November 20, 2007

Seminars and Colloquia at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Nuclear Physics Seminar
"New Perspectives on QCD from AdS/CFT"
Stanley Brodsky, SLAC
11:00 AM, Large Seminar Room, Building 510

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Nuclear Physics Seminar
"Elliptic Flow and Quarkonia Drag"
Derek Teaney, Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University
11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Particle Physics Seminar
"Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with KamLAND"
Daniel Dwyer, Caltech
3:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Brookhaven Lecture
"Recombinant Science: The Birth of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider"
Robert Crease, Stony Brook University
4:00 PM, Berkner Auditorium

Seminars and Colloquia at the RIKEN BNL Research Center

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Inhomogeneous Gluon Condensates and Magnetic Fields in Color Superconductivity"
Efrain Ferrer, Western Illinois University
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Monday, November 26, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Statistical Hadronization Phenomenology"
Giorgio Torrieri, FIAS, Frankfurt
11:00 AM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Friday, November 30, 2007
Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"Initial conditions in high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions"
Yacine Methar-Tani, Orsay
2:00 PM, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Seminars and Colloquia at Stony Brook University

Thursday, November 19, 2007
Nuclear Theory Seminar
Dima Kharzeev, BNL
"Bulk viscosity in QCD matter"
1:00 PM, Room: C-133, Grad. Physics

Wednesday, November 21
Nuclear and Heavy Ion Physics Seminar
Thomas Ulrich, Yale
4:00 PM, C-133, Grad. Physics

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

Electron-Ion Collider Collaboration Meeting
December 7-8, 2007
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Quark Matter 2008
February 4-10, 2008
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

24th Winter Workshop on Nuclear Dynamics
April 5-12, 2008
South Padre Island, Texas

2008 Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society
April 12-15, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

International Conference on Particle and Nuclei (PANIC08)
November 9-14, 2008
Eilat, Israel


Turkeys circulating around the RHIC ring in the days before the Thanksgiving holiday were digitized by Frank Toldo of the PHENIX experiment.

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