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BAPC - Calendar for the Week of March 2

Mar 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, March 2 2015

Brandeis University

String Theory Seminar

Abelson 307


Sarah Harrison





Monday, March 2, 2015

Northeastern University

High Energy Colloquium

114 Dana Research Center

“Testing TeV Scale New Physics under the Ground and in the Sky”

JiJi Fan

University of Syracuse

Refreshments served at event.




Monday, March 2 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
``The highs and lows of QCD axion"

Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Refreshment will be served


3:00 PM

Monday, March 2, 2015

Boston University

Particle and Fields Seminar

3 Cummington Mall, Room 595

"Is a Higgs Vacuum Instability Fatal for High Scale Inflation?"

Kathryn Zurek




4:00 p.m.

Monday March 2, 2015

Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 

Barus & Holley room 168

"Dwarf Galaxies as Cosmological Probes"

Julio Navarro

University of Victoria

Refreshments begin at 3:30 




4:15 p.m.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Harvard University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Jefferson 250

"Measuring Nothing but Learning Something."

Edward A. Hinds

Imperial College London

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





2:00 pm

Tuesday, March 3

Harvard University

Laboratory for Integrated Science (LISE), Room 303

Mathematical Physics Seminar 

“Entropy Occurs in Number Theory”

Liming Ge

University of New Hampshire



2:30 pm

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

Robinson Hall, Room 250

"Quantum corpuscular structure of geometry"

Gia Dvali


Refreshments at 2:00 in Knipp Library, Room 251





Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Northeastern University

Special Seminar

114 Dana Research Center

“An Overview of Causal Sets”

Michel Buck

Northeastern University

Refreshments served at event.




Wednesday, March 4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room 6c-442
String Theory Seminar
``Trace anomaly on the conformal manifold"

Andreas Stergiou, Yale
Refreshment will be served



4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 4 , 2015

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
"Merging Metamaterials with Quantum Photonics"

Vladimir Shalaev

Purdue University
Tea served at 4:00 after short student talk.




1:00 pm

Thursday, Mar 5, 2015

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Pavel Krapivsky

Boston U

"A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics"

Refreshments served at 12:45

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



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

"Nuclear Statecraft – History and Strategy in America’s Atomic Age"

Francis Gavin


Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 8-329




Thursday, March 5, 2015

Northeastern University

Physics Colloquium

114 Dana Research Center

“Boosting New Physics Searches Using Jets and Calorimetry at the Energy Frontier of Particle Physics”

David W. Miller

University of Chicago

Refreshments served at event.




12 Noon

Friday, March 6, 2015

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"A Physicist Looks at the Brain"

Prof. Andrea Gabrielli

University of Rome

Pizza served at 11:45 AM




Friday, March 6, 2015

Tufts University

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Robinson Hall, Room 253

“Bohmian mechanics as the foundation of quantum mechanics”


Rutgers University

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm.



3:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar

Building NW17-218 

"Nuclear polarized He3: a tool for fundamental physics and important applications"

Richard Milner