The Annual MIT Baha'i Association Lecture Series
Brian Aull
Wed, Jan 7-28, 7:30 pm, 24-121.

A series of stimulating sessions relating the teachings of the Baha'i Faith to contemporary issues. Refreshments will be served. Sponsor: MIT Baha'i Association. Contact Brian Aull, Lincoln Laboratory Rm LI-127J, 981-4676,

Can Religion Bring Us Together?
Wed, Jan 7
Can there be peace and harmony in a world with diverse and conflicting religious persuasions?

The Auguste Forel Lecture On Science And Religion
Wed, Jan 14
Can religion and science, faith and reason, be complementary rather than mutually exclusive?

Spirituality And Economics
Wed, Jan 21
How can spiritual values be applied to the creation of prosperity?

Healing Racism: A Workshop And Dialogue
Wed, Jan 28
Come and experience how the Institutes for the Healing of Racism are addressing America's most vital and challenging issue.

Aspects Of CMOS Device Engineering
Marcie Black
Mon-Fri, Jan 26-30, 2-3:30 pm, 34-301. Not for Credit

This course gives an overview of some of the issues that need consideration in current MOS technology. The tradeoffs considered in device design are explored. No registration needed. Sponsor: Prof. Jim Chung. Contact Marcie Black, 864-5650,

Isolation Techniques
Mon, Jan 26
Summary of course. Topics covered - LOCOS and trench Isolation, other isolation technologies.

Transistor Optimization
Tue, Jan 7
Topics covered - Figure of merits in transistors, short channel effects, hot carrier injection, polysilicon depletion, and more.

Nonvolatile Memory Technologies Wed, Jan 28 Topics covered -NVM review, various technology types, one vs. two transistors, tunneling vs. hot carrier injection,....

Shallow Junction Technology
Thu, Jan 29
Topics covered - Tungsten Silicide, Salicide, Titanium salicide, Cobalt salicide, choosing time and temperature of anneals and deposition thickness,....

Metal And Backend Technology
Fri, Jan 30
Overview of current backend technology and types of issues that occur. Time for topics brought up in other sessions.

Athena Minicourses
Gary Dryfoos
Schedule: See accompanying calendar for dates and times. All courses taught at Noon, 7 and 8 pm, 3-343. Limited to 60 people per class.

Each minicourse consists of a short lecture and pertinent examples, including interesting, useful, and even fun things about Athena. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions, and free handouts of all materials will be distributed for your future reference. Fourteen different courses will be offered during IAP. All Minicourses are taught in 3-343. Minicourses are one hour each. Sponsor: Information Systems/Athena. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852

Basic Word Processing (Basic WP)
Elementary text editing with Emacs, sending and receiving electronic mail, and using the Athena printers.

Working on Athena (Working)
Just the basics: files, directories, job control, and more. What every new user should know about Unix, Athena's operating system.

Advanced Word Processing: EZ (EZ)
Prereq: Basic WP. Introduction to EZ, a combination text editor and formatter, with text-editing commands that are similar to Emacs. As a formatter, it is menu-driven and easy to learn, in the popular style of the "What You See Is (pretty much) What You Get" packages.

Advanced Word Processing: LATEX (Latex)
Prereq: Basic WP. An introduction to Latex, a widely-used text formatter, used for converting a text file into an attractive, professional-looking document. It is a powerful and flexible program, with the capability to typeset many foreign characters and very complex mathematical text.

Latex Thesis (Thesis)
Prereq: some Latex experience. Using the Latex text formatter to produce a fully-featured thesis that meets all MIT format requirements.

Introduction To Framemaker (Frame)
FrameMaker is a powerful word-processing and document-preparation package now availalble on Athena.

Framemaker For Your Thesis (Frame Thesis)
Prereq: Intro, Basic WP. Framemaker, with a special template, can be used to produce an MIT thesis that meets all Institute formatting requirements.

Information Resources On Athena (Info)
Prereq: Basic WP. A survey of the communications, help, and other resources available on Athena.

HTML: Making A WWW Hope Page (HTML)
Covers the basic features of the HTML ("Hyper-Text Mark-Up Language") the language of the World-Wide Web, as well as the steps needed to post your own Web page on Athena.

Math Software Overview (MSO)
Prereq: Basic WP. A survey of major mathematics and graphing packages available on Athena.

Matlab (Matlab)
Prereq: Basic WP. An interactive program for scientific and engineering numeric calculation. Applications include: matrix manipulation, digital signal processing, and 3-dimensional graphics.

Xess (Xess)
Prereq: Basic WP. A powerful and easy-to-learn spreadsheet, with a full range of mathematical, statistical, matrix, and string functions. It will be useful for scientific and engineering computations, as well as to general and financial users.

Maple (Maple)
Prereq: Basic WP. A mathematics program that can perform numerical and symbolic calculations, including formal and numerical integration, solving algebraic or transcendental systems and differential equations, and series expansion and matrix manipulation. It also has extensive graphics capabilities.

Serious Emacs (Ser. Emacs)
Prereq: Basic WP, some Emacs experience. The text editor introduced in Basic Word Processing has many useful features not covered in that course. This course is a must for anyone who uses Emacs more than an hour or two each week.

Customization On Athena (Dotfiles)
Prereq: Serious Emacs, some Athena experience. Intended for the intermediate-level Athena user, this course will discuss the Athena login sequence and the user-configuration files (dotfiles) that affect it, as well as changes the user can make to those and other files to customize their working environment.

Better Teaching @ MIT
Jan 6-29, 10:30-Noon.

Do you teach? Do you plan on teaching someday? Do you think teaching at the Institute could be improved? Then check out these ten provocative sessions, led by some of MIT's most creatively energetic educators. Open to all faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff. Contact Mark D¹Avila, x3-9419, 7-133,

Tech's Top Teachers Talk Turkey
Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Steven Pinker, Prof. Margery Resnick Tue, Jan 6, 2-105

Teaching Teamwork Skills
Prof. Deborah Ancona, Dr. Bonnie Burrell, Prof. Clark Colton Thu, Jan 8, 5-234

Learning Through Writing And Speaking
Dr. Lori Breslow, Prof. Arthur Steinberg, Dr. Frederica Steinberg Tue, Jan 13, 5-234

Aha! Turning Students Into Problem Solvers
Dr. Yuri Chernyak Wed, Jan 14, 5-234

Getting Your Message Across: Presentation Skills For The Classroom And Distance Learning
Ms. Elizabeth De Rienzo, Mr. Neal Hartman Thu, Jan 15, 5-234

Active Learning
Prof. Larry Bucciarelli Tue, Jan 20, 5-234

Effective Visual Techniques
Dean Jeff Meldman Thu, Jan 22, 5-234

Never Use A Red Pen And Other Tips For Dealing With Classroom Challenges
Prof. Mark Schuster, Dr. Jane Dunphy, Dean Arnold Henderson Mon, Jan 26, 5-234

Teaching On The Web
Prof. David Wallace Tue, Jan 27, 6-120

How To Speak
Prof. Patrick Winston Thu, Jan 29, 6-120

Biology Department IAP Lectures
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-29, 11 am-Noon unless otherwise indicated, 68-121. Contact Sue Fitzgerald,, or Vernon Ingram,

Cancer & Birth Defects: The Chromosome Connection
Prof. Peter Sorger Mon, Jan 5

The Immune System - How Immune Cells Create Trillions Of Receptors
From A Library Video #1 of Dr. Phillipa Marrack's 1996 Howard Hughes Christmas Lecture. Tue, Jan 6

The Immune System - How The Immune System Detects Invaders
Video #1 of Dr. Phillipa Marrack's 1996 Howard Hughes Christmas Lecture. Wed, Jan 7

The Immune System - How The Host Avoids Friendly Fire
Video #1 of Dr. Phillipa Marrack's 1996 Howard Hughes Christmas Lecture. Thu, Jan 8

The Immune System - Stalking The Elusive Pathogen
Video #1 of Dr. Pillipa Marrack's 1996 Howard Hughes Christmas Lecture. Fri, Jan 9

Neuroengineering: The New Frontier In Science And Engineering
Dr. Chi-Sang Poon Mon, Jan 12

My Seven Months In Nepal: The People, Their Lives And The Himalayas
Prof. Annamaria Torriani Tue, Jan 13, Noon-2 pm. 68-180

The Immortalized Cancer Cell
Dr. Robert Weinberg Wed, Jan 14

How Do Biotech Companies Get Started Anyway?
Dr. Lita Nelsen A panel discussion featuring also a venture capitalist. Thu, Jan 15

Why Have Infectious Agents Emerged In The Era Of Antimicrobial Drug?
Dr. Arnold Weinberg Wed, Jan 21

Biotechnology: From Science To Market
Prof Phillip Sharp Thu, Jan 22, 3:00 pm

The Threat Of Genetic Diseases And How To Deal With Them: Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, etc.
Prof. Vernon Ingram Fri, Jan 23

Senses & Sensitivity - Sensory Transduction: Getting The Message
1997 Howard Hughes Christmas Lecture #1 Mon, Jan 26

Senses & Sensitivity - Science Of Sound: How Hearing Happens
1997 Hughes Christmas lecture #2 Tue, Jan 27

Senses & Sensitivity - The Science Of Sight: Getting The Picture
1997 Hughes Christmas lecture #3 Wed, Jan 28

Senses & Sensitivity - Neural Processing: Making Sense Of Sensory Information
1997 Hughes Christmas lecture #4 Thu, Jan 29

Center For Transportation Series

Heavy Haul Freight Railroads: Pushing The Limits On Line Capacity.
Tue,Thu, Jan 20-29, 3:30-5 pm, TBA. Not for credit.

