Calendar for Monday October 18th to Sunday October 24th, 2010.

Monday October 18th, 2010.
12pm
“Synthetic Biology: from modules to systems”
Laura McGann
Location: 90 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston MA
http://www.whitehead.mit.edu/cgi-bin/view/webevent.cgi?cmd=calmonth;token=guest.0df693a7e26b99da73fccddc72e02a3b;y=2010;d=1;m=10

Monday October 18th, 2010.
12.15pm
“ExtrACT: Studying Chemicals and Corporations through STS in Practice”
Sara Wylie of MIT
Location: 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 100, Room 106, Cambridge MA
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/sts/events/sts_circle/

Monday, October 18th, 2010.
12pm
“Navigational Mechanisms of Migrating Monarch Butterflies.”
Steve Reppert
Location: Center for Brain Science, Northwest Building 353, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge.
http://cbs.fas.harvard.edu/resources/activities/[field_speaker-title]-navigational-mechanisms-migrating-monarch-butterflies-0

Monday, October 18th , 2010.
4pm
“Particle Physics and the LHC: A Tale of Three Universes”
Markus Luty of University of California, Davis.
Location: MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Building 26-414, Kolker Room
http://www-lns.mit.edu/seminars/nppc.html

Monday, October 18, 2010
4.15pm
“Accelerating Universes and the Emerging Landscape in String Theory”
Sandip Trivedi, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
Location: Harvard University, Jefferson 250
http://www.physics.harvard.edu

Monday, October 18th, 2010.
5pm
“Biodiversity, Ecology & Global Change.”
Brian Enquist of Harvard
Location: Biolabs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave
http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/2010-10-18/biodiversity-ecology-global-change-brian-enquist

Monday, October 18th, 2010.
7pm
“Second Skin Bio-Suit”
Dava Newman of MIT
Location: Bartos Theater, Weisner Bldg (E15), Lower Level, 20 Ames St.
http://visualarts.mit.edu/about/lecture.html

Monday October 18th, 2010.
7pm
“Emulsions: Concept of Stabilizing Oil and Water”
Nandu Jubany (Can Jubany)
Location: Science Center D, One Oxford St, Cambridge MA.
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

Tuesday, October 19, 2010.
9am to 5pm
Einstein Fellows on X-ray related topics such as black holes, X-ray binaries, supernovae, star clusters, AGN, and galaxy clusters.
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St. Cambridge, MA.
http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2010.html

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
12pm
“Unexpected Results from the LHC”
Wei Li of MIT
Location: MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Building 26-414, Kolker Room
http://www2.lns.mit.edu/seminars/lunchtime.html#Current

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010.
12:30pm
“Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia.”
Joseph Reagle.
Location: Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor.
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/10/reagle

Tuesday October 19th, 2010.
3pm
“Sea Level Rise”
Stefan Rahmstorf, Book Author and Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam University
Location: Haller Hall, Geo Museum 201, 24 October St, Cambridge MA
http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/2010-10-19/sea-level-rise

Tuesday October 19th, 2010.
4pm
“Host Factors Regulating Papillomavirus Genome Replication”
Jacques Archambault, Institute de recherches cliniques de Montreal
Location: Jaharis Auditorium, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA.
http://www.whitehead.mit.edu/cgi-bin/view/webevent.cgi?cmd=calmonth;token=guest.0df693a7e26b99da73fccddc72e02a3b;y=2010;d=1;m=10

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010.
4pm
“Marvels of Bacterial Behavior.”
Howard Berg of Harvard:
Location: Boston University Metcalf Science Building 107
http://physics.bu.edu/events/show/662

Tuesday October 19th, 2010.
7pm
“Origin, Evolution and Significance of Photosynthesis.”   Tanja Bosak and Alexander Petroff
Location: Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont MA.
http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/?page_id=944

Tuesday October 19th, 2010.
7pm
“Horseshoe Crab Behavior.”
Wan-Jean Lee.
Location: New England Aquarium, Harborside Learning lab, One Central Wharf, Boston MA.
http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
12pm
“New Concepts in Termite-Inspired Design.”
Jeffrey S. Turner of SUNY-ESF
Location: Harvard University Maxwell Dworkin G-135
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/calendars/biotechnology/new-concepts-in-termite-inspired-design/view

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
1pm
“Improving the Quality of HealthCare with Robotics.”
Colin Angle of iRobot, Stefan Bircher of Hocoma, Howard Choset of Cardiorobotics
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington St, Boston MA.
http://www.masstlc.org/summit/robohealth.html

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
2.30pm
“The Carbon New Age” 2010 Physics Nobel Seminar
Antonio H. Castro Neto of Boston University
Location: Northeastern University, 346 Huntington Avenue, 342 Curry Student Center
http://www.physics.neu.edu/feeds/MoreEvents.php

