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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of Nov 24


Nov 24 – Nov 28, 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




10:30 am

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Atomic and Molecular Physics Division Seminar

Pratt Room, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
Molecular Astronomy: Using Infrared laboratory spectroscopy to understand molecular environments

Dr. Robert Hargreaves

Department of Chemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA



Monday, November 24, 2014
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Renyi entropy, stationarity, and entanglement of the conformal scalar"
Benjamin Safdi


12:00 Noon

Monday, November 24, 2014

Special Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Phase Transitions in Animal Motions"

Hai-Tao Zhang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology Pizza served at 11:45 AM



12:00 pm

Monday, November 24, 2014
Theoretical Seminar:  B&H 555 
Department of Physics
Brown University
Johannes Broedel (ETH - Institute for Theoretical Physics)
"The Drinfeld associator: a universal tool for calculating (string)


2:00 pm

Monday, November 24
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
``Emergent fermionic symmetries in large N gauge theories"
Aleksey Cherman, University of Minnesota
Refreshment will be served


4:00 p.m.

Monday November 24, 2014

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Nature of the New Boson: a lonely Higgs, or one of many cousins?"

James Olsen


Refreshments begin at 3:30 




4:00 PM

Monday, November 24, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Laboratory for Nuclear Science

Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium

Kolker Room, 26-414

Search for New Physics in Final States with Jets at CMS

Dr. Maurizio Pierini - Caltech

Refreshments served at 3:30 pm



Monday, November 24, 2014
Brandeis University
MRSEC Seminar
Abelson 229
"Topological modes bound to lattice dislocations in mechanical metamaterials"
Jayson Paulose
Leiden University


4:15 p.m.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium, Jefferson 250
" The Making and Breaking of Non-Abelian Anyons in Electronic Systems."
Ady Stern, Weizmann Institute
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm



2:30 pm

Tuesday, November 25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
Joints Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar
Mark Hertzberg, MIT-CTP
Refreshment will be served at 2:15PM



4:00 pm (note special day and time due to Thanksgiving holiday)

Tuesday, November 25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
String Theory Seminar
``Heterotic Standard Models and Hypercharge Flux"
Lara Anderson, Virginia Tech
Refreshment will be served




11:00 AM

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Boston University

Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 328

590 Commonwealth Ave.


Dr. Adolfo Grushin

MPIPKS, Dresden




Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving!