Calendar for Monday April 26th to Sunday May 2nd 2010.

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

Monday April 26th, 2010.
12pm-1pm
“Lunch with a Laureate”
Robert C. Merton, Harvard Business School
Location: MIT Building N51, the MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html

Monday April 26th, 2010.
12.30-1.30pm
“Population Dynamics of Zoonotic Pathogens: Leptospirosis, Monkeypox, and Beyond”
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, Assistant Professor and De Logi Chair in Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room 907, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston.
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/section/calendar/gazette-calendar/#/?i=3

Monday April 26th, 2010.
2pm
“SUSY without Prejudice at the LHC”
James S Gainer, Argonne National Laboratory / Northwestern University
Location: MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar Room, MIT Building 6C-442.
http://ctp.lns.mit.edu/seminars/seminars_NP.html

Monday April 26th, 2010.
4pm
“Hidden Light Dark Matter in Neutrino Detectors”
Jennifer Kile, Brookhaven National Lab
Location: Northeastern University, 110 Forsyth St, 114 Dana Research Center, Boston MA.
http://www.physics.neu.edu/feeds/MoreEvents.php  

Monday April 26th, 2010.
4.15pm
“Applied String Theory for the Impatient”
Steven Gubser, Princeton University
Location: Jefferson 250, Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 02138.
http://www.physics.harvard.edu

Monday April 26th, 2010.
5.30-7.30pm
“Standing Up for Science: A Discussion on Science and the Media”
Dr Christophe Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr Orla Smith, Editor of Cell’s Leading Edge, Alice Tuff, Development Manager, Sense About Science
Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Register with Julia Wilson on jwilson@senseaboutscience.org
http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/node/3210

Monday April 26th, 2010.
6pm
Café Sci Boston
“The Large Hadron Collider”
George Stephans
Location: Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://www.sciencecafes.org/event_pages/Boston1.html

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
12pm-1pm
“Lunch with a Laureate”
H. Robert Horvitz, MIT
Location: MIT Building N51, the MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
2.30pm
“Lumps and Bumps in the Early Universe”
Mustafa Amin
Location: MIT Building 6C- 442 Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room
http://www-ctp.mit.edu/cosmo.html

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
3.30pm
“How Social Experience Gets Under the Skin: Affective Neuroscience Approaches to Understanding Children Facing Adversity”
Seth D. Pollak
Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard.
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/topics/learning_opportunities/distinguished_scholars_lecture_series/

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
4pm
“Pushing Einstein’s Boundaries: Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology”
Mark Trodden, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Marlar Lounge, MIT Building 37-252, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
http://web.mit.edu/astrophysics/colloq.html

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
5.30-7pm
“Privacy Reconsidered in an Age of Facebook”
Betsy Masiello, Policy Analyst, Google Public Policy Team, Flourish Klink, Graduate Student, MIT Comparative Media Studies, Jesse Sowell, Graduate Student, MIT Engineering Systems Division, Hal Abelson, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, MIT, Moderator: Robert Ellis Smith, Publisher, Privacy Journal
Location: MIT Building E15-674
Register at https://secure.aclu.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=107861
http://web.mit.edu/tac/upcoming/index.html#IDN10

Tuesday April 27th, 2010
6pm
Café Sci Boston
“Taste and Emotion”
Don Katz, MIT
Location: Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://www.sciencecafes.org/event_pages/Boston1.html

Tuesday April 27th, 2010.
6pm
“A New Global Security System: Towards a World Free from Nuclear Weapons”
Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (1997-09); Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2005)
Location: JFK Jr Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA
Reserve space on (617) 495-1115.
http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Events-Meetings/JFK-Jr.-Forum-Calendar/FORUM-The-2010-Corliss-Lamont-Lecture-by-Mohamed-ElBaradei

Wednesday April 28th, 2010.
12pm-1pm
“Lunch with a Laureate”
Jack Szostak, Harvard Medical School and MGH
Location: MIT Building N51, the MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html#wednesdayapril28

Wednesday April 28th, 2010.
3pm
“Should Google Stay in China?”
Edward Steinfeld, Associate Professor of Political Science, Moderator David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, CSAIL, Yasheng Huang, China Program Professor in International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Craig Simons, Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Xiaojian Zhao, Knight Science Journalism Fellow
Location: MIT Wong Auditorium, Building E51, Cambridge MA.
RSVP Jen Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu
http://web.mit.edu/press/2010/alert-google

Wednesday April 28th, 2010.
6pm
“Anthill”
E.O. Wilson
Location: Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge MA 02138.
Tickets $5, buy in advance at
http://www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=2516

Wednesday April 28th, 2010.
6pm
“Defining an Environmental Vocabulary, New Directions in Ecoplanning”
Jane Wolff, Director of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Toronto
Location:  Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures-classes-events/new-directions-10.html

Wednesday April 28th, 2010.
6pm
“How the Hippies Saved Physics”
David Kaiser
Location: MIT Building N51, The MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html

Thursday April 28th, 2010
12pm-1pm
“Lunch with a Laureate”
Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment and Harvard Medical School
Location: MIT Building N51, the MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html  

Thursday April 29th, 2010.
5-7pm
Exhibition Opening
“Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology”
Location: Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/

Thursday April 29th, 2010.
8-10pm
“Sidewalk Astronomy”
Location: Cambridge City Hall, 795 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://www.bostonastronomy.net/

Friday April 30th, 2010.
9.30am-4pm
“Unruly Democracy: Science Blogs and the Public Sphere”
Henry Donahue (Discover), Francesca Grifo (Union of Concerned Scientists), “Dr. Isis” (ScienceBlogs), Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School), Thomas Levenson (MIT), and Chris Mooney (MIT and Discover)
Location: Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138.
Register with Shana_Rabinowich@hks.harvard.edu
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/sts/events/workshops/unrulydemocracy.html

Friday April 30th, 2010.
12-1pm
“Lunch with a Laureate”
Richard Schrock, MIT
Location: MIT Building N51, The MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html

Friday April 30th, 2010.
6.30pm
“The Science of Cheese”
Location: MIT Building N51, The MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139.
Register at scitacular@gmail.com

Saturday May 1st, 2010.
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm
“Ig Nobel Readings” at the respective times above “How Animals Behave”, “How People Behave”, “Things & Inventions”, “Boys Will Be Boys”
Location: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge MA.
http://improbable.com/2010/04/07/may-1-%E2%80%94-day-of-ig-nobel-readings/

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