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April 14 through April 18, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

12 Noon
Boston University
Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar
Metcalf Science Center, Room 352
590 Commonwealth Ave.
"Antibiofouling- how a polymer brush repels
proteins and our novel integrated design"
Chi Wu
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pizza served at 11:45 AM

2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center of Theoretical Physics
"The 3d Ising Spectrum Minimizes c"
David Simmons-Duffin, IAS
Refreshments will be served

4:00 p.m.
Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Barus & Holley room 168
Juan Restrepo
“Estimation Challenges in Climate and the Geosciences”
Refreshments begin at 3:30
http://www.brown.edu/academics/physics/


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3:30 PM
Boston University
Particle and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington Mall, Room 595
"The 3d Ising Sprectrum Minimizes c"
David Simmons-Duffin
Institute for Advanced Study
Note: Special day

4:00pm
Northeastern University
CIRCS Seminar
114 Dana Research Center
“Exploring the Network Anatomy of
Visual Cortical Processing”
Wei-Chung Allen Lee
Harvard Medical School
Refreshments served at event.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

10:30 am
University of Massachusetts Boston
Physics colloquium series
Science building, room 3-126
Ramis Movassagh
MIT
Title: "TBA"
Refreshments served at 10:15
Maxim.Olchanyi@umb.edu>

2:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Boston
Physics colloquium series
Science building, room 3-126
Mengyan Shen
UMass Lowell
"Applications of femtosecond-pulsed lasers for advanced material study"
Refreshments served at 1:45
Maxim.Olchanyi@umb.edu>

2:00 p.m.
Special Quantum Optics Seminar
Lyman 425, Harvard University
“Soft quantum matter for coherent
coupling between electrons and photons”
Sanli Faez
Leiden Institute of Physics, The Netherlands

2:30 pm
Theoretical Seminar:  B&H 555
Department of Physics
Brown University
Alexander Maloney (McGill/Harvard)

3:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Boundary conditions and braids in 3d N=4 gauge theory"
Tudor Dimofte,  IAS
Refreshments served.

3:30 PM
Boston University
Particle and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington Mall, Room 595
"In wino veritas"
Jiji Fan
Syracuse University

4:00 pm
Boston College Colloquium
Department of Physics
Higgins 310
“Pilot-wave hydrodynamics”
Professor John Bush
Applied Mathematics, MIT


Thursday, April 17, 2014

10:30 am
11 Oxford Street, LISE 303
Dr Victor Calado
Kavli Institue of Nanoscience,
Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands Ballistic transport
in ultra-clean edge-contacted graphene

3:30 PM
Boston University
High Energy Experiment Seminar
3 Cummington Mall, Room 595
"Recent results from BICEP2 (TBC)
Dr. Colin Bischoff
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Refreshments served

4:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Building 10, Room 250
"Cavity Optomechanics with a Gas of Cold Atoms"
Dan Stamper-Kurn,University of California, Berkeley
Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349
http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html

8:00pm

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Harvard University

David M. Lee Historical Lecture in Physics

One Oxford Street, Science Center Hall B, Cambridge

“The Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism and its Scalar Bosons”

François Englert, 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Reception following lecture


Friday, April 18, 2014

12 Noon

Boston University

Biophysics/Condensed Matter Seminar

Metcalf Science Center, Room 352

590 Commonwealth Ave.

"Antibiofouling- how a polymer brush repels proteins and our novel integrated design"

Chi Wu

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Pizza served at 11:45 AM

1:30 pm

Friday, Apr 18, 2014

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Claudia De Grandi

Yale

"Artificial atoms in a box --- or how we can tame quantum physics"

Refreshments served at 1:15

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

3:00 pm

Friday, Apr 18, 2014

University of Massachusetts Boston

Physics colloquium series

Science building, room 3-126

Hrvoje Buljan

University of Zagreb

"Synthetic Lorentz force in classical atomic gases via Doppler effect and radiation pressure"

Refreshments served at 2:45

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

3:00 PM

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

212 College Avenue, Medford

Robinson Hall, Room 253

“Why are chemotaxis receptors clustered but other receptors aren’t?”

Ned S. Wingreen

Princeton University

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm in Knipp Library, Room 251.

3:00 pm

April 18
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW17-218
"Stopping power in dense plasmas”
Paul Graboski
University of California, Irvine