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BAPC-Calendar for the Week of October 12





The Boston Area Physics Calendar is published weekly during the academic year by the department of Physics a MIT. Entries should be sent no later than 12:00 pm on the Thursday before 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 12, 2015
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Pure Gravity and Conformal Field Theories at Large Central Charge"
Andrew Liam Fitzpatrick
Boston University



Tuesday, October 13(note day this week)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar

Cosman Room, 6c-442

``Aspects of Nuclear Physics and Puzzles Revealed by Lattice QCD"

Martin Savage, U Washington


2:30 pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

574 Boston Ave, Room 204

"Inflation as a gradient flow, and the holographic perspective"

Jaume Garriga

Universitat de Barcelona

Refreshments at 2:00 outside room 304


Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Physics Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Understanding the Nature of Neutrinos:  Recent Discoveries and Future Prospects"
Karsten Heeger
Refreshments 3:30pm outside Abelson 131




Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Brandeis University
Joint IGERT/Condensed Matter Seminar
Abelson 229
"Second law and the eightfold structure of relativistic fluid dynamics"
R. Loganayagam
IAS, Princeton


4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell
Ball 214
“Slab-Coupled Optical Waveguide (SCOW) Devices and their Applications”
Gary Smith
MIT Lincoln Lab

Refreshments at 3:30


4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Boston College

Physics Colloquium Series
Higgins Hall, Room 310

From Macro to Nano: Focusing on Nerve Myelin—Nature's Multilayer Membrane Assembly

Daniel Kirschner

Department of Biology

Boston College



4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Building 10, Room 250
“The Upside of Noise: Photon Torpedoes, QED Pinwheels, and the First 70 Years of Fluctuational Electrodynamics”
Homer Reid
Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349




3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tufts University Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall, 200 College Ave. Medford, MA “Brilliant Blunders”

Mario Livio

American Association for the Advancement of Science Refreshments @ 2:30pm in Burdin Lounge (Anderson Hall, across from Nelson Auditorium)



3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar

Building NW17-218 

"Recent FRC Experiments on the C-2U Device"

Michel Tuszewski

Tri-Alpha Energy