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Mar. 27, 2007 Edition

Events List

Daily RHIC Planning meetings at 9:00 AM, Bldg. 911B

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Time Meeting 1:30 PM, Snyder Seminar Room, Bldg. 911B

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Physics Colloquium "Larry Leipuner as a Mentor; and a Tale of Two Lifetimes" Michael Schmidt, Yale University 3:30 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Nuclear Physics Seminar "In order to form a more perfect fluid: Is there a fundamental bound on the ratio of viscosity to entropy density" Thomas Cohen, University of Maryland Hosted by Feng Yuan 11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
RIKEN/BNL Research Center Seminar Michael Dine, Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) Hosted by Hooman Davoudiasl 2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Nuclear and Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee Meeting
March 29-30, 2007 More...

Friday, March 30, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar "Physical Predictions with Mixed Action Lattice QCD" Andre Walker-Loud, University of Maryland Hosted by Agnes Mocsy 2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Time Meeting 1:30 PM, Snyder Seminar Room, Bldg. 911B

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Physics Colloquium "History of the Development of the Bubble Chamber" David Rahm, BNL - Physics Department Hosted by Michael Creutz 3:30 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
High-Energy Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar Roland Hoffman, University of Colorado Hosted by Amarjit Soni 2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Physics Colloquium "Magnetic Monopoles: The Unicorns of Physics" Alfred Scharf Goldhaber, Stony Brook University Hosted by Michael Creutz 3:30 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Friday, April 13, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar "Theoretical description of the DIS spin-dependent structure function g_1 at small x" Boris Ermolaev, Ioffe Phys. Tech. Institute Hosted by Agnes Mocsy/Werner Vogelsang 2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Physics Colloquium "Bringing CO2 Laser to the Forefront of Advanced Accelerator Research" Igor Pogorelsky, BNL - Physics Department Hosted by Michael Creutz 3:00 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Physics Colloquium "An Energy Revolution for the 21st Century" Marty Hoffert, New York University Hosted by Michael Creutz 3:30 PM, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Workshop On Parity-Violating Spin Asymmetries at RHIC
April 26-27, 2007
Physics Department, Bldg 510, Large Seminar Room More...

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Nuclear Physics Seminar "Unusual features of hard diffraction" Boris Kopeliovich, UTFSM Hosted by Edouard Kistenev 11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Annual BNL HEP DOE Review
April 16-18, 2007
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Department of Physics & Astronomy State University of New York at Stony Brook Seminars and Colloquia

Tuesday, Mar 27
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium P-137 Harriman Hall Gary Bernstein University of Pennsylvania "Prospects for dark-energy and inflation experiments using precision cosmology" Coffee and Tea will be available at 3:45

Tuesday, Mar 27
Time: 9:50 a.m.
YITP Seminar C.N. Yang Institute, Math Tower, 6-125 The James H. Simons Lecture Nikita Nekrasov, IHES "Minimal models of gauge and string theories, I"

Wednesday, Mar 28
Time: 10:30 a.m.
YITP Seminar C.N. Yang Institute, Math Tower, 6-125 John McGreevy, MIT "New dimensions from wound strings"

Wednesday, Mar 28;
Time: 3:00 p.m.
ESS Room 123 Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminar David Hogg, NYU "The Growth of Galaxies"

Wednesday, Mar 28
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Room: C-133 Nuclear and Heavy Ion Physics Seminar Rakhsha Nasseripour "Medium modification of the rho vector meson in phtoproduction off nuclei"

Thursday, Mar 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Room: C-134 Nuclear Theory Seminar Antonio Garcia-Garcia, Princeton "Role of Anderson-Mott localization in the QCD phase transitions"

Friday, Mar 30
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Astronomy Open Night ESS Room 001 James Pizagno, Stony Brook University "Dark Matter and Normal Matter in the Universe"

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