Science Seminars: Dec. 10 to 16

Monday, Dec. 10

"Engineering Nanodevices Based on Molecular Motors," Henry Hess, Columbia University, noon, S-5 Osmond Lab, host: Center for Nanoscale Science/MRSEC (814-863-0007).

"Biochemical and Genetic Avenues to Improve N Use Efficiency in Maize," Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., 12:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory, host: Daniel Cosgrove, Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (814-867-4132).

(title to be announced), Bryce Weaver, Indiana University, Bloomington, 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"E. Coli O157:H7 Makes Good E. Coli Go Rogue," Ed Dudley, Penn State, 3:35 p.m., 112 Buckhout, Department of Plant Pathology (814-865-3671).

"Alteration of Plant Biomass for Improved Digestibility and Fermentation," Kanwarpal Dhugga, DuPont, 3:45 p.m., 8 Mueller Lab, host: Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (814-867-4132).

"The Significance of 'Significant Nexus' - Quantifying Connections Between Streams and Groundwaters," Michael Gooseff, Penn State, 4 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (814-863-7091).

Tuesday, Dec. 11

"Knot Q-series," George Andrews, Penn State, 11:15 a.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"Higher Cohomology for Group Actions with Hyperbolic Structure, III," Felipe Ramirez, University of Bristol, (United Kingdom), 3:30 p.m., 216 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"Calibrating the Isotopic Consequences of Sulfate Reduction and New Insight into Phanerozoic Environments," David Johnston, Harvard University, 4 p.m., 22 Deike Building, Department of Geosciences (814-865-2622).

Wednesday, Dec. 12

"Targeting HIV Tat-Mediated Transcription By Complementary Therapeutic Modalities: Understanding The Mechanisms of Inhibition," Vivek Narayan, Penn State, 11 a.m., 118 Agriculture, Science and Industry Building, host: Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (814-863-8976).

"Bug Parades, Zombies, and the BSIMM: A Decade of Software Security ," Gary McGraw, Cigital, 11:15 a.m., 222 Information Sciences and Technology Building, host: Trent Jaeger, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (814-865-9505).

"Population and Climate Change," Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, 11:15 a.m., 529 Walker Building, Earth System Science Center (814-865-0478).

"How Sensitive are Integrated Assessment Models to Uncertainties About the Earth System," Pat Reed, Penn State, noon, 117 Earth-Engineering Science Building, Earth & Environmental System Institute (814-865-4484).

"Pathogenesis of LGL Leukemia," Thomas Loughran, Penn State Cancer Institute, noon, 127 Noll Lab, Penn State Hershey/Clinical and Translational Science Institute (814-865-4302).

"How the Earth Made Us: Human Planet," (video), 12:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library (814-863-7073).

"Further Advances in Ensemble Kalman Filter," Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, 3:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Department of Meteorology (814-863-8566).

"Isometric Embeddings of Polyhedra," Barry Minemyer, State University of New York Binghamton, 3:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Thursday, Dec. 13

(title to be announced), (presenter to be announced), 9 a.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

"Single Molecule Studies on the Structure and Dynamics of Nucleosomes," Tae-Hee Lee, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry (814-867-2232).

"Probabilities of All Real Zeros for Random Polynomials," Wenbo Li, University of Delaware, 3:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Friday, Dec. 14

"Brief Introductions to the Faculty, Graduate Students and Research Programs in the Newly Formed Department of Ecosystem Science and Management," various speakers, Penn State, 12:20 p.m., 102 Forest Resources Building, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management (814-865-7541).

"Cyber-infrastructures Supporting Research and Education on Fungi and Oomycetes," Bongsoo Park, Penn State, 2 p.m., 208A Buckhout, host: Seogchan Kang (814-863-3846).

"Small Value Probabilities and Applications," Wenbo Li, University of Delaware, 2:20 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).

Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16

Last Updated December 06, 2012