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Week of September 21 - September 27

Monday, September 22, 1997
Monday, September 22, 1997, 2:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday Research Seminar
CTP Seminar Room, Building 6 - Third Floor
"Science As a Means of Achieving Peace
(The Case of the Middle East"
Sergio Fubini
University of Torino

Monday, September 22, 1997, 4:30 p.m.
Harvard University
Department of Physics Colloquium
Jefferson 250
"Pressing for Metallic Hydrogen:  Hydrogen at Megabar Pressures"
Isaac Silvera
Harvard University
Tea in Jefferson 461 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 22, 1997, 4:30 p.m.
Brown University
Department of Physics Colloquium
B&H, Room 168
"To be announced"
Professor Hank Sobel
University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 
  No Scheduled Events for Today
Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Wednesday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Department of Physics Colloquium
Olney 428
"Entangled Photons:  Application to Microscopy 
and Spectroscopy"
Professor Malvin Teich
Boston University
Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.
Harvard University/Center for Astrophysics
Joint  Atomic Physics Seminar
Jefferson Laboratory, Room 356
"Inelastic Electron-Molecule Collisions:  
>From eV to sub-meV Range"
Professor Ilya Fabrikant
University of Nebraska
Tea will be served at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 1997 

Thursday, September 25, 1997, 12:00 noon
Harvard University
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar
Pierce 100F
"Surprises in a Model of Localization:
>From Multifractality to Random Directed Polymers"
Dr. Christopher Mudry
Harvard University

Thursday, September 25, 1997, 3:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Duality Seminar
Jefferson 356
"Exact Solutions for the Hypermultiplet Low-Energy 
Effective Action:
Professor Sergei Ketov
University of Hannover

Thursday, September 25, 1997, 4:15 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics Colloquium
MIT Room 10-250
"Parity Violation in Atomic Cesium:  Atomic, Particle 
and Nuclear Physics on the Same Table"
Carl Wieman
University of Colorado
Refreshments will be served in MIT Room 26-110 at 3:45 p.m.

Friday, September 26, 1997

Friday, September 26, 1997, 12:30 p.m.
Tufts University
Friday Lunchtime Cosmology Seminar
Robinson Hall, Room 258
"Renormalizing into the Mixed Phase"
Dr. Janos Polonyi
University of Strasbourg

Friday, September 26, 1997, 4:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Condensed Matter Seminar
Pierce Hall, Room 209
"Microstructured Copolymer Thin Films for Advanced Technology"  
Professor Ned Thomas
M.I.T. - Dept. of Material Science & Engineering
Refreshments will be served following in the Brooks Room 

Friday, September 26, 1997, 4:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
LNS Colloquium
Kolker Room, 26-414
"Low Energy Antiprotons and Experimental Tests 
of Symmetry Principles"
Gerry Smith
Pennsylvania State University
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 in Room 26-414.

Friday, September 26, 1997   
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marlar Lounge  37-252
70 Vassar St.                              
Cambridge, Mass  

Symposium on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave 
Observatory  (LIGO)                  
Project description, status and research opportunities 
The purpose of the symposium is to introduce the greater Boston 
scientific community to the LIGO project, a joint Caltech and MIT 
project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. LIGO is in 
the final stages of an intensive construction program and will be 
making the first searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational 
radiation in the year 2001. The project affords research opportunities 
in the original searches, in the subsequent development of improved 
detectors as well as in data analysis.  
1:30PM      	Introduction and welcome
		C. Canizares                   
1:45PM      	Overview of the Project                   
		R. Weiss
2:10PM      	The initial LIGO detector
		M. Zucker   
2:40PM      	Astrophysical Sources                   
		M. VanPutten
3:10PM      	Source detection and data analysis
		P. Fritschel                   
3:40PM      	Major research directions to improve the detector         
		D. Shoemaker   
4:15PM      	Refreshments


Deadline for the September 28-October 4 Issue is:
Monday, September 22, 1997 at 11:00 a.m.

Joan Drane
Boston College