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Title: Science and Pseudo-Science
Speaker: Dr. Ali Nayeri
About the speaker: After receiving his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1999, Dr. Ali Nayeri, was appointed as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Physics at MIT for two years and as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics for an additional year.
He then joined the Harvard Physics Department in Cambridge. Currently Dr. Nayeri is an assistant professor and member of the Chapman Center for Quantum Studies. Dr. Nayeri is a member of the prestigious Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in University of California, Santa Barbara and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Nayeri’s fields of research include, string and brain cosmology, early universe and inflation, general relativity, statistical physics of semi-classical theory of quantum gravity, and alternative cosmologies. He has published numerous papers in various scientific journals in the US, UK, Europe, Netherlands and Russia. Dr. Nayeri is also among the top 100 Iranian-American Scientists and he has been chosen for Marquis Who is Who in America, 2008-2011. He is amongst the few physicists who have been chosen by the American Mathematical Society to act as the reviewer of the mathematical papers.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Dinner and Networking (Dinner will not be served after 6:45pm)
7:00 pm - 7:40 pm - Announcements, music (Santoor by Dr. Arash Dana) & poem reading
7:40 pm - 8:00 pm - Break and Networking
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A