Calendar for Monday September 13th to Sunday September 20th, 2010.

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Alternative Planet Formation Scenarios”
Robert Kurucz, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Location: Pratt Conference Room, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Well What About the Children: Best Interests Reasoning, The New Eugenics, and the Regulation of Reproduction”
Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School
Location: STS Circle, Suite 100, Room 106, 124 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge MA.

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Chemical Biology Approaches to Cancer”
Gregory Verdine, Harvard
Location: Building C, Cannon Room, Harvard Medical School{A1538D12-0188-49C6-A0CA-2A031C2183E0}

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“What would we eat if we knew more: The implications of a large-scale change in nutrition labeling”
Jason Abaluck of MIT
Location: MIT Building E51 Room 151

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Turning the World Upside-Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century:
Nigel Crisp, former chief executive of the NHS and permanent secretary of the UK Department of Health
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room G2, 677 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston.

Monday, September 13th, 2010.
“Black Holes-The Harmonic Oscillators of the 21’st Century”
Andrew Strominger, Harvard University
Location: Harvard University Department of Physics, Jefferson 250.

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Fascination with Nanocarbons”
C.N.R. Rao
Location: MIT Building 6 Room 120

Monday September 13th, 2010.
“Sous-vide Cooking: A State of Matter”
Juan Roca, El Celler de Can Roca
Location:  Harvard Science Center D, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge MA.

Tuesday September 14th, 2010.
“They’re Watching You: Metrics and Public Databases”
Gary Goldsmith, Medical Informatics, Mount Auburn Hospital
Location: Mount Auburn Hospital, Mount Auburn St, Parsons 1, Ob/Gyn Conference Room{6D9CBC37-789E-4D6E-AA74-C61A36842DC4}

Tuesday September 14th, 2010.
“Children Who Choose Not To Eat Meat”
Paul Harris, professor of Education
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Elliot Lyman, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010.
“Eternal inflation predicts that time will end”
Ben Freivogel, MIT-CTP
Location: MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT Building 6c Room 442 (Cosman Seminar Room)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010.
“Chiral Self-Assembly”
Zvonimir Dogic, Brandeis University.
Location: Brandeis University, Abelson 131
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010.
“Genes from Neanderthal to now”
David Reich, geneticist and Professor at Harvard Medical School
Location: MIT Building E19, Room 623, Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room

Tuesday September 14th, 2010.
“Language and Cognition”
Leonid Perlovsky, Principal Research Physicist and Technical Advisor, Air Force Research Lab, Hanscom AFB
Location: Olin College of Engineering, Olin Way, Needham MA 02492
Wednesday September 15th, 2010.
“Transcription Factor Protein Evolution and the Origin of Evolutionary Novelties”
Gunter Wagner, Yale University
Location: Main Lecture Hall, BioLabs Building, Harvard University, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA.

Wednesday September 15th, 2010
“Super-Earths and Life: A Fascinating Puzzle”
Lisa Kaltenegger, Harvard/CFA
Location: Haller Hall (Room 102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St

Thursday September 16th, 2010
“A New Paradigm for GTPase Regulation of Co-Translational Protein Transport”
Shu-ou Shan
Location: Northwest Building, B103, 53 Oxford St, Cambridge MA.

Thursday September 16th, 2010.
“The functional architecture of face processing in the primate brain”
Leslie Ungerleider, Neurocircuitry section, Lab of Brain and Cognition, NIMH
Location: MIT Building 46, Room 3002 (The Singleton Auditorium)

Thursday September 16th, 2010.
“The Genome and other surprises “
Victor McElheny, Founding Director, Knight Science Journalism Program
Location: MIT Building E19, Room 623, Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room

Thursday September 16th, 2010.
“Challenges and opportunities in applying computational and synthetic biology to preventing disease and creating new materials”
George Church, Harvard Medical School
Location: Broad Institute Auditorium, MIT Building NE-30

Thursday September 16th, 2010.
“Climate Wars: The fight for Survival as the World Overheats”
Gwynne Dyer, journalist and historian
Location:  Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA

Thursday September 16th, 2010.
“ Beyond UFOs: The Search for ET Life and its Astonishing Implications for our Future”
Jeffrey Bennett
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge.

Friday September 17th, 2010.
“The Shape of Inner Space:  String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions”
Shing-Tung Yau, mathematician at Harvard University, and Steve Nadis, contributing editor to Astronomy Magazine
Location: Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA,

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