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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of Oct 20

Oct 20 – Oct 24, 2014


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, October 20

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar ``Resurgence, Trans-series and Non-pertubative Physics"

Gerald Dunne, University of Connecticut

Refreshment will be served



4:00 p.m.

Monday October 20, 2014

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Bose-­Einstein condensation of spin waves in YIG "

Valery Pokrovsky

Texas A&M

Refreshments begin at 3:30 





3:30 PM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boston University

Physics Colloquium

Metcalf Science Center, Room 109

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck Equations for Economic Modeling"

Bruce Bohjosian

Tufts University

Refreshments severed at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge




2:30 pm

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

High Energy Theory Seminar:  BH555

Department of Physics

Brown University
"Renyi Entropy, Stationarity, and Entanglement of the Conformal Scalar"
Benjamin Safdi (MIT)



3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 22

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442 String Theory Seminar ``Deformations of Superconformal Field Theories"

Thomas Dumitrescu, Harvard

Refreshment will be served



4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell
Olsen 102
Planet formation through Radio Eyes
Prof. Meredith Hughes
Wesleyan University
Refreshments at 3:30




Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series

Higgins Hall, Room 310

Oxide Nanoelectronics

Chang-Beom Eom

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering



4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Optical Physics (ITAMP) & Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC) 
Harvard University
Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar
Jefferson 250, Harvard University, Department of Physics
"Hacking the Superconducting Nanowire: Electronics and Single-Photon Detectors"
Karl Berggren
Tea served at 4:00 after short student talk.



12:30 PM

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

"3d Gravity, Universality and Poincare Series"

Christoph Keller

Rutgers University



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"LHC: The First Three Years and The Next Two Decades"

Beate Heinemann 

University of California Berkeley

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349




12 Noon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Strain engineering Dirac surface states in topological crystalline insulator heteroepitaxial thin films"

Dr. Ilija Zelikovic

Boston College

Pizza served at 11:45 AM



1:30 pm

Friday, October 24

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

Quantum Information  Seminar ``Recent Progress Towards a Majorana Zero Mode Quantum Computer"

Chetan Nayak, Microsoft Research Center & UC Santa Barbara




Friday, October 24, 2014

Tufts University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

4 Colby Street

STC, Room 136

“Particle physics (a narrative)”

Prof. William Oliver

Tufts University, High Energy Group

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm.