Calendar for Monday March 29th to Sunday April 4th 2010.

Send event suggestions to nesciencewriterscalendar@gmail.com by Wednesday  for events occurring the following week.

Monday, March 29th, 2010.
12:30pm
Boston University Particles and Fields Seminar
“Observing the Dimensionality of our Parent Vacuum”
Surjeet Rajendran
MIT
Location: 3 Cummington St., Room 595, Boston MA

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010.
12pm
“Have I Got a Story for You: How New Media Is Changing the Way We Talk about Public Policy.”
Neal Baer, executive producer, NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Location: Fifth floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA.
For more information: 617-495-1329
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/presspol/news_events/calendar.html

Tuesday March 30th, 2010
12.30pm
“The Values of Technology”
Michael Slaby, Chief Technology Strategist for TomorrowVentures, formerly Chief Technology Officer for Obama for America
Location: Berkman Center for Internet and Society, 23 Everett Street, 2nd floor, Cambridge MA
For more information and to RSVP: rsvp@cyber.law.harvard.edu  http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/03/slaby

Tuesday March 30th, 2010.
4pm
Knight seminar
“Nanotechnology and drug delivery”
Robert Langer, MIT institute professor, chemical engineering
Location: MIT Building E19-623
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/seminars/current.html

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010.
6pm-7.30pm
“What should we humans do about climate change?”
Thomas Malone and Robert Laubacher, MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence
Location: N51, MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA02139
For more information: Josie Patterson 617-253-5927
museum@mit.edu
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/calendar.html#climate

Wednesday March 31st, 2010.
1-2.30pm
“Techno-Optimism or Pessimism: ‘Fixing’ the Planet’s Climate Problems.”
Bryan Walsh, Time magazine; Jeff Goodell, The New York Times Magazine.
Location: Bell Hall, Belfer 5th floor, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA
For more information: 617-495-1329
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/presspol/news_events/calendar.html

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
4pm
Boston College Physics Colloquium
“Superconductors: Old and New”
Prof. Bob Birgeneau of the University of California, Berkeley
Location: Higgins Hall, Room 310, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA.
http://www.physics.bc.edu/Deptsite/seminars_new/index.shtml

Wednesday March 31st, 2010.
7pm
“From Orchids to Octopi: an evolutionary love story” Opening Night
Location: Central Square Theater, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA02139
http://centralsquaretheater.org/season/09-10/orchidsoctopi.html

Thursday April 1st, 2010.
12pm
“Current and future regulation of stem cell research”
Brock Reeve, Executive Direct of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) M. William Lensch researcher and faculty member of HSCI Pearl O’Rourke Director of Human Research Affairs at Partners HealthCare System Patrick Taylor General Counsel of Children’s Hospital Boston
Location: Pound Hall, Room 332, Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138 http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/node/3050

Thursday April 1st, 2010.
4pm
Knight seminar
“Dancing with the stars: fusion energy”
Abhay Ram, principal research scientist at MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Location: MIT Building E19-623
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/seminars/current.html

Thursday April 1st, 2010.
4pm
Radcliffe Institute Dean’s Lecture Series
“At Saturn: Tripping the Light Fantastic”
Carolyn Porco, director of flight operations and Cassini Imaging Team leader, Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS), Space Science Institute
Location: Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
For more information: 617-495-8600
www.radcliffe.edu

Thursday, April 1st, 2010.
5pm
Science and Democracy with Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy, author of “The God of Small Things” (Booker Prize, 1997)
Location: Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
For more information: 617-495-8883 lisa_matthews@harvard.edu
http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/2010-04-01/science-and-democracy-arundhati-roy

Thursday, April 1st, 2010.
5-7 pm
“The Gutenberg Parenthesis: Oral Tradition and Digital Technologies
Thomas Pettitt, University of Southern Denmark
Respondent: Peter Donaldson, MIT
Moderator: James Paradis, MIT
Location: MIT Building 3-270
http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/

Thursday, April 1st, 2010.
6.30-8.30pm
Goldstein Lecture in Architecture, Engineering, and Science
“Sustainable Energy–without the hot air”
David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK.
Location: MIT Building 34-101
For more information: 617-253-7791
http://architecture.mit.edu/architecture-lecture-series.html

Friday April 2nd, 2010.
4pm-5pm
“Stem cells, Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming”
Rudolph Jaenisch
Location: MIT Building 46-2005
For more information: Troy Littleton troy@mit.edu
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=11605969&date=2010/03/29

Friday April 2nd, 2010.
4pm
“The Future of Energy”
David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK
Location: Northwest Labs B103
For more information: 617-495-8883 lisa_matthews@harvard.edu
http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/future/video

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