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
4pm
“Polygyny and Violence.”
Rose McDermott
Location: Harvard’s Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard.
http://www.radcliffe.edu/events/calendar.aspx

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
4pm
“Exploring Environments for Life around Saturn.”
Carolyn Porco, Space Science Institute, Boulder Colorado
Location: Harvard Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford St., 3rd Floor, Seminar Room
http://origins.harvard.edu/OriginsForum.html

Wednesday October 20th, 2010.
“Pain at the Pump: The Effect of Gas Prices on New and Used Automobile Markets”
Meghan Busse, Northwestern University, Christopher Knittel, UCD and Florian Zettelmeyer, Northwestern University
Location: Room L-382, 79 JFK Street, MA 02138
http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k73011

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
6pm
“Hardware Hacking: Atomic Clock Building.”
Federico Lucifredi, Product Manager, Novell.
Location: MIT Building E51 – 325
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2010-oct

Wednesday October 20th, 2010.
6pm
“Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding: Implications for Drug Discovery for Autism Spectrum Disorders”
Larry Young, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University
Location: MIT Building 46 Email lmavros@mit.edu to register
http://autism.mit.edu/colloquia

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
7pm
“The Laser Turns 50: A Brief History and New Frontiers.”
Location: Harvard Medical School, Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA.
https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/
Wednesday October 20th, 2010.
7pm
“Interpreting the non-coding human genome using chromatin and regulator dynamics in multiple cell types”
Manolis Kellis of MIT
Location: MIT Building NE-30, Broad Institute Auditorium
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=11829486&date=2010/10/18

Thursday, October 21st, 2010.
8.15am to 4.50pm
Picower Symposium on “Molecules, Circuits, and Cognition.” Reg. required.
Location: MIT Building 46, Rooms 3002 and 3310.
http://web.mit.edu/picower/events/symposium.html

Thursday, October 21st, 2010.
4pm
“Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling.”
Natasha Schull of MIT
Location: MIT Building E19-623 (Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room)
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/seminars/current.html

Thursday, October 21st, 2010.
4pm
“Neural Plasticity and Neuronal Diversity in the Adult Brain.”
Fred H. Gage
Location: Harvard Medical School Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA.
http://neuro.med.harvard.edu/resources/lefler/symposium.html

Thursday, October 21st, 2010.
4pm
“Why Harvard Needs to Lead a Redefinition of Science Education.”
Bruce Alberts of UCSF and Science magazine
Location: Harvard’s Sever Hall, Harvard Yard
http://golgi.harvard.edu/newsevents/calendar/Event.asp?ID=2856

Thursday, October 21st, 2010.
4.15p
“The Large Hadron Collider: Early Research Results, Research Plans and Priorities, and New Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Science Education.”
Homer Neal, University of Michigan
Location: MIT Building 10-250
http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html
Thursday October 21st, 2010.
5.30pm
“East Meets West: A Traditional Medicines + Modern Systems Biology Lecture Series”
Shiva Ayyadurai, International Center for Integrative Systems
Location: MIT Building 66-168
http://www.vashiva.com/vashiva/scientist/

Thursday October 21st, 2010.
6pm
“Corresponding Naturalists: Asa Gray, Charles Darwin, and the Making of American Botany.”
Janet Browne
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

Thursday October 21st, 2010.
7:30pm
“How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?”
Avi Loeb.
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge MA.
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html

Friday October 22nd, 2010.
1pm
JBL Symposium “Stress response in radiobiology, cancer and aging”
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Snyder Auditorium G1, Sebastien Kresge Building, 677 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston MA
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/jbl-center/jbl-symposium/

Friday October 22nd, 2010.
1.45pm
“Host-pathogen interactions: A Biochemist’s Approach to immunology”
Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute
Location: Gottlieb Conference Room L-804, Instructional Building, Boston University Medical Campus.
http://www.whitehead.mit.edu/cgi-bin/view/webevent.cgi?cmd=calmonth;token=guest.0df693a7e26b99da73fccddc72e02a3b;y=2010;d=1;m=10

Friday October 22nd, 2010.
6pm
“Gandhian Engineering”
Michael Mazgaonkar, Mozda Collective, India
Location: MIT Building 4-231
http://www.aidboston.org/events/MichaelBostonTalk2010/index.htm

Saturday, October 23rd  2010.
8am
JBL Symposium “Stress response in radiobiology, cancer and aging”
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Snyder Auditorium G1, Sebastien Kresge Building, 677 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston MA http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/jbl-center/jbl-symposium/

Saturday October 23rd, 2010.
2pm
“Through the Looking Glass of Conservation”
Francesca Brewer, research curator.
Location: Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138
http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/detail.dot?id=31440

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