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Family Weekend coming up

Family Weekend 2002, hosted by the MIT Parents Association, will offer three days of classes, on-campus activities and opportunities to explore Cambridge and New England from Oct. 18-20.

Highlights of Family Weekend include Friday's Nobel laureate luncheon featuring a talk by Professor Wolfgang Ketterle on "The Coldest Matter in the Universe." Ketterle won the 2001 Nobel in physics.

Professor Robert Langer will deliver Saturday's keynote address on "Biomaterials: How They Will Change Our Lives." Langer received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the world's most prestigious engineering prize, in 2002.

Unique this year will be tours of the new Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center and Simmons Hall dormitory. There will also be faculty and research presentations, laboratory tours, and numerous student performances as well as a community meeting with Institute leaders including President Charles Vest, Chancellor Phillip Clay, Dean for Undergraduate Education Robert P. Redwine and Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict.

Some events have limited enrollment, and preregistration is required for tours, talks and luncheons. Students are welcome to attend all events. On-site registration will be in Lobby 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

A detailed schedule is available online.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 9, 2002.

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