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Independent Activities Period (IAP) January 2006

The Goerge R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory will proudly host a lecture series on January 11, 2006 during MIT’s Independent Activities Period.

Soft condensed matter: Physics, biology and chemistry
January 11, 2006; 9:30 am-1:30 pm, E25-111

[8:30 am - 9:30 am Poster set-up (coffee and donuts provided)]
IAP lecture program , 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Paul Matsudaira, Dept. of Biology, MIT
“Protein springs: nN forces and µm movements in msec-sec time periods"

Howard Stone, Dept. of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"A high-speed microfluidic differential manometer for cellular-scale hydrodynamics"

Michael Feld, MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory and Dept. of Physics
"Nanoscale microscopy of living cells with optical interferometry"

Poster session and lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Annual meeting/ Graduate student talks
Prizes awarded for the posters with the most science, most spectroscopy, and most originality

Introduction - Michael Feld

Matthew DeCamp (Tokmakoff group) “Single-shot 2D spectroscopy”

Shin Grace Chou ( Dresselhaus group) “Time-resolved studies of photon-assisted processes in single walled carbon nanotubes”

Yinthai Chan (Bawendi group) “Applications through nanocrystal doped sol-gel derived microcavities”

Steve Reece (Nocera group) “Proton-coupled electron transfer in the R1 subunit of E.coli ribonucleotide reductase”

Downloadable PDF of event information: (2006 IAP.pdf)


MIT’s Independent Activities period (IAP) is a special four week term at MIT that runs from the first week on January until the end of the month. IAP 2006 takes place from January 3 though January 28. IAP Offerings are distinguished by their variety, innovative spirit, and fusion of fun and learning.