Sunday, April 22, 2018
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Tour
Plan to join us for a springtime tour by the Manager of the beautiful and diverse gardens areas at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Limited to 25 people. Club members only, each of whom may also register up to 3 guests aged 10 and up. $3 pp ages 10-17 & 55 and up, $6 pp ages 18-54. Full
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Erik Blaufuss -- Ice Cube: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
IceCube is the world’s largest neutrino detector, instrumenting a cubic-kilometer of Antarctic glacial ice at the geographic South Pole. Using signals from the more than 5000 sensors ~2km below the surface, IceCube is able to measure high-energy neutrinos from many sources. These neutrinos are used to study the properties of the neutrino, search for exotic sources such as dark matter, and probe the most energetic objects in the Universe. The detector has observed a signal of astrophysical neutrinos that arrive from the sources outside our galaxy. Yet the identity of the sources that generate these neutrinos remains an open mystery. This talk will highlight the properties of neutrinos, the challenges involved in building a detector like IceCube at the bottom of the Earth, and prospects for for future detections.
Erik Blaufuss is a research scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been studying neutrinos his entire career, from looking for hints of neutrino oscillations in neutrinos from the Sun at the Super-Kamiokande detector in Japan, to looking to use neutrinos as an astrophysical messenger to study the most extreme objects in the Universe with the IceCube neutrino observatory.
Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $51 pp all others.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Mina Marefat -- Frank Lloyd Wright's Urbanism from DC to Baghdad
Mina Marefat (MIT Ph.D.) will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s profound engagement with urbanism as he envisioned uncommon solutions to modern challenges in the city using his exquisite renderings, sketches and handwritten notes. From his remarkable Crystal Heights, a city-within-the city of Washington DC, an enchanted crystalline landscape he called an “Arabian Nights Entertainment,” to his unbuilt “Isle of Edena” in Baghdad, Iraq encompassing a garden paradise that included an opera house, museums, an amphitheater and university campus, Frank Lloyd Wright’s urbanism uniquely relates East and West in reciprocated influence, shared memory and imagined possibility.
Joint MIT-Harvard Clubs Dinner meeting @ Hogan Lovells, DC. $45 pp members/guests; $65 pp all others.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Embassy of Canada
The Embassy of Canada welcomes the MIT Club for a talk on energy innovation including a reception. Registration is closed.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Join us for a private 10:00 a.m. tour of this naturalistic garden. Members/guests only. $9 pp.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Partners & Patrons Appreciation
Eric Evans, Director of the MIT Lincoln Lab, will speak to this year's Partners and Patrons at a reception at a private home in Potomac. Invitations were emailed at noon on 3/27. If you did not receive yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.