Calendar for March 8th- March 12th

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Monday March 8th, 2010.
Health Sciences Lecture
“Re-evaluating the Link Between Malaria and Climate”
Krijn Paaijmans, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University
Location: Room 907, Harvard School of Public Health Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
For more information: 617-432-7143,

2:00 pm
Monday, March 8, 2:00PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar
“Direct photon production and precision jet physics at the LHC”
Matthew Schwartz, Harvard University
Location: Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT Building 6c-442 Cosman seminar room

Monday March 8th, 2010
Nuclear and Particle Theory Colloquium
“First CMS Results on pp Collisions at the LHC”
Gunther Roland, MIT
Room 26-414. Kolker Room

Monday, March 8, 2010
4:15 pm
Harvard University Department of Physics Colloquium
“Bottled Lightning: Modernizing the Electrical Grid”
Phillip Schewe, American Institute of Physics
Tea will be served in Jefferson 450 at 3:30 pm
Location: Harvard’s Jefferson Laboratory, Room-250.

Monday, March 8th, 2010.
“Reality Check: How the Facts of Life on a Tough New Planet Shape Our Choices”
Bill McKibben, scholar in residence at Middlebury College and American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. A response will be given by Daniel Schrag, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Location: Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue
For more information: 617-495-4476,
Free but reservations required at

Tuesday March 9th, 2010
Shorenstein Speaker Series
“Military and the Media.”
Daphne Benoit, Pentagon correspondent, Agence France Press (AFP).
Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School

Tuesday March 9th, 2010
“Genome-Wide Analysis of Self-Renewal and Tumorigenesis in Drosophila Neural Stem Cells”
Juergen Knoblich, The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Room 32-123, MIT’s Stata Center Kirsch Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010.
“From the State House to the White House: Digital Governance”
Panel Discussion with Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States; Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer of the State of California; Anne Margulies, Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Moderated by Jerry Mechling, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-sponsored by the Gov 2.0 PIC.
Location: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Joan Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School, Harvard

Thursday March 11th, 2010
Center for Astrophysics Colloquium
“Understanding the Star Formation Rate”
Mark Krumholz from the University of California, Santa Cruz
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
More information: Stella Offner

Thursday March 11th 2010
Hallam L. Movius Jr Lecture
“Hunters and Artists of Late Ice Age Europe: The Magdalenian World””
Lawrence Guy Straus, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Location: Peabody Museum Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

Thursday March 11th, 2010
Evolution Matters Lecture Series
“The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma”
Marc Kirschner, Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.
For more information: or

Friday March 12th, 2010
3:00 pm
Tufts University Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
“The Intersection of Physics, Public Policy and National Security”
Lisbeth Gronlund of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society
Tufts University’s Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall
Refreshments served in Robinson 251 at 2:30 pm

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