The four sessions will cover the following topics: Line capacity basics Evolution of heavy haul operations for coal and grain Modeling rail line capacity Advanced train control systems

Contact Carl Martland,

Hot Topics In Transportation
Prof. Joseph Sussman Mon-Fri, Jan 19-23, 2-4:00 pm, 1-375.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): One Decade Old ~ Where Do We Go From Here? The ITS program in the U.S. is ten years old, as measured from the formation of Mobility 2000, the precursor of ITS America. The ITS technologies, aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of surface transportation, have the potential for profound implications on the U.S. transportation systems. This series of seminars will explore the progress that has been made and consider what the future may hold as ITS enters its adolescence. Cosponsor: CEE Department. Contact Prof. Joe Sussman, 1-163, x3-4430,

Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting
Dates TBA

This is for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in the 1998 Annual Meeting of TRB to be held in Washington DC, Jan 11-15. There will be a pre-conference meeting to prepare a strategy for obtaining the maximum amount of information from the meeting, and two post-trip meetings in which attendees will summarize what they have learned. Sponsor: Center for Transportation Studies. Contact Nancy Martin, x3-5320,

Chinese Culture Series

Chinese Yo-Yo
Frank Liu
Wed, Jan 14-28, 5:00 pm, CSC Library, W20-439. Limited to 10. Not for Credit.

Students will be taught how to use the chinese yo-yo, an ancient chinese toy. Requires no previous experience. Yo-Yo orders will be taken on the first day of class, cost is around $10. Contact Frank Liu,, x5-8720.

Cooking With Annie
Annie Chan, Anita Chung
Tue, Jan 13,20, 2:00 pm, Next House Country Kitchen. Not for Credit.

Students will learn to make authentic Chinese cuisine, from General Gau's chicken to Kung Pao Chicken, Annie and Anita do it all! Contact Annie Chan,, x5-8732.

Norman Tsao
Mon, Jan 5-26, 3:00 pm, CSC library, W20-439.

Learn to make many things as grandmaster Norm teaches the ancient art of paper folding. From cranes to frogs, students will make paper come to life. Contact Norman Tsao,, x5-8715.

Chinese Movie Mini-Series
Frank Liu
Wed, Jan 14-28, 7:00 pm, CSC library, W20-439.

We will be showing Chinese movies such as The Killer and Hardboiled. The setting is informal so just come out and have a great time! Contact Frank Liu,, x5-8720.

Deutsches Film Fest
Nicole Zacharia
Tue,Thu, Jan 8-29, 7:30 pm-Midnight, 3-133.

Join us Tuesday and Thursday nights for films in German with English subtitles. Link to our webpage from Sponsor: MIT German House. Contact Nicole Zacharia, x5-7664.

Das Boot (1981) Wolfgang Peterson. (149 min)
Film before Film Werner Nekes. (83 min)
Thu, Jan 8

Dr. Mabuse, Parts I & II (1922) Fritz Lang. (171/126 min)
Tue, Jan 13

Der Schalachrote Buchstabe (1972) Wim Wenders. (90 min)
Der Himmel uber Berlin (1987) Wim Wenders. (130 min)
Thu, Jan 15

Woyzeck (1979) Werner Herzog. (82 min)
Der Stand der Dinge (1982) Wim Wenders. (120 min)
Tue, Jan 20

Die Blechtrommel (1979) Volker Schloendorff. (142 min)
Thu, Jan 22

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rach (1924) Fritz Lang. (95 min)
Falsche Bewegung (1974) Wim Wenders. (103 min)
Tue, Jan 27

Alles fur Geld (1923) Emil Jannings. (83 min)
Bodo (1989) Gloria Behrens. (102 min)
Thu, Jan 29

Edgerton Center Series
All events sponsored by The Edgerton Center.

Bicycle Frame Design And Construction
Johnny Chang
First meeting Mon, Jan 5, 7:00 pm, 4-402. Jan 5-30, 3 times a week for 2 hours. Preregister by Dec 14. Limited to 5. Not for Credit.

We will be exploring aspects of designing and building road, mountain, and/or recumbent bicycle frames. Areas to be covered include classical design strategies, advanced analyses, innovation in design, construction techniques, and possibly componentry as well. The course will focus on preparations to design and construct bike frames over the spring term (not required). Material will come from books and manuals, guest speakers, and field trips, among other sources. Expect lots of discussion and interaction, and an emphasis on personal initiative. Contact Johnny Chang,, 576-3182.

It's Your Idea - Can You Make It Work
Charles Mazel
Tue, Jan 13, 3:00 pm, 4-402. Not for Credit.

This activity will be an information and planning meeting for the spring seminar SP704, in which you pursue independent research projects of your own creation. Contact Charles Mazel,

Showcase Experiments
Prof. John King
Tue, Jan 20, 2:00 pm, 4-402. Not for Credit.

Showcases containing experiments such as the Kelvin generator and the Feynman sprinkler can be seen in the hall at the Edgerton Center (4-405). With your help and ideas we plan to build many more. We'll discuss the project and a sequel seminar to be offered spring term. Contact Cindy Dernay Tervalon,

Introduction To Electronics (Lab)
Prof. John King, Tony Caloggero
Wed,Thu, Jan 21,22, 2-6:00 pm, 4-409. Not for Credit.

You can get some experience with analog electronics in this eight hour intro, in which you'll work with two common integrated circuits: the 741 operational amplifier and the 555 timer. You'll generate pulses, amplify, filter, differentiate, integrate, etc., and see what you're doing on a CRO. No previous experience beyond 8.02 needed. Contact Tony Caloggero, x3-9782,

Slow Motion Action: Capturing The Whole Image
Charles Mazel
Thu, Jan 15, 2:00 pm, 4-402. Not for Credit.

A good opportunity to catch on camera things that move quicker than the eye. The high speed video camera will allow you to record fast moving objects at one-thousand frames per second. Bring an object of your desire (within reason) and a blank vidoetape to capture your slow motion moments. Contact Charles Mazel,

Introducing The Edgerton Center Student Shop
Schedule TBA. Limited enrollment. Not for Credit.

The new student shop will open in time for IAP. It will provide resources, tools and training to support individual projects for all MIT undergraduate and graduate students. To introduce the shop the Edgerton Center will sponsor a series of training programs on a variety of shop machines. Each short training session will emphasize a different skill, such as using drill presses, lathes, milling machines, band saws and belt sanders. Students may also bring individual projects to work on.

If interested, please contact Cindy Dernay Tervalon, and you will be added to an email list which will be used to announce the time, place and sign-up information for the IAP activities as they become scheduled.

Electronic Art For Theme Parks : Design, Construction And Exhibition
Dr. Paul Dietz
Mon,Wed, 2-4:00 pm, 4-402. Limited to 20. Not for Credit.

The goal is to build the most intriguing electronic exhibits imaginable. Your team does the imagining and the building, we'll supply materials. At the end of the IAP, we will hold a public showing and more. Electronic interactive plants? Networked teddy bears? Fountains with Attitude? Its up to you. Please submit a project proposal. Attendance limited to teams submitting top proposals. Cosponsor: Imagineering. Contact Dave Barrett,

Charlie Mazel
Fri, Jan 16, Noon, 4-402. Not for Credit.

In 1816 the French frigate Medusa was wrecked off the coast of Africa. An expedition located the remains in the 1980's. An illustrated tale of nautical incompetence, political intrigue, art history, modern marine archaeology ... and cannibalism. Bring lunch. Contact Charlie Mazel,

What Color Is Your Pixel? - A Discussion And Critique Of The Visual Component Of Your Work In Science And Engineering
Felice Frankel
Section 1: Tue, Jan 20,27, 12:30-3:30 pm, 4-402. Section 2: Thu, Jan 22,29, 12:30-3:30 pm, 4-402. Each section will be open to 10 participants. Preregistration required. ALL DISCIPLINES ARE WELCOME.

This two-session course, offered at the Edgerton Center, is open to all researchers, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students in ALL departments in the schools of science and engineering. Felice Frankel, Artist-in-Residence and Research Scientist will look at your images and/or digital files and critique your work, together with all participants. We will look at your journal submissions, thesis preparations, slide presentations and laboratory homework and address the following issues:

improving the technical, communicative and aesthetic components of your film and digital photography clarifying your diagrams and graphs selecting appropriate typeface choosing the correct color palette for your computer-generated models determining whether it is appropriate to digitally color your digital images (SEM, AFM, TEM, etc) deciding on what kind of image you should submit for the cover of Science and Nature and much, much more.

At the first session, you will bring in your work to be critiqued. After a week to make changes, we will then look at your improvments. This project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Contact Felice Frankel,

Environmental Perspectives: Research At MIT SAVE (Share a Vital Earth)
Tue,Thu, Jan 8-27, 3-5:00 pm, 1-390. Not for Credit.

Presentations by MIT faculty and staff on scientific, technological and policy issues relating to the environment. Come to any or all lectures for a sampling of the latest environmental research at MIT. Sponsors: Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering/SAVE. Contact Prof. Bettina Voelker, 48-419, x3-3726, or Leah Nichols (CEE, '00),, x5-6269.

