Calendar for Monday September 27th to Sunday October 3rd, 2010.

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Monday, September 27th , 2010.
12:30 PM
“Discovering New Physics at the LHC with Jets and Jet Substructure”
David Krohn, Harvard University
Boston University, 3 Cummington St., Room 595

Monday September 27th, 2010.
“Olive oil and viscosity”
Carles Tejedor (Via Veneto)
Location: Science Center D, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge MA.

Monday September 27th, 2010.
“Peeling Away: How Some Online Newsrooms Are Pulling Away from the Pack” Panel Discussion
Matthew Carroll
Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd.

Monday September 27th, 2010.
Nerdnite “Computational Couture: Clothing for the Techy Fashionista”; “Pigeons: The surprising story of the birds you love to hate”; “Tricks of the Trade: Using Your Stuff Better”
Ada Bernstein, Courtney Humphries, Tim Lillis
Location: Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

Tuesday September 28th, 2010.
“The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: What Happened? Where do we go from here?”
Maria Zuber; Eric Adams; Liz Kujawinski; Alex Slocum; Jerry Milgram; Amy Glasmeier; Wyman Briggs; Earthea Nance; James Dien Bui ; Andrew Whittle; Nancy Leveson; Roland Pellenq; Kim Vandiver
Location: MIT building E14, 6th floor

Tuesday September 28th, 2010.
“I’m in the database, but nobody knows”
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Location: Berkman Center, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor.

Tuesday September 28th, 2010.
“Exploring stem cell biology and regenerative medicine”
Howard Green
Location: Harvard Medical School, Joseph B Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA

Tuesday September 28th, 2010
‘Stem cells, reprogramming and personalized medicine: promise, problems, reality.”
Rudolph Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute
Location: MIT Building 10-250 Huntingdon Hall

Tuesday September 28th, 2010.
“Moving the mind’s eye”
John Assad, neurobiologist, Harvard Medical School
Location: Building 75, 1st Floor Conference Room, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Suite 2301,Charlestown MA02129.

Tuesday September 29th, 2010.
Aesthetics and Astronomy Focus Group
Jeffrey Smith and Lisa Smith of University of Otago, New Zealand and Randall Smith (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Location: Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA02139.

Tuesday September 29th, 2010.
“Darwin and the Naturalization of Human Nature”
James Paradis, Interim Director of Comparative Media Studies at MIT
Location: MIT Building E19-623 (Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room)

Tuesday September 29th, 2010.
“How to live safely in a science fictional universe”
Charles Yu
Location: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline MA.

Tuesday September 29th, 2010.
“Dark Matter in the Universe”
Peter Fisher, MIT
Location: Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave, Belmont MA.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
2:30 pm
“Eternal Inflation predicts that time will end”
Ben Freivogel – MIT
Brown University HET Seminar – Barus & Holley Building, Room 555

Wednesday September 29th, 2010.
“ARPA-E: addressing the Sputniks of our generation”
Arun Majumdar, Director, ARPA-E
Location: Boston University Photonics Center 206, 8 St Mary’s St.
Please Register

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010.
6:00 pm
“Persuasion in a Climate of Uncertainty”
Panel discussion with Sheila Jasanoff, James J. McCarthy,
and Bruce Gellerman.  Moderated by Allan Brandt
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

Thursday September 30th, 2010.
“The Coolest Exoplanets in the Galaxy via Gravitational Microlensing”
David Bennett
Location: Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138

Thursday September 30th, 2010.
“Planets not our own”
Josh Winn, MIT
Location: MIT Building E19-623 (Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room)

Thursday September 30th, 2010.
“Exploring nanophotonics to tailor the laws of physics”
Marin Soljacic of MIT
Location: MIT Building 10-250

Thursday September 30th, 2010.
“Bots that Mimic Bugs: Flying, Crawling and Squishy Robots”
Location: Armenise Amphitheatre, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115

Thursday September 30th, 2010.
Ig Nobel Ceremony
Location: Sanders Theatre
Tickets from the Harvard Box Office (617-496-2222)

Friday October 1st, 2010.
“Biodiversity: Conserving Through Knowing”
E. O. Wilson and Daniel H. Janzen
Location: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA.

Saturday October 2nd, 2010.
Ig Informal Lectures
Location: MIT Building 10-250

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.
“Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging and Mating”
Science Writer Leslie Brunetta and evolutionary biologist Catherine Craig of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge MA 02138.

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