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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of November 4, 2013


Nov 4 – Nov 8 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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bapc-events cosmos phy tufts edu

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Monday, November 4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics

Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

``Axion Detection with NMR"

Peter Graham, Stanford

Refreshments served.



4:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2013
Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium

Barus & Holley room 168
"LUX is Blazing the Path to Illuminating the Nature of Dark Matter"
Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)
Refreshments begin at 3:30 




4:15 PM

Monday, November 4, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium (NPPC) - sponsored by Elsevier

Kolker Room, 26-414

"Emergent Gravity in Fractional Quantum Hall"

Prof. Dam Thanh Son 

University of Chicago

Reception to follow Colloquium




4:15 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
“How Blood Flows In The Brain”
David Kleinfeld
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm





Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"3d dualities from 4d dualities"
Schlomo Razamat


12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

LNS Lunchtime Seminar

Kolker Room, 26-414

"Collection Systems for Vacuum Ultraviolet Scintillation Photons in Noble Gas Detectors"

Dr. Victor Gehman 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lunch is provided




2:45 pm

Tuesday, November 5

Massachusetts Institute of Techonology

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Cosman Seminar room 6c-442

``Multifield Inflation with Nonmininal Couplings: Lessons from PLANCK"

Evangelos Sfakianakis, MIT-CTP

Refreshments service at 2:30PM * note new times



3:30 pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Boston University

Physics Colloquium

Metcalf Science Center, Room 109

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Quantum Criticality and the Phase Diagrams of Strongly Correlated Electron Matter"

Meigan Aronson

Brookhaven National Lab

Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge



Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Brandeis University
Physics Department/MRSEC Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Orientation dependent handedness and chiral design"
Efi Efrati
University of Chicago




11 am

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Boston University

Condensed Matteer Theory Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Quenched p-wave topological superfluid"

Victor Gurarie

University of Colorado - Boulder



1:00 pm

Nov 6, 2013

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Xuejun Lu

Umass Lowell

Refreshments served at 12:45

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



3:00 pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2013  

Joint Harvard/MIT Theory Seminar

Title: ``Large N Chern-Simons with Fundamental Matter”

Shiraz Minwalla



Center for Theoretical Physics
Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

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




Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, room 595

"Strongly coupled gauge theories in and out of the conformal window"

Anna Hasenfratz

University of Colorado



4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Harvard University, Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and
Optical Physics (ITAMP) & Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC)
Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar
Jefferson 250
"Quantum Annealing"
Matthias Troyer
Student presentation at 4:00 PM,  TBD. Tea and Refreshments served.





3:30 pm

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Boston University

High Energy Experiment Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

"Higgs Precision Measurements"

Markus Klute


Refreshments served



Thursday, November 7, 2013
Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Abelson 229
"The cell cytoskeleton as a composite: mechanics and force transmission"
Moumita Das


4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"The Generation of Form in Biology: Principles of Mechanochemical Patterning"

Stephan Grill

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349







1:30 pm

November 8

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

Quantum Information Seminar

Cosman Seminar room 6c-442

``The Bose-Hubbard model is QMA-complete"

David Gosset, University of Waterloo



3:00 PM

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Science & Technology Center, Medford

4 Colby Street, Room 136

”The Transformation of Galaxies in Dense Environments over Cosmic Time”

Professor Gregory Rudnick

University of Kansas

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