Analysis Of Mortality In The USA 1800-1997: Evidence For Environmental Factors
William Thilly
Thu, Jan 8

Sustainable Agriculture In Arid Regions
Dennis Mclaughlin
Thu, Jan 8

Arsenic And Old Waste: The Legacy Of Old-Time Chemical Manufacturing In The Aberjona Watershed
Harry Hemond
Tue, Jan 13

Molecular Ecology Of Microbial Communities: A Case Study From Hydrothermal Vents
Martin Polz
Tue, Jan 13

Sustainable Energy For The 21st Century
Elisabeth Drake
Thu, Jan 15

Can Ocean Disposal Of CO2 Reduce Global Climate Change?
Eric Adams
Thu, Jan 15

Wetland Hydrodynamics: How Water Movement Affects The Fate Of Chemicals
Heidi Nepf
Tue, Jan 20

Environmental Monitoring: Oak Trees As Biogeochemical Record Keepers
Dan Brabander
Tue, Jan 20

Experimental Modelling Of Contaminant Transport And Soil Remediation Problems
Patricia Culligan
Thu, Jan 22

Pollutant Transport In Groundwater: Portly Plumes In Mississippi
Charles Harvey
Thu, Jan 22

Environment, Water, And Climate Change
Rafael Bras
Tue, Jan 27

Pretending To Save The Planet: U.S. Firms And Voluntary Codes Of Practice
Jennifer Nash
Tue, Jan 27

The Faith Of Great Scientists
Edward Davis, Ros Picard, Ian Hutchinson, Kevin Ford
Fri, Jan 9-23, Noon, Marlar Lounge 37-252, Jan 30, Plasma Fusion Center NW17-218. Not for credit.

How did the Christian faith, which so many great scientists professed, interact with their scientific thinking? Brief accounts for different scientists will be presented. A discussion period will explore whether these models have application today. Contact Ian Hutchinson,, x3-8760.

Robert Boyle; The Christian Virtuoso
Edward Davies
Jan 9

Newton - Rationalizing Christianity
Rosalind Picard
Jan 16

James Clerk Maxwell And The Christian Proposition
Ian Hutchinson
Jan 23

A Series of Films by Richard Feynman Presented by the MIT Physics Department.
Contact Mark Bessette, 4-309, x3-4844,

All Films are from Noon-1 pm, 6-120.

The Law Of Gravitation
Wed, Jan 7

The Best Mind Since Einstein
Fri, Jan 9

The Relation Of Mathematics To Physics
Mon, Jan 12

The Great Conservation Principles
Wed, Jan 14

Symmetry In Physical Law
Fri, Jan 16

The Last Journey Of A Genius
Tue, Jan 20

Take The World From Another Point Of View
Wed, Jan 21

The Distinction Of Past And Future
Fri, Jan 23

Probability And Uncertainty
Mon, Jan 26

Seeking New Laws
Wed, Jan 28

Getting Close And Personal: A Workshop Series For Students On Creating Healthy Relationships
Lynn Roberson
Tue,Wed, Jan 20,21,27. Check specific workshop to see if registration is required.

Connections and relationships can be a wonderful - and challenging - part of life. Too often students have little time to talk about their hopes, fears, questions, and concerns. This workshop series seeks to be informative, supportive and fun for those who wish to explore some ways to help foster positive relationships. This series will include a range of topics and presenters, and the final listing will be posted with the full schedule during IAP. Cosponsor: Counseling and Support Services. Contact Lynn Roberson,, x3-7979.

Flirting 101
Tue, Jan 20, 2-3:30 pm, 1-190.

Explore miscommunication between men and women in social situations, social expectations and techniques to minimize misunderstandings. Required for MedLINKS. Sponsor: Genderworks. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Making Decisions About Sex And Intimacy
Wed, Jan 21, 3-4:30pm, 1-135.

Discussion on difficult choices in dating, having sex or continuing a relationship. Hear how other MIT students feel and deal. Cosponsor: Health Education. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Dating Violence Prevention
Tue, Jan 27, 2-3:30 pm, TBA. Cosponsors: Health Education/Campus Police.

Highlights Of Aeronautics And Astronautics
Prof. Eric Feron
Jan 5,6, 12-14, 16, 20-22, 26, 28-30. See sublistings for time and location.

A series of lectures on the activities of the department will cover areas of interest in research, with oral presentations, films and/or demos and examples. Sponsor: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Contact Marie Stuppard, 33-208, x3-2279,

The Noise Environment Around an Airport
Prof. John-Paul Clarke
Mon, Jan 5, 3-4:00 pm, 33-206.

Flying GPS on the Shuttle - An Experiment in Attitude Measurement and Interferometry
Dr. Bill Johnson
Tue, Jan 6, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Aerospace Industry Development and Behavior
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Wed, Jan 7, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Aerospace Manufacturing In The Next Millenium
Dr. Debbie Nightingale
Mon, Jan 12, 3-4:00 pm, 33-206.

Flutter And Vibration Aircraft And Other Structures
Prof. John Dugundji
Tue, Jan 13, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

GN&C Trends - Is The Time Right For Autonomous Systems?
Dr. Jim Negro
Fri, Jan 16, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Behind The Scenes Of The Apollo Program
Prof. Richard Battin
Tue, Jan 20, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Pilot Error: What Is It? What Causes It? And How Can It Be Prevented?
Prof. Jim Kuchar
Wed, Jan 21, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Systems And Project Management
Dr. Joyce Warmkessel
Thu, Jan 22, 1-2:00 pm, 33-206.

Environmentally Induced Degradation Of Composite Materials
Prof. Hugh McManus
Mon, Jan 26, 3-4:00 pm, 33-206.

Modeling Of Active Helicopter Rotor Blades
Prof. Carlos Cesnik
Wed, Jan 28, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Micro - The Right Size For A Ceramic Gas Turbine
Prof. S. Mark Spearing
Thu, Jan 29, 1-2:00 pm, 33-206.

Airlines Operations
Prof. Eric Feron
Fri, Jan 30, 2-3:00 pm, 33-206.

Highlights Of Aeronautics And Astronautics
"Want to Know Which End is Up? Well, There's Help at 1.6 GHz!"
Prof. John Deyst
Wed, Jan 14, 1-2:00 pm, 33-206.

Highlights Of Aeronautics And Astronautics
"The Lean Aerospace Initiative"
Prof. Earll Murman
Thu, Jan 15, 1-2:00 pm, 33-206.

Hillel Series
All events sponsored by MIT Hillel.
Contact Amy Klotz,, x3-2982, unless otherwise indicated.

Jewish Perspectives On Dating And Romantic Relationships
Dr. June Horowitz, Rabbi Joshua Plaut
Wed, Jan 21,28, 12:30-2 pm, W11 Hillel Center. Not for Credit

This informal discussion led by a professional facilitator and a rabbi will enable students and couples to explore their feelings about Judaism and relationships. Each session is self contained.

Yiddish Language And Culture
Betty Silberman
Tue,Wed,Fri, Jan 20-30, 2-3:30 pm, W11 Hillel Center. Preregister by Jan 10. $25 fee for materials. Not for Credit

Come learn a bisl (a little) Yiddish. This intensive course includes Yiddish language and culture. Beginners welcome. Text can be purchased the first day of class.

Hebrew Reading Literacy In Eight Hours
Haisa Richman
Wed,Thu, Jan 28,29, 4-8:00 pm, W11 Hillel Center. Preregister by Jan 20. $25 fee for materials. Not for Credit

Be part of an eight hour adult Hebrew reading marathon. You will learn the aleph-beth of Hebrew, become familiar with 300 lay words for Jewish living, and develop a love and appreciation for Hebrew. No background necessary.

Jewish Singing For All
Melanie Soderstom
Tue, Jan 20, 7-8:30 pm, W11 Hillel Center. Not for Credit

Experiment with a variety of Jewish music. Songs in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, and more. Come and bring your voices for this informal singing session. No experience necessary, transliterations into English will be available. Music will be provided.

Israeli Folk Dance For Beginners
Valarie Benezra
Wed, Jan 7-28, 11:30-12:30 pm, 3-442. Not for Credit

Have fun while acquiring the basic skills of Israeli folk dancing. By the end of the course you will know your right foot from your left foot, a mayim step from a yemenite step, and the basics for learning more complicated dances.

The Kosher Pickle Taste-Off
Adam Bovilsky
Wed, Jan 14, 12:30-1:30 pm, W20 West Lounge. Not for Credit

There are so many brands of kosher pickles on the market. Have you ever tried to determine which one is the best? Come sample half sours, sours, dills, and many more and then vote for your favorites. Contact Adam Bovilsky,, x3-2982.

Middle Eastern Drumming Rhythms
George Kirby
Sun, Jan 11, 8-10:00 pm, W11 Hillel Center. Not for Credit

Spend an evening learning Middle Eastern rhythms on the dara bukka/dumbeg, the hour-glass shaped drum. We will be learning and practicing a variety of rhythms and techniques especially as used for folk dancing. Bring your own drum if you have one.

