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brandeis University

String Theory Seminar

Abelson 307

"T-branes and Geometry"

Lara Anderson

Virginia Tech



2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Boston College

Physics Seminar

Higgins 235

"Weak Turbulence of Whistler and Kinetic Alfven Waves

in Space Plasmas"

Gurudas Ganguli

Naval Research Laboratory




2:40 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2:40pm*

Massachusetts Institute of Techonology

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Cosman Seminar room 6c-442

``Towards Classification of Hydrodynamics: From Effective Field Theory to AdS/CFT"

Saso Grozdanov, Oxford University

Refreshments service at 2:30PM * note new times



3:30 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:30 PM

Boston University

Physics Colloquium

Metcalf Science Center, Room 109

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Two-Slit Diffraction with Highly Charged Particles"

Gordon Baym

Univeristy of Illinois - Urbana Champagne Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge



4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Brandeis University

Martin Weiner Lecture Series

Physics Department Colloquium

Abelson 131
"Modern math in medieval islamic architecture"

Peter J. Lu

Harvard University





1:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Xuwen Chen, Brown University

"Focusing Quantum Many-body Dynamics: The Rigorous Derivation of the 1D Focusing Cubic Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation"

Refreshments served at 12:45

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



2:30 pm

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Theoretical Seminar:  B&H 555  2:30 PM

Department of Physics

Brown University

“Hexgon Functions:  Bootstrapping the Three-Loop Remainder Function"

Prof. Matt Von Hippel (Stonybrook)



3:45 pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:45 PM

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595


Julilan Sonner




4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Boston College

Physics Colloquium

Higgins 310

"Metals without quasiparticles: the mystery of "non-Fermi liquids"

Srinivas Raghu

Stanford University

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm, Higgins Hall 230





3:00 PM

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

212 College Avenue, Medford

Robinson Hall, Room 253

“Future of Energy and Climate” and “Nuclear Disarmament”

Professor Jack Steinberger


Refreshments will be served at 2:30 PM in Knipp Library, Robinson 251. 



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars"

Victoria Kaspi

McGill University

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349





Thursday, October 3, 2013

Brandeis University

MRSEC Seminar
Abelson 229
"The bacterial cell division proteins FtsA and FtsZ self-organize into dynamic cytoskeletal patterns"

Martin Loose

Harvard Medical School




Thursday, October 3, 2013

Northeastern University

Physics Colloquium

Dana Research Center RM 114

“Turning a Single Molecule into an Electric Motor”

Charles Sykes

Tufts University

Refreshments served at event.

4:15 pm

Thursday, October 3, 4:15PM

Harvard & MIT

Joint Harvard/MIT-CTP Theory Seminar

Harvard Jefferson Lab 453

``Supersymmetric Defect Models and Mirror Symmetry"

Shamit Kachru, Stanford

Refreshment in coffee area 4th floor Jefferson





12:00 pm

Friday, October 4, 2013

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Structure and stability of the Italian interbank loan network"

Matthias Raddant

University of Kiel, Germany

Pizza served at 11:45 AM



3:00 PM

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Science & Technology Center, Medford

4 Colby Street, Room 136

“Planck and Beyond”

Professor David Spergel

Princeton University

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 PM in the Science & Technology Center.