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TIME: All Day

EVENT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Panel for Physics holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Welcome and introductions. Discussion of panel balance and composition. Discuss changes due to the dissolution of the JILA sub panel and the panel's thoughts about the 2002 assessment process and final report.

9 a.m. - Director's Welcome and Charge to Panel - Arden Bement, NIST Director

9:30 a.m. - Presentation and discussion of divisional review group reports. Identification of divisional issues that need further examination during today's meeting. Preliminary identification of issues of concern to the panel.

11 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions? Duncan Moore, Chair, Panel for Physics

11:15 a.m. - Laboratory Overview? Katharine B. Gebbie, Director, Physics Laboratory

Overview, including a discussion of facilities, the balance between service and research within the Physics Lab, and performance indicators used by the Physics Lab.

1 p.m. - Technical presentation on optical clock (speaker to be confirmed)

1:30 p.m. - Technical presentation on quantum information? Carl Williams, Coordinator NIST Quantum Information Program

2 p.m. - Presentation on Physics Laboratory contributions to homeland security? Bert Coursey, Chief, Ionizing Radiation Division

2:30 p.m. - Presentation on NIST policies on industrial interactions and intellectual property of importance to the Physics Lab (speaker to be confirmed)

3:15 p.m. - Laboratory Tours (3 visits for each of 3 groups)

5:15 p.m. - Adjourn for day

6:30 p.m. - Cocktails and Dinner at O'Donnell's Restaurant,

311 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Lecture Room A, I-270 and Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: doc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Office of Scholarly Programs holds Poetry at Noon featuring TV and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis presents a program on "Love Poems."

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-1308

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Center for the Book and the Music Division features Mark Eden Horowitz, a senior music specialist in the Library's Music Division, discussing his new book on Stephen Sondheim, "Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions."

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-5221

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art presents Ken Meyers, associate curator of American art, discusses pastels that Whistler completed in Venice in 1879-80 and their influence on the late 19th-century revival of the pastel as a medium for serious artistic work.

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents the second annual Kissinger Lecture featuring Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, president of the Convention on the Future of Europe and former president of France (1974-1981).

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-3302

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Reflections-2 Decades of Change discussing the most significant political change of our times, which has been the dramatic transformation of yesterday's Soviet Union to today's Russian Federation.

WHO: The three distinguished American ambassadors, Arthur Hartman, Thomas Pickering, and James Collins

DATE: February 11, 2003

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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