Klezmer Music Ensemble
Michael Greene
Wed,Thu, Jan 14,22, 7-9:00 pm, East Campus, Talbot Lounge. Not for Credit

Join us for some impromtu music making. Musicians, experiment with a new music style. Klezmer music is a blend of jazz, various Eastern European music traditions, and Yiddish folk music. Its melodies and rhythms will get you jump'in. Any instrument welcome. Music will be provided. Contact Miriam Rosenblum, x3-2982,

Theater On The Roof III - "Guys And Dolls"
Adam Bovilsky, Seth Bisen-Hersh, Michael Greene
Mon, Jan 19, 7 pm-Midnight, East Campus, Talbot Lounge. Not for Credit

Have you always wanted to sing your heart out as Nathan Detroit, Adelaide, Sky Masterson, and others? Here's your opportunity to act, dance, and sing "Guys and Dolls" as it has never been done before. Everyone will be cast in a role as we perform an impromtu version of "Guys and Dolls" complete with musical accompaniment. Feel free to bring costumes and props to use in the production. Cast party to follow. Contact Adam Bovilsky,, x3-2982.

Shabbat Evening Experience For Beginners
Jocelyn Wiese, Michael Altman
Fri, Jan 23, 6-9:00 pm, W11 Hillel Center and Main Dining Room. Register by Jan 20. $5 fee. Not for Credit.

Experience a Shabbat evening with Hillel's Conservative/Reform Havurah. Start with a "beginners" worship service followed by a delicious dinner and fun program. Contact Jocelyn Wiese,, Amy Klotz, x3-2982, or Michael Altman,

Tour A Donut/Bagel Factory
Amy Klotz
Tue, Jan 13, Noon-3 pm, meet at W11 Hillel Center. Not for Credit.

See up close how donuts and bagels are created. Tour the Dunkin Donuts facility in South Boston. We will travel by the T, so bring change.

Taste Of Torah: Introduction To The Jewish Bible
Rabbi Joshua Plaut
Thu, Jan 22,29, Noon-1 pm, W11 Board Room. Not for Credit.

Read a page or two of the weekly Haftarah portion from the Jewish Bible, learning the commentaries of the famous rabbis. Readings in English. Each session stands on its own. Learn to read with a critical eye, examing issues of law, learning, and living. No previous background necessary. Contact, x3-2982.

Rosh Chodesh - A Celebration Of Jewish Womanhood
Miriam Rosenblum
Tue, Jan 13, 5-6:00 pm, W11 Board Room. Not for credit.

Rosh Chodesh, the new lunar month, has always had a great significance for women in Judaism. Join with other women midway between Rosh Chodesh Tevet and Rosh Chodesh Shevat to learn about traditions surrounding this event and explore expressions of women's spirituality. Contact Miriam Rosenblum, x3-2982,

HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future
The Personnel Office and the Human Resource Practices Development team will sponsor several sessions during IAP which will highlight working at MIT: now and in the future. These sessions focus on many different initiatives developed over the past year to support the changing needs of MIT's workforce and new organizational structures. Watch for more information see the HRPD team web site at Contact Peter J. Narbonne, x8-8321.

Current Trends In The Workplace
Prof. Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker
Tue, Jan 20, 1-2:00 pm, 10-250.

What issues are impacting the workforce and workplace? How will external forces shape the evolution of organizations over the next ten years and beyond? And what skills are likely to be most valued in the workplace, as we move toward the 21st century? This session will provide a context in which to consider one's own career development, assess one's skills and ponder one's future marketability in the changing workplace. Contact HRPD Team, N52-493, x8-8321, Related topics: see Tue 1/30/98 ³Current Trends In Our Workplace², A discussion led by Joan F. Rice, Vice President for Human Resources

Changes At MIT: What¹s It Like?
Moderator: Patricia A. Brady, HRPD Team Captain
Tue, Jan 20, 2-3:00 pm, E51-063. Fri, Jan 30, 10-11:00 am, E51-063.

A discussion with community members who are working in areas that have undergone change, either through reengineering or other processes. There will be a brief overview of the change efforts, followed by an open discussion. Contact Patricia A. Brady,, x8-5983.

"Competencies"- What Are They And Why Are They Important?
Barbara Peacock-Coady
Wed, Jan 21, 10-11:00 am, E51-063.

"Competencies" are knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for successful performance in a role or position. Learn how you can identify, assess and develop your own competencies to meet organizational and personal development goals. This workshop will provide an overview of the concept of competencies and provide some tools to begin a self-assessment. Contact Barbara Peacock-Coady,, x3-1056.

Understanding Your Work Style
Karen Rancourt
Wed, Jan 21, 2-4:00 pm, W20 West lounge.

During this two-hour workshop, participants will complete a short questionnaire which will give them their Myers-Briggs profile. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is used in many organizations to help identify people's stylistic preferences in four different areas: the way they relate to the world, take in information, make decisions, and conduct their lives. The MBTI provides a positive framework for recognizing and constructively using the differences in the way individuals prefer to communicate and work. Contact Karen Rancourt,, 449-1269. Related topics: see Wed 1/21/98 "Competencies"- What Are They and Why Are They Important?

My Career - Where Can I Go From Here?
Manchester Partners
Thu, Jan 22, 10-11:00 am, Bush Room, 10-105.

Are you looking to go somewhere with your career, but you're not sure how or where? Come to a career development workshop that will give you basic information about assessing your skills, personal strengths and career interests. Talk with a career counselor and learn how to set some personal career goals and start yourself moving. Contact Manchester Partners,, x8-9406. Related topics: See Thurs. 1/22/98 "Resumes in the 90's/ Building One's Portfolio", and Tues. 1/27/98 "How Can I Find A Job?", and Wed. 1/28/98 "I Need a Break!!"

Resumes In The 90's/ Building One's Portfolio
Alyce Johnson
Thu, Jan 22, 1-3:00 pm, W20 Mezzanine Lounge.

What should my resume look like? What do I include? Are there things I shouldn¹t mention? How will it help me to compete in a tight employment market? How do ³competencies² fit in my resume? Find the answers to these and other questions about your resume and the importance of building your portfolio. Contact Alyce Johnson,, x8-7208. Related topics: See Thu 1/22/98 "My Career- Where Can I Go From Here?", and Tue 1/27/98 "How Can I Find A Job?"

Introducing The Performance Consulting & Training Team
The Performance Consulting & Training Team
Fri, Jan 23, 10-11:00 am, Bush Room, 10-105.

Is your department, lab or center improving work processes, struggling with change, or developing teams? Learn about PC&T's services: assessment, course design, training, group facilitation, 1-1 consulting and more, customized to your needs. Contact The Performance Consulting & Training Team,, x3-4253.

Market Analysis & Salary Planning
Nora Costa
Fri, Jan 23, 2-3:00 pm, E51-063.

Have you ever wondered where the annual review allocation comes from? Join us to learn more about surveys, benchmarking and salary analysis. Contact HRPD Team, N52-493, x8-8321,

How Can I Find A New Job? At MIT? Anywhere?
Alyce Johnson
Tue, Jan 27, 10-11:00 am, E51-063.

What do I need to know? What do I need to do? This workshop will clarify MIT's internal process for finding a job and also provide helpful hints when seeking employment in today¹s fast-paced ever changing world. Contact Alyce Johnson,, x8-7208. Related topics: See Thu 1/22/98 "My Career- Where Can I Go From Here?", Thu 1/22/98 "Resumes in the 90's/ Building One's Portfolio" and Thu 1/29/98 "Do Job Interviews Make You Nervous?"

Recognition And Rewards... What We've Learned So Far
Kenia Franco, Melissa Damon
Tue, Jan 27, 2-3:00 pm, E51-063.

Last summer, the HRPD team heard from many employees about the need for an equitable recognition and reward program which could foster positive motivation and encourage creativity. The team has investigated current options within MIT as well as in other environments. This workshop will include an overview of the team's work and an opportunity to discuss their findings. Contact Kenia Franco,, x3-4076 or Melissa Damon,, x3-7208.

Integrating The Demands Of Work With Other Life Issues
Lotte Bailyn
Wed, Jan 28, 10-11:00 am, 54-100.

What does it take to successfully analyze and reconcile the ever-increasing demands in our lives.....on the job, with families, with other interests? In this session, Prof. Lotte Bailyn will discuss findings from her research into this universal dilemma. Contact HRPD Team, N52-493, x8-8321,

Sharon Bridburg, Cindy Vallino
Wed, Jan 28, 2-3:30 pm, E51-063.

Come listen to members of the MIT Personnel Office discuss the policies and procedures for taking leaves from work, including paid and unpaid leaves, leaves for family care, vacation, personal time, etc. Tips on negotiating flexible work schedules will also be discussed. Contact Sharon Bridburg,, x3-1594 or Cindy Vallino,, x8-6184.

How To Get The Most From Training
Jeff Pankin
Thu, Jan 29, 10-11:00 am, 4-145.

Prevent your brain from being shelved along with those training manuals! Learn a variety of easy, effective strategies to improve the way you understand, remember and apply new concepts and skills - and have some fun, too. Contact Jeff Pankin,, x3-4135.

Do Job Interviews Make You Nervous?
William Cain
Thu, Jan 29, 2-3:00 pm, E51-063.

If it's been a long time since you last interviewed for a job, this is the workshop for you! Come brush up your interviewing skills by learning helpful hints on how to present yourself in interviews. You'll find out important "do's and don'ts" that will improve your ability to sell yourself at your next interview. Contact William Cain,, x8-9406. Related topics: See Thu 1/22/98 "My Career- Where Can I Go From Here?", Thu 1/22/98 "Resumes in the 90's/ Building One's Portfolio" and Tue 1/26/98 "How Can I Find A Job?"

Current Trends In Our Workplace
A discussion led by Joan F. Rice, Vice President for Human Resources
Fri, Jan 30, Noon-1 pm, 10-250.

