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Events for the Week of February 23, 2015 - February 27, 2015


Monday

11:00am
Monday, February 23, 2015
Brandeis University
String Theory Seminar
Abelson 307
"Quantum Extremal Surfaces"
Aron Wall
IAS

2:00 pm
Monday, February 23 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics, 6c-442 Cosman Seminar Room
Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar 
"The strong interaction at neutron-rich extremes and in dark matter detection"
Achim Schwenk, U. Darmstadt

2:00pm
Monday, February 23, 2015
Northeastern University
High Energy Colloquium
114 Dana Research Center
“Discovering New Particles after the Higgs”
Stefania Gori
Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario
Refreshments served at event.

2:00 pm
Monday, February 23, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW14-1112
“Why we have solar panels but not (yet) fusion power”
Niek Lopes Cardozo
Eindhoven Technical University

4:15 p.m.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Atom Interferometry Measurements in Fundamental Physics."
Holger Mueller
UCB
tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm
http://www.physics.harvard.edu

4:00 p.m.
Monday February 23, 2015
Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium 
Barus & Holley room 168
"The physical genome"
Jané Kondev
Brandeis
Refreshments begin at 3:30 
http://www.brown.edu/academics/physics/

Tuesday

2:30 pm
Tuesday, February 24 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics, 6c-442 Cosman Seminar Room
Joint Tufts/MIT Theory seminar 
"From Condensed Matter to Cosmology: Axions and Inflatons in the Early Universe"
Chanda Precod-Weinstein, MIT
Refreshment served at 2:15pm
 
3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Boston University
Physics Colloquium
Metcalf Science Center, Room 109
590 Commonwealth Ave.
"A Rough View of Friction and Adhesion"
Mark Robbins
Johns Hopkins University
Refreshments served at 3 PM in 1st floor lounge
 
4:00pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Cellular Forces Measured and Controlled by 
DNA-based Molecular Force Sensor & Modulator"
Xuefeng Wang
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday

2:00pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Northeastern University
High Energy Colloquium
114 Dana Research Center
“The Rise and Fall of the Standard Model”
Brian Batell
CERN, Theory Division
Refreshments served at event.
 
3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Boston University
Particle and Fields Seminar
3 Cummington Mall, Room 595
"Soft Theorems from Effective Field Theory"
Andrew Larkoski
MIT
 
3:00pm
Wednesday, February 25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Theoretical Physics, 6c-442 Cosman Seminar Room
String Theory Seminar
``Supergravity, T-duality and Double Field Theory"
Eric Bergshoeff, U Groningen
 
3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar
Building NW14-1112
"Alpha channeling and lower hybrid current drive"
Nat Fisch
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
 
3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Harvard University
LPPC Seminar
Harvard LPPC, 18 Hammond St., Cambridge
"Lines and Excess and Dwarfs, Oh My! Dark Matter Searches and the Fermi-LAT Sky"
Regina Caputo
UCSC
 
4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Physics Dept. U. Mass Lowell
Colloquium
Olsen 102
The Application of Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Policy throughout the DOE complex… and beyond
Dr. Parrish Staples
DOE
Refreshments at 3:30
 
4.00pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Boston College
Physics Colloquium Series
Higgins Hall, Room 310
The bridge between physics and chemistry: from tuning materials to exploring new compounds
Fazel Fallah Tafti
Princeton University
 



Thursday

11:00am
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brandeis University
Special String Theory Seminar
Abelson 333
"Recent Developments in 3D Gravity"
Eric Bergshoeff
University of Groningen
 
1:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
University of Massachusetts Boston
Physics colloquium series
Science building, room 3-126
Jacob Khurgin
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins U
"How small can one make a semiconductor laser?"
Refreshments served at 12:45
Questions: Maxim Olshanii (Olchanyi) <Maxim.Olchanyi@umb.edu>
 
 
1:00pm
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brandeis University
Martin Weiner Lecture Series
Special Physics Department Colloquium
Abelson 131
"Sculpting phase diagrams: freezing by heating, switchable crystals, and more"
Benjamin Rogers 
Harvard University
 
2.00pm
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Boston College
Physics Seminar Series
Higgins Hall, Room 235
Spintronics with topological insulators
Takehito Yokoyama
Tokyo Institute of Technology
 
4:00pm
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Northeastern University
Physics Colloquium
114 Dana Research Center
“The Physical Genome”
Jané Kondev
Brandeis University
Refreshments served at event.
 
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
Building 10, Room 250
"Results from the AMS Experiment on the International Space Station"
Andrei Kounine
MIT
Refreshments @ 3:30 PM in 4-349
http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html