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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of Nov 17


Nov 17 – Nov 21, 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, November 17, 2014
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Deformations of Superconformal Field Theories"
Thomas Dumitrescu
Harvard University


2:00 pm

Monday, November 17
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
``The SIMP(lest) miracle"
Yonit Hochberg, UC Berkeley
Refreshment will be served


4:00 p.m.

Monday November 17, 2014

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Subcellular surgery and nanosurgery"

Eric Mazur


Refreshments begin at 3:30 




4:00 PM

Monday, November 17, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium

Kolker Room, 26-414

Indirect Detection of Dark Matter with Gamma Rays

Prof. Simona Murgia – University of California Irvine

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm




4:15 p.m.
November 17, 2014, Monday
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium, Jefferson 250
“From Glasses to Darwinian Evolution and Back.”
Jorge Kurchan, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm



2:30 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Robinson Hall, Room 250

"The big constant out, the small constant in"

Gregory Gabadadze


Refreshments at 2:00 in Knipp Library, Room 251



Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Physics of Fusion Energy; What we know and what we don't know"
Ian Hutchinson



2:30 pm

19 November 2014

Theoretical Seminar:  B&H 555  Brown University

Physics Department

Daniele Galloni (Durham University)

"Anatomy of the amplituhedron"


3:00 pm

Wednesday, November 19
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
String Theory Seminar
`Invariants in the higher-spin theory"
Mikhail Vasiliev, Lebedev Institute, Moscow
Refreshment will be served



3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

"Composite Higgs models with 'the works' "

James Barnard

Melbourne University

Refreshments served



4 pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Harvard University

Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology Seminar Palfrey House 1st floor conference room (18 Hammond St, Cambridge) "Latest oscillation results from the T2K experiment”

Lorena Escudero

IFIC/U. Valencia



4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell
Olsen 102
Astronomy through a Glass Darkly: Filtered Imaging of the Extended Atmospheres of Planets, Moons and Comets
Prof. Michael Mendillo
Boston University
Refreshments at 3:30




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series

Higgins Hall, Room 310

Tailoring magnetism at oxide interfaces, one atomic layer at a time

Anand Bhattacharya

Argonne National Laboratory



4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 19 , 2014
Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and
Optical Physics (ITAMP) & Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC)
Harvard University
Joint Quantum Sciences Seminar
Jefferson 250, Harvard University, Department of Physics
“Navigating space-time to understand dynamic processes in molecular materials”
Naomi Ginsberg
University of California, Berkeley
Tea served at 4:00 after short student talk.




11:00 AM

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Boston University

Special Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Disorder-induced phase transitions in multichannel Majorana wires"

Maria-Theresa Rieder

Freie Universität, Berlin

Note: Special day


1:00 pm

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Deepak Iyer

Penn State U


Refreshments served at 12:45

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



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier "

John Preskill

California Institute of Technology

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349



Thursday, November 20, 2014
Harvard University
Science Research Public Lecture Series
One Oxford Street, Science Center Hall D

Cambridge, MA
“Relativity, Quantum Physics, and Graphene”
Lecture by Professor Philip Kim


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10:00 AM

Friday, November 21, 2014

Boston University

Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Quantum Simulations with Ultracold Atoms and Ions: Beyond Standard Optical Lattices"

Walther Hofstetter

Goethe University, Frankfurt

Note: Special day and time



12 Noon

Friday, November 21, 2014

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Probing Topological Phases by Materials Design"

Joseph Checkelsky


Pizza served at 11:45 AM



1:30 pm

Friday, November 21, 1:30 PM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar room 6c-442

Quantum Information Processing Seminar

"Quantum information and black holes"

John Preskill

California Institute of Technology




Friday, November 21, 2014

Tufts University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

4 Colby Street

STC, Room 136

“The Kuiper Belt and its implications”

Jane Luu

Harvard University

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm.



3:00 pm

November 21
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
"A new edge gyrokinetic code: physics challenges and new discontinuous Galerkin algorithms"
Greg Hammett and Ammar Hakim
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Friday, November 21, 2014
Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Abelson 229
"Nematic order and defect dynamics in a fibroblast tissue"
Guillaume Duclos
Institute Curie