Organizations worldwide must attract and retain employees to maintain their competitive advantage. In that regard, advances in technology and a changing socio-economic fabric present both opportunities and contraints. Universities are no exception. In this session, Joan Rice will share one person's view of how MIT might look in the future. Open community discussion Related topics: see Tue 1/20/98 "Current Trends In The Workplace" A discussion led by Prof. Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Prof. of Management

Indian Culture Series
All events sponsored by Sangam.

Cuisine of India
S. Gavarasana, H. Dorai, and others
Sun,Sat, Jan 11-24, 4:00pm, Next House (location to be confirmed at preregistration time). Preregister for each class separately. Limited to 20 per class. Not for Credit.

Learn to make dishes from various regions of India. Supplies provided. Contact Sheetal Karhade,, x5-8447.

North Indian Sun, Jan 11

South Indian Sat, Jan 17

Snacks/Sweets Sun, Jan 18

Simple Dishes Sat, Jan 24

Rig Veda: Genesis of Indian Philosophy
Jaspal Singh, Gary Zabel
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-28, 7-8:00 pm, 1-150. Please preregister.

This course will explore the genesis of Indian Philosophy, its essential concepts, and their unfolding in the historical context of Indian society. Each lecture is self-contained. Contact D. Srikrishna,, 625-6732.

Sawan Deshpande
Sun, Jan 11-25, 3-6:00 pm, Johnson Athletic Center. Please preregister. Not for Credit.

A chance to learn and practice Cricket, popular in Britain and several Commonwealth Nations. Similar to baseball in many respects. Equipment will be provided. Contact Sawan Deshpande,, x5-9702.

Indian Mannerisms Class
Sripriya Natarajan
Fri, Jan 16, 5-7:00 pm, W20 Mezzanine. Please preregister. Not for Credit.

Why do Indians take off their shoes when they enter a house? What do they do to celebrate the birth of a child? Come find answers and learn to wear a sari (women) or dhoti (men). Contact Sripriya Natarajan,, x5-8611.

Hindi (Conversational) Language Class
Siddarth Das, Vikas Sehgal
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 7-8:00 pm, 1-150. Preregistration required. Limited to 20. Not for Credit.

For beginners - to develop a working knowledge of Hindi conversation and reading/writing skills. Contact Vikas Sehgal,, x5-9702.

Information Systems Series
All events sponsored by Information Systems. All classes limited to 35, unless otherwise indicated. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Claris Home Page Quick Start
Debby Levinson
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1:30 pm, E40-302. Not for credit.

Learn how to create web pages with Claris HomePage, the recommended HTML editor for Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Eudora Quick Start
Tue, Jan 13, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

This session - for Mac and PC users - demonstrates how to configure Eudora, create new messages, send and receive attachments, and create address lists. It also covers receiving and sorting incoming email.

Excel Quick Start
Thu, Jan 15, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Learn how to start using Excel with confidence. Find out how to open a workbook, enter data, and create a formula. See how you can preview a worksheet and edit it before printing. Search for answers to questions using Excel's online help.

Excel User Group
John Fothergill
Tue, Jan 6, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Join other users of Mircrosoft Excel (Mac and Windows) to have your questions answered, learn tips and tricks, and see demos of popular topics.

FileMaker Quick Start Class
Fri, Jan 16, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

This session introduces database terms, shows how to create a simple database, and covers the six modes of FileMaker Pro. Several Filemaker databases are demonstrated to show various ways in which the software can be used.

FileMaker User Group/FileMaker 4 Demo
Joni Bubluski
Thu, Jan 8, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Join other members of the MIT community who use the popular database program, FileMaker. This month, see a demo of FileMaker 4 given by MIT's Claris representative, Teri DeMarco.

Mac OS 8 Quick Start
Jay McSweeney, Apple Computer
Thu, Jan 22, Noon-1:30pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

See demonstrations of: user Interface breakthroughs - searching; easy disk and media sharing with Windows users; Multitasking Finder operations; Internet Integration; Personal WWW Server; HTML based Help; QuickTime Media Layer; Integrated Java support; streamlined installation and set-up. A 15 minute session presenting Rhapsody, Apple's next generation operating system will follow the Mac OS 8 session.

Mac Tech Partners
Al Willis
Mon, Jan 26, Noon-1:30pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Join other computer users who - officially or unofficially - help others within their departments make more efficient and productive use of Macintosh computers. Meets monthly.

PowerPoint Quick Start Class
Phyllis Crerie
Tue, Jan 20, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

PowerPoint makes it easy to jazz up your presentations. Find out how Wizards can help you create on-screen slide shows, overheads, or 35mm slides. Learn how to use drawing tools and graphics to emphasize your points, and how to create handouts and speaker's notes from slides.

Office '97 Demo
Phyllis Crerie
Mon, Jan 12, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for credit.

This session shows you what's new in Microsoft Office 97 for Windows. Discover how to create a table in Word as easily as using a pencil and eraser. Watch Excel fix formula-writing mistakes before your eyes. Learn how to convert PowerPoint presentations into web pages. And more!

Tour MIT's Data Center
Dave Lambert
Wed, Jan 14, 1:30-3 pm, W91 Lobby. Preregister by Jan 7. Limited to 40. Not for Credit.

Join us for a tour of MIT's Data Center, hidden away on west campus in W91. W91 houses MIT's administrative computer systems as well as most of the Internet equipment used for inter and intra New England Internet traffic.

Web Quick Start Class
Wed, Jan 7, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Learn how to explore the World Wide Web using Netscape. This session demonstrates the basics of a Web page, navigating from page to page, creating and editing bookmark lists, and saving and printing a page. You will also learn how to use Netscape's help system to create your own manual.

Windows '95/NT Quick Start
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Master the five basic parts of Windows 95/NT - the desktop, icons, mouse pointer, Start button, and Taskbar. Identify the main elements of a window (Title Bar, Menu Bar, minimize, maximize and close buttons, Status Bar). Learn how to start or shut down your computer, launch or exit from applications, find files or folders, and access on-line help.

Word '97 - Taming The Beast
Bronwen Heuer
Thu, Jan 29, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

An overview of the new Word 97 features and how to re-(or de?) customize Word to best suit your needs.

Word Quick Start
Wed, Jan 28, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Learn the basics of opening, closing, saving, and printing documents. Discover how Wizzards can help you quickly create fax cover letters, agendas, or weekly time sheets. Find out about Word's automatic features such as Autotext, AutoCorrect, and AutoFormat. See how to insert non-English characters such as the umlaut and add pictures from Word's Clip Art collection.

Word User Group
Ruth Levitsky
Thu, Jan 27, Noon-1 pm, E40-302. Not for Credit.

Meet with other Microsoft Word users (both Mac and Windows users welcome) to ask and answer questions and see demos of Word features.

Year 2000 And You
Heather Ann Harrison
Thu, Jan 29, 11 am-Noon, 4-370. Limited to 65. Not for Credit.

Does your computer think the world is going to end by the year 2,000? You'll be suprised by how many common applications assume that you won't be using them past 1999. Stop by to find out how to get your computer ready for the year 2000.

International Dance Series
All events hosted by the International Students Association. Contact Maria Trokoudes, or Manas Ratha,

All classes require pre-registration. First come, first serve. 1 Section = 4 classes For 1 Series = 4 classes - $10 For 2 Series = 8 classes - $18 For 3 Series = 12 classes - $27 For 4 Series = 16 classes - $35

African Dance
Seydou Coulibaly
Sec 01: Mon,Wed, Jan 5-14, 6-7:00 pm. Sec 02: Mon,Wed, Jan 19-28, 6-7:00 pm. Location to be sent to participants upon registration. Limited to 30 per section.

Explore the culture and traditions of African dance with conga, djemba and talking drum accompaniment. An hour of invigorating dance from Mali, which will give new life to your sense of rhythm, your coordination, stamina and strength.

Salsa & Merengue
Raul Nieves
Salsa - Mon,Wed, Jan 5-14, 7-8:30 pm. Merengue - Mon,Wed, Jan 19-28, 7-8:30 pm. Location to be sent to participants upon registration. Limited to 30 per section.

Do you like Latin music and wish you could dance in the clubs with ease using the latest moves? Salsa - This class inspires the beginning student to learn Basic Salsa with passion. Turns, breaks, hand movements and different styles will be taught. Merengue - This is a class that teaches the beginning student to dance merengue with fire! Turns, hand movements, hips and more hips. It is not necessary to register with a partner.

Belly Dancing
Sahar Saida
Sec 01: Thu, Jan 6-15, 5-6:30 pm. Sec 02: Thu, Jan 20-29, 5-6:30 pm. Location to be sent to participants upon registration.. Limited to 30 per section.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Bellydance focuses primarily on the instruction, technique, and participation in bellydance, as well as very brief lectures describing costuming, music, and culture as appropriate to Midde Eastern dance. This class will also introduce students to basic bellydance movement and rhythms used universally throughout or in specific regions of the Middle East. An application of this will include learning to play the zills (finger cymbals), and the use of dance props i.e. cane, candle(s), tray, basket, etc. No previous dance or music training is necessary.

Greek Folk Dancing
Manolis E I Kamvysselis
Thu, Jan 6-15, 7-8:30pm. Location to be sent to participants upon registration. Limited to 30.

