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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of Feb 2nd

Feb 2 – 6, 2015


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




11:00 am
Monday, February 2, 2015

Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Photon-Axion conversion in cosmic light"
Guido D'Amico


2:00 PM

Monday, February 2, 2015

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

"Confronting the strong CP problem at the LHC"

Anson Hook




4:00 p.m.

Monday February 2, 2015

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Symmetry protected Dirac Fermions in Topological Crystalline Insulators"

Vidya Madhavan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Refreshments begin at 3:30 





3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 109

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Toward Single Atom Magnets"

Ileana Rau

IBM Research, San Jose, CA

Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM in 1st floor lounge

Note: special day, time and location



Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Vortex Knots in Fluids and Superfluids"
Dustin Kleckner

University of Chicago



Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Brandeis University
IGERT Seminar
Shapiro Science Center, 3-37
"Emergent non-adiabatic dynamics and geometric response in interacting systems"
Anatoli Polkovnikov
Boston University


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Northeastern University
CIRCS Seminar
114 Dana Research Center
“Mechanochemical Properties of DNA Tetraplexes”
Hanbin Mao

Kent State University

Refreshments served at event.




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series

Higgins Hall, Room 310

Putting a new spin on heat flow: Solid state energy conversion and thermal spin transport

Stephen Boona

The Ohio State University





Thursday, February 5, 2015

Brandeis University

Special Physics Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Spatiotemporal control of the active forces that shape living tissues"
Karen Kasza
Sloan-Kettering Institute



1:00 pm

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Paola Cappellaro


"Quantum control strategies for imaging and spectroscopy"

Refreshments served at 12:45

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



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"Quantum Metrology with Bose Einstein Condensates"

Markus Oberthaler

University of Heidelberg

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349




12 Noon

Friday, February 6, 2015

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Spin orbit interaction induced magnetic dynamics"

Luqiao Liu

IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY

Lunch served at 11:30 AM




Friday, February 6, 2015

Tufts University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Robinson Hall, Room 253

“Spacetime Locality from Quantum Information”

Daniel Harlow

Institute for Advanced Study

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm.