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Undergraduate Advising and Research
Parker House, HB 6201
Hanover, NH
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2012 Symposium Schedule (updated September 26)

Thursday, September 27:

2 PM Prof. Stephon Alexander meets with interested students to discuss Symposium activities and opportunities
Rockefeller 1930 Room

5 PM Opening Keynote Address: "SUSY and the Lords of the Ring"
Sylvester James (Jim) Gates, Jr., John S. Toll Professor of Physics & Director
of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland,
Member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Oopik Auditorium, Room 100 - 1978 Life Sciences Center

7 PM Dinner with speakers and select Dartmouth Faculty (by invitation only)

Friday, September 28:

8:45 AM Morning Keynote Address: "Vesicle Transport in Nerve Cells"
George M. Langford, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Cell Biology
and Neuroscience at Syracuse University; first E. E. Just Professor and Director of E. E. Just
Program at Dartmouth College

Wilder 104

10:00 AM "String Theory and the Very Early Universe"
Robert Brandenberger, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Physics at McGill University
Haldeman 41 - Kreindler Conference Hall

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 AM "Is Strongly Correlated Electron Matter Full of Unparticles?"
Phillip Phillips, Professor of Physics and Bliss Faculty Scholar at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Haldeman 41 - Kreindler Conference Hall

12 PM "Time and the Evolution of Laws of Nature"
Lee Smolin, Founding Member and Theoretical Physicist at the Perimeter Institute
Haldeman 41 - Kreindler Conference Hall

12:45 PM Lunch Break

2 PM Afternoon Keynote Address:  "Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Inflation: New Physics or 21st Century Phlogiston"
David Spergel, Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1987 Foundation and
Chair, Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University

Wilder 104

3 PM Coffee Break

3:30 PM "Making Something out of Nothing: The Journey in Establishing a New Operation for Children with a Rare Cancer"
Andrea Hayes Jordan, M.D., Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor
of Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
Gary King, Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University
Kemeny 105

4:15 PM "Development, Evolution and Why We Do Science"
Kristen Hawkes, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah
Kemeny 105

5 PM Break

6 PM  Reception for speakers and invited guests (by invitation only)

Saturday, September 29

10 AM "Symmetry in Mathematics and Quantum Physics"
Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley
Wilder 104

10:45 AM "The Future of Science and Technology"
Jaron Lanier, Computer Scientist, Composer and Inventor
Duane Valz, Esq., member of the Patent Team at GOOGLE, Inc.
Wilder 104

11:30 AM "The Early Universe: Is it Time to Cut the Bullshit?"
Joao Magueijo, Professor in Theoretical Physics at the Imperial College, London
Wilder 104

12:15 PM "The Origin of Life"
Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Wilder 104

Last Updated: 9/25/12