Greek folk dancing is a combination of traditional dancing (from middle age) and of more modern dancing (some of it was even invented this century). The dances we are proposing to teach are Kalamatianos, a very traditional dance that is still wide spread and popular (originated in Peloponese); Tsamiko, originally a man's dance from Thessalia and Ipiros; Xasaposerviko, a quick modern dance, still very popular today; Nisiotiko and Balos, a combination of a variant of Kalamatianos originated in the Aegean Islands combined with a couple's dance from Eftanisa (Ionian Sea).

Radhika Nagpal
Thu, Jan 20-29, 7-8:30 pm. Location to be sent to participants upon registration. Limited to 30.

Bhangra is the folk dance of Punjab, India and is an integral part of punjabi culture. It is a vibrant dance with dhol (drums) and boliyan (couplets), performed during the harvest season. On festivals and weddings, entire villages fire up in the spirit of Bhangra. It is a lively fun-filled dance and all you need to learn it is enthusiasm. To see pictures of bhangra visit our web page

Lectures In Philosophy
Jan 5,6,14,15,21,23,28,30, 2-4:00 pm, 37-212. All events sponsored by the Philosophy Dept. Contact Prof. Irving Singer, x3-2649,

Take It From Me: Issues In The Epistemological Status Of Testimony
Prof. Catherine Elgin
Mon, Jan 5

Paradoxes Of Strategic Reasoning
Prof. Robert Stalnaker
Tue, Jan 6

On The Representation Of Linguistic Context
Prof. Michael Glanzberg
Wed, Jan 14

Filling In The Blanks: The Power Of Schematic Reasoning
Prof. Vann McGee
Thu, Jan 15

Political Equality: The Problem Of Money And Politics
Prof. Josh Cohen
Wed, Jan 21

Kant's Argument For The Existence Of God
Prof. Ralph Wedgwood
Fri, Jan 23

Doctor-Assisted Suicide
Prof. Judith Thomson
Wed, Jan 28

Prof. Irving Singer
Fri, Jan 30

Lectures In Physics
All events sponsored by the Physics Dept.
All lectures begin at 1:00 pm in 4-370.

The Hot Plasma Universe And Laboratory X-Ray Stars For Fusion Research (With Tour)
Prof. Bruno Coppi
Tue, Jan 6 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Coppi, 26-217, x3-2507,

Nucleons Off The Energy Shell
Prof. June Matthews
Wed, Jan 7 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. June Matthews, 26-433, x3-4238,

Performing Gedanken Experiments With Atom Interferometers
Prof. David Pritchard
Thu, Jan 8 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. David Pritchard, 26-239, x3-6812,

Physics And The Earth: Why Mountains Rise, Continents Move, And The Magnetic Field Reverses
Prof. Leigh Royden
Fri, Jan 9 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Royden, 54-814, x3-1292,

Effective Neutron Targets
Prof. Haiyan Gao
Mon, Jan 12 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Haiyan Gao, 26-413, x3-0256,

Coupling To The Superfluid Order Parameter And Its Consequences: Experiment And Theory
Prof. A. Nihat Berker
Tue, Jan 13 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Nihat Berker, 12-135, x3-2176,

Reminiscences Of A Fledgling Physicist In The Atomic Bomb Projects, 1942-46
Prof. Anthony French
Wed, Jan 14 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Anthony French, 6-101, x3-5841,

Inflationary Cosmology
Prof. Alan Guth
Thu, Jan 15 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Alan Guth, 6-209, x3-6265,

Chaos And Quantum Mechanics
Prof. Daniel Kleppner
Fri, Jan 16 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Kleppner, 26-237, x3-6811,

Can Particles Transform Into Their Antiparticles?
Prof. Richard Yamamoto
Tue, Jan 20 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Yamamoto, 24-043, x3-6073,

How Will We Find The Quark Gluon Plasma?
Dr. Stephen Steadman
Wed, Jan 21 Not for Credit. Contact Dr. Stephen Steadman, 26-411, x3-4155,

Imaging The Quantum Hall Liquid
Prof. Raymond Ashoori
Thu, Jan 22 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Raymond Ashoori, 13-2053, x3-5585,

Studying The Structure Of The Nucleon
Prof. Richard Milner
Fri, Jan 23 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Richard Milner, 26-447, x8-5439,

What, If Anything, Is An Amplifier?
Prof. Leslie Rosenberg
Mon, Jan 26 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Leslie Rosenberg, 24-506, x3-7589,

From The Origin Of The Universe To The Origin Of Life
Prof. Claude Canizares
Tue, Jan 27 Not for Credit. Contact Prof. Claude Canizares, 37-241, x3-7501,

Gravitational Waves
Dr. David Shoemaker
Wed, Jan 28 Not for Credit. Contact Dr. David Shoemaker, 20B-145, x3-6411,

High Energy Physics - A View Of The Universe At 10 -16 Cm
Dr. Frank E. Taylor
Thu, Jan 29 Not for Credit. Contact Dr. Frank E. Taylor, 24-516, x3-7249,

MIT Japan Program
All events sponsored by the MIT Japan Program.

Aikido Demonstration
Conducted by members of the MIT Aikido Club
Fri, Jan 16, 5:30-7 pm, duPont Athletic Center, Bldg. W32 (2nd. floor), Exercise Room. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on tactics to deflect and control an attacker. The goals are defense as well as balance, flexibility, timing, and a coordination between mind and body. Members of the MIT Aikido club will describe and demonstrate some basic moves, and then onlookers will be invited to participate. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Cosponsor: MIT Aikido Club. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

The Fine Art of Japanese Kimono
Ms. Sumi Sakamoto
Thu, Jan 15, 1-3:00 pm, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Join us for a demonstration of all things "kimono". Sakamoto-san of the Japanese Lunch Table Group will show us the nuts-&-bolts of how you put together the many layers of garments, to create what is often called the national dress of Japan. Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Cosponsor: Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Ikebana For Beginners
Hiroko Matsuyama
Thu, Jan 29, 1-2:30pm, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Preregister in E38-755. $5 fee for supplies due at preregistration. Not for credit.

Ikebana, or the art of arranging flowers, has been held in high esteem by the Japanese for many centuries. Ms. Matsuyama, an accomplished instructor in Ikebana, will show you the basics of this ancient art form, from selecting flowers to the aesthetics of their placement in the arrangement. Supplies will be provided ($5.00 due at registration). Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Cosponsor: Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Japanese Air And Water Warriors: Videos Of The International Birdman Competitions And Of The Human- And Solar-Powered Boat Races.
Thu, Jan 29, 4:30-6 pm, 1-390. Not for credit.

We will show and discuss videos of highlights of recent international birdman rallies, held annually over Lake Biwa, Japan. Dozens of school, university and individual entries of gliders and human-power aircraft are entered and crashed, often spectacularly and humorously. Videos of the solar- and human-powered boat race festival in Japan will also be shown. Cosponsor: Mechanical Engineering. Contact Dave Wilson, dgwilson@, x3-5121.

Let's Sing Japanese
Mitsuko Barker
Tue, Jan 6-20, 12:30-1:30 pm, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 30. Not For Credit

Ms. Barker, a Vienna-trained musician, will lead us in pronouncing, understanding, and singing beautiful Japanese traditional songs and sentimental Karaoke favorites. Enjoy a single session or come to all three. Everyone is welcome! Cosponsor: Japan Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Origami Demonstration
Ms. Yuriko Iwasato
Wed, Jan 7, 11 am-Noon, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Ms. Iwasato will give a demonstration of the basics of Origami (paper folding), as well as show participants some origami designs they can try themselves. Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Cosponsor: Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Shinjuku Boys And Japanese Youth Panel Discussion
Merry White, Boston University Thomas Shaw, Harvard University
Tue, Jan 13, 4:30-7 pm, 1-390.

Shinjuku Boys is a fifty-minute documentary on the complexities of female sexuality and gay culture in Japan as seen through the eyes of three women living as men in modern-day Tokyo. Following the film, Merry White, Thomas Shaw, and other experts on youth culture, will talk about youth and gender issues in East Asia today. A question/answer period will wrap up the discussion. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Sushi Party
Mitsuko Barker
Tue, Jan 27, 3-5:00 pm, E38, 6th floor conference room. Limited to 40 students. $5 fee for ingredients. Preregistration required by Jan 22. Not For Credit

With members of the MIT Japan Program, learn to make sushi the way the Japanese do at home. Sprinkle, smooth, roll, and slice. Then enjoy to your heart's content. Cosponsor: Japan Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Two By Juzo Itami: The Funeral And Minbo Or The Gentle Art Of Japanese Extortion
The humorous satire of Japanese director Juzo Itami has sparked new worldwide interest in Japanese cinema and society. These two films follow in the tradition of TAMPOPO and A TAXING WOMAN to show the often-times frantic seriousness of contemporary Japanese life. Cosponsor: Foreign Languages and Literatures Dept. Contact David Smagalla, E38-762A, x8-0385,

The Funeral (1987)
Thu, Jan 8, 7-9:15 pm (film runs ~130 minutes), 6-120. Room seats approximately 120.

One of Itami's first films, is a critical yet warm and loving look at how a modern Japanese family endures the three-day adventure of a traditional Buddhist funeral. Itami twists a serious subject into a wry commentary on the Japanese household.

Minbo Or The Gentle Art Of Japanese Extortion (1992)
Thu, Jan 29, 6:30-8:45pm (film runs ~130 minutes), 10-250. Room seats approximately 200.

MINBO's scathing but hilarious satire of the Japanese yakuza's attempts to take over a Tokyo hotel proved very controversial - the yakuza were so incensed that they stabbed and nearly killed Itami shortly after the 1992 Japanese premier of the film.

U.S. Reporting On Japan: Are We Getting The Real Story?
Department of Political Science, MIT (other participants TBA)
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

This discussion will touch upon some of the increasingly complex issues faced by reporters covering Japan and East Asia. Topics will include the role of the marketplace in determining the slant of news stories; how stereotypes on both sides of the Pacific affect coverage; and whether there is an real understanding of complex Japanese political, economic, and social structures on the part of the U.S. media. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory
Hannah Bernstein
Thu,Tue, Jan 8-27, 4:00 pm.

Career opportunities in research are not what they used to be. What opportunities are there for PhDs outside the laboratory? The program will be a series of talks by PhDs who have found opportunites in finance, management consulting, a small business, environmental consulting, intellectual property, and policy analysis.

All talks begin at 4 p.m. For more information, Contact Hannah Berstein, Intended for prospective PhDs but anyone interested is welcome to attend.

J.P. Morgan
Thu, Jan 8, 4-270

Management Consulting
Boston Consulting Group
Tue, Jan 13, 6-120

Starting Your Own Business
Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D., President, Optikos Corp.
Thu, Jan 15, 2-105

Environmental Consulting
Laura Green, Ph.D., President, Cambridge Environmental, Inc.
Tue, Jan 20, 2-105

Intellectual Property
Sam Pasternak, Esq., Choate, Hall & Stewart
Thu, Jan 22, 2-105

Policy Analysis
Dr. Robert Roberts, VP, Research, Institute for Defense Analysis
Tue, Jan 27, 2-105

Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House
Jan 22-27, NW17-218, 175 Albany St., Cambridge, unless otherwise indicated.

This Open House is designed to introduce the MIT community to plasma physics research at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, and areas of related interest. The four days will feature speakers from inside and outside MIT. Refreshments will be available before each talk. A pizza smorgasbord will be offered on Monday, Jan 26 at Noon for those attending the talks. IAP Coordinators: Abe Bers, Raghaven Jayakumar, Richard Temkin. Contact Paul Rivenberg, NW16-284, x3-8101,

Alcator C-Mod And The Tokamak Approach To Fusion
Dr. Earl Marmar
Wed, Jan 21, 10:00 am

Tremendous progress has been made over the last 30 years in the worldwide effort to confine and heat plasmas to thermonuclear temperatures. The tokamak is currently the leading magnetic confinement configuration. The basic principles of the tokamak will be explained and details of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak project at the PSFC will be revealed.

LDX: A New Experiment To Build A Star
Dr. Michael Mauel
Thu, Jan 22, 11:00 am

MIT and Columbia University are undertaking the construction and scientific investigation of an experiment to test an entirely new approach to fusion power. A small superconducting ring will be magnetically levitated in a relatively large vacuum chamber. The magnetic fields from the floating ring will be used to confine a high temperature ball of plasma. In this lecture, the experiment will be described along with comparisons between laboratory plasmas and those found naturally in stars and around magnetized planets.

Tours Of Alcator C-Mod And Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF)
Thomas Pedersen, Ryan Riddolls
Thu, Jan 22, 2:00 pm

Participants will have the chance to observe the current status of the highest field operating tokamak in the world, Alcator C-Mod, and the student-built tokamak, VTF.

Ligo: A Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Dr. David Shoemaker
Fri, Jan 23, 10:00 am

The astrophysical sources, basic physics, and technology for LIGO will be described, along with status of the observatories which are to come online in 2001.

Why Does A Motor Turn, And What Does This Have To Do With Fusion?
Prof. Jeffrey Freidberg
Fri, Jan 23, 11:00 am

A simple, intuitive experimental explanation of what makes a motor turn, and how these principles are important for fusion.

Compact Hydrogen Generation For Vehicles
Dr. Daniel R. Cohn
Fri, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

Plasma technology could provide a highly compact means for hydrogen generation from a wide range of hydrocarbon fuels. Experimental studies of plasma boosted hydrogen generation from gasoline, diesel and biofuels will be described. A tour of environmental technologies will follow.

Energy - An Environmental Problem And A Development Solution: U.S. R&D Programs
Dr. John Ahearne
Mon, Jan 26, 10:00 am

Recent studies, driven by global warming concerns, have recommended R&D and other energy policies for the U.S. Several studies will be reviewed, particularly that done by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Where Does Plasma Science And Fusion Energy Fit In The National Agenda?
Tobin Smith
Mon, Jan 26, 11:00 am

In this session, Tobin Smith, Assistant Director of the MIT Washington office, will discuss where plasma science and fusion energy fit in the national science and technology policy agenda. He will also speak about ongoing efforts to broaden support for plasma science within the scientific community, at our nation's colleges and universities, at the national laboratories, and in the business and industrial communities.

The Mr. Magnet Hour: Effective Teaching Through Hands-On Experience
Paul Thomas (Mr. Magnet)
Mon, Jan 26, 1:00 pm

PSFC Technical Supervisor Paul Thomas brings his traveling magnetism show of hands-on experiences to over 50 local schools each year, demystifying science while making it exciting to young minds. See how Paul helps students have fun with science by participating in his series of demonstrations.

Boiling The Vacuum Using Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
Dr. Wit Busza
Tue, Jan 27, 10:00 am

When ultrarelativistic nuclei collide they are compressed to extreme matter densities, and a tremendous amount of energy is deposited in the vacuum. Under such conditions, it is predicted that a new form of matter is created - the Quark Gluon Plasma - in which quarks and gluons are deconfined. This talk will examine this plasma with reference to the new heavy ion collider which is being constructed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and research efforts by the MIT Heavy Ion Group.

Laser Plasma Interaction Issues For Fusion
Dr. Juan Fernandez
Tue, Jan 27, 11:00 am

This talk will describe the basics of Inertial Confinement Fusion, the characteristics of the National Ignition Facility (NIF, a megajoule laser currently under construction), and the issues of laser-plasma interactions that one encounters in this type of fusion energy generation.

Superconducting Magnets For Fusion: What's The Attraction?
Dr. Raghaven Jayakumar
Tue, Jan 27, 1:00 pm

Fusion plasma in the sun is confined by gravitational force, but terrestrial fusion plasmas have to be confined by strong magnetic fields. Superconducting magnets are the key. Why are they necessary and how can they be built?

Tour Of The ITER Central Solenoid Model Coil Fabrication Site
Dr. Raghaven Jayakumar
Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

This is one of the facilities to carry out the fabrication of a large superconducting coil for the ITER product. The coil is a large model for the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) Central Solenoid. The tour should leave at 2:15 and people will be back at MIT at 5:00 pm.

The Practice Of Operations Research And Management Science
Prof. Ismail Chabini
Tue, Jan 6-27, Noon-1:30 pm, E40-106. Not for credit.

Operations Research and Management Science involve modeling and decision making. How is it done? What are careers in OR/MS like? Come hear practitioners in industry discuss their work and today¹s exciting challenges. Sponsor: Operations Research Center. Contact Prof. Ismail Chabini, chabini@MIT.EDU.

Operations Research And Finance
Jan 6

Operations Research And Transportation
Jan 13

Operations Research And The Information Age
Jan 20

Operations Research In Health Care/Public Policy/The Environment
Jan 27

Sea Grant Research In Oceanography And Marine Technology
Thu, Jan 8-29, 10-11:00 am, E38-300. Limited to 30. All events sponsored by MIT Sea Grant Program.

Autonomous Surface Craft
Tom Vanek
Thu, Jan 8 Not for credit.

A natural outgrowth of our long and successful research into robotics in the marine environment was a surface craft capable of autonomous operations to do survey work in coastal waters. This program has interesting challenges in navigation, sea-keeping, energy usage and material selection-all a consequence of intended use. Introductory material. Contact Tom Vanek, x3-3326,

Boston Harbor Contaminated Sediments
Judy Pederson
Thu, Jan 15 Not for credit.

Contaminated sediments have been accumulating in Boston Harbor for at least 200 years. Dredging and disposal of these sediments entails engineering societal and environmental issues as well as scientific questions. This seminar is an overview and status report with supporting information regarding the commercial use of the harbor. Contact Judy Pederson,

Aquaculture: Engineering And Environmental Challenges
Cliff Goudey
Thu, Jan 22 Not for credit.

Aquaculture and fisheries management programs in the Northeast will be reviewed. Emphasis is given to the engineering activities supporting active programs here in the Gulf of Maine waters and specifically plans for Boston Harbor aquaculture development. This is an introductory and overview of our activities in fish. Contact Cliff Goudey, x3-7079,

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Robotics In The Ocean Environment
Prof. Chrys Chryssostowidis
Thu, Jan 29 Not for credit.

This introductory seminar will trace the development of robotics for marine applications here at MIT. Details of the current program with emphasis on a joint research program in the Labrodor Sea will be supplemented with a real-time link with the actual research team on location in the Labrodor Sea. Contact Chrys Chryssostowidis,

Student Art Association
For exact registration instructions and additional classes, see Student Art Association brochure. All events sponsored by the Student Art Association. Lower fees are for registered MIT and Wellesley students only; higher fees are for all other members of the MIT community. Contact Ed McCluney, W20-429, x3-7019.

Basic Darkroom Techniques
Thery Mislick
Tue, Jan 6-27, 7:30-10 pm, W20-429. Fee: $40-60. Not for Credit.

Learn your way around the darkroom: how to develop film and print photographs. Bring exposed, unprocessed roll of black-and-white film to first class. Students supply camera, film, and paper. Non-class darkroom use included.

