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BAPC-Calendar for the Week of February 15



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



4:00 p.m.

Monday February 15, 2016

Brown University

Department of Physics Colloquium

Barus & Holley room 168

"Next Questions in Neutrino Physics and the NOvA Experiment"

Mark Messier

Indiana University







1:00 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Harvard University

Solid Earth Physics Seminar

Hoffman Lab, EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor

20 Oxford Street

Earthquake Early Warning in Japan and Improvements After the Tohoku Earthquake

Masumi Yamada

Disaster Prevention Research Institute

Kyoto University, Japan


Tuesday, February 16 (note day)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

Nuclear & Particle Theory Seminar

Cosman Room, 6c-442

``The quest for precision in particle physics"

Simon Caron-Huot NBI




Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

University of Massachusetts Boston

Quantum Science and Technology Seminar

Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC), Conference Room - suite 1200

Agata Branczyk, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo.

"Nonlinear optics...and the quest for pure quantum states of light"

Questions: Mathieu Beau <mathieu beau umb edu<mailto:Adolfo Del-Campo umb edu>>



2:30 pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tufts University

Joint Tufts/MIT Cosmology Seminar

574 Boston Ave, Room 310

"Inhomogeneous and Anisotropic Cosmology"

Matt Kleban


Refreshments at 2:00 outside room 304






Wednesday, February 17

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center of Theoretical Physics

String/Gravity  Theory Seminar

Cosman Room, 6c-442


Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute




3:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Boston University

Particle & Fields

Physics Research Bldg, Room 595

"Effective Field Theory of Heavy WIMP Annihilation"

Matthew Baumgart




4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Boston College

Department of Physics

Higgins 310

“Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media”

Natalia M. Litchinitser

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York



4:00 pm

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell


Olsen 102

"Beyond Conventional Radiation Therapy – Robotic Systems in Action"

Dr. Ivan Buzurovic

Harvard Medical School

Refreshments at 3:30






11:00 a.m.          

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar

Building NW17-218

"Stellarator confinement of fusion plasmas"

Allen Boozer

Columbia University



4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Boston College

Department of Physics

Higgins 310

Ab-initio modeling of thermal transport beyond the single crystal: effects of size, defects, dimensionality, and soft modes.

Natalio Mingo

CEA - French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Brandeis University

MRSEC Seminar

Abelson 229

“ Locomotion in liquid crystals”

Madison Krieger

Brown University


4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series

Building 10, Room 250

“Second-Order Phase Transitions and Conformal Field Theories”

Zohar Komargodski

Weizmann Institute of Science

Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349





Thursday, February 18, 2016

Northeastern University

Physics Colloquium

Dana Research Center, Room 114

“Decoding the Design Principle of Gene Regulatory Networks”

Dr. Mingyang Lu

Refreshments will be served @ 4pm





3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tufts University Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series

574 Boston Ave., Medford, MA, Room 401

“Jamming: A tale of two rigidities"

Andrea Liu

University of Pennsylvania

Refreshments @ 2:30pm outside of Room 401