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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of Oct 27


Oct 27 – Oct 31, 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




Monday, October 27, 2014
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Braiding knots with topological string"
Jie Gu
Bonn University


2:00 pm

Monday, October 27

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics. Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442

Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar

``Chiral Kinetic Theory"

Misha Stephanov, University of Illinois, Chicago

Refreshments will be served



4:00 PM

Monday, October 27, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium

Kolker Room, 26-414

The Top/Higgs Gateway to New Physics

Prof. Fabio Maltoni

Universite Catholique de Louvain

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm




4:00 p.m.

Monday October 27, 2014

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Quantum Fluctuations and Phase Transitions"

Nandini Trivedi

Ohio State

Refreshments begin at 3:30 




4:15 p.m.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
“Self-Replication, Exponential Growth, Selection and Competition in Artificial Systems”
Paul Chaikin

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



12:00 PM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology- Laboratory for Nuclear Science

LNS Lunchtime Seminar

Kolker Room, 26-414

Dark Matter Searches at ATLAS

Ning Zhou

University of California, Irvine

Lunch served




2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Robinson Hall, Room 250

"Entropy mode loops in reheating and cosmological perturbations"

Ali Kaya

Bogazici University, Istanbul

Refreshments at 2:00 in Knipp Library, Room 251



3:30 PM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boston University

Physics Colloquium

Metcalf Science Center, Room 595

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Bose-Hubbard Models with Synthetic Spin-Orbit Coupling:

Mott Insulators, Spin Textures, and Superfluidity"

Nandini Trivedi

Ohio State University

Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge




Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series

Higgins Hall, Room 235

Thermoelectric and spin-thermal solid-state energy conversion

Joseph Heremans

The Ohio State University



Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"That Spin 0 Boson Changes Everything--The Future of the Energy Frontier in Particle Physics"
Raymond Brock
Michigan State University




2:30 pm

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

High Energy Theory Seminar:  BH555 

Department of Physics

Brown University
"Integrability for 2 and 3pt functions in AdS5/CFT4
Zoltan Bajnok (Wigner Research Centre



3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 29

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442 String Theory Seminar ``Causality constraints on graviton three point functions"

Juan Maldacena, IAS

Refreshments will be served



4:00 pm

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series

Higgins Hall, Room 310

X-ray Nanovision

Oleg Shpyrko

University of California, San Diego



4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Harvard University

LPPC Seminar

Harvard LPPC, 18 Hammond St., Cambridge

"Dark Matter Searches at ATLAS"

Ning Zhou

UC Irvine


4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell
Olsen 102
Extreme Terahertz Photonics at the Canadian Advanced Laser Light Source
Prof. Tsuneyuki Ozaki
INRS--EMT Quebec Canada
Refreshments at 3:30


4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 29 , 2014

Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP)

Harvard University
Special ITAMP Seminar
Jefferson 250, Harvard University, Department of Physics
“An Alternative to Laser Cooling” 

Mark Raizen
University of Texas at Austin    
Tea served at 4:00 after short student talk.




12:30 PM

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

Mark Hertzberg



Refreshments served



1:00 pm

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Mark Raizen

U of Texas at Austin


Refreshments served at 12:45

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



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"Quantum Mechanics and the Geometry of Spacetime"

Juan Maldacena

Institute for Advanced Study

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349




12:30 PM

Friday, October 31, 2014

Boston University

10th Annual Pumpkin Drop

590 Commonwealth Ave., Front Plaza




3:00 PM

Friday, October 31, 2014

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Enabling mass spectrometer miniaturization using microfabrication and aperture coding"

Prof. Jason Amsden

Duke University

Refreshments served