Basic Life Drawing - From Klutz To Genius
Susan Anderson
Sat,Mon, Jan 5-31, 10 am-1:00 pm, W20-429. Fee: $60-90. Not for Credit.

Get your inner genius out of the closet. Think you can't draw but always wanted to try? Want to do some foundation work? Use tools you already have-your eyes and eyes. Exercises will help expel self doubts and criticisms. Discover hidden talent and have fun! Final sessions explore color mediums. All levels welcome. Class meets 8 times.

Basic Photography
Phil Tuths
Sat, Jan 10-24, 10 am-3:00 pm, W20-429. Limited to 16. Fee: $40-60. Not for Credit.

Non-darkroom introduction to photography. In two Saturday sessions will cover the camera, film and shooting techniques. Bring camera, and either a roll of Allford XP2 film (if you want to work with black & white), or a roll of the color print film of your choice (if you want to work with color). Students supply camera, film and processing. Non-class darkroom use NOT included.

Beginning Potter's Wheel
Darrell Finnegan, Mima Weissman, Happy Goether
Mon, Jan 5-26, 6-8:30 pm, W20-431. Repeated: Tue, Jan 6-27, 4-6:30 pm, W20-431. Repeated: Thu, Jan 8-29, 4-6:30 pm, W20-431. Fee: $35-45. Not for Credit.

Discover the working properties of clay. This intensive course will focus on learning to center on the wheel as the basis for forming round objects such as bowls and cups. Studio use included.

Beginning Life Drawing
John Ellis
Tue, Jan 6-27, 7:30-10 pm, W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for Credit.

This course allows people of all abilities to use the human form to quickly and easily learn the fundamentals of drawing and illusion. A variety of medium will be used including pencil, charcoal, and pen and ink.

Dick Stroud
Mon, Jan 5-26, 7-10:00 pm, W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for Credit.

Develop fresh ways of seeing using mediums on paper. We will study interrelationships between drawing, painting, and design with conventional dry materials as well.

Intermediate Potter's Wheel
Darrell Finnegan
Tue, Jan 6-27, 7-10:00 pm, W20-431. Fee: $35-45. Not for Credit.

An opportunity for potters with prior experience to add to their technical and creative abilities.

Non-Class Clay
Mon, Jan 5, 6:30pm, W20-431. MANDATORY orientation. Must have prior clay experience. Fee: $20-40. Not for Credit.

Use of the ceramics studio outside of class time. Includes clay, glazes, firing. Users assist in maintaining studio.

Non-Class Darkroom
Thery Mislick, Ed McCluney
Mon, Jan 6, 5:30pm, W20-429. MANDATORY meeting. Limited to 15. Fee: $35-55. Not for Credit.

Use of the SAA darkroom, including equipment and selected chemicals for black-and-white film developing and printing. Users assist in maintaining darkroom.

Open Life Drawing
Susan Anderson
Sun, Jan 4-25, 7-10:00 pm, W20-429. Prereq: Some drawing experience. Fee: $5-7 per session. Not for Credit.

Poses mostly 1-40 minutes, lighting, music (mixed) provided. Cooperation encouraged; minimum supervision. Meet Sundays, year round.

Toning And Hand Coloring B&W Prints
Ruth Weinrib
Wed, Jan 7-28, Noon-2 pm, W20-429. Prereq: Basic Photography required. Fee: $40-60. Not for Credit.

In this course we will tone your b&w prints in preparation for hand coloring. Then we will go over the basic technique for hand coloring with Marshall photo oils. Four sessions will include: I. Preparation and printing. II. Toning. III & IV. Hand coloring. Other ways to hand color will also be discussed. Bring negatives to first class. Meets 4 times.

Valerie Jayne
Tue, Jan 6-27, 5-7:00 pm, W20-429. Fee: $30-45. Not for Credit.

Introductory watercolor using opaque and transparent paint. Color theory and brush work will be explored. Work mainly from studio set-ups plus your imagination. Color theory and brush work will be explored. Open to all levels. Model occasionally.

System Dynamics 101
John Sterman
Tue-Fri, Jan 27-30.

Please come and participate in hands-on simulation games, computer-based case studies, discussions, lectures and other exercises designed to increase your intuitive understanding of complex systems. No previous computer experience is needed. Any session can be taken alone, although there will be a linkage of concepts throughout the sessions. There is no advanced registration for any of these sessions. You may choose which computer session to attend. You need to attend only one on each day. Contact Nan Lux, x3-1574,

Computer Sessions
Wed, Jan 28, 9 or 10:45 am Thu, Jan 29, 9 or 10:45 am

The Beer Distribution Simulation
Paulo Concalves
Tue, Jan 27, 9:30 am-Noon, E56 Penthouse. Live the priniciple of system dynamics in a hands-on simulation.

Principles Of System Dynamics
Paulo Concalves
Tue, Jan 27, 1:30-4 pm, E51-345, Tang Center. Learn the basics of theory underlying the field of system dynamics.

Intro To Model Building
Paulo Goncalves
Wed, Jan 28, 9-10:30 am, E2 Basement Trading Room. Repeated: 10:45am-12:30 pm. Get acquainted with the basics of system dynamics with this hands-on model building exercise.

Modeling The Dynamics Of Project Management
Wed, Jan 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, E51-345, Tang Center. Learn from an experienced model-builder as he presents his company¹s classic "project" model.

People Express Management Flight Simulator
Paulo Goncalves
Thu, Jan 29, 9-10:30 am, E52 Basement Trading Room. Repeated: 10:45 am-12:30 pm. Run this high-growth start-up firm.

Modeling For Sustainable Development
Thu, Jan 29, 2-5:00 pm, E51-345, Tang Center.

System Dynamics And The Future
Prof. Jay Forrester
Fri, Jan 30, 9-10:30 am, E51-345, Tang Center.

An Application Of System Dynamics
Fri, Jan 30, 11 am-12:30 pm, E51-345, Tang Center.

Topics In Electron Microscopy: A Series Of Lectures/Discussions On Various Topics Related To The Use Of Electron Microscopes
Anthony J. Garratt-Reed, David C. Bell
Wed,Fri, Jan 7-30, 3:30-5 pm (or later), 13-2137.

Format: 40-minute introductory lectures (descriptive - no complex mathematics), followed by open-ended discussion, enlarging on issues of interest to the audience. Each session will be complete in itself to allow participants to select topics of interest to them.

Level: The presentations will be aimed at students and researchers who are beginning (or expect to begin) to use electron microscopy techniques to solve problems in materials science. They may also be of interest to other students who wish to broaden their knowledge of these materials characterization methods. They are intended to complement the hands-on instruction offered in "Characterization of Materials in a High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope," "Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy," and "Care and Feeding of a STEM." Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Anthony J. Garratt-Reed or David C. Bell,, X3-4622;, X3-3317

The Basic TEM
Wed, Jan 7

High-Resolution Imaging In The TEM
Fri, Jan 9

Introduction To Electron Diffraction
Wed, Jan 14

Electron Energy-Loss-Spectroscopy In The STEM
Fri, Jan 16

Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX) In The STEM
Wed, Jan 21

Imaging And EDX Analysis In The SEM
Fri, Jan 23

Image Recording And Reproduction (Silver-Based And Digital)
Wed, Jan 28

Introduction To Image Analysis And Image Simulation
Fri, Jan 30

Urban Planning And Design Seminar Series
Dr. Romin Koebel
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-15, 10 am-Noon, 1-350. Contact Prof. Andrew Whittle, 1-346, x3-7122,

New Directions In Highway Design: A New Urban Ring Prototype
Tue, Jan 6

The activity is aimed at arriving at an alternative to conventional approaches to circumferential highway design. The intent is to revisit the seminal 1960¹s design for the Chicago Cross-town Expressway, and drawing on that design, see how the geometric design principles it incorporates might be applied to advantage, in the design of a new urban ring highway prototype. The design inquiry is timely, as many countries are embarking on ambitious road construction programs. Sponsor: MIT Geoenvironmental/Geotechnical Engineering Group.

The Management And Control Of Growth: The Experience Of Qatar
Thu, Jan 8

Focuses on processes and underlying forces that are contributing to an accelerated and far-flung pattern of centrifugal scattered sprawl in metropolitan Doha. Seeks to explain pattern against backdrop of rapid transition from pastoral nomadism to urban life styles in which land privatization, master planning, and plan implementation are all occurring at once. Looks at environmental impact and at consequences for the planning process. Sponsor: MIT Geoenvironmental/Geotechnical Engineering Group.

Boston Government Center Design Drivers
Tue, Jan 13

Provides an overview of the factors and processes that shaped the urban spatial environment of Boston¹s Government Center. Examines the disjointed and incremental nature of urban design, site planning and implementation processes. Compares and contrasts the various phases of plan-making including the plans of Adams, Howard and Greeley, in association with Kevin Lynch and Jack Myer, I. M. Pei, and Kallman, McKinnell and Knowles. Describes consequences and outcomes. Sponsor: Andrew Whittle, Ph.D.

A New Direction In Solar Energy Technology: The Solar Chimney
Thu, Jan 15

Looks at the state-of-the-art of generating electricity from the sun. Looks at case for a global solar energy economy. Reviews principles and theory underlying the Solar Chimney power plant. Reviews the experience to date in moving toward implementation of a utility-scale plant - critical issues - opportunities- outlook - next steps. Sponsor: CEE Dept.