Calendar for Monday March 15th to Sunday March 21st 2010.

To suggest events, send the information  to nesciencewriterscalendar@gmail.com by Wednesday for events occurring the following week.

Monday March 15th, 2010.
12.30pm-2pm
Building Technology Lecture Series
“The Future of Architecture in a Warming Planet”
Nobert Lechner, Architect and Professor Emeritus, Auburn University
Location: MIT Building 7 Room 431, AVT
For more information, contact: Alexandra Mulcahy 617-253-0463 amulcahy@mit.edu
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=11606157&date=2010/03/15

Monday March 15th, 2010.
2pm
“Observing the Dimensionality of Our Parent Vacuum”
Surjeet Rajendran, MIT-CTP
Location: MIT 6c-442 Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room
For more information: Joyce Berggren 617 253-4827 jib@mit.edu
http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/seminars/seminars_NP.html

Monday March 15th, 2010.
2pm
Plasma Science & Fusion Center Seminar
“Plasma Control in ITER”
Joseph Snipes, ITER
Location: NW17-218
For more information: Paul Rivenberg 617-253-8101 info@psfc.mit.edu
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=11605360&date=2010/03/15 

Monday, March 15th , 2010.
4pm
Biological Chemistry Seminar Series
“How do cells fold proteins into membranes?”
Dan Kahne, Harvard University Department of Chemistry
Location: MIT 56-114
For more information: Chemistry Department efong@mit.edu

Monday March 15th, 2010.
7pm
A Science on the Screen Event
“Best In Show”
Intro by veterinarian behaviorist Nicholas Dodman
Coolidge Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.
$9.75 regular admission, $7.75 for seniors, students and Museum of Science members, free for members of the Coolidge Corner Theater
http://www.coolidge.org/node/2606

Tuesday, March 16th , 2010.
4pm-5pm
Transportation@MIT Seminar Series
“Modeling Human Mobility.”
Marta Gonzalez, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Location: MIT Building 3-270
For more information: Rebecca Fearing transportation@mit.edu
http://transportation.mit.edu/events.php

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010.
4pm-5pm
Department of Biology Colloquium Series
“Reversing dysfunction of aged stem cells”
Amy Wagers, HMS Joslin Diabetes Center
Location: 32-123
For more information: Kassandra Tilton ktilton@mit.edu
http://mit.edu/biology/www/biology/colloquium.html

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010.
5:30-6:30pm
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
“The New Industrial Revolution: Why Atoms are the New Bits”
Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
Location: MIT Building E14-633 (Media Lab Extension Building, 6th floor)
http://esd.mit.edu/digest/2010/030310.html

Tuesday March 16th 2010.
6:30 PM
Science For the Public
“Earthquakes: What Causes Them, What We Can Learn from Them”
Professor Colleen Dalton of the Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University
Location: Belmont Media Center in Waverly Square, Belmont. 
Reservations required: y.stapp@scienceforthepublic.org
http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/?page_id=135

Tuesday March 16th, 2010.
7.30pm-8.30pm
“SuperStars: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest, and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way”
David Aguilar, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge MA
For more information: 617-495-7461 pubaffairs@cfa.harvard.edu
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/public_events.html

Wednesday March 17th, 2010.
12:30-1:30pm
Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series
“The Developmental Origins of Cancer”
Karin Michels, ScD, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School 
Location: Harvard Medical School Department of Epidemiology Room FXB G-13
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/departments/epidemiology/events/seminar-series/index.html

Wednesday, March 17th , 2010.
2pm-3pm
String/Gravity Theory Seminar
“Calabi-Yau metrics for dummies”
Matthew Headrick, Brandeis University
Location: 6c-442, Cosman Seminar Room, Center for Theoretical Physics
For more information: Joyce Berggren  617 253-4827 jib@mit.edu
http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/

Thursday, March 18th , 2010.
4pm-5pm
Organic Chemistry Seminar
“Strategies and Tactics Inspired by Complex Natural Products”
Richmond Sarpond, University of California, Berkeley
Location: MIT Building 6-120
For more information: Tyler 617-253-1879

Thursday, March 18th , 2010.
4:15 PM
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
“Exploring New Frontiers of Quantum Optical Science”
Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University
Location: MIT Building 10, Room 250 http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html 

Thursday March 18th, 2010.
5pm-7pm
“Government Transparency and Collaborative Journalism
Linda Fantin, director of public insight journalism at Minnesota Public Radio, Ellen Miller, executive director of the Washington-based Sunlight Foundation. Moderated by Chris Csikszentmihalyi, director of the MIT Center for Future Civic Media.
Location: MIT Building 32-155
http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/

Thursday March 18th, 2010.
6pm-8pm
“Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy. Author Talk and Gallery Social with Melissa Milgrom”
Author Melissa Milgrom
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA
Free for Members, $20 for non-members. Advance reservation required. RSVP to members@oeb.harvard.edu or 617-496-6972
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

Thursday March 18th, 2010.
6pm-7.30m
The Longwood Seminars 2010
“Body Building: When Engineering Meets Medicine”
Donald Ingber, Jeffrey Karp, John Parrish
Location: The Joseph B Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA 02115
For More Information: longwood_seminars@hms.harvard.edu
Reservations Recommended on 617-432-3038
http://hms.harvard.edu/public/longwood/

Thursday, March 18th, 2010.
7:30 pm
Monthly Observatory Night
“Searching for Planets with Kepler”
Andrea Dupree, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge MA
For more information: 617-495-7461 pubaffairs@cfa.harvard.edu
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html 

Sunday March 21st, 2010.
2pm
“Zombie Insects and Disgusted Humans: How Parasites Affect Behavior “
David Hughes
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

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